Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK
Hotel Grosvenor is in Shaftsbury, which is on the northern rim of East Dorset (on the border with Wiltshire and Somerset in southwest England).
There is a small international airport at Bournemouth, an hour south of Shaftesbury. Southampton is also close. Click on the links below for a list of airlines serving these airports.
From the Airport
Hire a car, or take a taxi (approx £45 from Bournemouth, £55 from Southampton).
From central London (177km), Shaftesbury takes around 2 hrs 30 minutes, via the A4/M3/A303. The town is just 30km south of the main A303 route that runs west from the capital. Coming from the north, you can head south of the M4, driving through rural Wiltshire via Chippenham and Trowbridge. From the Dorset coast, Shaftesbury is 45-60 mins (around 48km) inland from Poole or Bournemouth. If you want to hire a car, we recommend Holiday Autos who are usually the cheapest, and you can collect your car at either airport.
By Train :
The nearest station is at Gillingham (8km west of Shaftesbury), which lies on the mainline route between London Waterloo and Exeter in Devon. The journey takes around 2 hrs.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.
More on getting to the UK and getting around
- Bournemouth 43.0km BOH
- Southampton 58.0km SOU
- beach: 60.0 km
- shop: 0.1 km
- restaurant: 0.2 km