Stanway House & Fountain

Stanway House, Stanway, Cheltenham GL54 5PQ

Telephone: 01386 584469

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Stanway is an outstandingly beautiful example of a Jacobean manor house, owned by Tewkesbury Abbey for 800 years then for 500 years by the Tracy family and their descendants, the Earls of Wemyss who still live there. The house, its fascinating furniture, the jewel-like Gatehouse, the church and 14th-century Tithe Barn, the 18th-century water-garden, the specimen trees and avenues, the surrounding villages, farms, parkland and woodland all subtly combine to create an enclave of very English and almost magical harmony. Thanks to its location, at the foot of the Cotswold escarpment, Stanway has been protected from many changes of the 20th century. Recently it has seen the gradual restoration of the 18th century watergarden, probably designed by the greatest of British landscape gardeners, Charles Bridgeman. The formal Canal, on a terrace above the house, the striking Pyramid and eight ponds have been reinstated, and a single-jet fountain, at 300 feet the highest fountain in Britain and the highest gravity fountain in the world, has been added.


  • June, July & August.
  • Tuesday and Thursday 2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Teas, cold drinks & ice cream available.
  • See website for cost of entry

Fountain Plays

  • 2.45pm – 3.15pm & 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Subject to drought and other adverse weather conditions.

Stanway welcomes people with disabilities but you are advised to telephone for full details of access available. Having an able bodied companion with you is advisable.

As disabled visitors only see part of the house, they pay Fountain Only entrance fees.

Dogs are welcome at Stanway. Please keep them on leads.


Stanway Fountain
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