Woodsford Castle Open Days

Nr Dorchester, Dorset

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2024, 10am - 4pm

Pre-booking is preferred via Eventbrite

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Join us for free open days this June at Woodsford Castle near Dorchester in beautiful Dorset. 

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 is fine. 

Information on the building's history and children's activity sheets will be available. Click here for location.

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.