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Sherborne Castle

New Road
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 5NR

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Sherborne Castle, Dorset
  • Sherborne Castle, Dorset
  • Lake at Sherborne Castle, Dorset
  • Interior at Sherborne Castle, Dorset
  • Capability Brown landscaped gardens at Sherborne Castle, Dorset
  • Autumn colour at Sherborne Castle, Dorset

Telephone: +44 01935 812072

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.

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.

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

Telephone: +44 01935 812072

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    301
  • Very Good
    159
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    9

Recent Reviews:

  • GrahamP1518
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great day out at Sherborne Castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st October 2019
    We visited this amazing castle that was built for Sir Walter Raleigh, what a treat beautiful castle and gardens by Capability Brown. Lots of history here and great views over the gardens and old... Read full review
  • account2018
    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    You could live here
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th October 2019
    On a day with heavy rain still dripping from the trees, I enjoyed my visit very much. The house is rather ugly from the outside, no idea why anyone would cover local stone with render, but inside the... Read full review
  • emmacT4512LC
    Wincanton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely gardens, massive cafe queue
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th October 2019
    We visited here with friends for the autumn colours weekend so entry was only £4 to the gardens. That was a bargain and fantastic value. The gardens were lovely to stroll around although a lot of... Read full review

Awards

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

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.

Access Information

PARKING

Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
Parking is provided for visitors
Parking on site
With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
Within about 50 metres of the attraction
Rmp on route from parking area to entrance
Route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is:
Flat, ie. without steps
With a ramp
Steps but no ramp on route from parking area to entrance

ATTRACTION ENTRANCE

Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
Ramp to the main entrance
Steps to the main entrance
Handrail by the steps
There are 8 steps to the main entrance

TICKET / INFORMATION / GIFT SHOP [WHERE APPLICABLE]

Information available in alternative formats
Braille

ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to:
Gift shop
Information point
Public toilet
Public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
Ticket issuing point

CAFETERIA / RESTAURANT

Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the:
Cafeteria
Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided

GENERAL

Facilities for service dogsyes
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Some routes
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes
Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility

This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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.

Telephone: +44 01935 812072

Related

Saturday, 9th November 2019 - Saturday, 9th November 2019

Sherborne 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

Sunday, 19th July 2020 - Sunday, 19th July 2020

Sherborne Castle Classic & SupercarsOne of the premier classic and supercar shows in the South of England with upwards of 1,200 cars on display, from veterans to the latest supercars.
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