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Montacute House, Montacute

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. To visit Montacute House on your trip to Montacute, use our Montacute travel route planner .
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  • Enjoyed a pot of tea and delicious ginger and orange cake in this NT property cafe. Staff welcoming and friendly. Perfect on a cold but sunny winter afternoon.  more »
  • Admission: $13,20 per adult / $6.60 per child (price with our national trust pass - 69,50 pounds for two adults for two weeks is free admission) the National Trust maintains many attractions in United Kingdom - much to recommend. Opening hours: Park: daily House 9:00 17:00:11: 00-16:00 all times on the website see. The Montacute House is a country house in perfect beauty. It is a cultural-historical Grand House in southern England. The construction is made after Elizabethan time with love the playful detail. In the House, major portraits from the National Portrait hang Gallery in London. In the House, it is the longest of all still sustaining Long Galleries in England. The Gallery is 52 m long and 6.50 m wide. The wall niches were used as sleeping quarters. There used to be real competition to the largest Gallery with the most prestigious proportions. The property was built by Edward Phelips a landowner in Somerset. His architect William Arnold was a stonecutter with great skills. In the garden are high walls of boxwood and stylish boxwood. You can take a wonderful walk through the Park. We can highly recommend the Montacute House.
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  • We visited early afternoon and was advised my the very friendly and helpful staff about the special event with lighting inside and outside the house that evening. So we enjoyed looking around the grou...  more »
  • Another stunning NT property - this part of the country seems to have more than its fair share! An amazing house with lots to see, helpful staff and a great children's trail. The restaurant is pretty good too! Another to add to your to-do list!
  • A great place to visit. Wonderful house and gardens. Plenty of space for the kids to run around. The cafe serves some really great good. The house itself is lovely and really interesting to look around.
  • The house is very interesting inside but leave plenty of time if you are doing the kids trail. The gardens are lovely but not a lot to interest older children. The cafe serves nice cake but can be busy and only has a small inside seating area. Nice day out but not really for very young children.
  • Intresting house and contents ; especially liked the National Portrait Gallery's display of pictures relevant to the the house's own time period. Gardens were original in some features, but not outstanding. The courtyard cafe was good for menu and location.
  • Very beautiful and peaceful place. Nicely spent time walking true the garden and all house. People who works in there are very friendly and helpful. Tasty cakes and sandwiches in the coffee shop. ;-)

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