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Stourhead Lake View 2, Wiltshire, England, UK.

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Stourhead garden was created by Henry Hoare II in the 1740s. The estate lays across a valley and stream that feeds the lakes, and contains a small village at its heart.

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A: Stourhead Grotto Entrance, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 80 meters away

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D: Stourhead Gothic Cottage, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 200 meters away

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E: Stourhead Lake View, Wiltshire, England, UK.

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F: Stourhead Grotto

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G: Stourhead Lakeside Views

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H: Stourhead Pantheon

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I: Stourhead Pantheon, Wiltshire, England, UK.

by Geoff Mather, 320 meters away

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Stourhead Pantheon, Wiltshire, England, UK.

J: Stourhead Estate View, Wiltshire, England, UK.

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