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Glittering Elizabethan mansion
Montacute House is a magnificent, glittering mansion, built in the late 16th century for Sir Edward Phelips.
There are many renaissance features, and the Long Gallery, the longest of its kind in England, displays over 60 of the finest Tudor and Elizabethan portraits from the National Portrait Gallery collection. The state rooms display a fine range of period furniture and textiles, including samplers from the Goodhart collection.
Montacute's formal gardens are perfect for a stroll and include a collection of roses, mixed borders and famous wobbly hedges. Waymarked walks lead around the wider estate, which encompasses St Michael's Hill.
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Try out some Tudor games this half-term on the Cedar Lawn. We’ve got jousting, quoits, cup and ball, and spinning tops. Why not challenge mum and dad and see who comes out as the Tudor champion.
Bugfest will be bringing back their Wild and Deadly Animal Show to Montacute, so don’t miss this chance to get up close, very close, with all manner of creepy crawlies.