Stoke Park Estate

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.

Disabled access

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)

Community support

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:

Restoration works

Advice for visitors

There will be some disruption to walking routes from October 2018 to March 2019 .

This is because of scrub removal and tree-thinning work in the areas below and between Pale Plantation and Barnwood.

We advise you to:

  • check what areas of the park are open or closed
  • plan your walks around the park as layouts will change over time
  • keep dogs under control or on leads

For more information see our Stoke Park restoration works page.

If you've any queries email

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