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Today we visited Shaftesbury in inland Dorset. Shaftesbury used to be a place where pilgrims in 978 flocked tp pay homage to the bones of Edward the Martyr which was brought to abbey. At the time Shaftesbury had a castle,twelve churches and four market crosses. Today onlyst Peter's Church and the footings of the abbey remain.

Today the town is better known for Golden Hill a quaint,cobbled and very steep street. This street was used in the 1970s for the British Hovis bread advert with a boy climbing the hill to get a loaf of bread.

Walking around Shaftesbury there are also a number of parks which on a good day would give you stunning views over the Dorset countryside. The day we explored was not good but you can imagine!

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