Cowdray Park Ruins

A gentle, level walk alongside the immaculate pitches of the world-famous polo ground to the magnificent ruins of Cowdray House.  

* See the ruins of one of England’s most important early Tudor manor


* Admire the immaculately manicured polo lawns

* Play on the banks of the River Rother and enjoy a game of Pooh Sticks

   from the bridge

* Visit the courtyard farm and homeware shops and cafe.

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Cowdray Farm Shop & Cafe, A272, Midhurst, GU29 0AH


Ample free parking



The path to the ruins (suitable for pushchairs, bikes and wheelchairs) is 1 km/0.6 miles each way.


The Cafe and Farm Shop are open 9am-5pm daily.

IMPORTANT: This activity is not accessible on polo match days. Click here to see the full list of fixtures.

From the car park, take the path ahead of you, passing polo fields on your left. Continue on this path all the way to the ruins. The path is flat, lightly sandy underfoot and quite bumpy in places.  

A bridge over the River Rother is located opposite the ruins and is a great spot for a game of Pooh Sticks. For those travelling on foot, there is also the option of taking a short walk along the river bank - see map for suggested circuit.

The route is suitable for dogs, provided they are kept under control.

A farm shop, cafe and takeaway kiosk can be found adjacent to the car park - located in a beautiful courtyard setting. 

Alternative parking (pay and display) can be found in the centre of Midhurst (North Street, GU29 9DW). The ruins are visible from here, and the walking route can be undertaken in reverse - heading towards the farm shop & cafe. Toilets are located in the car park.

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