Last updated: Mon 13 Apr 2015

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead is a National Trust property that includes a Palladian mansion, village and gardens.

Stourhead, by RAYANDBEE on Flickr

Stourhead, by RAYANDBEE on Flickr

A miniature replica of Stourhead House featured as Lady Penelope’s residence in the Thunderbirds televison series.

The famous gardens at Stourhead were designed by Henry Hoare II and laid out between 1741 and 1780 around a large lake. Inspired by Utopian-style paintings of Italian landscapes, the garden includes a number of temples inspired by the Grand Tour of Europe. Stourhead is home to a large collection of trees and shrubs from around the world.

Stourhead House and Garden is a proud part of our British heritage and well worth a visit. It is particularly recommended for walks in spring, when many of the trees and shrubs are in full bloom, and in the autumn, when a rich variety of autumn colours is on display.

Distance from Nunney
11.8 miles (19.0 km)
31 minutes by car

Contact information
Stourhead House and Garden
High Street
Stourton
Warminster
BA12 6SH
Telephone 01747 841 152
Email [email protected]
Web www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourheadlink

Managed by the National Trust

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