Sherborne Old Castle
Location: Sherborne, Dorset, England.
Built: 12th century..
Ownership / Access: English Heritage. Open to public.
Opening times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Not free. Check their website for more info.
Notes: Sherborne Old Castle is the ruin of a 12th century castle in the grounds of the mansion. The old castle was built as the fortified palace of Roger de Caen, Bishop of Salisbury and Chancellor of England and still belonged to the church in the late 16th century. The gardens are open to the public much of the year, and the house is open to the public most Saturdays. The estate often hosts special events, such as concerts and firework displays. The old castle was leased by English Heritage and is now separate from the rest of the estate.
Sherborne Old Castle Links:Sherborne Old Castle On Wikipedia
Sherborne Castle Official website
Sherborne Castle Garden - information on garden history
Sherborne Old Castle page at English Heritage