Tourism

Guests Flock To Shaftesbury Shepherd Huts For Summer Staycations

Shaftesbury was once at the centre of the shepherd hut manufacturing industry. Now, these self-contained accommodation units are proving highly popular amongst overseas visitors and staycationers.

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Gold Hill: The Movie – Made By Shaftesbury’s Biggest Fan

Alfred meets Jonathan Thomas of Anglotopia. He works hard, promoting his ‘English home town’ from his home in the American Midwest.

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Friends Open Shaftesbury’s Newest Campsite After Bidding For ‘Special’ Field

When a field adjacent to Edwards Farm on Foyle Hill went under the hammer, Alex Gibbs and Sarah Junor knew they had to buy it.

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Tribute To Shaftesbury Hovis Ad Filmed For Dorset Tourism Promotion

A video crew filmed a reconstruction of the iconic 1973 Ridley Scott advert on Gold Hill last night, as part of a tourism promotion for the county commissioned by Visit Dorset.

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New Approach To Shaftesbury Tourism Promotion – Two Contracts Awarded

Shaftesbury Town Council has signalled the start of a new approach to tourism promotion. They’ve awarded two contracts.

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Shaftesbury Welcomes Back Overnight Visitors And ‘Staycation’ Tourism

Tourism returns to Shaftesbury this weekend as visitors are allowed to stay overnight.

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Shaftesbury TIC Creates A Distinctly Dorset Facemask

Now you can show your county colours with your facemask.

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Flying The Flag For Shaftesbury’s Overseas Visitors As The TIC Reopens

Shaftesbury’s Tourist Information Centre has reopened on Bell Street.

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Walkers Will Be Important As Shaftesbury Tourism Returns Says TIC Manager

Shaftesbury’s Tourist Information Centre manager David Taylor says that walkers will play an important part in re-starting our town’s tourism when it is considered safe to do so.

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Wanted – Social Media Marketing Experts To Boost Shaftesbury’s Visitor Numbers

If you have social media marketing or design experience, you’re being invited to apply for work to encourage more visitors to Shaftesbury. The Town Council is altering its tourism approach as it aims to keep our town’s economy vibrant.

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