A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design it was built as a statement of wealth, ambition and showmanship. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and its surrounding gardens, it is a place of beauty and wonder. The Long Gallery is the longest of its kind in England and houses over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Beautiful gardens are constantly changing, filling the house with scent in summer and providing an atmospheric backdrop for a winter walk. Watchers of the BBC’s production of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall may recognise some of the sights.
Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset TA15 6XP