Tickets for the hugely popular Christmas light trail at the National Trust’s world-famous garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire, are on sale due to high public demand.
This family-friendly one-mile magical festive trail will once again be awash with enchanting illuminations to dazzle you and your loved ones with Christmas cheer.
Christmas at Stourhead is full of seasonal surprises and shimmering reflections that cast light on beautiful silhouettes of majestic trees, all choreographed to a soundtrack of festive classics.
Look forward to some together time and make everlasting memories, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour.
Eye-catching landmarks to look out for on this year’s trail include the ‘voyage’ – a colourful installation of small boats floating on the water by international artists Aether and Hemera.
There will be a neon tree with interwoven and multi-coloured branches too, and ‘Neon Strings’ – a woodland with bouncing lines that glow in the moonlight.
Independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.
*Extra charges apply
Christmas at Stourhead provides a special way to celebrate the festive season with an unmissable outdoor experience for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
The event is being hosted by leading events promoter Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music, in partnership with the National Trust. The trail is created by Culture Creative.
Stourhead is a Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland (2,650 acres), where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.
First opened in the 1740s, and described as ‘a living work of art’, the world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees – offering many immersive visits of adventure.
More of the building’s iconic history can be uncovered in its unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and many inspirational paintings.
Information about the National Trust
Stourhead is part of the National Trust conservation charity.
Established in 1895, the trust was first set up to mark the importance of the UK’s national heritage and open spaces, so that they remain preserved for members of the public to enjoy.
More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything the charity does.
Entirely independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 780 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
More than 26 million people visit National Trust heritage sites each year, and together with roughly 5.2 million members and over 61,000 volunteers, the charity is supported in its mission to care for these spaces so that they are maintained for the future.