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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.

Autumn is coming

Swans swimming across the lake at Stourhead in autumn © Allan King

Swans swimming across the lake at Stourhead in autumn

Pull on your welly boots and join us for a kick through fallen leaves to enjoy some of the gorgeous colour on trees, shiny conkers and invigorating fresh air as autumn arrives at Stourhead.

Seasonal treats abound with guided walks, the fire lit in the Gothic Cottage and hearty dishes in the restaurant.

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 autumn for walks, talks, colourful family fun and so much more.

Enjoy more

We have an award winning restaurant and fantastic shop. Pop in and see the teams for some scrumptious seasonal treats, gifts and so much more.