There is no requirement to book in advance but a 10% discount is available if you book 48 hrs in advance online before your visit.
We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with The Castle Gardens centre this season to provide our visitors with refreshments and food through their Walled Garden Café and Restaurant. Please note that there is no longer a Tea Room within the Castle Grounds but cold drinks and ice creams are available, as before, from the Ticket Office in the car park.
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.