In a snap shot

There's lots to see and do at Stowe - from getting active with walks and sports to rambling trails to behind the scenes talks to relaxing in the gardens by glistening lakes. Indulge yourself in whatever grabs your attention from our snap shot list of everything on offer and plan your day out.

A circular domed temple, has a collonade of surrounding pillars under a portico. You can see a flight of steps leading up to an open chamber. this is the Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe in Buckinghamshire.

The gardens at Stowe

Discover the stories behind the paths of vice, virtue and liberty that run throughout the gardens, and the individual beauty and significance of each area. Ask us about where to enjoy the best views, walks and picnic spots.

The House at Stowe Landscape Garden in Buckinghamshire

Stowe House

Stowe House is perhaps the greatest temple of all here at Stowe and, although not owned by the National Trust, it is also open for tours.

Visitors exploring at Stowe

Fun for families at Stowe

Get the kids outdoors with acres of space to play and stretch their legs. Adventures await your family with so much to discover whatever their age from the temples, lakes, wildlife and fun activities.

Walking the dog at Stowe Landscape Gardens in Buckinghamshire

Walking your dog at Stowe

Take your dog on a paw patrol to explore the gardens and parkland. Please keep them on leads at all times. We provide water bowls outside the cafe for refreshment, treats in the shop and join our monthly guided dog walks.

Children check their trail notes

What's on 

Throughout the year you can visit Stowe to see spectacular seasonal highlights, join in with the kids activities, get sporty and discover our programme of events. A special year in 2016, celebrates Capability Brown's tercentenary or get involved with our Grow with Stowe gardening activities.

The Temple of Concord and Victory stands tall. A huge golden Grecian style temple with large coloums, collonades and portico with craved murals and statues sit on the top.

'Capability' found at Stowe

Rising through the ranks, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown learnt his trade experimenting at Stowe, making his mark on the landscape before moving on to transform the the English countryside and many aristocratic estates.

Inside the courtyard at the New Inn visitor facility at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

The New Inn at Stowe

Walk in the footsteps of the original Stowe tourist and explore the New Inn, the original entrance to these famous gardens.