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Castle Hill

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Oh, so lovely!!

This area is rolling hills and green fields - so lovely to visit. Enjoy the view from the Hill and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda M
West Palm Beach, Florida
Great View, Great Food

This place is at the top of what is know as Gold Hill in Shaftsbury. We planned lunch there to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Breach Lane, Shaftesbury SP7 8AX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is rolling hills and green fields - so lovely to visit. Enjoy the view from the Hill and feel the peace seep into your soul!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is at the top of what is know as Gold Hill in Shaftsbury. We planned lunch there to walk up the most wonderful little street I have seen in England. We had our first pies there. Both were incredibly good and came with...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had a walk along here while we were in the town. The walk is quite nice and there is a little garden area which you can walk through on one side which is quite nice. The views are really good of the surrounding area...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great views, steep going up/down in parts. Worth visiting for a couple of hours. Nice church and shops as well.

Thank jaquesfamily
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Despite the fact that I can see my house from here this castle site has some of the best views in Shaftesbury. If you use imagination you can work out where the castle was and why.

Thank ODProjman
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Lovely walk with great views over the landscape. (You can do a circular walk and go through a park on the other side and look in the opposite direction.) We did this on a lovely sunny day . You could see for miles. There is...More

Thank daveoxman
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Amazing views over the Blackmore Vale and beyond. If you look onto the horizon you can see King Alfred's tower at Stourhead on a clear day. If timed well you can catch a stunning sunset although the sun does shine onto the lens. Definitely worth...More

Thank MrsCWR
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Nice place to sit or walk and take in fabulous views of the Wiltshire countryside on a good sunny day.

Thank Maurice S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Visited Gold Hill as part of a 4 mile walk around Shaftesbury (walk from iFootpath). We thoroughly enjoyed Gold Hill and the entire walk which gives good exposure to the town and the area. A wonderful way to spend 2 hours and none of the...More

Thank RichMaddy
Reviewed 1 July 2018

A super quaint cobbled street that leads you down to Castle Hill and spectacular views. Probably difficult for those to access with walking difficulties, as what goes down must come back up! Worth stopping to see if passing through Shaftesbury, take time out to sit...More

Thank jammydodger63
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