Welcome to STOURHEAD !

Welcome to STOURHEAD !
Hello Beauties,

And welcome to STOURHEAD, a lovely property of old bankers.

I didn’t planned to write this article but this place is so splendid that I had to share this with you !

Preserve by the National Trust, you will start by paying 17 pounds to have access to all the activities. But it definitely worth it !

After the visitor reception, I began my walk towards the lake. On the path, you will see an art gallery and a shop/plant centre but also a few typical houses.

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And on the otherside, the medieval “St Peter’s Church”. Frequently renovated, the church is in a very good state of conservation.

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The view from the church is absolutely beautiful ! But you will see later that all the views are exceptional.

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This monument is the “Bristol High Cross”. It was originally in the town centre of Bristol. It was moved to the Stourhead estate in 1765.

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On the foreground of this picture, you can see the “Palladian Bridge” and in the background the “Pantheon”.

It’s the main area where people come to have a picnic. If you prefer there are very good restaurants for a very affordable price.

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When you continue, you pass in front of the “Temple of Flora”.

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Before to explore the “Pantheon”, you have to go inside an old Grotto of 260 years old.

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You will meet gods, or their statues including Neptune God of the Sea.

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And finally, the “Pantheon” ( at least a reproduction )

As you see, there are lots of link with art and Italy.

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Here you can see the Temple of Flora and the old Boat House.

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And before to visit the castle, you have to climb to see the Temple of Apollo. I think that one of the scene of “Lie and Prejudice” has been turned.

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As always, one more amazing view of the lake.

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To finish the day, we went to the Bank Valut Basement / castle.

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Sadly we couldn’t take pictures inside but believe me it’s very pretty and well preserve.

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I hope that I gave you the envy to visit and discover STOURHEAD when you get the chance. I think that it’s the perfect destination if you just want to have a chill day. Especially when it’s sunny as it was this last few days.

 

xoxo
FrenchyVibes
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