It's Sunday evening and Oliver is coming to stay again tomorrow until Thursday so thought I had better write a post today so...
Looking back to our Summer holiday - it feels so long ago!
We are visiting Sherborne Castle here and in my next post we will go to the town of Sherborne
Sherborne Castle was built by Sir Walter Rayleigh in 1594 and it has been the stately home of the Digby family since 1617
The Digbys added the four distinctive wings in the 1620's and a Georgian extension of 1787 provided more accommodation and improved living standards.
Prince William of Orange was entertained here in 1688 and King George III visited in 1789.
First we visit the tearooms on the left for some lunch
Photographs not allowed in the house
but I did manage to get a couple of shots of Walter Raleigh's kitchen
We walk out into the gardens
where there is a good view of Sherborne Old Castle
These are the ruins of a 12th century castle built for the Bishops of Salisbury and destroyed in 16 days by Oliver Cromwell in the Civil War.
Looking back at the castle
We have now reached the boundary of the ruined castle
and once we have walked back we will spend the rest of the day walking around the town