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Excellent history and location.

The house tour is all about the people, rather than the house itself. The staircase and portraits... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Eliot H
A gem

Set in the Berkshire downs this hunting lodge is open for guided tours, taking you up to the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

The house tour is all about the people, rather than the house itself. The staircase and portraits are the peg on which an excellent tour is hung.

Thank Eliot H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Set in the Berkshire downs this hunting lodge is open for guided tours, taking you up to the roof(100 steps!)Please check the property is open before a visit to save disappointment

Thank colaradopam
Reviewed 2 September 2018

What a wonderful find in the middle of the countryside with amazing views from the roof. Having driven past this house for many years and never visited, it was great to actually visit. Well worth paying the £5 for the guided tour. You can only...More

Thank AMWN
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Visiting Ashdown House a National property was eye opening. It is a hunting lodge with a oak staircase that leads onto a viewing platform. We had a very knowledgeable guide and on each landing told us more about each painting. The history about the Earl...More

Thank AnnandAlex402
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This being the only National Trust or English Heritage property in the vicinity, we thought we'd give it a try. We should have read the guide more thoroughly, though. 1) Only one toilet (with queue) 2) No seats outside – except the ones occupied by...More

Thank Lankyb18
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The house is only open on a Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. I went there on the Saturday afternoon. I left the car in the car park and had a bit of a walk up to the house. When I arrived, I was greeted by a...More

Thank ste141
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This house has limited opening times and is restricted to 3 guided tours of up to 25 people. No rooms are open as it has custodians living there. However the journey up the stairs to the roof is decorated by a stunning collection of paintings....More

Thank whetstoneview
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Arrived st 9.00am, open, because it’s dawn to dusk. Reasonably flat, bit muddy, but it has been raining for a couple of days. Our first, but not last, visit. Grumpy Yorkshireman.

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Although you are not allowed in any of the rooms it is still worth a visit for the view from the top. Not open that often so check before you go and only 3 guided tours in the afternoon. The guide was very knowledgeable about...More

2  Thank Tonyholland233
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Enjoyable few hours out, a bit of history being told by a guide and climbing a stair case with lots of old pictures and statues. Free if you're a history member as well. lovely walks around the house and in the gardens

Thank jasmineblack21
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