Stowe House is a grade I listed country house in Buckinghamshire, England. It is the home of Stowe School, an independent school, and is owned by the Stowe House Preservation Trust who have to date spent more than £25m on the restoration of the house. It is regularly open to the public. The gardens, a significant example of the English garden style, along with part of the Park, passed into the ownership of The National Trust in 1989.
The Palladian Bridge is a copy of the bridge at Wilton House. The main difference is that the Stowe version is designed to be used by horse-drawn carriages so is set lower with shallow ramps instead of steps on the approach. It was completed in 1738 probably under the direction of Gibbs.