town and civil parish in Dorset, England

Gillingham (with a hard G, as in "get") is the most northerly town in Dorset on the edge of the Blackmore Vale.

St. Georges Church, Langham Lane

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

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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.

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

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Compton Abbas Airfield

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Map of Gillingham (Dorset)

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  • 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.

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  • Carnival processions in October. [1]

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Routes through Gillingham
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