History and Heritage


Fyne Court, National Trust

Broomfield, TA5 2EQ


Fyne Court is a hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. Lose yourself in this wild garden, reclaimed by nature after once being part of a family estate.

Fyne Court, National Trust

Fyne Court is a hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. Lose yourself in this wild garden, reclaimed by nature after once being part of a family estate.

The estate was the home of the Crosse family who lived here until the house was destroyed by fire in 1894. Scientist and poet Andrew Crosse, the ‘Thunder and Lightning Man’ and Fyne Court’s most famous resident became a recluse after his controversial experiments were made public.
You can learn about this, how the fire started and find out where the house used to stand, before exploring the site for yourself on a circular walk. Or delve deeper into Fyne Court’s history on an eye-opener tour this June.
There’s plenty for families to enjoy including building a den, conquering impressive fallen trees and splashing in streams. The Fyne Court play trail has hidden activities along the way and there are plenty of places to picnic.
Treat yourself to a Somerset cream tea or a sweet treat in the courtyard tea-room. Enjoy a light lunch or an ice cream in the shade on the lawn.
The tea room is open 7 days a week from mid-March. The site is open daily from dawn until dusk (opening times may vary due to weather conditions). There is no charge for entry and parking is free for National Trust members. For more information please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fyne-court or call 01823 451587.
For those that wish to stay a little longer, Fyne Court cottage sits above the grounds and sleeps 6. Please see orange ‘Check Availability’ tab for more details

Opening Hours

January to December

(2019 Opening (Dawn till dusk))






          KEY FEATURES



                TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS

                  TRAVEL & TRADE

                    • Childrens Play Area

                    • Dog Friendly

                    • Dogs Accepted

                    • Educational Visits Accepted

                    • Family Fun

                    • Forest Location

                    • Groups accepted

                    • In countryside

                    • On-Site café/restaurant

                    • Outdoor Attraction

                    • Picnic Area

                    • Picnic Site

                    • Ramp/Level Access

                    Road Directions

                    Exit M5 at J25. Follow signs to Taunton but take 3rd exit at Wicks roundabout onto A358. At next roundabout take 1st exit onto A358. Continue forward, following Kingston Rd staying in the right hand lane. Continue forward to Kingston St Mary, go through the village and continue onto Buncombe Hill. At crossroads turn right and then immediately right again. Continue forward approx 1mile turning left at T-junction into Broomfield. Fyne Court is approx 100m on left.

                    Parking: 150 yards

                    Sat-Nav: TA5 2EQ

                    Public Transport Directions

                    Nearest stations are Taunton and Bridgwater, both 6 miles away.


                    Fyne Court, National Trust
                    Nr Bridgwater
                    TA5 2EQ
                    United Kingdom

                    T: 01643 862 452

                    E: fynecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

                    W: nationaltrust.org.uk/fyne-court/

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