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National Trust Stowe

New Inn Farm Off Stowe Ave | Near New Inn, Aylesbury MK18 5EQ, England
+44 1280 817156
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Serene space

Beautiful gardens where one could visit with family and have a picnic, walk the dog or just sit and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Prema T
Preston, United Kingdom
So much to see, you need a full day

National Trust don't own or run the main school building, as it is a private, active school. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff L
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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The scale, grandeur and beauty of Stowe has inspired writers, philosophers, artists, politicians and members of the public from the 18th century to the present day. Since the National Trust acquired the gardens in the late 1980s, an ambitious programme of restoration has ensured that over 40 temples and monuments remain, gracing an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys with an endless variety of walks and trails, a delightful visit, any time of year.
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New Inn Farm Off Stowe Ave | Near New Inn, Aylesbury MK18 5EQ, England
+44 1280 817156
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful gardens where one could visit with family and have a picnic, walk the dog or just sit and look over the lake and enjoy the peace.

Thank Prema T
Reviewed 1 week ago

National Trust don't own or run the main school building, as it is a private, active school. The parkland around it, together with all the buildings and follies are under their jurisdiction and there are so many and so much to do that you really...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the last few years the National Trust has worked endlessly at improving and renovating Stowe Gardens and surrounding grounds. The entrance has now moved and it makes for an easier approach for visitors. It really makes for a lovely walk, and some fresh air....More

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful, but spoilt because a visit to the house is not usual as it is not NT property. There are some interesting areas in the garden , but also some difficult paths, nettles etc. The worst thing about it, which prevents me...More

Thank Teacupcake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a delightful few hours wandering around the gardens at Stowe. There are some stunning vistas, especially across the lake to the house. The gardens cover some 250 acres and are dotted with temples, statues and monuments and an abundance of wildlife. It is...More

1  Thank 446MikeE446
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the great gardens - be prepared for a lot of walking and don't go on a rainy day. Sun shone for me and it was worth the trip. You can get lifts of buggies which pass through but mainly it is a lot...More

Thank JezandLoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited Stowe House School ( free to HHA members, rejoined again £77.00...visited 25 properties last year) on the morning of Friday 1st we decided to visit NT Stowe also and enjoyed a 75 mins stroll around the parkland. Both are well,worth the visit.

Thank busterSolihull
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of follies and temples dotted about the gardens around two large lakes. The New Inn at the entrance is worth a visit. The rooms contain everyday objects of yesteryear which our children found so interesting. There has been much investment in the...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can bring yourself to ignore the political overtones of the National Trust hierarchy, Stowe is a bit of a gem. We spent a fascinating three hours there last weekend and ended up footsore and weary. On that basis, you need to be cautious...More

Thank ancientwokkadriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens and building are amazing but a lot of walking is involved but you can hire a buggy to get round and there is a shuttle between the reception area ( New Inn) and the entrance to the Gardens. Do pick a dry day...More

Thank Peter H
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Mikel L
2 September 2017|
Response from Rachel H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but they encourage people to cycle there, so it has to be worth asking them direct.
Mark S
22 June 2017|
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Response from MGL262 | Reviewed this property |
There lots of places to picnic, just choose where you like the look of. There are toilets within the grounds, they are near the Chinese House