Houses & Castles

Doddington Hall & Gardens

An Elizabethan manor house with Flemish tapestries and walled gardens displaying a pageant of colour all year round. A unique insight into 400 years of unbroken family ownership. Proceeds from visits go towards the upkeep of the Hall and estate.

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Doddington Hall

Discover Doddington Hall

Doddington Hall and Gardens is a much-loved country house and family home housing a wealth of historically interesting artefacts, interiors and stories. Part of the Hall is accessible by the public and guided tours are available.


Explore the Gardens

There are five acres worth of gardens to explore at Doddington. Discover the formal East and West gardens which remain true to the original Elizabethan layout with mellow walled framework, in addition to the beautiful Wild Garden and Kitchen Garden.

Elizabethan architecture, exquisite gardens plus Farm Shop, Café and Restaurant

Doddington Hall is a fine late Elizabethan manor house with beautiful gardens, located just outside of Lincoln.

Built in 1595 by Robert Smythson, one of England’s foremost Elizabethan architects. Doddington is a spectacular cultural attraction that has never been sold. Highlighting an interesting perspective of life through the ages and the challenges of preserving history in the 21st century. Discover a wide range of shops, restaurants and events, including a Giant Bike Store, Country Clothing Store and seasonal Bauble Barn. 

Shopping at Doddington

Satisfy all your shopping needs with their Local Produce Farm Shop, Giant Bike Store and Home & Country Clothing Store with Farrow & Ball studio. Seasonal, unique gifts and other luxurious products.

Seasons at Doddington

From unique, one-off events to annual traditions including the famous Bauble Barn and Christmas Tree Yard. The Sculpture Exhibitions and ‘Cherry Blossom Week’ are also spectacular favourites. 

Step inside Doddington Hall, discover unique interiors and curious collections

Originally built for Thomas Tailor, registrar to the Bishop of Lincoln, the original exterior features of this Elizabethan mansion have hardly changed. However, in 1749 the hall was inherited by John Delaval of Seaton Delaval in Northumberland, he carried out an extensive remodelling in the 1760s,  adding light and elegant Georgian features which remain today.

Discover Doddington’s unique interiors. View a wealth of historical and interesting items in Doddington’s collections, including over 100 paintings dating from 17th-20th centuries, two sets of ornate Flemish tapestries plus furniture, weaponry, ceramics, textiles and other household objects.

There is something interesting to discover in every room with Doddington’s Tent Room being among the most unique. Housed inside a bedroom at Doddington is a large Egyptian Khayamiya tent, one of only 15 in the world, made in Cairo in the 1900s and donated to Doddington by Viscount Harry Crookshank in the 1930s. The tent has been lovingly restored and now resides permanently in one of the bedrooms as it is too delicate for outside use but too beautiful not to display.

Georgie Twigg Track

Discover the recently constructed Georgie Twigg smooth tarmac cycle track. The track is closed to car traffic making for an idyllic countryside ride. With links to the National Cycle Network Route 64, getting between Doddington and Lincoln is a breeze.

Doddington Giant Bike Store & Cafe

Take a trip to Doddington’s state-of-the-art cycling store and Bike Café in partnership with Giant, one of the world’s leading cycle companies. Doddington’s expert team offer advice, test rides and various cycling related products for all ages and abilities.

opening times

Shops, cafes and parkland are open daily and free to access. The Hall & Gardens are open on selected dates (admission applies). Please check the Doddington website for full opening times and prices:

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