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Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and the stately home of the Digby family since 1617; Sherborne Castle presents glorious staterooms displaying nationally important collections of art, furniture & porcelain.

In the Castle’s cellars Raleigh’s kitchen and a museum with a ‘Capability’ Brown exhibition is on view. A new Raleigh exhibition in 2018 will mark the 400th anniversary of his execution.

Explore 42 acres of English Landscape Gardens offering delightful walks around a 50 acre lake with spectacular views, herbaceous borders, magnificent specimen trees and sweeping vistas.

An award winning Tea Room offers a welcoming atmosphere for morning coffees, a range of traditional light lunches and delicious afternoon teas. Coach groups can enjoy many benefits including generous group discounts, free admission and parking for drivers and tour leaders and a Tea Room food and drink voucher.

Today’s opening hours

Gardens from 10am, Tearoom from 10.30am, Castle & Gift Shop from 11am to last admission at 4.30pm, closing at 5pm, Gardens close at 6pm.



19 April to 27 October: Tuesdays to Thursdays, Saturdays to Sundays. (Open Bank Holiday Mondays).

Gardens: 10am to 5pm.

Castle: 11am to 5pm, last entry 4:15pm.

Find Us
Find us

Off New Road , B3145, on reaching Sherborne follow brown tourist signs. 1/4 mile from Sherborne railway station with direct link to Waterloo London

Bus stop is located outside the main gate - routes from Yeovil and Shaftsbury. Railway line from / to Exeter and mainline Waterloo London.

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free


Beaver taxis 01935 816620


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Castle & Gardens: 

Adult £12pp
Senior £11.50 
Children under 16: free 

Gardens Only

Adult £6.50
Senior £6.50pp

  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups of 15+ receive a discount, private views available by appointment.

Contact for more information.

Fun Facts
  • Sir Walter Raleigh built the house and lived here. King George III dined here; Charles II inspected his troops here. Prince William of Orange was hosted here and printed his proclamation leaflets at the Castle.

The Orangery in Autumn


Sherborne Castle is a wonderful venue for Civil Marriage Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships and Wedding Receptions.

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, with lake and gardens landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, the Castle and Gardens provide both a beautiful and historic setting for your dream wedding.


  • Suppliers list
  • Accessible parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Guest parking

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Corporate meetings can be held in the Orangery or the upper floor of our tearooms


  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Projector and screen
  • Refreshments
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking

School Visits