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Basing House

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It’s interesting, a shame that they’ve let it overgrown a bit but great piece of history and well... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Graham R
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Largest Private House in England

In Tudor times, this was the largest private house in England and was often visited by... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Visited by Henry VIII, besieged by Cromwell.... Unearth the amazing stories of Basing house, a nationally important historical site. This magnificent attraction dates from the Norman period, was the site of the largest private house in Tudor England...more
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Bartons Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 8AE, England
+44 1256 463965
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My family visited Basing House on a lovely sunny Sunday and had the place to ourselves for two hours or so - doubt (hope) others find it more well frequented as the place is indeed pretty special and deserves more visitors. We were given a...More

5  Thank Jonathan L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Used to enjoy wandering this area but the educational refurb has destroyed the atmosphere without adding much except for school parties.

4  Thank alanmills405
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My self and my wife attended the 6.30 ghost walk on the 27th , we both thoroughly enjoyed it, all the Basing house staff were very helpful, friendly and accommodating, the ghost walk was very interesting and very well presented by Jamie , the cost...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

I must admit that Basing House was unknown to me until a friend suggested a visit. Now, having visited, I can say that despite most of the site being in ruins, it is very much worth visiting. Originally, a Norman castle stood on the site...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It’s interesting, a shame that they’ve let it overgrown a bit but great piece of history and well worth a visit sturdy shoes,

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

In Tudor times, this was the largest private house in England and was often visited by Royalty. Henry VIII visited in 1535, Queen Elizabeth 1st stayed here 4 times, the last being in 1601. In 1554 Queen Mary spent her Honeymoon at Basing House. Such...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I visited basing house mid week, having lived in Basingstoke my whole life and never been, I thought I aught too. I was not disappointed, I had a guide at no extra cost, he was extremely knowledgeable and didn't rush through anything giving me time...More

Thank Francisef302
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Went here today and it is a lovely place, read all the boards about and it gave you so much information. Garden is lovely and we had our picnic there. I don’t think there is on site catering. We paid £18 for a family ticket...More

Thank KateD1964
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a a wonderful and important site which anybody who is interested in English history in the 16th and 17th century should visit. However, it is effectively empty. We visited again yesterday - and had a wonderful couple of hours - and that included...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great interesting site, loads to see if you know where to look! Fantastic staff who were knowledgeable, extremely friendly and helpful. The Barn has a great presence and the ruins have so much potential if only some more lottery funds could be secured. Would 100%...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Impressed with this site, the barn was amazing and the remains of the old house a lot more than we expected. 14 acres to walk round including a museum and original wall curtain with a small garden. Boards very informative and plenty of seats and...More

Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Basing House is a very important site - one of the principal early brick constructions in the UK. It was built on a massive scale, and it takes 2 to 3 hours to do the site justice. You need a guide book to make the...More

Thank Michael R
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