Attractions in Castles

  • This cinema uses the most sophisticated and powerful motion picture projection system in the world. Seats 419 people and has a 19m high, 25m wide screen.

  • Ruined 12th century castle built for the Bishops of Salisbury. The castle was destroyed during the English Civil War by Parliamentary forces

  • Situated in the historic heart of Sherborne, the town museum features over 15,000 items of local history

  • Built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh. Set in 40 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds.

  • Whilst now only a parish church Sherborne Abbey has been a Saxon cathedral and a Benedictine abbey. The majority of the building is Norman in origin although Saxon features remain.

  • Set on the site of Saxons England's foremost Benedictine nunnery the Abbey was the source of Shaftesbury's prosperity. Now the site of walled gardens and museum amongst the remains of the abbey

  • A Catholic Church dating from 1869.

  • Housed in a fine Victorian villa overlooking the beach the gallery and museum are home to an important fine art collection and extensive Victoriana from around the Globe

  • The national museum of Army communications, telling the story of military communications from the Napoleonic Wars onwards.

  • 4th century Roman villa discovered during excavations in the 1930s.