Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been the home of the Digby family since 1617. The State Rooms reflect a wonderful variety of decorative styles from the great periods of English history: Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian and Victorian, with beautiful collections of art, furniture and porcelain.
30 acres of lakeside gardens with sweeping lawns, colourful flower borders and majestic trees surround the 50 acre lake designed by Capability Brown in 1753. Across the lake to the north lies the ruins of Sherborne’s old medieval castle, which succumbed to Cromwell’s troops in 1645 during the Civil War.
The Lakeside Tea Room, which is on the site of the former nursery building, serves morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea. Gift shop located in Castle Courtyard.