Gold hill

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The top of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, It is well known for the Hovis “Boy on a Bike” advert, with views over Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale. The vale, in particular the village of Marnhull ("Marlott"), is the opening backdrop for Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Thomas Hardy was fascinated by Shaftesbury, calling it ‘the city of dream’ because of its history and ‘one of the queerest and quaintest spots in England … breezy and whimsical’. London, Destinations, England, Haus, Dorset, One, Village, Britain, Cottage

The top of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, It is well known for the Hovis “Boy on a Bike” advert, with views over Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale. The vale, in particular the village of Marnhull ("Marlott"), is the opening backdrop for Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Thomas Hardy was fascinated by Shaftesbury, calling it ‘the city of dream’ because of its history and ‘one of the queerest and quaintest spots in England … breezy and whimsical’.

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Allison Costa
England

My favourite, favourite view. I cannot quite believe that this wonderful sight was only 100 yards from my childhood home. I like to think that my love of English cottages must have seeped into my very essence whilst I was growing up in the delightful town of Shaftesbury in Dorset....

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Andrea T