Historical houses & gorgeous gardens across Somerset
When first opened by the National Trust, Stourhead was described as a “living work of art” and this is still true today. Just 40 minutes away from Thorney Country Cottages, Stourhead boasts a world-famous landscape garden with a magnificent lake surrounded by classical temples and mystical grottoes. A truly magical day out!
Find out more about Stourhead here.
Only 20 minutes away from Thorney, this stunning house is hidden away in the picturesque village of Barrington. With an abundance of gardens in flower and a large empty Tudor house, there’s is plenty to explore and learn about this remnant of Somerset’s history.
Find out what’s on at Barrington Court here.
The most famous Somerset landmark owned by the National Trust, Glastonbury Tor is surrounded by myths and stories. Considered by many to be the Isle of Avalon from Arthurian legends, the Tor can be seen from across the county and is well worth a visit.