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.
Shaftesbury is in the ceremonial county of Dorset, the historic county of Dorset, and the administrative county of Dorset.
Shaftesbury is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Dorset, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Dorset.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Shaftesbury is SP7 8AA.
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.
The post town for Shaftesbury is Shaftesbury. Shaftesbury is in the SP7 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Shaftesbury.
The centre of Shaftesbury is located at position 51.00631° latitude and -2.19521° longitude.
The centre of Shaftesbury is located at the grid reference easting 386400 and northing 123010 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Shaftesbury relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Shaftesbury to the centre of the town.
Position of Shaftesbury relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Shaftesbury to the centre of the city.