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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.

The Christmas House

The picture gallery in Stourhead House decorated for Christmas © Ali Lee

The picture gallery in Stourhead House decorated for Christmas

Saturday 29 November - Sunday 21 December, 11am-3pm

Get into the Christmas spirit as we reveal some of the showrooms beautifully decorated for the festive season. Discover how Harry's family celebrated Christmas together, find out about festive traditions old and new and be inspired with ideas for decorating your own home.

Christmas lunches

A yummy turkey, waiting to be eaten at Stourhead, Wiltshire © National Trust

A yummy turkey, waiting to be eaten at Stourhead, Wiltshire

1-21 December, 12noon - 3pm

Join us this December for a festive feast with loved ones.

Enjoy a tranquil walk around the lake before sitting down to a three course meal in our restaurant to celebrate the season. Relax with family and friends whilst enjoying the beauty of this world-famous place.

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.

Tweet Alan

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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.

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Exciting events

There's always something exciting to do here at Stourhead. Join us this Christmas 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.