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“Great half day out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor
near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton TA11 7HU, England
01458 224471
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Somerton
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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“Great half day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We made a tour of 3 historic houses in the area and Lytes Carey Manor did not disappoint us. It is small but well preserved and well worth a visit. Unfortunately the weather was bad and walking in the gardens was cut short.

Visited October 2013
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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“Lots to see all year round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Realistically as an alchemists house the best time o the year to visit is through the spring and summer as the gardens are the best in the area
There are so many smells colours and rarities to see there, then once you get into the house there is just a whole house of history and little gems hidden in each room!!

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“Fascinating house with a lovely garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This place is well worth a trip. The house itself is relatively small but intimate and it is quite different from the other NT properties in the area. The gardens are absolutely stunning and are not huge but there is plenty crammed in. If you like these also visit Tintinhall - about 15 mins drive away which are smaller but even more crammed in with lovely plants.

The only negative of this place is getting out. It does not seem to be clear that you cannot go out the same way you come in and when you follow what you think may be the way out you soon are wondering f you need a 4x4. NT - do something about the signage!!!

Visited September 2013
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winsham somerset uk
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“Little gem!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I could of got fed up with every one calling this beautiful manor house a little gem - but that is just what it is!!!!!
We took my mother in her wheelchair, the help we got was absolutely wonderful.
Please don't be put of by people saying the café is not adequate - it is, if they want a restaurant they should go to one. There is plenty on offer from jacket potatoes, pasties etc.
This is an old building with beautiful grounds, not to be spoilt by a modern eating place.

Visited September 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“The archetypal 'hidden gem'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Why the local district council refuses to increase the signage volume to this attraction is beyond me; they should be doing everything to get visitors to see this little gem in the south Levels.

Compact, visually stunning, with miles of walks and superb gardens and a house overflowing with historical artifact this is a beautiful spot. Typical of the NT it has enthusiastic and not too pushy volunteer guides in every room. You learn a lot.

The only downside is that catering is essentially open air and we hit a day when the wind blew and the rains came so we retreated to our car to take lunch. As ever in old houses[ not a criticism] visitors in wheelchairs or with mobility problems are at a certain disadvantage in accessing 1st floor rooms.

Visited September 2013
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