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National Trust Estate Office
High Street
BA12 6QD


01747 841152

Add Stourhead  to your Itinerary

Stourhead Gardens (photo: National Trust)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
King Alfred's Tower - Adult£4.20
King Alfred's Tower - Child£2.10
King Alfred's Tower - Family (2 adults)£10.50
Stourhead day ticket - 2 adults - Gift Aid Family£44.00
Stourhead day ticket - family 2 adults - Standard£40.00
Stourhead day ticket - Gift Aid Adult£17.60
Stourhead day ticket - Gift Aid Child£8.80
Stourhead day ticket - Standard Adult£16.00
Stourhead day ticket - Standard Child£8.00

National Trust members free.
Group rates are available.
Coach Parking £10
Car Parking £4

Opening Times

Garden, Shop and Restaurant (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
House Main season 2017 (25 Feb 2017 - 12 Nov 2017)
King Alfred's Tower (4 Mar 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
The Christmas House - selected rooms open (25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017)

* Everything closed 25 December.
King Alfred's Tower also open on Bank Holidays and School Holidays.

For specific opening times, please visit Stourhead's website.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Attraction Facilities

  • Plant Sales
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - House open March - October
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Village Location


  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Sympathetic hearing scheme
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Touch tour guide of the house; must be booked on (01747) 842020.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access - Fully accessible toilets, shop and restaurant.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - £2. Free to NT members


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant with a maximum capacity of 250.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Three to six hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential - For coach parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - By arrangement with Stourhead
  • Min group size - fifteen
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - under close control on wider estate all year. 1 Nov - end Feb in landscape garden.
  • Event Venue
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open all year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Japanese printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car:

Nearest major road is A303. Off B3092 at Stourton, 3 miles north west of Mere (A303), 8 miles south of Frome (A361).

Public Transport Directions

By Train:

Nearest railway station is at Gillingham (Dorset), approximately 7 miles away.

By Bus:

Bus services are infrequent - call 01747 861222 for details.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • SandinWill
    Dorking, United Kingdom
    Lovely place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th March 2017
    Went on a wet afternoon on the way to Frome. By the time we had completed the house the sun was out and the gardens are truly wonderful. Read full review
  • 1Pompey
    Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Super Place
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th March 2017
    Stourhead is a beautiful house and garden complex. I have only been here in the Spring but believe it has something to offer whatever time of the year you visit, it is especially picturesque in the... Read full review
  • Tracy G
    Andover, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely Gardens
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th March 2017
    Visited Stourhead House & Gardens on Mothering Sunday. Have been once before a long time ago. Lovely gardens to walk around with interesting follys. Car park staff were very helpful, we're National... Read full review

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