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Garden and New Inn visitor centre with cafe, shop, welcome area and eighteenth century parlour rooms.
Open all year round 10am-6pm or dusk if earlier. Shop open from 10.30am.
Gardens closed on 28 May, 24 and 25 December.
Parkland: All year, dawn - dusk
Last entry suggested 90 minutes before closing or dusk if earlier.
Group booking discounts, tours, catering and many more options available. Call us to discuss your requirements.
Infoline 01280-818166. (Not NT)
All year with wonderful snowdrop season, spring colour, summer days, blazing autumn displays and crisp winter wonderland gardens.
Gift Aid Admission:
Whole property Adult £12.40, Child £6.20, Family of 2 adults & 3 children £31, Family of 1 adult & 3 children £18.60, Children under 5 go free.
Group adult £9.60, Child £4.25
House and house tours: Telephone info-line for details 01280 818166.
Stowe House is open more than 230 days a year; for tours in term time and free flow in holidays. Please check the Stowe House website www.stowehouse.org for more information and opening times.
Charge including members. House (not National Trust) admission payable at National Trust reception.
Free entry to New Inn, Nevillery Cafe and Shop.
Parking £2 for non-members The gardens have steep inclines and uneven gravel paths in places, mobility buggies available to hire with a £5 donation on 01280 825009.
Explore more than 40 monuments, temples and secret corners, ornamental lakes, wooded valleys and spectacular views; Miles of walks and trails through the gardens and surrounding parkland
Villiers Hotel, Buckingham
One of the finest Georgian landscape gardens extending over 400 acres, with valleys and vistas, lakes and rivers and more than 40 temples and monuments designed by many of the leading architects of the 18th century. The one and a half mile avenue leading from the Buckingham entrance to the triumphal Corinthian Arch gives just a taste of the many treasures to be explored.
The visitor centre, built on the site of the historic coaching Inn, gives visitors a chance to experience these magnificent gardens in a completely different way. The Inn's rooms have also been taken back to their original look, with the sounds, smells and atmosphere of its former bustle recreated, so visitors can now get a real taste of what it must have been like to arrive here in the 18th Century. Thanks to an ambitious 20-year programme of restoration, the gardens of Stowe offer a delightful and inspiring day out in glorious surroundings.
Originally the concept of the first owner Viscount Cobham, the gardens at Stowe were continually extended and enhanced by many famous architects and designers, not least Capability Brown, who was employed as Head Gardener there from 1741, though Charles Bridgeman had been responsible for the original landscape design. The vast mansion has been a school since 1923 and the gardens have been in the hands of the National Trust since 1989, when a major programme of restoration and re-constitution began, with spectacular results.