National Trust Stowe, Buckingham

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At National Trust Stowe, immerse yourself in 100 hectares (250 acres) of nature that has inspired writers, philosophers, artists, and politicians since the 18th century. Stroll or cycle through the garden’s lakes, valleys, and trails, and keep an eye out for the 40 temples and monuments that remain standing. Stop into the New Inn for parlor games and viewings of its historic rooms. The visitor's center has a shop and a cafe. Put National Trust Stowe at the forefront of your travel plans using our Buckingham trip planner.
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  • Great walk yesterday through the ever changing scenery of Stowe gardens. Some filming was taking place so it was an ideal chance to see some new areas and not the normal route that we take on a regula...  more »
  • We stopped here after a long drive to Milton Keynes, needed some fresh air and cup of tea/slice of cake. We're National Trust members so didn't pay to go in. Plenty of parking space with short walk to...  more »
  • I think this National trust site seemed to be less "starchy" than some of the others that we have visited over the years. As mentioned in my other review for Stowe house,it did seem to benefit for the...  more »
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  • Been a few times now and we love it, beautiful gardens. Really appreciate the use of a mobility buggy as I can't walk far at the moment. We just had a very enjoyable day doing the Halloween trail, unfortunately most of the pumpkins had been smashed.
  • Very welcoming staff who knew the history well. Gave good hints and tips on where to walk which was useful given the size of the gardens. Dogs welcome which is fantastic and lots of things to see. Oaths are buggy friendly and they offer golf carts for hire for the less abled walkers
  • It's a lovely place to visit, with nice walks and some fantastic and quirky structures. It would be handy if the various trails were marked, and if there was more information about what you are looking at. This would be the perfect place for the National Trust to use their app fully and offer advice and details.
  • A wonderful day out with family. We spent the whole day wandering in the gardens which are beautiful and a picnic in the sunshine (very lucky with the weather). Extensive landscape gardens with paths, borders, lakes, mature trees and lawns. Some interesting features dotted about the place - follies, bridges, etc - great stuff. I went with family which included my 3 year old nephew and he had a lovely day. Golf buggies are available for those with limited walking.
  • We had a gorgeous day out here! The gardens are beautiful and there are many seats that allow you to stop and really take it all in at your own pace. There are also many feature buildings & monuments throughout the garden which with use of the map are easy to find and make it even more interesting - we didn't even see them all so a return visit may be in order! Staff were so friendly and helpful, and the gift shop and cafe were both lovely (although eating outside did mean a few wasps!). Would absolutely recommend especially if you are looking for somewhere to spend a few hours on a nice day! Car park has many spaces with additionals for busy days such as when we visited and did not feel crammed (a sunny bank holiday weekend.)

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