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
- World War 2 anti-aircraft battery (scheduled ancient 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)
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.
- Project summary (pdf, 79k) (opens new window)
- Essential vegetation removal works (pdf, 190k) (opens new window)
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