Important Festival News

When we cancelled last year’s Festival we had some hopes that by this year the pandemic would be under control to the extent that there would be a Festival in May as usual. It is now clear that this cannot happen, but it is possible that we may be able to put on some...

Sherborne Abbey Choir on Passion Sunday

Sherborne Abbey Choir, which is supported by Sherborne Abbey Festival, has been busy during lent - remotely recording the music for the Abbey's Passion Sunday service. Each member of the Choir, whether chorister or adult, has recorded his and her own part with a guide...

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Double Award Celebration

Tourism Event/Festival of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Dorset Tourism accolades

Tourism Awards Success

The Finalists have been announced for this year’s Dorset Tourism Awards which will be presented at The Tank Museum on 17 October at a prestigious Awards dinner

Opera in Oborne

We’re thrilled to share with you news of our neighbouring music festival – Opera in Oborne happening in August.

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism

The organisation throughout was amazing and your volunteers did a fantastic job whether they were selling programmes, welcoming, or just being helpful. To put on such an event over so many days takes an enormous amount of planning but it all worked superbly. 

Concert-goer 2019

Event/Festival of the Year

Dorset's award-winning Music & Performance Festival

Since the year 2000 Sherborne Abbey Festival has welcomed more than 100,000 Festival-goers to Sherborne

Sherborne Abbey

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

Discover Sherborne

Once home to Alan Turing, recently voted the greatest icon of the 20th century.  From Raleigh to Turing, historic to contemporary, there are a host of reasons to #DiscoverSherborne all year round – visit our information page

Local food & drink

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 an artisan beer… there’s plenty of places to enjoy.

Explore Dorset

Sherborne is perfectly placed for a short break to explore Dorset. Why not stay a while and venture out to the surrounding countryside, market towns and Jurassic Coast?  See our ideas for days out and places to stay.

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