Coach trip to Sherborne Castle will raise funds for Sidmouth In Bloom

PUBLISHED: 16:22 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:23 23 August 2018

Sherborne Castle. Picture: Peter Booton

Sherborne Castle. Picture: Peter Booton

Peter Booton

Visit magnificent castle in Dorset and explore its grounds, folly and displays

Sherborne Castle lake in autumn. Picture: Paul DibbenSherborne Castle lake in autumn. Picture: Paul Dibben

A coach trip from Sidmouth to Sherborne Castle, which was built by Sir Walter Raleigh, takes place on Thursday, September 6.

It is being organised by Cheryl Allen to raise money for Sidmouth In Bloom, and will be the last trip she arranges.

The castle in Dorset was built by Sir Walter in 1594 and, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death, a special exhibition is currently on display there. Its gardens were designed by Capability Brown, with a 50-acre lake, a folly, herbaceous borders and ancient trees.

There is a folly, orangery and courtyard garden, and a vineyard on the estate which makes its own wine.

Sherborne Castle gardens. Picture: Peter BootonSherborne Castle gardens. Picture: Peter Booton

Tea, coffee and light lunches are available from the castle’s tea room.

Tickets, including coach travel and admission, are £25 per person. The coach leaves Woolbrook, Long Park [bus stop by toilets] at 9.30 am., the Triangle at 9.40am, Sidford Green Close at 9.45am.

For booking and information contact Cheryl on 01395 577711 or info@sidmouthinbloom.org

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