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Notice: The weekend house opening between 31 January and 22 February is the entrance hall only for our 'winter warmers' event.

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.

Winter tours: Behind closed doors

The red and white colour scheme recalls the Edwardian era at Stourhead © Bill Batten

The red and white colour scheme recalls the Edwardian era at Stourhead

4, 5, 11, 13, 17, 18, 23 & 25 February, 11.15, 1pm and 2.15pm.

The House is currently closed whilst the fragile collection has its annual ‘Spring’ clean. However for the very first time you can join one of our volunteers for a guided tour and peak behind the scenes.

Limited spaces are available – so book your place as soon as you arrive. For more information about these tours contact the house team on 01747 842020.

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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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.