Stourhead House and Garden, Stourton

#2 of 45 in Parks in Wiltshire
Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Garden
Discover the world-famous Stourhead House and Garden, described as a "living work of art" when it first opened in the 1740s. This sprawling estate, covering over 1,000 hectares (2,600 acres), shelters a variety of native wildlife and includes a Palladian mansion, farmland, woodland, and a renowned garden. Inspired by the paintings representing Utopian-style views of Italian landscapes, the garden was laid out around a large artificial lake. A number of temples are spread throughout the garden, including the temple of Apollo, which provides an ideal vantage point for surveying the estate’s large collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers from around the world. Drop by for a leisurely family picnic, or choose from a number of different tours and guided walks around the estate. Before you visit Stourton, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • I think the NT did well given all the issues they faced this year. Yes it is expensive for a family and I do think tickets could be cheaper for under 14's. Also a pity that the food and drink...  more »
  • Lovely gardens and beautiful scenery, would definitley recommend for that alone. However, the hot food/drink facilities they were providing were dreadful. The restaurant was listed as open for...  more »

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