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Dorney Court

Buckinghamshire

Type:Historic House / Palace

Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6QP

Tel: +44 01628 604638

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Dorney Court

About

Dorney Court is one of the country’s finest stately homes and any visit is a fascinating and unique experience.

Built in the 15th Century, the Tudor Manor House has been lived in by the Palmer family who have passed this remarkable and characterful building from father to son over thirteen generations. Visitors will find rooms full of history. Oak and beautiful lacquer furniture compete for space with family portraits and treasures collected over six centuries. The adjacent 13th-Century church of St James the Less, with its Norman font and Tudor tower, are also open to the public.

“Dorney” is the ancient Saxon word for “island of bees” and the estate remains famous for its honey which is still produced to this day. The very first pineapple to be raised in England was grown at Dorney Court and presented to Charles II in 1661 and the spectre of a bald lady haunts the wood panelled hallways.

Dorney Court Kitchen Garden, a high quality garden centre, situated next to the House serves cream teas and light lunches throughout the year.

Public Opening Times 2017: 

30th April (Sunday) and 1st May (Monday); 28th May (Sunday) and 29th May (Monday): House opens at 1.30pm, last tour circa 4.15pm, House closes at 5pm

August everyday: House opens at 1.30pm, last tour circa 4.15pm, House closes at 5pm.

Opening Times by Appointment:
Group Tours and Connoisseurs' tours are welcome by appointment throughout the year.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
House & Garden£8.50
House and garden Children aged 10+£5.00
House and garden Group rate (10 people or more on£8.00
Private party rate of 20 or more to open exclusive£10.80
Senior Citizen£8.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Village Location

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Cheerful tearoom accommodates about 70 at The Kitchen Garden Plant Centre, 100 yards from house.

Payment Methods

  • Euros accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booking essential.
  • Max group size - 65
  • Min group size - 20
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - At Garden Centre. Children over 10 welcome in Dorney Court itself.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M4. Follow brown tourist sign from roundabout off M4, jct 7.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Slough, Windsor & Eton Riverside, Taplow.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 22 Dec 2018)

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