Lytes Cary Manor

Important notice -

The garden, house (ground floor only) parkland and takeaway kiosk at Lytes Cary Manor are open. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden

Please book ahead before visiting Check availability
Lytes Cary Manor

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden, house (ground floor only) parkland, takeaway kiosk, book barn car park and toilets are open. The chapel remains closed. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and to maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lytes Cary Manor (14 June - 20 June)

Sat 19 Jun 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Lytes Cary Manor.

Timed entry to Lytes Cary Manor (21 June - 27 June)

Mon 21 Jun 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Lytes Cary Manor.
Lytes Cary Manor

Things to see and do

The IGPOTY exhibition at Lytes Cary Manor

International Garden Photographer of the Year 

Join us this summer (13 May – 22 July) for an inspiring exhibition of photographs from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.

Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management logo

Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management kindly supports South Somerset 

Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management was founded in January 2011 with the aim of offering the highest ethical principles and the best service standards of any Independent Financial Adviser in the UK. They have a long-standing relationship with the National Trust in the south west and recently opened a new office in Sherborne. We’re very pleased that they will kindly be supporting the South Somerset portfolio, including Lytes Cary Manor, in 2021. You might see them under a gazebo on a sunny day saying hello.

Lytes Cary Manor


Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our kiosk is serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. Card is the preferred payment method. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. 

Second-hand books

Second-hand book barn

Find your next good read in the Lytes Cary Manor second-hand book barn. There are treasures waiting to be found in this little cave in the courtyard. Better yet, all the proceeds from the donations go directly to back into looking after Lytes Cary Manor for everyone, for ever. If you have any questions about donating books, please drop us an email at:

Lytes Cary Manor

Our work

shrill carder bee on flower

Bee boost at Lytes Cary Manor 

Volunteers, staff and farm tenants worked to improve flower-rich grasslands for the benefit of bees, and now Lytes Cary Manor has been designated as one of two exemplary sites in England for the endangered Shrill carder bee.

Lytes Cary Manor

Join or give

Lytes Cary Manor

Places to stay

The glorious south Somerset countryside

Holidays in South Somerset 

Extend your stay in South Somerset and rent a beautiful National Trust holiday cottage in the area.

Lytes Cary Manor

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Lytes Cary Manor on the National Trust Collections website