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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.
Meet Father Christmas
Saturday 7 and Sunday 15 December, 3.30-6pm
Don’t miss your chance to meet Father Christmas as he stops at Stourhead House.
He brings with him presents for all the children who've been good this year.
Book your place now on 01747 841152 as 15 December has already sold out. Normal admission fees apply plus £5 per child.
Available 1–24 December, 12noon - 3pm
Gather friends and family for a festive feast this Christmas.
Join us for a scrumptious three-course meal surrounded by festive decorations and your loved ones. You can also enjoy a walk around the lake afterwards – perfect.
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.
Don't forget the house is open during December.
There’s something for everyone here at Stourhead, whatever the weather.
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The Christmas house
Saturday 30 November - Sunday 22 December 11am-3pm
We reveal some of our showrooms beautifully decorated for the festive season. Find out about Christmas past and present and be inspired with ideas for your own home.
Last entry is at 2.30pm and normal admission applies.