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Sherborne Old Castle
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Sherborne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Originally a 12th century fortified bishop's palace which was leased to Sir Walter Raleigh and later became a powerful Civil War Royalist base. It fell to Parliament after a fierce 11 day siege. Now a romantic ruin and home to a great range of wildlife, birds and plants. A perfect picnic spot. Child friendly and dog friendly.
Reviewed October 29, 2012

A wonderful romantic ruin with lovely views which the grandchildren really enjoyed - but sadly we have to admit an ancestor captured and demolished it in the 17th century! Whoops!

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

a remarkable place, ruins yes but lots of history, next door to the new castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh before he fell out favour with the virgin Queen who chopped his ed oft

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

It was not far from the castle and really worth to go for a walk and see the area. The nature is stunning and in this peaceful area you can see all kinds of birds, fish etc.

Thank Marian1430
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Didn't like portaloos and EH's membership marketing whenever you visit anywhere of theirs. Good views of the surrounding countryside.

Thank David232
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

A very interesting location in a very peaceful setting. Hard to imagine how people lived in such an early era. Well worth a visit but perhaps a good idea to go early before it gets too busy. You can then visit the new Sherborne Castle to compare.

Thank JackoEastSussex
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