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

    thumb Robert B
    9/20/2018
  •   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
  •   Guide Cindy Chant took four of us round a very small area of Sherborne this morning. We spent two and a half hours with her because there was such a lot for Cindy to tell us. She explained the significance of the ostrich sign on...More

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    5/25/2019
  •   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. Many thanks, Cindy!

    frmichaeluk
    7/03/2019
  •   We had a very interesting and informative walk around Sherborne with Cindy. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. We spent 2 hours visiting the very best of all that there is to see in Sherborne.

    87marytheresaw
    6/27/2019
  •   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

    thumb Kathryn S
    9/23/2018
  •   Interesting, riveting, amusing, eccentric, very informative and full of local knowledge and history. An amazing couple of hours with Cindy as our guide. This is a " must do " in Sherborne.

    thumb richard c
    5/19/2019
  •   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