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Located to the north of West Dorset, this historic Ham Stone town nestles in green valleys and wooded hills and is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in England. With its abundance of ancient and beautiful buildings, superb Abbey, world famous Schools, picturesque Almshouse and two Castles, Sherborne makes for a captivating visit.
Sherborne is a busy business and market centre for a wide area. Ideally located on the Dorset and Somerset border it has excellent transport links enabling the town to flourish. It still, however, retains small and specialist businesses and has a delightful shopping centre with a large choice of individually owned shops and boutiques. Here, you can get inspiration for a truly unique gift, distinctive ideas for the home and exclusive ladies fashion. Sherborne is also a treasure trove for antiques buyers. Turn up to Sherborne on a Thursday and Saturday and there will be lots of tempting fare on offer at Cheap Streets open flea market where you can hunt for a bargain or two as well as scour the traditional antiques dealerships.
There is plenty to entertain you all year round in Sherborne. Classical music lovers should try one of Sherborne Abbey’s many concerts and performances where the spectacular setting adds to the magical atmosphere. The annual Sherborne Abbey Music festival is not to be missed as is Sherborne Castle’s Spring and Autumn colours weekend, the annual country fair and the Fireworks Extravaganza.
Dining out is a true pleasure in Sherborne and there is something to suit every taste and pocket. Tearooms, coffee shops, pubs, bars, bistros and restaurants together create an exciting mix.
The picturesque Almshouse was built in the 15th Century for "12 poor men and 4 poor women" and is...0.1 miles away
Sherborne Museum is housed in what used to be the gatehouse and almonry of the monastery once...0.12 miles away
Founded by St. Aldhelm in AD 705, the Abbey has developed from Saxon Cathedral to the worshipping...0.13 miles away
Families and history lovers alike will all enjoy a day out to Sherborne Old Castle; bring a picnic...0.52 miles away
Located in Sherborne, Oxley Sports Centre is a dual use, public facility, open to all, 7 days a...0.53 miles away
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and stately home of the Digby family since 1617, Sherborne...0.7 miles away
This busy leisure centre is the largest of its kind in the area. The centre has a main sports hall,...1.15 miles away
A Georgian house overlooking an ancient deer park with the parish church of St Barnabas in the...5.6 miles away
The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the...6.88 miles away
As much an ‘attraction’ as it is a ‘museum’, the Fleet Air Arm Museum is where Museum meets theatre...7.22 miles away
The secluded gardens at Minterne, famed for its seasonal profusion of Rhododendrons, Azaleas,...7.65 miles away
Remains of a prehistoric circle consisting of nine standing stones. Constructed approximately...7.98 miles away
Experience the countryside on a 200 acre estate. Ride a quad bike, shoot a clay pigeon out of the...8.23 miles away
A nostalgic trip through the World of radio and television programmes guaranteed to bring memories...8.66 miles away
Dorset Trails are full of interesting little snippets of fact as well as some wonderful hidden...8.67 miles away
First mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086, this most picturesque of watermills was largely...9.09 miles away