Hidden treasures in Somerset

There are a whole host of hidden treasures dotted around Somerset. Please check each place's opening times before heading out to visit them all.

Coleridge Cottage

Coleridge Cottage

Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote some of his best works in his time in this cottage. The cottage is as if the Coleridge's have just popped out, with quills for you to try and a relaxing reading room.

The courtyard at Fyne Court

Fyne Court

Fyne Court is a hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. You can explore this wild garden and discover pieces of its history hiding in the undergrowth. The estate was the home of the Crosse family who lived here until the house was destroyed by fire in 1894.

Front of Lytes Cary Manor in Somerset

Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor is an intimate medieval manor house near Somerton, with an Arts and Crafts garden home to a collection of topiary and herbaceous borders. Originally the family home of Henry Lyte, where he translated the unique Niewe Herball book on herbal remedies, Lytes Cary was then lovingly restored in the 20th century by Sir Walter Jenner.

Autumn Sunset over the Mendip hills, viewed from Cadbury Camp

Cadbury Camp

This Iron Age hill fort on the ridge above the village of Tickenham in North Somerset is tucked away from the main road. Cadbury Camp offers peace and tranquility with great views.