Stoke Park Estate
Historic park and garden alongside the M32.
Admission and opening times
There is no charge for admission. Stoke Park Estate is open at all times.
Stoke Park Estate, Duchess Gate, Park Road, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1AU
There is no dedicated car park. Find out where to park in Bristol.
To find out about accessibility at Stoke Park Estate, you can look at an access guide on DisabledGo.
Facilities and features
- dew pond at the base of the northern slope
- fishing lake, also known as Duchess pond
- Hermitage Tunnel (Grade II listed)
- Purdown BT Tower
- the yellow Dower House, built in 1563 as a private stately home, but is now converted to private flats
- woodland areas and trees
- the nearest public toilet is at Snuff Mills Park, five to ten minutes walk away from the Duchess entrance on Park Road
- Purdown Percy, a World War 2 anti-aircraft battery (scheduled monument)
Stoke Park Estate has a community group which supports the estate. To find out more visit the Friends of Stoke Park Facebook page.
You can follow one of our three walks:
- Stoke Park Walk (pdf, 200k) (opens new window)
- Barn Wood Walk (pdf, 216k) (opens new window)
- Hermitage Walk (pdf, 211k) (opens new window)
- Stoke Park trail map (pdf, 3.7MB) (opens new window)
Advice for visitors
During January and February 2018 there’ll be some disruption to walking routes.
This is while scrub and young woodland are removed to the south side of the estate, close to and in areas around the WW2 battery.
Our advice is:
- Check what areas of the park are available or closed
- Plan your walks around the park as layouts will change over time
- If walking dogs, keep them on leads or under control
For more information see our Stoke Park improvement work 2018-2020 page.
If you've any queries email Stoke.Park@bristol.gov.uk.
The works contractor will also be available to provide information and answer queries.
Awards and heritage
- Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Site: an important place for geology and geomorphology
- Site of nature conservation interest: protected area of importance for wildlife