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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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A St Georges Day outing.

A Hidden Gem in Somerset, Came here on a Sunday outing, we were lucky the weather was fantastic, we had an interesting guided tour of the grounds. This included the history of the... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A Hidden Gem in Somerset, Came here on a Sunday outing, we were lucky the weather was fantastic, we had an interesting guided tour of the grounds. This included the history of the building and the surrounding area. We then explored the house a lovely place with a lot of history. There was a Portrait exhibition on, which was on... More 

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Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've driven past sign posts to this place so many times, now with time and maternity leave on my side I've started to explore my doorstep. Such a beautiful location with a sunning village surroundings. The gardens are large well kept and beautiful. There is so much space for a picnic which we did at the side of the house... More 

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20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch & afternoon tea on Good Friday, and the place was heaving with families taking part in the Easter Egg hunt. The café was understandably busy, so there was a wait to order, but drinks were made promptly and the food arrived quite quickly. The grounds are beautiful and our dogs had a brilliant time running... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with daughter and two children ages 6 and 9, both excited to visit as doing Tudor projects at school. Both of my grandchildren are well behaved and daughter is a teacher who expects and gets good behaviour. 2 staff dressed in Tudor costume one of whom in Library was lovely and informative whom children loved, however one other staff... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful galleries, lovely tea rooms and stunning gardens with surrounding walks. The sculptured hedges are an unusual feature too.

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Sliema, Malta
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like the period, you'll love the house. Three floors + to browse around, including kitchen. Most of the rooms display pictures/paintings from the National Portrait gallery, selectively chosen to match the period. The friendly and very helpful staff, all NT volunteers, are on hand to answer questions to enhance your visit. A lady in period costume certaily recreated... More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning place,been several times but always learning more about the history with their staff who are all so well read up!

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took three of our grandchildren to Montacute House and Gardens. The children loved it, loads of space to run and explore, great play areas and gardens and when they needed a rest we went for a walk through the house which they loved. The staff were really helpful especially with our autistic grandson 10/10 for the... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At this time of year, the formal gardens are full of spring bulbs and a delight to wander around. If you want to walk a little further then the parkland provides a gentle stroll. The house is superb, especially the exterior and the interior is surprisingly light. Apart from the limited modernisation by Lord Curzon in the 1920s, not much... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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382 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a remarkable Elizabethan property and of particular interest because it was one of the properties used by the BBC when filming Wolf Hall. Also it houses a large collection of paintings from the National Portrait Gallery. Inside the property the staff weren't very forthcoming but the lady leading us around the grounds was superb, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

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