The family seat of the Earl’s of Bessborough, Stansted Park offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a true ‘upstairs, downstairs’ experience as they explore the beautiful Edwardian Mansion. Visitors can explore the stunning State Rooms, once used by the family to entertain politicians, actors and royalty, before moving downstairs to see the fully furnished Servants Quarters. The private family Chapel of St Paul is also open to visitors. Built by the Reverend Lewis Way in the mid-1800s, the Chapel contains a unique window with Christian and Jewish iconography and inspired poet John Keats, who used the Chapel’s imagery in his poems The Eve of St Agnes and The Eve of St Mark. The Grounds and Walled Garden are open all year around and includes the Arboretum, Pavilion Tearoom, Garden Centre, Stansted Park Farm Shop, Maze and the Stansted Park Light Railway. Stansted Forest today is a remnant of the most westerly point of the ancient forest of Arundel. With many routes for walkers and cyclists, the forest is a popular destination for visitors and is enjoyed by thousands each year. The estate is carefully managed to conserve wildlife habitats, which means Stansted is home to a variety of unusual birds, plants and wildlife. Stansted House is open from Easter Sunday to the end of September. Our opening times are Sunday-Tuesday, 1pm-5pm (last admission at 4pm). Please check our website before you visit.

Stansted Park

Stansted Park is a beautiful Edwardian Mansion, standing within 1800 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and ancient forest.

Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6DX

02392 412265 (opt 5)


  • Accessible
  • Free Parking
  • Gallery/Museum/Educational
  • Historic Landmarks/Heritage Centres
  • Scenic Landmark

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