Accessible Sherborne

Getting Around

Cheap Street, the main shopping street, inclines steadily and is pedestrianised from 12 noon to 4pm Monday to Friday and 11am-4pm on Saturdays. There are narrow pavements on each side of the road widening out towards the bottom of Cheap Street near the Conduit.

Hearing Loops

Many venues have hearing loops, including Sherborne Abbey. It is worth checking specific venues.


Location details of car parks with designated disabled bays can be seen here.

Parking information and temporary disabled parking permits can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre (TIC).

Disabled badge holders are advised to refer to the disabled parking notices in each car park.


RADAR key-operated toilets can be found in Culverhayes Car Park, Old Market Car Park and in Digby Road. RADAR keys can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre.


Many of the shops are in old, listed buildings so we suggest you contact them in advance to check if there are any restrictions to access.


Pageant Gardens is near the railway station, within a few minutes of the town centre. It has sloping access and a level access point from South Street. There are several benches in the garden and the paths are level and suitable for wheelchairs and motor scooters.

Access to Paddock Garden in Newland is suitable for wheelchairs as all parts of the garden can be reached by sloping gravel paths. There is a scented garden area with seating.

Local Attractions

It is advisable to check with the attraction before you visit, but you will find an overview here.







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