National Trust Stowe, Buckingham

4.5
#1 of 10 in Parks in Aylesbury Vale
At National Trust Stowe, immerse yourself in 100 hectares (250 acres) of nature that has inspired writers, philosophers, artists, and politicians since the 18th century. Stroll or cycle through the garden’s lakes, valleys, and trails, and keep an eye out for the 40 temples and monuments that remain standing. Stop into the New Inn for parlor games and viewings of its historic rooms. The visitor's center has a shop and a cafe. Put National Trust Stowe at the forefront of your travel plans using our Buckingham trip planner.
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  • Have visited the grounds many times - am NT member. the March visit was to the Stowe School - a rare opportunity.  more »
  • We walk around the gardens is great, one of browns best. but the house is closed to public and this is a disappointment. There is a shortage of Toilets around and the paths are rough, so have good wal...  more »
  • This is a lovely place to walk the dogs, and for taking the children. It is great for photography. Unsurprisingly it is busy at peak times, but once in the gardens you would never know it. Join the Na...  more »
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  • Been a few times now and we love it, beautiful gardens. Really appreciate the use of a mobility buggy as I can't walk far at the moment. We just had a very enjoyable day doing the Halloween trail, unfortunately most of the pumpkins had been smashed.
  • Very welcoming staff who knew the history well. Gave good hints and tips on where to walk which was useful given the size of the gardens. Dogs welcome which is fantastic and lots of things to see. Oaths are buggy friendly and they offer golf carts for hire for the less abled walkers
  • It's a lovely place to visit, with nice walks and some fantastic and quirky structures. It would be handy if the various trails were marked, and if there was more information about what you are looking at. This would be the perfect place for the National Trust to use their app fully and offer advice and details.
  • A wonderful day out with family. We spent the whole day wandering in the gardens which are beautiful and a picnic in the sunshine (very lucky with the weather). Extensive landscape gardens with paths, borders, lakes, mature trees and lawns. Some interesting features dotted about the place - follies, bridges, etc - great stuff. I went with family which included my 3 year old nephew and he had a lovely day. Golf buggies are available for those with limited walking.
  • We had a gorgeous day out here! The gardens are beautiful and there are many seats that allow you to stop and really take it all in at your own pace. There are also many feature buildings & monuments throughout the garden which with use of the map are easy to find and make it even more interesting - we didn't even see them all so a return visit may be in order! Staff were so friendly and helpful, and the gift shop and cafe were both lovely (although eating outside did mean a few wasps!). Would absolutely recommend especially if you are looking for somewhere to spend a few hours on a nice day! Car park has many spaces with additionals for busy days such as when we visited and did not feel crammed (a sunny bank holiday weekend.)

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