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 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.

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

Sun
10.00am – 7.30pm

For prasadam, café and goshala times, please click the button below

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!

Video

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. Our team will get back to you within 48 hours with a confirmation. Since we only have a small team, we limit our tours to new visitors only.

    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

    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?