Sherborne Castle

Elegant country home built by Sir Walter Raleigh

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, this historic house reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English History.

You will find here a typical country home where each succeeding generation has left its imprint. Come and visit the Castle’s rich interiors with its splendid collections of art, furniture and porcelain, together with Raleigh’s original kitchen, family artefacts and archaeological ‘finds’ from the old medieval castle on view in the castle cellars.

Explore the 42 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds and soak up the beauty, peace and tranquility of this natural setting. Capability Brown in 1753 created the 50 acre lake and gave the estate the very latest in landscape gardening, with magnificent specimen trees, herbaceous borders and sweeping lawns.

Sherborne Castle has an annual country fair, a firework extravaganza, classic car rallies, film crews and a variety of other corporate and private events.

The gardens are appreciated by many visitors and groups who return throughout the year to enjoy their beauty through the seasons. The  Tea Room serves delicious light lunches and afternoon teas and the Gift Shop has a selection of gifts, souvenirs and their very own Sherborne Castle Wines.


  • New Road
  • Sherborne
  • Dorset
  • DT9 5NR