Visiting Stansted House and Grounds

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 brought to life by the very knowledgeable and friendly stewards that will guide you through the vibrant history of Stansted Park.

Access and Special needs

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 sloping.

There is a wheelchair lift and an Edwardian caged lift for access to the historic House. They are not suitable for large powered wheelchairs.

Disabled visitors can be set down and collected at the door of the House by prior arrangement (call 02392 412265).  Please also download or ask for our access statement. We also welcome your feedback to help us improve our service.


The Garden Centre car park is the main car park for access to all Walled Garden attractions, the Stansted Maze, the Pavilion Tea Room, the Stansted Farm Shop, Stansted House and the Chapel.
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. Please email in advance or phone 02392 412265 during office hours for directions.


Stansted House

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



Walking dogs at Stansted Park

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 control.

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

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