National Trust Stowe

LOCATION

STOWE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

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Our View

Stowe is a place of picture-perfect views, winding woods, lakeside paths, secret monuments and hidden temples, which visitors can explore at their own pace. This is one of the finest 18th-century landscaped gardens in the world, and was designed and built by some of the most famous artists, gardeners and architects of the age: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, John Vanbrugh, James Gibbs and William Kent.

National Trust Stowe
STOWE, Buckingham, MK18 5DQ
Phone : 01280 817156

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Partly accessible, uneven and hard gravel paths, steep slopes, undulating terrain, some hills
  • Facilities: Mobility buggies available to hire (pre-booking required)
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Gardens, Shop, Café, New Inn & Parkland open all year, Nov-Feb 10-4, Mar-Oct 10-5. Closed 24-25 Dec, Gardens closed last Sat in May

About The area

Discover Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.

The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.

 

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