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Stowe House & Gardens

Stowe House & Gardens Buckinghamshire
Stowe House & Gardens
MK18 5EQ
01280 817 156

About Stowe House & Gardens

The scale and beauty of Stowe have attracted visitors for over 300 years.

Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise and still cast their spell today.

The sheer size and space is perfect for those who love the outdoors and enjoy walking. A scenic walk from New Inn takes you into the gardens, where another world awaits. Stowe is great to explore all day long when you venture out to the far reaches of the gardens and parkland.

Go back time and time again to discover new routes in the garden, or take a vigorous ramble in the parkland where more monuments wait to be explored, and see new views you won’t find in the gardens.

Stowe House & Gardens are available for functions. Kindly email stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk for more details.

Getting to Stowe

By road
3 miles northwest of Buckingham town, just off the A422 Buckingham to Banbury Road. From the M40 take exits 9 to 11. From the M1 exits 13 or 15a. Stowe is signposted with brown tourist information signs from local routes. Entry to National Trust Stowe Gardens is via Stowe Avenue only. Turn right in front of the Corinthian Arch and approach the car park slowly. Check your route before you travel.
Parking: Parking is free for members and non-members
Sat Nav: MK18 5EQ

On foot
1½ miles from Buckingham, take a stroll up Stowe Avenue for monumental views to arrive at The New Inn.

By train
There are a number of train stations nearby: Bicester North 9 miles; Milton Keynes Central 14 miles. Taxis are available at all stations. Direct connections from London Marylebone and Euston stations, with only a 50-minute journey.

By bus
Stagecoach X5 bus runs from Oxford to Cambridge and stops in Buckingham Town, 1.5 miles from Stowe. The Arriva X60 bus runs from Aylesbury to Milton Keynes, stopping in Buckingham Town, 1.5 miles from Stowe. On arrival at Buckingham High Street, walk uphill and onto West Street, continuing on the A422 until you reach a right turn for Stowe Avenue. Follow the 1.5-mile avenue until you reach the New Inn.

By bicycle
1½ miles from Buckingham, take a ride up Stowe Avenue for spectacular views to arrive at The New Inn, where you’ll find cycle racks located in the middle of the car park on the left next to the visitor path.


  • Gardens are partly accessible, with uneven and hard gravel paths, hoggin and grass paths, and some steep slopes.
  • There is an 800m walk from the car park to the garden (free shuttle service available).
  • There is accessible car parking.
  • Dogs on leads welcome – assistance dogs only in the café.
  • Accessible toilets are available.
Image: The south front of Stowe House © National Trust Images / John Millar

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