Stourhead House and Garden, Warminster

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#2 of 37 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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  • We visited Stourhead the day after heavy snowfall and were pleased to find it still open to the public, although only a handful of people had ventured out. The grounds looked beautiful in the snow and...  more »
  • Lovely views and a nice place to go for long walks. Not many rooms were on show in the house - no bedrooms or kitchens etc just downstairs rooms. I've seen nicer houses at other national trust places....  more »
  • Lovely place to stay, walked in the gardens before a substantial breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food and drinks good although, there was no fish for breakfast as advertised. Th...  more »
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