Sherborne Abbey

After two days of travelling, we decided to give the car a rest. In the morning we walked around Sherborne looking at its interesting architecture along the way. We visited the Abbey, which is a fabulous building. As we entered we were warmly welcomed by one of the Abbey greeters, she was very knowledgeable and informative. After our visit Mr C was drawn into a second hand bookshop where we also enjoyed a cup of tea.


Next we visited the museum and a cook shop before enjoying lunch in Oliver’s Coffee House.

Paddock Gardens

Sherborne New Castle

After lunch we walked to Sherborne New Castle taking in Paddock Gardens along the way. It was an unusual and slightly strange experience walking to, rather than driving to, a stately home. As we arrived it started to drizzle so we decided to visit the house first. This was a good call because by the time we had finished the tour of the house we emerged into brilliant sunshine allowing us to enjoy our walk around the estate.

Sherborne New Castle

We chilled out in the hotel before dining in ‘The Green’. The food was delicious and the staff were polite and friendly. Once again we stopped of at The Half Moon before returning to the hotel.

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 3rd 2019

10 Responses to “Sherborne – Day Three”

  1. lisl says:

    Sherborne is such a delightful place to visit, though I have never stayed there. I may have mentioned before that Sherborne Abbey is my very favourite building. Time for another look, I think!

  2. I have never been to Sherborne and it looks a wonderful place to a break. Beautiful photos.

  3. Ayush says:

    tea and a second hand book shop is a good combination, CP. quite reasonable to be drawn in there. the outdoor shots are nice, especially the one with the small flowers.

    • CherryPie says:

      There is a lot to commend Sherborne as a place to visit. It was even better to stay there and become fully immersed with the feel of the town for a few days.

  4. The Yum List says:

    What lovely grounds. I can almost smell the lavender from here.

  5. Have you been to Hatfield House?
    There’s also a huge lake behind the house.