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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.  


Unravelling Uppark

Unravelled Ceramic exhibit in Uppark’s Staircase Hall © Jim Stephenson

Delve into the stories behind Uppark's collections & it's owners through  beautiful contemporary arts & crafts installations of leading artists. Funded by Arts Council England

  • Sun 4 May - Sun 2 Nov
  • Closed Fri  & Sat (except for Sat 13 Sept)
  • 12.30 - 4.30pm - last admission at 4pm

Flowers and picnics

View of Uppark from the South Meadow © National Trust: Andy Lewis

Bring a picnic, relax on our south meadow and enjoy the wild flowers and the view to the sea.

  • Sun - Thurs. (Closed Fri and Sat)
  • 11am - 5pm
  • Usual admission applies

50 things to do

’50 Things’ © National Trust: Andy Lewis

Find out what you can do at Uppark from the the list of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.

  • Try rolling down a hill
  • Make a daisy chain
  • Build a den
  • Run around in the rain

Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy © David Levenson

Back by popular demand. Whether you are young or just young at heart enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy show.

  • Sun 24 & Mon 25 Aug
  • Shows at 12.30, 1.45 & 3pm
  • Free event - usual admission applies

Twilight tour

Uppark House and South meadow May 2014 © Stephen Allum

Experience the house lit for the evening. Find out how it would have been prepared for the family to entertain their guests. Finish with two course meal and coffee.

  • Wed 8 &15 Oct. 6.30 - 10pm
  • £30 per person
  • Book on 01730 825415

Map of Uppark

A family enjoy a meal. © NT / Gavin Duthie

To help you plan your day with us, download our welcome map.

Our garden

Hyacinth  ’Aiolos’ in the Tea Garden at Uppark © 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