skip to Main Content

Sherborne Castle and Gardens

Walking in the footsteps of some the greatest historical characters really does bring history to life.  Here, at Sherborne Castle we are fortunate enough to be able to share over 400 years of history.  Our tour guides will reveal the “Great Stories of Sherborne Castle” telling the story of the castle’s past inhabitants, scandal, intrigue and passions.  Discover about Royalty, the Civil War, Capability Brown, George III, Sir Walter Raliegh, The Commandos in World War II and life in the Castle in World War I as a hospital. Here, you will see some of Sir Walter Raleigh’s personal artefacts, such as the pipe which he smoked on the Scaffold. Raleigh built the Castle in 1594 and it has been the home of the Digby Family since 1617.  Each generation has left its mark and imprint.  We have nationally important collections of Art, Furniture and Paintings.  Our interactive and immersive Family Museum engages the vistor and opens up avenues of discovery.

Strolling around our Garden is a magical experience.  We suggest two walks, one long and one short.  Our garden was designed by ‘Capability, Brown and boasts spectacular carpets of spring bulbs, goregeus herbaceaus borders, champion trees and wonderful Autumn Colours.  Walking around the garden you will see features such as a Folly, Fossil House, Cascade, Orangery and Sunken garden. The 50 acre lake is home to a plethora of wildlife.  Photographers love to capture our swans, herons and ducks. Children enjoy our garden trail and in the season our Easter Trail, Wildlife Trail and Pumpkin Trail.  Send them off around the garden in search of Scooby. Dogs are welcome on short leads.  A visit to our Castle is not complete without returning with a bottle of our very own Sherborne Castle Wine or Sparkling Wine, Rose, Gin or Brandy.

The  Garden opens on 4th April 2023 and the Castle on the 7th Apil –  Good Friday

(please see our website for more details

See you soon, Maria and Edward Wingfield Digby

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top
Translate »