Situated around five miles east of the town of Dorchester, Athelhampton House and Gardens provides an excellent historical experience and is a great day out for all the family. The country house sits in a very picturesque area of Dorset, making it perfect for special occasions, in particular as a wedding venue.
Open all year around, Athelhampton is an excellent historical attraction. It provides a fun and exciting day out for all the family, with attractions to see and do all day long. The manor house and gardens are a main attraction, however, visitors can explore in the Marevna gallery where you can see art created by Marevna, when she spent several years at the manor house. The house is one of the UK’s finest Tudor era manors and there are plenty of opportunities to find out more about that unique period of history on our regular Heritage Saturday events.
If wondering through this beautiful site and learning about the house’s former residents makes you hungry, be sure to stop for a bite to eat at one of the site’s restaurants. With a fully licensed bar, comfortable lounge area and full table service throughout, they offer a relaxing dining experience. They offer a range of Refreshments throughout the day, with cakes and pastries served in the morning and afternoon teas served after lunch and all food is produced on site using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
The Coach Restaurant has the same opening times as the rest of the house and gardens and serves coffee, lunches, a carvery on a Sunday and an excellent Cream Tea. The Long Hall Restaurant is open on Sundays only and is the place to be for Sunday lunch. The elegant art-deco tea room, The Drawing Room, has recently opened and serves afternoon tea and champagne.