National Trust Stowe, Buckingham

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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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  • Great walk yesterday through the ever changing scenery of Stowe gardens. Some filming was taking place so it was an ideal chance to see some new areas and not the normal route that we take on a regula...  more »
  • We stopped here after a long drive to Milton Keynes, needed some fresh air and cup of tea/slice of cake. We're National Trust members so didn't pay to go in. Plenty of parking space with short walk to...  more »
  • I think this National trust site seemed to be less "starchy" than some of the others that we have visited over the years. As mentioned in my other review for Stowe house,it did seem to benefit for the...  more »
  • 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).

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