Athelhampton House & Gardens

Attractions in Dorchester

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Athelhampton House & Gardens

Attractions

This incredible manor house dates back to the 15th century. Ideally located near Dorchester, get ready to embark on a journey of rich history and elegance. The architecture is extraordinary, one of the finest examples from the Tudor times. The Great Hall is at the heart of the house and is one of the most fascinating spaces. You can also admire some unique Pyramid shaped Yew trees in the Great Court and in the West-Wing, there are some great collections such as the Phillips Family Collections. Built in 1485, the Coach House has recently been refurbished into a very cosy dining area. Looking for a venue to celebrate your special day? You can hire out the house if you wish! It even has an on-site shop and restaurant, making it a fantastic place to spend a few relaxing days.

Review

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.

- Top 100 Review
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Contact Us

Puddletown ,
Dorchester, Dorset , DT2 7LG

01305 848363

www.athelhampton.co.uk

[email protected]

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Location

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