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A monumental day out

The scale and beauty of Stowe has attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise, and still cast their spell today.

Your visit starts at the New Inn visitor centre outside the gardens. This fusion of modern and restored 18th-century buildings was where visitors of the day were welcomed to Stowe.

Stop by the light and airy cafe for delicious fresh food and the cafe for unique products inspired by the gardens. The sheer size and space is perfect for those who love the outdoors and enjoy walking. A short walk or a ride in a buggy takes you into the gardens, where another world awaits.

A snowy Palladian Bridge at Stowe © Robin Simpson

A snowy Palladian Bridge at Stowe

Christmas at Stowe

Enjoy traditions old and new at Stowe with a nostalgic Georgian Christmas with your family. Share you family moments with us on Twitter @NTStowe #ChristmasTraditions

Get involved with your local place

We're recruiting

Volunteer Ivy enjoying a tour through Stowe with Paul from the gardens team 

Could you be our next volunteer of the year?

This Christmas we are celebrating the people from our local community who give so much back to our charitable cause and help us by volunteering at National Trust Stowe. Find out about an inspirational story of Ivy Cakebread, our award winning volunteer and the new roles we are currently recruiting for that you could apply for.

Restoration work

Bell Gate Drive at Stowe drawn John Claude Nattes in 1805 © John Claude Nattes

We're currently in the process of restoring an area of the parkland down Bell Gate Drive. The work will continue throughout December. You'll see the work taking place as you make your way down to the gardens, stop by to see the interesting conservation work in action. Ask a member of the National Trust team to learn more.

Try a midweek visit

Get away from it all with a visit during the week © National Trust

We know some of you like a more peaceful visit. We’re busiest at weekends, so if you’re looking for a quieter day out, why not visit during the week if you can?

Enjoy a peaceful Winter wander walk, and a selection of carol events taking place mid-week. We also host a monthly dog walk on a Wednesday, and Toddler Tuesdays.


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