GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Montacute House Walks

2 miles (3 km)

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.


TA15 6XP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Montacute, view from St. Michael's Hill tower - - 1112446

Montacute: view from St. Michael's Hill tower Looking out from the tower at the top of St. Michael's Hill, we have splendid views down to bottom right and a large expanse of the surrounding countryside.

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Montacute House. The south and west faces of this lovely stately home, its sandstone colours catching the February sun quite strikingly.

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Avenue of trees in front of the house. At this distance the obligatory Ha Ha is hidden.

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Looking out from the east front of the house on a sunny February afternoon. Beyond the end of the rather formal garden, the grounds open up into a more wild, untended scene.

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Tower atop St. Michael’s Hill. This tower stands at the summit of St. Michael’s Hill and you can climb it to obtain fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. The rough foliage above the snowdrops conceals an unfortunate bit of blasphemous graffiti.

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Parish church of St Katherine

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Gazebo in House grounds. One of two identical gazebos flanking the boundary between the formal gardens immediately east of Montacute House and the less formal grounds beyond.

View west from the tower on St Michael's Hill, Montacute - - 71082

View west from the tower on St Michael's Hill. This view is looking WNW from the top of the tower on St Michael's Hill. The wood on the slopes of Hedgecock Hill are deep in shadow on this autumn afternoon. Beyond this is the northern spur of Hamdon Hill, with its Iron Age ramparts and the prominent Stoke-sub-Hamdon war memorial. Nestling in "The Coombe" between Hamdon Hill and Hedgecock Hill is the parish church of St Mary, Stoke-sub-Hamdon.


GPS Files

GPX File

Montacute House.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Montacute House.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)