Stowe

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5/5

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Date of travel

2012

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Adult family

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Stowe landscape gardens created in the 18th century has been open to the public since Georgian times. It is remarkable with many follies, a Palladian bridge, grotto and a beautiful lakeside walk. In February there is a spectacular snowdrop walk, and the gardens are open for free this week until the new visitor centre opens by the New Inn.

The New Inn was the original entrance to the gardens, and this will be reinstated by the National Trust in February 2012, giving a new approach to the gardens.

Stowe House is occupied by a school, but is a lovely building to admire from the gardens. You can visit the School in the vacations. Stowe was originally the home of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos, until they became bankrupt following a visit by Queen Victoria.

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