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Where is Shaftesbury?

Shaftesbury is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, four miles south-east of the town of Gillingham, 22 miles north-west of the major town of Poole, 54 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 96 miles west of London. Shaftesbury lies just south-west of the Wiltshire border. Shaftesbury falls within the district council of North Dorset, under the county council of Dorset. It is in the SP7 postcode district. The post town for Shaftesbury is Shaftesbury.

COVID-19: Shaftesbury coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Dorset case numbers. This Shaftesbury coronavirus map shows the position of Shaftesbury within Dorset, along with the number of cases in Dorset and each of the surrounding areas.

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Map showing extent of Shaftesbury as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Shaftesbury
Map showing location of Shaftesbury within the UK
Location of Shaftesbury within the UK

Which county is Shaftesbury in?

Shaftesbury is in the ceremonial county of Dorset, the historic county of Dorset, and the administrative county of Dorset.

Ceremonial CountyDorset
Historic CountyDorset
Administrative CountyDorset

Where is Shaftesbury in Dorset?

Shaftesbury is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Dorset, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Dorset.

Map showing location of Shaftesbury within Dorset
Location of Shaftesbury within Dorset

What is the postcode for Shaftesbury?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Shaftesbury is SP7 8AA.

Where is Shaftesbury in SP7?

Shaftesbury is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the SP7 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SP7 postcode district.

Map showing location of Shaftesbury within SP7
Location of Shaftesbury within SP7

What is the post town for Shaftesbury?

The post town for Shaftesbury is Shaftesbury. Shaftesbury is in the SP7 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Shaftesbury.

What is the latitude and longitude of Shaftesbury?

The centre of Shaftesbury is located at position 51.00631° latitude and -2.19521° longitude.

Latitude51.00631°
Longitude-2.19521°

What is the easting and northing of Shaftesbury?

The centre of Shaftesbury is located at the grid reference easting 386400 and northing 123010 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting386400
Northing123010

What are the nearest towns to Shaftesbury?

Position of Shaftesbury relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Shaftesbury to the centre of the town.

south-east
4m
Shaftesbury is 4 miles south-east of Gillingham
south-east
7m
Shaftesbury is 7 miles south-east of Mere
north-east
7m
Shaftesbury is 7 miles north-east of Sturminster Newton
east
9m
Shaftesbury is 9 miles east of Stalbridge
east
10m
Shaftesbury is 10 miles east of Wincanton
north
10m
Shaftesbury is 10 miles north of Blandford Forum
south-east
13m
Shaftesbury is 13 miles south-east of Bruton
south
14m
Shaftesbury is 14 miles south of Warminster
east
15m
Shaftesbury is 15 miles east of Sherborne
south-east
15m
Shaftesbury is 15 miles south-east of Castle Cary

What are the nearest cities to Shaftesbury?

Position of Shaftesbury relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Shaftesbury to the centre of the city.

west
18m
Shaftesbury is 18 miles west of Salisbury
south-east
24m
Shaftesbury is 24 miles south-east of Wells
south
27m
Shaftesbury is 27 miles south of Bath
west
35m
Shaftesbury is 35 miles west of Southampton
south-east
36m
Shaftesbury is 36 miles south-east of Bristol
west
39m
Shaftesbury is 39 miles west of Winchester
west
50m
Shaftesbury is 50 miles west of Portsmouth
south-east
53m
Shaftesbury is 53 miles south-east of Newport
south-east
54m
Shaftesbury is 54 miles south-east of Cardiff
south
59m
Shaftesbury is 59 miles south of Gloucester

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