Wednesday 12th July

Doddington Hall is a privately owned fine late Elizabethan mansion with stunning gardens, located just outside Lincoln.

Begun in 1595 by Robert Smythson, one of England’s foremost Elizabethan architects, Doddington Hall was completed in 1600 and has never been sold or cleared out since. Doddington is still a lived-in and much loved family home, alive with history and interest.

Over 400 years of unbroken family occupation has resulted in fascinating collections of furniture, weaponry, paintings, ceramics, textiles, household objects, porcelain and a wealth of amusing stories all to be found in and around Doddington Hall.

A visit to Doddington offers a unique insight into family life through the ages and the challenges of looking after such an estate in the 21st century.

For many, the gardens at Doddington are just as spectacular as the hall itself. Remaining faithful to the original Elizabethan layout, mellow walls provide the framework for the formal East Front and West Gardens. Beyond the West Gardens begin the lovingly restored Wild Gardens. Over the generations, most recently by Antony and Victoria Jarvis and Claire and James Birch, the gardens at Doddington have been restored, cared for, nurtured and developed to their fullest potential.

More details here:


8:00am             Depart Selwyn College
5:00pm             Depart Dodington Hall


£20.00 pp

Staff taking this as their FREE outing will be reimbursed up to £20 on presentation (to Sally Clayson) of receipts for entrance to attractions and/or food and drink (no alcohol).


Applications must be received by Tuesday 30th May.

Download the Booking Form.