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Athelhampton House and Gardens

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Attraction Information

Athelhampton House and Gardens is a 15th century house with beautiful grounds, dating back to 1891.
The Great Hall of this house, built in 1485 would once have served as the entire accommodation and is a good example of Tudor architecture. The other rooms of the house were added over time and include a Gallery, based on the second floor. There is a fascinating collection of English furniture, including a huge shiny copper bath.
The gardens include the Great Court, with its 9 metre tall pyramid yew trees, the Private Garden and Octagonal pond, leading you to the river Piddle. You can follow the river through natural areas toward the ancient dovecote. There are lots of hidden corners for the kids to explore.
Built in 1861, St Edwards's church, became the estate's church when it was purchased in 1975 and it is still in use today. Worth taking a look at while you are walking around the grounds.

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Opening hours

March – October Sunday – Thursday 10.30am – 5.00pm Coach House restaurant opens from 9.30 am for coffee and pastries. Sunday Carvery served from 12.00pm – 3.00pm. November – February Sundays only 10.30am – dusk


Adult: £13.50 Senior: £12.00 Children under 16: £3.00 Disabled: £8.00 Student: £8.50 Dogs (on a lead): £1.00

Travel & Contact Information


Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG, England

Phone number

01305 848363



Click here to visit Athelhampton House and Gardens' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Athelhampton House and Gardens is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Athelhampton House and Gardens have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Athelhampton House and Gardens has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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