Heritage Open Day: Everyone Welcome

Enjoy 4 local properties for free as part of Heritage Open Days on Sunday 18 September 2022.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event

With free entry to Stowe Gardens, Stowe Parish Church, the Gothic Temple and Stowe House today, it's a rare chance to see inside and explore the breadth of some of Stowe's most iconic temples.

You'll be able to explore the 250 acres of landscape gardens, visit the Gothic Temple - normally an exclusive holiday cottage for The Landmark Trust, take in the tranquillity of the church, and take a taster tour of Stowe House.

The basics

Children welcome!
Meeting point
Main access will be through Stowe Gardens.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather: sun hats or woolly hats, coats or sunglasses, wellies or sandals.
There is free accessible car parking available at Stowe Gardens. There are accessible toilets at New Inn, the entrance to the gardens and Stowe House. There are no accessible toilets in the Gothic Temple. Stowe Gardens, Stowe House and the church are largely accessible, but the Gothic Temple does require climbing a number of stairs. Dogs on leads allowed at Stowe Gardens only.
Booking is not required for Stowe Gardens or the Parish Church. Pre-booking is advised for Stowe House and the Gothic Temple (Landmark Trust). Booking details and contacts are available on their websites. All sites are open for free on Sunday 18 September as part of Heritage Open Days. Timings vary for each property so please check their individual websites ahead of arrival. The times reflected here are for Stowe Gardens.

Contact Info

National Trust at Stowe
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

Jubilee: Beacon Lighting

Thu 02 Jun 2022
Join us for a celebratory beacon lighting ceremony to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on the evening Thursday 2 June.

Jubilee: Grand Opening of the Royal Route

Fri 03 Jun 2022
Come along for the grand opening of the Royal Route through the historic gardens at Stowe on Friday 3 June.

Jubilee: Big Royal Picnic

Sat 04 Jun 2022
Enjoy a day to celebrate with family and friends. A weekend of relaxed, self-led events is planned to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee including the Big Royal Picnic on Saturday 4 June.

Jubilee: Bring Your Own Street Party

Sun 05 Jun 2022
‘Bring Your Own’ … friends, family, food, refreshments, tables, benches, flags, cakes, crowns. A day to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen on Sunday 5 June.

Gothic Temple Open Days

Sat 17 Sep 2022
A rare chance to see inside the Gothic Temple, usually a holiday cottage for the Landmark Trust. With scenic views from the top floor, take a look inside Gothic Temple which was modelled on medieval buildings.

Heritage Open Day: Everyone Welcome

Sun 18 Sep 2022
Enjoy 4 local properties for free as part of Heritage Open Days on Sunday 18 September 2022.