Shaftesbury tourist and travel information

Shaftesbury tourist and travel information

Shaftesbury Travel Information

Travel Information Shaftesbury is a town in north Dorset situated on the A30, near the Wiltshire border 20 miles west of Salisbury. It is one of the oldest and highest towns in Britain.

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bus and coach travel

Coaches Shaftesbury - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

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UK A Roads

Roads Shaftesbury - Travel by road - Shaftesbury is on the A 350. Shaftesbury is about 80 miles from EXETER and about 60 miles from SOUTHAMPTON.

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Travel by train

Rail Shaftesbury nearby station - Travel by train - Gillingham Station, Station Yard, Gillingham, SP8 4PZ. Ticket office. Waiting room. Refreshment facilities. Pay phone. Toilets. Only parts of station step free access. Taxi rank.

South West Trains. Main Regions: Greater London, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire. Tel: 08700 00 5151. www.southwesttrains.co.uk

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Shaftesbury Tourist Information

Sport

Sport Shaftesbury - Sport - Rushmore Park Golf Club, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PT. Tel: 01725 516326. About 8 miles southeast of Shaftesbury.

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Shopping

Stores Shaftesbury - Shopping - Shaftesbury has its market on Thursdays and Saturdays. Its farmers' market is on the first Saturday of the month at the Town Hall, 9am to 1pm.

Turnbulls, 9 High Street, Shaftesbury. Tele: 01747 858575. Contemporary yet traditional cafe-deli in the heart of town, with a wonderfully varied menu and delicious delicacies from the delicatessen. Open Mon-Sat 8.45am-5.30pm.

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Entertainment

Entertainment Shaftesbury - Entertainment and attractions - Gold Hill was made famous by the Hovis Bread advertisement, with its steep cobbles and picturesque cottages.

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Museum

Other information Shaftesbury - Other information -The town is famous for its ruined Abbey and nearby Wardour Castle. The story of the Abbey is brought to life in a new museum housing a collection of stonework, medieval floor tiles and illustrations from ancient manuscripts. Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden, Park Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8JR. Tel: 01747 852910.

Philipps House & Dinton Park, Dinton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5HH. Tel: 01722 716663.

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Dorset Map and Attractions

Shaftesbury is 110 miles from London. It is 60 miles from Lyme Regis to Christchurch and 39 miles from Shaftesbury to Weymouth.

Ferries Ferry ports indicated are Poole and Weymouth.

Airports Airport indicated is Bournemouth International.

Roads Dorchester is off the A35.

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Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). Dorchester does have a station.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Wimborne Minster, High Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HT, Tel: 01202 884753. wimborneminster.org.uk
Attraction 2 - Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5EZ. Tel: 01929 481294
Attraction 3 - Oceanarium, Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA. Tel: 01202 311 993. oceanarium.co.uk
Attraction 4 - Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Near Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT. Tel: +44 (0) 1935 840565. fleetairarm.com
Attraction 5 - Swanage Railway, Station House, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HB. Tel: 01929 425800. swanagerailway.co.uk

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