Things to See, Do, Eat and Drink in Sherborne, Dorset

Things to See, Do, Eat and Drink in Sherborne, Dorset, Sherborne, England (B)

As I walk down a cobbled alleyway, lined with medieval half-timbered and honey-hued stone buildings I feel like I’m stepping back in time. As the path widens, the centre of Sherborne lies before me. Enchanting almhouses, historic inns, and independent shops, all huddle around the town’s majestic Abbey and along the picturesque streets. This must be one of the finest market towns in England and there are plenty of things to do in Sherbourne

Sherbourne by the River Yeo on the edge of the Blackmore Vale lies about six miles east of Yeovil near the Dorset/Somerset border. Many highlights from these two fabulous counties of southern England are within easy reach but the town itself, which dates back to Roman times, should not be overlooked. It oozes charm and history from every pore.

Founded by St. Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, in AD 705, following his appointment as the first Bishop of the West Saxons, Sherborne Abbey was originally a cathedral. It later became a Benedictine Abbey. Lastly, following the Reformation in the 16th century, it became a Parish Church and remains as such today. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to See, Do, Eat and Drink in Sherborne, Dorset
Guide Location: England » Sherborne
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kathryn Burrington
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Sherbourne Abbey
  • Almshouse of John’s
  • Sherborne Old Castle
  • Sherbourne Castle
  • Sherborne Museum
  • Cheap Street
  • Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre
  • The Cross Keys
  • The Digby Tap
  • The Plume of Feathers
  • Tamburino Gold
  • The Abbey Friar
  • Eastbury Hotel & Spa