Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Shaftesbury, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Shaftesbury, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shaftesbury, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom by month

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January

January in Shaftesbury is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Shaftesbury can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you visit Shaftesbury during March, you are likely to notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Shaftesbury can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you vacation in Shaftesbury during May, you are likely to find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Shaftesbury during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Shaftesbury during July, you may notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Shaftesbury is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Shaftesbury is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Shaftesbury, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Shaftesbury during November, you are likely to see that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December for Shaftesbury can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to see the must-see Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Gold Hill Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Shaftesbury.

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