Castle is open 23rd July to 31st August every day from 12pm last entry 3pm
and Friday, Saturday and Sunday first 3 weekends in September (3,4,5) (10,11,12) (17,18,19) only
Opening to Members of the Public
As of 19th July 2021 The Government has lifted the last remaining restrictions as Stage 4.
The Health & Safety of our staff and visitors remains the utmost importance and we respectfully ask you to follow these guidelines to protect yourselves and those around you:-
Welcome to Sherborne Castle, Dorset which has been our family home since 1617. Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, this historic house reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English History. Experience nationally important collections of furniture, paintings and porcelain. Walk in Capability Brown’s English Landscape Garden. We look forward to welcoming you.
The Wingfield Digby Family
Splendid day out!A beautifully preserved castle and grounds. Excellent information on the history of this lovely home. The castle is privately owned and the staff are employed by the owners; staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. A real treat.
Stunning gardensThe house is magnificent but the gardens alone deserve a lot of exploratory time. Designed by Capability Brown the gardens centrepiece is a magnificent lake. Leave plenty of time to appreciate the beauty of what’s here. A must see if you are in the area.
Fantastic experienceWe had a brilliant day here. Loved the house with all the family history and also that of Sir Walter Raleigh. Really enjoyed the walk around the beautiful grounds, what a fantastic place.