Fiddleford Manor

Fiddleford Manor - General view of the Solar looking North
Exterior view of Fiddleford Manor
Carved wood in Fiddleford Manor

Free Entry

Open daily


Fiddleford, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BX

Before You Go

The principal parts of a small stone manor house, probably begun about 1370 for William Latimer, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. It has undergone many changes since, but the splendid timber roofs over the great hall and solar are said to be the most spectacular in Dorset.

Read more about the history of Fiddleford Manor.

Don't Miss

Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018 10am - 6pm daily - Dorset Arts Week

A free exhibition of two artists held in Fiddleford Manor.
Karen Browning is an installation and glass artist. She will be exhibiting her cast black glass mirrors alongside a new art installation created for the venue.
Karina Gill works in silver and is influenced by organic repetition in nature, printmaking and textiles. She creates contemporary silverware and jewellery using her distinctive folding techniques.

Before You Go

Opening Times: Open daily, 10am-6pm from April to October, and 10am-4pm from November to March.

Access: The manor is a short distance from the car park and can be reached via a grassed pathway. It is accessible by wheelchair.

Parking: There is a large, free car park at the manor.

Please Be Aware: The adjoining building is a private residence and is not open to visitors.

The river edge is unfenced. A life ring is available for use in emergency situations.

English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Plan a Great Day Out

Facilities, shops and food outlets are available a short drive away in Sturminster Newton.

If you're planning to make a day of it, visit the remains of Sherborne Old Castle and its peaceful grounds, or head to Old Wardour Castle, where you can climb the tower, take an audio tour and pick up a souvenir in the well-stocked gift shop.


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