Kelmscott Manor's 2013 season runs from Wednesday 3rd April until Wednesday 30th October 2013.
Admission prices for 2013 held at 2012 prices.
General Public Open Days
House and Garden (visits not bookable in advance)
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 11am to 5pm
Ticket office opens 10.30am. Last admission to the house 4.30pm
The house has limited capacity. Admission to the house is by timed ticket
Our shop and licensed restaurant are open throughout the general public open times
(For group visit information, please see the 'Group Visits' link below)
House and Garden: Adults £9.00; Children (8 to 16 years) £4.50.
Students in full-time education and with a valid student's card £4.50.
One carer accompanying a disabled person FREE.
Kelmscott Manor is a member of the Historic Houses Association.
Admission by Gift Aid donation
House and Garden: Adults £10.00; Children (8 to 16 years) £5.00.
Students in full-time education and with a valid student's card £5.00.
(This is an option for UK taxpayers, whereby Kelmscott Manor claims 25p in the £ on your tax).
Garden only: £2.50
Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3HJ
From the north (M1)
Exit the M1 at junction 21 and take M69 towards Coventry. Take A46 to
Warwick. From Warwick take A429 to Stow-on-the-Wold. Just past
Stow-on-the-Wold take A424 to Burford and then the A361 to Lechlade. At
Lechlade turn left onto A417 to Faringdon. Kelmscott is signposted on
the left just before The Trout pub. Follow the signs to Kelmscott and
From London via M4 (Swindon)
Exit M4 at junction 15 (Swindon). Head north on A419 towards Cirencester. Take A361 (right turn) to Burford. At Lechlade take A417 to Faringdon. Kelmscott
is signposted on the left just before The Trout pub. Follow the signs to
Kelmscott and Kelmscott Manor.
From London via M40 (Oxford)
At M40 junction 8A take A40 Oxford bypass, signposted Cheltenham. At
Witney take A4095 to Faringdon. The Kelmscott turning is signposted on
the right, after the village of Clanfield. Follow the signs to Kelmscott
and Kelmscott Manor.
The Manor car park (general public open days) is situated close to the
church and is signposted. Please note that there is a short walk from
the car park to the Manor (approx. 10 minutes). Disabled parking and a
drop-off point are available at the Manor.Suggested routes
Disabled Persons Parking
The Manor car park (general public open days) is situated close to the church and is signposted. Please note that there is a short walk from the car park to the Manor (approx. 10 minutes). Disabled parking and a drop-off point are available at the Manor.
Getting to Kelmscott Manor without at car
Unfortunately, there is no public transport to Kelmscott Manor. These notes are provided to help you plan your journey should you not have a car. We advise you to ring the appropriate enquiry line(s) or visit the appropriate website(s) to obtain up-to-date information on routes and timetables.
The nearest mainline railway stations are Swindon and Oxford.
Stagecoach service no. 64, Swindon Railway Station forecourt to Lechlade Market Place (approx. 25 minutes). Earliest bus from Swindon Railway Sation: 08.47. Latest return bus from Lechlade: 17.08 (Note also service no.74, Swindon Bus Station to Lechlade - but no Saturday service).
Lechlade is approximately 3.5 miles from Kelmscott Manor. Either a walk (we suggest along the River Thames path, which will bring you to within 200 yards of the Manor) or a taxi ride (see below).
Stagecoach service no. S1, Oxford George Street to Carterton (approx. 1 hour), or Stagecoach service no. S2, Oxford Gloucester Green to Carterton Crossroads (approx. 1 hour). Both operate frequent services, from early morning to late evening. Different timetables operate for Wednesdays and Saturdays.
At Carterton Crossroads, pick up the Stagecoach (minibus) service no. 19 to Clanfield (approx 10 mins). Latest return bus from Clanfield Institute to Carterton (Wednesdays and Saturdays): 18.08.From Clanfield
Clanfield is approximately 3 miles from Kelmscott. Either a walk (south along the A4095 and then right along Langley Lane, signposted Kelmscott and follow the signs - but note that most of this route is without any footpath) or a taxi ride (see below).
Apl Travel service no. 77, Cirencester Market Place to Lechlade Market Place (approx. 50 mins.) Morning departures (Weds & Sats) from Cirencester: 08.35 & 10.05. Latest return bus from Lechlade: 17.17.
The centre of Lechlade is approximately 3.5 miles from Kelmscott (see notes under 'From Swindon' above).
Enquiry lines and contacts
- National Rail Enquiries, Tel. 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk
- Stagecoach West (Swindon), Tel. 01452 418630 www.stagecoachbus.co.uk
- Stagecoach Oxfordshire, Tel. 01865 772250
- Traveline, Tel. 0871 200 2233 www.traveline.com
- Apl Travel, Tel. 01666 577774 www.apltravel.co.uk
- Swindon Black Cab Co., Tel. 01793 430999
- Faringdon Cars, Tel. 01367 243838
- S&N Taxis (Carterton), Tel. 01993 840025
- Bampton Cars, Tel. 01993 851900
- CT's (Lechlade), Tel. 01367 252575
By cycle, on foot or by boat
Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the Manor grounds (ignore signs to our main car park as you enter the village and follow signs for the Manor itself). Cycles can be left in an area overseen by our gate stewards (but not under any cover).
Kelmscott Manor is only 200 metres along a track from the Thames Path and the river itself, at a point where it is possible to moor, temporarily. The Manor is signposted from the path.
These notes are provided in good faith. While we do our best to update information, Kelmscott Manor cannot be held responsible for any errors. Please check with service providers.