Population: 7,314

Living in Shaftesbury, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Shaftesbury, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked one person living in Shaftesbury what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Shaftesbury is an idyllic rural market town, in North Dorset. Once busy with livestock and trade, the town is now driven by local commerce and tourism. The area is attractive to walkers, cyclists and those with an interest in history. On the site of a medieval Abbey, the town is rich in history, with convivial pubs and abundant coffee shops. Good local schools make this an attractive area for young families.

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