The pretty town of Sherborne is a shopper’s paradise offering a mixture of independent shops, high-street brands and markets.
The main shopping area in Sherborne is centred around Cheap Street. This traditional high street is packed with boutiques, art galleries, delis and antique shops.
In between the shops, you’ll find charming street side cafes, many with outside seating to watch the world go by and admire the town’s beautiful architecture.
With a wide range of individually owned shop and boutiques, Sherborne is a great town to find a unique gift, inspiration for the home and exclusive fashion.
Along with the independent shops are well-known brands such as Quba, Crew Clothing, White Stuff, Joules, Face Fat and Mistral.
Sherborne is a real treasure trove for antiques lovers – rare books, collectables and even its own auction house are found alongside historic buildings and quaint cottages. It’s the perfect escape to the country for a few days of antiquing and vintage shopping.
The auctioneers hold a monthly auction of collectors’ items and antiques, including furniture, ceramics and glass. There is even special sales of classic bikes and cars!
There are also some vintage shops on the high street specialising in decorative antiques and vintage clothing. The new Sherborne Antiques Market currently has 42 traders, with three of those being antique experts off the TV!
The Pannier Market on Cheap Street is on every Thursday and Saturday, and a Vintage Market is held on the last Saturday of every month at Digby Memorial Church Hall. See what treasures you discover!
The Jerram Gallery and Swan Gallery is a must-see for art enthusiasts visiting Sherborne.
The Swan Gallery is situated in the heart of the town and has a diverse collection of prints, maps, watercolours and oil paintings that attracts collectors from all over the world. Make sure you leave enough plenty of time to explore.
The Jerram Gallery exhibits work by established and emerging British Contemporary Artists in a variety of mediums, with regular exhibitions held throughout the year. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.00pm.
You’re not short of options to buy some local produce during your stay in Sherborne. Choose from butchers, bakers, delicatessens, sweet shops and market stalls.
Selling the freshest and tastiest produce around, you’ll be able to pick up some delicious food and drink to enjoy on the go, to cook later or some treats to take home as a reminder of your holiday or day trip.
Or take a well earned break from shopping and get some refreshments or a spot of lunch at one of the towns fantastic eateries.
Turn up to Sherborne on a Thursday and Saturday and there will be lots of tempting fare on offer at Cheap Street’s Pannier Market where you can hunt for a bargain or two. Shop for food and drink, plants, vintage and second-hand items.
Also on Cheap Street on the third Friday of every month there is a Dorset Farmers’ Market and on the third Sunday of the month is The Sherborne Market. Guided walking tours with professional Blue Badge Tourist Guides, Sherborne Walks, are also available from 10-12 to coincide with the Farmers' Market.
There are three markets held at the Memorial Church Hall on Digby Road. You’ll find the Vintage Market on the last Saturday of every month and the Monthly Market on the first Saturday of the month. There is also a Book Fair on the third Saturday of February, May, August and November.
From light lunches to sumptuous feasts at award winning restaurants, you're spoilt for choice.
Sherborne Castle and Gardens hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
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Discover castle ruins, gorgeous gardens, a stunning Abbey and more in this quaint market town.