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Six Arches, near the River Wye, Scorton, Lancashire

Scorton

in the county of Lancashire

Fowers on the platform.

Minehead

a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

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Recommended Towns & Villages near Sherborne

Poyntington, Dorset

Poyntington (2 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction N)

This is a delightful small village situated in the picturesque Blackmore Vale where the Dorset and Somerset boundary meets...

Hardy's Dorset

Melbury Osmond (3 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction SW)

A long, winding lane, flanked by grassy banks covered in fern and wild flowers, leads to the picture postcard village of Melbury Osmond..

Minterne Magna

Minterne Magna (22 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction S)

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Sturminster Newton in Dorset

Sturminster Newton (40 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset (9.3 miles, 15.0 km, direction E)

A small attractive Market Town in Dorset...

Cerne Abbas, Dorset

Cerne Abbas (68 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction S)

Famous for its huge chalk 'rude' giant, Cerne Abbas is a lovely ancient village in Dorset...

The Sydling Valley, Dorset

Sydling St Nicholas (22 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction S)

This is a particularly scenic village lying deep in a chalk-stream valley between open downs. Every approach to it is beautiful, whether crossing the hills from Cerne Abbas or Maiden Newton, or coming up the waters of the River Cerne between meadows flooded with spring lambs and ponies...

A picture of Martock

Martock (22 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset (11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction W)

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

Old brick farm building on staddle stones in Gillingham, Dorset

Gillingham (6 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset (12.0 miles, 19.3 km, direction NE)

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Stour Valley Summer

Shillingstone (461 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (12.0 miles, 19.3 km, direction E)

A picturesque village in the county of Dorset..

Stourton in Wiltshire

Stourton (90 Pictures)

in the county of Wiltshire (13.8 miles, 22.2 km, direction NE)

Stourton is noted for the church dedicated to St. Peter where you can see many memorials to the famous Hoare banking family and for the house which was the families ancestral home...

Milton Abbas in Dorset

Milton Abbas (50 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (14.0 miles, 22.5 km, direction SE)

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...

Gold Hill

Shaftesbury (95 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset (14.4 miles, 23.1 km, direction E)

Shaftsbury is Dorset's only hill-top town, with its long history and good views it is particularly attractive to tourists...

St Mary's Church, Netherbury, Dorset

Netherbury (6 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (15.0 miles, 24.2 km, direction SW)

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Langport in Somerset. All Saints church on the hill overlooking the town

Langport (7 Pictures)

in the county of Somerset (15.1 miles, 24.2 km, direction NW)

This old town cradled at the heart of the Somerset Levels, sits bounded by the soft rolling Somerset countryside...

Bryanston, Dorset. Bryanston School buildings and surrounding area - taken from a model helicopter.

Bryanston (2 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (15.9 miles, 25.6 km, direction SE)

The town was initially the town of Brian de Lisle, a Baron at the court of King John...

Thomas Hardy's cottage in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset

Higher Bockhampton (3 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (15.9 miles, 25.6 km, direction S)

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Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton (3 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction SE)

Athelhampton lies close to the little River Piddle which almost entirely encircles Athelhampton House which was built in the 15th-century by Sir William Martyn who was granted the lands and a license to build upon them by King Henry VII in the year 1483...

Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury (103 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset (16.4 miles, 26.4 km, direction NW)

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

Dorchester (86 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset (16.5 miles, 26.5 km, direction S)

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. On the outskirts of the town you will find Hardy’s birthplace and family home in Higher.....

East knoyle village hall & Church, East Knoyle, Wiltshire

East Knoyle (9 Pictures)

in the county of Wiltshire (17.2 miles, 27.7 km, direction NE)

East Knoyle is situated where the Wiltshire countryside blends into Dorset. The landscape is quite stunning, it has a dramatically changing face of sweeping pastures and hillsides...

Recommended attractions near Sherborne

Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Castle (80 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)

Many fascinating tales remain from the time when Sherborne Castle was lived in by Sir Walter Raleigh, a favourite of Elizabeth I......

Sherborne Abbey at night

Sherborne Abbey (7 Pictures)

(0.7 miles, 1.2 km)

Without doubt this magnificent Abbey built centuries ago of creamy Ham stone ranks amongst the finest Abbey churches anywhere in.....

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum (3 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction NW)

The Fleet Air Arm Museum houses Europe's largest Naval aviation collection. Go on-board Concorde and be transported by a.....

Montacute House

Montacute House (68 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.9 km, direction W)

This is one of the most glittering of all the great Elizabethan mansions in England. It is built of glowing honey-coloured Ham.....

Lytes Cary Manor, June 2009

Lytes Cary Manor (42 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction NW)

Intimate manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel, this was home to medieval.....

Cerne Giant in Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Cerne Abbas Giant (2 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.2 km, direction S)

This magnificent figure cut into the turf of a chalk hillside is best viewed from the north of the village. He is known as "The.....

Stourhead frozen lake sunset

Stourhead (94 Pictures)

(13.8 miles, 22.3 km, direction NE)

Designed by Henry Hoare II, Stourhead is one of England's most picturesque landscape gardens with classic temples and palladian.....

Barrington Court, Somerset

Barrington Court (49 Pictures)

(15.2 miles, 24.4 km, direction W)

Barrington Court is an attractive 16th-century house built in the engaging "E" shaped style of the period in mellow Ham Hill.....

Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury Tor (37 Pictures)

(15.8 miles, 25.4 km, direction NW)

Swirling mists rise over the Somerset Levels, where approaching the town of Glastonbury, suddenly above the mist you catch a.....

Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton House (10 Pictures)

(15.8 miles, 25.5 km, direction SE)

Athelhampton House is a fine example of a 15th Century house nestling in deepest Dorset...

Chalice Well Entrance

The Chalice Well Gardens (11 Pictures)

(15.9 miles, 25.6 km, direction NW)

There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....

Thomas Hardy's cottage in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset

Hardy's Cottage (4 Pictures)

(16.0 miles, 25.8 km, direction S)

Home of poet and novelist Thomas Hardy until the age of 34. Under the Greenwood Tree and Far from the Madding Crowd were.....

Glastonbury Abbey, Fall 2006

Glastonbury Abbey (95 Pictures)

(16.1 miles, 25.9 km, direction NW)

This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian.....

The Roman Town House, Dorchester, Dorset

Roman Town House (1 Pictures)

(16.4 miles, 26.3 km, direction S)

The Roman Town House was a discovery of the 1930's. From excavations beneath the ground came a rich feast of Roman history that.....

The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester. Dorset

The Keep Military Museum (15 Pictures)

(16.4 miles, 26.4 km, direction S)

This exciting keep is the home of the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset. Here visitors with a keen interest in all things.....

The Nine Stones, Stone Circle in Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset

The Nine Stones (1 Pictures)

(16.8 miles, 27.0 km, direction S)

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Amur leopard

The Wildlife Park at Cricket St. Thomas (2 Pictures)

(17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction W)

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Maiden Castle, Dorset

Maiden Castle (10 Pictures)

(17.6 miles, 28.3 km, direction S)

The finest and one of the largest Iron Age hill forts in Europe...

Wells Cathedral in Wells, Somerset

Wells Cathedral (99 Pictures)

(18.6 miles, 29.9 km, direction N)

Wells Cathedral is the most perfect example of an ecclesiastical city from the days when the order of life was God, King and.....

Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Somerset. A former Cistercian foundation. Photo taken September 1991.

Forde Abbey (12 Pictures)

(18.8 miles, 30.2 km, direction SW)

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