A history of Sherborne markets and fairs – Then and Now

Your guide will meet you outside the Abbey porch and take you on a 2 hour guided leisurely walk around the historical features of the town including hidden secrets that visitors do not normally see or notice associated with markets and fairs. The walk concludes outside Pageant Gardens where food and entertainment stalls are locatred.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore the sights, smells, and delights of the historic market town by visiting sites associated with the historical development of the towns markets and fairs. The tour traces the origins and key stages in the development of markets, including imagines and interesting stories from the past. The walk coincides with the modern Sherborne Market so you’ll be able to immerse yourself into the delights of the town today as you wander past the market stalls which line the main streets and feature local producers, suppliers, amazing food, arts and crafts. The past will come to life.

A local guide offers so much more than simply walking around the town – 1300 years of history can be brought to life with a 2 hour stroll around the town including visiting interesting local business premises.


Sep 17 2023


10:15 - 12:15




Outside the Abbey Porch
Paul Birbeck


Paul Birbeck
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