Photo: David Coombes

Stourhead is a day out for everyone in the family. The estate houses an unrivalled art collection and library in a Palladian mansion and has thousands of acres of manicured grounds for you to explore. Start in the house to admire the Palladian architecture and explore the fantastic collection of Chippendale paintings and furnishings.

Descend through the grounds to the massive lake, where you can follow a sunken path that is reminiscent of Aeneas’ descent into the underworld! This trail allows visitors to enjoy the surrounding landscape of uninterrupted gardens, woodland, and farmland.

Stourhead is unique in that it is home to a number of temples that were inspired by the family’s Grand Tours of Europe, as well as local and family history. Stourhead has its very own obelisk, depicting the region’s local history, as well as two Iron Age hill forts.

Explore the pantheon or the 205 steps of King Alfred’s tower to see the many follies that populate the landscape. The Palladian Bridge and Temple of Apollo both featured in the 2005 version Pride & Prejudice!

Stourhead is a voyage of discovery for everyone. Can you find the rare native orchids? Or the medieval Bristol High Cross? Visitors to Stourhead will be able to enjoy a treasure hunt across the estate to find delights for everyone. Explore the rolling hills to see what you can discover. Be enchanted by the glorious rhododendrons and water features to see an estate turned into a living work of art.

 

Near Mere, Stourhead House & Garden, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD
Tel: 01747 841152
Times: See attraction for specific details.