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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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  • All staff and volunteers were very helpful and very knowledgeable. I am a disability scooter user and thought I wouldn't be able to get into the house but the staff went out of their way by helping...  more »
  • Arrive early for the best photo opportunities and visit the garden before the house. When you visit the house, don't miss the Pope's cabinet - an amazing treasure.  more »
  • Visited in early September 2020 just as the trees' foliage was starting to transform into beautiful autumnal colours. Stunning landscaped water garden complete with Greek and Roman inspired Regency temples and bridges offering tranquil vistas and photo opportunities. Couldn't go in the house unfortunately but hope to visit again in late spring and to be able to enter the house at some point this year too!
  • Felt very safe and calm very beautiful and good without the crowds. Better information about the route of the one way system before we arrived would have been useful We would have bought drinks every before entering The kiosks were not well stocked or equipped.

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