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Notice: Planning a weekend visit? The roads around Stowe and in particular the M1 and A43 will be busier than normal on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with traffic for MotoGP event held at Silverstone Race Circuit. On Sunday there may be diversions and one-way routes in place, please follow directional signage. Stowe is open for business as normal. We look forward to seeing you soon.

A monumental day out

Embark on a journey, follow in the footsteps of 18th-century tourists and immerse yourself in 250 acres of stunning, informal landscape.

A short walk down the drive and a vast landscape opens up rewarding you with a breathtaking view across the lake. With over 40 historic temples and monuments, each with their own story, our gardens incorporate history, nature and beauty in majestic surroundings.

The sheer size and space make it perfect for those who love the outdoors and enjoy walking whatever the weather, with each season bringing its own delights and unique sights. Activities, events and a wide range of walks and trails make it an ideal day out for the family throughout the year.

Seasonal highlights

Stowe's Sleeping Beauty

A darker meaning behind the well known story © Su Dore

Reveal hidden stories that lie beneath the Path of Vice and Sleeping Wood. Underneath the beauty and scale of the temples at Stowe, lies a story of fairy tales becoming truth and rumour of immoral characters who lived at Stowe through times past.

Visit us throughout the season on our Great British Walk or discover more at one of our special events.


Autumn on the way

Deep reds will soon be on the trees © NTPL/National Trust Images

The temperature is dropping and slowly the trees are beginning to change colour. Autumn at Stowe is something not to miss. Drop by and take a walk along our Autumn Amble route to see some of the best spots for brights hues and golden red trees within the vast landscape and backdrop of the temples.

One of our favourite things to enjoy over the season is driving up Stowe Avenue towards the Corinthian Arch taking in the huge variety of colours that change daily that lead to the visitor centre.

Autumn shopping range arriving soon

The National Trust autumn shop range © NTPL/National Trust Images

Find inspired gifts, rich autumn hues, furniture sets, garden plants, and beautiful benches and garden sculpture in our shop this autumn.

Try a midweek visit

Get away from it all with a visit during the week © NTPL/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?

Summer of fun with our 50 things

Hunt for bugs this summer

Hunt for bugs this summer

Join us in an adventure to kick-start your challenge. Find 34 of the 50 things to do at Stowe, explore and enjoy our space and stretch those legs.

Every Tuesday of holidays, 10.30am-12.30pm
We've a whole series of activities for you and your little ones to enjoy. From hunting bugs in the Grecian Valley, hearing stories of myths and monsters, to creating lilliput gardens, there's lots to keep you busy. Don't miss the chance to hold creatures such as owls too. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

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