Opening times for 11 December 2023
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Assistance dogs only
Assistance dogs only are allowed inside King Alfred's Tower
There is a small car park a short walk from King Alfred's Tower
There are no passing places on the 205 step staircase to the top of the tower.
The ride up to the tower is uneven, there are steps at the door and a steep staircase to reach the top of the 160ft tower.
King Alfred Tower car park is a 3 mile drive from Stourhead. To get there by car please turn right out of the main Stourhead car park and then left towards Frome on the B3092. The tower is clearly signed from this road.
Parking: There is a small car park a short walk from King Alfred's Tower
A 160ft (59m) high folly built in 1722, with views over three counties.
Explore the wider countryside around Alfred’s Tower including an Iron Age hillfort and ancient woodland. Listen to the wide variety of birds and creatures that call this place home.
Sitting at the entrance to Stourhead, this secluded cottage has a world-famous garden on the doorstep.
This triangular tower, two miles north-west of Stourhead garden, was designed by Henry Flitcroft for Stourhead's second owner, Sir Henry Hoare II. The Tower is named after King Alfred who raised his standard here in 870. The tower commemorates the accession of George III in 1760 and the end of the Seven Years' War.