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“A beautiful place to visit”

Hestercombe Gardens
Ranked #3 of 43 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
Reviewed 4 May 2014

A lovely setting, very good information and guide map. Friendly staff. Restaurant/cafe excellent quality and good value. National Trust look and learn, this is how it should be done

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

The day I visited it was deserted, and I walked round for over an hour before meeting anyone. The gardens are in a valley with steep sides, and make for a decent walk. There is a shop, a good cafe/restaurant where I had a lovely piece of victorian sandwich cake. A good day out.

Thank Carol I
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

The value we've had from our membership is unbelievable! We visit at least twice a month & take our dog who is made welcome, the restaurant quality is great with kids options too. Easter trails & other events are included free with membership so there is always something new to do.. Staff are great & to get married there must be axing as it is so beautiful. For real value membership is a must

Thank 4211maria
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

The gardens, which have been undergoing major improvements over the years, are amazing for unlocking the imaginations of both adults and children alike. There is enough here to occupy a family for a good two to three hours. There is a wonderful walk which takes you through woods, past a man-made lake and a waterfall, a few follies, ducks and a swan and back down to the formal garden of the house, which is an absolute rose-filled delight in mid-summer. As you walk round, you get occasional, terrific views of the Blackdown Hills and the countryside around Taunton. We did the bluebell walk, which is an enchanting circuit around one side of the estate. The cafe, offering a range of freshly cooked food and cakes, is excellent There are a number of tables in a courtyard setting and a shop selling National Trust-type goodies and plants. The woodland walk would be challenging for wheel-chair users, but the formal gardens are accessible and wonderful to sit in. A wonderful place to take a book and relax.

Thank YeovilSarah
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

You won't be disappointed with this venue. It has everything a day out should have. Amazing views and gardens, something for the children, amazing indoor and outdoor eating spaces with fabulous varied menus. The gift shop has some quirky gifts, especially great around the Christmas season.

Thank JANIE L S
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