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Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor Near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton TA11 7HU, England
+44 1458 224471
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What a diverse collection of gardens. Expect to see fine topiaries, roses, a mix of perennials and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TwoT0Travel
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New Jersey, USA
A new day out.

Lovely day out, nice walk around the gardens. There is a longer walk but is unsuitable for a pram... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheesemaker2015
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Lytes Cary Manor Near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton TA11 7HU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a diverse collection of gardens. Expect to see fine topiaries, roses, a mix of perennials and a formal orchard, just to name a few. The manor house and chapel add to the over all effect of the gardens.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out, nice walk around the gardens. There is a longer walk but is unsuitable for a pram, so will have to do that one another time. The cafe was nice. A little limited but adequate for tea and cake after a nice walk.

Thank Cheesemaker2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is the star of the show and repays revisiting over the season. Volunteers are helpful and knowledgable and there is a handy guide to borrow which highlights the eccentric collection of domestic artefacts The chapel was once used for the calfs which added...More

Thank saunderslizzie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was disappointed at how small considering the entry price but what there was, was very good. Well kept gardens. House good for history buffs. Food in cafe good. Only need an hour.

Thank sueharrison1001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited a few National Trust places lately and find some are big enough to spend the whole day rambling around. Others, however, are not so large and time consuming .. but still have lots of historical interest . Lyres Cary is quaint, well...More

Thank Snakeydee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this property last Thursday. Garden absolutely beautiful, a credit to the staff and volunteers . Plant selection and colour combinations just perfect. Plants for sale, ( grown at Llanhydrock) were good quality and reasonably priced. House very interesting, small enough to be able to...More

Thank LINDA R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden in the countryside is this lovely manor house. Smaller than many but more homely because of it. There is a large car park with disabled spaces but once out of the car park the pathways are loose stone, this would be very difficult for...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely old house with interesting gardens and pleasant parkland with various walks. However it does seen a bit over-regulated with an abundance of signs, often of a negative type. Unfortunately this seems to have rubbed off onto the staff as we were...More

1  Thank teithwyr2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming old manor house donated lock, stock and barrel to the National Trust by the previous owner Sir William Jenner in 1948. This means it is packed with furniture, pictures, ornaments etc so there is a fair bit to see. The gardens are beautiful and...More

1  Thank Fiesty_Firecracker
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is a delightful old manor house and gardens with a long history that has been beautifully renovated and maintained both by previous owners and by the National Trust. The house is very interesting and visitors are given a guide to each room that includes...More

1  Thank Ianeff
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RMJ59
6 March 2017|
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Response from Robertscargill | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. there are plenty of walks up on the mendips which are no too far away and if you are in the area the walk from the Abbey at Glastonbury to the Chalice Well then up to the Tor and back down to the White well and... More
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susanclares
29 January 2017|
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Response from Weekender787 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that you can pre-book but I am sure that if you popped in when you arrived and asked for a table at a certain time they would be obliging. If you are taking a party of people that may be more difficult as it... More
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Salbel2014
17 April 2015|
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Response from SarahBe1972 | Reviewed this property |
The driveway is tarmac & very narrow with passing points. The car park is a type of gravel - mind some of the pot holes & the over flow carpark is a field. Advise you to take wellies after it's rained as was quite muddy when... More
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