The South Sights

Sherborne Castle

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Published 08/18/2015

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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 (a designated English Heritage Grade I site), the work of Capability Brown. The house is less than a mile southeast of town.

Sight Information


New Rd., Sherborne, DT9 5NR, England

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Sight Details:

  • £11; gardens only £6
  • Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Thurs., holiday Mon., and weekends 11–5; last admission at 4:30

Published 08/18/2015


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