Places to visit

Discover Sherborne & surrounding areas

There’s so much to see and do right from the doorstep of both holiday cottages. But if you fancy getting out and about, there are lots of places to visit nearby too. There’s something for everyone!

Barrington Court

Barrington Court

An empty Tudor manor house, beautifully restored in the 1920s, with farm buildings, abundant flowers and orchards.

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Cadbury Castle

Cadbury Castle

This route is along a ridge out to Cadbury Castle and follows both valley and ridge routes home.

Length: 16.14 miles
Surface: Undefined
Difficulty: Hard

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Charmouth Beach

Charmouth Beach

Great for the family – lots of sand especially at low tide, safe swimming, picnic areas, cafes and beach shops.

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Fleet Air Arm

Fleet Air Arm

The Aircraft Carrier Experience is an award winning tourist attraction within the Museum. It’s where Museum meets theatre.

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Folke Golf Centre

Folke Golf Centre

A family run golf course, golf academy, practice area and restaurant set in the heart of Dorset..

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Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey

A popular destination for families, garden lovers and historians alike.

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Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor

The prominent hill is surrounded in mystery and a haven for local wildlife.

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The Grange near Patson Hill

Grange at Oborne

The Grange at Oborne is a charming country house hotel, set within the rolling hills of West Dorset, just one mile from Sherborne.

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Haynes Motor Museum

Haynes Motor Museum

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world.

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Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

Beginning in Exmouth and continuing to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, it is England’s only natural World Heritage Site. Explore the iconic towns and natural sites.

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Long Leat

Longleat

The UK’s number 1 safari park. Enter a land of adventure – where lions roam, tigers stalk and monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home.

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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons

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Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor

Intimate manor house with arts and crafts-style garden.

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Mitre Inn

The Mitre Inn is situated in the small village of Sandford Orcas, just three and a half miles north of Sherborne, tucked in the rolling hills of the Dorset countryside.

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montacute house

Montacute House

A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design.

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Sherborne Dorset

Sherborne

Just two miles away, this quaint town is brimming with history, independent shops and plenty to see and do.

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Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey

Founded as a cathedral it became an Abbey in 1075 before finally becoming the parish church of Sherborne with the dissolution of the monasteries.

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Sherborne Castle and Gardens

Sherborne Castle and Gardens

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, this historic house reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English History.

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Sherborne Pannier Market

Sherborne Pannier Market

Weekly market in the picturesque town of Sherborne. Every Thursday and Saturday.

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Stourhead

Stourhead

Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden.

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Tamburino Gold

Tamburino Gold

A la carte Italian restaurant in Sherborne. Owner Domenico Taravella is from Sicily, where passion runs deep. No more so than the passion for food and hospitality.

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The East Bury Hotel near Patson Hill

The Eastbury Hotel

Looking out over the hotel’s pretty walled garden is the award-winning conservatory restaurant, Seasons. It boasts 2 rosettes for culinary excellence.

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The Half Moon Inn near Patson Hill

The Half Moon

The pub has been painstakingly and lovingly restored to the original rustic nature and surroundings of the 17th Century Inn, creating a special atmosphere.

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The Kings Arms near Patson Hill

The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms, situated within the stunning village of Charlton Horethorne, offers a warm and welcoming retreat for all of our visitors.

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The Kingsdon Inn near Patson Hill

The Kingsdon Inn

The Kingsdon Inn is a beautiful 300 year old thatched pub, located in the small village Kingsdon in Somerset. The pub used to be a Cider House many years ago, no doubt serving the locals with its own cider brew.

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The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms

Quintessentially English Georgian Inn, in a gloriously rural setting, with the gently rolling landscape on the Dorset/ Somerset Hills.

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The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

A collection of armoured fighting vehicles at Bovington Camp in Dorset.

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The White Heart Sherborne

The White Hart

The White Hart at Sherborne has been much loved by locals, tourists and travellers for many years and continues to be today.

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thorg-ling

Thornford to Lillington

A great walk with some fantastic views – perfect for a stroll and don’t forget your camera.

Length: 5.34 miles
Surface: Rough
Difficulty: Medium

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Two Castles Walk

Two Castles

This walk commences at the railway station close to the centre of town.

Length: 5.03 miles
Surface: Moderate
Difficulty: Easy

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Wells Cathedral City

Wells Cathedral City

With its historic centre, the magnificent cathedral and the unique moated Bishop’s Palace.

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West Bay Beach

West Bay Beach

West Beach is a quiet beach popular with young families, the protective cove formed between the harbour’s Jurassic Pier and the Esplanade’s rock armour groynes making it safe and shallow for paddling.

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Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse

Home of the Badger Chase and Kingwell Hurdle, Wincanton Racecourse is surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside and hosts 17 Jump racing fixtures from October to May each year.

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Yeovil Golf Club

Yeovil Golf Club

Set on the outskirts of Yeovil the facility has two contrasting golf courses.

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