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.

2022 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 safety measures from the ‘Covid-19 Guidance for Tour Guiding’. If you do not feel well, stay home. We will happily rearrange your booking.

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 12 people plus one tour guide. 

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

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@sherbornewalks.co.uk providing a name and contact detail (telephone no. or e-mail)

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82nd anniversary of Sherborne Bombing
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

THE BOMBING OF SHERBORNE

Guided tour lead by local Blue Badge Guide Paul Birbeck. Meet outside Sherborne Abbey. A 21/2 hour walk.

Route: a guided tour of the key locations, supported by photographs of the locations after the bombing and accounts from survivors who I interviewed earlier this year. Half Moon Street to Hor

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  • star rating  Thank you for a superb walk. It was so interesting and informative. I have lived in the village for 15 years (just a newcomer!) and have been on walking tours... read more

    paulbT4205BQ
    April 18, 2022
  • star rating  Our guide was excellent --- informative and a pleasure to walk with. We knew nothing about Sherborne and he revealed what a wonderful town it was.

    Nlhki
    October 26, 2021
  • star rating  A very interesting morning learning and seeing so much about the Sherborne Bombing. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and look forward to taking part in other walks.

    suepC4537PQ
    October 20, 2021
  • star rating  Our guide was excellent --- informative and a pleasure to walk with. We knew nothing about Sherborne and he revealed what a wonderful tow

    Nlhiestand
    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Paul on the markets and fairs of Sherborne. His tour was interesting, enlightening and entertaining and he went to a lot of effort to... read more

    suemay20154
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  We had a 2 hour walk today with Paul, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Paul is very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area, and shared so much information with... read more

    Ian B
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  A very interesting morning learning and seeing so much about the Sherborne Bombing. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and look forward to taking part in oth

    Sue P
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed the new Sherborne Walk to see the Shell House and to wonder whether Sherborne had its very own Georgian Pleasure Gardens. Paul is a very friendly and knowledgeable... read more

    Debs
    July 20, 2021
  • star rating  An informative short walk around this lovely town. Paul set a visit to the remarkable Shell House in the context of 16th & 17th century Sherborne & the development... read more

    chickbird
    July 20, 2021
  • star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed the new Sherborne Walk to see the Shell House and to wonder whether Sherborne had its very own Georgian Pleasure Gardens. Paul is a very friendly and knowledgeable... read more

    deborahclem
    July 20, 2021