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£2.00 off Garden & House admission per adult/senior, children under 16 FREE. Valid throughout 2016.
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Athelhampton House & Gardens
5 miles east of Dorchester off A35(T) at Puddletown
Northbrook Junction. DT2 7LG.
Visit one of the finest manor houses in England dating from the 15th Century, a fine example of Tudor architecture. Explore the glorious Grade 1 gardens, containing the world famous topiary pyramids, fountains and the River Piddle. Enjoy refreshments, lunch and afternoon tea in our restaurant. Take home a gift, keepsake or plant to remind you of your visit.
Summer Opening Hours (March - October)
Sundays - Thursdays 10.30am - 5.00pm.
Closed on Fridays & Saturdays. Open Good Friday
Topiary restaurant opens from 10am for Coffee & Pastries. Sunday Carvery served from 12 noon - 3.00pm.
Winter Opening Hours (November - February)
Sundays Only 10.30am - dusk. Topiary restaurant opens from 10.00am for Coffee & Pastries.
Other times may be available by appointment, please call 01305 848363
Sunday Carvery served from 12 noon - 2.30pm
(Closed on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year)
1st May -
Spring Plant Fair - There are a huge range of plants and plant sundries on offer and you can buy direct from the grower.
1st - 2nd June -
Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions -
Viewing Day 1st June, Auction Day 2nd June.
12th - 16th June -
Flower Festival - This years annual Flower Festival is titled 'made in Dorset' and celebrates this in floral decoration.
7th August -
MG Rally - The annual MG run at Athelhampton House. Come and see over 100 MG's of all ages, there is also a duck race, raffle, jazz band and collection for local charities.
19th August -
Outdoor Theatre - Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles' on a stage set in front of the house.
7th - 8th September -
Classic Car Auction - Viewing Day 7th September, Auction Day 8th September.
11th September -
Plant Sale - The fair is a happy mix of specialist growers and retailers, offering a wide range of plants including small trees, shrubs, hardy perennials and some unusual varieties of plants.
22nd - 23rd November -
Classic Car Auction - Viewing Day 22nd November, Auction Day 23rd November.
26th November -
Dorset Food and Drink Christmas Fair 2016 - This is a unique opportunity to sample the wide selection of delicious produce the county has to offer.