Sherborne Castle is an historic country house, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and extended by the Digby family whose stately home it has been since 1617. The rooms are a variety of styles from Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian to Victorian. Prince William of Orange was entertained here and George III visited in 1789. On display are fine collections of art, pictures, furniture, Oriental and European ceramics representing four hundred years of collecting. Delightful setting with a 50 acre lake created by Capability Brown in 1753, and beautiful lakeside gardens and grounds.
Information on Sherborne Castle , New Road , Sherborne
|Opening Times:||30 Mar to 31st Oct, Daily except Mon & Fri, 11:00-16:30. Also open BH Mons from 11:00. Guided tours by arrangement. (On Sat, Castle interior from 14:00).|
|Admission:||Castle & Gardens: Adult £10.00, Child (0-16) Free, OAP £9.50. Gardens only: Adult & OAP £5.00, Child Free. Group Bookings welcome which attract discounts.|
|Child Friendly:||Children over 16 welcome (Children U16 FREE)|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs Permitted (On a lead)|
|Location:||Near town centre, five minute walk from London/Waterloo to Exeter mainline railway. Follow brown tourism signs for Sherborne Castles.|
Ample parking space for coaches with drop off immediately outside castle entrance. Free coach parking 50 metres away from castle., Parking Availability, Disabled Access to Ground Floor with slide show covering inaccessible floors for wheelchairs, Partial Disabled Access, Free car and coach parking available within 50 meters of the castle entrance, Group Talks and Private Viewings availabe on application, Refreshments, Tea Room, Morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas available in our Tea Rooms, Shop, Gift and souvenir shop
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Mon 27 May 2013 – Mon 27 May 2013
Sherborne Castle Country Fair, Retriever Event & Rare Breeds Show - 10:00
One of Dorset's finest Country Fairs
Sun 23 Jun 2013 – Sun 23 Jun 2013
Cancer research UK 'Race for Life' - 5k ladies charity fun run 11:00
Sun 21 Jul 2013 – Sun 21 Jul 2013
Classics at the Castle. Classic Car & Supercar Show.
Over a 1,000 spectacular vehicles from Veterans to Supercars.
Sat 26 Oct 2013 – Sun 27 Oct 2013
Autumn Colours Weekend 11:00-16:30
Only £3.50 admission charge to the gardens. Children Free.
Enjoy the breath taking colours of autumn on the lake, wonderful short walks. Tea Rooms serving morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas.
Sat 02 Nov 2013 – Sat 02 Nov 2013
Sherborne Castle Firework Extravaganza
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