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Gillingham is a town found in Dorset. It is the most northerly town in the county and has a population of around 11,756 according to the 2011 census. In the last 20 years it has grown in size quite rapidly. The town centre is a historic area which dates from early medieval roots.

Gillingham is around 25 miles away from Salisbury. Poole and Bath are both 30 miles away. Gillingham has some great transport links with a main line train station with direct trains to London Waterloo, Exeter, and Salisbury. It takes about 2 hours to get to London Waterloo from Gillingham.

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Things to do in Gillingham

There is plenty to do in Gillingham and an abundance of open spaces. Castle Hill is definitely one to visit. It has panoramic views of Dorset. Wesley Garden in Queen Street was restored as a millennium project. The River Stour runs through Gillingham and offers some beautiful riverside walks. Rollsbridge is a green space that has riverside benches. Stourhead House and Gardens is another stunning place to visit. The grounds include a Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden.

Another noteworthy attraction that is found nearby is Longleat Safari Park, where families can drive around the resort looking at animals from all over the world. Longleat also has over 15 fabulous attractions, including the new multi-million-pound Jungle Kingdom and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain.

Other nice attractions in Gillingham that are worth a visit are Larmer Tree Gardens, Old Wardour Castle and Bush Farm Bison centre.

Schools and Education in Gillingham

Gillingham has some great schools in the area for residents to choose from. For primary schools there is Gillingham Primary School, St Mary the Virgin CofE VA Primary School and Wyke Primary School, all of which have been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The secondary school in the area is Gillingham School which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Gillingham is surrounded by some of the best universities in the UK. Bournemouth university is just an hour drive away. Bristol, Bath, Southampton, and Exeter universities are all just an hour and a half away.

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Local Areas Nearby:

  • Upnor
  • Wainscot
  • Rochester
  • Chatham
  • Luton
  • Rainham

Cost of living in Gillingham

Gillingham has some beautiful houses with plenty of Victorian and Edwardian houses available and some great new builds and more modern houses too. The average price of property in Gillingham over the last year is £245,007. Most of the properties sold in that time were for detached properties, which sold for an average of £321,236. Semi-detached properties in the area have sold for an average of £212,867. Terraced properties fetched around £204,516. Overall sell prices have increased by 3% compared to the previous year.