You can easily explore Dorney Court in a couple of hours, taking time to traverse the cellars, kitchens, and magnificent Great Hall, as well as bedrooms furnished with period paneling, tapestries, and four poster beds. Outside, the gardens and courtyards are highlights. If you’ve got limited time in the area, Dorney Court can also be experienced during guided bike excursions which typically stop by surrounding attractions such as Windsor Castle, Eton College, and more.
Things to Know Before You Go
Film buffs won’t want to miss Dorney Court, a filming location for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
There’s an on-site tearoom, gift shop, and two pubs at Dorney Court.
Children ages 10 and under enter for free.
Hour-long tours of the house and grounds are offered year-round, although you’ll need to make an appointment to visit outside of the specified public open days.
The first floor and grounds of Dorney Court are wheelchair and stroller accessible, although there are some ramps and gravel paths which may be tricky to navigate alone.
How to Get There
Situated in Dorney in Buckinghamshire, Dorney Court is just 26 miles (42 kilometers) west of central London and is most easily accessible by private transport or organized excursion. The closest train station is Windsor and Eton Riverside and on-site parking is free.
When to Get There
Dorney Court is typically open to the general public every afternoon in August, as well as on May bank holiday weekends, with last admission an hour before closing. Outside of the August and May opening hours, group visits to Dorney Court are by appointment only and have a minimum admission charge.
What to Do Nearby
Dorney Court is a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle, Eton College, and The Savill Garden. Travelers with children won’t want to miss nearby Legoland, while racing fans might wish to plan their visit to Dorney Court around a day at the races at either the Ascot or Windsor Racecourse.
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