Facilities at Sherborne Old Castle

  • parking icon

    Parking

    V

    There are spaces for approximately 20 cars, located roughly 200 meters from the castle entrance and there is also free roadside parking along Castleton Road. Although there is no coach access to the site, there is a passenger set down and pick up point on the B3145 by Castleton Road.

  • food and drink icon

    Food and Drink

    V

    There is a vending machine selling hot and cold drinks and ice creams. Alternatively, there is also a large supermarket located 10 to 15 minutes walk away from the site.

  • picnic icon

    Picnic Area

    V

    Picnics are welcome within the inner castle. There is plenty of space on which to lay out a blanket, as well as five benches to sit on.

  • shop icon

    Shop

    V

    There is a small shop selling a selection of English Heritage gifts and themed souvenirs. This is located close to the castle entrance and is wheelchair accessible.

  • toilet icon

    Toilets

    V

    A single disabled unisex portaloo is available.

  • dog icon

    Dogs

    V

    Dogs on leads allowed.

  • gardens icon

    Gardens

    V

    The grounds of Sherborne Old Castle are mostly grassed, with a moat and a range of wildlife including peregrine falcons and Lady Betty's Pinks (flowering mid summer).

  • family icon

    Family Friendly

    V

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Yes

  • education icon

    Education

    V

    Family Learning

    A free family activity for bug hunting and bird spotting is available on request.

  • hazardous icon

    Please be aware

    V

    Adders are known to inhabit the site.
    There are heights, including drops into the moat around the castle.

  • camera icon

    Commercial Photography and Filming

    V

    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.

    We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.

    We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts.

    English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Membership starts from £45.00

Membership gives you unlimited access to castles and gardens, historic houses and abbeys, and kids go free…

Join now

UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES

Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.

KIDS GO FREE

Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 19 years and within the family group).

MEMBERS' MAGAZINE AND HANDBOOK

Complimentary full colour handbook worth £10.95. Plus our award winning Members’ Magazine delivered four times a year.

HUNDREDS OF HISTORIC EVENTS

Free or reduced price entry to hundreds of exciting historic events throughout the year.

Need Help?

Call Us

Sherborne Old Castle

Address
Castleton, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3SA
Telephone
'step into englands story