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.
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights St Emerenciana’s Chapel another of the lesser known & unappreciated buildings in Sherborne. The remains of the chapel of the Virgin Martyr St. Emerenciana form part of a small Grade II* listed building in Coombe Lane on the … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: St Emerenciana’s Chapel
Join Cindy on Sunday 12th February for a stroll in Raleigh’s footsteps from the Abbey to Castleton and back. Just in time for Valentines day come and hear about a man who wooed a Queen, then risked everything by marrying another woman in secret. Sherborne’s adopted son Sir Walter Raleigh knew a thing or two about … Continue reading Walking With Walter – February Special Guided Walk
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
Join me on Sunday 1st January for a walk 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. Join me on Sunday 1st January for a gentle walk … Continue reading New Year’s Day Walk
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights The Fascinating Story of the Silk Industry in Sherborne. The story of silk weaving here in Sherborne goes back a very long way. Hutchins (History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset) mentions a silk thrower … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: The Fascinating Story of the Silk Industry in Sherborne
For one thousand three hundred and eleven years Christmas has been celebrated here in Sherborne. Ever since St. Aldhelm arrived in 705 and built his Sherborne Cathedral, -as it was known until 1075 when St. Wulfsin began the Benedictine monastery, since when it has always been the Abbey,- the town has seen Christmas services and … Continue reading Christmas and its traditions in Sherborne