Sherborne Old Castle

Access

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.

Advanced booking

You now need to book timed-tickets in advance to visit Sherborne Old Castle. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation.

If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance.

You can only book for visits until 30 June. Tickets for visits after this date will go on sale as soon as we have more details of our opening arrangements. We’ll update this page when we have more information to share.

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
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 Restpoints
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.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include the sound of birdsong.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Handling Objects
No
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas Of Low Lighting
No
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Induction Loops
Yes, in the shop.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include the sound of birdsong.
Handling Objects
No
Easy Read Material
There are a number of information signs located around the castle.
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Trip Hazard
Yes, including a number of low ruined walls.
Sheer Drop
Yes
Slip Hazard
Yes
Steep Slope
Yes
Uneven Ground
Yes
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