Stourhead National Trust


Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden

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.

Explore the 1,072 hectare (2,650 acre) Stourhead estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.

The information below was given direct from the venue via email:
1. Disabled toilets
There are disabled toilets in the visitor reception and Spread Eagle Inn courtyard.

2. Parking

Yes we have one large main car park with disabled car spaces.


  • Restaurant
  • Shop – gifts, plants, local produce
  • Pub – hot food, drinks, B&B (not NT)
  • Art gallery and studio (not NT)
  • Farm shop (not NT)
  • Ice cream parlour also selling snacks and hot drinks
  • Toilet facilities at visitor reception, the Spread Eagle Inn courtyard and the house
  • Parking opposite visitor reception, with available shuttle transfer (main season only) to house and garden entrances. Some parking for use of pub and art gallery by the Spread Eagle Inn
  • Parking is free for National Trust members, otherwise £4 per vehicle
  • Dogs welcome after 4pm in the garden on short fixed leads March – October
  • Dogs welcome after 3pm in the garden on short fixed leads throughout November
  • Dogs welcome in the garden all day December – February
  • Charming holiday cottage right at the entrance to the garden
  • Drones and UAV’s are not permitted at Stourhead. 

From looking on on the website they have some great walks, long and short depending on who you’re with and how people are feeling that day.