After withstanding two sieges during the Civil War, all that remains today is a romantic ruin in the grounds of the ‘new’ Sherborne Castle. Only the Southwest Gatehouse and parts of the castle, including the Great Tower and the North Range, survive.
Families and history lovers will all enjoy a day out at Sherborne Old Castle. Bring a picnic and take in the serene pastoral views. Afterwards browse the castle shop for unique English Heritage gifts and souvenirs. Light Refreshments are also available.
Keep an eye out for 'Lady Betty's Pinks' during July & August, named after Sir Walter Raleigh's wife, Elizabeth, flowering throughout the grounds.
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Castleton, Sherborne, Dorset - DT9 3SA
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