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Stowe House

An exceptional house set within this world-famous landscape and subject to one of the most pioneering restoration projects of the 21th century.

Stowe, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EH

Stowe House in Buckinghamshire

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Touch tours
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

In the eighteenth century, the powerful Temple-Grenville family chose to create an idyllic landscape filled with temples. Amidst these enchanting gardens (now cared for separately by the National Trust), they built the most lavish temple of all, Stowe House, famous during its eighteenth-century heyday as an important artistic masterpiece.

In 1922, in the face of demolition, Stowe School saved the building from certain destruction. Unlike the loss and decline of many English country houses, Stowe House found a new and revived use for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as a school for boys and girls. Stowe House Preservation Trust was established in 1997 to restore the House and share this special place with the world.

Come inside the House to see the results of one of the most pioneering restoration projects of the twenty-first century and see inside one of the most excessive homes in England.

Opening Times

2022

Weekends in the winter months, most days in summer months.

Stowe House release their House tickets one week before the date of the visit. They don’t release them sooner because Stowe House is a working building and so their opening times can be subject to change.

The main entrance to the House is via the gardens of National Trust Stowe. The National Trust Visitor Centre is called New Inn. Please arrive at New Inn and enjoy your walk through the Gardens to reach us. Garden admission applies.

When arriving for a house-only visit we ask that you enter the estate via our private Stowe School entrance.

Please note you must telephone or email in advance to arrange access via this entrance to the estate.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit the house (but NOT the gardens) for free, but must book in advance online.

The main entrance to the House is via the gardens of National Trust Stowe. The National Trust Visitor Centre is called New Inn. Please arrive at New Inn and enjoy your walk through the Gardens to reach us. Garden admission applies.

When arriving for a house-only visit we ask that you enter the estate via our private Stowe School entrance.

Please note you must telephone or email in advance to arrange access via this entrance to the estate.

Non-member adult admission:  £7

Educational Visits

Our learning programme is based on the tradition of creativity at Stowe House and we use this to provide an inspirational learning experience. We closely connect our workshops to the National Curriculum but whatever the focus, the content is cross-curricular and includes at least one core subject.

Our sessions are designed to be fun, hands-on and active, with opportunities to be in role, dress up, tell stories and make something creative. All of our workshops have been developed in consultation with local schools and are delivered by a dynamic and highly experienced team.

Accessibility
  • Touch tours
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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