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“Tranquillity”

Hestercombe Gardens
Ranked #3 of 42 things to do in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. All have undergone acclaimed restoration work and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. The award-winning visitor facilities include the warm and welcoming Stables Restaurant & Coffee Shop with a bright, airy, stylish Courtyard.Copyright © Hestercombe Gardens
Anaheim, California
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“Tranquillity”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

A place to relax in, one in which you can forget the stress of modern life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. From the walks around both the beautiful formal gardens and the woodland trails there stunning views of the Vale of Taunton. I though however it was rather expensive and put me off from visiting very often.

Visited January 2013
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Taunton
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30 reviews
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“A wonderful town park”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

A beautiful and well maintained park with play areas, flower beds and fountain. It would be lovely to have an area for dogs to run off the lead.

Visited October 2013
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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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“Paradise restored”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

A lovely calm place to explore at your own pace. There are flat formal gardens and steep woodland paths, and various other terrains. Very little intrusive 'corporate' stuff, just an enchanting outdoor experience - with a very nice cafe. Seasonal events are laid on, with plenty for children, so get on the mailing list for details. Other visitors always seem more friendly than at similar places!

Visited September 2013
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Gardeners delight..”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Really nice and peaceful,well laid out walks within the gardens.

Very nice catering area.

Perhaps,in my opinion,rather expensive compared with other gardenwalks
but well worth a visit

Visited June 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Historic Garden”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We go to Hestercombe quite often to take part in various activities either for children or in the hall where craft fairs sometimes take place, as well as enjoy the changing gardens which are still being restored. Apart from the formal gardens, which have 'rooms' with delightful arbours and arches and water features there is a good walk uphill, with a dramatic waterfall, duckpond, various follies and features and you can sometimes catch a performance of a Shakespeare play in the summer. The café in the stables and in the open is worth a visit as is the well-stocked shop. The only downside is it is quite expensive.

Visited April 2013
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