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Sherborne Castle

New Road | Sherborne, Sherborne DT9 5NR, England
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Sherborne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Gardens
Traveler Description: Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been home of the Digby family since 1617. Set in 40 acres of glorious 'Capability' Brown... more »
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had some time to kill so my son and I visited this castle. As it is advertised as Sir Walter Raleigh's home we expected to find out more about him and his life there. However this home is still owned by the Digbys and it is clearly their family history which is reflected in every nook and cranny of... More

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Hampshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. The castle itself is an interesting visit but the history and background with Raleigh add a dimension. Read the fact sheets and it's a very interesting visit.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Interesting place to visit, with plenty of history. Lots of information on hand and all stewards were very polite. The walks around the grounds are very nice. The only slight disappointment was the tea shop as the cake and scone my wife and I shared were a little dry. Definitely worth a visit if you are staying in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Sherborne castle is great for a lazy day out. We enjoyed wandering the gardens and visiting the castle. The history o the place is most interesting and they's done a great job of explaining everything with story cards in every room. There are also guides in each room who can tell you more about the room and items in it.... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I didn't know about this castle or it's connection with Sir Walter Raleigh. We were staying in the area so only found this by accident but am pleased we did. When touring the castle make sure to pick up the laminates with the stories, there are 2 laminates and the other details all the contents and points of interest for... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

To start with we were given good information at the pay desk. We only wanted to do the gardens and were advised that there is a 45 minute walk around the lake and a shorter one of 30 mins. We were also advised when it would probably rain. We opted for the very pleasant 45 minute walk with lots of... More

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slough
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

this was a lovely place to visit the grounds are so lovely to walk round as it has a lovely lake so many nice trees and inside the castle there is lovely things to see pictures .and lots of lovely crockery

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Rutherford, NSW
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Beautiful gardens and an interesting castle containing a lot of memorabilia and history of the Digby family (owners for 500 years). A nice café is onsite.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I know we tend to take in everything but we took 2 hours to go round the house the room stewards were so knowledgable. The tea room was very welcome and we enjoyed our food there too.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you are in the area Sherborne Castle is well worth visiting , Designed by Capability Brown the grounds and especially the lakes are stunning.

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