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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.
Stowe's Sleeping Beauty
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
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.
Gather - Festival of food
Enjoy autumn harvest at Gather - Festival of food on 4-5 October for all of the family.
Autumn shopping range arriving soon
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
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?
Gather - Festival of food
Enjoy autumn and its’ bountiful produce at a weekend of Gather - Festival of food on 4-5 Oct 10am-6pm. Browse a selection of award winning stallholders in the Market marquee.
- Over 40 stalls of award winning produce
- Celebrity chef demonstrations
- Live music and bar
- Children’s fun with Katy from CBeebies
- Apple orchard display and activities