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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.

King Alfred's Tower walk

King Alfred’s Tower is nestled away in Stourhead’s wider estate © Stourhead/Tamsin Holmes

King Alfred’s Tower is nestled away in Stourhead’s wider estate

Friday 29 May, 11am - 1pm

Join one of volunteers on this walk across the Stourhead countryside to King Alfred's Tower and learn all about the restoration work that has been taking place at the Tower this year.  £3 per person. Call 01747 841152 to book your place

Arcadia to Armageddon

The Scraptors team create art using scrap materials © Stourhead/Tamsin Holmes

The Scraptors team create art using scrap materials

Thursday 28 May between 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

Drop into the Discovery Centre and join local artists the 'Scraptors' to create a sculpture. Made using recycled material it will illuminate the effect of WW1 on the local community.

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: Bushcraft workshop

A kettle boiling over a rustic campfire © National Trust

A kettle boiling over a rustic campfire

 Wednesday 17 June, 10am-4pm

This could be the best Father's Day gift ever. Join local expert Greg on this incredible wilderness survival skills course. Pull on your boots for a fun and fascinating day in the forest, learning knife techniques, the secrets of fire lighting and building a shelter. Adults £85 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.

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Follow us on Facebook for updates and offers © National Trust/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.