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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stourhead

Stourhead, in Wiltshire, is one of the National Trust's most popular sites.

Henry Hoare aka "Henry the Magnificent" started designing the world famous landscape garden in the 1740's. The wooded path through the garden at Stourhead offers access to classical temples, lovely vistas, grottos and Stourhead's own lake.

Stourhead Wiltshire

Visitors to Stourhead can also learn about the history of the Hoare family by visiting the majestic Stourhead House. This Palladian mansion contains a remarkable collection of paintings and world famous Chippendale furniture.

Stourhead Wiltshire

Stourhead Estate Office
Stourton, Warminster
Wiltshire BA12 6QD
Tel: 01747 841152

© 2010 John Westby

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