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Stourhead House and Garden, Warminster

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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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  • It is a lovely walk with beautiful flowers and all the trees are marked so that you can read about each tree. The lake is amazing and the wildlife plentiful.  more »
  • My girlfriend and I thought we would go for a lovely long dog walk,firstly we started at king Alfred's tower and then commenced the 2.5mile on the blue route,it was a great walk with our collie for Zo...  more »
  • My wife and I took two friends to visit this lovely place. The scenery is absolutely stunning. The house is very interesting and the staff were very informative. Walk all the way around the lake and t...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens, with plenty of interesting trees and plants. The kids enjoyed the various buildings dotted around the garden. From a parent's point of view it cold could have done with a few more activities for the children, such as a treasure trail/things to find on the walk, or some things to climb on etc. The cafe near the entrance served a really nice lunch too.
  • Great place with beautiful views. The walk around the lake is really nice with plenty to stop and look at. Also there is the House to go in, spread eagle Inn, the Gardens and Woods.
  • Google seems to think that Stourhead Gardens is a hotel. It is actually a lovely stately home and landscaped gardens. A wonderful place to spend a few hours with family. It's owned by the National Trust and, in common with a lot of their properties, is quite expensive for non-members.
  • Visited the gardens, they are stunning at this time of the year, the temples looked clean and well kept. The paths make it suitable for wheelchairs. Lunch at the Spread Eagle was adequate, but certainly did not match the excellent gardens
  • Stunningly beautiful, stayed in the B&B what a wonderful place to visit. Would highly recommend and will return.

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Where to stay in Warminster

Hotels and inns along Warminster's high street, or main street, offer cozy, comfortable rooms within walking distance of the main attractions. Some attractions, such as Stourhead House and Gardens, are located a few miles from the town, but transportation is easy to arrange. Consider a cottage or B&B on the outskirts of town for outdoor activities and a view.
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