The Venue

Stansted House, set in 1750 acres of glorious park and woodland is a stunning venue. A prime example of Caroline revival and glorious in its parkland setting, Stansted offers visitors a highly enjoyable day out.

The house is Grade II* and is home to the Bessborough family treasures – the 18 th century Brussels tapestries, the magnificent collection of bird paintings, Liotard portraits, the Duchess of Westminster’s Embroidery Collection and unusual display of fans in the Blue Drawing Room. Its Below Stairs Experience continues to fascinate visitors with its glimpse of social history.

Also visit the Bessborough Arboretum, the renovated Well Head Garden and the beautiful Chapel, inspiration for Keat’s ‘Ode to St Mark’. The Chapel will be brimming with fabulous flower arrangements by the Emsworth Afternoon Flower Club.

Other Attractions:

  • ‘Enjoy the fun of the new miniature railway – Stansted Light Railway is a new 7.25″ gauge railway built in the grounds of Stansted Park.
  • Visit the Stansted Park Garden Centre.
  • The Pavilion Tea Room provides a delicious selection of home-made fare in the charming surroundings of Victorian Glasshouses in the Walled Garden.
  • The Dutch Garden & The Walled Garden Artisan & Craft Shops.
  • The new Stansted Park Farmshop selling seasonal and local food.
  • Stansted Maze…… over 500 yew trees and about a kilometre of hedging to get lost in! Mini golf and giant chess & draught board in the middle of the maze to keep everyone very happy.