High St, Stourton, Warminster BA12 6SH – opening times vary throughout the year
Palladian mansion and world-famous landscape garden
When Stourhead Gardens 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 mansion is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.
Stourhead Gardens is a 1,072-hectare estate at the source of the River Stour near Mere, Wiltshire, England and offers the perfect day out for everyone. You can visit Stourhead House, a magnificent Palladian mansion as well as exploring the landscaped garden which offers fantastic lakeside walks.
There is a large National Trust shop and restaurant at Stourhead Gardens for visitors to buy gifts or enjoy a sit down lunch.
Stourhead is approximately 28 miles away from St Anns House but is well worth the visit.