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Visiting Stowe House

The south front of Stowe House, seen from a distance with its extensive manicured lawns in front at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire.
The south front of Stowe House | © National Trust Images / John Millar

See the estate in its entirety as you would have as a visitor in the 1800s. The Stowe House Preservation Trust working with Stowe School aim to open Stowe House to visitors at certain times. Discover rooms imitating ancient worlds and classical ruins, reflecting the flamboyant characters of its creators. And don't miss the ceilings and walls decorated with hidden messages that hint at the family’s former power.

See how Stowe House was restored

Stowe House Preservation Trust was established in 1997 to restore the house and share this special place with the world. Inside the house you can see the results of one of the most pioneering restoration projects of the 21st century and one of the most excessive homes in England.

Follow in Lancelot 'Capability' Brown’s footsteps

Stowe was where 'Capability' Brown's career began and where he became known as a highly revered landscape architect. It was a place he called home for 10 years, marrying and raising his family here. Find out more about Brown's influence on Stowe in the Discovery Centre and take tours of the state rooms, which also feature elements of Brown's history.

How to visit Stowe House

Buy a house ticket online in advance or at the Stowe House visitor centre. It is approximately 0.8 miles from New Inn to the house, so allow plenty of time to walk to the entrance. Download the Stowe House welcome map for more information.

Please visit the Stowe website for further information, including access requirements.

A little girl is sitting on her father's shoulders with the house at Stowe, Buckinghamshire, in soft focus in the background.

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