You'll find lots of options for places to stay overnight in Sherborne.
Parking in Sherborne
There are four long stay car parks and five short stay car parks in Sherborne. Most of them are operated by Dorset Council, but some are privately run. You can view their location on the Sherborne town map.
Coaches, motorhomes over 4.8 metres, caravans, trailers and other large vehicles can park at the Culverhayes car park in the multi-use area. There are 6 spaces available.
Ticket machines will accept cash, however you can also pay at most of the car parks with Just Park by mobile phone or smartphone App. This means that if you want to stay for longer, you can change your departure time using your phone without having to return to the car park.
Most of the car parks are open 24 hours a day with charges applying between 8am and 6pm. You’ll need to check the charges and rules for each individual car park.
For those using Sat Nav systems, the nearest postcodes for each car park are shown in brackets.
Long stay parking is for cars and motorcycles with an all-day charge available.
Culverhayes long stay car park (DT9 3ED) has 263 car parking spaces, 2 motorcycle spaces and public toilets. This car park is open for 24 hours but has a height restriction of 2.1m between 6pm and 8am.
Coldharbour car park (DT9 4HA) has 67 car parking spaces and 1 motorcycle space, plus two 22kw Electric Vehicle chargepoints.
Acreman Street car park (DT9 3NX) has 45 car parking spaces and 1 motorcycle space.
The Railway Station car park (DT9 3NB) has 67 spaces with charges for all day, weekend or 7 days (Monday to Sunday).
Short stay parking is for cars and motorcycles and are the least expensive options for staying for 3 hours or less.
Digby Hall car park (DT9 3FE) has 46 car parking spaces.
Old Market Yard car park (DT9 3HR) has 109 car parking spaces and 2 motorcycle spaces, plus two 22kw Electric Vehicle chargepoints and public toilets.
Newland North car park (DT9 4HA) has 54 car parking spaces and 1 motorcycle space.
There is a car park at Sainsbury’s supermarket (DT9 3ND) which has 193 spaces and a maximum stay of 2 hours. Charges apply.
Most of the car parks in Sherborne are operated by Dorset Council. They are open 24 hours a day with charging times between 8am and 6pm each day. Parking charges apply in these car parks, however Blue Badge holders gain 1 extra hour for free when purchasing a ticket.
The car parks at the Railway Station and Sainsbury’s supermarket both have accessible parking spaces and are not operated by the council.
Disabled badge holders are advised to refer to the disabled parking notices in each car park.
Culverhayes long stay car park has 10 accessible parking spaces plus RADAR key operated public toilets. This car park has a height restriction of 2.1m between 6pm and 8am.
Coldharbour car park is long stay and has 2 accessible parking spaces plus two 22kw Electric Vehicle chargepoints.
Digby Hall car park is short stay and has 4 accessible parking spaces.
Old Market Yard car park is short stay and has 5 accessible parking spaces plus RADAR key operated public toilets and two 22kw Electric Vehicle chargepoints.
Newland North car park is short stay and has 2 accessible parking spaces.
The Coach Park is at Culverhayes car park (DT9 3ED). There are 6 spaces plus public toilets.
Coach drivers are advised to enter the town from the south along New Road, down Gas House Hill and across the level crossing.
To access the coach park, once over the level crossing go first right into Ludbourne Road, then turn left into the car park. The long vehicle spaces are on the right.