It’s only right that Sherborne Abbey sits right in the heart of the town as it’s one of the area’s most loved buildings. You’ll be welcome to visit for a look around even if you don’t plan on attending one of the services or the many events that the abbey hosts throughout the year, and one of the most striking features of this Sherborne treasure is the tranquillity that you’ll experience as you make your way around.
The abbey was founded in AD 705 and there are regular guided tours to bring you up to speed on the abbey’s long history. The guides know everything there is to know about the building’s origins, architecture and influence on the town and will bring it to life as you wander with tales and facts. Events include concerts, carol services and organ recitals so it’s worth having a look to see what’s on before you visit so you don’t miss out.
We’ll leave the abbey’s history to the experts when you get there but here’s one tip, take a moment to stop and look up so you don’t miss the stunning vaulted ceilings and look forward to a warm welcome.