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a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset

Sherborne, Dorset.
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About Sherborne

This delightful small north Dorset town is blest with an array of fine medieval buildings. These range from beautiful domestic Tudor properties to its fine Abbey, and two historic castles. The Abbey was begun by Roger de Caen, Bishop of Old Sarum, in the 12th century, and during the next three hundred years many additions and alterations were made until the building was finally completed in the 15th century.

Sherborne castle was originally purchased from the church by Queen Elizabeth I for her favourite, Sir Walter Raleigh. He was the originator of Sherborne Lodge, which was granted to the Digby family after Raleigh's execution in 1616. It is the Digby family, later to become Earls of Bristol, who added the splendid wings to the Lodge, thus the status of castle became more fitting. It was from Sherborne castle that William of Orange issued his proclamation in 1688. The ruins of "old" Sherborne castle can be seen outside the town.

Within Sherborne's picturesque winding streets there are many other noted buildings, and you can easily identify some of the earlier Monastic buildings, these form part of Sherborne school which was founded in 1550.

There are Almshouses, and two museums offer fascinating displays and information on the history of Sherborne and its people. There are pleasant relaxing gardens, and noted inns can be found both in and outside the town. Guided walks can be arranged through the local tourist information centre. There are some lovely shops and a market is held each Thursday and Saturday.

The softly glowing Ham stone of which most of the town properties are built, lends warmth and atmosphere to what is already a unique and attractive place.

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Half Moon by Marston's Inns in Sherborne, Dorset, England3 stars

Half Moon by Marston's Inns

Sherborne, Dorset, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
A 1-minute walk from the beautiful Sherborne Abbey, the Half Moon provides stylish accommodation in the centre of this pretty Dorset town. With a restaurant and bar, there is free parking and Wi-Fi at...
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Plume of Feathers in Sherborne, Dorset, England

Plume of Feathers

Sherborne, Dorset, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Dating back to 1590, Plume of Feathers is a beautiful and historic inn is opposite the world famous Sherborne Abbey. The property offers free parking, free WiFi, homemade food and real ales....
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Cumberland House in Sherborne, Dorset, England4 stars

Cumberland House

Sherborne, Dorset, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
Cumberland House is located in the market town of Sherborne. There is free WiFi access available and the property offers free on-site parking. Each room here will provide you with a TV and tea/coffee...
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The Crown at Sherborne in Sherborne, Dorset, England4 stars

The Crown at Sherborne

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Featuring free WiFi, The Crown at Sherborne offers accommodation in Sherborne. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms ...
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Woodview Guesthouse in Sherborne, Dorset, England

Woodview Guesthouse

Sherborne, Dorset, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Woodview Guesthouse offers accommodation in Sherborne. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the roo...
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Kingfisher Cottage in Sherborne, Dorset, England

Kingfisher Cottage

Sherborne, Dorset, England (1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction NE)
Set 47 km from Bath and 39 km from Weymouth, Kingfisher Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Sherborne. It provides free private parking. The kitchen has an oven. A TV is featured. There is a...
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Woodpecker Cottage in Sherborne, Dorset, England

Woodpecker Cottage

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