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Winchcombe, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, GL54 5PQ

01386 584469

01386 584688

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open June, July & Aug; Tues & Thurs; 2pm - 5pm Fountain Plays - 2.45pm - 3.15pm & 4.00pm - 4.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:

Jacobean manor house, water gardens including tallest gravity fed fountain, fourteenth century tithe barn and working water mill.

Admission Prices

Fountain only: Adult £4.50; Child (under 14 yrs) £1.50; OAPs and Groups of 10+ £3.50; Family £10 House & Garden Adult £7; OAPs & Groups of 10+ £5; Child £2, Family ticket £15

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs welcome in house

Garden Features & Events

The world's tallest gravity fed fountain

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
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Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

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Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Stanway lies midway between Broadway and Winchcombe. Many Cotswold towns within easy reach.

Description of Garden

The Stanway Watergarden, one of the finest in England, was created in the 1720s for John Tracy. Typically Bridgemanic is the Canal, a magnificent formal sheet of water, situated unusually on a terrace 25 feet above the house, and the Cascade (the largest in Britain but in need of restoration), fed by water flowing under the Pyramid from the Pyramid Pond.

The Tithe Barn Pond adds to the watery feel of the garden, which also includes fine specimen trees, broad terraced lawns and herbaceous borders.

History Of Garden

The Stanway estate has changed hands only once in over a thousand years. Originally owned by the abbots of Tewkesbury it was acquired by the family in the late 1500s. The house was built in 1580 on site of former dwelling.

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