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Hestercombe Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Christmas Visit

Enjoyed the ice skating -made us feel very festive. Great facilities for family to come along and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_apeart09
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Visit for all the family including grandpa

Despite it being a cold, damp day; the waterfall was operational and the weather stayed clear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon_Rocio
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Based near Taunton in Somerset, Hestercombe House and Gardens features a unique combination of 300 years of garden design, a contemporary art gallery and award-winning visitor facilities. We’re a place where visitors can explore, learn and relax...more
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Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the ice skating -made us feel very festive. Great facilities for family to come along and watch. House and Gardens looked lovely. Cafe and restaurant were busy. A good time was had by all !!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _apeart09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite it being a cold, damp day; the waterfall was operational and the weather stayed clear enough for the children (3-5) to enjoy the chickens, welly walks (muddy) and feeding the ducks as well as the shelters when the weather got a bit much. All...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon_Rocio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed it that much we signed up and are now members, the food is really tasty great choice dogs are made to feel welcome, the garedens are lovely so are the walks, love the second hand book shop and the gift shop we have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tink395
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a peaceful walk and a spot of lunch. They have regular events for Halloween and Xmas etc need good shoes as paths can be tricky especially after rain.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SiAsh-65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had a visit to Hestercombe Gardens on our 'To Do' list for quite a while and finally got to see them last weekend. Having eventually squeezed into a car parking space we decided on a coffee and cake before exploring. Although the cafe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the Christmas Market which was good but extremely busy - the grounds and gardens are scenic but much better when visited in Summer/Spring (have been before and its amazing) - garden not at their best in the Winter so a bit of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TNel123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hestercombe is a mix of formal gardens and woodland. It's a wonderful place to escape for a few hours. For families it is worth noting that it's really easy to get around with a pushchair and there is a small play area at the entrance....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We enjoyed a half day at Hestercombe in a mixed generation group. There was plenty for 3 young children to do - wand making and a pumpkin trail. A nice short walk round Successive periods of garden design for someone with limited mobility and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnneL233
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Love this place to Pieces such a nice walk love taking my dogs there love going all the time so peaceful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Climber11201630199
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Whichever season you visit these gardens are always a delight. Fun activities for kids in school holidays.

Date of experience: November 2018
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491janetk
9 October 2018|
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Response from HestercombeGardens | Property representative |
Hi Janet, There's plenty for children to do here at Hestercombe. During school holidays (and throughout December) we put on fun, exploratory trails; at Christmas there are Father Christmas experiences and family theatre... More
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491janetk
9 October 2018|
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Response from 307Jocelyn | Reviewed this property |
Space to run around, gift shop and refreshments /ice creams
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Shane P
2 September 2018|
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Response from HestercombeGardens | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Hestercombe is an independent charity and therefore is not part of the National Trust. Kind Regards, Visitor Welcome Team
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