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Sherborne Castle & Gardens

New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NR


Sherborne Castle and Gardens
Discover the historic Digby stately home built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and its great stories. See magnificent state rooms; Raleigh’s kitchen, relics from the Civil War and a museum in the castle’s cellars. Explore acres of impressive lakeside gardens and pleasure grounds in a stunning setting.

Sherborne Castle & Gardens
Sherborne Castle & Gardens, on the Somerset - Dorset border will allow you to Walk in the footsteps of SIR WALTER RALEIGH in the home he built more than 400 years ago Buy tickets in advance on-line at www.sherbornecastle.com to receive a 10% saving on admission
• Children under 16 GO FREE (up to 4 children per full paying adult admission) Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and the stately home of the Digby family since 1617; a fascinating visit to the historic SHERBORNE CASTLE awaits you:
• Take a leisurely stroll around 42 acres of our beautiful ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDENS. Experience the peace and tranquillity; marvel at the spectacular views
• An award winning Tea Room situated in a Gothic Dairy offers a welcoming atmosphere for morning coffees, a range of traditional light lunches and delicious afternoon teas. After, why not browse our Gift Shop to see an unusual variety of souvenirs, gifts and Sherborne Castle wine
• Discover magnificent staterooms displaying nationally important collections of Art, Furniture & Porcelain, a Tudor kitchen and the Family Museum in the Castle's cellars
• Uncover the Great Stories of Sherborne Castle telling the stories of key moments in history at the Castle
• Discover walks round the 50-acre lake to Garden features such as Raleigh's Seat, The Cascade and a new Fossil House
• Enjoy colour throughout the season in the Gardens from spectacular carpet arrays of spring bulbs, glorious herbaceous borders and the breathtaking colours of autumn reflected in the lake
• In the Family Museum you can see Raleigh’s Kitchen, fascinating family artefacts and Fossil & Archive displays. Our Sir Walter Raleigh display covers the great man's time here at the Castle and our ‘Capability’ Brown display drawn from the archives shows his impact and legacy on the Gardens. Combined with the Castle, the historic market town of Sherborne and its wonderful Abbey are close by for a memorable day out.

Opening Hours

10th April to 1st November 2020: Gardens 10am, Tea Room 10.30am, Castle and Shop 11am


Gardens only £9; Castle & Gardens £13.50


Sherborne Castle & Gardens
New Road
United Kingdom

T: 01935 812072

E: castleoffice@sherbornecastle.com

W: sherbornecastle.com/


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