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Athelhampton House and Gardens


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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£13.95 per ticket
Child£3.00 per ticket
Disabled£8.75 per ticket
Groups (12 or more people)£9.50 per ticket
Student£9.25 per ticket

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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • jfh931
    Dorchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th May 2018
    A really picturesque house with fantastic grounds. They have done a lot of work to the walled garden recently which is worth a look. Enjoyed walking by the river. Great lunch too. Read full review
  • Ali B
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A beautiful house and tranquil riverside gardens
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th May 2018
    We went to this property after not visiting for some 7 years and still found it to be beautifully kept with great facilities. The kitchen garden is a recent restoration and will look lovely once... Read full review
  • Steve W
    Wimborne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A masterpiece of a house.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 10th May 2018
    This is a truly delightful building and gardens to explore. We have visited a couple of times and been fortunate enough to have attended a wedding here, what a location. Read full review


  • Athelhampton House & Gardens Aerial Filming

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.



  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Plant Sales

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking is essential.

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
  • Min group size - 12
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location
  • Weddings


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

Parking & Transport

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


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

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
  • Solo accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

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

Specialist Features

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

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

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

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.

Opening Times

Opening (High Season) (1 March 2018 - 31 October 2018)
Monday - Thursday10:30 - 17:00*
Friday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday10:30 - 17:00*
Opening (Low Seaon) (1 November 2018 - 28 February 2019)
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


Sunday, 20th May 2018 - Thursday, 24th May 2018

Athelhampton Flower FestivalMany displays of fresh and dried flowers around the house and gardens.
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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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