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Sherborne Old Castle

Castleton Rd, Sherborne DT9 3SA, UK

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About Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Old Castle is a romantic 12th-century ruin set in beautiful grounds next to New Sherborne Castle. it has a long and chequered history and became a powerful Royalist base during the Civil War. The castle grounds are a haven for wildlife and birds and it is an ideal spot for a picnic.

Attractions near Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Abbey1.05km from Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Abbey is a Church of England church in Sherborne in the English county of Dorset. It has been a Saxon cathedral (705–1075), a Benedictine abbey church (998–1539), and since 1539, a parish church. It is one of the county's finest medieval buildings. The first church here was established in the 8th century as part of a Saxon abbey. Of that Saxon building little remains beyond a doorway. It was one of the main religious buildings and also a tourist attraction too.

Yeovil Railway Centre8.16km from Sherborne Old Castle

The Yeovil Railway Centre is a small railway museum at Yeovil Junction on the L&SWR West of England Main Line between Salisbury and Exeter in the U.K. It was created in 1993, in response to British Rail's decision to remove the turntable from Yeovil Junction. Approximately ¼ mile of track along the Clifton Maybank spur is used for demonstration trains.

Cadbury Castle8.6km from Sherborne Old Castle

Cadbury Castle is Somerset's largest hill fort, from which the Barony of North Cadbury takes its name. Cadbury Castle also known as Camelot Castle, is a bronze and iron age hillfort in the civil parish of South Cadbury. The hillfort is formed by a 7.28 hectares plateau surrounded by ramparts on the surrounding slopes of the limestone Cadbury Hill. The site has been excavated in the late 19th and early 20th century by James Bennett and Harold St George Gray.

Ninesprings Park9.06km from Sherborne Old Castle

Ninesprings is a country park situated in the South East of Yeovil, Somerset, the United Kingdom. It is the largest country park in South Somerset, spanning over 20 acres.  is believed to have been developed as an ornamental park, for the Aldon Estate, in the early nineteenth century and now forms a broad-leaved woodland with coniferous trees forming less than 10% of the total.

Yeovil Country Park.9.43km from Sherborne Old Castle

Yeovil Country Park is a 127 acre countryside site that wraps itself around the southern and eastern sides of the busy market towns of Yeovil. The Country Park is comprised of five main areas all of which have very different characteristics and land features. Explore these beautiful areas and discover lakes, meadows, woodland, rose gardens, wildlife and much more.

Haynes International Motor Museum10.88km from Sherborne Old Castle

Haynes International Motor Museum, at Sparkford in Somerset offers an excellent day out for everyone.  It contains over 400 cars and motorcycles and a collection of other automobilia. The museum also has an outdoor children's play area, Autogame Experience including penny arcade games of the 1950s and 1960s, retro 1980s classics and 1990s favourites such as 'Sega Rally'.

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Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. Here you can the beautiful beaches to famous landmarks like Durdle Door and Portland Bill, and activities including kayaking, wine tasting, and more