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 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|
Cranborne Garden Centre
Access to the Manor House Gardens is through the Cranborne Garden Centre https://www.cranbornegardencentre.co.uk 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.
Related Pages: Wimborne / Kingston Lacy House / Blandford Forum / Badbury Rings / Moors Valley Country Park