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National Trust Estate Office
High Street
BA12 6QD


01747 841152

Add Stourhead to your Itinerary

Stourhead Gardens

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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
House Main season 2018 (25 Feb 2018 - 12 Nov 2018)
King Alfred's Tower (4 Mar 2018 - 29 Oct 2018)
The Christmas House - selected rooms open (25 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018)

* 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

  • Approx length of visit - Three to six hours
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - House open March - October
  • Max group size - By arrangement with Stourhead
  • Min group size - fifteen
  • 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

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential - For coach parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • 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 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • Babyalmie
    Dorset, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th March 2018
    I am lucky enough to live within an hour of Stourhead and so can come here several times a year. The gardens are absolutely beautiful at any time of year and the house is fascinating. I love that... Read full review
  • SteveandJay2014
    Berkshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th March 2018
    A beautiful setting awaits you at Stourhead. We enjoyed the stunning gardens and the tranquil, romantic walk around the lake. We did run out of time but we will be returning to visit the house. We... Read full review
  • Sarah O
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely garden but could be costly
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th March 2018
    Visited with my daughter today and the garden was lovely as usual. Staff friendly but not helpful that parking machines are out of order so have to walk to reception and then back to car before... Read full review

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