Houses, Gardens and Historic Monuments

Beautiful Somerset

Posted on Jul 20, 2017

Some local places to visit all close to Withy Cottages. https://www.beautifulsomerset.com/somerset

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East Lambrook Manor Gardens

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

The Early Spring Plant Fair at East Lambrook Manor Gardens makes a return on 28th March 2015 following a huge success last year. The fair is organised by East Lambrook Manor Gardens and HPS Somerset Group and will run from 10 to 4pm where 16 of the South West’s top nurseries plus East Lambrook’s own Margery Fish Plant Nursery will be there. Admission to this popular event: £4 to fair and gardens or £3.50 for RJS and HPS members. Visit www.hps-somerset.btck.co.uk or www.eastlambrook.com for more...

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Tv’s Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

Posted on Dec 17, 2014

Tv’s Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

Wolf Hall a new television series for the new year filmed a short distance from Withy Cottages at Montacute House and Barrington Court, National Trust properties will take centre stage in the six-part BBC dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s critically acclaimed Wolf Hall, starring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, and directed by Bafta-winner Peter Kosminksy.

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King John’s Hunting Lodge – Axbridge

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

King John’s Hunting Lodge – Axbridge

Wool-merchant’s house of circa 1500 This early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant’s house (circa 1500) provides a fascinating insight into local history. Its strong medieval character is enhanced by the appearance of arcaded stalls opening onto the street on the ground floor (recreated by the National Trust during the building’s restoration). Please note:King John’s Hunting lodge is run as a local history museum by Axbridge and District Museum Trust. There is a small entrance charge of £2.50 per person for all adults including National Trust members.  ...

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Fyne Court – Broomfield

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

Fyne Court – Broomfield

Explore a lost garden Fyne Court is a lost garden, taken over by nature. Wander through the enchanting landscape, looking out for the boathouse and the folly. Play with the variety of games on offer in the courtyard, build a den or climb the fallen chestnut tree. Fyne Court was the home of the Crosse family who lived here until the house was destroyed by fire. Discover how the fire started and discover where the house used to stand. Find out about Andrew Crosse, Fyne Court’s most famous resident and why he became known as ‘The Thunder and Lightning Man’ by the locals.  ...

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Glastonbury Tor

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

Glastonbury Tor

Prominent hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and Somerset This iconic and evocative landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales. Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains. Glastonbury Tor also has a grisly past. Abbot Richard Whiting was executed here in 1549 on the orders of Thomas Cromwell, the first Earl of Essex. Glastonbury Tor is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country. Its pagan beliefs are still very much celebrated. It’s a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glastonbury-tor/...

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