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Sherborne Castle

Type:Historic House/Palace

New Road
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 5NR

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Sherborne Castle, Dorset

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Castle & Gardens£12.00 per ticket
Adult/Senior - Gardens Only£6.50 per ticket
Castle Private Child (0-15yrs) (15+)£6.50 per ticket
Castle Private Viewing Adult (15+)£12.50 per ticket
Party Rate Adult, Castle and Garden (15+)£9.50 per ticket
Party Rate Child (0-15), Castle and Garden (15+)£4.00 per ticket
Senior - Castle & Gardens£11.50 per ticket

Children aged 0-15 years (maximum number of 4) are admitted for free. No concessions or party rates for gardens only. Season Tickets available on request.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    290
  • Very Good
    154
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    9

Recent Reviews:

  • JohnS431
    Newbury, United Kingdom
    A most excellent place to visit.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th August 2019
    Visited yesterday. It was a quite memorable visit. The estate of Sherborne Old Castle, Dorset was given to Sir Walter Raleigh by Elizabeth 1st in 1592. He built New Sherborne Castle in the grounds... Read full review
  • lovedrama
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    What a treat
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th August 2019
    Enjoyed a wonderful day here. The volunteers in the house were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful grounds to explore, too. We had a quick lunch in the sunshine, not too pricey. Read full review
  • Cripps53
    Bristol
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A beautiful fulfilling visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th August 2019
    The castle and grounds are very well cared for. The castle and its contents immaculately kept. I did not see a speck of dust, the silver sparkled and it was light and welcoming. The guides were... Read full review

Awards

  • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Awards Silver 2018 Dorset Tourism Awards Silver 2018 2018

Special Offers

  • Buy tickets on-line at www.sherbornecastle.com to receive your 10% admission discount.

    Up to four children under age 16 go free accompanied by an adult Castle & Gardens or Gardens only ticket.

     

    More offers like this - Attraction Offers

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A30/A303. Castle situated on B3145, 0.5 miles east of Sherborne, follow brown signs from A30/A352.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Sherborne station. Turn right over railway crossing to T-junction. Turn left, castle is 500 yards away. London Waterloo to Exeter mainline service, trains operated by South West Trains. Local buses/bus services to Sherborne from neighbouring/regional towns.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Shop
  • Tea Rooms

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Self-service tearoom. Morning Coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas.

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Childrens quiz and Garden Trail.

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted - On a lead.
  • Event venue - Public event programme; private event venue.
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • On-site coach parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 3 to 4 hours for a visit to the Castle and Garden.
  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • Groups
  • In countryside - Edge of countryside; extensive parkland, Deer park and Farmland.
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction - From 1st July 2007
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On site parking - for cars and coaches. Free.

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - 15 people minimum.
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 15 people.

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - 15 people minimum.

Opening Times

Castle & Gift Shop (19 April 2019 - 27 October 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday11:00 - 17:00
FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 17:00
Gardens (19 April 2019 - 27 October 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday10:00 - 18:00
FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Bank HolidayOpen
Tearooms (19 April 2019 - 27 October 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday10:30 - 17:00
FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Bank HolidayOpen

* Open Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday. Last admission to the Castle is 4.15pm. Last admission to the Gardens is 4.30pm


Last admission to the Castle and Gardens is at 4:30pm.

Related

Saturday, 19th October 2019 - Sunday, 20th October 2019

Autumn Colours at Sherborne CastleEnjoy the spectacular display of autumn colours in the beautiful lakeside gardens. Reduced price entry to gardens & grounds, Castle, Tea Room and Gift Shop open. Children free.
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Saturday, 9th November 2019 - Saturday, 9th November 2019

Jason Hutchings, Sherborne PhotographicSherborne Castle Firework ExtravaganzaOne of the most spectacular fireworks displays to be found! Sherborne Castle hosts entertainments, live music, refreshments and food. Gates open at 5pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7:30pm.
more info

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