Shaftesbury, Dorset

This ancient and cobbled steeply descending street, is probably the most photographed in Dorset. Its unique setting in the County’s only hill-top town, was made even more famous as the setting for the Hovis bread television commercial.

Shaftesbury, a Saxon fortified town, has a long history. In the Abbey in 981 A.D., Edward the Martyr, the 18 year old King, was buried after being murdered at Corfe Castle at the instigation of his stepmother.


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About The Photographer

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I enjoy visiting different parts of England and Wales and capturing the beauty of our countryside, coast and villages. Many of the places that I have recorded, are where I had happy family holidays with my mother, husband and son. I hope that you enjoy looking at the photos of beautiful England on my website. All Photographs are copyright © Alison Avery.