Stourhead - National Trust

Stourhead - National Trust
The Estate Office
BA12 6QD



General/group enquiries


General Enquiries

01747 841152


General Enquiries

01747 842005

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
The Temple of Apollo reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire, in May.
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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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

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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Additional info

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.

Collection details

Agriculture, Architecture, Natural Sciences, Social History