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Stourhead House and Garden, Warminster

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Discover the world-famous Stourhead House and Garden, described as a "living work of art" when it first opened in the 1740s. This sprawling estate, covering over 1,000 hectares (2,600 acres), shelters a variety of native wildlife and includes a Palladian mansion, farmland, woodland, and a renowned garden. Inspired by the paintings representing Utopian-style views of Italian landscapes, the garden was laid out around a large artificial lake. A number of temples are spread throughout the garden, including the temple of Apollo, which provides an ideal vantage point for surveying the estate’s large collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers from around the world. Drop by for a leisurely family picnic, or choose from a number of different tours and guided walks around the estate. Add Stourhead House and Garden and other attractions to your Warminster trip itinerary using our Warminster vacation trip planner.
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  • You can visit Stourhead any time of the year and will get different vistas each time. we have been in Spring, Summer and Autumn and always find there is something else to see. There are walks of diffe...  read more »
  • We went with my wife and 15-month-old daughter. We leave from Waterloo, London at 09:20 station, we arrived at 11:20 Gillingham (Dorset) station. From there we took a taxi to Stourhead Gardens, that it will take about 15 minutes. The place is incredible, surprised when Lake, we take amazing photos, toured the road without problems with the car for babies, except up to the Temple of Apollo, the car for babies leave it down and got our daughter loaded her in arms. It is completely worthwhile. The view from the top is spectacular. Then we went to the Pantheon and then we returned the same way (didn't do the full tour) to lunch at The Spread Eagle, highly recommended. We finally left around 14:00 hrs to go to Stonehenge afternoon taking the train from Gillingham to Salisbury, then return to London. It is a place you need to know, there is little information on how to get, but what descibi above works well, also you can plan for Stonehenge on the same day.
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  • Unfortunately we arrived later in the afternoon and only had a couple of hours to tour the house and gardens. The manor home is interesting with lots of history but not the main attraction. There are ...  read more »
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