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.

2021 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 interest, 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!

All tours will adhere to the following safety measures from the ‘Covid-19 Guidance for Tour Guiding’:

Only clients who have pre-booked by 18.00 the day before a tour can join a group. Tours will consist of a maximum of 5 people plus one tour guide.

During the tour, clients will be requested to:

  • maintain social distancing between people from different households
  • wear a face mask and bring hand sanitiser
  • follow the risk assessed route

If you do not feel well, stay home. We will happily rearrange your booking.

Our tours are suitable for all ages and are fully accessible.

You can enhance your experience using your own mobile device & earphones. Contact paul@charlottec11.sg-host.com for details.

Payment is made on-line when booking. Cash payment to the guide is only an option if there is an available space at the start of a tour.

Cancellation: If you have pre-paid and are unable to honour your booking a refund will only be paid if you inform us by 6.00 pm the day before your booked event. You can cancel online or call Paul: 07989 453966. 

If your tour is cancelled due to weather-related closure or a sudden issue arises, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity and provide a full refund.

To book a tour proceed using the menu options below. (I would display default as the grid rather than list)  Booking can also be done by contacting 07989 453966 or e-mail paul@charlottec11.sg-host.com providing a name and contact detail (telephone no. or e-mail)

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Historic Town Walk
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Join Sherborne Historic town tours on a 2 hour guided walking tour around the beautiful and unspoilt town of Sherborne.

Tours start and finish at The Conduit, The Parade. Near the Cross Keys pub and Museum. (Tour guide: Cindy)

See the sights, discover the secrets, and meet the faces behind the facade. Parts of the tow

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Historic Town Walk
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Sherborne Historic town tours on a 2 hour guided walking tour around the beautiful and unspoilt town of Sherborne.

Tours start and finish at The Conduit, The Parade. Near the Cross Keys pub and Museum. (Tour guide: Julia)

See the sights, discover the secrets, and meet the faces behind the façade. Parts of the tow

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A history of Entertainment and Leisure in Sherborne
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the rich history of Entertainment and Leisure in Sherborne. During this tour Paul will consider the development of entertainment and leisure since the 1750’s. The tour will re-create an Edwardian Terrace parade overlooking the town before dropping down into Pageant Gardens to consider the importance of the co

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Historic Town Walk
2:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join Sherborne Historic town tours on a 2 hour guided walking tour around the beautiful and unspoilt town of Sherborne.

Tours start and finish at The Conduit, The Parade. Near the Cross Keys pub and Museum. (Walk guide: Cindy)

See the sights, discover the secrets, and meet the faces behind the facade. Parts of the tow

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Discover Hidden Parts of Sherborne School – Saturday
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This summer only, we also have the opportunity for a special tour inside Sherborne School to discover a hidden history not usually available to the public. This will include meeting a Custodian who will escort the group on a visit into the fascinating Old School Classroom, a walk around the cloisters, including a glimp

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A history of Entertainment and Leisure in Sherborne
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the rich history of Entertainment and Leisure in Sherborne. During this tour Paul will consider the development of entertainment and leisure since the 1750’s. The tour will re-create an Edwardian Terrace parade overlooking the town before dropping down into Pageant Gardens to consider the importance of the co

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Historic Town Walk
2:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join Sherborne Historic town tours on a 2 hour guided walking tour around the beautiful and unspoilt town of Sherborne.

Tours start and finish at The Conduit, The Parade. Near the Cross Keys pub and Museum. (Walk guide: Cindy)

See the sights, discover the secrets, and meet the faces behind the facade. Parts of the tow

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Discover Hidden Parts of Sherborne School – Saturday
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This summer only, we also have the opportunity for a special tour inside Sherborne School to discover a hidden history not usually available to the public. This will include meeting a Custodian who will escort the group on a visit into the fascinating Old School Classroom, a walk around the cloisters, including a glimp

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Sherborne Market Walk – July
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Experience Sherborne’s Market traditions – past and present.

I’ll meet you on the Green outside Sherborne Abbey entrance and take you on a 2-hour guided walk around the historical features of the town including hidden secrets that visitors do not normally see, or notice associated with markets and fairs.

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Historic Town Walk
2:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join Sherborne Historic town tours on a 2 hour guided walking tour around the beautiful and unspoilt town of Sherborne.

Tours start and finish at The Conduit, The Parade. Near the Cross Keys pub and Museum. (Walk guide: Cindy)

See the sights, discover the secrets, and meet the faces behind the facade. Parts of the tow

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Discover Hidden Parts of Sherborne School – Saturday
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This summer only, we also have the opportunity for a special tour inside Sherborne School to discover a hidden history not usually available to the public. This will include meeting a Custodian who will escort the group on a visit into the fascinating Old School Classroom, a walk around the cloisters, including a glimp

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Historic Town Walk
2:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join Sherborne Historic town tours on a 2 hour guided walking tour around the beautiful and unspoilt town of Sherborne.

Tours start and finish at The Conduit, The Parade. Near the Cross Keys pub and Museum. (Walk guide: Cindy)

See the sights, discover the secrets, and meet the faces behind the facade. Parts of the tow

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  • star rating  Very much enjoyed our walking tour with Paul today. Very informative and love Sherborne. Great to have views of the school court at the rear of the Abbey.

    719wisteria
    5/28/2021
  • star rating  A great way to learn about the history and architecture of Sherborne and to discover otherwise hidden delights. Julia is a fantastic recent addition to the team, able to place... read more

    Navigator40049
    5/22/2021
  • star rating  Sherborne is full of architecture from the Middle Ages, Tudor, Stewards, Georgian, Queen Victoria, and all brought to life by Paul the guide whose knowledge is brilliant. Even those of... read more

    JTravel131211
    4/12/2021
  • star rating  I bought a private walking tour as a Christmas present for my family, wanting something we could do together (covid safe), enjoy even with our different tastes and learn something... read more

    1libertyh
    1/03/2021
  • star rating  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.

    matthewmY3301QU
    10/26/2020
  • star rating  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

    valeriee331
    9/30/2020
  • star rating  We have taken 2 tours with Cindy, and both were delightful. We learned so much history, and enjoyed many sites.

    4scollins2018
    6/20/2020
  • star rating  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

    Anton_Antonson
    2/20/2020
  • star rating  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

    MrAntonyEdwards
    11/06/2019
  • star rating  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

    Badgerisimus
    8/31/2019