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Kelmscott Manor

Off A417 | Lechlade, Kelmscott GL7 3HJ, England
+44 1367 252486
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ABOUT US This Tudor farmhouse, located adjacent to the River Thames, was built of local limestone in 1570. Later, the Manor became the Cotswold retreat of William Morris and his family, friends and colleagues. When Morris first saw the Manor in 1871, he was delighted by this 'loveliest haunt of ancient peace'; he signed a joint lease for the property with his friend and colleague Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite artist. Today, the Manor welcomes more than 20,000 visitors each year (between April and October) who come to explore this special place that provided inspiration to Morris and others. ADMISSION PRICES Adult ticket price is £10.00 (but concessions are available).
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arts and crafts” (33 reviews)
“his wife” (18 reviews)
“car park” (50 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Off A417 | Lechlade, Kelmscott GL7 3HJ, England
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"arts and crafts"
in 33 reviews
"his wife"
in 18 reviews
"car park"
in 50 reviews
"beautiful house"
in 21 reviews
"tea room"
in 21 reviews
"on wednesdays"
in 11 reviews
"minute walk"
in 14 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"disabled parking"
in 9 reviews
"the barn"
in 13 reviews
"country retreat"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"timed tickets"
in 8 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 10 reviews
"disabled visitors"
in 5 reviews
"small garden"
in 4 reviews
"room guides"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely day, the Manor was in it’s glory. Beautiful place. Staff very helpful and accommodating. Gifts shop very good great range of products. Our friends really enjoyed themselves.

Thank LesleyChippingNorton
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed you and your friends enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Manor yesterday on a glorious sunny day. The house is beautiful in the most peaceful setting and the all the rooms are beautifully laid out as they would have been when Morris lived there. The gardens are very pretty, the outbuildings very interesting...More

Thank Freddie K
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit on a lovely sunny day.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Kelmscott on a cool but bright day and the warmth of the welcome we received made up for the chilly weather. For those of us who appreciate the work of William Morris, this house holds great interest. It is full of furniture, fabrics,...More

Thank Julie A
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your five star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We ask visitors to park at the top of the village as the narrow roads and village can get easily clogged with traffic. However, if someone is unable to make the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not the least bit interested in historic houses, I go to look at the gardens. This one is teeny-tiny. Seriously, ten minutes, and you've gone all the way round it. Front garden - lawn and some very sad-looking shrubs. The so-called Dragon topiary hedge...More

Thank J S
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you found the gardens disappointing. We don't publicise the Manor as a gardens only visit and layout of the garden reflects the Arts & Crafts development from William Morris' designs as the place was very inspirational to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very luck to arrive here on a day it was open, and even luckier to go to the house and get a ticket for immediate entry,so well chuffed as half expected to get there and go home without going around the house, as...More

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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your five star review. We are please you got a ticket for immediate entry, although during our busy times some visitors may have to wait a short period before going into the house, we never turn anyone away from getting in and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is amazing. The house is beautiful, interesting and the volunteers are helpful and cheerful. I stopped by on impulse on the way to visit family, and don't know why I haven't been before. I would like to know if you can access the...More

Thank chinefarm
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your five star review. We are happy for visitors to just come and enjoy the tea rooms and gardens without paying for the house entry. Hope you will return soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited kelmscott manor as part of our stay in the area the building and surrounding is very interesting and gives an insight into the world of William morris and his family the volunteers were very helpful in informative well worth a visit

Thank james b
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival, the gentleman in the car park was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, on entering the Manor House we were treated like naughty school kids. We were told to listen to the instructions and were told off for speaking, in a very aggressive manner....More

1  Thank Alison C
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that the attitude of one of our volunteer stewards meant that your visit was spoilt. Most of the feedback we get is extremely positive about the stewards and their knowledge but we have obviously come up short...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parked a short distance from village and manor and was given map and advice from very friendly man in car park. Pleasant cafe, rather expensive shop and information in some of the out buildings. Very pretty garden. The manor itself had helpful guides in all...More

Thank KAW687
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Kelmscott Manor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took advantage of a special ticket offer from Travelzoo and visited on a lovely spring day. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, especially in the spring. The key thing to remember is that this was the Morris family home, and is not a...More

Thank mrstmls
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KelmscottManor, General Manager at Kelmscott Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Kelmscott Manor.

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Mi-MiMurrell
8 April 2018|
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Response from KelmscottManor | Property representative |
We encourage visitors to bring their dogs to the Manor and explore the meadow and barns. However we only allow assistance dogs in the Manor house and formal gardens itself. We provide water for dogs but ask that they are... More
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ricjmor
18 November 2017|
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Response from kateblackhurst | Reviewed this property |
Just type Kelmscott Manor into Google Maps and it will show up.
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Rosemary B
9 June 2017|
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Response from rladue22 | Property representative |
Hello, below are our prices (which can all be found on our website as well): Adults: £10.50* (£9.50 without Gift Aid) Family (2 adults + 2 children): £29* (£26 without Gift Aid) Full-time students: £5.50* (£5 without Gift... More
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