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Gillingham (Dorset)

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Gillingham (Dorset)

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Gillingham is the most northerly town in Dorset on the edge of the Blackmore Vale.

Get in[edit]

  • South West trains from London 2 hours. On the Waterloo to Exeter main line.
  • Five minutes from the A303, main route to the West Country from London.
  • National Cycle route 25
  • Stour Valley Way long distance path
  • Compton Abbas Airfield

Get around[edit]

  • Infrequent local buses with very few routes.
  • Star Taxis +44 1747 822228.
  • T A Taxis +44 1747 821111.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The nearby National Trust gardens at Stourhead.
  • The thatched church in Langham Lane.
  • The local museum [1]
  • Ecliffe Mill and the river Stour.
  • Carnival processions in October. [2]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Ascend Top Gear's favourite, Zig Zag Hill.
  • Culver’s Farm Fishery: Tel., Victor Pitman +44 1747 822466. Carp, bream, roach and tench fishing.
  • Walk the Stour Valley Way which follows the river Stour from its source at Stourhead to the sea at Christchurch.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Neal's Yard Remedies Factory and shop [3] Peacemarsh SP8 4EU. Tel: +44 845 262 3145
  • Chester Jefferies Ltd Glove manufacturers, Factory and shop [4] SP8 4QE +44 1747 822629. Makes a speciality of gloves for the film industry.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

One hotel: Stock Hill House [5] SP8 5NR. Tel: +44 1747 823626

and a selection of B&Bs

  • North Lodge B&B [6] SP8 5NH. Tel: +44 1747 821215.

Leela Fields Holiday, Touring & Camping Park [7] SP8 4RE. Tel: +44 1747 821221


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