Woodsford Castle Open Day

Nr Dorchester, Dorset

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2022 - 10am - 4pm

Entry is free but tickets must be pre-booked via EventBrite

Free tickets


The Landmark Trust is opening Woodsford Castle in association with Heritage Open Days. *Entry is free but your visit must be pre-booked via EventBrite*

The Woodsford Castle we see today dates from 1370 - 90 and was probably added to an existing group of buildings. In 1335 William de Whitefield, then lord of Woodsford, was granted a licence to "crenellate the dwelling place of his manor" - in today's terms, planning permission to fortify his house. We don't know whether he actually did this, because so much of the castle has disappeared.

Come along to our free open days to find out more about its rich history. We welcome all ages and encourage picnics in the grounds if the weather permits!

Free Admission - leaflets on the building's history and children's activity sheets will be available. Click here for location.

Please follow signs for parking.

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.

Please note that due to the nature of our historic buildings and places, some may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or certain disabilities. We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925.