Sherborne shown within Dorset
|OS grid reference|
|- London||124 miles (200 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||West Dorset|
Sherborne is a market town in northwest Dorset, in South West England. It is on the River Yeo, 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Yeovil. The A30 road, which goes from London to Penzance, runs through the town.
Sherborne also has two castles. One is ruins of a 12th century fortified palace.The second is a 16th century mansion named Sherborne Castle. It was built by Sir Walter Raleigh. Much of the old town is built from ochre-coloured stone. These include the abbey and many medieval and Georgian era buildings.
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- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics - Sherborne (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11128405&c=DT9+3RS&d=16&e=62&g=6418567&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=0&s=1368825400293&enc=1. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Age Structure, 2011 (KS102EW) - Sherborne (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=11128405&c=DT9+3RS&d=16&e=62&g=6418567&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=0&s=1368825400293&enc=1&dsFamilyId=2474. Retrieved 17 May 2013.