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The South Sights

Sherborne Abbey

  • Abbey Close Map It
  • Sherborne
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 05/28/2014

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The glory of Sherbourne Abbey, a warm, "old gold" stone church, is the delicate and graceful 15th-century fan vaulting that extends the length of the soaring nave and choir. ("I would pit Sherborne's roof against any contemporary work of the Italian Renaissance," enthused Simon Jenkins in his England's Thousand Best Churches.) If you're lucky, you might hear "Great Tom," one of the heaviest bells in the world, pealing out from the bell tower. Guided tours are offered

from April through September on Tuesday (10:30) and Friday (2:30), or by prior arrangement.

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Abbey Close, Sherborne, DT9 3LQ, England

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 8–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 8–4

Updated 05/28/2014


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