Sherborne in Dorset is without doubt one of the prettiest towns in England, and I had the pleasure of spending a day there over Christmas.
Cheap Street is the main shopping area and is pedestrianised making it very easy to walk around without the worry of cars. This street meanders uphill with a wonderful variety of shops on both sides, all housed in period buildings.
The Diocese of Sherborne was created in AD705 and a Benedictine Abbey was established in AD998, more on the Abbey next week. The building above originally dates from around the same period and formed part of the accomodation for the monks.
Everywhere you look in Sherborne there is architecture that epitomises England, this is the town square.
It also has it's fair share of pretty English pubs to relax and enjoy a pint in!
It was bitterly cold day when I was there, but the streets were still bustling with Christmas shoppers.
And it was nice to see a traditional English telephone box gracing Cheap Street.