Upton House & Country Park
Upton House is a Grade II listed building built in 1818, set in a Country Park of more than 100 acres of gardens, woodland and parkland.

The park attracts an estimated 200,000 visitors each year who come to wander through and picnic in the gardens or to birdwatch from the hide overlooking the saltmarshes and mudflats of the harbour.

The house is generally open every other Sunday afternoon for a guided tour of the ground floor (check website to determine which Sunday it is open). The tour currently only covers the ground floor (there is an interesting basement area which the volunteers have been trying to get the local council to allow them to open up). The guide gives an excellent talk on the history of the people who have lived in the house, including Sir Roger Tichborne who's story has been made into a book and a film.
The Park is open all year. For a tour of the house see the Upton House Website.
Upton Country Park, Poole BH17 7BJ
Tel:01202 261306
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From the A35 follow the Brown signs to the Park. Streetmap
30 minute walk along the water's edge from Poole Railway Station.
There is a cycle track from Poole Railway Station to the park.
Parking on the grounds.
The Peacock Tearoom - for details call (01202) 672628
Refreshment Kiosk - open weekend afternoons throughout the year, and most weekdays afternoons during the summer.
Toilet facilities for the disabled are available in the car park and by the Tearooms, using the RADAR lock system. RADAR padlocks are also fitted to the two cycle barriers in the park.
Main paths around the park are wheelchair accessible as are Upton House and the Peacock Tearooms. For further details about facilities for the disabled in the park, Tel: (01202) 672625.
Upton House And Country Park
Upton House And Country Park