Visiting Stourhead: what you need to know

A father with a girl on his shoulders at Stourhead

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what to expect from your visit.

What your visit will look like  

  • Parking: parking is in the main car park. We operate a pay and display car park where charges apply for non-members (£4).
  • Garden: explore our beautiful garden and parklands at your leisure, including a choice of routes around the lake
  • House: The house is open until 6 November. Please check opening times before you visit.
  • Toilets: the toilets are open and cleaned throughout the day, meaning we may need to close them temporarily.
  • Shop: the shop is open daily. Our second-hand bookshop can be found in the Spread Eagle Courtyard.
  • Food: our restaurant is open daily and a takeaway kiosk is open at our busiest times. Our preferred payment method is card.
  • Mountain trike wheelchairs: a limited number of mountain trike wheelchairs are available to hire, please call us on 01747 841152 to book.
  • Tramper PMV's: two Trampers are available to hire, please call us on 01747 841152 to book.
  • Garden buggy: the volunteer driven buggy offers guided tours of the garden from March-October. This service is a volunteer run service and so may not always be available.
  • Shuttle bus: a shuttle bus is available from visitor reception to the Spread Eagle Courtyard and the house from April-October. This is a volunteer run service and so may not always be available.
  • Dogs: are welcome in the garden and on the wider estate during daytime opening all year round. Dogs must always be kept on short leads. If visiting for an event, please check that events FAQs.
  • Balls, bikes, frisbees, skateboards and scooters: aren't allowed in the garden, so please leave these at home.


Dogs are welcome on the lead

Visiting Stourhead with your dog

Find out about visiting with your dog, and discover some of the walking routes around the garden and wider estate.

What's open
Visitors enjoying a light show

Christmas at Stourhead 2022

A brand new after-dark illuminated trail through the festive landscape garden.