Join me on Monday 1st January for a stroll through History to help burn off all those festive indulgences. You’ve spent the last week feeding your body, now come and feed your mind with Sherborne’s glorious past. Make it your New Year’s resolution to learn more about this beautiful town. This year I’ll be taking you North of … Continue reading New Year’s Day Walk 2018! – North of the Abbey
Join Cindy on Bank Monday, 28th August, to take in the history at the Southern end of Sherborne. So you’ve been astonished by the Abbey, you’ve been charmed by Cheap Street, but how much do you know about what’s South of the Abbey environs? Cindy’s here to take you on a gentle stroll through the History you’ve missed. Find … Continue reading Special August Bank Holiday Walk: Explore Southern Sherborne Beyond The Abbey Limits
People love a famous face, and Sherborne’s History is rich with names worth dropping both in both ancient circles and modern. So, in chronological order, here’s a run through of who’s who….. Bishop Roger of Salisbury (1102-39) and Lord of Sherborne manor. Bishop Roger built the Old Castle which lies in the East of … Continue reading Notables in Sherborne
Join Cindy on Easter Monday, 17th April, for a stroll in Raleigh’s footsteps from the Abbey to Castleton and back. What better way to walk off all those chocolate eggs and Easter indulgences than taking a guided walk through historic Sherborne with Blue Badge Guide Cindy? If you missed out on the Walking with Walter special … Continue reading Easter Special Guided Walk!
Join Sherborne’s Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant every Tuesday & Thursday, April-September, for a guided walk through time. A thousand years of history for only £5! (Though additional Bank Holiday Walks and Winter Specials do happen, so do pop back for the latest updates!) This year (2017) Cindy is operating the same route twice a week … Continue reading Take a stroll through time with Blue Badge Guide Cindy.
You are Sherborne’s “Adopted” Son, Sherborne’s “Golden Boy”. Your home here was “fortune’s fold”. You are so entwined with Sherborne. Sherborne is so entwined with you. Walter Raleigh was born in 1553 or thereabouts; the youngest son of a Devon farmer. He has been documented as: A brave and noble soldier and sailor. A brilliant … Continue reading Walter Raleigh and Castleton
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the area of Sherborne known as Castleton. This is the story of two castles, and the lovely, but long lost community that lies between them. This area is known as Castleton. It lies to the East … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Let’s Talk About Castleton