Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday 16 June - Sherborne Castle
Sherborne Castle in Dorset has been the family home of the Digby (later Wingfield Digby) family since about 1620. It was originally built by Sir Walter Raleigh some 20 years earlier but was confiscated following his conviction for treason and then provided to the Digbys. They added considerably to the building. Obviously the family has now fallen upon hard times and much of the building is open to paying visitors to help with the upkeep. Interesting but not anywhere as impressive as other offerings.