Visitors enjoying the Christmas decorations at Stourhead, Wiltshire

House, garden & dogs


What's on

The music room in Stourhead House dressed for Christmas

Christmas comes to Stourhead  

As Christmas arrives there’s a lot to discover, from the beautifully decorated house, to the tranquility of the winter garden.

Upcoming events

The Gift of Stourhead

Fri 14 Dec 2018
Join us this Christmas to enjoy the 'Gift of Stourhead'. Christmas is a time for families to get together and enjoy traditions old and new, and the house will be opening its doors once again to the beautifully decorated showrooms. Beyond the...

Santa's Grand Tour

Fri 14 Dec 2018
Father Christmas has been very busy throughout the year, and treated himself to a grand tour of Europe, visiting places recommended to him by Henry the Magnificent. Can you find all the postcards that he has sent to Stourhead sharing his travels...

Meet Father Christmas

Sat 15 Dec 2018
There's a magical story from the jolly man in red and presents for all the children in his grotto. Families can enjoy the Gift of Stourhead together with lots to see and do to help you enjoy your day.

New Year's Day Walk

Tue 01 Jan 2019
Join Kim, our Head Ranger and Alan, Garden & Estate Manager for a walk through the ancient woods and 18th century parkland. Discover how we look after this historic estate and finish with warming mulled wine and mince pies.

Winter warmer weekends in the house

Sat 05 Jan 2019
Come and warm up by the log fire in the Entrance Hall - there'll be board games for you to play, and our volunteers will be on hand to share Stourhead's history with you.

Behind Closed Doors tours

Mon 07 Jan 2019
A chance to see behind the normally closed doors of the house. Tours may cover four floors with many stairs, and will give you an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.

Eating and shopping


Our work

Our Work

A view of the Pantheon at Stourhead

Saving the Pantheon 

The Pantheon was recently 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 Library Lunette that was recently restored

Conserving the Library Lunette 

As soon as you walk into the Library, you can’t help but stare in wonder at this work of art.



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.


Get involved

 A volunteer laughing with visitors

Help us at Stourhead 

Join in and help us care for this special place for future generations.


Places to stay

The holiday cottage sitting room

Enjoy the 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.


Venue hire


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Stourhead on the National Trust Collections website