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Sherborne Abbey

Closed Now: 09:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 16:30
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Stunning structure

No matter how many times I visit this wonderful church, it never fails to impress. Even on a sad... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Interesting and free.

Very good fan vaulted ceiling. Beautiful stained glass windows. Lovely organ pipes. This abbey is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Devon, United Kingdom
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The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
+44 1935 812452
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All reviews beautiful building fan vaulting the stained glass windows amazing architecture worth a visit lots of history west window old church lovely place choir prayer worship flags donation stonework regiment saxon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No matter how many times I visit this wonderful church, it never fails to impress. Even on a sad occasion such as a funeral the building adds appropriate weight to the occasion. Not to be missed if you are in the area. We used the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good fan vaulted ceiling. Beautiful stained glass windows. Lovely organ pipes. This abbey is more akin to a cathedral than most abbeys. Very well maintained, clean and warm even on a very cold December day. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhileasDevon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

staff on hand to help with questions and guide you round if required.amazing surrounds and history.beautifull architecture,and most of all very warm abbey

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On the 11/11/2018, 100 years after the end of the great war I along with hundreds of fellow veterans, serving soldiers, cadets and civilians attended the celebrations at the memorial. After the laying up of the wreaths we all made our way into the Abbey...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank derekj510
Reviewed 14 December 2018

A magnificent abbey with lots of history and interest. The abbey is truly atmospheric and a quiet place for contemplation. A must see when in Sherborne.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarkandJulieDavis
Reviewed 13 December 2018

It is at this time of year as the dark nights draw in that the Abbey is such a amazing place to visit. The atmosphere and acoustics in this historical building are well worth a visit. There is always a friendly person to welcome you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosie C
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Look into the mirrors below you to see the fan vaulting above you. Dorset’s finest church (run close by Christchurch priory) Glorious testament to the Middle Ages

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank henryhtapper
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

From any and every angle this is a fine building, inside and out. The honey-coloured stone emits a glow, even on a winter's day. Sherbirne is a beautiful town and the Abbey Church is its finest treasure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Goomsu
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark M
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31 July 2018|
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Response from SuePaz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. It’s about a 5minute walk depending on your ability.
15 April 2018|
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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