Montacute House Walks
This magnificent 16th century mansion is surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens, perfect for a peaceful walk. The house includes the 52 metre Long Gallery with a collection of Tudor portraits from the National Portrait Gallery.
The parkland includes the Cedar Lawn with its wibbly wobbly hedges, the orangery with its pretty water cascade, and the lovely Lime Tree avenue with lovely views of the house.
Montacute House is located just a couple of miles west of Yeovil Country Park. The Leland Trail runs past the house so you could pick this up if you wanted to continue your walk. Ham Hill Country Park is less than a mile west of Montacute so this is another good option. There's fabulous views over the surrounding countryside from the elevated position of the hill. Another nice option is to climb to the nearby St. Michael's Hill where there are fantastic views back down to the house and gardens.
PostcodeTA15 6XP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Montacute House Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Montacute House Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Montacute House OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Montacute House Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Next to Ham Hill you'll find the excellent Prince of Wales. The pub is located right next to the hill and includes a lovely beer garden with fine views over the surrounding countryside. In the summer months there is live music in Amy’s garden, an ice cream hut, pizza oven and an outside bar. You can find the pub next to the hill with a postcode of TA14 6RW for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.