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*LATEST UPDATE* Athelhampton Gardens are now open for pre-booked ticket entry. The Restaurant will re-open on the 13th July and the House will re-open on the 27th July.
There are a maximum of 10 Online Tickets & 10 Historic House Member admissions available per hour. Each person with an online ticket may bring a child aged 14 years or under free of charge. The number of persons on-site is limited to a maximum of 75, based on an average visit of 2½ hours.
The Special Garden Admission ticket includes a voucher for discounted admission for when they are open fully.
Athelhampton is one of the finest 15th Century manor-houses and is surrounded by one of the great architectural gardens of England.
The house contains many finely furnished rooms including The Great Hall, Great Chamber, wine cellar. The Gallery in the west wing exhibits works by the Russian artist Marevna who lived at the house in the 1940s/50s.
The Grade I Listed garden, dating from c1891, is full of vistas and gains much from the fountains and River Piddle flowing through. The walled gardens include the world- famous topiary pyramids and collections of tulips, roses, magnolias, clematis and lilies. Also 15th Century dovecote and boardwalk along the banks of the River Piddle.
Winner of 1997 Christies' Garden Of The Year Competition.
|Garden opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020)|
|Monday - Friday||10:00||- 15:00*|
|Restaurant opening (13 July 2020 - 31 December 2020)|
|Monday - Friday||10:00||- 15:30*|
|House opening (27 July 2020 - 31 December 2020)|
|Monday - Friday||11:00||- 15:00*|
* Athelhampton is closed every Saturday throughout the year.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult - Garden only||£9.50 per ticket|
|Child under 14 (with 1 adult)||Free|
|Historic House Member||Free|
One adult ticket allows one child under 14 years old free entry.
All visitors must pre-book their tickets.
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
Nearest major road is A35. Five miles east of Dorchester, take the Northbrook junction off the A35.
Nearest station is Dorchester South and West. Take a taxi or bus.
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