Bhaktivedanta Manor is a heaven for the spiritual seeker. Situated just north of London in the Hertfordshire countryside, the manor is the headquarters of the Hare Krishna movement for United Kingdom.
It offers retreat to a world of yoga, meditation, contemplation, sacred and enlivening music and dance, vegetarian food, theatre, workshops, community schooling and the country’s largest fully operational dairy. It also embodies a traditional British organic farm with ploughing oxen.
What’s in a tour?
A tour lasts about an hour and covers
- The main mock-tudor mansion gifted by George Harrison
- Beautiful Temple room that attracts thousands of visitors every week
- Historic rooms of the Founder – A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
- Theatre for the spiritual drama group – Bhaktivedanta Players
- George Harrison Garden designed by Olivia Harrison (and other gardens)
- Woodland walk that is a source of tranquility, meditation and wisdom
- Britain’s foremost cow protection and working oxen centre consisiting of a herd of 65
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Important information on how to find us
The manor is a huge place and so the postcode doesn’t really take you to the gate, but to the village at the back. Here’s a map you can familiarise yourself with before you come.
Directions for driving
Use postcode WD25 8HE. Then refer to the map below (Click to enlarge). You’ll see a set of big black gates – go through them (well, not really through them but you know what it means). You’ll still need to drive half a mile to get to the car park. Then heard over to reception and we’ll take care of the rest.
Directions for public transport
Getting to the manor by public transport is not easy, but it’s possible. We’d recommend you come with someone who can drive. But if you have to use public transport, the best option is to get to either of these train stations –
- Watford Junction
- Watford tube station
- Watford High Street
Once you’re there and if you can afford it, get a taxi. If you’re at Watford High Street, you might be able to catch the bus.
The bus company Uno runs a 602 service from Watford High Street towards Hatfield. Once out of Bushey Station the bus drives down Hartspring Lane and passes straight through a major round-a-about. Once adjacent to the Toby Carvery Restaurant alight and the next bus stop is opposite Hilfield Lane. The main entrance gate to the Manor estate is about one kilometre along Hilfield Lane, on the left just before Sandy Lane. Click the button below for the bus timetable.