Hawkstone first made its name in the 18th century when the then owner of the mansion (Hawkstone Hall), Richard Hill, opened Britain’s first tourist park. Hill created what is now recognised as a masterpiece of the School of Naturalistic Landscape. Stone arches, bridges, walkways and grottoes were added to the natural drama of four rugged, wooded hills – and the resultant Gothic fantasy land has proved a major draw ever since. After years of neglect, the landscape was restored and it opened again in 1993. English Heritage awarded Hawkstone Park & Follies with Grade I certification on its Register of Historic Gardens and Parks. 

Hawkstone Park & Follies,

Weston Under Redcastle,




Telephone: 01948 841777

Email: enquiries@hawkstone.co.uk