Ampthill Park has a bit of everything - tremendous views from The Greensand Ridge, a fascinating heritage from Henry VIII to Capability Brown, and a diverse collection of flora and fauna.

The Park is most notable for being the site of Ampthill Castle where Henry VIII stayed and Katherine of Aragon spent a year whilst her marriage to Henry was annulled. Despite its name, this was actually a palace/manor house and not a traditional castle. Katherine’s Cross marks the site now and can be seen on the ridge if you follow the main path from the west car park. The Ampthill Camp Memorial Cross is also on the ridge.

The Greensand Trust helps manage Ampthill Park and other sites around Ampthill, on behalf of Ampthill Town Council.

We have also supported Ampthill Town Council in their successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s “Parks for People” programme which will provide enhancements to Ampthill Park and its Capability Brown-designed landscape, and plans to get more people involved in the Park and the project. 

Download a map of Ampthill Park or here's a handy leaflet.  

For further information on Ampthill Park visit Ampthill Town Council's website.