Plan your visit

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

Sunday / Bank 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.

Ticketed Days for 2024 at Bhaktivedanta Manor

Please see below for a full list of ticketed days at Bhaktivedanta Manor for 2024. For entry on these days, a ticket will be required. Please keep an eye on the website and our social media channels for ticket release dates.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Sunday 25 August & Monday 26 August 2024 (More info)

Diwali Sunday 3 November 2024 (More info)

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.

Watch a video about the Manor

The video is about 13 minutes, and tells you about the history of the Hare Krishna Movement, the philosophy that underpins the practice and the activities that take place at the Manor. It’s entertaining and inspiring!


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.

Other considerations

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.

Wheelchairs are permitted in the temple room in the Manor building. But we do ask that if someone has dirty wheels, that they are cleaned as much as possible.
There are chairs available in the temple room for those who need them. If help is needed to locate a chair, please ask for help.

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

In order to maintain the atmosphere of sanctity on the Temple grounds, the following policy is now in place:
As much as we love all animals, with the exception of guide dogs, no dogs on site.

Interested in the history and heritage of the Manor?

Visitor Guidelines

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

As with most places of worship,  guests are expected to dress modestly.
Please remove footwear upon entering any part of the Temple building. Shoe racks are provided.
Children are welcome. However, visitors aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Smoking & vaping is not permitted on the grounds or in the buildings.
No alcoholic drinks or beverages containing caffeine e.g. coke, tea, coffee allowed on the premises.
Food (Prasad) can be purchased from the cafe or is available for all at set times. Non-vegetarian food is strictly prohibited – this includes fish, eggs, onion and garlic – or any food with these ingredients included.
We have free car parking for our visitors while they visit the temple, no overnight parking is allowed.

– 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.

If you think you or your group will require special assistance, especially if you are coming with an assistance dog, please inform us at least 48 hours in advance by emailing or calling 01923851000, asking for Hospitality.
Within the complex, volunteers are generally on hand if any assistance is required.
You may take photos/videos for personal use.* The Management may take photographs, video recordings and / or other monitoring that may feature visitors/ volunteers and other personnel. The copyright and all other intellectual property rights for these materials rests with the Management or such authorised third party.
CCTV cameras operate on the premises
* For non-personal use please seek permission by emailing
The Management reserves the right to refuse admission to those who do not follow the guidelines.

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