Garry McGivern’s Twitter Photo 7th August 2013

A photo that I posted on my Twitter account Garry Mcgivern’s Travelsonabike2 on the 7th of August 2013. Garry and Julie headed to Shaftsbury for the day.

I finished work early one day and decided to go to Shaftsbury in Dorset just to see Gold Hill with its steep cobbled street. The street is famous for its picturesque appearance. The view looking down from the top of the street, has been described as “one of the most romantic sights in England.” (Couldn’t feel that!) The image of this view appears on the covers of many books about Dorset and rural England, as well as on countless chocolate boxes and calendars.

Shaftsbury itself is built 718 ft (219 m) above sea level on the side of a chalk and greensand hill. The only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset. It is also one of the oldest and highest towns in Britain.

Twitter Photo
Gold Hill Shaftsbury
Looking down Gold Hill

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