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Sherborne Castle & Gardens

Cafe or restaurant
Dog friendly
Landscape walks
Paid entry
Disabled facilities
We are delighted to announce that we will re-open the GARDENS ONLY on Thursday 4th June 10am to 5pm, last admission 3.30pm, open 7 days a week.
(The Castle, Tearoom & Shop will remain closed). Social distancing will be key to this re-opening and we ask everyone to play their part and adhere to our guidelines. Please follow the link to see these details. https://www.sherbornecastle.com/season-ticket-holders/ A warm welcome awaits you! Designed by the legendary “Capability” Brown, the 42-acre castle gardens at Sherborne are a stunning example of his craft. This Grade 1 listed garden was one of Capability Brown’s first commissions. Using Sherborne Old Castle as his backdrop, he designed the lake in 1753 and reshaped the Pleasure Gardens in 1776, creating the gently rolling landscape we see today. An RHS partner garden, there is something to see all year round – from the spring bulbs to the autumn colours reflected in the lake. Once you’ve explored the grounds, find out more about Capability Brown in the castle’s Cellar Museum. Or travel back 400 years on a tour of the castle itself, built for Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. If you have any questions about the plants grown on the estate, or would like to take something home, just pop into the Castle Gardens centre next door.
10th April - 1st November

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