Sherborne is a small town in England.
Sherborne  is currently celebrating winning a multitude of awards at the regional heat of Britain in Bloom 2007, including recognition as the best market town in the South West and receiving the prestigious overall gold award for the region. Take a leisurely stroll around the town to discover why!
Sherborne Abbey  has one of the finest examples in Britain of a fan vaulted ceiling.
Sherborne's old and new castles are definitely worth a visit. The impressive 'new' castle was built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh, and on the opposite side of Sherborne Lake lie the ruins of the 'old' castle , destroyed in 1645 by a fierce siege. Also, take a look inside Sherborne Abbey  to see it's impressive fan-vaulted roof, and visit the nearby Fleet Air Arm Museum  with its comprehensive collection of naval aircraft.
Sherborne is an excellent place for a spot of retail therapy - the town's boutiques offer delightful and varied shopping, and its antique shops are full of fascinating finds. The ever-popular town markets  and Farmers' Markets  offer the perfect opportunity to purchase some tasty local produce and unique gifts.
Whether you prefer some heart-warming pub grub, elegant high teas, fine cuisine or simply a family-friendly dining experience, you can be sure that Sherborne will offer you many delicious local specialities to tempt your tastebuds! Visit http://www.westdorset.com/site/local-food-and-drink/eating-out for some mouthwatering suggestions of places to eat out, or contact Sherborne Tourist Information Centre  for some expert advice.
Whether you're looking for a self catering retreat, an elegant hotel, friendly bed and breakfast or guesthouse, a hospitable inn or a farm stay, Sherborne and the surrounding towns and villages of West Dorset are sure to meet your needs. Visit http://www.westdorset.com/site/where-to-stay for details of National Quality Assessed accommodation in West Dorset.
Sherborne TIC are currently celebrating winning South West Tourism's prestigious gold award for the best tourist information centre in the South West! The Tourism Excellence Awards, known as 'Tourism Oscars,' celebrate 'the best in the South West' and aim to promote and reward the very best in the tourism industry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.westdorset.com/site/tourist-information-centres/sherborne for further information about Sherborne and the surrounding area.
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