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Wells, Somerset

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Lytes Cary Manor

near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7HU, Tel: 01458 224471

This intimate manor house was the former home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte. Here visitors can learn about his famous 16th-century plant directory, Lytes Herbal. The manor spans many years with its 14th-century chapel and 15th-century Great Hall. In the 20th century it was rescued from dereliction by Sir Walter Jenner. Its Arts & Crafts-style garden is a combination of outdoor rooms, topiary, statues and herbaceous borders. Explore the walks through the wider estate and riverside and discover many features typical of farmed lowland England, including ancient hedges, rare arable weeds and farmland birds.

Visit the National Trust website for more details about Lytes Cary

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  • Lytes Cary topiary entrance
  • Lytes Cary with croquet lawn. Image  Mahisha
  • Lytes Cary. Image  David Lally
  • Lytes Cary garden. Image  David Martin

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