St Giles House

St Giles House

St Giles House is the seat of the Earls of Shaftesbury at the heart of the Shaftesbury Estate.

The house has a long and rich history stretching back over 400 years and has been at the heart of politics, philosophy and social thought.

Following a recent award winning restoration, the house is now a family home to the 12th Earl and is also a venue for events such as food festivals, musical and historical events and weddings.

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Shaftesbury Estates

Shaftesbury Estates is situated in Wimborne St Giles in Dorset, close to the Wiltshire and Hampshire borders. It is the home of the Earls of Shaftesbury. It covers approximately 2,225 hectares (5,500 acres). About 50 residential dwellings and a number of commercial properties are let. In addition to the letting of property, the estate enterprises include a commercial shoot, fly fishing on the River Allen, a trout farm, forestry and agriculture. The surrounding countryside is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has many important ecological and archaeological sites, which the estate places great importance on preserving.

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