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Sherborne Abbey

Address: Abbey Close, Sherborne, England
Phone Number: 01935/812452
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Sherborne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Don't hesitate to go in if you are in Sherborne and if not, make a special journey, this is a wonderful place. The fan vaulted ceiling is amazing and there are a lot of interesting items to see, so take your time to enjoy it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, ancient abbey, with wonderful fan vaulting, and little side chapels. Some lovlely wood carvings.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Founded 1300 years ago, the church was a Benedictine abbey .It has one of the best fan vaulted roofs and many chapels

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Isle of Wight
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a beautiful abbey, and visitors are made very welcome. The ceiling is particularly stunning. A must-see if you're in Sherborne!

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Devon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

All round good weekend with friends from across the west country. Who enjoy walking along country lanes and rights of way in all weathers

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Swanage
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

After arriving back from the US we were desperate for some "heritage" and Sherborne Abbey, dating back to 705 AD was just up our street. Although we didn't go inside, we enjoyed a walk around the Abbey and through the prestigious Sherborne School. Even a glimpse of this historic landmark is sure to lift the spirit. Britain is full of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely - far better than we'd have guessed. Well worth the visit. Very welcoming guides also. Make a point of also seeing behind the alter and in the choir

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London
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25 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beautiful Abbey. Amazing inside. We spent 30 min here looking around. The Christmas tree in the entrance was really beautiful

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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Lovely grounds, beautiful abbey. We're very fortunate to have our kids school concert there and the acoustics are wonderful. Highly recommend a visit.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you go to one Abbey in Dorset, make it this one. It is superb ! Do not miss the Victorian Misericords, these are some what bazaar carvings under the seats in the choir, they include, a man pulling his mouth open, the last judgement,a chained monkey,a man whipping a boy ( yes I know!!) an archer and a women... More 

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