Tourism

Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Judged One Of Dorset’s Best Hotels

There are hundreds of hotels in Dorset – TripAdvisor lists 1,305 properties and not every accommodation provider is featured on that website. So it’s easy to understand why the team at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel is celebrating after being singled out as one of the best hotels in the county.

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Shaftesbury Area Tourism Boost Following £140k Grant For App

A new app is set to transform the way in which Shaftesbury’s beautiful setting and rich history is presented to locals and visitors.

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Why You’ll See People With Clipboards in Shaftesbury This September

Have you seen people with clipboards, quizzing the visitors who stop to admire the iconic view down Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill? It’s part of an extensive market research exercise that will continue for the next month.

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International Hardy Fans Tour ‘Shaston’

Keri Jones went on a walking tour that guided many international visitors around Shaftesbury and, surprisingly, our world-famous Gold Hill wasn’t on the itinerary!

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Do You Have The Skills To Be Gold Hill Museum’s New Chairman?

Have you got what it takes to lead one of Shaftesbury’s most loved institutions?

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Shaftesbury Town Centre Sign Survey Starts With A Spring Clean

Shaftesbury is looking cleaner and more welcoming after council staff washed many of the town centre signs, ready for the main visitor season.

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Gold Hill Gets A Spring Clean

It was quite a sight. A red mechanical spider slowly crawled down the steep cobbles of Shaftesbury’s iconic Gold Hill. The equipment moved like the probes you will have seen on TV coverage of space missions.

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A New Slogan Is Chosen For Shaftesbury Promotion

A snappy slogan can make a business memorable. Most people, if asked, can recall dozens of TV advertising taglines. In the same way, it helps to have a catchy phrase that conveys the qualities of a tourist destination.

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