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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 front 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:
House opens at 1.30pm and closes at 5pm.
May 2016: Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th.
August 2016: every afternoon.
At all other times throughout 2016, the House welcomes visitors by appointment (based on a min Group size of 20). Weddings, private and corporate events available.
|Open (1 May 2016 - 2 May 2016)|
|Open (29 May 2016 - 30 May 2016)|
|Open (1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016)|
* House opens at 1.30pm, last tour at 4pm, house closes at 5pm.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change