Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Somerset

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section on the right hand side of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

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Tudor E-plan house built in 1580 for Sir George Sydenham with earlier defensive gatehouse, and rebuilt following the Restoration in 1660, by which time it had also been reduced. Reminders of Sir Francis Drake's marriage to Sir George's daughter are kept h... read more
Orchard Wyndham - Somerset
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Orchard Wyndham is an ancient and rambling family home set in formal gardens and parkland containing considerable woodlands. The house, which has been much altered, dates from the late 13th century. It contains pictures and furniture of unusually high qu... read more
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Grade II terraced gardens dating from 1900 and overlooking the city of Wells and Vale of Avalon. A separate early 19th century arboretum and orchard, known as the Coombe, contrast pleasantly with the formal gardens.

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The formal gardens, which feature terraces, rills and an orangery, are the supreme example of the Lutyens/Jekyll partnership. The newly restored landscape garden, designed by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde in 1750, contains 40 acres of Georgian pleasure groun... read more
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The Royal Crescent was built to the designs of John Wood the Younger between 1767 and 1774. It is justly considered one of the finest achievements of urban 18th century architecture and represents the highest point of palladian architecture in Bath.
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Fairfield - Somerset
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Elizabethan and Medieval house lived in by the same family (Acland-Hoods and their ancestors) for over 800 years. Woodland garden. Views of Quantocks and the sea. Described in Simon Jenkins' book 'England's thousand best houses' read more
Crowcombe Court - Somerset
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Crowcombe Court was built as a statement of wealth and a house in which to entertain by Thomas Carew. Completed in 1739 by Nathaniel Ireson, who also built Stourhead and Ven House, the style is described as Regional English Baroque and sits between the Qu... read more