The Wingfield Digby family is delighted to announce that Sherborne Castle re-opened it doors on Friday 23 July.
Visitors can walk in the footsteps of royalty & Sir Walter Raleigh, see magnificent staterooms and nationally important collections of art, furniture and porcelain. The key episodes of history come to life through the “Great Stories of the Castle” series.
New for 2021: the recently restored billiard room, plus a new museum showcasing family curios such as
Lord Digby’s false teeth a skull with a bullet that was lodged in the eye socket from the Civil war 17th Century Deed boxes – lined with ‘the last sayings of a mouse, lately starved in a cupboard’
This immersive and interactive experience includes smell boxes to bring the displays to life.
Children can take the Castle Quiz and enjoy the Garden Trail.
Explore acres of ‘Capability Brown’ landscaped garden surrounding a lake – a free-to-download garden audio tour is available to intriduce you to 30 garden features including a cascade, fossil house, orangery, folly and Raleigh’s seat.
And when you’re finished exploring, treat yourself to a West Country cream tea in the tearoom or a chilled glass of their very own Sherborne Castle wine?
The Castle & Gardens are open seven days a week:
Gardens from 10am,
Castle from 12pm
(last admission to Castle 3pm).
Up to four children free under 16 with every paying adult.
There is no need to pre-book.