Stourhead is a stunning example of an English landscape garden. During the summer months, take a picnic and enjoy the views over the lake.

Nothing can prepare you for your first view of the gardens at Stourhead – one of my top gardens to visit.

The stunning landscape is dotted with Classical temples and garden buildings and is full of historical and political references.

Don’t miss the formal gardens surrounding the house.

If you have time, drive a few miles north-west to King Alfred’s Tower. Built as a folly by Flitcroft in 1762, it is believed to be where King Alfred the Great rallied his troops in 878.

Dogs are sometimes allowed at Stourhead – check the website for details.

The majority of the garden is wheelchair accessible with gravel paths, steep in places.

National Trust members visit for free




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Address: Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6QF View map Phone: 01747 841152 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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