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Montacute House

A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, with towering walls of glass, glowing ham stone and surrounding garden. While the upper floors of the house will remain closed for 2024 there is plenty to see on the ground floor, and in the garden and parkland.

Montacute, Somerset, TA15 6XP

Chestnut tree and cedar lawn at Montacute House, Somerset

Important notice

The upper floors of Montacute House (including the Long Gallery) are currently closed, and will be for the duration of the 'Saving the Staircases' project.

Planning your visit

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Visiting Montacute House with your dog 

Montacute House is a two pawprint rated place. Enjoy seasonal walks with your dog throughout the year and find out how you can make the most of your visit.

Seven visitors walking away from the camera as they explore the east court garden at Montacute, Somerset. Borders of shrubs line the path as they walk towards a stone balustrade and pavilion with the parkland stretching away into the distance.

School and group visits to Montacute House 

With its golden exterior, Montacute House is a beacon of Elizabethan flamboyance. There’s so much for groups to see, from the National Trust's oldest tapestry, wibbly wobbly hedges, formal garden, and acres of parkland to explore.

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