Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Overview

Magnificent 15th Century Tudor Manor House with spectacular gardens.  Don't miss the striking Pyramid shaped yew trees.

Visit the House website

What makes it special

  • Visit this Grade 1 Tudor Manor House
  • Wander around and enjoy the spectacular gardens

Opening Times

1st March to September 29th
Sunday to Thursday - 10:00 to 17:00

1st November to February 28th
Sunday Only - 10:30 to 16:30

Price

Adult / Senior - £14.50  

Child - £3.00

Student - £9.25 

Disabled Person - £8.75

Dog - £1.00

Group (12 or more pre-book) - £10.00

Hostels nearby

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG

Map references

OS Map: 194

OS Grid Ref: SY770942

Lat/Lng: 50.747566, -2.326772

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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