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Sherborne Abbey

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Address: Abbey Close, Sherborne, England
Phone Number: 01935/812452
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Beautiful attraction

We spent a romantic weekend in Sherborne and decided to look at the stunning abbey. This is a truly magnificent structure and a beautiful location. The weekend was a little rainy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Andrew K
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Somerset
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Somerset
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a romantic weekend in Sherborne and decided to look at the stunning abbey. This is a truly magnificent structure and a beautiful location. The weekend was a little rainy so we intend to revisit in the summer and have a picnic in the grounds.

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Thank Andrew K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Abbey on a recent overnight stay in Sherborne. We were most impressed with both the exterior and interior of the Abbey. Calm and serene well worth a visit.

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Thank Costas K
Guildford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Abbey is picture perfect, our friends went inside the Abbey and they said it was very beautiful.

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Thank Jacqueline G
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Sherborne Abbey for the first time and thought it was wonderful. The Abbey is tucked away in the heart of Sherborne right next to the boys school. The architecture of the Abbey and the surrounding buildings is beautiful. The sun was shining and this lit up the inside of the Abbey and seemed to accentuate the high ceilings and... More 

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Thank Andrew050665
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live locally and are really lucky to have such a wonderful historic building in the centre of town....the vaulted ceiling is particularly special.

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Thank hunterofhotels
London
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little bit of history, free to walk around, some little rooms towards the back commemorating those in the wars and a chapel.

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Thank Sarah B
London
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bridesmaid here in 1970 and remember being overwhelmed by the whole experience. We went for Christmas midnight mass and it was beautiful. The organ music was stunning and I was overwhelmed once again by this beautiful place.

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Thank Joandgraham
North Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our journey from Somerset to London my cousin suggested we stop in Sherborne. Oh, if only we'd had more time. It's a fascinating and beautiful spot. Both the interior and exterior of The Abbey are interesting and stunning. The choir was practicing during our visit which added a richness to our experience. Definitely worth a visit. Maybe two.

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Thank Michele D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Very special place to find sanctuary and peace.... Had also visited in April of last year when I was fortunate to hear the Sherborne School choir perform - not to be missed!

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Thank IntrepidExp
Sydney, Australia
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142 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Being Australian I love to visit abbeys churches and this Abbey is excellent in good condition and with a lot of history, and the mosaics and woodwork on the choir area is wonderful. If you leave a note they will read it out at the services so if you wish to pray for someone special leave a note.

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