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Montacute House

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Address: Montacute House Montacute House A3088 towards Yeovil, Montacute TA15 6XP, England
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+44 1935 823289

Built at the end of the 16th century, this is considered one of the most...

Built at the end of the 16th century, this is considered one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England, which was a symbol of Sir Edward Phelips' wealth and high social standing.

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Great Stopover for NT Members

We've been to Montacute House before but liked the suggestion in the NT handbook for using it as place to break a journey. It was perfect to stretch our legs in the beautiful... read more

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to Montacute House before but liked the suggestion in the NT handbook for using it as place to break a journey. It was perfect to stretch our legs in the beautiful well-kept grounds while admiring the fantastic views and the café serves the best food we have experienced in any property. The café staff are so friendly too,... More 

Thank Enjoyinglife44
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best houses of the national trust in Somerset, Yeovil. It has nice view, beautiful garden, nice restaurant, and a lovely fields for the children to play and for a picnicking

Thank Haitham79
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355 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The former home of Lord Curzon has three stories open to the public with the top floor given over to a National Portrait Gallery exhibition of after Holbein. More formal than some of the other local NT properties but also with excellent guides. The gardens are varied with an orangery, formal displays and pleasant borders, plus a colourful cut flower... More 

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Pembrokeshire, UK
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Montacute House is a late Elizabethan mansion with gardens in Montacute village, Somerset, and is maintained by the National Trust. Its Long Gallery, the longest in England has an impressive display of oils and watercolours on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Montacute is one of few houses to survive almost unchanged since the Elizabethan era, and has been designated... More 

Thank Ken N
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went last weekend, there was a farmers market in the grounds. The house is very interesting and has a display from the National Portrait gallery at the moment. Many of the rooms had beautiful period furniture. The gardens a lovely, sadly it was an overcast day so we didn't get very good photos. I believe the house was used... More 

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a stopping off point on a long run from Kent to Devon and chose this. As National Trust members it was not a property we had visited before - but it was very good. Excellent plasterwork, not too many people around, even the opportunity to try some jigsaw puzzles! The portraits from the Nstiona Portrait Gllery were interesting... More 

Thank David C
Fleet, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montacute House is set in a beautiful part of the countryside and the gardens are spectacular. They have an excellent guided walk around the gardens and informative talk about the previous owners of the property. You can stop in the cafe and have a nice cup of tea and cake or a light lunch. They have a gift shop that... More 

Thank Debbie T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent gardens and house to visit.just a few minutes walk from slipper cottage. Great coffee shop and plenty of seating indoor and outdoor.

Thank Susan A
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A guide takes visitors round the outside of the house and gives an excellent insight into life there 400 years ago. The interior is fabulous, and was the site of some of the filming of Wolf Hall. We spent 6 hours exploring the house and grounds, there is so much to see, and currently an exhibition of paintings from the... More 

Thank asylviajohnson
Exeter, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Montacute House three times now and enjoyed each time very much. The house itself is really interesting and the grounds and gardens are lovely. The tea shop is excellent and they have the best cheese scones ANYWHERE! (We are proper cheese scone gourmets). The shop is very much like most National Trust shops, but has a... More 

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