How to Find The Abbey

Located approximately 30 miles south-west of Salisbury, Milton Abbey can be found mid-way between the Georgian market town, Blandford Forum and Dorchester in Dorset.

Limited parking is currently available in front of the School, and there is a low bridge (10'3") giving restricted height on the road from Milton Abbas to Milton Abbey.

Our address:
Milton Abbey
Milton Abbas
Dorset
DT11 0BZ

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From Salisbury on the A354
Having passed through the village of Pimperne you will come to a roundabout at which you need to turn left onto the Blandford bypass. At the next two roundabouts go straight over, you will then pass through Thornicombe before the road dips into Winterborne Whitechurch. On entering the village take the second right hand turn (next to the Milton Arms Public House). Follow the road until you reach Milton Abbas, take the first left down through the village (please note satellite navigation devices may tell you to continue). At the bottom of the village take a right hand turn, following the signs for Milton Abbey Church, follow the road past the rear entrance to the School, you will approach the main gates on your left. Go straight up the drive, parking is at the front of the school

From Poole on the A350
Having passed through the village of Charlton Marshall, eventually you will come to a roundabout at which you need to turn left onto the Blandford bypass. At the next two roundabouts go straight over, you will then pass through Thornicombe before the road dips into Winterborne Whitechurch. On entering the village take the second right hand turn (next to the Milton Arms Public House). Follow the road until you reach Milton Abbas; take the first left down through the village (please note satellite navigation devices may tell you to continue). At the bottom of the village take a right hand turn, following the signs for Milton Abbey Church, follow the road past the rear entrance to the School, you will approach the main gates on your left.

From Dorchester on the A354
Having entered the village of Milborne St. Andrew, you need to take the second left-hand turn (just past the Royal Oak Public House). Keep following the road which will eventually take a sharp right hand bend followed by a tight left hand bend after which you need to take the first left, signposted Milton Abbey. Follow the road past the rear entrance to the School; you will approach the main gates on your left.

From Shaftesbury on the A350
Following the A350, you will pass through the village of Iwerne Minster before eventually reaching Stourpaine and a roundabout marking the intersection with A354. Take the A354 (Blandford Bypass) and at the next two roundabouts go straight over, you will then pass through Thornicombe before the road dips into Winterborne Whitechurch. On entering the village take the second right hand turn (next to the Milton Arms Public House). Follow the road until you reach Milton Abbas; take the first left down through the village (please note satellite navigation devices may tell you to continue). At the bottom of the village take a right hand turn, following the signs for Milton Abbey Church, follow the road past the rear entrance to the School, you will approach the main gates on your left.

The most picturesque route
Approaching Milton Abbey from the village of Hilton gives the most spectacular view - like being in France and happening on a chateau or abbey - definitely the route I would recommend.

Alternatively, on foot, from the stunningly picturesque village of Milton Abbas, take the signposted half-mile pedestrian footpath alongside the lake.

Approximate Journey Times

Road
London - 3 hours
Oxford - 2 hours
Bristol - 1 hour 30 minutes
Chichester - 1 hour 40 minutes
Salisbury - 45 minutes
Poole - 30 minutes

Rail
London to Poole - 2 hours
London to Salisbury - 1 hour 30 minutes

Airports
London Gatwick - 2 hours 45 minutes
London Heathrow - 2 hours 30 minutes
Bristol - 1 hour 45 minutes
Southampton - 1 hour 10 minutes
Bournemouth - 45 minutes