A Tale of Stowe is a short tour which delves into one aspect of Stowe's history. Our Tour Guide will briefly explore the history of Stowe and tell you one of the intriguing stories from Stowe's history. The two themes we currenty explore include the tale of Queen Victoria's visit in 1845 and the tale of the restoration of Stowe House.
Tour duration: 15 minutes
Tour departs: on the hour
The Full Story is a delightful comprehensive history of Stowe. The tour explores four key periods in Stowe's past through the stories of the people who have lived at Stowe. Your tour guide will delve into the fascinating history of the estate, exploring the creation of Stowe under Viscount Cobham, the extravagance and spending of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos, the rebirth of Stowe as a School and the restoration of Stowe today.
Tour duration: 45 minutes
Tour departs: on the half hour
During the school holidays you can explore Stowe's state rooms at your own pace and delve into the stories you choose.
After exploring at your own pace if you decide you would like to join either of our tours, A Tale of Stowe or The Full Story, you are welcome to head back to the Welcome Centre and join the next tour.