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National Trust Stowe, Buckingham

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Garden Historic Site
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. Use our Buckingham travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to National Trust Stowe and other attractions in Buckingham.
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  • Stowe is a beautiful place to visit. The gardens, monuments and walks keep you occupied for hours. The facilities are very good and the staff very friendly. The views are stunning. Plenty of opportuni...  more »
  • Many walks and temples to see. Lots of walks with well laid out paths to see the buildings and lakes. Could easily make this a day out. Combine with a visit to Stowe House if you have the time. It's a...  more »
  • We had visited Stowe before but the house had not been open that time and we were thrilled to discover we could visit the house itself which is a stunning piece of Palladian architecture inside and ou...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A truly beautiful gardens, brilliant any season. Many follies in the grounds, which are well kept. Plenty of different walking opportunities. Lovely restaurant and shop, opportunity to buy plants and garden furniture etc. You can look around the old Inn and Stowe School (extra charge for this). Fun for the whole family.
  • Lovely gardens for a spring/summer walk & picnic. Not too commercialised except for the entrance, so not much in terms of toilet facilities and cafes. Great day out.
  • Great for a relaxing walk in fabulous surrounding countryside. A bit disappointed the house was closed to the public due to a private function! Never mind, that means another trip will have to be planned :)
  • Lovely Gardens and a great walk. Wheelchairs get sent the long way round at the moment due to unserviceable lift but overall a great place. Cafe in particular is very nice (modern).