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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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Wonderful Place, visit time and time again.

I am very lucky to live a few miles from this amazing place. No house no gardens just miles of peaceful wonderful woods. Beautiful views tranquility and a wonderful meadow to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am very lucky to live a few miles from this amazing place. No house no gardens just miles of peaceful wonderful woods. Beautiful views tranquility and a wonderful meadow to picnic. The little shop and discovery centre are fantastic, and the cafe is amazing. You have to go.

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took grandchildren 3&4 to see the bluebells....they loved it. Parked close by the Bridgewater monument. Toilets, Cafe and NT shop......all good. Extremely busy with a dog walking gathering in aid of Hearing Dogs. Crowds soon left behind when wandering into the woods.... Scenery was lovely. Far reaching patches of bluebells. Sunny clearings. Great place for both casual and serious walkers,... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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131 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A lovely place for country walks, so very popular and busy on the way in, but there's lots of good parking. The crowds soon thin out away from the cafe and shop. There are lots of walks starting from here taking you through the beautiful woodlands and meadows and in places it is more open with view across the countryside.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have been coming to Ashridge for years, picnics, walks, eating at the café and discovering dear in hidden places. Our grandson saw his first stag at Ashridge and climbed his first tree. At 11 years old he is still clambering up the trees and getting as much enjoyment as when he was a 3 year old. We are still... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a treasure - visit in May when the bluebells are blooming. Genuinely, not to be missed and is accessible for all ages and generations. Any time of year is magical at Ashridge but May is just amazingly spectacular!!

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Dockey Woods Ashridge estate national trust Get your walking boots on and get ready to hike, this national park is massive. We parked up along the road from the main entrance as the wait would have been too much, we found a free spot to park and using my GPS mapped our start position and went walking, after about walking... More 

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

As members of national trust, we headed here in the anticipation of seeing a lovely building....... Is in fact a place to walk and walk and walk! It's ok, but expected more

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

We are sorry that you were disappointed by our beautiful estate. Not all National Trust properties have houses by any means and it is this variety of place which members usually love. As an NT member you can check your handbook, or our website, to find out more about each property before you visit. We hope that you will visit... More 

hertfordshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Good day out to see the bluebells, parking ( which was free ) was easy although I would imagine it gets very busy at weekends, plenty of nice woodland walks for the dog and a very large open field for him to run in. Cafe was very busy but got served fairly quickly, prices were what you would expect at... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a perfect place to have a forest walk and I'd been here before during the fall. This time, I made a point to visit during the bluebells (Mid April to Early May), and it was an amazing experience. Being a photographer, this is a great opportunity to test some of my skills. Kids also had a great time... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely place for a walk and lucky enough to see the bluebells at this time of year. Can be a bit muddy and parking was a bit crazy as there were loads of people around, but really lovely place.

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