Sherborne is a market town and civil parish in north west Dorset, in South West England. It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, 6 miles east of Yeovil. The parish includes the hamlets of Nether Coombe and Lower Clatcombe. The A30 road, which connects London to Penzance, runs through the town. 28.7% of the population is aged 65 or older.
Sherborne's historic buildings include Sherborne Abbey, its manor house, independent schools, and two castles: the ruins of a 12th century fortified palace and the 16th century mansion known as Sherborne Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh. Much of the old town, including the abbey and many medieval and Georgian buildings, is built from distinctive ochre-coloured ham stone. The town is served by Sherborne railway station.
Sherborne has a population of over 9,523 people.
Sherborne is a founding member of the Douzelage, a town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals. Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria).
Altea, Spain –
Bad Kötzting, Germany –
Bellagio, Italy –
Bundoran, Ireland –
Granville, France –
Holstebro, Denmark –
Houffalize, Belgiume – Meerssen, the Netherlands – Niederanven, Luxembourg – Preveza, Greece – Sesimbra, Portugal – Sherborne, United Kingdom – Karkkila, Finland – Oxelösund, Sweden – Judenburg, Austria – Chojna, Poland – Kőszeg, Hungary – Sigulda, Latvia – Sušice, Czech Republic – Türi, Estonia – Zvolen, Slovakia – Prienai, Lithuania – Marsaskala, Malta – Siret, Romania.