Dorset is one of those counties that looks simply stunning when the leaves change colour and everything blazes, and the grounds of Sherborne Castle come into their own. Autumn Colours at Sherborne Castle is an annual event that sees admission prices reduced for those who want to visit the gardens and enjoy autumn in all its glory. The gardens and pleasure grounds were created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and the sight of the trees lining the lake at their centre is beautiful.
There are 30 acres of gardens to wander, and the cost of entry also includes access to the 40 acres of grounds. Follow the many paths and trails that encourage walkers to enjoy every area of the garden and showcase the views of the lake to perfection. Sherborne Castle was built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh, and its impressive 50 acre lake dates back to 1753.
Autumn Colours at Sherborne Castle is a peaceful event and a great way to escape from it all as the summer dwindles. Many bring their dogs along to let them stretch their legs, others sit and enjoy a picnic and parents bring bread for the little ones to feed the ducks, making this a special annual event.
24th - 25th October