What is Bhaktivedanta Manor?
Bhaktivedanta Manor is a spiritual sanctuary, a temple, a monastery and a place of contemplation and exploration for the spiritually inquisitive. It offers a retreat to a world of yoga, meditation, sacred music and dance, vegetarian food, festivals, courses, events and worship. All this is set alongside a gorgeous Krishna Temple within the mock-Tudor building. This unique centre is open to the public free of charge, all year round.
If you’re a regular visitor
We recommend visiting only during the following visiting hours for darshan.
Mon – Sat
10.00am – 1.00pm
4.00pm – 7.30pm
10.00am – 7.30pm
Bank / Public Holidays
10.00am – 7.30pm
For prasadam, café and goshala times, please click the button below
If you’re a new visitor
We recommend booking a tour for a complete experience. The tour will last about an hour and you’ll visit the main building and grounds including the temple, cow protection centre, gardens and woodland walk.
Tours are free and available everyday. We recommend weekdays for a quiet visit, and Sunday for a festive experience.
Keep reading to find out more about your visit, or click below to book a tour now.
What can I visit at the Manor?
Whether you’re a new visitor or a regular worshipper, everyone is welcome to take part in the plethora of experiences the Manor has to offer. You can come and learn about eastern philosophy and wisdom by taking a course, make a spiritual connection through worship, or just come and relax in the beautiful gardens and experience peace and tranquillity.
Book a tour
Please fill out this form to request a tour. Tours last about 75 minutes and will tell you about the history and attractions around the Manor. If you have a group bigger than 10 people, please see additional instructions. Upon arrival, report to reception (located in the mock-Tudor building).
Planning your trip
Guidance for new visitors
We’re honoured that you want to visit us. Here are some things you’ll need to consider when you visit to make sure you have a smooth experience and make the most of your day.
Allocate enough time
The Manor is a big place with lots of things to do. Make sure you allow at least 2 hours to make the most of your trip. The time we recommend is around 11am, so you finish just in time for our free lunch (except Saturdays) at 1.15pm.
Be prepared for new experiences
The Manor is a welcoming spiritual community, but be ready for people dressed differently in traditional Indian attire, taking your shoes off when you visit the temple, and quite a bit of walking. If you have concerns, speak to your tour guide who will be happy to help you out.
Get familiar with directions
Check out the link below to get more directions on driving. It’s easy if you follow directions as instructed. Public transport is limited, so plan accordingly and allocate more time for your journey.
Booking a group?
We welcome group visits. Let us know when you fill out the form if you have a group of more than 10 people as we’ll need to make arrangements. Group visits incur a cost, especially if you require a meal (only available if booked during lunch time). Please book well in advance and discuss this with our tour guides first as not all dates may be available.
We strive to provide a pleasant and enriching experience for everyone. If you are a disabled badge holder, parking bays are available in the car park at the gate closest to the main Manor building.
A ramp for wheelchair users can be found to the side of the main building. This is near the toilets, which include a disabled facility.
If you require special assistance, especially if you are coming with an assistance dog, please inform us at least 72 hours in advance when you book.
Please note: During festivals the car park situation may be different, please always refer to the individual festival page to check if there is different and relevant information in this regard. For parking details at Janmashtami, please visit here
Interested in the history and heritage of the Manor?
When you visit Bhaktivedanta Manor it’s important that you preserve and respect the sanctity of this place of worship. Bhaktivedanta Manor is the home of Lord Krishna, a place of daily worship that provides spiritual knowledge and upliftment
– Disabled car parking bays
– Step-free access throughout (ramps and lift available – except for access to upstairs in the Temple Building & Goshala Building)
– Extra wheelchairs can be provided, subject to availability on the day (excluding major events)
– Disabled toilets
– Assistance dogs accompanying disabled visitors will be looked after in a quiet place by one of our volunteers, with a drinking bowl of water if required, while visitors will be provided a personal chaperone / guide to enjoy their visit to the Temple.