Athelhampton House & Gardens in Dorset

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, DT2 7LG

01305 848363

A superb Manor House and gardens

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23.8 miles from Highlands End
25.9 miles from Golden Cap
21.7 miles from Graston Copse
7.9 miles from Sandyholme

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  • Athelhampton House & Gardens in Dorset
  • Athelhampton House & Gardens in Dorset
  • Athelhampton House & Gardens in Dorset
  • Athelhampton House & Gardens in Dorset

Athelhampton is one of Englands finest Tudor Manor Houses and a superb visitor attraction in Dorset. Step back in time and explore the historic house with its Great Hall (built in 1485), an outstanding collection of English furniture from Jacobean to Victoria and a gallery showing artwork by the Russian artist Marevna. The stunning architectural gardens were build in 1891 and are full of exquisite planting and a recurring water theme throughout and the famous yew pyramids.

The House & Gardens are open from March to October, with limited opening between November and March. You can enjoy an afternoon tea, morning coffee or lunch at the Coach House Restaurant, or a delicious meal and drink at the Martyrs Inn. There is also a gift shop located within the visitor centre, with a range of gifts and souvenirs to remember your visit.  There are a range of events throughout the year including plant sales, flower festivals, classic car days and outdoor theatre.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

What our guests say

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse