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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:

  • Malcolm F
    Trip Type:
    Stourhead gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th February 2017
    Never get tired of visiting these magnificent gardens and lakes. Lose yourself in the magic of Jane Austen. Used so many times in period tv and film dramas. Delightful any time of the year. Read full review
  • Ellie A
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Visit to gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th February 2017
    Beautiful gardens. Restaurant a little expensive however food is delicious. Ice cream parlour stocks the most fabulous lovingtons ice cream. Read full review
  • inSens
    Trip Type:
    Visit for the beautiful gardens!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th February 2017
    You can spend a few good hours exploring the full garden around the lake, it is stunning. The house for us was not the highlight of our visit (and it paled in comparison to the Longleat House... Read full review

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