Cerne Abbas is a small, friendly village lying in the valley of the River Cerne, midway between Sherborne and Dorchester in north west Dorset.
We pride ourselves on the welcome we extend to visitors and to those who come to join our community. We hope that, whatever your reason for visiting this site, you will find answers to your questions or the information that you seek.
Cerne Valley Parish Council
Cerne Valley Parish Council is a group parish, covering Cerne Abbas, Godmanstone, Nether Cerne and Up Cerne.
Clubs and community facilities in Cerne Abbas
Cerne Abbas is warmly hospitable and very active socially. There is a wealth of active clubs and societies open to all.
Cerne Valley events
Here you can find a list of upcoming events, taking place in Cerne Abbas, along with contact names, information and a short description.
A background to Cerne Abbas
Cerne Abbas is a typically English village set in the heart of Dorset. To Thomas Hardy it was 'Abbot's-Cernel'
Getting to Cerne Abbas
Cerne Abbas can be reached by car and bus and is a short distance from Sherborne train station.
- Where to stay in Cerne Abbas
- Pubs and teashops in Cerne Abbas
Walks around Cerne Abbas
Cerne Abbas is situated in the valley cut by the River Cerne and is surrounded by gentle hills typical of the West Dorset countryside. There is an extensive range of public footpaths and bridleways throughout the village and walks to suit every taste.
- Shops in Cerne Abbas
- Healthcare in Cerne Abbas