This walk explores the grounds and gardens of Sherborne Castle before passing along Sherborne lake to the nearby Sherborne Old Castle. It's a lovely walk with waterside paths along the 50 acre lake, woodland trails and a beautiful 42 acre landscaped garden with specimen trees, herbaceous borders and sweeping lawns.
You can also explore the fine 16th-century Tudor mansion built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. Inside you can view collections of art, furniture and porcelain, and Raleigh’s original kitchen. The now ruined 12th century old castle was built as the fortified palace of Roger de Caen, Bishop of Salisbury.
You can visit the castle and grounds between April and October. See the link below for more details.
The Macmillan Way long distance trail runs through Sherborne so you could pick this up to extend your walk. Heading south will take you to Honeycombe Wood, Lillington and Yetminster.
Sherborne Castle PostcodeDT9 5NR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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