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National Trust Stowe

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Address: New Inn Farm Off Stowe Ave | Near New Inn, Buckingham MK18 5EQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1280 817156
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The scale, grandeur and beauty of Stowe has inspired writers, philosophers,...

The scale, grandeur and beauty of Stowe has inspired writers, philosophers, artists, politicians and members of the public from the 18th century to the present day. Since the National Trust acquired the gardens in the late 1980s, an ambitious programme of restoration has ensured that over 40 temples and monuments remain, gracing an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys with an endless variety of walks and trails, a delightful visit, any time of year.

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Great place with loads of space to wonder

We come here regularly with our young kids as there's so much space to explore. Our kids love running round, exploring the old buildings, seeing the lake and bridges etc. The only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here regularly with our young kids as there's so much space to explore. Our kids love running round, exploring the old buildings, seeing the lake and bridges etc. The only issue is the walk from the entrance to the main park.......you're shattered by the time you get there. The last time we went they had a shuttle cart,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Met up with friends for a dog walk with the kids (4 and 1.5 years old). Lovely grounds with plenty to look at and keep the kids entertained along the way. Just gorgeous views especially as the sun was setting. Loved it.

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Thank Tom B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday 25 Nov 16, My husband and I visited Stowe Gardens, our last visit was in 2011.The gardens are stunning particularly in there early winter glory with the shades of autumn still clinging in the trees. The day was very cold but bright and sunny and we strolled round these really inspiring gardens full of wonderful monuments and statues. The... More 

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Thank Carol B
Whaddon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As National Trust places go, this is very much worth a visit. I have been many many times in different seasons and I'm never disappointed by the astounding beauty that is Stowe gardens. You will find peaceful walks populated with beautiful trees and shrubs very, statues and follies hidden deep within the greenery. It is well worth researching the the... More 

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Thank GregChristie
Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited Stowe Landscape Gardens on many occasions. Infact we joined the National Trust here around 10 years ago. We had been watching the Landscape Artist of The Year on Sky Arts which had several episodes filmed here and it was this which prompted us to make our visit today, together with the fact that it was such a pleasant... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go up here often and have done for years, with family, friends, etc. It's a lovely time out either just for a walk, or a picnic, or to enjoy the fresh food in the visitor centre. Every time I go I find new views, too. Can't fault it and would highly recommend for all ages.

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Thank LHutton
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great trip, the maps are really clear. We did two of the three routes on the map. The food was really nice too.

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Thank Ali N
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

What a difference since we last went several years ago, car park is to far away for disabled people no signs saying there is a golf buggy available, food was very good and reasonable, thought grounds and lakes very overgrown, and some features partially hidden by undergrowth very sad. Hose itself very good although quite a fussy job getting in... More 

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Thank Robert B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A really beautiful and peaceful place to visit, we went at the end of October when all the leaves were turning and showing their fantastic autumnal colours.

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Thank Karen H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My wife has been on about going to Stowe gardens for a couple of years which I wasn't too keen on doing. How wrong was I? They're not formal gardens which I am not a fan of, instead it's landscaped gardens and they are beautiful. Good pick wifey 👍👏 We will be going back soon to check out the bits... More 

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