|Tower of St Peter's Church and the Town Hall|
St Peter's church, the oldest surviving church in Shaftesbury, was built in the 14th century to serve pilgrims coming to Shaftesbury Abbey and stood just outside the Abbey wall. Little remains of Shaftesbury Abbey (a Benedictine nunnery) today, but it is worth noting Alfred appointed his daughter Ethelgifu as the Abbey's first abbess.
|Inside St Peter's Church|
As you might expect given the town's association with so famous a character of British history various references to Alfred can easily be found, like this one:
|King Alfred's Kitchen|
Of course you can't blame the locals for wanting to make a fast buck from the tourists!
|The steep and cobbled Gold Hill|
|Gold (Hovis) Hill - one of the most romantic sights in England|