Take a trip back in time to the beautiful, bustling market town of Sherborne. Nestled in the scenic valleys on the Somerset/Dorset border, Sherborne has a wealth of history to discover combined with plenty to see and do.
Whether you are planning for a weekend stay, or perhaps even longer, visitors will find plenty to love in the town's winding streets and impressive medieval castles. Relax and unwind with a fantastic selection of quality restaurants and cafes, sure to pull even the most passionate historian in for a bite to eat.
We provide frequent travel to Sherborne as part of our network, making it easy to visit one of the country's most beautiful towns.
Fast fact: Alan Turing, famous for breaking the "Enigma Code" during World War 2, went to school in Sherborne and the town was used as a location setting in the 2014 film The Imitation Game, based on his life.
Known as the "Cathedral of Dorset", this beautiful Saxon parish church is well worth visiting for the elaborate architecture and wealth of history. It's small but perfectly formed, offering a glimpse of the region's rich background and some particularly fantastic features, such as the centuries-old stained glass windows and towering fan vault above.
Sherborne is actually home to two castles; Sherborne Castle itself is a 16th century Tudor mansion, while in the grounds you'll also find Sherborne Old Castle, the ruins of a 12th century fortified palace. Visitors can explore the house and grounds of Sherborne Castle, with the tours and exhibitions really bringing the history to life. Pack a picnic if it's sunny - you many not want to leave the impressive gardens.
This is a surprise attraction for many visitors to Sherborne, with the centre showing visitors how clean water used to be distributed to people in the town. There is plenty of attractions inside the centre to keep people busy and families will love the steam engines, massive water wheels and interactive displays.