Sherborne, Dorset, England

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle was given to the church at the bequest of Osmond, who was a knight of William the Conqueror, and eventually became Bishop of Sarum. He set a curse on anyone who tried to take the castle out of the hands of the church. As a result, some owners have apparently suffered misfortunes, according to the author Coxe.


This castle is another haunt of Sir Walter Raleigh, as he walks the through the grounds and sits under a tree that bears his name. He is best seen on St. Michael's Eve, which is on 29th September.

Sherborne Castle,

New Road,


Dorset, DT9 5NR.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Sherborne is a market town in Dorset, England.

It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, 6 miles east of Yeovil.

Pictured left is Sherborne Castle courtesy of SalomonCeb. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.