Stowe - National Trust

The large Grecian looking Temple of Concord and Victory standing atop the Grecian Valley at Stowe
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A monumental day out

The scale and beauty of Stowe have attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise, and still cast their spell today.

Your visit starts at the New Inn visitor centre outside the gardens. This fusion of modern and restored 18th-century buildings was where visitors of the past were welcomed to Stowe.

Stop by the light and airy café for delicious fresh food and the shop for unique products inspired by the gardens. The sheer size and space is perfect for those who love the outdoors and enjoy walking. A short walk or a ride in a buggy from New Inn takes you into the gardens, where another world awaits.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Open daily 10am-6pm spring, summer and autumn, 10am-4pm winter. Closed only 24-25 December. New Inn visitor centre and parkland open on 28 May with gardens closed.

Admission charges

See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe for details
Stowe House is opened by Stowe House Preservation Trust - charges also apply to NT members and tickets are available from the NT New Inn visitor centre.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

Use postcode MK18 5EQ. Situated 3 miles north-west of Buckingham town, just off the A422 Buckingham to Banbury Road. From M40 take exits 9 to 11, from M1 exits 13 or 15a.
Local train stations are: Bicester North 9 miles; Milton Keynes Central 14 miles.
To reach Stowe by bus the Oxford to Cambridge stops in Buckingham town, and the Arriva X60 bus runs from Aylesbury to Milton Keynes, stopping in Buckingham town, both a 1.5 mile from Stowe.

Additional info

Stop by our New Inn visitor centre which hosts a welcome area, shop and large cafe. Hop on a buggy that can take you to the gardens entrance or walk to follow in the footsteps of the eighteenth-century tourists down Bell Gate Drive. Family friendly facilities throughout the visitor centre and activities throughout the year. Take a free introductory taster tour available most days. An exciting programme of events from exhibitions, talks and sports. Golf buggies are available to hire with donation of £10 to travel around the gardens.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Situated in the Grecian Valley at National Trust Stowe, a golden statue adorns a plinth. It depicts two naked men fighting as in the story of Samson and the Philistine

No more heroes? Exhibition

  • 12 April — 31 December 2016 *on now

Stowe is big and bold. Heroes, both real and mythological once stood in the gardens. Drop into the Temple of Venus to discover where Stowe’s heroic statues have gone and tell us who you’d nominate as your hero.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

National Trust members enter free to the gardens | £ 12.40 Adult | £6.20 Child (6-17) | £31 Family (2 adults, 3 children) | £18.60 Family (1 adult, 3 children) | £9.60 Group Adult, £4.25 Group Child, minimum of 15 to receive discount with advanced booking.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A grey dog sat with the Rotunda monumenet behind him at Stowe, a round domed ceiling supported by columns cover a golden statue of Venus

Man's best friend monthly dog walk

  • 16 December 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Join the dogs of Stowe on a paw patrol with a different theme and leader each month.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

National Trust members enter free to the gardens | £ 12.40 Adult | £6.20 Child (6-17) | £31 Family (2 adults, 3 children) | £18.60 Family (1 adult, 3 children) | £9.60 Group Adult, £4.25 Group Child, minimum of 15 to receive discount with advanced booking.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe

Getting there

Use postcode MK18 5EQ. Situated 3 miles north-west of Buckingham town, just off the A422 Buckingham to Banbury Road. From M40 take exits 9 to 11, from M1 exits 13 or 15a.
Local train stations are: Bicester North 9 miles; Milton Keynes Central 14 miles.
To reach Stowe by bus the Oxford to Cambridge stops in Buckingham town, and the Arriva X60 bus runs from Aylesbury to Milton Keynes, stopping in Buckingham town, both a 1.5 mile from Stowe.

Stowe - National Trust
National Trust Stowe, New Inn Farm
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 5EQ
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe

E-mail

stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Infoline

01280 817156

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.
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