Great days out by train
Said to be the most beautiful town in Dorset, Sherborne brings the past to life amidst a beautiful countryside backdrop. Take in a full sweep of English history in one day.
In the space of a short walk from Sherborne station you can discover two castles, a medieval almshouse, a conduit house, an ancient school and a parish church of national importance. Sherborne is a stunning honey-coloured medieval town with a find around every corner.
Visit the romantic ruins of Sherborne Old Castle built in the twelfth-century as a fortified palacem a perfect spot for a picnic while you soak up the gorgeous countryside vistas. Just across the lake lies Sherborne Castle, a 16th century Tudor mansion home to Digby household since 1617.