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, 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.

Shaftesbury on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Shaftesbury
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.

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.

Location of Shaftesbury within SP7

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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.

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

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