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Castle Hill

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Three Counties View

From Castle Hill you can see the counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. The views are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Peaceful picnic or panorama - this Hill comes top

Castle Hill is the hidden gem of Shaftesbury views - far from the madding crowd on Park Walk with... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
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  • Average5%
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Breach Lane, Shaftesbury SP7 8AX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From Castle Hill you can see the counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. The views are breathtaking and On a clear day it is possible to see Glastonbury Tor and at night the Wells mast.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mulberryruth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest would have probably given Shaftesbury 2 stars as without castle hill and the some what disapointing Gold hill it really is a sad old worn out Dorset town Lovely views form castle hill and the top of gold hill but to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cpfc1984
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Castle Hill is the hidden gem of Shaftesbury views - far from the madding crowd on Park Walk with the southern Melbury view and Abbey ruins, this lovely green space instead commands the Northeastern views away across the vale to Alfred's Tower. Picnic and park...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DeathsDragon95
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jaquesfamily
Reviewed 28 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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