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Tickets now on sale for Christmas at Stourhead 2023

The National Trust’s Palladian house and garden is preparing to welcome visitors with the return of its Christmas light trail.

Image credit: Richard Haughton / © Sony Music 

The trail runs between 1st December and 31st December and will be filled with larger-than-life illuminations, all choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music.

Stourhead Christmas Trail: Shop Tickets

What:              Christmas at StourheadThe after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens
            From December 1-31.

Open from 4.30 pm, last entry 8 pm, and closes at 10 pm. Closed Dec 5/6/24/25.

Why Visit:       Discover a Christmas-illuminated trail for all the family set within the beautiful

landscape of Stourhead.

Admission:     Advanced From: Adult £21.50, Child £15 (Age 3-16); Family £70 (2 adults + 2 children) Parking £8 per car. Free for National Trust members when booked in advance.

Address:         Stourhead, Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6SH

Matthew Findlay, Head of UK Trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: “We have a brand new route for 2023 so those people whom we welcomed to the trail last year can enjoy a different experience which will mesmerise families, friends and loved ones.”

Image credit: © Sony Music

New features visitors can expect to see include a Sea of Light stretching into the distance, larger-than-life crystals suspended in trees, and Liquid Lake, which will fill the air with all of the colours of the rainbow and you might even get a glimpse of Father Christmas as you explore the trail.

Image credit: Andrew Ogilvy Photography

With hand-picked street food vendors who bring an indulgent twist to temping treats, you can complete your walk under the stars with *spiced winter warmer, *hot chocolate or toasted marshmallow (separate charges apply) and share it with someone special.

Looking to visit some more Christmas trails? Blenheim Palace has just announced tickets for this year’s trail are on sale now. If you’re looking for a magical journey then it’s all aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway with Santa Specials.