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Notice: Mondays & Tuesdays: Only the servants' quarters in the basement of the house are open. The ground floor 'state' apartments are closed on those days.

Uppark: a tranquil and intimate 18th-century house

Perched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark commands views as far south as the English Channel.  Outside, the intimate gardens are being gradually restored to their original 18th-century design, with plenty of space in the adjacent meadow to play and relax with a picnic.  The nearby woodland is great for exploring and den-building.  

Uppark's Georgian interiors illustrate the comfort of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the grim ‘downstairs’ world of the servants. One of our collection highlights is one of the best examples of a 17th century doll's house in the country.  


Flowers in the house

 © National Trust/Ben Green

Enjoy the house decorated with flowers from Uppark's cut flower garden.

  • Sat 12 & Sun 13 Sept
  • 12.30 - 4-30pm
  • Normal admission applies on Sunday. Free entry for Heritage Open Day on Saturday only
  • Last entry to house at 4pm
  • No need to book

Hallowe'een trail

Common Pipistrelle bats © National Trust

Explore the quiz trail at Uppark and find out about the bats that make their home here. 

  • Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov
  • 10am - 5pm
  • £3 per trail incl prize
  • Normal admission applies
  • No need to book

Ghost tour

Uppark House and the South meadow © Stephen Allum

Join in looking for the Uppark ghosts.    

  • Fri 30 Oct  7pm - 12.30am
  • Incl tea and coffee
  • £30 per person
  • To book  call 01730 825415 

Map of Uppark

A family enjoy a meal. © NT / Gavin Duthie

To help you plan your day at Uppark download a welcome map.

Our garden

Bumble bee on Inula at Uppark © National Trust: Andy Lewis

Click on the link below to find out what is happening in our garden and woodland.

A sneak preview of Uppark

This three-minute video will give you a little taste of what you will find when you visit Uppark