£69.00 per person
Bowood House is the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Set in 100 acres of Capability Brown parkland, with a vast collection of trees and shrubs. Bowood House has a rich history with a wealth of art and antiques on display, and within the numerous Exhibition Rooms are remarkable collections of family heirlooms and works of art built up over 250 years.
From the Blackmore Vale area, we take you directly to Bowood House & Gardens which is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne.
Upon arrival there will be tea and coffee awaiting you before you head off for your private guided tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Gardens. Enter through a secret door, your specialist tour guide will lead you around the four distinctly different one-acre squares. During your 90-minute tour your guide will tell you about the flowers in bloom and the history behind the garden.
After your tour you will head to the Shelburne Restaurant for a laid-back, countryside 2-course lunch with picture perfect views over the parkland. The restaurant serves delicious food from seasonal menus.
After your lunch go and discover the rich and fascinating history of Bowood House, set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped “Capability Brown” Parkland. Surrounding the Georgian House is the Italian-inspired Terrace Garden and the herbaceous borders. Make sure you go into Bowood House which hosts a wealth of unique art and antiques with many historical treasures. Explore the family library and Chapel, the room where Joseph Priestley discovered Oxygen in 1774, the Sculpture Gallery, the Orangery and a range of exhibition rooms, nearly 300 years of amazing artefacts and antiques from the family history are on display.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR REQUIRES WALKING ON SOME UNEVEN TERRAIN AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES.
Depart Stalbridge: 08:00
Return Stalbridge: 20:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change