Stourhead House & Gardens is located within a 15 minute drive from the Lighthouse and has some of the most stunning grounds in England. When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, a variety of rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery.
Uncover the fascinating history of Stourhead house with an Italian ‘Grand Tour’ adventure and enjoy the unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings. The Palladian mansion is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.
Explore the 1,072 hectare (2,650 acre) Stourhead estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are maintained for wildlife. Dogs are welcome at certain times of the year around the lake and in the main gardens, however there are walks and trails throughout the estate and beautiful surrounding countryside.
Meals are served at the Spreadeagle Inn right in the heart of the estate, or in the National Trust café by the entrance. Please click this link for further information.
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