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Sherborne Abbey

Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
+44 1935 812452
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Beautiful and interesting.

We were able to attend Choral Evensong and the choir was wonderful. Stained glass is well worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer J
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Breathtakingly beautiful!

Decided to visit based on other reviews. We were not disappointed. The inside is a testament to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lynn P
Upton Upon Severn, United Kingdom
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“fan vaulting” (28 reviews)
“stained glass” (18 reviews)
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Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England
+44 1935 812452
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were able to attend Choral Evensong and the choir was wonderful. Stained glass is well worth a look.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to visit based on other reviews. We were not disappointed. The inside is a testament to our past craftsmen, and was simply stunning. Intricate carving on wood and stone at every turn was truly beautiful. Lots of stained glass is still in situ, unlike...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Must be one of the best collections of stain glass windows we have seen, and the roof bosses are also impressive. We stopped by chance and were well pleased that we did. The building looks really "cared" for, despite being expensive to maintain. For those...More

Thank johnfpedley
Reviewed 1 week ago

thoroughly enjoyable walk around the interior of the abbey, brilliant vaulted cielings and sarcophagi to look at at ones liesure

Thank wdfndn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a magnificent building with a fascinating history. We would love to have spent more time there and will return in the future.

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area for a party on the Saturday night and decided on the Sunday to attend a church service at the Abbey. It was in fact the Joint Schools' Service but we were invited to stay and very much enjoyed the solemnity...More

Thank GCR484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful experience for a visit to this gem tucked away in the Dorset countryside. If you are in the area go and have a look around and pend a few minutes sat on a pew and reflect.

Thank BigmacCheshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If visiting Sherborne, then a visit to the Abbey is a must. The abbey is ever so impressive in its design and elegance. What craftsmen they must have been. Take time to sit and enjoy the experience. Remeber these buildings dont run for free

2  Thank Derek M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building which as described above offers a great way to see the roof. That alone makes your visit worthwhile.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than Wells Cathedral and York Minster, both visited recently. A must do when visiting Sherborne.

Thank jenny_latimer
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