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Dorset - Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden

Dorset - Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden

Free audio tour
Simple English Audio Tour
Interactive display
Large print hand held guide
Large print audio tour script on request
Gift shop and plant sales
Dogs on leads welcome
Disabled toilet
Parking for disabled visitors

King Alfred founded this abbey in 888AD - the first nunnery not connected to
a male community and became the model for all other royal nunneries. His
daughter, Aethelgifu, was the first Abbess.

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