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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic House, next open Fri 30 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 2018, £6.50-£12


Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle

Green Drawing Room


Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and the stately home of the Digby family since 1617; Sherborne Castle presents glorious staterooms displaying nationally important collections of Art, Furniture & Porcelain. In the Castle’s cellars see Raleigh’s Kitchen, and a Museum presenting fascinating family artefacts, Fossil & Archive displays and a ‘Capability’ Brown exhibition drawn from the archives tells of his impact and legacy on the Garden.

A new exhibition for 2018 - Sir Walter Raleigh at Sherborne -will mark the 400th anniversary of his execution.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: On short leads.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Fri 30 Mar - Sun 28 Oct 2018 Tue - Thu 11:00 to 16:15 | Sat - Sun 11:00 to 16:15
Good Friday 30th March to 28th October 2018.

Garden: Open from 10am, closes 6pm
Tearoom: Open from 10.30am, last orders 4.45pm, closes 5pm
Shop: Open from 11am, closes 5pm
Castle: Open from 11am, last admission 4.15pm, closes 5pm
Closed Mondays & Fridays but open Bank Holiday Mondays


Castle & Gardens - Adult £12.00, Senior £11.50. Gardens only - Adult £6.50, Senior £6.50.
Children U16 Free (max 4 per adult). Apply for group discount prices.

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Plan route to Sherborne Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 649164  Lat: 50.94601 Long: -2.50073

By Road:
Nearest major road is A30/A303. Castle situated on B3145, 0.5 miles east of Sherborne, follow brown signs from A30/A352.

By Public Transport:
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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.3 miles from Sherborne (main line Exeter/Wa station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: On short leads.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
  • grass

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 6
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit