Gold Hill, Shaftesbury & Tisbury

Fashion, Lifestyle | June 20, 2017

GOLD HILL: THE MOST PICTURESQUE COBBLED STREET IN DORSET

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We spent the last 4 days in beautiful Wiltshire. We love the area so much that we usually struggle leaving. We wouldn’t mind living there! But I’m telling you, getting there was a nightmare though. Traffic even on a Friday morning was terrible and we thought we would never make it to Wiltshire. And you know with just about 300 km it’s not even that far from us. To be honest with you, my mood during our drive got worse by the minute simply because I just wanted to get out of the car and since patience will never be one of my strenghts, it was no fun, especially for Joerg. As soon as we arrived at our accommodation The Beckford Arms, we soon forgot about the horrible trip. Driving along the Fonthill Estate and the beautiful landscape made up for it in no time. gold hill in dorset

 
 

Our accommodation was in the village Fonthill Gifford which is right next to Tisbury. This is where Marte Marie Forsberg, a photographer who is a big inspiration to me lives. She keeps posting the most incredible photos and I think this is one of the reasons why I feel so drawn to this area. Shaftesbury in Dorset is only a 15 minute drive away and this is where you can find the amazing Gold Hill. I bet that many of you have already heard about this steep cobbled street or seen it on photos. It’s a spectacular postcard scenery. I think that’s why I didn’t mind getting up at 5 am in the morning because we wanted to get there before breakfast. Since it’s currently very hot in the UK as well, we wanted to enjoy the cooler morning temperatures and the tranquility in the streets. When the alarm went off, I thought ‘Oh no’ at first but once I’m up and get ready, I’m absolutely fine. On that morning, Shaftesbury almost seemed deserted. Bliss. Gold Hill is very steep and the views across Blackmore Vale are almost impossible to describe simply because it’s so stunning. I also have another tip for you: If you’re looking for a self-catering cottage, Updown Cottage might be something to your liking as it’s right on Gold Hill and looks adorable. gold hill in dorset

 
 

Right after breakfast we headed to Tisbury to explore the little village. The sun was shining and I was relieved that I brought my hat. gold hill in dorset

 

My outfit:

Gerard Darel Dress (similar styles here, here or here), Leather Belt (old; love this and this style as well), AGL Brogues (old; love these and these ones too), Chloé Marcie Bag, Preston & Olivia Evelyn Hat, Ray Ban Sunglasses

 
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Gerard Darel Dress (similar styles here, here or here), Leather Belt (old; love this and this style as well), AGL Brogues (old; love these and these ones too), Chloé Marcie Bag, Preston & Olivia Evelyn Hat, Ray Ban Sunglasses

 
 

Linking up with Not Dressed as Lamb

Comments

Kathleen

Stunning Kirsten! I am so looking forward to our Dorset holiday in July!! Seeing these pics make me want to go right now 👌😄

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thelifbissue43

So happy you like it Kathleen. I can’t wait to hear all about your holiday. We just went to Gold Hill in Dorset but I want to explore more of this beautiful county.x

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Tori

Gorgeous! It’s not an area of the UK I’ve ever visited but your photos are giving me a serious case of wanderlust!

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much Tori. If you ever get the chance, you need to go there, I’m sure you will love it. Have a fab weekend.

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thelifbissue43

Mary, it really is, especially early in the morning when nobody else is out on the streets.xx

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thelifbissue43

It really is Jodie, it’s one of the nicest places for photos. Need to go back to take a lot more.

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Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

Kirsten Gold Hill is on our bucket list of photo shoot locations, I’m so envious you got there before me!! 😉

Most Brits of my age and older will recognise the street as the one used in the old Hovis (bread) ad from the 1970s… https://youtu.be/6Mq59ykPnAE?t=11s – I think at the time everyone thought it was in the north, Yorkshire or somewhere (though now listening to the narrator’s Dorset accent I don’t know why we all thought that)!

Your dress is as cute as, perfect for the heat!

Catherine x

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thelifbissue43

Oh Catherine, you would love it! I want to go back and take more photos as we actually didn’t take enough. Thanks so much for including the link, I read about it and somehow can understand a little (though I’m not British) that people think it’s in Yorkshire. Could it be the atmosphere? Thanks so much for commenting and I’m glad you like the dress.x

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Ruth Mortimer

It looks like real picture postcard country. I haven’t been to Dorset. I remember back in the 90s(?) that hilarious ‘Five Go Mad in Dorset’ programme. So, I always think of that now when I hear of Dorset. I am glad you enjoyed your time there, despite the difficult start to your journey. x

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thelifbissue43

It really does look like a postcard, doesn’t it? It’s so pretty. I need to check out the ‘Five Go Mad’ in Dorset lol,haven’t heard about it so thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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Ruth Mortimer

It is a spoof from the Enid Blyton Famous Five books which I loved as a child, I’m not entirely sure if I know this one but also because I didn’t speak a single word of English when I was little 🙂

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Nancy

I just got back from the UK! I want to go again! Oh sigh, I feel so at home in England. We have been to Lewes! Also a lovely village with great thrift shops and the Anne of Cleeve house!

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thelifbissue43

So glad you had a lovely time Nancy. Yes, I know what you mean, it is a beautiful country though with the silly Brexit and all actually living here is another story.x

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