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Stansted Park

Hampshire

Type:Historic House / Palace

Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX

Tel: 02392 412265

Stansted Park

About

Stansted Park stands in 1800 acres of parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs National Park. In 1983 the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave Stansted Park, the Arboretum, his family home and its beautiful contents to the public. The state rooms are furnished as though the 10th Earl was still at home giving the visitor a real sense of a bygone era, the extensive servants’ quarters below stairs are filled with historic artefacts that are brought to life by the very knowledgeable and friendly stewards that will guide you through the vibrant history of Stansted Park.

The Grounds and Walled Gardens are open all year, this includes the Arboretum, The Pavilion Tearoom, The Stansted Park Garden Centre, The Farm Shop, The Maze & Railway (both subject to change) and the Play area.

Stansted Forest provides many routes for walkers and cyclists and is enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. The estate is carefully managed to conserve wildlife habitats which means Stansted is home to a variety of unusual birds, plants and insects.

The private chapel and The House with its splendid mansion rooms and the fully furnished Servants' Quarters below stairs are open to visitors from Easter to September. School visits and pre-booked group visits are always very welcome.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Forest Location
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1hr – 3hrs
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Public Telephone
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

House opening (16 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00

* Last Entry 4pm

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