Sherborne has a population of 9,590 people. Dominated by its Abbey, Sherborne has many fine buildings of architectural note, including the 12th and 17th century Sherborne Castles.

The famous Sherborne School and Abbey date back to the 8th century, originally built by St Aldhelm.

Sherborne is also home to its own International College. More modern aspects of the town include the main line rail station on the London to Salisbury-Exeter route and a new Sainsbury's retail store.


Sherborne lies on the A30. It also has direct rail links to London and Exeter.

Commercial land

Between 1994-10, 3.6 hectares of land have been developed in Sherborne. The total area of land with permission or allocated in local plans is 6.55 hectares.

Sherborne has a variety of older style commercial property within reach of the town centre and a new business park at Coldharbour offering quality office accommodation.