Stanway House

An outstanding example of a Jacobean Cotswold manor house, seat of the Earls of Wemyss.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5PQ

Stanway House in Gloucestershire

Experience this house


Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
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for the latest information.

Stanway is an outstandingly beautiful example of a Jacobean manor house.

Owned by Tewkesbury Abbey for 800 years then for 500 years by the Tracy family and their descendants, the Earls of Wemyss who still live there.

The house, its fascinating furniture, the jewel-like Gatehouse, the church and 14th-century Tithe Barn, the 18th-century water-garden, the specimen trees and avenues, the surrounding villages, farms, parkland and woodland all subtly combine to create an enclave of very English and almost magical harmony.

Recently it has seen the gradual restoration of the 18th-century watergarden, probably designed by the greatest of British landscape gardeners, Charles Bridgeman.

The formal Canal, on a terrace above the house, the striking Pyramid and eight ponds have been reinstated, and a single-jet fountain, at 300 feet the highest fountain in Britain and the highest gravity fountain in the world, has been added.

Opening Times


June to August, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm to 5pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free.

House and Fountain
Adults: £11.00
Concessions: £8.50
Groups of 10+: £8.50
Children under 14: £5.00
Family Ticket (2 adults & their children): £26.50

Fountain only
Adults: £7.00
Concessions: £5.50
Children: £2.50
Family Ticket (2 adults & their children): £18.00

Group Visits

Group visits, coach parties and personal tours (subject to a minimum charge) can be arranged at any time of year.

Call us on 07850 585539 or email

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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