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“gothic old world beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey
Abbey Close, Sherborne, England
01935/812452
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Sherborne
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Poole, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“gothic old world beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Just walking up to the building is breathtaking and draws you in. It's beauty is impressive. Definitely have a look inside. It's huge with so much to see and take in. Little prayer rooms inside. I didn't get to go to a service here but I did stay for about 45 minutes just looking around and said a prayer and light a candle. There were only about 5 other people here besides myself and there is no fee. I also had a long sit on the benches around the abbey. A beautiful place and must see if you are around.

Visited March 2014
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A welcoming and beautiful building, worth a visit. The vaulted ceiling is especially impressive and there is lovely stained glass windows.

Visited May 2014
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Bruton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Venue for Main Event of Sherborne Festival 2014”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Sir James and Lady Galway gave their usual consumate performances of music for Flute(s)! Acoustics were of good standard but pews were a bit uncomfortable it must be said!

Visited May 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We happen to arrive at the Abbey just prior to the start of the service, This was very good especially the choir but the building was truly beautiful

Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Beautiful historic Abbey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Sherborne Abbey is the heart of the town and an integral part of the lives of the townspeople including the school boys and girls. Beautiful classic stone architecture. Full of history. Certainly worth visiting.

Visited March 2014
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