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Sherborne Abbey

The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
+44 1935 812452
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Great to see women in power, nice church too!

Awesome to see the change of guard, now that the church of England has let their guard down and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Y1223XBlucyb
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This is a beautiful abbey in the town of Shaftesbury. The stained glass windows and ceilings are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janice H
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
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+44 1935 812452
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"beautiful building"
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"fan vaulting"
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"the stained glass windows"
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"sunday service"
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"amazing architecture"
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"worth a visit"
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"pretty town"
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"lots of history"
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"west window"
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"saxon kings"
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"old church"
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"choir stalls"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome to see the change of guard, now that the church of England has let their guard down and adapted to more equality in religion. Many of the old grumbling guard faces since left, and we are gifted with smiling, warm people such as in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful abbey in the town of Shaftesbury. The stained glass windows and ceilings are amazing. There is a lovely peaceful feeling inside and is wonderfully maintained.

Thank Janice H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in early August. When we entered the Abbey it was apparent that there was a concert going on. I was going to respectfully leave and come back later, however the very friendly staff ushered us in and said we were quite welcome to stand...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Sherborne for lunch and decided to pop into the Abbey an amazing piece of history which apparently takes £2 a minute to run the Abbey is vast and so many different things to look at it is well worth a visit. While we...More

Thank Anita G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sherborne Abbey is extremely beautiful, and was an extremely significant building in historic Sherborne. The architecture inside is beautiful, and the collection of old (rather deteriorated) flags is nice. What's more, it's free to go in with a donation box at hand. This is good,...More

Thank Charlie F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit and helpful guide who answered all the questions. Relaxed feeling & peaceful place to visit. Loved the portable mirror to be able to look a the fantastic ceiling

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much character inside and out...an essential place to look around and spent time exploring when in Sherborne. History interesting and architecturally ornate. Cannot take a dog onto the ecclesiastical grounds though!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst in Sherborne we visited the Abbey which has extensive grounds and is lovely inside, nice and cool on a hot day. On arrival a friendly volunteer welcomed us and provided some useful literature to help us find our way around and see the special...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dominating the town of Sherborne, is this abbey church, bought by a late era knight from King Henry VIII, and thereby saved from destruction, and becoming a parish church. The church was build over several centuries, and in several different styles, with Norman style as...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There has been a church on this site since 705AD as a cathedral,, an abbey and now a church. If in Sherborne it is worth popping in to have a look. Limited parking and it is not clear whether that is for visitors or just...More

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Response from SuePaz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. It’s about a 5minute walk depending on your ability.
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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
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