The finest view in England: Roof-Top Tour

Thursday 20 July, 1pm

About the event

Afternoon tour

After a year’s break 2017 will see the return of our very popular Roof-Top Tours.

Enjoy the chance to climb the noble cantilevered stone staircase to admire the magnificent view from the roof and look over the world-famous Gardens; this truly is ‘the finest view in England’. These tours are unique and extremely popular so early booking is essential. Roof access is subject to weather conditions.

Hot drinks on arrival at 1pm, tour commences at 1.15pm

Pre-booking is essential. Arrive at the Stowe House Welcome Centre at 1pm for a hot drink. Explore our exhibition in our Discovery Centre before you depart on your tour at 1.15pm. Your ticket includes a Stowe House Annual Pass and admission to the House all day, this gives you chance to explore the House further before or after your specialist tour.

Please note that your ticket does not include admission to the National Trust Gardens. Find out more about garden admission prices here. If you decide to include a garden visit as part of your day with us please leave enough time to walk from the New Inn visitor centre through the gardens to the House (suggested 30 minutes).

If you do not want to include a visit to the National Trust Gardens as part of your day please arrive at the Stowe House private entrance (MK18 5EH signposted Stowe School) where you can park close to the House.

Roof-top tours are weather dependent. If the weather conditions restrict access to the roof we will run a tour of the State Rooms and other unique aspects of the House. Please note that the roof is accessed via four flights of steep stairs. We do not allow young children on to the roof. We suggest you do not come on the roof-top tour if you have any knee or back issues that may be effected by walking up the stairs on to the roof or if you are heavily pregnant, this is due to the last set of stairs being very steep. Please wear practical shoes – no high-heeled shoes.

Please read our Ticket Refund Policy before booking