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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Barrington, Somerset to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

National Trust Goldhorn is set on the edge of the National Trust-owned Barrington Court estate in Illminster; visitors to Somerset come all year round to see this historic Tudor manor house with the Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, working fruit orchards, parkland (where the lucky among you might spot deer!) and ornate walled gardens. 

Blackdown Hills The Blackdown Hills on Goldhorn's doorstep have been protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) since 1991. Steep ridges, high plateau, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of Somerset countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features. 

All Creatures Great and Small Visit the only public swannery in the UK at nearby Abbotsbury. Guests also have the opportunity to visit the tropical gardens and child-friendly zoo.

Don't Forget Your Walking Boots Fossil hunters will delight at the Somerset and Jurassic landscape; some of the rocks on Chesil beach are up to 200 million years old! Walk the Roberts' Trail, named so for the contribution that 18th century entrepreneur Richard Roberts made to the village of Burton Bradstock. A walk around Ham Hill (a huge iron age hill fort with commanding views over the South Somerset Moors, Exmoor and the Mendips) takes about an hour and is well worth it. There is plenty of parking and for those who like a challenge you can cycle there – it’s about 6 miles away.

Festivals and Events There are many events in and around Illminster; racing at Taunton Racecourse, concerts in Vivary Park, food festivals all year round, and the truly spectacular Bridgwater Carnival! Goldhorn is also within driving distance of the world famous Glastonbury festival. 

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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