Montacute House

A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone, and its surrounding gardens it is a place of beauty and wonder.

Montacute House

Things to see and do

St Michaels Tower great place to explore

Great place to explore

The parkland is a great place to explore. Why not pack a picnic, and head off on an adventure to discover St Michaels Tower. You can still see the motte and bailey earthworks of the castle that once stood here in Norman times. Together with Dunster, the castle is one of only two Somerset castles mentioned in the Domesday Book. A short walk from the car park, ask at reception for directions.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

'Copying Holbein'

Wed 24 Aug 2016
This exhibition explores a selection of works after Hans Holbein the Younger and assesses Holbein's legacy in Britain, incorporating the results of National Portrait Gallery's 'Making Art in Britain' project.

Historical dance sessions

Thu 25 Aug 2016
Do you know your Peascods from your Sellengers?

parkrun at Montacute park

Sat 27 Aug 2016
Join parkrun at Montacute for a 5k run. Run at your own pace and get your personal time sent to you when you register on the parkrun web site. The run starts every Saturday morning at 9am sharp. Afterwards, why not visit the cafe for a well...

'The Three Musketeers'

Sat 27 Aug 2016
Don't miss this outside production performed by cast of young people from in and around the area of South Somerset.It will be fast moving (quite literally from one area of the gardens to the next as scenes change) and the enthusiasm of the young...

Falconry displays

Sat 03 Sep 2016
Meet Albion falconry (appearing for the first time at Montacute House) and their wonderful birds of prey. The falconers, dressed in period costume, will give two shows per day but be on site from 11 - 4 for questions and general chat.

Levels' Best Craft & Farmers Markets

Sat 24 Sep 2016
All your local food and crafts at one quality market.
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Places to stay

South Lodge Holiday Cottage on the Montacute Estate, Somerset

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Whether your planning a family holiday or romantic break, relax and unwind in one of the beautiful National Trust holiday cottages in South Somerset.

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