Guided Tours

 

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.

2019 Programme

Our walking tours of historic Sherborne are led by expert guides who aim to be informative and entertaining. We promote hidden corners and colourful stories which you won’t find in the guidebooks!

We can tailor your walk to suit your particular need, whether it be historical, architectural, literary or general. There’s something for everyone.

Our delightful walking tours take at least 2 hours to enjoy. With the guides enthusiasm and extensive knowledge, the extent of the walk is limited only by your interest or the time you have available, from a few hours to a whole day!

Here Are Some of Our Walks

An introduction to Sherborne Explore a thousand years of History.

During the High Season [April – September] on Tuesdays and Thursdays these walks start at the Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, at 10.30 a.m. and feature the core of the town where you explore The Abbey Green, Almshouse, the Conduit Arch and more.

£8 per person. Children under 10 free.

No need to book and walks happen whatever the weather

 

Theme walks.

A programme of themed walks operates throughout the year. These include: Romantic Sherborne, Jurassic Sherborne, Infectious Sherborne, Made in Sherborne, Blooming Beautiful Sherborne and many more.

These often coincide with other arts, social, cultural events happening in the town.

See pricing policy.

individuals £8

Visits to other places.

It’s a great way to get to know this beautiful part of the world.

Paul can provide a live commentary to enhance your coach tour of the area. During your stay in the area we can offer a programme of escorted visits to other locations within one hour’s travel.

These include: Shaftesbury, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Weymouth & the Isle of Portland, The Jurassic Coast, The’ Wessex Camino Trail’. Follow the pilgrimage highlights between Salisbury Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Glastonbury to Wells over 3 days.

See pricing policy

Contact Paul if you wish to discuss an itinerary.

Armchair Walks

Not content with giving visitors to beautiful historic Sherborne a guided tour when they get here, Cindy can also bring the tour to you!

With her immense knowledge and the aid of slides, paper handouts, and immeasurable enthusiasm, Cindy has brought the sights and History of Sherborne to many who’ve never even set foot in the town.

Cindy gives talks to local societies and groups on request.

If your local group be interested contact Cindy to discuss how she can bring Sherborne to you! 

See pricing policy.

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  •   Cindy conducted a very interesting tour around Sherborne. My aunt and I went on a tour on Tuesday morning.

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    9/20/2018
  •   Cindy should be put forward for a Local Guide of the Year Award. Informative, amusing, occasionally risqué and utterly captivating if you can keep up with her boundless energy. A fascinating tour 'Off the Beaten Track' giving access to hidden and forbidden parts of Sherborne...More

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    8/27/2018
  •   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 entertaining. Cindy's tips and suggestions were extremely helpful and gave us lots of ideas of what else we could do in Sherborne and the local area.
    We highly recommend this tour.

    Linda R
    8/12/2019
  •   Have just this weekend enjoyed the most unique, informative and enjoyable guided walk around Sherborne with Cindy Chant. I do not think I have remained so enthused throughout a nearly 3 hour walk around a town before, despite rather inclement weather. Cindy is full of...More

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    9/23/2018
  •   My recent guided walk through time in Sherborne town centre was a delightful experience. Cindy’s enthusiasm makes it agreeable and interesting. She spared no effort to explain important facts about great figures of English History related to the origins of Sherborne. And to top all...More

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    4/26/2019
  •   A Bank Holiday guided walk off the beaten track around Sherborne, with the added bonus of a sneak peek inside Sherborne School. Cindy is so knowledgeable and conveys a rare enthusiasm which makes the walks so enjoyable - a mix of history and her own...More

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    8/29/2018
  •   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 tour so much fun whilst imparting the benefit of her vast knowledge of the town. Everyone seemed to know her!!
    She pointed our many things of interest and gave us tips on where to go and what to look for. She gave us a really good historical background to all the places we went to or passed by. She also recommended other things to do, including going to a little village called Trent, a few miles NW of Sherborne which has a very interesting church and a great pub!
    Don't expect a tour of the Abbey as, to quote her, "they're a bit snotty" about tour guides as they have their own Abbey tour!
    After 3 hours, we only completed Part 1 of her tour (there are 2 more!)
    Very much recommended and brought the town to life.
    She can be contacted direct if you want a personal tour (£8/pp) on cindy@sherbornewalks.co.uk More

    Badgerisimus
    8/31/2019
  •   Captivating, informative, amusing, full of local anecdotes and fascinating trivia from over the years of this ancient town. Thanks, Cindy, we loved it and will do it again next year!

    thumb Jane W
    4/02/2019
  •   We (as members of Wimborne NWR) enjoyed a really enjoyable guided walk round Sherborne. Our leader, Cindy Chant, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. More importantly, she made our walk come to life so we learnt a lot about the past and present history of this...More

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    8/23/2018
  •   We had the most delightful walk with Cindy showing us all the hidden pathways in Sherborne with a few extra snippets of information on the way. A truly delightful tour guide who is very frank and says just what she thinks.....very refreshing!! If there is...More

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    8/28/2018