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Sherborne Castle

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Address: New Road | Sherborne, Sherborne DT9 5NR, England
Phone Number: +44 1935 812072
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Description: Sherborne Castle and Gardens is a visitor attraction which is open from...
Sherborne Castle and Gardens is a visitor attraction which is open from April to the end of October. (Please refer to the website for more information). Sherborne Castle was built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and has been the home of the Digby family since 1617. It is steeped in history and has splendid collections of Art and Antiques and has one of Capability Brown's finest landscapes.
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Pity it is closed over the winter

We didn't think to check ahead and turned up for a stroll around the castle- it's closed over the winter months till April and you can not just access the gardens. However we met... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
PossumJenkins
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We didn't think to check ahead and turned up for a stroll around the castle- it's closed over the winter months till April and you can not just access the gardens. However we met a couple who said you can take a stroll around the outskirts (around 5 mile circular route) and you can take in the sites. There is... More 

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MariaWingfieldDigby, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry we were closed when you visited. We are closed over the winter months but we open again on the 1st April 2015. We do have a special Spring bulbs weekend on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2015 when the gardens are opened at a reduced entry price. Please check the website... More 

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sherborne New house, (and Old Castle). This is a very good day out, if you plan it correctly. firstly, check out their website to ensure, that BOTH the House and the Castle are open on the day you are planning to come, and that there is access to the house all day. The house is particularly interesting, with an amazing... More 

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MariaSherborne, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed the cream tea and had a good day out. We look forward to welcoming back very soon. Thanks for your review. More 

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is an interesting castle, home of Sir Walter Raleigh and brings history alive. All the guides in each room are very helpful and informative. A very intimate building se t in beautiful grounds where you are allowed to walk your dogs. A good cafe is on site and the Orangery is a popular venue for weddings and functions.

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MariaSherborne, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a lovely day out. Thanks for visiting us. More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The castles, and museum closed earlier in the month.The exterior of the new castle, and the ruin loo.ked impressive.

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MariaSherborne, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

We were sorry that we were closed when you visited but we would look forward to welcoming you next year. We are open from the 1st April 2015. Please see our website for more information. More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A very interesting house having historic connections with Walter Raleigh. The guides were informative and much of the house was open to visit. The walk around the lake was also well worth doing. As was a trip into the town of Sherborne.

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MariaSherborne, Manager at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a lovely time. Thank you for visiting us. More 

Birchington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Having visited the old castle we thought we would walk around to this place but disappointed to note the house was not open to the public until 2.00 pm. This would have meant hanging about for hours so abandoned this visit. Maybe visit next year.

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MariaSherborne, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your comments and as from next year we will be open from 11 o'clock every day except Mondays and Fridays when we are closed (we are open on Bank Holiday Mondays during our open season). We open again next year on the 1st April 2015 and look forward to welcoming you. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

You could spend hours wandering from room to room looking at all the paintings and furniture. Make sure you ask the guides any questions they can tell you more than the book. The family history is interesting and the collection of artefacts fascinating. If sunny spend some time in the gardens around the lake. Discount on the entrance fee for... More 

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MariaSherborne, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your day out. More 

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A walk around the gardens is very pleasant and scenic. The view of the castle from across the lake is stunning. The house interior is excellent and shows exactly how life was lived many years ago. Well worth the extra payment to go into the house. If you are a historic house fan, then don't miss this house/castle.

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MariaSherborne, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Trying to visit the castle on a Saturday was not a good idea as it stays closed until 2pm to cater for weddings. However it was a lovely day so a walk around the gardens and lake made the visit worthwhile. The house will have to wait for another time.

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MariaSherborne, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We have taken on board your comments and as from next year the Castle will be open from 11 o'clock on Saturdays during our open season. Thanks. More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We turned up too early to go round the house (which didn't open until 2pm on the day of our visit) but we enjoyed our walk our the beautiful lake and gardens.

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MariaSherborne, Owner at Sherborne Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We have taken on board your visitor feedback as from next year the Castle interior will be open from 11o'clock. Thanks. More 

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