John 'Crump' Dutton built this 17th-century grandstand, fuelled by his passion for deer coursing, gambling, banqueting and entertaining.
Lodge Park became the National Trust's first restoration project in 1998 and relied on archaeological evidence to return the building to its former glory. It's situated approximately two and a half miles from the village of Sherborne and the wider Sherborne estate, the other side of the A40.
Lodge Park is open March to October, Fridays to Monday and every day in August, (occasionally closed for private functions- please check our detailed opening times).
Sherborne Park Estate
Sherborne is a working estate and has an abundance of wildlife, from fallow and roe deer to badgers and foxes.
Ewe Pen Barn is the starting point for Lodge Park's three main walking routes: Short Woodland Stroll; Family Fun Walk and Historic Farmland Hike. Don't miss the sculpture trail around the pleasure grounds.
Make sure to leave some time to visit the 18th-century water meadows (home to otters, water voles and dragonflies) - park at Northfield Barn car park.
The estate is open year round, dawn to dusk.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult Gift Aid - Lodge Park||£7.30 per person per day|
|Adult Standard - Lodge Park||£6.50 per person per day|
|Child Gift Aid - Lodge Park||£3.65 per person per day|
|Child Standard - Lodge Park||£3.25 per person per day|
|Family Gift Aid - Lodge Park||£18.25 per person per day|
|Family Standard - Lodge Park||£16.25 per person per day|
|Free admission to the estate||Free|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Video
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille Guide
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Available for wedding receptions
- In countryside
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge) - The Sherborne Park Estate is free for members, Pay & Display of £1 per hour, or £3 all day
- Parking (free)
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
|2019 - Sherborne Estate (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||Open|
|2020 - Lodge Park (1 Mar 2020 - 28 Oct 2020)|
|Tuesday - Thursday||Closed*|
|Friday - Sunday||11:00||- 16:00*|
* Sherborne Park Estate is open dusk to dawn daily.
Lodge Park opens Saturday and Sunday 16th & 17th and 23rd & 24th February, then re-opens fully Friday to Monday from March to October. Lodge Park occasionally closes for private functions, please check the website to confirm open times.
Nearest major road is A40. Turn off between Northleach and Burford roundabouts on A40 opposite Sherborne/Clapton turn off. Head down country road, 1st on right 1 mile.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Moreton in Marsh. Follow A429 to Cirencester, through Stow on Wold, past Bourton on Water. At Northleach roundabout turn left towards Oxford 3 miles on your right.