Visiting Antony: what to expect

Magnolia spring bloom in the foreground with the Mandalay bell at Antony in the background

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. The car parks, garden, house & toilets are open. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Antony dovecote surrounded by late spring greens

Please book ahead before visiting

The house and garden at Antony are open. You'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We will be releasing tickets every Friday. It is not essential to book for weekdays but on Sundays and bank holidays booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

What is open?

The garden, house, car parks and toilets are open. We advise pre-booking to avoid disappointment although we are also accepting walk ups on the day.

In the garden, there is no designated route to follow, and everything will be open.

In the house, the ground floor will be open with a one-way route to allow for social distancing. In line with government guidelines we ask that, unless exempt, visitors wear a face covering in the house. Visitors will be asked to provide track and trace details or scan the NHS QR code before entering the house. You do not need to book a time to visit the house, simply queue up to enter the house when you are ready.

What is closed?

The tea-room & shop will not be reopening.

Do I need to book?

Please book tickets to avoid disappointment, including members. Parking is free for all visitors. Members can enter for free, admission prices will apply for non-members who will need to pay in advance.

What method of payment is accepted?

Card payments only

Arriving at Antony by car

We have a large main car park at Antony, so there is plenty of space to park away from others.  There is also a designated accessible car park located further down the approach road.

Staying safe at Antony

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

Bringing your dog?

Dogs are not permitted into the formal grounds at Antony but there are plenty of spaces to walk dogs in the surrounding woodland (not National Trust).

Assistance dogs welcome.

Accessibility

The garden route consists of gravel paths, cobbled areas & lawn. There are benches throughout the garden to offer you places to rest along the way. See the access statement for more information on access at Antony..

If you have accessibility requirements and need a shorter route around the garden please talk to a member of staff on your arrival.

The visitor route in the house is wheelchair accessible via the visitor exit.

Access for everyone

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now book a carers ticket at the time of booking, free of charge.

Booking your tickets

How to book a ticket

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot.

Antony dovecote surrounded by late spring greens

Please book ahead before visiting

The house and garden at Antony are open. You'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We will be releasing tickets every Friday. It is not essential to book for weekdays but on Sundays and bank holidays booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Changing your booking

If your plans change and you can’t make your timeslot, you can easily change or cancel your booking. We really appreciate you doing this as soon as possible so the tickets can be made available for other visitors. 

If you’re a member, the option to cancel or change your booking can be found in your confirmation email by selecting ‘view and manage your order online' underneath your order summary. 

For non-members, please ring us on 0344 249 1895 to discuss changing your booking.