Sherborne Castle and Gardens

New Rd, Sherborne DT9 5NR, UK

Sir Walter Raleigh built Sherborne Castle in 1594 alongside an older castle from the 12th century, the ruins of which still remain on the grounds. The Digby family bought the property while Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower of London and they have lived there ever since. The castle and impressive gardens (redesigned by ‘Capability’ Brown in 1753) are open from March through October, when visitors can explore the extravagant furnishings and art collections, and also venture into the cellar to see Raleigh’s original kitchen and family artifacts.

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