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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




Visit Athelhampton in Safety

We are now fully open.!

The House, Media Room, Gardens & Shop are open now,

with the Restaurant offering a limited menu 

For everyone's safety, we have introduced

◊  One-Way routes through the Gardens and House

◊  Hand Sanitizing Stations

◊  Counter Screens

◊  Limited Restaurant Menu

◊  30 Minute Surface / Toilet Cleaning Schedule

◊  Following updated guidance from HM Gov you must wear a mask indoors.

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

"2020 Gardens"

Open Now

Sunday to Friday

10.00am to 5.00pm

"2020 Restaurant"

Open Now

Sunday to Friday

10.00am to 5.00pm

"2020 House"

Open Now

Sunday to Friday

11.00am to 4.00pm

News & Views

Keep up with our news at Athelhampton.

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

Our Next Event

Autumn Plant Fair
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Ballet at Athelhampton House
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Ballet at Athelhampton House
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At Athelhampton there is always something special happening

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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.

Sunday - Friday

10am to 5pm (except 27.12.20)

re-opening later in 2020

Athelhampton House & Gardens





01305 848363

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