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“A Real Gem To Visit”

Stourhead House and Garden
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Warminster
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Stourhead includes a Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden. The garden is perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all the great landscape gardens, Stourhead is an 18th-century view of an Arcadian paradise. On a plateau of high ground Stourhead house was built and became home to generations of the Hoare family.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This place is a real star attraction. The gardens are wonderful do take time to walk round completely, so much to see the Temple of Apollo is stunning. We visted on a very hot day so spent most time in the farden but the hoise is well worth a look. The tea-room is well stocked and the service is good. A most enjoyable visit. One of our favourite National Trust properties.

Thank dollymix7
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We really enjoyed this National Trust property, the staff we really friendly and helpful, we loved going through the house. The garden was gorgeous

Thank Blues79
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Stourhead is one of the most significant of 18th-century gardens - and it didn't disappoint. Do go round it ihe 'right' way - anti-clockwise - and do make the trek up to the final Temple of Apollo, where, apparently, Mr Darcy and Miss Bennet plighted troth in the recent film - but remarkable for a re-imagined star-burst in the roof.
I bet that in autumn this is simply magical.

Thank UKDavidL
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We are lucky enough to regularly visit the gardens. They have never failed to be beautiful. July, September, December, February, April even. Consistently beautiful.
Stourhead is one of those rare magical places that you step into and it takes you miles away.
I cannot explain it other than as magical. Even our two young children relish a walk around the lake. The mystery of the grotto, the enormity of the trees, the expanse of the water, the beauty of the architectural follies. It just has it all.
One of my top five favourite places around the globe.

Thank Charlotte E
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

I suppose we were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day but I can imagine that even on a dull day this place is exceptionally stunning. Very interesting tour of the house but without a doubt the highlight is the garden. Make sure you allow a whole day to do both because to rush the garden is a sin. Very well maintained and many surprises as you walk around. My only disappointment was that the small buildings and "follies" in the garden were all shut. Beautiful on the outside but I would have liked to have been able to see the inside. There appeared to be no notice of when they are open although they clearly have exhibits inside. That said, the whole location is amazing and we will definitely be returning to see it in different seasons. Take time, if possible, to visit King Arthurs Tower which can be walked (about 2.5 miles) but we visited it by car first and were lucky enough to catch it open so we could climb to the top. (midday to 4pm) Hard climb up its stairs but what amazing views! Put Stourhead on your list as a must do full day out.

Thank Steve D
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