Access at Sherborne Old Castle

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
No
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
The site is wheelchair accessible (all surfaces are grassed).
Entrance/Set Down
Visitors with limited mobility can be set down by the castle shop - please call in advance to make arrangements.
Disabled Parking
There are no separate, allocated disabled parking spaces.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
There are roughly 10 to 15 steps leading into the barbican.
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
There are a number of benches located around the parameter of the inner castle.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
All pathways are gravel. There are also a number of undulating grassed areas.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include the sound of birdsong.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No
Handling Objects
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
No
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Yes, in the shop.
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
There are a number of information signs located around the castle.
Large Print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include the sound of birdsong.
Handling Objects
No
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
No Information Available
Trip Hazard
Yes, including a number of low ruined walls.
Sheer Drop
Yes
Slip Hazard
Yes
Steep Slope
Yes
Steep Stairs
No Information Available
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
Yes

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Sherborne Old Castle

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Castleton, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3SA
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