You may have seen glimpses of it already, but the best views of Stowe Castle are to your left around now. The Castle was really a farm, two miles from the house in 1738, it was expertly fronted to the design of William Gibbs, to create an Eyecatcher. A moment where passers-by stopped to admire and wonder about the distant castle. The rear of the building is entirely different, and was a working farm.