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Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LG, England
+44 1823 413923
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We had not heard of Hestercombe until watching one of Michael Portillo's railway journeys earlier... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul N
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Tranquil and beautiful

Our first visit to Hestercombe Gardens and we were highly impressed. We broke off our journey to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hestercombe is a unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde's Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll...more
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Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LG, England
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+44 1823 413923
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"formal gardens"
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"second hand bookshop"
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"gertrude jekyll"
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"front of the house"
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"book shop"
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"lovely garden"
in 11 reviews
"landscape garden"
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"ice skating"
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"stables cafe"
in 9 reviews
"former glory"
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"woodland walk"
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"national trust"
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"the main house"
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"water features"
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"well worth a visit"
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"art gallery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not heard of Hestercombe until watching one of Michael Portillo's railway journeys earlier this year and it looked intriguing. In the flesh, and on a sunny Spring day, it proved well worth the visit. This is an estate that almost went under due...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Hestercombe Gardens and we were highly impressed. We broke off our journey to the West Country for a walk and a spot of lunch, and were glad we made the decision on both counts. It is close to the M5, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to Hestercombe for many years and I was very impressed. The Georgian Landscape Garden is extensive has a variety of pathways to explore, some more accessible than others. There are a lot of features to explore and dogs are allowed on a short...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited with our adult family on Bank Holiday Monday.The gardens were peaceful although rough underfoot and very steep in places.We went for food at just after 3.00pm and were disappointed that catering had finished at 3.00 so we had to leave and find a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came hear today and was well worth the visit the gardens are just awesome and the restaurant has just about every thing that you require we walked over 2 miles the views and the house are just stunning it is well worth the time effort...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The formal gardens are nice enough , but the house is the drabbest thing you've ever seen , the 'woodland' area felt very unnatural & over-managed

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens to walk around some steps so not easy for everyone. The woodland walks are accessible and well worth the walk to see the waterfalls . Nice cafe too

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the opportunity to make our first visit to the gardens while attending a wedding Fayre there. Firstly the venue for a wedding is absolutely stunning and secondly the gardens are wonderful and a credit to all those involved in the restoration. The very extensive...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has some good history to it. The formal gardens that Gertrude Jekyl helped create look as if they are being restored to her original plans. The walks around the site are great, lovely views and would have been excellent in better weather. The...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We absolutely love visiting Hestercombe and love everything about it. The gardens are wonderful, and there’s so much to explore. Waterfalls, walled gardens, lakes, beautiful buildings, there’s so much to see. We take our spaniel with us to have a wander around as well; it’s...More

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I am unsure of the rules but if under control I do not use a lead at all times.
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Response from stumpy42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to pay, well worth a visit
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