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Stourhead House and Garden

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Address: | Near Mere, Warminster BA12 6QD, England
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Not a NT fan but. . . . . .

Sorry, but I'm not a fan of the NT but that's another story. I visited with friends and we had a great couple of hours wandering around the lakes, gardens and house (the house... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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Somerset, UK
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Somerset, UK
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Sorry, but I'm not a fan of the NT but that's another story. I visited with friends and we had a great couple of hours wandering around the lakes, gardens and house (the house 'story' btw, is a bit naff). The gardens were at their best, and the upkeep is magnificent. But I was really impressed by the ice cream... More 

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Thank You_Called_Madam
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We decided to visit stourhead as we are members of the national trust. We have been before but a few years ago, We took our dog and expected a lovely relaxing walk around the lake, but as we showed our passes the lady said oh you are not allowed to walk around the lake or the garden with your dog,... More 

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Wedmore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Visited as national trust member for the year, went on lovely sunny day, really enjoyable walk around grounds, very pretty wonderful lake would suggest take a picnic

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Thank EmmaMay92
Halstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stopped in with the family (including my two boys aged 3 and 6) in August 2016 on the way to our summer holiday in Cornwall. Didn't explore the House on this occasion (but have done before - its grand) this stop was refuelling and spending some time in the gardens with the little ones. It was a great stop, we... More 

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Thank Liam B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stourhead is a perfect stop for anyone travelling along the A303. The gardens are beautiful ,circling a lovely lake with numerous unusual follies/grottos. The house is interesting with keen expert volunteers. And of course there's a NT café.

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Thank Alan H
Redhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went on a sunny day in August, the NT volunteers were really great, The house is very well presented, the NT volunteers here were exceptional in their enthusiasm and knowledge..well done them ! Gardens to die for..brilliant What a venue..will go again in a different season to see it

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stour head is a great place to visit lovely walks, fabulous scenery, gardens and house. Restaurant is ok, we had to try about 8 knives until we found a clean one, quite expensive. Get there early in the morning then you can beat the rush and walk round in peace. If you are NT members free, but family prices is... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Beautiful peaceful gardens. We missed the house because the last entry is at 4:30 pm, so would recommend visiting the house first and then the gardens. Beautiful day out with the family.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, well organised, free for National Trust members. Parking close to entrance. Minibus service for those less able to walk the steep climbs from different parts of the parks. Go with very comfortable shoes and light bags, the climbs down/up from the gorgeous lake can be difficult for the less fit. Lots of picnic areas, beautiful setting. The house... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This property is National Trust and there is so much to see it will take hours. There is the Jane Austen type house, the Stables, kitchen garden and then the gardens. When you step into them your breath is taken away by the view although I did have a sunny day for it. The house and gardens have plenty for... More 

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