Castle Hill Gardens was built in 1730 as Earl Fortescue’s family home. The current custodians are the 15th generation of the Fortescue family to live in the Palladian house.
Set in magnificent 18th-century parkland with many original follies, statues and temples, a sham castle and Triumphal Arch. The woodland gardens are abundantly planted with magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, eucryphias and many rare trees. Formal gardens include the Millennium Garden and a Topiary water sculpture by Giles Rayner.
The steep walk up to the Castle reveals unsurpassed views to Exmoor, Dartmoor and beyond. We also have an excellent all weather tearoom open during the season serving home cooked food. Dogs on leads welcome.