A Tudor manor home constructed round a corridor that dates from the Doomsday E-book and is sometimes open to the general public has confirmed its 2024 opening dates.
That is Dorney Courtroom which this yr can be marking its four-hundredth anniversary of being owned by the identical household after James Palmer and his spouse moved in to the home in 1624. The present technology took on custodianship within the Seventies, at which level the home was in a really poor state, and they’re the technology who went industrial, opening the home for filming, weddings, and sometimes, to the general public.
If it appears to be like acquainted, it’s Francis Urquhart’s countryside house when he was plotting within the BBC’s Home of Playing cards.
Sometimes, most people are additionally allowed to undergo that Tudor entrance for a go searching.
As a tour, it’s a variety of household historical past and a superb likelihood to see round a lot of half-used rooms that you simply’ll be capable of spot for years to come back in historic dramas or TV exhibits – and level out, “I’ve been there!”
Beforehand, they’ve had scattered dates all year long, however final yr, they tried a brand new strategy, and presumably, it labored nicely, as they’re doing it once more this yr. So, the home will probably be open each afternoon in June 2024 from 12:30pm to 4pm.
Excursions happen roughly hourly on the hour, so my suggestion is to reach about half an hour or so earlier than the tour so you’ve got time to absorb an historic church subsequent to the home, look across the gardens and chill out – then an hour(ish) tour.
The excursions value £13 per grownup (different costs obtainable), so fairly good worth for cash. There’s no have to guide as you simply pay on the day; card cost is most well-liked. I think that excursions will probably be busier on weekends, so when you’ve got the choice, it may be higher to go for a quieter go to in the course of the week.
Notice – there’s no images allowed inside the home, however it’s advantageous exterior.
Attending to Dorney Courtroom
If driving, you possibly can park subsequent to the home.
If coming by practice, then the home is a 20-30 minute stroll from Taplow station on the Elizabeth line. It’s greatest to go away the station by the trendy glass exit over the footbridge (the loos are on the Studying sure platform that you simply most likely arrive at), then it’s a stroll to Dorney Courtroom. Unusually for rural roads, there are pavements nearly the whole manner.
When arriving, my tip is while you spy the graveyard and the signal to the outdated church, go down there, and a door within the wall reverse the church takes you into Dorney Courtroom. Or you possibly can stroll round to the primary entrance, however there’s no pavement, and it’s longer to get to the home.
For me, I arrived by way of Taplow and took a nice riverside stroll to Windsor to absorb a postcard-pretty church alongside the way in which again house.
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