This Dorset chapter most certainly wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of Athelhampton House & Gardens. With so much history and stories to tell, the house itself, along with its garden of distinction, really does top a visit to Dorset off very nicely! I was in my element here, not that I don’t enjoy all of the attractions I have chosen for my book, I’m just a keen historian that appreciates not only our vast history, but the historic houses our great country is famous for. Also I think it worth mentioning that Athelhampton House isn’t just famous for its history, it’s starting to become Dorset’s must go place for lunch, especially its Sunday Carvery. I know for a fact you’ll have a great time here, but don’t just take my word for it, check out their page on our Top 100 Attractions website and see all their stunning images, that will most certainly wet your appetite.
Athelhampton House & Gardens
Attraction in Dorset
Welcome to Athelhampton House and Gardens, a spectacular 15th century manor house and grounds 5 miles east of the Dorset town of Dorchester. Athelhampton provides an excellent historical experience, and with an on-site shop and restaurants, an excellent day out for all ages. Built in 1485, the Great Hall is at the heart of Athelhampton House, and is a fine example of Tudor Architecture. The Great Court, with its striking Pyramid shaped yew trees is our most famous of gardens. The West-Wing displays many pieces of her work from the Athelhampton and the Phillips Family Collections. The Coach House was refurbished in the 1995 with the courtyard enclosed and turned into a tranquil dining area. We offer private use of Athelhampton House and all its facilities on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.