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A 17th-century grandstand and Cotswold country estate
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, the other side of the A40.
Lodge Park is open March to November, Fridays to Sunday (occasionally closed for private events).
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.
Make sure to leave some time to visit the 18th century water meadows (home to otters, water voles and dragonflies), and to follow the sculpture trail around the pleasure grounds.
The estate is open year round, dawn to dusk.
As the only surviving 17th-century grandstand in the country, Lodge Park offers a unique and romantic backdrop to your big day.
So if you're looking for somewhere to hold your ceremony or reception, take a look at what we can offer.
All hire packages give you exclusive use of this stunning venue so that you can really put your own stamp on your big day.
Please note the following closure and changes to opening hours.
Due to a private event, Lodge Park will be opening from 1.30pm to 4pm only on Friday 28 June.
Due to private events, Lodge Park will be closed on the following dates: 10 August; 21 September; 5 October.
On the following dates entrance will be for our ticketed events only: 12-14 & 27 July.
We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.