Welcome to Sherborne

September sees the return of all of Sherborne’s societies and associations with their Autumn programmes, be they historical, cultural, literary or more physical! Now is the time to sign up and enlist on courses at Artslink, U3A, the Historical and Literary Societies and NADFAS amongst others.

Watch out for more visitors to the town. The town has recently been visited by some Italian travel bloggers and some Canadian travel writers are expected later in the month. (let us know if you are aware of any connections Sherborne has with Canada.) The bloggers have over 90,000 followers and here are some of the very attractive images they are spreading around (c) Christian Cappello:

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Sherborne – the perfect small English market town

Looking along Long Street

Sherborne is a delightful, small historic town in the north-west of Dorset. It has a total population of about 10,000, having doubled its population during the last 40 years. It lies on the northern slopes of the beautiful Yeo Valley surrounded by wooded hillsides and green pastures.  Dominated by its golden-coloured abbey, the town has a number of buildings of architectural note including the 17th century castle and 18th century school. Within the town the narrow streets are lined with old grey stone buildings interspersed with early timber-framed, gabled-ended houses and local Ham stone structures.

This bustling little town and the surrounding area offers visitors some attractive sights, a pleasing variety of shops and a choice mix of coffee shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. On the surface, Sherborne might appear a quiet town but there is more going on than might be imagined: indeed, the town has innumerable societies and clubs pursuing many interests. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of entertainments from the local amateur dramatic productions to school jazz concerts and classical repertoires, from quiz nights, sporting events and arts lectures, to wine tastings and open gardens. There is definitely something for everyone; you can be as busy or as quiet as you want to be.