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Sherborne Abbey

The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
+44 1935 812452
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Spectacular medieval building

The main highlight of Sherborne Abbey is its spectacular painted ceiling above the quire. Worth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rossco90
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Melbourne, Australia
Amazing!

On our way home from holiday we discovered this wonderful abbey. Such a peaceful place. The guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
heather0215
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Purton, United Kingdom
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The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
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"beautiful building"
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"fan vaulting"
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"the stained glass windows"
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"amazing architecture"
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"worth a visit"
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"pretty town"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
in 14 reviews
"west window"
in 9 reviews
"old church"
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"saxon kings"
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"choir stalls"
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"steeped in history"
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"high street"
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"lovely place"
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"organ"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The main highlight of Sherborne Abbey is its spectacular painted ceiling above the quire. Worth visiting just for that.

1  Thank Rossco90
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way home from holiday we discovered this wonderful abbey. Such a peaceful place. The guides were very knowledgeable. So much history and atmosphere. Do visit it’s so worth it.

Thank heather0215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited just after the Sunday service. The congregation all seemed happy smiley people. The Abbey has a long and interesting history. It avoided the dissolution of the Abbeys by becoming the Paish church . It's a beautiful building nice bright and airy . Lots of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable visit to the abbey. All the volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful. The stained glass windows are breathtaking.

1  Thank pegmel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clearly some of the banners had been hanging there 'forever' judging by their condition. A lot of past information and interesting architecture. Not mush outside the actual building but if you like to see an ancient abbey this is worth a visit.

1  Thank NeilP451
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

A very nicely preserved abbey dating back over 1000 years Free admission but donations requested Often the venue for concerts and other cultural activities

1  Thank Albia-Newton
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and welcoming, with history going back to 700 AD. We especially loved the jack in the green.

1  Thank Dorothy M
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is really one of the top quality church buildings in England, and very few visitors. The fan ceiling is exceptional and the storey of the reactions of the villagers about not being allowed to visit the large church is very interesting and reflects the...More

1  Thank huys25
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A stunning and well maintained abbey. A focal point and must visit location of Sherborne. It is a beautiful location for wedding and baptisms and has a very busy calendar of events, including at Christmas and Easter. It has also been used as a film...More

1  Thank SuePaz
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Fascinating old church in a lovely old town. Loved seeing the roof and the stained glass windows. So much history - as a Saxon cathedral, medieval abbey and now parish church. Free entry as well, just the way it should be.

1  Thank Mike A
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Roland_775
16 April 2018|
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Response from JessiesGrandma47 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is large Car Park called Culverhayes, off Lomg Street or other access from Ludboune Road. Also other Pay And Display behind Half Moon Hotel, and off Trendle Street. There is some roadside parking in streets a... More
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Vialli844
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Response from JessiesGrandma47 | Reviewed this property |
Sherborne’s Main Street is on a hill. But, it’s as Dusabled-friendly as most towns. Access to Abbey is straightforward.
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