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Stourhead

Stourhead has a real air of magic about it. Surrounding the great central lake, classical temples lie hidden among the foliage of its rare trees, and as you explore you'll discover secluded grottoes and scenic paths through the woods. It was called ‘a living work of art’ when it was opened in 1740, which captures the atmosphere here perfectly.