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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
+44 1305 848363
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Impeccable staff!

Sunday carvery was delicious, majority of our party had eyes bigger than our bellies. Staff were... read more

Reviewed today
MrsGu
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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good day out

This is a very interesting place. The house has been well cared for and the walled garden alone is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
poppet504
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Athelhampton House is one of England's finest Tudor Manor Houses. Dating from 1485, the Great Hall is a fine example of domestic Tudor architecture, the house has many interesting rooms, filled with antique furnishings and art. The Gardens remodelled in 1891 surround the House, with many 'compartments' built with Ham stone, each with a different style or theme, each with a water feature of a pond or fountain. The Great Court features the 12 world famous giant yew tree pyramids. The House and Gardens are protected by a Grade 1 listing, and are well maintained to protect for future generations. An excellent visitor centre with restaurant, tea room, gift shop and plant sales area complete the attraction. Enjoy a great Lunch or afternoon tea. See our website for special offers.
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  • Average4%
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“sunday lunch” (20 reviews)
“guide book” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
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+44 1305 848363
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"stately home"
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"well worth a visit"
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"flower festival"
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"family home"
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"stunning gardens"
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"wedding reception"
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"riverside walk"
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Sunday carvery was delicious, majority of our party had eyes bigger than our bellies. Staff were outstanding, couldn’t fault them in any way. An all round wonderful visit!

Thank MrsGu
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting place. The house has been well cared for and the walled garden alone is well worth a visit

Thank poppet504
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful country house and gardens with very helpful , friendly and informative staff. One of our party was in a wheelchair and the staff went out of their way to ensure she was able to experience the house and gardens to the full. No...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning gardens and house. Extremely enthusiastic guide, Clare, added to the enjoyment of the history of the house. Love the idea of the loaning of the guide book. Equally enjoyable restaurant with friendly, helpful staff. Very clean toilets.

Thank MrTeeland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went with a friend to visit the house and found it steeped in history. i took a camera and was permitted to photograph everything in the house and gardens. it was helpful to have a flash as parts of the house were quite dark. the...More

Thank youshallhaveaFishy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited the gardens and were not disappointed. The gardens are relatively small but make up for it in quality. Fantastic to sit and just let the world go by. Any negatives? Yes the cafe, after the gardens we decided as usual to have...More

Thank padre b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So refreshing to be given a guide book on loan and to be told by a very friendly and knowledgeable house steward to touch anything, sit anywhere and take as many photos as you like. Beautiful house, beautiful gardens.

Thank 400dianet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Travelzoo deal The gardens are stunning- very relaxing and peaceful The house is interesting and filled with original furniture As in all of this type of place you only see a fraction of what’s actually there - more understandable here as it...More

Thank Netty1313
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful house and gardens we went on a very hot Tuesday and saw it at its best. Also it was not busy as we went in the morning. Good bar and restaurant area. Very clean in the public areas and food good.

Thank Brighton47
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Patrick C, Owner at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. Much appreciated

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An enchanting and elegant historic house with a relaxed charm and a warm friendly welcoming staff throughout the house, gardens and restaurant...no doubt engendered by the family being very hands on in it's running. If I had one piece of advice, it would be -...More

Thank Tina B
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kevin v
22 June 2018|
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Response from nk12butler | Reviewed this property |
No it’s not, though for the price you get a lot of house and gardens for your money
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Treetops61
12 April 2018|
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Response from marshallls28 | Reviewed this property |
No think it's privately owned.
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