a 16th century home
Dillington House dates back to the sixteenth century, and is the former home of Prime Minister Lord North.
In the early nineteenth century, the House was remodelled in the so-called Jacobethan style and is now rated Grade 2* by English Heritage. The Mews building was constructed in 1875, while 2009 saw the opening of The Hyde – a spectacular example of contemporary architecture, overlooking the surrounding countryside.
Once a family home, since 1950 Dillington has served the South West region as a centre for adult education, for conferences and business meetings, and more recently as a beautiful venue for weddings and social events. Few people know that Dillington was a national centre for training for British Rail from the 1950s to the early 1970s. In 1995 Dillington became the second venue in Somerset to be licensed for Civil Ceremonies and today weddings of all descriptions form an important part of our business.
Dillington’s idyllic setting amid mature parkland makes it the perfect place to learn, relax, and get away from the pressures of everyday life. Our accommodation has been awarded 3 stars as a hotel by Visit England. Add to this delicious cuisine, friendly staff and a diverse programme of courses and events, and Dillington House stands out as a special place.