Things to see & do

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What's on

We've got a great series of outdoor events this year including theatre and wild play. We also run free tours every Thursday through July and August to answer that all important question, Where's the house? 

Activities

Follow some of our trails or leave the paths to explore the wider estate.

For the more adventurous, you could climb trees or build your very own den.

 

Don't miss

  • The games in the courtyard
  • Fantastic events throughout the year
  • The chance to get a bit muddy, jump in a puddle or climb a tree
  • Pop into the information room to find out more
  • The new wildlife garden
Where's the house? © Somerset Wildlife Trust

Where's the house?

Where's the house?

Unfortunately the house burnt down in 1894. A few buildings are still standing, but the majority of the house is long gone.

See if you can work out where the original house stood.

Wellington Monument in the Blackdowns

The Wellington Monument is a Somerset landmark © Jim Elliott

The Wellington Monument is a Somerset landmark

Even from the M5 it's easy to see the Wellington Monument, a 53-metre-high triangular obelisk erected to commemorate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the battle of Waterloo. It stands on the highest point of the Blackdown Hills.

Quantock Hills

Bicknoller Combe - a mini Exmoor for locals © Dennis Harker

Bicknoller Combe - a mini Exmoor for locals

The Quantock Hills are virtually unknown to those who don't live in the area, but they're like a mini Dartmoor or Exmoor. They're ideal for a day's hiking along the ridge, dropping down for lunch to a village pub in Holcombe, Kilve, Triscombe or Crowcombe. You may be lucky enough to see Roe deer or even stags in the rutting season.

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