Sherborne Douzelage



Who or What is Sherborne Douzelage?

Douzelage is a unique European Network, amongst ordinary citizens, with many of the strengths of twinning but with a much wider spread of contacts and range of activities.

We have a partner town in each of the 28 EU countries.

We build enjoyable and worthwhile relationships between the very different member towns, their individuals and groups of people with common interests. This is achieved through a programme of events, taking advantage of European funding schemes, as well as providing opportunities and contacts for activity groups between towns.

  • Would you, or your friends, like to take part in a visit, work placement or event with a partner town?
  • Can you take part in local fundraising events?
  • Do you have a European language you would like to improve?
  • Can you help with hosting and make new friends?

If you are interested to make friends or find people of like interests across Europe then please contact us. All Sherborne area residents are most welcome to join in the activities.


Sherborne Douzelage is very grateful to all of these organisations for their donations and for the support that they are providing to make our projects a success:

Valmeira Glass UK Ltd
Sherborne Kitchens
West Dorset District Council
Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
Duo Teresa Carreño
The Eastbury Hotel (Three Wishes)
Old Fosterians Association
Porter Dodson
Sherborne Abbey Festival
Sherborne Arts Link
Simon Digby Charitable Trust
Simon Digby (Sherborne) Memorial Trust
Wessex Strings
Castle Gardens
Riley’s Cycles
Aviation Training International