Welcome tours

Volunteer guide Michael and his dog Wolfie at Montacute House

A glittering Elizabethan Renaissance masterpiece, a place that must have seemed wonderful beyond the dreams of those who lived nearby.

An Elizabethan courtier no longer needed to defend his castle, but could build a house as a symbol of power and a statement of wealth.  Facing east and situated close to the Ilchester – Ham Hill public road, Sir Edward Phelips displayed his splendid house of stone and glass to the outside world.

Join one of our Elizabethan Welcome tours to find out more about this masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and its immediate surroundings some of which are no longer visible today

Tours happen everyday at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, but can be subject to change so please ask at reception upon arrival for further details.