Stourhead House and Garden, Warminster

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#1 of 26 in Parks in Wiltshire
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. Plan my Warminster trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • August 21, 2017
    This is a wonderful place to visit and we love to come here for a walk about. The estate is huge and there is so much to see. The walks are lovely - both on the estate and around the gardens. The hous...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    I'm not surprised that 94% of reviews (at the time of writing) are 'excellent' or 'very good'. We were there today for our Son's wedding, the location was idyllic with the actual ceremony performed in...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We are lucky enough to live locally so are fairly regular visitors. Every time you visit, the gardens look slightly different. The initial aspect across the lake is breathtaking and the walks have eve...  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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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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