St Michael's Hill Tower (National Trust)
Follow the footpath from Ham Hill or through the landscaped parkland of Montacute House to St Michael’s Hill. Climb the hill to St Michael’s Hill Tower, where you can enjoy extensive views of the surrounding countryside.
Montacute village got its name from this hill, originally called ‘Mons Acutus’ (which means ‘sharp hill’ in Latin). The Normans built a motte-and-bailey castle on top, with a chapel dedicated to St Michael; all that now remains are the footings, on which the Phelips family built a tower in the 18th century, but the name lingers on.
Park at Montacute House, Montacute TA15 6XP and follow the trail using the link below:-
National Grid Reference: ST 49348 16977
- Family friendly
- Dogs Welcome
- Free Entry
- Open All Year