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Sherborne Castle

This castle has been the home of the Digby Family since 1617. Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. Prince William of Orange was entertained here in 1688 and George III visited in 1789. There are magnificent collections of art, furniture and porcelain on view. During your visit you can see: a Tudor Kitchen, The Library, The Red Drawing-Room, The Orangery. The castle gardens were designed by 'Capability Brown' which extend over 20 acres around a 50 acre lake. Also there is a lake-side tearoom with self-service light lunches and delicious teas.

Pre-booked parties can be accommodated. Attractively stocked visitors gift shop.

Visitors can purchase the Castle's own fine English wine produced at the Sherborne Castle Estate vineyard. Buy by the bottle or case from the shop.

Ticket Prices (2012):

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Opening Times:

1st April 2012 to 28th October 2012


Car parking


Tea Rooms

Gift Shop

Disability Access:  

The companion of a wheelchair user or visually impaired visitor is admitted without charge. Recommended that advance contact is made to discuss facilities available to disabled visitors.

Contact Information:

(01935) 812 072


Castle & Events Manager

Sherborne Castle Estates

Cheap Street




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Location Map:

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