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one of England's finest Tudor Manor Houses, a superb historic visitor attraction & private wedding venue set in the heart of Dorset

Athelhampton is Closed

Following the latest lock-down, Athelhampton is closed to visitors.

We plan to re-open on the 1st of March.

◊  One-Way routes through the Gardens 

◊  Hand Sanitizing Stations

◊  Counter Screens

◊  Closed the Restaurant & Shop

◊  30 Minute Surface / Toilet Cleaning Schedule


Following guidance from HM Gov, in Tier 3 you must -

◊  Not travel from Tier 4 to visit Athelhampton

◊   You must not meet anyone who is not in your household.

Visit Athelhampton

Explore the 500-year-old house and find out about our history​ and the Hardy connection with our new short film 'Hardy at Athelhampton'.

Enjoy the Elizabethan style gardens, enjoy the tranquillity by sitting a while in one of our new garden seating areas and don't miss a visit to the kitchen garden and then try some of our produce and home-cooked food in our Restaurants.

Find out about the amazing future of Athelhampton, our plans to re-furnish the house, extend the viewable rooms and enhance the Great Hall

 following the 2019 sale.

Opening Times

"2021 Gardens"

Open Daily from 1st of March 2021

Sunday to Friday

10.00am to 4.00pm

"2021 Restaurant"

Open Daily from 1st March 2021

Sunday to Friday

10.00am to 4.00pm

"2021 House"

Open Daily from 1st March 2021

Sunday to Friday

12.00am to 4.00pm


In 2021 we are helping lower Dorset's carbon footprint by removing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Our LPG & Oil Heating, LPG Cooking, Diesel Backup Generators are all going. We are installing Solar Electrical generation, Ground & Air Source heating & Battery Backup.

Our Project has been part-funded by Low Carbon Dorset as part of the European Regional Development Fund 

News & Views

Keep up with our news at Athelhampton.

This is our latest news article! - click here to read More 

Our Next Event

  • Spring Special Garden Tours
  • The Women of Athelhampton
  • Ballet at Athelhampton House
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At Athelhampton there is always something special happening

 Click here to Find More EVENTS 

Restaurant Opening Times

The Coach House Restaurant

serving morning coffee, lunches, home-made cakes and afternoon teas.

Open to the public without admission, booking not required.


open in 2021

The DrAWING Room

our temporary art-deco tea room located in the main house, serving afternoon tea & champagne. 

Booking essential, admission charge included.

The Long Hall Restaurant

our popular sunday ala carte restaurant, with carvery option,​ serving fresh local and seasonal produce.

Open to the public without admission, booking advised.

Open Daily from 1.3.21

Sunday - Friday

10am to 3.30pm 

open in 2021

Athelhampton House & Gardens





01305 848363

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