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, historic 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 herbaceous 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 the gardens and there are picnic areas. Admission discounts are available online.

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Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset and the South West. 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 - there is more information on the pages for each park.

dorset tourism awards gold 2021/222021 travelers choice tripadvisor awarddavid bellamy blooming marvellous pledge for nature 2022david bellamy conservation gold award 2020/21taste of the west south west england award 2022david bellmay conservation award honey bee friendly park awardgolden cap holiday park commended south westthe queens green canopy platinum jubilee logoplastic free champion surfers against sewage

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  • The Most Magical Campsite

    We have just come back from the most magical few days staying at Highlands End. In fact, it was so good we extended our stay by a few days whilst on park. We are new to campsites and this was beyond my expectations

    Mr Scott - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Happy second visit

    Perfectly clean, ample space, lovely views, close to everything, what more could be asked for?

    Dan Pipper - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Well maintained and quiet

    Lovely clean and tidy site. well maintained and quiet in walking distance to Hive Beach and West Bay only a couple of miles away over the coastal walk.

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    Graston Copse

  • Friendliest park on the Dorset coast

    Possibly the friendliest park on the Dorset coast. Staff are exceptional, very helpful and keep the place spotless. The views are fantastic. Showers and toilets are very modern and extremely clean.

    Mr Leck - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic

    This is a lovely quiet, friendly, well maintained site with very friendly, helpful staff who are knowledgeable about the local area and more than happy to pass on useful information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Nigel White - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme

  • Wonderful three night stay

    Our pitch was spacious and quiet. The facilities were clean and a generous number of showers etc whatever time we needed them. A very picturesque site and plenty to do straight from the van without the need to drive

    Rachel L - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • Beautiful weekend away

    This park is in a wonderful location. The local village is beautiful and only a 15 min walk along the river. The beach is then another 15 minutes along - again a beautiful walk. We were blessed with amazing weather so we spent the afternoon on Hive Beach.

    Clairey16 - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Ideal base for exploring

    Ideal base for exploring Dorset , everywhere we wanted to visit was within easy reach . Site itself was very good, nice and quite and clean and staff very friendly.

    James S - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme