Sherborne Events 2020

Here’s What’s Coming Up in Sherborne and surrounding villages. For What’s Coming Up in the surrounding area please click here 


Saturday 21 March/Concert: JS Bach Mass in B Minor Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 7.30pm Sherborne Chamber Choir & Sherborne Baroque Players. £5-£20, U18 free. Tickets from Sherborne TIC

Saturday 21 March/Wonderful Woodland Creatures Story & Craft Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10.30-11.30am Join us to find out about the weird, wild, wonderful things found in our woodlands. For children. Free. 01935 812683

Tuesday 24 March/Sherborne Twinning Association AGM:  Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3EL 7.30 for 8pm  Learn about Granville with whom Sherborne is twinned. Speaker on French food and Wine from the Cross Keys. Light refreshments. Raffle.

Wednesday 25 March/Talk: Sherborne Science Café Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 7.30pm Talk: ‘Understanding Epilepsy’ by Prof Roland Jones Bath University. £2 donation on the door

Wednesday 25 March/Lunchtime organ recital  Sherborne Abbey, DT9 3LQ 1pm 40 minute organ recital. Retiring collection.

Thursday 26 March/Talk: “Bulbs, tubers & corms” Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR 2.30-3.30pm Free spring talk about bulbs, tubers & corms. 01935 814633

Friday 27 March/Christian Aid Lent Lunch: Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne DT9 3NL 12.30-1.30pm Shared lunch of soup, rolls, cheese, fruit & cup of tea or coffee. Proceeds to Christian Aid. £4 on the door. More info: 01963 251527

Saturday 28 March/Linocut Printing Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10am-4pm ArtsLink workshop with Ann Fagan. Max. 10 students. £68 or £61 for Friends of ArtsLink. 01935 815899

Saturday 28 March/Music : Garrick & Etheridge Yetminster Jubilee Hall, Yetminster DT9 6LG 7.30pm Artsreach live music event. Bar. Tickets £10, U18 £6. Tel: 01935 873719 or Yetminster Spar Shop.

Sunday 29 March/Mindful Market: Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA 10am-4pm Vegan living. Fermented food & drinks, fashion, holistics and more.

Tuesday 31 March/Folk music: Bob Fox Mill Farm, Bradford Abbas, DT9 6RE 6.45pm Live music from Bob Fox, English Folk Singer. Bar. £15 from:

Wednesday 15 April/Talk on ‘The Ecology of Badgers’ by Ian Mortimer of the Dorset Mammal Group. Organised by the Sherborne Group of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, the talk will be at the Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL at 7.30pm.  Cost £3.00.

Sunday 14 June/Race for Life at 11am at Yeovil College, Mudford Road, Yeovil, BA21 4DR. A 5k to raise valuable funds for life-saving research. Enter now at Or email:;    Tel: 0203 932 4556.



Welcome to Sherborne

Welcome to Sherborne in Dorset, a picture perfect town full of history, independent shops and plenty to see and do. Browse the headings and drop down menus to find out what’s happening in this vibrant market town and what events are coming up. You’ll also find useful information about where to stay and what to visit in the surrounding area. We hope you enjoy your visit!


With its quaint, quintessential high street overseen by romantic castle ruins decorating the top of the hill, and Capability Brown designed gardens in a location once enjoyed by dashing Tudor Sir Walter Raleigh while residing in the “new” castle, Sherborne is perfect for the Instagram Generation.The magnificent glorious golden Abbey takes centre place in the town alongside the charming arches of the picturesque almshouse and whatever the season, or the weather, the town provides the perfect frame!Never heard of it? Discover Sherborne, in northwest Dorset, a beautiful, small market town with a population of about 12,000 which combines history, culture and a host of events and activities. Whether you are interested in walking in rolling countryside, enjoying a wide variety of pubs and restaurants or finding out about the Abbey and the two castles, Sherborne will provide you with fantastic memories and experiences.The ancient market town of Sherborne is famous for its historic buildings including its Abbey Church, the renowned Sherborne Boys’ School and two castles. The Abbey and many of the medieval and Georgian buildings are built from  distinctive ochre-coloured hamstone.

Sherborne is a popular centre of activity for locals and visitors alike. It is known for its cultural events and festivals as well as its beautiful high street. Cheap Street is home to a wide range of independent shops offering fashion, gifts, antiques, local food, specialist chocolates, wine and more.

Sherborne was constituted as a cathedral city around AD 705. When visiting Dorset, Sherborne is an ideal place to stay with a main line railway station straight to Waterloo, London. The writer Sir Simon Jenkins called Sherborne “the prettiest small town in Dorset”but come and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed! Click on the videos below to enjoy more of this beautiful town.

Sherborne – the perfect English market town

Sherborne is a surprising, small historic town in the north-west of Dorset. Surprising because of its history reverberating with tales of Wessex kings, uprisings and rebellion, but also its sense of spirituality embodied in its historic abbey and the influence of its famous public school with its role call of influential alumni from Alan Turing to John le Carré and more recently Chris Martin from Coldplay.

It has a growing population of about 12,000, 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 Church  the town has a number of buildings of architectural note including the 16th century Sherborne Castle and 18th century school. Within the town the narrow streets are lined with an eclectic mix of fascinating grey stone buildings interspersed with early timber-framed, gabled-ended houses and local Ham stone structures.

The bustling town and surrounding area offers visitors many attractive sights, a fascinating variety of independent shops and chains plus a choice mix of coffee shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

Sherborne Abbey at night ©AndréDurand

On the surface, Sherborne might appear a quiet town but don’t be fooled, 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.


Pannier Market on the Parade every Thursday and Saturday

Country Market in Church Hall, Digby Road, Thursday mornings, 9:00am-11:30am

Farmers’ Market 3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm. 




Saturday Antiques & Flea Market – held the fourth Saturday every month (exc. April and December), Church Hall, Digby Road. 9am-4pm.

Monthly Book Fair – every third Saturday, Church Hall, Digby Road. 9:30am-4pm.

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