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Sherborne Abbey

Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
+44 1935 812452
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If only the Abbey could talk!

Met by a very pleasant lady who certainly knew her brief. A positive mine of information about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hal1963
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Bolton, United Kingdom
So much to see

Sherborne Abbey is ancient but is kept well up to date. There's masses to see, inside and outside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gillian G
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Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Met by a very pleasant lady who certainly knew her brief. A positive mine of information about the history of the Abbey and the people associated with its long history. Able to freely walk around, entrance free but well worth a donation to help maintain...More

Thank Hal1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sherborne Abbey is ancient but is kept well up to date. There's masses to see, inside and outside. The roof arches are amazing and the guides inside will tell you all about the history. The Queen's been a couple of times and the 20th century...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sherborne Abbey as a masterpiece of ecclesiastical architecture with a fine vaulted ceiling. It has strong military collections with a number of regimental flags.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here twice now and it's absolutely superb! Definitely worth a visit if you're going to be in this beautiful town.

Thank Therese J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty of history here. The Abbey is in an attractive area, next to Sherborne School. Do go inside and look.

Thank Gabrielle S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Lovely setting and warm-coloured stone façade. Wasn't expecting the interior to be as sumptuous ... fine floor tiles, beautiful vaulted ceiling, lovely stained-glass windows and intricately carved stonework throughout. Very fine indeed.

Thank Tosca1962
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I have been fortunate enough to be brought up in this wonderful town and this wonderful building epitomises sherborne it's stunning with wonderful architecture and always a warm welcome from the guardians the look after the abbey thoroughly recommend it to people of my own...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I confess I find the Abbey's exterior rather forbidding - it's the way the very special deep coloured stone has darkened so much, I suppose. Inside, however, is the real glory - the most glorious fan vaulting that you will find anywhere. A tip. if...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Another magical music festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Amazingly beautiful music in a truly magical setting. The highlight being Nicola Benedetti's performance of Beethoven's violin concerto. An absolute treat. The pews remain a major source of torture even with the new cushions, and...More

Thank roykbourne
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This amazing building so full of history is a joy at any time. But to get the full flavour of its purpose try to attend a service or concert here. Only with the Abbey full of people and stirring music can you appreciate it at...More

Thank Alan F
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