Stansted House

Discover upstairs-downstairs Stansted Park

Stansted Park overlooks the coast on the Hampshire – Sussex border from the South Downs National Park. The historic Upstairs state rooms, Chapel, and extensive real-life servants’ quarters Downstairs are open from April 1 to September 30. School visits and pre-booked group visits are always very welcome.

Every day all the family can spend a day at Stansted Park exploring on safe footpaths, buy locally raised plants at Stansted House Garden Centre, indulge in afternoon tea or a lovely light lunch at the Pavilion Tea Room. The new Stansted Farm Shop is also full of quality local suppies for foodies!

At weekends, have fun in the Stansted Maze, on the Stansted Park Light Railway, visit the craft workshops: Studio Pottery.

The amazing yew MAZE at Stansted Park opened 2011 in the lower walled garden and is a great fun family attraction for weekends and in the school holidays. Open 1 – 4 pm February – October (weather permitting). It’s a great place to hold a children’s party. Call 02392 412265 for details.

Click to find out more about how Stansted Park hosts fabulous weddings, exciting events: open-air theatre, concerts and cricket – which has been played on the lawns in front of Stansted House since the 1740s.

You can download our new birds-eye view of Stansted Park here.

The mansion and its outbuildings are now heated by a bio-fuel boiler fed by wood grown sustainably in award-winning Stansted Forest. The Forest is managed for wildlife conservation, under a Permissive Access scheme.

Stansted Park supports the South Downs Responsible Visitor Charter and has a GTBS silver award for sustainable tourism management.

Some of our attractions are outdoors. We are high on the South Downs so please check local forecasts for PO9 6DX and contact us if in any doubt about the weather. Check opening times on our website before travelling.

A beautiful, unique venue… The ideal setting…

Experience learning in action… Explore Stansted Park for yourself…

The Stansted Park Foundation ( 1101251) is an independent charitable trust set up by the 10th Earl of Bessborough in 1983 to conserve the Estate, the House and its collections for the public, forever.


To email Stansted Park, please click to open a Contact Form.

SUMMER OPENING June – September                                               Stansted House and Chapel are open Sunday  – Wednesday from 1 pm.        Last entry 4 pm