Gillingham taxi

Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 02:37 PM
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Gillingham taxi


Can any of you tell me whether there is a taxi stand at the at the Gillingham train station? I am planning a trip to Stourhead Gardens, and would like to take a taxi from the train station.

Also, can you tell me what the approximate taxi cost would be? It is only a few miles.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 02:56 PM
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Cant help with the cost but there is a rank alongside the station.
It's on station road.


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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 05:08 AM
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Hi Joyce - It's about 4 miles. I'd guess it'd cost about £15, give or take.

Mucky - Are you sure there's a taxi rank at the station? I don't remember one.

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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 05:33 AM
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There is a taxi rank, on the side of the station in Station Rd:
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/GLM.html
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Alec - We're talking Gillingham in Dorset, not Kent.

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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 05:57 AM
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There is a rank at Gillingham, Dorset as well:
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/gil/details.html
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There are two stations called Gillingham in England. The one in Kent is pronounced "Jilling'um" and the one near Stourhead is pronounced "Ghilling'um". Be very careful to select the right one when looking up train times or directions.
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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 06:01 AM
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And email Dial-a-Cab Gillingham for approx fare to Stourhead Gardens:
http://www.taxigillingham.com/
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It's 6.5 miles from Gillingham, so my guess is that the one-way fare will be around £13-£15.
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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 04:37 AM
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Everyone, thank you for the information.

Do you know if it is possible to call for a return taxi from Stourhead? Are there phones there? Or are Stourhead staff willing to make this type of call for customers?
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I'm sure there is a payphone there, or you can just ask the driver to pick you up, say, in two hours.
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Joyce - Alec's suggestion sounds best.

There aren't always taxis waiting on the rank at Gillingham Station - you may have to call.

There's a public telephone in the station waiting room - or you could pre-book when you know your arrival time.

Here are some Gillingham taxis Tel. numbers:
(- all numbers are pre-fixed by 01747)

01747 - 82.22.28 (Premier)
01747 - 82.11.11 (TA Taxis)
01747 - 82.66.68 (Station)
01747 - 82.66.53 (George)
01747 - 82.10.00 ((Dial-a-Cab)

Hope this helps ...

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Can't help with taxi, but last time I visited Stourhead, I took bus from Gillingham station.
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