Saturday, 10 January 2015

Sherborne ;-)

Today, we let the train take the strain as we journeyed
to one of my favourite little towns, Sherborne, in Dorset.
This town is stunningly beautiful and the station (150 years old)
stands proudly, to welcome its guests.

Steeped in history, Sherborne has many fine examples of 
17th,18th and 19th Century architecture.

It was the Saxons who named Sherborne 'Scir Burne' - 
which means, 'the place of the clear stream'.

 And it was the Saxons who made made this lovely town
 the capital of Wessex. 

The abbey was actually founded by St Aldhelm 
(Sherborne's first bishop), in AD 705.
However, nothing remains of his cathedral.

Two of King Alfred's elder brothers, King Ethelbert and King Ethelbald,
 are buried in the Abbey.

Much more of the history of Sherborne Abbey can be found here.

As can be seen, many of the buildings are a lovely, subtle, honey colour;
this adds to the peaceful feel of the town.
Indeed, the town has the air of a cathedral city.

There is certainly so much that is pleasing to the eye!
in Sherborne.

These interesting chimney collection, also caught our eye!

A real treat and one to which we will return sooner, rather than later!


landcuckoo said...

Now that is a town full of chocolate box lid pictures! Wow, how delightful, another place on my list of places to go!

galant said...

What a delightful town. Never been there, but I've heard it's lovely and your photos confirm this. What a super day out!
Margaret P

Lynn/Kitty said...

Gosh, I haven't been to Sherbourne in almost a couple of decades. It looks very much like it used to. Such a lovely place.