Doddington Hall & Gardens

Lived in Elizabethan manor house with 6 acres of formal and kitchen gardens.

Doddington, Lincolnshire, LN6 4RU

Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire
Free for members
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Built between 1595 and 1600 by Robert Smythson for Thomas Tailor, the Registrar to the Bishop of Lincoln, Doddington Hall is today the much-loved family home of Claire and James Birch.

Having never been sold or cleared out since its construction a visit to Doddington offers a unique insight into family life through the ages and the challenges of looking after such an estate in the 21st century.

Visitors are able to explore not only the Hall and Gardens but also the award-winning Farm Shop and eateries, the Bike Shop, Home Store, Farrow & Ball and Country Clothing Store.

Doddington Hall is also the setting for many weddings and events, concerts and exhibitions and has five holiday cottages available for short stays.

There is always something new to see and do on the estate whether that is inside the Hall, in the six acres of gardens, one of our events, or on one of the estate walks.

Opening Times


Open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12-4pm from 6 April 2022.

Booking essential – entry to the Hall is by timed ticket only. Tickets also include free flow access to the gardens between 10am-4pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free during normal open days, not valid during Sculpture Exhibition, Christmas opening or special events. Choose ‘Historic Houses member – Timed Hall entry’ on the Doddington Hall booking page.

During the Sculpture Exhibition Historic Houses members receive 20% discount on entry. Gardens – Adult: £6.80 | House and Gardens – Adult: £10.40

House and Gardens
Adult: £13 | Child (4-16yrs): £6.50 | Family : £36

Adult: £8.50 | Child (4-16yrs): £4.50 | Family: £22

Group Visits

Group visits are a speciality at Doddington; we pride ourselves on our personal service and the exclusive tours that we offer. Providing private guided tours for groups on days when the Hall and Gardens are closed to the general public.

Hall – The tour takes approximatley 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Garden – The tour takes approximatley 45 minutes (self guided option available).

Find out more.

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Sculpture at Doddington 2022

The popular summer Sculpture Exhibition returns to Doddington Hall and Gardens this summer. Catch over 360 works of art made by 60 sculptors from across the UK and beyond, between 16 July and 11 September.