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Sherborne Abbey

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Stunning !

Visited the Abbey with my lady friend. I'm originally from Dorset but knew hardly anything about... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Mark M
Blackpool, United Kingdom
A truly magnificent place of worship

This abbey is truly magnificent and well worth a visit if in the area. The stone work illuminates... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
+44 1935 812452
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

A magnificent building with lots of spectacular buildings around the outside connected with the abbey is a beautiful site and seems to transport you back in time. Within the abbey itself there are many laminates to explain features of interest. A beautiful display in preparation...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Visited the Abbey with my lady friend. I'm originally from Dorset but knew hardly anything about the Abbey -- the very knowledgeable "guide" Malcom soon changed that ! It's a fascinating building with an amazing history - as well as being beautiful architecturally - if...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This abbey is truly magnificent and well worth a visit if in the area. The stone work illuminates in the sun giving it a golden appearance, with beautiful stained glass windows and an ornate roof which is more impressive as you go towards the alter....More

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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing building. Lots of interesting items to look at. Beautiful stained glass windows. Very peaceful place. Lovely place.

Thank RachelBromley
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Lovely peaceful place with beautiful stained glass windows. A free leaflet is available explaining the history and some of it's highlights. You can write your own prayers in the prayer book and they will be offered at their daily service. It is lovely to know...More

Thank RosieRoun
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We had a short visit here after Sunday lunch in the town. Lovely and peaceful and the ceilings are amazing - what structure! Pretty stained glass too. We had young children with us, and there was a treasure hunt to occupy them. Well worth a...More

Thank Margo37
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I loved this Abbey! It is stunning to look at. It was warm and welcoming. We were welcomed by a very nice gentleman who was willing to tell us as much as we wanted to hear about the Abbey and its history. It is beautiful....More

Thank JMH4
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Both our grandchildren attend schools in Sherborne and use the Abbey for services. It was great to see the Abbey empty and be able to wander round absorbing the history

Thank tam_alm2
Reviewed 20 October 2018

The heart of the town, and a place to reflect, think, worship, understand something of Dorset, and sing your heart out at a service. a++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Thank David L
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Magnificent building, the ceiling is stunning, use the mirror, don't crick your neck. This is a must visit.

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Response from SuePaz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. It’s about a 5minute walk depending on your ability.
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Response from JessiesGrandma47 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is large Car Park called Culverhayes, off Lomg Street or other access from Ludboune Road. Also other Pay And Display behind Half Moon Hotel, and off Trendle Street. There is some roadside parking in streets a... More