Welcome to Sherborne Walks


Join our local Blue Badge Tour Guides to experience a variety of guided walking tours based in the beautiful market town of Sherborne and beyond.

Sherborne Walks are restarting their guided walking tours in the Spring. However, if you are looking for a guided tour please contact. If you are looking for something a little different why not try one of our zoom talks in the comfort of your own home.

November 2020


As local guides we can add extra depth and enjoyment as you explore the town – it can make a big difference!

In two hours, we can unlock 1300 years of history of one of the most beautiful towns in Dorset, help you meet local characters and take you on a walking tour back through time. 

After your walk you can spend time visiting  Sherborne Castle and The Old Castle; the stunning Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne Museum, explore the independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Visit Discover Sherborne for more ideas.

We are experienced high-quality Blue Badge guides who are the official tourist guides of the United Kingdom. We wear a Blue Badge to indicate our professionalism and are recognised by local tourist bodies throughout the UK, including Visit England and Visit Dorset.

We make Sherborne accessible to all and help you enjoy your visit by providing guided walks, ideas of what else to do and where to visit.

We believe the personal touch is what will make your visit special.

A New way to view

A New way to view

Zoom Talks with Sherborne Walks   Keeping up with technology Well 2020 has made a few businesses change the way they work and this includes how we work too. We still want to deliver the same interesting and exciting tales that we normally share in person, however...

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Sherborne Bombing

Sherborne Bombing

Sherborne’s BombingIn 1940, Britain was at war against Nazi Germany. On 30 September 1940 at about 4.30 p.m. the residents of Sherborne got a shock. As local historian Gerald Pitman wrote “some 300 bombs, about 60 tons, were dropped in under 5 minutes.”Sherborne had...

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Sherborne’s Fire Marks

Sherborne’s Fire Marks

Sherborne’s Fire MarksA few weeks ago I listened with interest to the Sherborne Podcast on Sherborne Fire Station. I was reminded that keeping your eyes up as you walk around the streets of central Sherborne can reveal unexpected objects. These range from detailed...

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Join Paul on his exciting discovery of all the traditions from North Dorset, listen to the history and how it interpreted today. Visit our website to find out more.

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Christmas traditions around North Dorset - Sherborne Walks

Look at the traditions surrounding Christmas and how the are celebrated here in Dorset.


On topic today, we have just launched our zoom program which can be purchased on our website.

Our talks are great for groups or to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Walking around Sherborne today we have seen this amazing display at Abbey View Residential and Care Home. Truly stunning, you can give via the link on the original post!

Sherborne Abbey in all its glory on a crisp morning in October. Our Sherborne bombing talk finished here, it was fascinating to read the names of the people that featured in the stories we heard on our walk.

Guess where I've been in Sherborne this morning. A unique and stunning location which has inspired me to develop a new walk theme for 2021. Hopefully, guests will be in for a pleasurable treat. Keep your eyes open for updates. #visitdorset, #sherborne #history Sherborne Museum The Eastbury ...Hotel & Spa : Sherborne, Dorset The Grange Hotel

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  •   Paul is an excellent guide. A fount of knowledge on all things Sherbornese. His enthusiasm is infectious and gives you a deeper perspective on this beautiful, ancient city.

  •   Fantastic informative walk by our extremely knowledgable guide Paul, on the day before the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Sherborne. Not only were we able to appreciate the beauty... read more

  •   We have taken 2 tours with Cindy, and both were delightful. We learned so much history, and enjoyed many sites.

  •   Wow. What a performance! Cindy is clearly in love with Sir Walter Raleigh! She gave a two hour declaration of his character and life in Sherborne in the beginning of... read more

  •   A very informative walking tour of the Town by very knowledgable Guides.
    As a relatively new Resident (3 Years), it was a great way to have a snapshot of... read more

  •   We had a personalised tour with Cindy as there were no other takers on that morning! Very glad we did as Cindy was wonderful. Very informative and made the town... read more

  •   It is well worth going on this fascinating walking tour. Cindy our guide has so much knowledge on the history of Sherborne. She is passionate about her subject and very... read more

    Linda R
  •   Our visit around Sherborne with our tour guide Cindy was delightful. She is very knowledgable about Sherborne’s history, as well as the unseen secrets. I felt we could have gone... read more

    Brenda S
  •   Cindy gave us a fascinating and informative tour round the town. Having lived in the town for so long, she has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of the area.... read more

  •   Cindy is a very informative, interesting and entertaining guide. We spent a delightful couple of hours with her today and enjoyed every moment. We learnt so much about Sherborne and... read more

    Pat B