The focal point of the town for visitors is picturesque Gold Hill, a steep, thatched cottage lined cobbled street made famous by the Hovis bread adverts (1973) of a small delivery boy streaming down the hill on his bicycle. The adverts were directed by Ridley Scott before he came to fame as Director of the infamous film 'Alien'.

 

Park Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Park Walk and the entrance gate to the Abbey Museum on right

For all it's a small town, there is no shortage of activities for people of all ages.