Stourhead

Important notice -

King Alfred's Tower will be closed on Sunday 31 July due to volunteer shortages. Sorry for any disappointment.

Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden

Stourhead

Things to see and do

House, garden & dogs

Portrait of Harry Hoare

Stourhead's lost heir 

Harry Hoare, the man who should have inherited Stourhead sadly died in 1917 leaving Stourhead with no direct heir.

King Alfred's Tower surrounded by orchids

The Stourhead countryside 

There is lots of wonderful countryside to explore around Stourhead, within the Wiltshire Downs.

Group enjoying a tour of Stourhead

Bringing a crowd with you? 

Come as a group on a visit to Stourhead, you'll have lots to talk about on the way home.

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What's on

Children playing by the bridge at Stourhead, Wiltshire

What's on 

There's always something exciting going on at Stourhead. From a tranquil walk around the garden, discovering the treasures inside the house, or joining an activity from our calendar of things to do.

Upcoming events

Scraptors Workshop

Thu 28 Jul 2016
10:30-12:30
Part of an exciting Heritage Lottery funded project, 'Stourhead will never forget', illuminating the effect of WW1 on the local community.

Guided estate walk

Fri 29 Jul 2016
11:00-13:00
Bursting with birds and butterflies, the woodlands are great places to explore in the summer. Join us on a guided tour to find out how we manage these ancient parts of the estate.

Forest Fridays

Fri 05 Aug 2016
11:00-15:00
Get outdoors and closer to nature with wild family fun every Friday. A selection of drinks and snacks will be available or pack your hamper and bring a picnic.

Guided estate walk

Fri 26 Aug 2016
11:00-13:00
Harry and his family played, rode and hunted in the Stourhead woods and parkland. On our guided tour you'll discover how we look after these areas for visitors to enjoy today.

Scone Fest

Sat 10 Sep 2016
09:00-18:00
Join us to celebrate one of the great British traditions...the scone. We'll have many varieties of sweet and savoury all lovingly made by our team of bakers. You may just discover the answer to the ultimate question... jam or cream first?

Guided estate walk

Fri 30 Sep 2016
11:00-13:00
Don't miss this guided tour of the woodland, it's the last of the year. Explore the varied countryside of the wider Stourhead Estate - valleys, woods, meadows and an Iron Age camp.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

A view of the Pantheon at Stourhead

Saving the Pantheon 

In 2014 the Pantheon at Stourhead in Wiltshire was in need of repair. Find out why this building is so important to the landscape and history of Stourhead, and why is must always be preserved.

The carpet being removed for restoration

Restoring our historic carpet 

In 2014 the Axminster carpet was restored and given the size of it, this was a big task.

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History

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Get involved

 A volunteer laughing with visitors

Help us at Stourhead 

Join in and help us maintain the house and gardens at Stourhead.

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Places to stay

The holiday cottage sitting room

Enjoy the stunning Wiltshire landscape a little longer 

Spend a few days in the beautiful countryside around National Trust house Stourhead. From romantic retreats to a cozy pub, we've got lots of options available.

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Venue hire