The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Sherborne Castle and Gardens

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and the stately home of the Digby family since 1617; Sherborne Castle presents glorious staterooms displaying nationally important collections of Art, Furniture & Porcelain. In the Castle's cellars Raleigh's kitchen and a museum with a 'Capability' Brown exhibition is on view.

A new Raleigh exhibition in 2018 will mark the 400th anniversary of his execution.

Explore 42 acres of English Landscape Gardens offering delightful walks around a 50 acre lake with spectacular views, herbaceous borders, magnificent specimen trees and sweeping vistas. An award winning Tea Room offers a welcoming atmosphere for morning coffees, a range of traditional light lunches and delicious afternoon teas.

Coach groups can enjoy many benefits including generous group discounts, free admission and parking for drivers and tour leaders and a Tea Room food and drink voucher.

Fact File

Opening Times: Open Good Friday 30th March to 28th October 2018 – Gardens from 10am, Tea Room 10.30am, Castle and Gift Shop 11am with last admission 4.30pm. Closes at 5pm. Gardens close at 6pm.
Closed Mondays and Fridays but open Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday.
Admission Rates: Gardens only, Adult £6.50, Senior £6.50, Child (0-15 years) Free
Castle and Gardens, Adult £12.00, Senior £11.50. Child (0-15 years) Free.
Group rates: Group visits of 15 or more. With self-guided Castle tour Adult/Senior £9.50 Child £4.00
Castle Private Views Adult/Senior £12.50 Child £6.50
Tours: Castle tours are available for groups on application.
Facilities: Castle, Gardens, Tea Rooms and Gift Shop. Disabled Access: Partial access to castle on ground floor. Slide show available on request covering inaccessible floors.
Coach parking: Ample free parking available for coaches close to the castle entrance.
Length of Visit: Average length of visit 3-4 hours.
Booking contact: Robert Smith, Sherborne Castle and Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR
Tel: 01935 812072
Location: 5mins from the centre of Sherborne and the main line railway station from London Waterloo.

Updated 06/12/2017

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