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Doddington Hall & Gardens

| Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 694308
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Doddington Hall

A beautiful house and gardens. Good free parking and plenty of space. We were offered a free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PhilRiley
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United Kingdom
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Enjoyable visit

Visited Doddington Hall recently. The gardens are lovely and there is plenty of colour (depending... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LancashireHonesty
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Since 2006 Doddington has been our much-loved family home. We have continued Claire’s parents work in devoting ourselves to the upkeep, repair and progression of the Doddington Estate including; the development of the Farm Shop, Bike Shop, Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Home Store, Farrow & Ball, Country Clothing Store, Bauble Barn, Christmas Tree Sales and Weddings and Events businesses; increasing public access; organising concerts and exhibitions and the development of various accommodation across the estate. There is always something new to see and do on the estate whether that is inside the Hall, in the five acres of gardens, one of our events, or on one of the estate walks. We look forward to welcoming you to Doddington.
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| Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful house and gardens. Good free parking and plenty of space. We were offered a free guided tour which we took advantage of. The guide was very knowledgeable and certainly added to our enjoyment of our visit. Reasonably priced and most enjoyable. There are...More

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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Phil, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day, in particular the free mini guided tour, these are always very popular. We do hope we can welcome to back soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Doddington Hall recently. The gardens are lovely and there is plenty of colour (depending on season). When entering the hall the staff were very helpful and friendly. It is good value for money as you get to see a lot of rooms which were...More

Thank LancashireHonesty
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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Hall and Gardens and we do hope we can welcome to back soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to Doddington Hall and Gardens and very impressed. Lots of parking and you can use the cafe, food hall and shops etc without going into the Hall. All clean, modern and well maintained. Lots of goodies and treats in the food hall....More

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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Malcolm, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We're thrilled to hear that you had such a packed day of exploring the estate and we do hope we can welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the house with a free guided tour courtesy of Jackie who was an excellent guide and really brought the house to life. It's one of those places that just feels very welcoming and homely and all of the staff were so pleasant and...More

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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alyson, Many thanks for your kind review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your kind words and we will be sure to pass on your feedback to Jackie. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doddington Hall was built in 1595 by Robert Smythson, one of England's Elizabethan Architects, and was completed in 1600 and has never been sold. Since 2006 it has been a much loved family home. This year there is a unique chance to see a room...More

Thank BoundlessEnergy
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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your great review of the Hall and all the events going on this year. It certainly is jam packed full of lots of different days to come and visit on and the rest of the estate is open daily. Full details of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food festival over Bank Holiday. Assorted produce and tasters and good chance to try before you buy on new products. Late morning chose breakfast in cafe and was well presented and good produce . Waited a little over 20 mins for it to arrive but...More

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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled you hear you enjoyed your day, in particular our first Food Feastival and the breakfast. Our cafe is incredibly popular and as all our dishes are made fresh to order, there can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On Bank holiday Monday Doddington Hall had organised a food festival. We enjoyed looking at the stalls, bought a few items in their food shop and had lunch. Then big mistake we paid £7 per adult to go into the gardens. We are honest and...More

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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for helping to support our garden. The money we take on the gate helps to pay the wages of five full time gardeners who not only look after the 6 acres of walled and wild Gardens that you were able to see on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited the hall in april but unfortunately the hall was not open, we did look in the website that lead us to believe the hall was open, but our visit was very good the shop and restaurant made up for this, cant wait to...More

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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review. We are so sorry to hear that the Hall was not open on the day of your visit. All of our opening times and days are listed on our website. As the Hall is still a family home, it is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good cafe and additional coffee shop. Excellent farm shop too. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit it was just a shame about the rain as we would have loved to walk round the lovely garden too!

Thank HH312
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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and so hope we can welcome you back soon when the weather improves so that you are able to explore the Gardens.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am just on my way to the farm shop as it is great the bakery section is brilliant. I have always enjoyed coming here and the shop has got better and better over the years. I only go in the house when I bring...More

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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We do hope you had a pleasant visit. the bakery is a firm favourite of all customers, with fresh bread from our local supplier delivered daily. We do hope we can welcome you again soon...More

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Sheila C
30 November 2017|
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Response from ClaireBirch | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question and please accept our apologies in a delayed response as we have only just received this alert from Trip Advisor. We do hope that you enjoyed the Hall and the decorations. The ground floor of... More
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gcrawford2014
15 November 2017|
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Response from amaka2018 |
There is a leaflet available you can pick up there which has various walks around the estate suitable for dogs
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skevsy
23 April 2017|
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Response from ClaireBirch | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. The afternoon tea is £12.50 per person and is served Monday to Saturday. Please get in touch with our restaurant and ask for Amy, to discuss the details of this booking and we can let you... More
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