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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.

Happy 10th Birthday

Produce for sale at the Farm Shop, Stourhead. © NTPL/David Levenson

Produce for sale at the Farm Shop, Stourhead.

Celebrate 10 years of Real Food from Stourhead Farm Shop.

  • Friday 17 April:  Sausage making demonstrations at 12pm and 3pm
  • Saturday 18 April: Farm visit explaining the welfare and environmental benefits of the organic system (at Coldcot Farm - 01747 841164)
  • Sunday 19 April: Celebrate the new mini orchard behind the shop with cider tastings from our favourite West Country producers.

The Immortal Triathlon

Are you brave enough to take part? © NTPL/David Levenson

Are you brave enough to take part?

Sat 16 and Sun 17 May

We are once again hosting two Immortal Sport triathlons. The event offer a rare chance to swim in the lake, cycle through three counties and run through the parkland and woodland paths on the estate. Register to take part.

Breast Cancer Care - Pink Ribbonwalk

Take part and help raise much needed funds for Breast Cancer Care © Breast Cancer Care

Take part and help raise much needed funds for Breast Cancer Care

Saturday 6 June

Take part in a 5, 10 or 20 mile walk around Stourhead to support those living with breast cancer in the UK. Register to take part by visiting their website and quote STOURHEAD1 to get £5 off your registration. 

A day in the woods: Hedgerow harvest

A kettle boiling over a rustic campfire © National Trust

A kettle boiling over a rustic campfire

 Wednesday 27 May, 10am-4pm

Join local expert Greg for a day exploring our ancient woods. Discover the natural treats spring provides, and the skills needed to prepare them safely. Adults £85, child £55 including lunch. Book you place on 01747 841152.

Bring your dog

Visitors walking their dogs © John Millar

After 4pm from 1 March - 31 October dogs are welcome in the landscape garden on short fixed leads. We simply ask that you clear up after your dog and use any of the bins provided.

Find us on Facebook

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Tweet Alan

Follow us on Twitter for updates © National Trust/Twitter

Follow our Head Gardener Alan on Twitter to find out his thoughts on gardening and keep up to date with what is going on in the garden.

Exciting events

There's always something exciting to do here at Stourhead. Join us throughout the year for walks, talks, family fun and so much more.

Our access

Planning a visit and want to find out about how to get around Stourhead, before you visit or what we can offer to help make your visit easier? Take a look at our access statement.