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Doddington Hall & Gardens

| Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 694308
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Elizabethan highlight of Lincoln

The Elizabethan architect Robert Smythson built this fantastic Hall for Thomas Taylor who was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clive M
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
Excellent day out

Doddington estate and hall is well worth a visit as it offers shops, grand gardens, places to eat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey C
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“farm shop” (135 reviews)
“family home” (14 reviews)
| Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 694308
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Elizabethan architect Robert Smythson built this fantastic Hall for Thomas Taylor who was Registrar to the Bishop of Lincoln at that time. Typical of a house of this age it has had sympathetic changes over the years (18th century being a major one) but...More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Doddington estate and hall is well worth a visit as it offers shops, grand gardens, places to eat and an interesting house with plenty of history. But check the times and days as the house is only open certain days in the week but the...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as a coach party,. All the party consisted of people interested in gardens and county houses. The House would take about an hour to walk around and the gardens and lake several hours. If you wanted you could go on a guided tour. next...More

1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only open two days a week I believe. Guided tours available. Extensive grounds. Interesting food hall and some other shops in the grounds.

2  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens and hall are great well worth a walk around. The Farm Shop and Cafe are really good with an excellent breakfast!!

1  Thank Rex D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a foursome as they had a vintage day apparently. We parked up and paid an entrance fee to enter the vintage shopping area. Nothing blew me away to be honest, it was just a few tea pots and cups made into lamps...More

4  Thank dangerousdavecox
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear David Cox, I am sorry you had a disappointing visit to our house and vintage fair. I realise we can’t please everyone. I do however think your review is unfair as it is based on you being politely told you were in the wrong...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The large gardens had an interesting mix of wild areas and formal gardens, azelias and rodendrums in flower, beautiful vistas across the field. Interesting nature trail, with wild areas and plenty of birds to observe. Enjoyed lunch at the restruant, and the farm shop had...More

1  Thank Tallsally2323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I parked opposite the Hall and walked 6.5 miles. We decided to make a day of it with a cup of tea at the cafe but it was packed so we explored the gardens instead. What a treat! Though much of the...More

2  Thank Dinah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has so much going on, it's easy to spend the best part of a day here........... An amazing mansion, steeped in history, a garden of your dreams, a cut above farm shop and deli, a cafe, a restaurant, a home store, a country...More

Thank Brettington-14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This appears to be a very popular place to visit. There is a cafe/restaurant to have a snack or quick meal. The delicatessan is very popular although I feel it is very very expensive.

Thank nomadic21
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the afternoon tea suitable for myself and a 13 yr old grandaughters birthday. How much us it and what do you get.
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
Will it be open in early April 2017?
24 February 2017|
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Response from ClaireBirch | Property representative |
The farm shop, home store, country clothing and bike shops, cafe and restaurant are all open daily as is the walled kitchen garden. The ornamental gardens are open every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. The house reopens on easter... More
Vanessa V
How much does it cost to view the gardens?
8 September 2016|
Response from ClaireBirch | Property representative |
£6.50 for adults. Children under 4 (ie 0 to 3) are free! Children 4-16 are half price Open daily until Sunday 11th September, then Wednesday and Sundays until end of September Sundays only in October Then open from Mid... More