Dorney Court


Type:Historic House / Palace

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

Tel: +44 01628 604638

Dorney Court


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.

The Dorney Court Estate also hosts the renowned "Crocus at Dorney Court” garden centre in the old Walled Garden which offers high quality light lunches, cakes, cream teas alongside a range of wonderful plants and shrubs. The Walled Garden is a short walk from the House.

During 2019, the House is:

Open to the Public on 5/6 May; 26/27 May; and 1-31 August. Doors open at 1.30pm with the last tour at circa 4.15pm before the House closes at 5pm.

Open by Private Appointment at any time (subject to availability) for Group and Connoisseurs’ Tours


Book Tickets

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.



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


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

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

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

Provider Preferences

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

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


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.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 22 Dec 2023)

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