Sherborne Castle & Gardens

Sherborne Castle & Gardens: Hours, Address, Sherborne Castle & Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Sherborne Castle & Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Sherborne Castle & Gardens is a wonderful day out. Visit our historic castle and walk through 400 years of history, explore 42 acres of “capability” Brown landscape gardens and take time to enjoy a delicious cream tea in our tea room. Why not browse in the gift shop & pick up a bottle of our very own Sherborne Castle Wine to take home to drink with your supper!
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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_charlie_c_brown
Chelmsford, UK99 contributions
Nice gardens
Sep 2021
Visited the gardens (castle closed). Lovely parks and planting. Lake full of birds, including crested grebes. Good walk, very interesting, with lots to see. The staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful.
Written 21 September 2021
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Thank you very much indeed for taking the trouble to write a review. I’m glad you spotted the great crested grebes. Please do return very soon.
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Christopher O
5 contributions
Beautiful House and Gardens
Sep 2021
Spent an amazing half day at Sherborn Castle and Gardens. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The house is amazing and has been preserved incredibly well. Particularly enjoyed the beautiful paintings and furniture, it's like stepping back in time. The gardens are magnificent and the lake sets off the scene. This is a visit not to be missed.
Written 18 September 2021
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Thank you very much indeed for highly recommending us. I’m really thrilled that you had an amazing day. Please do come back very soon.
Written 20 September 2021
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Norman F
Bristol, UK7 contributions
Great historical interest with great walks
Aug 2021
Not over crowded for a bank holiday Monday.
Able to walk here from the holiday cottage we were staying in.
Very informative as we wandered through the rooms and lovely extensive grounds to wander around and view the lake.
Written 10 September 2021
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Thank you very much for visiting us in taking the trouble to write lovely review. Please return very soon.
Written 11 September 2021
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sean c
Norwich, UK67 contributions
Beautiful place!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Spent a wonderfully relaxing few hours in the Castle Gardens. Couldn’t want for more beautiful surroundings. An easy way to lose yourself in splendour. Lovely cup of tea and cake from the Tea room. Thanks to you all. Can’t wait to return.
Written 8 September 2021
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A warm welcome awaits you on your return. Thank you so much for your gorgeous review and I hope you left relaxed and complete after delicious cake and cup of tea. What a wonderful way to spend a day.
Written 13 September 2021
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Happyhols065
Corfe Mullen, UK29 contributions
Fantastic for amble around gardens on scooter
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderfully peaceful gardens. Big enough to get lost. Took my mobility scooter - didn’t go in the house. They suggest part of gardens are inaccessible for wheelchairs/ scooters and whilst I agree for wheelchairs it would be difficult dangerous , I was brave and went down a fairly steep slope! Scooter managed to get up easily with speed. Well worth it - beautiful views xx
Written 30 August 2021
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Thank you very much for visiting us. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the gardens on your scooter. We do allow scooters on the ground floor of the castle. We have a special access point to get in. Next time you come it’s well worth a visit. The inaccessible parts you can view on a video slideshow. Thank you so much for writing review and we look forward to seeing you here very soon.
Written 31 August 2021
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johnpZ4299KQ
Sidmouth, UK435 contributions
the best is inside
Aug 2021
The grounds are interesting but the best is seeing inside the castle. opening hours are limited so beware. Don't forget a tasty scone with a cream tea after your walk
Written 29 August 2021
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I’m so pleased you chose to have a cream tea, they are delicious. Thank you so much for your lovely review and taking the time to write us up. Please do visit us very soon again.
Written 29 August 2021
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Sarah
27 contributions
Gorgeous place!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful visit to the castle and beautiful gardens! We visited the cafe and had delicious cakes and thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Would of course recommend to anyone for a lovely day out!
Written 28 August 2021
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Thank you very much indeed for recommending us. We are delighted that you had a wonderful visit and please do return very soon.
Written 29 August 2021
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iggyg78
Ashington, UK94 contributions
Recommended!!!
Aug 2021 • Family
A really good afternoon. Had lunch then went through the castle which was very good. You can see lots of the rooms which was much better than other castles/stately homes we have been to. Lots of info in the rooms and staff to ask. The gardens are lovely and easily take up a few hours. We were just about the last ones out after wandering through all of the lovely grounds. I recommend going to the old castle in the morning then here in the afternoon. Added bonus it is very reasonably priced too. Some castles and gardens are extortionately expensive - this was excellent value for money.
Written 21 August 2021
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Thank you so much for heartily recommending us and for taking the trouble to write a review. Please do return very soon.
Written 22 August 2021
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suechin
Worthing, UK241 contributions
Lovely day out
Aug 2021 • Couples
We we t to Sherborne Castle today.i loved the house and how helpful the staff were
The grounds are I'm aculate. And very interesting.the house was very interesting and the guides very helpful and knowledgeable
Written 20 August 2021
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We are delighted that you had a lovely day out and thank you for your gorgeous review. Please do return very soon - a warm welcome awaits you.
Written 21 August 2021
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bsdoidge
Yeovil, UK63 contributions
We absolutely loved our visit to Sherborne (New) Castle
Aug 2021 • Family
This was our first visit to Sherborne Castle and it definitely won't be our last. There is so much to commend it, that it's difficult to know where to start. It definitely an excellent day out though.

Easy to find, free carparking and very reasonable price. Children enter for free. Every team member we met, was very helpful and friendly in equal measure.

The gardens and lovely, with a variety of curios dotted around. There is also a small, but interesting museum too. The New Castle is definitely worth a visit as well. Very much an English Stately Home.

Please be aware that Sherborne Old Castle is a separate facility, with a different entrance.
Written 16 August 2021
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We are absolutely thrilled that you loved your visit. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a comprehensive review recommending us. A warm welcome awaits you on your return.
Written 17 August 2021
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