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Group visits to Stourhead

A flowering rhododendron with the Pantheon overlooking the lake in the background at Stourhead, Wiltshire
Rhododendrons and the Pantheon at Stourhead | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Stourhead welcomes groups of visitors both large and small. Whether you’re part of a club or society, or you just want to enjoy a day out with friends or family, we’d be delighted to accommodate you. On this page, you’ll find all the information you need, from how to make a booking, to any price reductions and benefits you may be entitled to when visiting as a group.

Bringing a group to Stourhead

Stourhead is popular all year round, so it’s essential that groups book with us in advance to secure their visit and avoid disappointment.

If you want to book a group visit to Stourhead, or for more information, please email or call us on 01747 841152.

If someone in your party will require a mobility scooter during your visit, please request this as part of your booking.

Benefits for groups

If you visit Stourhead as a group, you’ll be entitled to some or all of the following benefits:

• Complimentary admission for a group leader who wants to pay a familiarisation visit (read more below)
• Complimentary admission for one group leader on day of visit
• Discounted admission for groups of 15 people or more
• Allocated arrival time
• Free coach parking (please note that this will need to be booked in advance)

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

View across a meadow to the golden stone frontage of the house at dawn, Stourhead, Wiltshire
The house at dawn, Stourhead, Wiltshire | © National Trust Images/Betsy Ogilvie

Group admission prices

Normal admission charges apply to groups comprising 14 people or fewer, or when group members pay individually.

If there are 15 or more people in your party (including National Trust members but excluding the tour leader and coach driver), there is a reduced admission charge*. To find out how much you can save, and for full terms and conditions, contact us using the details below.

*We reserve the right to refuse entry to any organised group that has not made a booking. Groups of 15 or more people that are admitted at our discretion will not be entitled to the group rate.

Educational group visits

Stourhead is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at Schools or education groups can benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives the whole group free admission and parking at most of the places in our care for a year.

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Family exploring the garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire

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