A world famous landscape garden, with a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees, Stourhead offers a day of fresh air and discovery. Experience 'Harry's Story' at Stourhead House & Gardens with a unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings, all set amid 'picnic perfect' lawns and parkland. The garden and house are at the heart of a 2.650 acre estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife and for you to explore. Photo credits: main pic - Allan King; house - Sarah Holmes.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Garden partially accessible for wheelchair users, access to house via 13 steps, stairclimber available
- Facilities: Wheelchairs, electric buggy, shuttle bus service, Braille, sensory trail
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Garden, shop & restaurant open daily from 9 (shop from 10). Please see website for House and King Alfred's Tower opening times
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About The area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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