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Montacute House, Montacute

4.6
#13 of 88 in Sightseeing in Somerset
Landmark Tourist Spot
Visit a nearly unchanged example of Elizabethan architecture at Montacute House. Marvel at the mansion's glass walls, glowing ham stone, and surrounding gardens. View over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan portraits in the Long Gallery. Take a walk through 142 hectares (350 acres) of parkland and look out for the secret swings. Our Montacute trip itinerary maker makes visiting Montacute House and other Montacute attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We had already visited the lovely Tintinhull Garden nearby, so as it was a sunny day we chose spend all of our time here in the gardens and grounds which were looking great. The formal areas like the ...  more »
  • Barrington court, although empty of furniture, has an essence of history that you can almost touch Tintinull Gardens, small but exquisite  more »
  • We visited this house on a Saturday and had a good time. Café served a decent coffee and the gardens are lovely. The house is reasonably small, but does have a portrait gallery which is great if you a...  more »
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  • Activity trail for children to follow in the house. Children can also dress up as the children of the house and as the Parlour maid in the servents area. Other than that usual type of national trust house to look around set in large gardens with a pond. Area set aside for families with children to face picnics. Good cafe but at busy times be prepared for a long queue.
  • Incredible house and gardens. You can take your dog around the gardens (but you must keep to the paths) and the fields surrounding. There is so much to see in the house if you're only slightly interested in history.
  • Lovely house. Nice staff. Nice amount of ground to walk about. A few bits for kids to play on. Nice cafe.
  • Beautiful architecture. Interesting plaster friezes and wood carvings. The many excellent Tudor/ Elizabethan portrait paintings bring history to life. Extensive manicured grounds. Very friendly volunteers.
  • Main interest in house is the National Portrait Gallery collection; little in the way of furnishings is original. Gardens not extensive, but nice walks in parkland. Tearoom is too small and cannot cope at busy times.

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