Stourhead - National Trust
Stourhead - National Trust
The Estate Office
Stourhead is full of surprises. As well as the outstanding 18th century landscape gardens with their temples and grotto, there is also a Palladian Mansion with large painting collection.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
Garden & Restaurant (garden closes at dusk if earlier)
Apr - Sept daily 9am-7pm
Oct - Mar daily 9am-5pm
Stourhead House (last entry 30mins before closing)
Mar - 3rd Nov daily 11am-4.30pm
9th-24th Nov Sat & Sun only 11am-3pm
30th Nov-22nd Dec daily 11am-3pm
23rd Dec-5th Jan closed
Dogs are welcome in the landscape garden after 4pm from Mar-Nov and during opening hours Dec-Feb.
Please call 01747 841152 for King Alfred's Tower opening times.
Prices as of 2013:
Garden & House Gift Aid Entry - Adult £14.20, Child £7.10, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)
Garden or House Gift Aid Entry - Adult £8.50, Child £4.70, Family £20.30.
King Alfred's Tower Gift Aid Entry: Adult £3.50, Child £1.70, Family £7.60.
All these prices contain a voluntary 10% donation but visitors can however, choose to pay the standard prices which are displayed at the property and on the website. A family ticket for one adult and up to three children is also available, ask at property for details.
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A 6 seater, volunteer-driven garden buggy (subject to avilability) to go round the beautiful lakeside path.
Parking for disabled badge holders in lower car park by garden entrance.
Wheelchair accessible toilets at the house, main visitor reception and Spread Eagle courtyard.
A shuttle bus pick up/drop off service runs between the house, visitor reception & car park and the lakeside garden entrance.
Classical temples, including the Pantheon and Temple of Apollo, are set around the central lake at the end of a series of vistas, which change as the visitor moves around the paths and through the magnificent mature woodland with its extensive collection of exotic trees. The house, begun in 1721 by Colen Campbell, contains furniture by the younger Chippendale and fine paintings. King Alfred’s Tower, an intriguing red-brick folly built in 1772 by Henry Flitcroft, is almost 50m high and gives breathtaking views over the estate. Much of the estate woodland and downland is managed for nature conservation and there are two interesting Iron Age hill-forts, Whitesheet Hill and Park Hill Camp. There are also waymarked walks and an exhibition about the estate in the reception building.
Agriculture, Architecture, Natural Sciences, Social History
Guided Walk of Stourhead Estate
- 28 March 2014 11am-1pm
Venture beyond the garden into the woodlands Harry explored as a child. On our free tour you'll discover how we manage the wilder side of Stourhead.
- Any age
- Family friendly