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Stourhead House and Garden

Stourton, Warminster BA12 6QD, England
44 1747 841152
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Warminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Activities: Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: Stourhead is a national trust property an hours drive south of Bristol. It features magnificent gardens around a lake with several buildings such as... more »
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English first
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place to wander round any time of year. Easy walkable paths with plenty of places to sit and ponder life by, have a rest or even enjoy a picnic. A photographers dream (so you will see plenty of them!) Both at the top by the main car park and at the bottom of the hill are places to... More

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Warminster, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Forget the mist, there was none of that today, but some stunning colours and beautiful gardens. This is a beautiful country park with some fantastic walks for all ages. The lake is full of ducks, swans, Canada Geese and if you look very carefully other creatures. The walk around the lake is easy going and if you are not particularly... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The location is magnificent with all the NT facilities always worth more than one visit with som much to enjoy.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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135 reviews 135 reviews
75 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Stourhead is stunning! A superb collection of trees planted around a couple of lakes, dotted with temples, a palladian bridge, a grotto, a gothic cottage and a cascade. From any point around the main lake there is an exquisite vista - it is a photographer's dream. We visited in autumn, so the colours were stunning. However, I can imagine that... More

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Templecombe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stourhead is a National Trust property and is one of my favourite places to escape to at any time of year. The lake is always wonderful to photograph including the lovely plants and trees located around it. At the moment October, not all the trees have turned golden yet, so if you want to photograph leave it another couple of... More

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Having just been to Montacute House and rated that so very highly I was delighted to find Stourhead was even better! This really is a very high class estate. Where to start? Well, I started in the ‘Georgian’ house, which though not as big and impressive as Montacute, still has lots to offer. The whole house is adorned with paintings... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Stourhead gardens are delightful at any time of the year for adults and children alike. There is something to find and enjoy as you meander around the lake and the grottos are fun and inviting. Each temple, grotto etc looks across to another and the backdrop of trees, especially in autumn is spactualar. The paths are well maintained and... More

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Miami, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

History you can touch. This location has captured some of the greatness of the ages and have brought it together on a on the rolling hills of a stately manor. Buildings and statues so exquisitely presented and situated amongst the beauty of Mother Nature. I equate it with a 'garden of Eden' of thought of the great society's of our... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
91 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Unlike many NT properties the main attraction of Stourhead is gardens (parkland would be more appropriate) rather than the house, that said the house is very nice and certainly worth a visit. The gardens are in a valley set around man made lakes with mature woodland and a number of 'follies' buildings that makes the experience more interesting. There is... More

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Bergen, Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A wonderful park to be experienced if you are nearby! However: Steer clear of the cafe, the food there is not good.

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