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Elegant Palladian house in stunning location

This beautiful Palladian house stands on a hill overlooking countryside near the pretty riverside... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hilary D
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Epping, United Kingdom
Great visit on a warm sunny February day

Really interesting history to this 18th-century house, with its changes of ownership, being... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TheNard
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Bradford-on-Avon, 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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This beautiful Palladian house stands on a hill overlooking countryside near the pretty riverside village of Pangbourne. The elegant ceilings and interiors were saved and restored in the 1950's and the results are lovely. Some good art is on display including Graham Suthrerland's studies for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really interesting history to this 18th-century house, with its changes of ownership, being requisitioned during both wars and latterly being purchased by the Illiffes and then restored again. Knowledgable and friendly room guides; some of the room information sheets were not that well displayed or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parts of the house were shut for restoration but a fantastic visit . The grounds looked amazing but due to lack of appropriate footwear we did not visit. I would thoroughly recommend this venue

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LadyPTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house itself is pretty awesome. The volunteer guides were incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There is a pretty lit up pathway through the woodland and the grounds are vast with many different routes. You could happily spend a whole day there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 610gill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great place to visit and it dosnt fail to impress every time we go. Lovely walk up to the house all staff are friendly and welcoming and always happy to help. We always get asked if we want a map of walks we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from the beautiful house the walks around the grounds are great. Have done as just my wife and myself but this time took one our grandchildren with us. She had great fun searching for all the different items in the fun trail.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank T1376GEpaulf
Reviewed 17 January 2019

The room guides made it come alive. And the 1950s kitchen was amazing! The buggy driver (for my mother) was super, really helpful. The only downside was a queue at lunch time in the tea room, which was a little drafty.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Building is 18th century . Worth a look around but couldn't do that today as there was an event. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Outside is a sculptured horse in metal. The woods are well developed.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Basildon Park’s best asset seems to be its house staff. They were all helpful and knowledgable despite the house being uncomfortably cold inside. We visited on a dark day in January, which made the interior of the house very gloomy indeed. The illuminated walk from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank stephenw4011
Reviewed 8 January 2019

December is not the best time to visit Basildon Park. The drab and dreary weather outside filtered into the interior of this Grand mansion. Due to understaffing some of the room were not open for viewing so it was a rather short visit. Surprisingly there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mont92
12 January 2019|
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Response from CruisinSusan2014 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed response yes you can buy your tickets at the entrance. Please Google Basildon Park before your visit to check opening times and events if any. do enjoy your visit
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Tina C
11 September 2018|
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trail closed in winter
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Response from paulsheridan2018 | Reviewed this property |
Like all NT properties they don't allow overnighting and they usually prevent this with locked gates. they don't have the insurance for occupation and no welfare to support it so they don't want to be become convenient night... More
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