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Athelhampton House and Gardens


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Telephone: +44 01305 848363

Opening Times

Opening (High Season) (1 March 2019 - 31 October 2019)
Monday - Thursday10:30 - 17:00*
Friday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday10:30 - 17:00*
Opening (Low Seaon) (1 November 2019 - 28 February 2020)
Monday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday10:30 - 16:00*

* Throught the winter Athelhampton is open every Sunday. Group visits can sometimes be booked outside of regular opening - phone for more information. Athelhampton is closed every Friday and Saturday throughout the year.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£14.50 per ticket
Child£3.00 per ticket
Disabled£8.75 per ticket
Groups (12 or more people)£10.00 per ticket
Student£9.25 per ticket

Groups must be pre-booked to receive the discounted price.

Telephone: +44 01305 848363



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • kathrynh968
    Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful gardens
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    The gardens are beautiful. Cafe is ok. Service was good and staff friendly and helpful. Latte was good and hot. Cakes are not worth it I had sticky Almond the top inch was moist and sticky the... Read full review
  • Walkingghost222
    Beautiful house
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 12th October 2019
    This is a lovely home. The great hall is full of atomsphere. Loads of ghost stories about it. Beautiful old four poster beds and ancient fireplaces. Delightful restaurant with tasty meals, the pork... Read full review
  • Michelle S
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Stunning house and gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th October 2019
    We visited a couple of days before the official change of ownership and auction of the contents of the house. Everyone we spoke with was happy about the new owner and confident that the character of... Read full review


  • Dorset TourismDorset Food and Drink Dorset Food and Drink 2018



  • Gift Shop


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Plant Sales


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Coffee shop; full lunch menu, cream teas and other refreshments, fully licensed, 150 capacity.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted - Charged at £1.00 Access to the Gardens only, on a lead
  • Event venue
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 4 hours.
  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • Groups
  • Haunted
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 150 for private functions
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location
  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route
  • On site parking - for cars and coaches. Free.

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • American Express accepted
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 12
  • Solo accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Childrens trail available
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Contact for School visits pack.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Contact for group visits pack.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available - for pre-booked groups of 12 or more people. 2018 price is £9.50 per person. Catering packages also available.

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking is essential.

Access Information


Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
Parking is provided for visitors
Parking on site
With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
Route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is:
Flat, ie. without steps


Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
There are 0 steps to the main entrance
Steps to the main entrance
There are 1 steps to the main entrance


Guest information in large print format

ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to:
Gift shop
Information point
Public toilet
Public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
Ticket issuing point
Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar


Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the:
Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided


Audible alarm system
Non-smoking policy throughout the attraction
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
Some routes
Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes
Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
Tactile routes in the attraction for visitors with visual impairments
Only in some places
Wheelchairs provided
Free of charge

This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A35. Five miles east of Dorchester, take the Northbrook junction off the A35.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Dorchester South and West. Take a taxi or bus.

Telephone: +44 01305 848363


Athelhampton House and Gardens, DorchesterAthelhampton House & Gardens can provide the dream venue for your country or manor house wedding, accommodating for wedding ceremonies, receptions and parties and Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.

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