Stonor Park & Gardens
Stonor Park & Gardens
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Welcome to Stonor Park, Historic Stately Home & Gardens of Lord and Lady Camoys and the Stonor Family for over 850 years. A great family day out near Henley-on-Thames in the Chilterns just one hour from London and home to the magical Tumblestone Hollow Adventure Playground.
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  • Jo B
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    coffee experience
    wanted to stop just for a coffee as driving past. Not able to do so unless you book into the house, garden or are on a bicycle!! kind lady did relent and let us have a drink- this time!! Not made clear on the website and could loose passing custom, a shame in a beautiful location.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Welsh NZers
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1,300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Stonor Park
    Stonor Park is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today – but it’s no museum. Behind the warm red brick façade, Stonor is actually a collection of much older buildings, its origins going back to Medieval times.The fortunes of the house & chapel are strongly tied to the lives of the Catholics in Britain. When Henry VIII formed the Church of England in the 1530s Catholics, it also affected the Stonor family. There is a reminder of these times in the roof space & the priest hole where Sir Edmund Campion hid in the 1580s, while printing the Ten Reasons’ pamphlet .Stonor is currently home to three generations of the Stonor family, the current Earl and his family, and his mother who lives in a restored building near the main house. We were able to tour both the house and Chapel and volunteers gave us really good explanations of each room as we viewed them. The deer at Stonor are beautiful Fallow Deer and the does had just given birth, so were well away from the general public. However the young bucks were enjoying a late afternoon snack while basking in the warm sunshine. Quite tame, they were quite happy for us to photograph them. There were also Red Kites circling overhead. The children’s playground/adventure park was in full swing with families enjoying the warm sunny day.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • therowleys
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful stately home and gardens.
    Far exceeded my expectations! House was fascinating with friendly guides on hand to tell you interesting snippets of information about the history of the house and the family. Gardens were beautiful with gorgeous ponds, walled flower borders and orchards. The surrounding parkland with the roaming deer was also lovely. A great day out and well worth the entrance fee!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 August 2023
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Millarmaid
Wokingham, UK170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Visited here on a very sunny Sunday in May. The gardens are lovely, not that big so you’ll only need an hour to look at them. The house is worth looking at. Don’t rely on there being much in the way of catering here. When we visit The Pantry was closed due to staff shortages and the visitor centre really only had drinks, ice cream and crisps. Much better to bring your own picnic with you. Picnic area by car park. Plenty of space but not much shade.
The gardens are difficult for disabled visitors as there are many steep slopes. House didn’t really seem to be disabled friendly either.
We didn’t visit the children’s play area but plenty of families were using it and having a great time. Possibly more than in the gardens and house.
Quite a nice shop inside the house with things like tea towels and books.
Staff in the house were friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 12 May 2024
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robynholt
Reading, UK15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Lovely grounds but we paid £6.50 each for the gardens- just a very short straight walk through, they were lovely but so small. We realised everyone else was walking the other way through… they had come from the other side which you could just walk in without paying! Felt a little mugged off.

I would recommend parking up and walking round the site for free- we did a lovely walk up on the hill through the woods.
Written 14 April 2024
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Sarah
Reading, UK44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Came here for the first time today (21/10/23) with my 3 year old daughter and friends, including a young baby in a pram.

It was raining heavily which obviously cannot be helped but was very disappointed to find out that the Halloween trail was in the woodland area which isn’t accessible for a pram & especially in such weather conditions.

We arrived for a drink, then walked around the gardens which was a 10min, if that walk and then left. Very sad that we wasn’t offered a refund or atleast a partial refund and sadly, will not be returning.

Expensive day out for something that wasn’t accessible to all.
Written 21 October 2023
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Rebecca R
Reading, UK75 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We visited here for the Halloween trail in 2021 when my son was 15 months old in a pram & had a lovely time.
Today we visited again with him being 3 years & his younger sister 12 weeks to do the trail & then a play in the park. However, they have changed the trail this year and not buggy friendly whatsoever. This is not made clear before booking. I was not even offered a refund or a even a partial refund.
My plan was to walk around the trail with the children in the pram so my baby could sleep then have a pit stop coffee/ feed & nappy change then head to the park. So then at least i could keep baby in the pram whilst the older one could play. Looking at other reviews I wish I had never bothered coming and paid the money for this event we never even did. We walked round the gardens then left, as I was so annoyed!
Written 21 October 2023
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lostim
Buckingham, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very, very disappointed. The website makes it sound wonderful. On arrival we paid £6.50 each to see the ‘gardens’. We walked to ‘The Pantry’ hoping for tea and a cake but the door was locked. No sign anywhere. The garden is a straight 10 minute walk with no colour, just bushes. The historic chapel was next. Door locked again ! No signs. Almost didn’t see the stone circle ! The stones are tiny and they’ve built the access road straight through it ! ! Nothing else to see. It appears to be just a money making exercise. When we complained we were told everything had been shut since Covid lock down 3 years ago. We felt robbed. Don’t waste your money.
Written 8 October 2023
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Chris P
Kenley, UK8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Underwhelming visit on glorious sunny autumnal day. No map available, so for first time visitor difficult to orientate. Some steep slopes difficult to negotiate with a buggy. Cafe not open.
Gardens very disappointing.
Next day Classic car event meant some beautiful cars already parked up.
Written 23 September 2023
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Paul T
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
There were plenty of craft stalls eager to sell their goods. However, I was disappointed in three ways. 1 - I had to pay an entry fee for my 17 year old daughter. She is still at school. 2 - There was a charge for much of the listed entertainment. There was no mention of that in the marketing materials. 3 - Not so important, but there was no beer tent (just a van selling experience cans).

I would recommend that 16/17 year olds are not charged an entry fee - since it is the parents that end up paying. Secondly, in the marketing materials put an asterix next to the entertainment that is not free with a footnote saying "additional cost payable".
Written 29 August 2023
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therowleys
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Far exceeded my expectations! House was fascinating with friendly guides on hand to tell you interesting snippets of information about the history of the house and the family. Gardens were beautiful with gorgeous ponds, walled flower borders and orchards. The surrounding parkland with the roaming deer was also lovely. A great day out and well worth the entrance fee!
Written 19 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Welsh NZers
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Stonor Park is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today – but it’s no museum. Behind the warm red brick façade, Stonor is actually a collection of much older buildings, its origins going back to Medieval times.The fortunes of the house & chapel are strongly tied to the lives of the Catholics in Britain. When Henry VIII formed the Church of England in the 1530s Catholics, it also affected the Stonor family. There is a reminder of these times in the roof space & the priest hole where Sir Edmund Campion hid in the 1580s, while printing the Ten Reasons’ pamphlet .Stonor is currently home to three generations of the Stonor family, the current Earl and his family, and his mother who lives in a restored building near the main house. We were able to tour both the house and Chapel and volunteers gave us really good explanations of each room as we viewed them.
The deer at Stonor are beautiful Fallow Deer and the does had just given birth, so were well away from the general public. However the young bucks were enjoying a late afternoon snack while basking in the warm sunshine. Quite tame, they were quite happy for us to photograph them. There were also Red Kites circling overhead. The children’s playground/adventure park was in full swing with families enjoying the warm sunny day.
Written 15 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jo B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
wanted to stop just for a coffee as driving past. Not able to do so unless you book into the house, garden or are on a bicycle!! kind lady did relent and let us have a drink- this time!! Not made clear on the website and could loose passing custom, a shame in a beautiful location.
Written 15 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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