This Bank Holiday weekend, step back in time and watch a huge battle at Sherborne Castle in Dorset



This Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 23rd August to Bank Holiday Monday 25th August, we’ll be at Sherborne Castle in Dorset – a spectacular location for the biggest English Civil War re-enactment you’ll see anywhere in the country this summer.

This two-day event will see the Sealed Knot recreate the civil war history of the castle, its surrounding area and take visitors back to the 17th Century when the Digbys and the old castle stood for the Royalists and the castle was under siege by Parliamentarian forces. 
There will be a 17th Century camp, where visitors will be encouraged to wander and engage with the soldiers and civilians; drill displays with interactive sessions for visitors to have a go; and a spectacular battle reenactment with hundreds of soldiers and cannon!

Here are all the details for the weekend:

Saturday 23rd • 11am to 4pm

Admission charge for all visitors – £6 per adult (No concessions) and £3 per child (over age 5 and under age 16)
Admission charge into the castle – Adults: £5; Seniors £4

Sunday 24th and Monday 25th • 11.00 to 17.00

Includes Pitched battles
Admission charge for all visitors – £9 per adult (No concessions) and £6 per child (over age 5 and under age 16)
Admission charge into the castle – Adults: £5; Seniors £4

Finding Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle is located in the north of west Dorset – on the edge of the medieval town of Sherborne.

Sherborne boasts two castles – the New, and the ruins of the Old; despite having over 400 years of history, we (Sherborne Castle) are the ‘New’ Castle. B3145, 3/4 mile from the town centre.

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR Tel. 01935 812072

By Road:
From The North: Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow signs for Yeovil and then Sherborne.
From The East: Via the A303 signposted Sherborne (via Wincanton) or A30.
From The West: Via the A30 from Exeter and Honiton and follow signs to Yeovil then Sherborne.
From the South: Via Blandford or Dorchester (A352).

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: There is only one entrance gate into Sherborne Castle. This is on New Road, Sherborne (B3145) – adjacent to Castle Gardens garden centre. Other routes shown by in-car SatNav or Google mapping systems etc, are physically NOT possible.

By Rail:
London Waterloo to Exeter St. Davids services call at Sherborne (approx 2 hours 15 minutes from London).
The Castle is a 10 minute walk from Sherborne Station, and a local taxi firm can be found just outside the station.

By Bus:
Regional bus services to Sherborne from other regional towns can be found by contacting traveline.


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