For groups

The Stourhead experience for groups

Group arriving for day out © National Trust

Group arriving for day out

We're always delighted to welcome groups to Stourhead, and we're committed to making your visit an enjoyable and memorable experience.

A member of our team will provide an on-board coach welcome and introductory walk on your arrival.

Browse below to see what else we have on offer for your group.

The Stourhead experience for groups

Enjoy a group visit to Stourhead © Arnhel de Serra

Enjoy a group visit to Stourhead

Please contact us in advance to book your visit, including tours and catering, or to discuss any particular requirements your group may have.

Guided tours

The story of Stourhead landscape garden

The Pantheon framed in the leaves of the Tulip tree at Stourhead © Stourhead images

Discover the inspiration behind this fascinating garden and how we manage the landscape today. A member of the garden team will lead this guided tour, revealing the spectacular vistas of the living work of art that is Stourhead.

  • Available Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm, all year round. The walk lasts approximately two hours

A statement of fashion and good taste

Stourhead house stands majestically at the top of a sweeping driveway © National Trust

Join a member of our team on a tour around the stunning exterior of Stourhead house, a ground-breaking Palladian villa, and its lawn and terrace. Discover the history of this beautiful mansion and the Hoare family that lived within it.

  • Available Monday-Friday, April-October, 10am-4pm. The tour lasts approximately an hour and a half

Step beyond the garden gate

A view to the Mendips from King Alfred's tower, Stourhead © National Trust

Venture beyond the garden into the surrounding countryside on a guided tour to King Alfred's Tower. Walk the historic terrace ride, marvel at the views from the tower and enjoy the sights and sounds of the woodlands.

  • Available Monday-Friday, September-June, 10am-4pm
  • The walk is 5 miles long and lasts approximately two and a half hours

Browse in our shop

Spacious and friendly, our Trust shop can accomodate large groups of visitors.

The shop is open all year round, except Christmas Day.

 

Enjoy tasty treats in our restaurant

Tasty scones and cream teas are available at Stourhead restaurant

Tasty scones and cream teas are available at Stourhead restaurant

Our award-winning restaurant is open every day throughout the year, except Christmas day.

If you're visiting in a group, morning coffee, buffets, cream teas and hot main meals can all be booked in advance, along with your seating.

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