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For Groups

Groups and coaches are always welcome at Forde Abbey, where the house, gardens, tearoom, pottery exhibition, plant centre and gift shop provide activities enough for a full day out.

Special rates are available for groups of 10 people or more and it is also possible to arrange for one of our experienced guides to take you around the house. The make the tours as informative and comfortable as possible they are conducted during hours when the house is not open to other visitors. Therefore you can arrange a tour on Mondays (morning or afternoon) when the house is not usually open to the public, or in the morning of any day the house is normally open. Morning tours should start no later than 11am (except on Mondays) in order to be concluded before the house opens to the general public at 12 noon.


For a group visit, please CLICK HERE to fill in our group booking form before confirming the date with your group.



2019 Group Rates (for groups of 10+)

House and Gardens: £9.75 per person
Gardens with private guided tour of house: £11.00 per person
Gardens Only: £8.50 per person

Please note that no other offers may be used when the Group Rate applies.


School Groups

School Groups are welcome at Forde Abbey where a visit can be tailored to your individual requirements. Cost of entry is £5.00 per person. Please contact us at: to find out more about bringing a school group to Forde Abbey.



The gardens, gift shop, tearoom, plant centre, pottery exhibition and loos are all accessible for those with a disability. There is also a computer presentation about the house in the Great Hall on the ground floor for those who cannot manage the stairs.


For Coach Drivers

Coach drivers have free entry to the house and gardens and a free meal in the tearoom. Although the roads leading to Forde Abbey are narrow in places they are passable, even for large coaches. For 64-seater coaches, please come in through the Exit gate to the right of the main gate (being aware that this is normally a one-way system). To find out how to get her please click here. There is unlimited parking for coaches and cars and the Undercroft Tearoom seats up to 120 people.