(opening times 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri)

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Stansted Park

Rowlands Castle



02392 412265





This stunning Edwardian mansion 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 brought to life by the very knowledgeable and friendly guides who will guide you through the vibrant history of this beautiful stately home.


Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 1pm - 5pm (last admission 4pm).

The season runs from Easter Sunday to the end of September.

IMPORTANT NOTE: From Monday 23rd September, the approach to Stansted Park from the west, via Emsworth Common Road, will be closed while Hampshire County Council carries out essential drainage work. Diversion signs will be in place for six weeks, directing traffic through Westbourne village, meaning possible delays to your journey during peak periods.

Stansted Park House and Gardens, Farm Shop, Garden Centre and Pavilion Tea Rooms will all be open throughout this period and we look forward to welcoming you as usual. We would advise you to avoid travelling during rush hour wherever possible and leave a little longer for your journey.


Adults £10  Concessions £8 (60+, students)  Children £5 (5yrs - 16yrs)  Family Ticket £25 (2+3)


We want to help you get the most out of your visit.  We welcome visitors of all interests and abilities.  The Walled Gardens, Garden Centre, craft workshops and Pavilion Tea Room all have level access, but some paths in the grounds are gravelled.

The Mansion is accessible by wheelchair lift and an inside passenger lift. We regret that we cannot accommodate large powered wheelchairs in these, please call ahead of your visit to find out more information and to avoid disappointment.

Please download our access statement or ask for a copy if you'd like more information. We also welcome feedback to help us improve our service.


The Garden Centre car park is the main car park for access to all Walled Garden attractions and the House.
There is a designated ‘disabled’ car park next to the Pavilion Tea Room for Blue Badge holders and beside the entry to the Garden Centre.
House visitors with mobility limitations may be dropped off beside the House by arrangement.



We regret that only assistance dogs are permitted in the gardens, maze and House. There is no shade in car parks. For reasons of public safety dogs are not allowed at general public events (dog themed events are an exception). Dogs on footpaths and bridleways in the Forest must be kept under close control.

Stansted Park supports the South Downs Responsible Visitor Charter for sustainable tourism.