Sherborne Castle & Gardens - Things to Do in Dorset

Sherborne Castle & Gardens

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR

01935 812072

One of the treasure houses of England

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30.3 miles from Highlands End
32.4 miles from Golden Cap
28.2 miles from Graston Copse
26 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Sherborne Castle & Gardens - Things to Do in Dorset
  • Sherborne Castle & Gardens - Things to Do in Dorset
  • Sherborne Castle & Gardens - Things to Do in Dorset
  • Sherborne Castle & Gardens - Things to Do in Dorset

Walk in the footsteps of Sir Walter Raleigh and Royalty with a visit to this fascinating castle. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens and covering 400 years of history, Sherborne Castle is one of the treasure houses of England and an absolutely fabulous place to visit.

See relics from the Civil War, hisotric documents and a collection of family curios. Explore staterooms reflecting a glorious variety of decorative styles from great periods of English history. See fine furniture, family portraits and superb porcelains representing the tastes of the Digby family for more than 400 years.

Experience nationally important collections or art, furniture and porcelain and explore one of Capability Brown’s finest landscapes in the gardens that surround the castle, that include features such as the courtyard garden, the Ginkgo Lawn & Orangery, the boathouse and pier and a new Fossil House. Enjoy colour throughout the season with carpets of spring bulbs, glorious herbacious borders and the breathtaking colours of autumn reflected in the lake.

Sherborne Castle & Gardens holds a number of events throughout the year, including a country fair, classic car and supercar show and fireworks. There is a tea room and gift shop and opening dates are between Good Friday and the end of October. There is free parking, accompanied children under 16 are free, dogs on short leads are welcome in teh gardens and there are picnic areas. Admission discounts are available online.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse