The South Sights



Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle Review

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, this castle remained his home for 10 years before it passed to the custodianship of the Digby family. The castle has interiors from a variety of periods, including Tudor, Jacobean, and Georgian. The Victorian Gothic rooms are notable for their splendid plaster moldings on the ceiling. After admiring the extensive collections of Meissen and Asian porcelain, stroll around the lake and landscaped grounds, the work of Capability Brown. The house is less than a mile southeast of town.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A352, Sherborne, DT9 5NR | Map It
  • Phone: 01935/812072
  • Cost: £10; gardens only, £5
  • Hours: Castle Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Thurs. and Sun. 11–5, Sat. 2–5. Gardens Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Thurs. and Sun. 11–5, Sat. 11–5
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  • Location: Sherborne
Updated: 06-10-2013

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