‘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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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.

We’re Dorset Tourism Awards Finalists!

We’re thrilled to announce Sherborne Abbey Festival is a finalist in the 2017 Dorset Tourism Awards. We are one of the top four entries in the category of Tourism Event/Festival of the Year – guaranteed to collect a Gold, Silver or Bronze award at... read more

Supporting Sherborne Literary Festival

We are proud once again to support Sherborne’s annual Literary Festival which this year runs from 11-15 October 2017. Look out for our advertisement in the programme. See the Festival Programme here and plan your visit... read more

A kind ‘bravo’ from Dorset Opera Festival

We’re very grateful to for the kind comments from Roderick Kennedy of Dorset Opera… “Last night’s concert was absolutely brilliant – possibly the best evening I’ve ever spent in Sherborne Abbey. I thought Ms Benedetti was utterly... read more

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