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AmenitiesFor your groceries, you’ll find a Tesco Superstore and a Co-operative supermarket in the town itself.
For GPs, register with The Blackmore Vale Partnership at Abbey View medical centre (Sat Nav SP7 8DH, call 01747856700) and for dentists try Carnall and Associates in Shaftesbury for private treatment (01747 852651) or MyDentist in Gillingham for NHS treatment (01747 822444).
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Gillingham Medical Practice
DiningShaftesbury has a surprisingly good selection of restaurants to match its rich cultural offerings, with The Salt Cellar located at the top of Gold Hill and commanding stunning views over the street made famous by the Hovis advert, The Forester and Chutneys topping the Trip Advisor list of 33 places to eat. Ye Olde Two Brewers, The Coppleridge Inn and Amore are also well worth a visit as are the gastro pubs The Fontmell in Shaftsbury which offers a daily changing menu based on seasonality and the freshest local produce, and slightly further afield, the Beckford Arms in Tisbury and King John, Tollard Royal - all three are recognised by the Michelin Guide.
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Amore - Italian Restaurant
La Fleur de Lys
The Coppleridge Inn
The Salt Cellar-British Restaurant
Ye Olde Two Brothers
EducationShaftesbury offers an excellent selection of both state and independent schooling for all age groups, from pre-school right through to sixth form.
The nearest primary school to the development is Shaftesbury CofE Primary, with Abbey CofE Primary and Motcombe CofE Primary also available within the town and both rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.
Most local children move on to attend Shaftesbury School, which is in the heart of the town and rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.
St Mary’s School, to the east of Shaftesbury, offers independent education for girls on both a day and boarding basis.
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Motcombe C of E VA Primary School
Shaftesbury C of E Primary School
Shaftesbury Secondary School
St Marys School
The Abbey C of E VA Primary School
LeisureShaftesbury has a full programme of arts and culture throughout the year, including Dorset Arts Weeks in late May, Shaftesbury Fringe at the end of June and the Gold Hill Fair in the Abbey Ruins in July. There’s also a varied programme of cinema and shows in the Shaftesbury Arts Centre.
For sports, head for Shaftesbury Oasis swimming pool, Motcombe Park Golf Course, or enjoy a day at the races at Wincanton. You can recharge your batteries exploring the rolling hills of Cranbourne Chase or the nearby New Forest, have a traditional family day at the seaside at Weymouth or Bournemouth, or step back in time at Old Wardour Castle where they offer a range of family friendly events all year round.
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Gold Hill Museum
Motcombe Park Golf Course
Shaftesbury Arts Centre
Shaftesbury Oasis Swimming Pool
ShoppingShaftesbury has a wide variety of local shops, including national names and local independent stores. There is a market in the town every Thursday, including a country market in the town hall, and a farmers’ market on the first Saturday of every month.
Salisbury offers a choice of city centre shopping, including Old George Mall and Cross keys Arcade, plus several out of town retail parks, while Yeovil has the Quedam Shopping Centre.
For an all-out splurge, Bristol is just over an hour’s drive, offering legendary big city shopping.
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TransportShaftesbury is located midway between Salisbury in the east and Yeovil in the west, around 20 miles from each, with the South Coast towns of Poole and Bournemouth around 30miles to the south. The town lies at the crossroads of the main A350 and A30 routes. There are busses to all the surrounding towns.
The nearest access to the rail network is at Gillingham Station, around 5miles away. This lies on the South West mainline, with direct trains to London Waterloo in around 2hours, Salisbury in half an hour and Exeter in an hour and a half.
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The development location is Littledown,Shaftesbury,Dorset,SP7 9HD