courtesy of Kate Chidley
Visitor Information for Sherborne
Sherborne is a picturesque market town in north Dorset, surrounded by beautiful wooded hills and green valleys.
Its location is perfect for exploring the rest of Dorset, including the world-famous Jurassic Coast or venturing into the neighbouring counties of Somerset or Wiltshire.
This historic and attractive town is easy to explore on foot and is a wonderful destination for a day trip or short break.
How to get here
Sherborne is easily reached by road and train, with its own railway station on the edge of the town.
For National Express coaches, the nearest stop is at Yeovil which is only 5 miles away, where you can transfer to a local bus service or taxi.
If you’re arriving by electric vehicle there are four 22kw chargepoints in town centre car parks, plus additional chargers at some of Sherborne's hotels.
Read more about how to get to Sherborne.
The town is small enough to easily walk around, however should you need it there is a local bus service which stops at various areas within the town, including the train station.
The train station is located on the edge of the town and connects to the west with Exeter in Devon and to the east with Salisbury in Wiltshire.
There are local bus services to nearby market towns at Yeovil and Dorchester where you can explore some Roman history.
And if you’re planning on doing some walking during your visit, there are a number of walking trails to hike including the Great Wessex Way and The Macmillan Way long distance trails.
Read more about bus and train services.
Many of Sherborne’s attractions are accessible for all including the Abbey, Sherborne Castle and Gardens, the Almshouses, Pageant Gardens, Sherborne Old Castle and Paddock Gardens.
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There are lots of long and short stay car parks within the town. Most of the car parks have accessible parking spaces for Blue Badge holders and two of them have Electric Vehicle chargepoints.
Read more about parking in Sherborne.
Beaver Taxis are based next to Sherborne Train Station. They have a large number of taxis including 4, 6 and 8 seaters. They cover the local area as well as airport transfers.
P and J Cabs are based in Sherborne and cover the town and surrounding areas including airports and seaports. Their taxi fleet includes an 8 seater minibus with a luggage trailer.
View our town centre map to locate parks and gardens, attractions, places of interest, the railway station, car parks and public toilets.
Dorset Volunteer Ambassadors
During the summer months look out for our friendly local volunteer ambassadors, who can be recognised by their ambassador logo, blue T-shirts or stationed at Abbey Green. They will be pleased to offer you tips and guidance to help you enjoy your visit to Sherborne.
Sherborne's Train Station is on the mainline between London and Penzance.
There are four long stay car parks and five short stay car parks in Sherborne.
Travelling to and from Sherborne by bus and train is easy to do.
There are many places to visit in Sherborne which are accessible to all.
Map of Sherborne including places of interest, parking, coach parking and toilets.
You'll find lots of options for places to stay overnight in Sherborne.
Discover castle ruins, gorgeous gardens, a stunning Abbey and more in this quaint market town.
Sherborne Castle and Gardens hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
From light lunches to sumptuous feasts at award winning restaurants, you're spoilt for choice.