Just outside of Yeovil lies Montacute House, an Elizabethan Renaissance house which was completed in 1601 and has remained virtually unchanged ever since. The east front of the house is a stunning façade of glass and local ham stone, while the surrounding gardens are also beautiful. The Long Gallery of the house hosts an exhibition by the National Portrait Gallery of Tudor and Elizabethan portraits, and there is a café and shop on site.
Montacute is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding garden and parkland, it is a place of beauty and wonder.
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