WHERE TO STAY IN SHERBORNE
Sherborne has a variety of accommodation on offer, including hotels, pubs and B&Bs. The Tourist Information Office in Digby Road can provide information. Tel: 01935 815341.
The Eastbury Hotel is Sherborne’s only boutique town-house hotel. Known for its quality food – it won a Gold award on the Taste of the West in 2010 – it offers an indoor restaurant and an open-air bistro. Information at www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk
Sherborne also offers a variety of B&Bs. Rated at 4 stars The Pheasants offers a central option at the top of the town www.pheasants.com
If you prefer to be in the countryside, or self-catering, then take a look at Munden House in Alweston, just outside Sherborne. It is an AA 5 star property, also recommended by Alastair Sawday. You can use it as a B&B or alternatively take one of the suites with kitchen, allowing a self-catering option for up to 4 people. See www.mundenhouse.co.uk
HOW TO GET TO SHERBORNE
From London (Heathrow) Airport there is a bus/rail link via Woking and from London (Gatwick) Airport change at Clapham Junction to connect with the train to Sherborne.
By Train: South West trains operate a regular, hourly service taking about 2hr 15mins from London Waterloo to Sherborne. Trains from Exeter and other points in the South West are also regular. For information: www.southwesttrains.co.uk
Taxis are available at Sherborne railway station should you need them. However, the station is in the centre of town within a very short walk of the Abbey, shops and restaurants.
By Car: By road Sherborne is situated on the A 30 between Shaftesbury and Yeovil and can be easily reached from the A 303 at Wincanton.
Sherborne is the ideal place to break the journey for those travelling down to Devon and Cornwall.