The Hestercombe Heritage Interpretation Signage is part-funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
- To visit the Gardens, Gallery and House, you no longer need to pre-book a timed admission slot online (simply purchase gardens admission on arrival).
- Our opening hours for our restaurant and cafè have now changed for the autumn season. The Stables restaurant will be open Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm and Caffè + Gelato will be open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5:30pm.
We are proud to display our brand new visitor interpretation signage scheme, which assists visitors’ experience of our estate, its history and people. For the first time in Hestercombe’s history, there is now a cohesive public information scheme for many of the areas within the estate. These include:
new banners on the pathways
a large map and new displays in the Visitor Reception
a timeline, and hanging interpretation panels in the Bat Barn
a completely refurbished Bat Room, with new visitor-controlled cameras and displays
new panels in the Octagon Summerhouse
thorough interpretation signage in the Watermill complex
panels in the Formal Gardens and House.
We are incredibly grateful for the funding received from