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Ashridge Estate

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Address: Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted HP4 1LT, England
Phone Number: +44 1442 851227
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Description: The Ashridge Estate consists of 5,000 acres of woodland, chalk downlands...
The Ashridge Estate consists of 5,000 acres of woodland, chalk downlands and meadows. You can walk for miles and see a variety of wildlife such as Fallow deer and Muntjacs as well as the more common, foxes, badgers, squirrels etc. We have a well-stocked shop at our visitor centre, as well as toilets and a non-NT cafe, which serves hot meals all day long. If you need help when you arrive you will find a helpful volunteer on the reception desk who can point you in the right direction.
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Beautiful walks

Have been a few times, following the big circular walks, approx 12km on the north or 14km on the south side. Love the walks, especially the north one. Can be a bit too windy but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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English first
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have been a few times, following the big circular walks, approx 12km on the north or 14km on the south side. Love the walks, especially the north one. Can be a bit too windy but beautiful views and great walk through woodland.

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Mannedorf, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is part of the Ashridge Business School and holds some beautiful and secluded places. Ideal for a walk or a run, but be careful not to get lost as I did. You will see an abundance of wild deer, which you can watch from a far. You should also pay a visit to the business school itself, although it... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A nice place to go for a walk, whether you want along or short walk there are trails in lots of different directions. Have a climb up the monument if it is open when you are there because the views are spectacular. If visiting in spring you will be in for a treat with the carpets of Bluebells.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I recently discovered the Ashridge estate after a friend recommended visiting, what a beautiful place. The scenery is fantastic, so much to see and do whether on foot or by bike. There's a great NT shop and lovely cafe too - bonus!

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AshridgeVisitorTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ashridge Estate, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Ashridge Estate and hope that you will return many times. We feel that we should point out that the Brownlow café is not NT - it is a concession but, as you say, it is very good. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Plenty of free parking available. The monument tower with 172 step is free to national heritage members. Lots of walks, cycling paths and bridleways. Great day out with kids.

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AshridgeVisitorTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ashridge Estate, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your day out to the Ashridge Estate and hope that you will visit many more times. To avoid confusion, we need to make it clear that climbing the Bridgewater Monument is free to National Trust members not heritage members. More 

TWells
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had a great walk round with mates. Easy going, flat made up paths, busy but not crowded. Good NT tea rooms too!

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Tring
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I never tire of visiting the Ashridge Estate especially in the Spring when the Bluebells are in flower. It is such an amazing sight to see. Brownlows Cafe is a great place for lunch or just a coffee, tea, and they have an amazing choice of cakes and scones.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited Ashridge Estate on Sunday the first time for many years. I had forgotten how beautiful it is. The National Trust shop is now massive and the cafe sells superb meals. For breakfast it was packed and for afternoon teas there are big queues. Take a picnic and go for a lovely walk the paths are clearly marked and all... More 

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St Albans, Hertfordshire
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visit here regularly as its a beautiful area to take a walk of picnic or cycle through the woods or other parts of the estate. Footpaths are clear and well signed making it easy to find your way.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just had a great family day out. Grounds are beautiful, plenty to occupy the kids and lovely walks. Cafe is good and free parking is a bonus. There were 20 of us met and we had a barbecue but we're told by the ranger that we shouldn't be barbecuing on the field and only barbecues on legs are allowed on... More 

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