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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
+44 1305 848363
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Really enjoyable visit

The weather was mixed during my November visit on a Sunday: a few showers, brief dry spells and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard A
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Tweed Heads, Australia
Beautiful House and Gardens

Athelhampton House is beautiful and very easy to find. We were there for the Dorset Food Festival... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lesleyannbarlow4845
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Dorchester, 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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“guide book” (34 reviews)
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Athelhampton, Dorchester DT2 7LG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was mixed during my November visit on a Sunday: a few showers, brief dry spells and finally some sunshine. The welcome, however, from the Athelhampton House staff was radiant. An umbrella and guidebook were loaned to me to ensure I obtained good information...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Athelhampton House is beautiful and very easy to find. We were there for the Dorset Food Festival and chose to use the park and ride amd we were glad we did as this event was busy and there is limited car parking facilities. The house...More

Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went today for the for fair whilst we queued for quite a while the staff were brilliant and could not do enough for us Car park attendants doing a fabulous job getting us all in. I did not know what to expect and was...More

Thank marshallls28
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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 31 October 2017 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

1  Thank Grampy007
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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 25 October 2017

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 24 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

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 24 October 2017 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 26 October 2017

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 22 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

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

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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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2 hours maximum.
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