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Fyne Court, National Trust

Broomfield, TA5 2EQ


Fyne Court is a hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. Explore a 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. Explore a 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. Step into the Snug to find out more about Fyne Court’s history.

There’s plenty for families to enjoy including den building, climbing on fallen trees, splashing in streams and picnicking on the Courtyard lawn. In summer, see a haze of wildflowers and hear the buzz of bees in the walled garden. 

The Courtyard Café is open seven days a week all year round and serves hot & cold drinks, light lunches and homemade cakes. 

Fyne Court 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 or £5 for non-members. 

Tramper mobility scooter available – call or email in advance to book.
Level access to Courtyard and Café. Accessible route around the garden.

Natural play areas for children.
To find out more, 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. To find out more, visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/fyne-court-cottage-somerset

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Opening Hours

Estate open all year round, dawn till dusk.






          KEY FEATURES



                TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS

                  TRAVEL & TRADE

                    • Childrens Play Area

                    • Dog Friendly

                    • Dogs Accepted

                    • Dogs on Lead Only

                    • 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: 01823 451587

                    E: fynecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

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

                    Facebook: @somersetoutdoorNT/

                    Twitter: @SmrsetOutdoorNT

                    Instagram: @ntsomerset/

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