Festive celebrations at Stourhead

The music room in Stourhead House dressed for Christmas

See the family home decorated beautifully for the 2019 festive season, or wrap up warm and enjoy a stroll through the garden and see the foundations and the beauty of Stourhead.

Festive decorations stretch across the whole property, welcoming you from as soon as you step into visitor reception. There’s beautifully trees which are beautifully decorated across the property, with wreaths adorning doors and swags to help lead you on your journey around Stourhead.

On arrival in the house, you will be welcomed with a roaring log fire, and once warm you can explore the decorated showrooms of the family home, each with their own traditional theme reflecting the Hoare family who lived at Stourhead for generations. Throughout the house you will find handmade decorations and wonderful floral arrangements, created for you by our talented volunteers.

A walk around the winter garden offers tranquillity and festive cheer, with many of the garden buildings adorned with wreaths and festive decorations. In the winter, the foundations of the garden are laid bare, and it offers a glimpse at how this world-famous landscape garden was created.

Take a winter walk around Stourhead's lake
A winter scene at Stourhead
Take a winter walk around Stourhead's lake

In the Gothic Cottage a log fire may be waiting for you, helping to warm up any cold fingers and toes, you may even find a warming hot drink is available to help you continue on your journey around the lake.

The entrance to the shop this Christmas at Stourhead
A warm welcome to the Christmas shop at Stourhead, Wiltshire
The entrance to the shop this Christmas at Stourhead

A visit this Christmas isn’t complete without popping into the shop and seeing the great selection of gifts on offer, and trying our range of festive food in the restaurant.

A view across the lake towards the Pantheon illuminated by lights

Christmas at Stourhead 2019

A magical, after-dark, illuminated trail. For the very first time at Stourhead the tree-tops will glisten and the gardens will shimmer and sparkle.