Sherborne

With its warm atmosphere and endless charm, this medieval market town is a great venture with a wealth of historic buildings.

Sherborne is a market town in northwest Dorset, England. It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale. Sherborne's historic buildings include Sherborne Abbey, its manor house, independent schools, and two castles: the ruins of a 12th-century fortified palace and the 16th-century mansion known as Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh. Much of the old town, including the abbey and many medieval and Georgian buildings, is built from distinctive ochre-coloured ham stone. Other notable historic buildings in the town include the almshouses of saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, founded in 1438 and expanded in the Victorian era in medieval style architecture.
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  • Sherborne: view from the Abbey roof (Dorset)
  • Sherborne, Street
  • Sherborne Abbey (Dorset)
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