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Mapperton House & Gardens

Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pretty gardens

We wanted to visit this house since it was used in filming “far from the madding crowd”. Little did... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dayton, Ohio
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Perfect House Tour

The tour was flawless throughout. Our guide was the complete professional in engaging her audience... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Keith N
Poole, United Kingdom
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Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR, England
+44 1308 862645
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We wanted to visit this house since it was used in filming “far from the madding crowd”. Little did you know that we would not be able to tour the inside of home that day. Recommend making reservations ahead of time. We arrived midweek around...More

Thank lrp27
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour was flawless throughout. Our guide was the complete professional in engaging her audience and excellent delivery of content. It was a truly enthralling hour which I am sure is repeated on a daily basis. Congratulations!

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely peaceful, serene, tranquil House and gardens. We bought tickets via Travelzoo for a visit to the House and gardens and were not disappointed. We had a delighful tour around the house by Isabel and her husband Terry, Isabel is a font of...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is reputedly the best " small " manor house in the UK and is both externally and internally of great merit. But what made the house tour for me was the narrative of the Montague family history and association to the paintings ,...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely tour around this historic house with a very knowledgeable guide, who could not have been more helpful. And what beautiful gardens to explore at our leisure after the tour. A well spent morning. The only down side was to prices charged in the tea...More

Thank TJM2255
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good deal from Travelzoo. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The ladies who did the guided tour were very friendly, as were all the staff. After the tour we went around the beautiful peaceful gardens. We then went to the Sawmill Cafe and had an...More

Thank GSB_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative tour of the house by two friendly ladies. We booked by telephone that morning and there only 5 of us in the tour group. It was such a lovely surprise to come out of the house and look down on the stunning gardens. The...More

Thank kathy354
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous place to visit, the house tour is a must, very informative and interesting. Stroll around the garden at your own leisure. Had tea and cake in the sawmill cafe and have to say we had the most delicious carrot cake ever.

1  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ok visit to well laid out landscaped garden. Beautiful location. £6 per head special offer just about value for money. Cafe let down by disposable cups for a venue trying and priced to be at a level above this.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 14 September 2018

After a coffee in the Sawmill cafe we spent the best part of two hours exploring the gardens, arboretum, and woodland walk. We were pleasantly surprised at how neat the gardens were, and there was still plenty of colour even in mid September. I agree...More

Thank k r
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Lesley H
25 September 2016|
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Response from Ann F | Reviewed this property |
I went with a group from the National Trust Oakleaves. I think it was bout £18 to get in the house. The café was in a converted barn. There was a small gift shop, and really beautiful gardens at the back of the house. The... More
Kaye S
4 September 2016|
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Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
No - dogs on a lead outside the cafe only and not in the gardens.