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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sherborne?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 219 vacation rentals near Sherborne. From 78 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sherborne for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sherborne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sherborne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sherborne Museum: 1,170 vacation rentals
  • Sherborne Station: 1,197 vacation rentals
  • Sherborne Abbey: 1,172 vacation rentals
  • Global Images Gallery: 1,157 vacation rentals
  • Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre: 1,124 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sherborne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sherborne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 78 Houses in Sherborne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sherborne include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Cabins: 95 rentals available
  • Cottages: 95 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sherborne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Sherborne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.