The conduit, Sherborne, Dorset

Sherborne is an ideal place to stay when visiting Dorset, possibly England's most beautiful county.  The architectural writer Sir Simon Jenkins calls Sherborne "the prettiest small town in Dorset".   Sherborne is a historic and unspoilt town with two castles (one built by Sir Walter Raleigh), a lake and a magnificent Abbey.   For more information on Sherborne, see

Sherborne Abbey, Dorset

Above: Sherborne Abbey, which can trace its origins back to AD 705.