When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. A unique Palladian mansion it has a world-famous landscape garden complete with a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees.

King Alfred’s Tower is a folly linked to the Stourhead estate built in 1772, standing on top of Kingsettle hill. Its size and beauty make it an imposing addition to the landscape, and the views from the top are breath-taking.