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Address: The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1935 812452
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9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Perhaps the most impressive building in Dorset

Dominating Sherborne with its honey coloured hamstone walls, the Abbey is very much worth visiting. The vaulted roof is spectacular and beautifully painted. It is well worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dominating Sherborne with its honey coloured hamstone walls, the Abbey is very much worth visiting. The vaulted roof is spectacular and beautifully painted. It is well worth attending one of the popular services with lovely music and singing.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey was splendid in candlelight. The choir was magnificent. The readers were splendid and it was a most uplifting experience. Cushions on the pews were an unexpected bonus.

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Thank Madge M
Haytor Vale, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The windows and the light coming in on a sunny day is an absolute delight. Many people may walk past this building, but I advise that you visit. It was wonderfully peaceful. While there do try and visit the Dorsetshire Regiment chapel behind the main altar.

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Thank Richard B
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtakingly beautiful and a great evening with the Sherborne School Service - the building is just amazing - well worth a visit.

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Deddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to be able to attend one of the regular lunch-time organ concerts held most Wednesday as well as sung evensong. This gave us a a couple of chances to take in the beautiful old building. Made to feel most welcome.

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Thank MarketMunchers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is one of the most beautiful Abbeys in the UK. The fan vaulting on the main isle is second to none. It's very clean and well kept together. It's quite vast inside. But really worth looking into, if your in the area.

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Thank Jackie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey is extremely beautiful, the architecture is amazing . We had tour and listened to the history quite interesting

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Thank Lucianna B
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A beautiful abbey with a wealth of history attached to it. You are welcome to look around and take in the wonderful architecture.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

It would be a rare individual who never needed to sit or stand and stare for some moments; to contemplate. This is a fine place to do it if you are making a "secular visit". the famous ceiling is certainly something to see and there is a special mirror-table that can help you do this without bending your neck. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Called in late afternoon with the sun pouring through the magnificent stained glass windows. Met by a very nice gentleman who was able to point out things of interest to us. Well worth a visit.

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