Follow the brown signs in the local area to reach Stowe

Arriving at Stowe

The main entrance to the House is via the gardens of the National Trust Stowe. Enjoy a steady stroll to reach the main entrance of the House. National Trust admission applies.

The gardens of the National Trust Stowe are partly accessible: they include uneven and hard gravel paths, steep slopes, and are slightly hilly.

For access via the National Trust Stowe please use the postcode  MK18 5EQ

Download a map of how to reach the House

Arriving at New Inn

The New Inn is the National Trust's Visitor Centre at Stowe and houses the café, shop and toilets.

There is plenty of accessible car parking at New Inn.

We suggest you bring your own mobility buggy or wheelchair to use from the car park to New Inn, if required.

The welcome area, café, shop and toilets are fully accessible. Due to the historic nature of the building some of the restored Parlour Rooms within New Inn have limited access.

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The gardens are partly accessible: they include uneven and hard gravel paths, steep slopes, and are slightly hilly.

Traveling from New Inn to Stowe House

New Inn to Bell Gate (downhill) 500m (0.3 miles) 10-15 minutes.

Bell Gate to Stowe House entrance via the Rotunda and the Grotto (gradual incline) 800m (0.5 miles) 20-25 minutes.

Returning from Stowe House to New Inn

Stowe House entrance to Bell Gate via the Temple of Ancient Virtue and Elysian Fields (gradual decline) 1060m (0.66 miles) 20-25 minutes.

Bell Gate to New Inn (uphill) 500m (0.3 miles) 10-15 minutes.

Most days there is a Mobility Buggy running between New Inn and Bell Gate to assist with access to the Garden.

All timings are approximate and when travelling at a leisurely pace.

For more information telephone 01280 825009

Plan your walk through the Gardens

Visual Impairments

Within New Inn some of the restored Parlour Rooms have limited access and low levels of lighting.

Mobility Buggies

National Trust mobility buggies are available to book for the duration of 2 hours.

Please book in advance to ensure you are not disappointed.

Email the National Trust

Telephone 01280 825009

Arriving at the House

Once you have made your way through the Gardens and have arrived at the House there is a platform lift at the Welcome Cente entrance to assist access from the outside ground level to the ground floor of the House.

A member of the Stowe House will be able to assist you if required.  

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