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Stourton Town Information

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This is a magnificent showpiece village of more than 300 cottages owned by the National Trust.

It lies on the estate surrounding the Palladian mansion of Stourhead, famous for its works of art and superb landscaped garden.

The latter was created in a classical style with grottos, temples, stone bridges and sublime trees.

One of the follies is King Alfred’s Tower, which soars 150 feet and affords spectacular views.

A beautiful garden has also been created at Stourton Rectory.

Stourhead Gardens - Photo © Ian Knox
Stourhead Gardens -
Photo: Ian Knox CCL

Whitesheet Hill Photo © Andrew Smith
Whitesheet Hill - Photo: Andrew Smith CCL

  The historian Edward Gibbon was said to be have been so inspired by Stourhead’s library he wrote his massive tome ‘Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’.

The estate contains the Iron Age hill forts of Whitesheet Hill and Park Hill Camp.