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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
+44 1305 848363
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Special birthday

Join the 10 for Special Tea Party the room where we sat had wood panels very old as the house is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
soniafoyle
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Welcoming and Friendly

It was a treat to be welcomed into this lovely house which is still a family home. Go where you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grampy007
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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This 15th-century house has a peaceful garden dating from 1891.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hall” (33 reviews)
“guide book” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
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+44 1305 848363

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Join the 10 for Special Tea Party the room where we sat had wood panels very old as the house is did not go out into the gardens as the weather did not permit.Table was laid out nicely we had cream and strawberry with our...More

1  Thank soniafoyle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a treat to be welcomed into this lovely house which is still a family home. Go where you like, sit where you like and you can even borrow a guide book if you don’t want to purchase one. The different gardens were lovely,...More

Thank Grampy007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my Husband visited this little gem on a rainy Tuesday in October.When we went into the house the fire in the great hall was lit which was a nice touch we were also to encouraged to sit on the furniture and use our...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate the cliche 'hidden gem' but in this case I think it's appropriate. I'd never heard of this place until I found it on Tripadvisor and decided to have a look. The entrance fee might seem a bit high but there is no extra...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide was really welcoming and very knowledgeable. It was very informative even though I had been there before. She also explained about the various owners over the hundreds of years that the house has been here.More

Thank Jennie M
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jennie M Many thanks for the great review, and especially for mentioning the stewarding staff in the house. They work so hard to deliver an outstanding visitor experience and its amazing when this is recognised by our visitors.! I do hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited other properties from the period I must say that this one is very poor in terms of content and value. Why would you pay £13.75 to see less than 10 rooms that are poorly lit and have very little content or information of...More

Thank Gary B
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gary B Thanks for the review. Having read your review, I have to question if you missed one wing of Athelhampton, simply as you mention "less than 10 rooms", but there are actually twice that number? In answer to your question, why would you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff of the ticket office were helpfulness personified, clearly like their work and enthusiastic about their location. Spanning 500 years this family home has great variety of exhibits ,most well described in the guide.Some items were not clear and perhaps a revision of the...More

Thank Cangan
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cangan Many thanks for the excellent review, 5 stars is amazing!. I am delighted that you have experienced our friendly team who work so hard to ensure that our visitors have an amazing time with us. I shall double check to ensure every exhibit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rather miserable grey day in October. The welcome in the shop was very cheerful however. Opening the dauntingly solid front door we were greeted by a roaring fire in the hearth and a delightfully informative guide who explained the best way...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andrew W Many thanks for the great review, especially as you visited on a gloomy day! I am so pleased that you had a great welcome by both the team and the roaring fire.! Its always tricky this time of year around the gardens,...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Athelhampton as part of a weekend of wonderful wedding celebrations. The House is magnificent and having part of our reception with the backdrop of roaring fires was really a delight. The gardens were even more spectacular and definitely warrant a wander; from fountains...More

Thank Matvl
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Matvl Many thanks for the great review, especially as you visited for a wedding, which we look after on our closed days of Friday and Saturday.. The events team work really hard to ensure that our weddings have a phenomenal time, with great photo...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived 45 minutes before closing and the staff were very kind to grant us admittance despite our time limitations. We had a quick tour of the inside of the home which is still in use by the owners who live onsite. We wandered through...More

1  Thank Sandy C
Owen D, Director of Sales at Athelhampton House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sandy C I am so pleased that you had the opportunity to have a look around, though such a shame that your were limited by time, it must have been a rush to look around so quickly. I do hope that you will have...More

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linda m
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Response from Grampy007 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not familiar with the local area and the surrounding hotels. Email the Manor House and I am sure they will recommend somewhere.
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19 January 2017|
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