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Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Lodge Park, Aldsworth GL54 3PP, England
+44 1451 844130
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Not worth the walk

We were staying for a long weekend at Bourton on the Water and wanted to spend time out in the... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2017
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Short visit - but an unexpected find!

We stopped at Lodge Park only because we are National Trust members and it was right off the main... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
Paso Robles, California
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A 17th-century grandstand and Cotswold country estateLodge ParkJohn '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 May & October, Fridays to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, and June to September Friday, Sunday and Monday (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.
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Lodge Park, Aldsworth GL54 3PP, England
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

We were staying for a long weekend at Bourton on the Water and wanted to spend time out in the country with the dogs so after looking on the website headed to out to the estate. This was a waisted trip. It is advertised as...More

Thank rustees2015
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We stopped at Lodge Park only because we are National Trust members and it was right off the main road. Were we ever surprised on this sunny fall afternoon! There is an extensive amount of walking trails that you can take. Then there is the...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed October 28, 2017

We visited Sherborne Park and decided to walk the estate with our dog. When we parked up a guided tour was about to take place with Mike (estate worker for nearly 40 years) It states that it would take 2 hours max but it took...More

Thank SupermanRuns
Reviewed October 17, 2017

My wife and I ( NT and HHA members) visited Lodge Park on Friday 13th and found it interesting and informative by the volunteers and worth the time as we was in the area. We were disappointed as we were not allowed to take our...More

1  Thank busterSolihull
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The Lodge is a strange building set in a deer park, built to overlook a deer course as a kind of grandstand. The parkland to the rear of the Lodge is peaceful if relatively unremarkable. If you're looking for an hour's stroll in the countryside,...More

Thank Nev G
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The gem of Sherborne is not Lodge Park but the woodland walk from the village. We parked in the village hall car park (free) and then took the blue woodland walk from near the postbox. It was lovely - views were great and the woods...More

Thank Middletonmagic
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Whether this is worth the drive for a couple of miles down a single track road is debatable. It's really peaceful and there are some decent walks, but the lodge itself looks a bit decrepit. We couldn't go in as there was a private function,...More

Thank BrushM
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed with this site in comparison to other National Trust sites. There was very little to see here. Unless you are coming to do the walks only then £6.60 for a trip in this tiny former grandstand and viewing platform is a lot. I...More

Thank Cuddles77
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Appeared to be quite isolated ,the views were extensive .Very peaceful with lovely walks around the estate .Much more to see in the house than one might expect .Interesting and well worth the visit.

Thank thepipefishfans
Reviewed June 30, 2017

From the roof of the lodge you get a wonderful view of the extensive grounds and surrounding area. No doubt useful for watching events from. If you like wandering then allow time to follow the trails. Unfortunately, my time was limited so I was restricted...More

Thank fmacandr
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