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The Best Western Shaftesbury The Royal Chase Hotel is a country hotel, situated only four minutes from town, in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. This is possibly Dorset's friendliest hotel where guests will discover a charming home away from home, a hospitable hideaway in the very best traditions. The Best Western Shaftesbury The Royal Chase Hotel is a happy mix of all that is best in hotels. Delight in the genuine warmth of welcome, the appreciation of what really makes for a memorable stay and our longstanding commitment to the highest standards of service and quality.

Close to the center of historic Shaftesbury, the Best Western Shaftesbury The Royal Chase Hotel revels in the surrounding glories of the Dorset countryside and the ample charms of Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Enjoy your stay.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets accepted. 15GBP per pet per night. Double & Twin rooms only.
Child Policy
Up To Two Children Free (Age 12 And Under) For Every Two Paying Adults In Existing Bedding. Meal Charges May Apply.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions


  • 0.01 mile(s) from Shaftesbury Town, founded over 1,000 years ago by King Alfred, Shaftesbury is one of England¿s most charming and historic market towns. Famous for it's picturesque Gold Hill. It¿s also home to Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden and Gold Hill Museum and Garden.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Stourhead House & Gardens, a breathtaking 18th century landscape garden with lakeside walks, grottos and classic temples. Climb the King Alfread¿s Tower, for amazing vistas.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Wardour Castle, Old Wardour Castle is a stunning French-style luxurious residence, built in the 14th century for comfort and lavish entertainment.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Longleat Safari and Adventure, England's number one safari park. So much to see and do, you may need two days to see and do everything.
  • 21.00 mile(s) from Yeovil Town Football Club
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Salisbury City and Cathedral, visit this medieval city with a wealth of attractions to guarantee a great day out. Britain¿s finest medieval cathedral is home to the best preserved of only 4 surviving 1215 Magna Carta.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Stonehenge, after 5,000 years the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is still a unique and awe-inspiring place to visit, but it¿s exact purpose remains a mystery.
  • 27.00 mile(s) from Farmer Palmers Farm Park, one of the South's leading attractions. Plenty of exciting things for the young family to do and take part in.
  • 29.00 mile(s) from Monkey World, fun for all the family. This fantastic park gets bigger and bigger every year. Home to all types of monkey and other wild animals
  • 29.00 mile(s) from The Tank Museum, follow the story of the tank from it's invention in 1915 through to the present day and the future. You will see 35 of the most important tanks in history housed in a vast state of the art multimedia exhibition.
  • 34.00 mile(s) from Bath Rugby Team
  • 43.00 mile(s) from Portland National Sail Academy


  • Byzant, on premises, Full Service, International, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Country Bar/lounge, on premises, serves bar snacks, meals and drinks open 10:30 to 11:00

Nearby Cities

  • 21 mile(s) from Salisbury
  • 22 mile(s) from Yeovil
  • 34 mile(s) from Bournemouth
  • 43 mile(s) from Bridgwater
  • 45 mile(s) from Southampton
  • 55 mile(s) from Winchester


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Shaftesbury High Street


  • 4 mile(s) from Gillingham railway station
  • 100 mile(s) from London Gatwick
  • 4 mile(s) from Gillingham bus station
  • 19 mile(s) from Bournemouth Airport
  • 40 mile(s) from Bristol Airport