Tickets now on general release!

With a nineteenth season in 2018, and many new tourism awards under its belt, the first weekend in May now means only one thing – wonderful music of all kinds at the acclaimed Sherborne Abbey Festival. The 2018 programme, taking place from 4th-8th May is full of...

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Sherborne Young Musician of the Year

Sherborne Abbey Festival is delighted to be supporting this event once again. Competitions will take place during the day on 19th May, with the final concert performance and selection of Young Musician of the Year taking place that evening.

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Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey is at the centre of Festival activities, offering a stunning backdrop and unforgettable venue as well as a magnificent and spiritual place to visit. Visit the Abbey website to find out more about its history.

Welcome to Sherborne

If you are visiting Sherborne, welcome, and we hope you enjoy your time here.  There are a host of good reasons to visit Sherborne and Dorset all year round – visit our information page for more about the town.

Eat & Drink locally

Sherborne has so many great places to eat and drink, offering something for everyone.  From a takeaway panini to a locally-sourced a la carte dinner, a frothy cappucino to a local beer… there’s plenty of places to enjoy.

Explore the County

Sherborne is perfectly placed to explore all that Dorset has to offer, so why not stay a while and venture out and about to the surrounding countryside, Dorset towns and Jurassic Coast. See our ideas for days out and places to stay.

‘A lovely little gem of a festival’

Dr Carol Colburn Grigor CBE | Dunard Fund

Recipient Prince of Wales Medal for Philanthropy

Hon Vice President EIF & Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettre

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