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Dorney Court is one of England's outstanding Tudor Manor Houses. Grade 1 Listed, acknowledged for its architectural and historical importance while combining great character and warmth.

The House is home to the Palmer family, passing through fourteen generations, and hosts tours, weddings, filming and events.

Surrounded by mature parkland and traditional gardens, Dorney is widely regarded for its diverse collection of portraits, furniture and art - telling the stories of the lives and times of those who have been privileged to call it home.

Dorney is open in the summer and by appointment throughout the year. Regularly welcoming television and film productions, the House will be familiar from screen appearances.

Dorney Court is a stone's throw from the River Thames, just 27 miles from Hyde Park Corner and within view of Windsor Castle.

Today’s opening hours

1 - 31 August.

Tours 1.30pm - 5pm.


The house is open to the public in the summer and by appointment throughout the year, please contact to book a visit on non-open days



5 -6, and 26 - 27 May.

1 - 31 August.

Tours 1.30pm - 5pm.


The house is open to the public in the summer and by appointment throughout the year, please contact to book a visit on non-open days.

Find Us
Find us

Signed from Junction 7 of the M4 and also from the A4, Dorney lies west of London in countryside flanked by the Thames and the Jubilee River. The towns of Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton are all within easy reach while Reading and High Wycombe are a short drive away.

The railway stations at Taplow, Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor & Eton are all no more then 10 minutes drive from Dorney. Regular trains run from Paddington, Waterloo and Reading.

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free


Riviera Cars 01628 666777


Free to HHA Friends. 
Adult: £8.50
Concessions: £8.00
Children (10 -16): 5.00
Under 10: Free

More admission details

  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Group Visits
Group Visits

Please contact in order to arrange a group visit.

Things to See


With its fairy tale gabled roofs, landscaped gardens and charming 12th-cntury church, Dorney Court is one of the UK’s most beautiful and complete country house wedding venues. 

Your entire wedding day can unfold on the estate, from the ceremony to late night partying in the perfectly renovated Coach House Barn.

The gardens surrounding Dorney Court provide a lovely setting for drinks and photographs whether on lush green lawns or among the many flowerbeds and borders, while our picturesque courtyard, which adjoins the Coach House Barn, is a suntrap where guests can enjoy an almost Mediterranean feel as they celebrate.


  • Suppliers list
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Accessible parking
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house catering

Everyone I spoke to said it had been the best wedding they’d been to and we have to agree the food was incredible, the service impeccable, the cocktails gorgeous. The flow of the day was perfect. We honestly cannot thank you enough for everything you have done.



Gale Cottage

Gale Cottage combines classic country charm with modern styling. The Cottage looks out over a landscaped courtyard affording privacy and a stunning view. The accommodation is cosy and modern with bundles of heritage set in a tranquil corner of rural Buckinghamshire.

Guest Access

Guests have access to a gorgeous landscaped courtyard. The 400 acre Eton Dorney Rowing Centre is next door (access is free) and the River Thames is just a short walk from the door.

Guests are left to their own devices and afforded privacy but Dorney Court remains firmly a family home and anyone staying in Gale Cottage is likely to have some contact with other people living/working on the Estate.

Things to Note

The cottage sits in a secluded location on the Dorney Court Estate neighboured by a 12th-century church. There is a result Sunday service at 0930 with the church bells ringing for the 30 mins or so beforehand. The bell ringers practice on Monday nights from 7-8. Most people enjoy the sound and this quintessential slice of English village life.

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Dorney Court provides flexible event spaces and is the perfect location for your event, from intimate private dinners to glamorous champagne receptions, slick conferences and memorable team building days.

Dorney Court is an enviable location for your corporate event from conferences, training days and meetings to press days and product launches, located just 30 minutes from London, 20 minutes from Heathrow and 50 minutes from Gatwick.

We can offer a blank canvas with state-of-the-art facilities, where guests can immerse themselves in picture-perfect history with all the modern luxuries required for seamless events.

Our event planning team offer a bespoke service, creating events designed specifically to a brief. We can coordinate the whole event from concept to finish and have a fantastic list of expert suppliers.


  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Projector and screen
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments

We hosted our company’s 40th anniversary at Dorney Court and the setting was excellent. Our company invited a wide range of visitors from around the world and they were all very impressed with this beautiful historic house.


School Visits

We very much welcome schools to Dorney Court and we offer a guided tour aimed at the curriculum with a focus on the Tudors but we are happy to explore tailoring a bespoke programme to suit any school’s particular requirements.