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Tel code: 01747 | code search
Postcode: SP8 | code search
Population: 10000
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Gillingham lies within the beautiful English county of Dorset. It is situated in Blackmore Vale, close to the town of Shaftesbury which lies seven miles to the South East. It is the most northerly town in the county. Gillingham is pronounced with a hard G as in 'goat', unlike Gillingham in Kent, in which the G is pronounced as a J. A Stone Age barrow and evidence of a Roman settlement exist in the town but the town was really established by the Saxons. The church of St Mary the Virgin has a Saxon cross shaft dating back to 800-900AD. In 1348, fifty percent of the 2,000 people living in the town died of the Black Death in four months. In the Middle Ages, Gillingham was the seat of a royal hunting lodge, visited by the Kings Henry I, Henry II, John and Henry III. Gillingham is a picturesque town served by the London Waterloo to Exeter mainline railway. In July the town holds the Gillingham Festival. During the Festival you can enjoy a variety of music, theatre, dance, exhibitions, sport, food and wine, antique valuations, open gardens, as well as the classic cars that visit on the last day.


Gillingham Museum


Yoga - Lotus Yoga


Legends Nightclub


ADP Dental Company Ltd
Winning Smiles


Gillingham Medical Practice
The Barn Practice
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Brimble Lea & Partners
Chapman Moore & Mugford
Colbert Smith
Gilyard Scarth
Palmer Snell


White Lion Inn


Gillingham Country Market

Pub and Bar

Buffalo Inn
Dolphin Inn
Kings Arms Inn

Red Lion


Vale Cottage


Farnfield & Nicholls


Star Taxis
Station Taxis
VIP Travel Taxis


Shreen Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Gillingham Town (Amateur Football)
Gillingham Trotters (Athletics)
North Dorset RFC (Rugby Union)


Orchard Park
Paws Claws & Jaws Ltd
Animal Crackers
The Slade Centre
Michael Gardner
Image Art
Shoe Envy
Nealís Yard Remedies Ltd
Shoe Envy
The Railway Cafe

Smiths the Bakers
Alans Family Butchers
The Udder Farm Shop
Dudley Taylor Pharmacy Ltd
St Marys Pharmacy
The Dorset Store
The China Shop

Places to Stay near Gillingham

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The Glen B&B (2.22 miles)

The Glen B&B
The Glen is an eighteenth Century farmhouse recently restored to a high standard. Set in the delightful countryside of Hardy's Wessex, this welcoming home has views over surrounding farmland and lake. Less than three miles ... More | visit website
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White Lion Inn (3.20 miles)

White Lion Inn

The White Lion Inn at Bourton represents all the very best that a traditional Dorset Inn has to offer. Built in 1726 the beautiful old building offers a warm welcome in a comfortable and relaxing ... More | visit website

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Stapleton Arms (3.23 miles)

Stapleton Arms

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The Stapleton Arms in Buckhorn Weston is a new style country pub with rooms situated on the Somerset / Dorset / Wiltshire border close to the A303, A30 between ... More

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Vale Cottage (3.35 miles)

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Set in a quiet, secluded village, this attractive and very comfortable Grade II listed cottage lies just 10 miles from Sherborne's castle and abbey. Longleat Safari Park, ... More

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The Old Ship Hotel (3.59 miles)

The Old Ship Hotel

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The Old Ship Hotel in Mere is a hotel full of rustic charm and character. Once the private residence of Sir John Coventry MP (untill 1682). It was his banishment ... More

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Chetcombe House B&B (3.91 miles)

Chetcombe House B&B
Chetcombe House is an elegant and cosy country house set in an acre of lovely gardens and located just a few minutesí walking distance from the centre of the charming Wiltshire town of Mere. It ... More | visit website
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La Fleur de Lys (4.11 miles)

La Fleur de Lys

Welcome to La Fleur de Lys Restaurant with Rooms, Situated in the Centre of Shaftesbury and personally run by David, Mary & Marc.
The hotel offers a warm, inviting, friendly atmosphere with an emphasis on Freshness, ... More | visit website

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Hotel Grosvenor (4.24 miles)

Hotel Grosvenor

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This beautiful listed building with its imposing and elegant Georgian facade has over the past two years been totally restored and renovated now offering contemporary bedrooms and a stunning restaurant ... More

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Hunters Lodge Inn (4.36 miles)

Hunters Lodge Inn
With a grand opening on 22 June 2008, this inn has 8 brand new, beautiful en suite rooms furnished to the highest standards, with large LCD TVs and free broadband connections. The Hunters Lodge Inn ... More | visit website
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The Royal Chase (4.88 miles)

The Royal Chase

Close to the centre of historic Shaftesbury, the Royal Chase revels in the surrounding glories of the Dorset countryside and the ample charms of Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Unspoiled, beautiful counties, offering a wide ... More | visit website

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