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

St. Georges Church, Langham Lane

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Five minutes from the A303, main route to the West Country from London.

By train[edit]

South West trains run to 1 Gillingham station from London Waterloo in 2 hours. The station is on the London Waterloo to Exeter main line.

By bicycle[edit]

National Cycle route 25 or alternatively the Stour Valley Way long distance path

By plane[edit]

Compton Abbas Airfield

Get around[edit]

Map of Gillingham (Dorset)



  • 1 Zig Zag Hill (On the B3081). Ascend Top Gear's favourite, Zig Zag Hill purportedly the bendiest road in the UK. Comparable to the alpine roads in Switzerland.
  • Culver’s Farm Fishery, +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.


  • Carnival processions in October. [1]






Go next[edit]

Routes through Gillingham
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