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Sherborne is a small town in England. A market town and civil parish in northwest Dorset, it's sited on the River Yeo on the edge of the Blackmore Vale. Much of the old town, including its abbey and many medieval and Georgian buildings, is built from distinctive ochre-coloured ham stone.


In 2011, Sherborne had a population of 9,500, which has been steadily rising from the 1841 population of 3,500.

Visitor information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • 1 Sherborne railway station. The station opened in 1860 and is served by South Western Railway trains from London Waterloo, Salisbury and Exeter St Davids. The station is manned and has WiFi, a cafe and toilets. Sherborne railway station (Q2407888) on Wikidata Sherborne railway station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

  • South West Coaches X11 is a daytime service from Yeovil and Dorchester, with 6 buses M-F, none at weekends.

Get around[edit]


  • Beaver +44 1935 816 620
  • P & J Cabs +44 1935 816 877


The Conduit -

1 Sherborne Abbey. has one of the finest examples in Britain of a fan vaulted ceiling. Sherborne Abbey (Q1262119) on Wikidata Sherborne Abbey on Wikipedia

2 The Conduit, Church Lane. The Conduit (Q17531925) on Wikidata

3 Sherborne Old Castle, Castleton, DT9 3SA, +44 1935 812730. ruins, destroyed in 1645 by a fierce siege. adults £3.60, children £2.20, concessions £3.20. Sherborne Castle (Q2970700) on Wikidata Sherborne Castle on Wikipedia

4 Sherborne New Castle. built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh Sherborne Castle (Q2970700) on Wikidata Sherborne Castle on Wikipedia

5 Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gatehouse, Church Ln, DT9 3BP, +44 1935 812 252. Tu-Sa 10:30AM–4:30PM (closed Su M). Sherborne Museum (Q7494730) on Wikidata Sherborne Museum on Wikipedia

Out of town[edit]

6 Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, BA22 8HT, . W-Su 10AM–4:30PM (closed M Tu). comprehensive collection of naval aircraft and the aircraft carrier experience 18:00. Fleet Air Arm Museum (Q5458381) on Wikidata Fleet Air Arm Museum on Wikipedia


  • Pack Monday Fair. Annual street fair starting on the Monday following 10 October. Pack Monday Fair on Wikipedia


Sherborne is an excellent place for a spot of retail therapy - the town's boutiques offer delightful and varied shopping, and its antique shops are full of fascinating finds. The ever-popular town markets and Farmers' Markets offer the perfect opportunity to purchase some tasty local produce and unique gifts.

1 Sherborne Antiques Market, 71 Cheap St, DT9 3BA, +44 1935 713 760. 10AM-5PM.


Whether you prefer some heart-warming pub grub, elegant high teas, fine cuisine or simply a family-friendly dining experience, you can be sure that Sherborne will offer you many delicious local specialities to tempt your taste-buds! Contact Sherborne Tourist Information Centre[dead link] for some expert advice.

1 The Green, 3 The Green, DT9 3HY, +44 1935 813 821, . Tu-Sa noon-2:30PM 6:30-9:30PM.

2 Chetnole Inn, Chetnole DT9 6NU, +44 1935 872337. Country pub with simple rooms, it's the food that gets the great reviews.


The Cross Keys - - 3672355

1 The Cross Keys. Pub with meals (mains from £15) and 3 bedrooms.

2 The Digby Tap, Cooks Ln, DT9 3NS, +44 1935 813 148. 11AM-11PM. The Digby Tap Inn (Q26445160) on Wikidata

3 The White Hart, 2 Cheap St, DT9 3PX, +44 1935 817 668. The White Hart Public House (Q26404475) on Wikidata


1 Eastbury Hotel, Long St, Sherborne DT9 3BY, +44 1935 813131. Given a skillful Edwardian makeover in 2018, this upscale place scores highly for comfort, service, and cuisine at Seasons Restaurant. B&B double £140 wikidata=Q26404414.

2 Grange at Oborne (Oborne 1 mile NW of Sherborne), +44 1935 813 463. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. 18 room country house hotel with restaurant (mains around £20). from £70.

3 The Kings Arms Country Hotel, North St, Charlton Horethorne, DT9 4NL, +44 1963 220 281, . Check-in: 15:00. £165.



The emergency numbers for the United Kingdom: serious emergencies (police, fire or ambulance) - 999; non-emergency police - 101; non-emergency health issues - 111. SMS messages can be sent to 999 after registration by sending a text message with the word 'Register' to 999. 911 redirects to 999 on mobile phones. Power outages - 105.

Sherbone is patrolled by the Dorset Police. The headquarters is at Winfrith and there are also 21 stations, including one in Sherbone[dead link] which is open two days per week.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Sherborne
Yeovil  W  E  ShaftesburySalisbury

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