Sherborne Old Castle

Facilities

Facilities at Sherborne Old Castle

  • Parking

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    Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members. 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 A30 by the Castleton Road.  

  • Food And Drink

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    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 Area

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    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

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    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.
  • Toilets

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    A single disabled unisex portaloo is available.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs on leads allowed.

  • Gardens

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    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 Friendly

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    Push Chairs Allowed

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  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    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.

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Sherborne Old Castle

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Castleton, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3SA
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