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Palladian mansion and world-famous landscape garden
When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery.
Uncover the fascinating history of Stourhead house with an Italian ‘Grand Tour’ adventure and enjoy the unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings. The Palladian mansion is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.
Explore the 1,072 hectare (2,650 acre) Stourhead estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.
Get ready, get set...go!
Launch into action this spring and experience some of the exciting challenges on offer at Stourhead.
Try our new spring lamb trail around the house where you can discover the history of the Hoare family, dress-up and play fun games and quizzes.
Will you be able to find all our lost lambs?
See the garden spring into bloom
Explore Stourhead on foot and see the place transform with the budding spring blooms. From daffodils and bluebells, to rhododendrons and azaleas, witness the garden come to life with vibrant colours, sweet scents and stirring wildlife.
Stourhead sparkles come rain or shine
Pull on your wellies, pack your umbrella and discover the beautiful gardens in spring bloom, or why not take a grand tour around the house and learn all about the Hoare family history.
Don't forget the house will be open seven days a week from 16 March.
There’s something for everyone here at Stourhead, whatever the weather.
50 things to do before you're 11 ¾
An outdoor adventure is waiting around every tree, in every temple and even hiding in our mystical grotto here at Stourhead. Our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ can help start you on your journey.
Climb the tallest trees with our terrific tree climbing experts, build the ultimate den in our woodlands or make the most of our later opening times and go star gazing in the garden.
Just ask the team at reception for more help and pointers when you arrive.