How to find us
From M40 J10, from the slip-road follow signs across 3 roundabouts to join the A43 towards Northampton (M1 signs). Continue on the A43, straight over 3 roundabouts, for 5 miles. At the fourth roundabout, (ignore the first exit - A422 towards Banbury), take the second main exit (A43 Northampton), then right at the next roundabout on to the A422 towards Buckingham. Continue for 4 miles. Turn left at the Water Stratford crossroads, following The National Trust Stowe sign. Go straight on across 2 sets of crossroads to the Stowe main gate.
From M40 J11, follow the A422 to Brackley, continuing on the A422 towards Buckingham, picking up the NT Stowe Landscape Gardens signs. At the Water Stratford crossroads, turn left following the NT Stowe Landscape Gardens sign. Straight across 2 sets of crossroads to the Stowe main gate.
From Bicester take the A4421 for 7 miles. At the A421 roundabout take the second exit, following signs to Stowe Landscape Gardens, then bearing right towards the village of Tingewick. Turn left at the mini roundabout, through Water Stratford and then straight on across 3 sets of crossroads to the Stowe main gate.
From Buckingham on the A422 towards Brackley, turn right into Stowe Avenue. Bear left with the main road past Chackmore and continue for about 1 mile. Turn right at the Stowe main gate.
From Towcester on the A43 after the second roundabout (with McDonalds and a BP garage on your right), ignore the first exit (with a NT signpost for Stowe) and take the second exit slip-road (signposted Silverstone Circuit, Dadford and Stowe), go past the motor-racing circuit and through Dadford. After 1 mile turn left at the Stowe main gate.
Milton Keynes station is 16 miles from Stowe. There is a regular train service from London (Euston) every 20 minutes, with a 30 minute journey time. Alternatively Bicester North station is 11 miles from Stowe. Bus services run to Buckingham or take a taxi direct to Stowe.
The following services operate in the Stowe area:
- Stagecoach Express X5 Cambridge-Oxford (passing through Milton Keynes Central & Bicester North);
- Jeffs 32 from Milton Keynes (passing through Milton Keynes Central);
- Arriva 66 from Aylesbury (passing through Aylesbury).
On all services, alight at Buckingham, then Stowe is 3 miles on foot or by taxi, which can be found in the town centre or arranged in advance.
Ordnance survey reference
Heritage visitors access Stowe House via the National Trust Stowe Gardens, please see information and directions here. Heritage visitors using SatNav should follow MK18 5EQ.