Thank you to everyone that visited this season.
We are now closed for the winter period, we look forward to welcoming you back when the gardens open on 4th April 2023, with the Castle opening on Good Friday 7th April 2023. Exciting improvements are happening in the gardens right now.
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.
Pumkin TrailSo lovely to see genuinely happy children, who left absolutely exhausted with great prizes. Thoroughly recommend the pumpkin trail for all ages.