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Basildon Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
+44 118 976 7360
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Lovely grounds and house tour

There is a nice walk uo from the entrance to the house, but allow enough time to get up there for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jan T
Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
Lovely and green!

Visited here with my family, we enjoyed a lovely stroll through the grounds and a picnic on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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An 18th-century house, a 1950s homeThis is a story of grandeur created, dissolved and resurrected - not once, but twice.Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, which was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. The house you see today is a re-creation and restoration of the 18th-century mansion. They restored the elegant interior and scoured the country salvaging 18th-century architectural fixtures and fittings. They filled their comfortable new home with fine paintings, fabrics and furniture, which can still be enjoyed by visitors today.
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
+44 118 976 7360
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Reviewed yesterday

There is a nice walk uo from the entrance to the house, but allow enough time to get up there for your timed tour. The tour was full of information and it is an interesting house and history. The gardens behind the house and the...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my family, we enjoyed a lovely stroll through the grounds and a picnic on the lawn in front of the house. Very beautiful scenery and some good history within the house - well worth a visit!

Thank ddd9
Reviewed 5 days ago

In a stunning setting this house and grounds is one not to be missed. Normal NT tearoom (horrible paper cups). So much to see inside this lovely house.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for my second visit last week in 6 years. Had a great trip but have just one criticism. There is nothing in the leaflet or or the walks themselves to tell you how long each one is. You don't know which colour walk to...More

Thank Cuddles77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely house with friendly guides, pity about the moody teenagers working in the tea room who won't provide knives or proper cups for a cream tea 'to save on washing up' and then give a load of attitude, slamming doors and clattering around if you...More

Thank Heritage O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this park and house as the first step on my 1 week trip around West England. My plan was to visit some National Trust places and I started here. I had a timed ticket to go around in a guided tour, so...More

Thank Evalynn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live only a few miles away but have never visited before. We came this afternoon with the grandchildren and had a great time! We were lucky that our visit coincided with a display of military vehicles which 4 year old George loved! We had...More

Thank LakesideGB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Basildon Park. The approach to the house was nice but bit underwhelmed with the house. Maybe we're very lucky having Osterley House and Ham House as our 'locals' but this house seemed very unremarkable from the outside. Luckily for the kids we...More

Thank malcolmxedmonds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh air fun. A walk through the woods from the car park up to the main house meant we'd shaken off the lethargy of the car trip to enjoy the spectacular walk around the house. Great guides open the history of the area and offer...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basildon Park is a Georgian mansion, very grand. The house is worth a visit and there is a lot of history. House and garden are well restored. There is a touch of Italian in the air.

Thank AlexWoo153uk
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Kam T
how much for the entry ticket?
6 September 2016|
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Response from BGJI | Reviewed this property |
for whole site (grounds & House) It is £13 for adults, £6.50 for children, and £32.50 for family. For grounds only it is £8, £4 and £20 respectively National Trust members entry is free.
how to get there from reading railway station using public transportation
21 July 2016|
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Response from ChrisWM54 | Reviewed this property |
There are buses that pass by there, either direct from Reading, or after getting off at Pangbourne or Goring & Streatley rail stations. The latter option would save time. If you're moderately energetic, walking from... More