Fiddleford Manor

This site is currently closed. Unfortunately, government restrictions relating to coronavirus mean that we cannot open Fiddleford Manor safely for our members, visitors or staff. We will continue to review this with the hope of re-opening and returning to normal opening hours as soon as we are able.

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

Dorset Arts Week - An exhibition of installation art, glass, silverware and jewellery

Postponed - dates TBC

Karen Browning will be exhibiting her cast black glass alongside a new installation created specifically for Fiddleford Manor. Karina Gill works in silver and is influenced by organic repetition in nature, with her silverware and jewellery created using distinctive folding techniques.

Beautifully situated overlooking the River Stour, don't miss the chance to peruse these wonderful handcrafted artworks displayed under the spectacular medieval timber roof of Fiddleford Manor.

Please note: There may be some disruption for setting up and dismantling the exhibition.

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.

Facilities: The town of Sturminster Newton is less that 2 miles away where you will find cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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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