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Basildon Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
+44 118 976 7360
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Wonderful woodland walks - dog friendly

Very welcoming on arrival, with a good summary of walks available. Great marked woodland walks in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Christmas comes to Basildon Park

The house looked beautiful with many of the rooms decorated for Christmas. The trees looked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris M
Basingstoke, 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 4 days ago

Very welcoming on arrival, with a good summary of walks available. Great marked woodland walks in some beautiful countryside. Took the dog, so didn’t get to go in the house. Very dog friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house looked beautiful with many of the rooms decorated for Christmas. The trees looked magnificent, decorated in a French style. The table laid for Christmas dinner, stunning. Even if you have visited Basildon before it is definitely worth seeing it again with the Christmas...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit this house frequently, and I have to say if you're only going once then please make sure you visit while the house is dressed for Christmas. They have recreated the decoration to how lady illiffe would have decorated the rooms and it's fabulous....More

Thank AlwaysExploring182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a delightful morning at Basildon Park, superb walks with superb views. afterwards we popped in to the charming tea rooms in the mansion house before looking around. a sheer delight and highly recommended

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house is accessed after arriving at the visitor centre which is itself very close to the car park. The walk through the woodland park is approximately 400 yards. It seems a little strange to have to use this type of path and certainly wont...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday 10th November 17, My husband and I visited Basildon Park. It was a sunny but cold day, but the woodland looked beautiful in its autumn glory with its yellow, gold and orange leaves. Sitting elegantly in a 400acre estate of parkland and gardens stands...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for all ages. The grounds are beautiful and the house spectacular. The seasonal activities that take place are perfect for kids.

Thank 116Tasha73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early, as this house and its grounds appears to be very popular. But it is easy to escape the crowds and walk in the estate, enjoying views onto the Thames valley and watching the red kites glide in the thermals above. The house has...More

Thank MmeCastor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like other National Trust properties Basildon is a delightful property. Ample parking and then a short woodland walk to the house. Very nice tea room.

Thank RicTilbe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit great knowledgeable staff great coffee shop lovely gardens it should great at Christmas would love to live there

Thank Julia H
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Kam T
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.
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

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