National Trust Stourhead

Type:Parkland / Woodland Garden

Stourton, Near Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD

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Stair climber at Stourhead House. Credit National Trust Images Chris Lacey

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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, and 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 house is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1 adult, 2 children£28.50 family
Adult£19.00 adult
Child£9.50 child
Family£47.50 family

Free entry for National Trust members. Off-peak admission is available, please ask at visitor reception.
We are operating a pay and display in our car park where car park charges will apply for non-members (£4).



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - House is accessible to wheelchair users and garden is accessible with all terrain wheelchairs.
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - depending on the activity! Some are not, for example Trust10 is on the wider estate, which is not accessible.
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - we have hearing loops in Visitor Reception and the house
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access - For the house.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available - pre booking required


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Lockers available
  • Public toilets
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - Non members
  • Parking (free) - For members

Payment Methods

  • Cash Accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Groups Accepted

Target Markets

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Please arrive at Stourhead via the main road network, following brown signs off A303 or the B3092 from Frome. The main carpark postcode is BA12 6QD.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest train stations are Gillingham (6.5 miles), Bruton (7 miles) and Warminster (11 miles).

Opening Times

Shop (6 Nov 2023 - 22 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
House (23 Nov 2023 - 23 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00
Garden (23 Nov 2023 - 23 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 15:00
House (24 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - SaturdayClosed
Garden (closed Christmas Day) (24 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 15:00
Cafe (closed on Christmas Day) (24 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:00
Shop (Closed on Christmas Day) (24 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Please refer to our website for the most up to date opening times as these are subject to change.