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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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A glorious spot

A beautiful location for walking and a great place for tea, breakfast etc. Always busy and the place is limited by its own size so be patient if you have to queue. All food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Alex K
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A beautiful location for walking and a great place for tea, breakfast etc. Always busy and the place is limited by its own size so be patient if you have to queue. All food and eats are reasonably priced. This is a truly nice place to be.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ashridge forest is a wonderful semi-wild space. The central area around the Bridgewater Monument has a terrific cafe but it can get very busy at times such as summer weekends. However if you go away from the main area, maps are available at the National Trust shop near the cafe, you can always find areas where there are very few... More 

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

So glad you enjoy your visits to Ashridge and know how to find the best spots. It certainly can get very busy around the monument, especially during school holidays when families come to enjoy the facilities and walk around the local area. You don't have to go far to spot the deer though and there is always something to see... More 

San Diego
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155 reviews 155 reviews
28 attraction reviews
460 helpful votes 460 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Easy parking and dog friendly. It is surprisingly quick to leave the hustle and bustle behind and enjoy nature at its best. It comprises vast acres of woodland and open spaces. You can meander (or bike) through the forest (keep your eyes open for deer), take a challenging hike down to the cute village of Aldbury (where Midsomer Murders and... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
103 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have walked here several times, and you do not run out of paths to explore. It is a wonderful open space, and has a cafe open daylight hours all the year round. If you're feeling a liitle more energetic you can go down into Aldbury nearby and have a meal at the pub there. It's easy to park and... More 

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Herts, England, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Love the wildness of this place and if you're lucky, the appearance of herds of deer. The cafe near the monument has excellent hot food.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
110 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

There is ample free parking along the main entrance road and allocated carpark. The visitor centre has an interesting book and gift shop for browsing. Toilets are located at the side of this centre. The cafe sells hot and cold snacks, a bbq area is often available over the busy weekends. There are numerous guided walks led by experienced ramblers.... More 

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

It sounds as if you love Ashridge as much as we do and we share your opinion of the views from Ivinghoe Beacon - breathtaking indeed. You and Koda must be very fit to make that journey regularly. Will you be coming to the Christmas fair on Sunday 7th? There will be lots of interesting stalls to browse. We're sorry... More 

England
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172 reviews 172 reviews
15 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lots of fabulous walks in beautiful woodland and countryside and views to die for, especially if you manage the climb to the top of The Monument (owned by the National Trust so free to members). I think there are some areas which are suitable for wheelchairs, but it could be limited. It's a great place for children to run free.... More 

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Hertfordshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I love Ashridge so much I volunteer there! It is a 5000 acre estate of ancient woodland, chalk downlands and huge meadows which were once commonland. It is rare to visit and not see fallow deer amongst the trees. It is THE place to repair an aching soul but not in school holidays!

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

An excellent place to go for a ramble with the kids or the dog,beautiful at this time of year with the trees in their autumnal suits. The cafe serves very good coffee and snacks for when you return with an appetite after your exertions.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The 5,000 acre Ashridge Estate, high up in the Chilterns, provides beautiful walks both in glorious woods and open downland, suitable for adults and children - and dogs - of any age at any time of the year. As a bonus, there's the excellent National Trust approved café which offers a wide and changing range of good tasty food, from... More 

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

We are so glad that you love the Ashridge Estate as much as we do. Walkers are enjoying the autumn colour, which is getting better day-by-day. Did you see the deer rut this year? It has been great, possibly because of the mild weather. More 

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