Destination guide

Friendly Sherborne will entice you

The area's monuments and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Sherborne. This welcoming city allures visitors with its bars and coffeehouses. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Sherborne

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Sherborne a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (20.5 mi / 33 km)
  • Royal Bath and West Showground (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Ashley Wood Golf Club (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club (18.4 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Abbotsbury Children's Farm (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Fantasy Island Fun Park (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Sherborne

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Sherborne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mapperton Gardens (12.8 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Borough Gardens (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Sculpture by the Lakes (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • West Bay Beach (18.9 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Sherborne

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 31.4 mi (50.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 32.5 mi (52.3 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Sherborne Station, Thornford Station and Yetminster Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Sherborne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 209 holiday lettings near Sherborne. From 65 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sherborne is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Sherborne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 65 Houses in Sherborne. Our other popular types of Sherborne holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 97 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 97 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sherborne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 13 holiday homes with pool available in Sherborne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.