Welcome to Sherborne
“The world’s favourite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.”
- Edwin Way Teale
Suddenly, everyone is bustling about and everything is busting out. The weather is trying to make up its mind if it’s spring or summer or whether a touch of winter is still allowed. Gardens are sprouting crazily and people are buzzing around, attending all of the plant fairs, coffee mornings, charity events and lovely concerts with which Sherborne is so blessed. Before you know it, the late Spring Bank Holiday will be here with the Castle Country Fair. Hold on to your hat!
Sherborne gardens spring into all their loveliness!
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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.