When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery. Uncover the fascinating history of Stourhead house with an Italian ‘Grand Tour’ adventure and enjoy the unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings. The Palladian mansion is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.
There’s time for lunch then off to the interesting medieval market town of Shaftsbury, just 20 minutes away. Browse the shops, visit the historic Abbey and museum, and enjoy the views of the Blackmore Vale from the Park Walk.
Stourhead is a National Trust property so tickets cost £15 for National Trust members, or £27.50 for non members to include entry to house and garden.
Coach leaves Whitchurch at 930am and we should be back for 6pm.
Tickets must be booked in advance either at the Gill Nethercott Centre or Whitchurch Library.
|Date:||June 3, 2013 at 12:00 am|