The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Stowe - National Trust

The scale and beauty of Stowe has attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples are immersed in over 250 acres of garden. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise, still casting their spell today. Stowe is still defined by the style of the eighteenth century; allowing the seasons to enhance the landscape with carpets of 'Stowedrops', spring flowers, wildflowers and bright autumn displays.

Visit Stowe in 2017 to discover Lost worlds. Celebrate the 300th birthday of the New Inn as we ask "Was Stowe the birthplace of modern tourism?" and delve into the mythical world of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene with a contemporary art exhibition in the gardens and series of events in partnership with the University of Oxford for Demons Land. Special offer: In 2017 we're offering 10% in the National Trust shop at Stowe for everyone in your group.

Fact File

Opening Times: Open daily | 10am-4pm, 1 Jan-5 Mar | 10am-5pm, 6 Mar-5 Nov | 6 Nov-31 Dec 10am-4pm Parkland, New Inn visitor centre open whilst gardens closed on 27 May. Gardens closed on 24, 25 December.
Admission Rates: Adult £12.40; Child £6.20; Family (2A, 3C) £31; Family (1A,3C) £18.60. National Trust
members and under 5's go free.
Group Rates: Frozen at 2015 group admission prices for 2017. For Groups of 15+: Adult £9.60; Child
£4.25. National Trust members and under 5's free.
Facilities: New Inn visitor centre with welcome area, eighteenth-century Parlour Rooms, large Café, shop, toilets and family facilities.
Disabled Access: 2 rows of parking; disabled toilet, lift in visitor centre. The gardens are partly accessible with steep inclines and varied terrains - please call us to discuss your requirements.
Tours/Events: Take an introductory tour with one of our friendly guides. Make it a day out and ask us about taking a tour of the State Rooms at Stowe House and we'll help co-ordinate a joint visit.
Coach Parking: Spaces for up to 6 coaches on pre-booking
Length of Visit: 3-6 hours
Booking Contact: National Trust Stowe
Gardens Tel: 01280 817156
Location: Situated just north of Buckingham at the tip of the Bucks county. Use postcode MK18 5EQ. 15 minutes from the M40 or M1