Montacute House & Lytes Cary Manor
September 13£12 – £24
Closing date August 31st.
Montacute House is a late Elizabethan mansion with garden in Montacute, South Somerset. All parts are maintained by the National Trust which subsidises entry fees. Its Long Gallery, the longest in England, serves as a South-West outpost of the National Portrait Gallery displaying a skillful and well-studied range of old oils and watercolours.
Lytes Cary is a manor house with associated chapel and gardens near Charlton Mackrell and Somerton in Somerset. The property, owned by the National Trust, has parts dating to the 14th century, with other sections dating to the 15th, 16th, 18th, and 20th centuries. “Yet all parts blend to perfection with one another and with the gentle sunny landscape that surrounds them,” comments Nikolaus Pevsner. The House is listed as Grade I by English Heritage.