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Historic park and garden alongside the M32.

Stoke Park Estate is managed via a partnership between Bristol City Council, Natural England and Historic England. Public funding is provided via a Countryside Stewardship Scheme Go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-stewardship-get-funding-to-protect-and-improve-the-land-you-manage (opens new window) agreement awarded by Defra, which helps us to restore and improve the landscape of Stoke Park.

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.

Cattle and goat grazing

Find out more about grazing in Stoke Park Estate, and guidance for walking in fields with cattle and goats in them.

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)
  • pdf all weather accessible path (460 KB)

Community support

Stoke Park Estate has a community group which supports the estate. To find out more visit the Stoke Park Community Group website Go to http://stoke-park.co.uk/ (opens new window).


You can follow one of our three walks:

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