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Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden

near Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD

A view of Stourhead House with rhododendrons in full bloom during late spring.

Planning your visit

A replica dress for Lady Alda Hoare stands in the Library at Stourhead as part of the '300 years of Stourhead as a home' exhibition.

Events at Stourhead 

View all our upcoming events, including our summer of play activities, with crafts, and circus skills workshops. Later in the year there is lots to enjoy with beautiful autumn colours and our Autumn Spell Trail for families. Father Christmas and the illuminated trail are once again returning this December. Book your tickets now.

An outdoor theatre performance taking place in the gardens

Open-air theatre this summer at Stourhead 

Stourhead will host Chapterhouse Theatre Company as they perform the much-loved classics Beauty and the Beast, Little Women and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Pack a picnic and enjoy it with loved ones in the beautiful garden and enjoy a night of magical theatre under the stars.

A man with a young girl on his shoulders looking at Christmas lights

Christmas at Stourhead 

A million twinkling lights are set to bring the garden to life as the Christmas at Stourhead illuminated trail returns in 2024.

A small dog on a lead on the grass

Visiting Stourhead with your dog 

Find out about visiting the Stourhead estate with your dog, from where you can and can't take them, to the facilities available to dog owners. Stourhead is a two pawprint rated place.

A flowering rhododendron with the Pantheon overlooking the lake in the background at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Group visits to Stourhead 

Find out everything you need to know about booking a group visit to Stourhead, from admission prices and benefits to educational tours.


Stourhead map 

Take a look at the map of Stourhead to help plan your visit.

Venue hire

View of the lake with Palladian bridge and Pantheon in the distance in spring at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Hire a venue at Stourhead 

Stourhead iconic landscape garden with picturesque views across the lakeside is the ideal setting for your ceremony or special event.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland


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