This long straight drive approaches Stowe House and gardens from Buckingham, passing through this 60 foot Corinthian Arch
You still use the driveway to approach the house but it no longer takes you through the arch. The Stowe estate began as the home to the Temple family from 1590.
The house was completely rebuilt in the early 1700s and has been redesigned over the years. The frontage is 916 feet long.
In 1922 Stowe School saved the building from demolition. The school is an Independent boys and girls boarding school with over 700 pupils.
The school is open to visitors especially during the school holidays so I was fortunate to have a look around. This is the main library.
State Music Room
The domed ceiling in the Great Hall.
The dining room.
Walking back through the gardens here are some of the many temples and monuments.This is the Gothic Temple
Temple of Concord and Victory
Temple of Ancient Virtue
Captain Grenville's Column
Bald looking sheep.
It is such a beautiful place, no wonder it is one of the National Trust's most popular estates to visit.