Things To Do

Local things to see

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There are many National Trust and Heritage properties in Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire to visit and Sherborne is perfectly placed to visit many of them as the town is so central in the county. Dorset is full of gardens attached to The National Garden Scheme for the avid gardener. There are magical walks on the Jurassic coast just 40 minutes away and also some lovely inland walks and cycling. I can accommodate your bicycle for those traveling at a slightly slower pace.
For those who like something different Sherborne runs a music festival in May and a Literary Festival in October. The dates change from year to year but you can find out more on their link www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org and www.sherborneliterarysociety.com and book to see some very interesting and exciting events and people.
There are lots of fun things for the kids to do. Steam trains, Artsreach, Abbotsbury Farm, Monkey world, Fleet air arm museum, Tank museum, Weymouth Sea Life Aquarium adventure park, and many more, not to mention that the sea is only 40 minutes away and a wonderful day on the beach rock pooling or building sand castles.

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Things to do locally

Athelhampton House and Garden

www.althelhampton.com

Hardy’s Cottage

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Kingstone Lacy

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Mapperton House and Gardens

www.mapperton.com

Lulworth Castle and Park

www.lulworth.com

Minterne House and Gardens

www.minterne.co.uk

Sea life centre Weymouth

www.visitsealife.com

Monkey world

www.monkeyworld.org

The Abbotsbury Swannery

www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

The Tank Museum,

www.tankmuseum.org

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

www.lymeregismarineaquarium.co.uk

Durdle Door

www.visit-dorset.com

Sandbanks Beach (Poole)

www.sandbanksbeach.co.uk

South beach (Sudlands)

www.sandbanks.co.uk

Lulworth Cove

www.visit-dorset.com

Ringstead Bay

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Chesil Cove

www.dorset.co.uk

Sherborne Music Festival

www.sherborneabbeyfestival.org

Sherborne Literary Festival

www.sherborneliterarysociety.com

Sherborne Castle Country Fair

www.sherbornecountryfair.com

Explore the area

Explore the lovely abbey town of Sherborne and all it has to offer

Food & Drink

There are some wonderful coffee shops and restaurants. One of my favourites is Oliver’s at the top of Cheap Street. The Three Wishes, The Pear Tree, Bean Shot and Kafe Fontana are all wonderful places to spend time drinking coffee and having a light lunch.

Shops

The town has some very exclusive Antique shops and an emporium and there are regular antique markets and Charterhouse, the auctioneer, has some very fine pieces of art and furniture for sale.

Things To Do

There are many National Trust and Heritage properties in Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire to visit and Sherborne is perfectly placed to visit many of them as the town is so central in the county. Dorset is full of gardens attached to The National Garden Scheme for the avid gardener.

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