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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  • Have visited the grounds many times - am NT member. the March visit was to the Stowe School - a rare opportunity.  more »
  • We walk around the gardens is great, one of browns best. but the house is closed to public and this is a disappointment. There is a shortage of Toilets around and the paths are rough, so have good wal...  more »
  • This is a lovely place to walk the dogs, and for taking the children. It is great for photography. Unsurprisingly it is busy at peak times, but once in the gardens you would never know it. Join the Na...  more »
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  • Didn't get time to go into the house but it looked amazing. £5 entry into the house as a national trust membership. Gardens are free for national trust members and it's definitely worth a trip here. Amazing gardens and various things to see. Lots of wildlife and various walks. Map has around 30 different locations to see. Varied statues and temples to see. We brought food from the cafe and took it with us for a picnic. Took 6 hours to wander around and see everything and have a picnic.
  • Specular country park, landscaped in part by Capability Brown. Rolling hills, lakes, trees, water features and architectural gems make this a fantastic place to walk and talk. Best to visit in the spring or autumnal for the flowers and trees. However it is still lovely at any time. The cafe at the entrance is also a nice place to have lunch or tea.
  • Lovely walk around some picturesque and historical gardens with the option to see the school as well if you require. Massively helped by a piece of good weather too! Nice options for food and drinks as well.
  • Favourite National Trust site in Buckinghamshire! Stowe landscape gardens are truly magical, there's a variety of different flora to be found across the grounds, and numerous temples alongside other classical structures. Great place to walk your dog, there is also a cafe that serves yummy food for a fair price, and they have dog bowls outside so that in the summer you can dine with your pooch. I would recommend spending a good few hours here, if not the whole day to ensure that you get to explore the whole gardens. Many of the bigger temples and features are quite a walk from the entrance, such as the temple of Concord and Victory, which is a Greek style temple located in the Grecian Valley.
  • all weather walking on gravel paths around lovely garden grounds. Enjoy the various folley buildings and the wonderful lake and birds. Peaceful walk finished off by a coffee or bite to eat at the new cafe. Super friendly staff and a wonderful place to visit
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