History round every corner

With not one but two castles  – the ruins of a 12th century fortified palace and a 16th century mansion known as Sherborne Castle, this traditional market town combines architecture through the ages, all the way back to its 8th century place of worship, the Abbey.

A place to live with a bit of everything

Sherborne has long been a destination for buyers seeking a town location with good amenities within walking distance of each other. Cheap Street is the hub of this bustling town with a fantastic selection of independent shops including a baker, butcher and Waitrose supermarket.

Its famous schools integrate into town life

Many know the town for its famous schools – Sherborne School for Boys and Sherborne School for Girls as well as the Prep School.   Their buildings and boarding houses have become an integral part of the fabric of the town, where pupils can be seen walking to lessons, sports fixtures or on a visit to the Abbey.

Spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out

Enjoy the thriving culinary scene – MasterChef winner, Matt Follas, has recently opened his restaurant Bramble, with The Green and The Plume of Feathers nearby. Popular pubs are dotted around the centre of town and Tamburino Gold is a top choice for those seeking superb pizza. If you prefer café society, drop into The Pear Tree or Oliver’s. Feast on the range of independent food shops and delis like Ingredients, and don’t forget Vineyards – an enviable range of wines!

It’s Festival Time!

The Sherborne Abbey Music Festival, International Film Festival and Literary Festival fill up the cultural calendar with plenty in-between and new, on-trend shops like Circus boutique and Elementum are opening up to cater for a younger crowd moving to the country.


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Sherborne Schools:

Primary – Sherborne Abbey C of E, Sherborne Primary
Secondary – The Gryphon

Prep – Sherborne, Hazelgrove
Senior –Sherborne Boys, Sherborne Girls, Leweston

Rail Links:

Sherborne – Waterloo

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