Sherborne & Area

Welcome to Sherborne and the Surrounding Area

Sherborne is the ancient capital of Dorset and rich in history, culture and interest. The Eastbury is just a short walk away from the town centre and its ancient Abbey. Also close by are Sherborne's historic castles. The town is popular for its shops and is ideal for antiques, fine art and elegant fashions. For more information on Sherborne please see and

Sherborne is surrounded by a wealth of places to visit in both Dorset and Somerset. These include many stately homes and gardens such as Stourhead, Montacute House and Forde Abbey, interesting towns and villages and a choice of historic sites such as Portland Bill and Corfe Castle.

Dorset's unique Jurassic coast, now a World Heritage Site, is easily accessible and not to be missed.

Sherborne's surrounding countryside includes both the Blackmore Vale and the contrasting Dorset downs, with many conservation areas and sites of special interest.

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