Cranborne Manor House and Gardens

Cranborne Manor is the home of Viscount Cranborne, the eldest son of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury. The original Manor House was built as a royal hunting lodge for King John at the beginning of 13th century. It was remodelled in the early 17th century.

Location: Cranborne, BH21 5PP (Google map)

Cranborne Manor House

Cranborne Chase was a royal hunting ground from at least the time of William the Conqueror (1066) until the 17th century.

The house is a family home and not open to the public however the surrounding gardens are open to visitors each Wednesday from the beginning of March until the 11th October 2023 (see below for all dates)

Cranborne Manor Garden Opening Dates 2023

Every Wednesday from 1st March to October 11th
Sunday 19th March for Mother’s Day
Saturday 1st April for National Garden Scheme (NGS)
Bank Holiday Monday 29th May
Saturday 15th July
Bank Holiday Monday 28th August

Cranborne Manor Garden Ticket Prices

Ticket Type (Gardens only)Ticket Price
Children under 12£1
Prices to be used only as a guidance. Check website for up-to-date information before planning a visit. Last update 01 March 2023

Cranborne Garden Centre

Access to the Manor House Gardens is through the Cranborne Garden Centre Facilities at the garden centre include a lovely Cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and cream teas. There is also a gift shop and Vintage Barn which sells an eclectic selection of antiques, shabby chic and collectibles.

Cranborne Garden Centre. The entrance to the Manor House Gardens is through the Garden Centre shop.
Surrounding parkland is filled with wild flowers.
Cranborne Church can be seen from the gardens.

Related Pages: Wimborne / Kingston Lacy House / Blandford Forum / Badbury Rings / Moors Valley Country Park