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Hestercombe Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Christmas market

1st time at the market lots of stalls really lovely items to buy and good prices had coffee and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
alisOnwelch1
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Taunton, United Kingdom
A good place any time of the year

We visited on a lovely day for January it is a lovely place and there were people of all ages... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
willowSwUk
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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 6 days ago

1st time at the market lots of stalls really lovely items to buy and good prices had coffee and cake at the stables cafe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alisOnwelch1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on a lovely day for January it is a lovely place and there were people of all ages enjoying their time their

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank willowSwUk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Hestercombe gardens at the weekend and was amazed by how beautiful it is. The gardens are designed by Gertrude jykel and are well worth a visit. You have a woodland walk with a huge pear pond, waterfall and follies scattered throughout the walk, with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely meal. Gardens were beautiful even in December. House itself disappointing. Definitely shows its institutional period but understand the cost of a proper renovation. Art exhibition left us cold. Main issue is to get to restaurant you have to pay the entrance fee so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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HestercombeGardens, Owner at Hestercombe Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi yvette a, so great to hear that you had a lovely meal and enjoyable gardens visit! Just to let you know for next time, you don't need to pay for entrance to the gardens to eat in the Column Room Restaurant - but if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hestercombe is stunning. Truly beautiful walks, around the lake and waterfalls , which include places to stop and gather your thoughts, and breath. Great for children also. Themed walks available throughout the year. Very nice cafe restaurant too. A great escape from modern rat race.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ashley_james74
HestercombeGardens, Owner at Hestercombe Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How lovely to hear that you had a great time here - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time we have been to Hestercombe Gardens, what a delightful surprise. The gardens have good paths for anyone who may find walking a bit of a challenge or any young families with buggies. What a treat when we walked around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Whitten101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well this is a nice place to have a stroll around, some nice scenery and woodland areas, waterfall and ponds. It is however quite costly to get in. I suppose on a nice summers day it may be better, but was shocked at the price-...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jameset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited several times as the events can be fantastic here. Be warned - the cafe is packed and seating can be an issue. I have queued for a long time. I highly recommend the gardens themselves. They are beautiful

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank elianas524
HestercombeGardens, Marketing Manager at Hestercombe Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your comments, and we will ensure your feedback is passed on to our Cafe. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be careful booking or going to skating as advertised on their website. We turned up all ready for ice skating and were given ice skates, but only to find there is NO ICE!!! Instead it is plastic tiling that in no way resembles the experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank twinkletoesarah
HestercombeGardens, Marketing Manager at Hestercombe Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Twinkletoesarah, Thank you for your feedback. We've looked at our skating webpage, and can't find any mention of it being on real ice - we explicitly make sure to say that it's artificial, and that it's suitable for families: https://www.hestercombe.com/event/christmas-skating/ If you can comment...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting these gardens for a quiet walk and to appreciate winter in England. Easy walk, lots to see and a great little cafe to warm up after

Date of experience: December 2018
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491janetk
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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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