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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.
Stourhead sparkles come rain or shine
Pull on your wellies, pack your umbrella and discover the beautiful gardens, or why not take a grand tour around the house and learn all about the Hoare family history.
There’s something for everyone here at Stourhead, whatever the weather.
Bring your dog
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.
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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail
Fri 18 - Mon 21 April, 11am-4pm
Become an Easter Eggsplorer and join us for our new trail over the bank holiday weekend. Enjoy giant games as a family and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.
Normal admission, plus £2.50 per trail.
Spring blooms garden tours
Sat 3 - Sun 11 May, every day at11.30am and 1.30pm
Join one of our passionate volunteers for a free guided walk to experience Stourhead at its fragrant blossoming best.
Normal admission applies.