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.

Location

Stoke Park Estate, Duchess Gate, Park Road, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1AU

Parking

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
  • World War 2 anti-aircraft battery (scheduled ancient monument)

Community support

The Stoke Park Steering Group is a community group that supports the park. The group is looking for new members. For more information or to join contact them at bristolparks@bristol.gov.uk.

Activities

You can follow one of our three walks:

Restoration works

We are carrying out a project to repair and restore Sir John’s Lane Wall, a grade II listed historic estate wall built in the 1780’s around the Heath House estate at the southwest end of Stoke Park.

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