Group Travel

Sherborne Welcomes Groups

Whether your visit is for one hour or one day, Sherborne is a fascinating destination for groups.

Situated in the northern part of West Dorset, Sherborne is conveniently located on the A30, near the A303 and is on the main South West Trains line from London Waterloo to Exeter.  Bristol, Exeter and Southampton are all within an hour and a half’s drive and it is only thirty miles from the Portland Cruise Terminal. Sherborne can offer a full day out or will fit well into a day which may be taking in such sights as The Cerne Giant, Gold Hill in Shaftesbury or Stonehenge.

Sherborne is considered one of the South West’s most beautiful towns and its rich heritage offers plenty of places to visit,  including the historic Abbey, two Castles (one ruined; one a furnished stately home, with lovely gardens and lake), the Almshouse, the Steam and Waterwheel Centre and the excellent Museum. Our resident blue badge guide is always happy to provide groups with an insight into 1000 years of history. Add in the shopping, markets and a wide choice of cafes and restaurants – and even free lunchtime concerts – and you have a lovely day out for your group. In addition there are many regular and special events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, fairs and fireworks. Please see the What’s Coming Up column to the right for events in Sherborne, and click here for events in towns and villages nearby.

If you are looking for accommodation locally, there is a range of options which can sleep 10 or more.

Sherborne is pleased to welcome coaches and the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has a welcome pack which includes vouchers for free tea/coffee for the driver. As well as a coach park and a drop-off point by the TIC, the town has a number of convenient car parks. There are public toilets by the coach park and by the TIC drop-off point.

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