Sherborne Castle & Gardens
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: Walk in the footsteps of Sir Walter Raleigh in the home he built more than 400 years ago.
Take a leisurely stroll around 42 acres of our beautiful English Landscape Gardens. Experience the peace and tranquillity; marvel at the spectacular views.
Take lunch in our award winning Tea Room and then browse our Gift Shop for a souvenir of your visit.
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.
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