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Sherborne Abbey

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Handsome edifice

From any and every angle this is a fine building, inside and out. The honey-coloured stone emits a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birchington, United Kingdom
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Stunning !

Visited the Abbey with my lady friend. I'm originally from Dorset but knew hardly anything about... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Mark M
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
+44 1935 812452
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From any and every angle this is a fine building, inside and out. The honey-coloured stone emits a glow, even on a winter's day. Sherbirne is a beautiful town and the Abbey Church is its finest treasure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Goomsu
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

A magnificent building with lots of spectacular buildings around the outside connected with the abbey is a beautiful site and seems to transport you back in time. Within the abbey itself there are many laminates to explain features of interest. A beautiful display in preparation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Visited the Abbey with my lady friend. I'm originally from Dorset but knew hardly anything about the Abbey -- the very knowledgeable "guide" Malcom soon changed that ! It's a fascinating building with an amazing history - as well as being beautiful architecturally - if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This abbey is truly magnificent and well worth a visit if in the area. The stone work illuminates in the sun giving it a golden appearance, with beautiful stained glass windows and an ornate roof which is more impressive as you go towards the alter....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Amazing building. Lots of interesting items to look at. Beautiful stained glass windows. Very peaceful place. Lovely place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RachelBromley
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Lovely peaceful place with beautiful stained glass windows. A free leaflet is available explaining the history and some of it's highlights. You can write your own prayers in the prayer book and they will be offered at their daily service. It is lovely to know...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RosieRoun
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We had a short visit here after Sunday lunch in the town. Lovely and peaceful and the ceilings are amazing - what structure! Pretty stained glass too. We had young children with us, and there was a treasure hunt to occupy them. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margo37
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I loved this Abbey! It is stunning to look at. It was warm and welcoming. We were welcomed by a very nice gentleman who was willing to tell us as much as we wanted to hear about the Abbey and its history. It is beautiful....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JMH4
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Both our grandchildren attend schools in Sherborne and use the Abbey for services. It was great to see the Abbey empty and be able to wander round absorbing the history

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tam_alm2
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The heart of the town, and a place to reflect, think, worship, understand something of Dorset, and sing your heart out at a service. a++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David L
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from SuePaz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. It’s about a 5minute walk depending on your ability.
April 15, 2018|
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Response from JessiesGrandma47 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is large Car Park called Culverhayes, off Lomg Street or other access from Ludboune Road. Also other Pay And Display behind Half Moon Hotel, and off Trendle Street. There is some roadside parking in streets a... More