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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 place

recently stayed here for a leadership graduation course for my company. beautiful place with staff who go out of their way to help. My company had chosen a set menu in a private... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
ChrisBurtonOnTrent
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BURTON ON TRENT
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BURTON ON TRENT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

recently stayed here for a leadership graduation course for my company. beautiful place with staff who go out of their way to help. My company had chosen a set menu in a private room but as I have a nut allergy would have gone without the starter.the staff imediatley made me some soup instead. rooms were basic but clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

5,000 acres of beautiful countryside with ancient trees, gentle meadows and rare chalk grassland. There are stunning views wherever you go, looking down on adjacent farms and the Chiltern Hills. There is an independant cafe and a National Trust visitor centre with a lovely NT shop to browse in. You could make dozens of visits and take an entirely different... More 

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Watford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A beautiful estate with acres of superb woodland to wander through. A small shop and restaurant to satisfy those who want a souvenir and to fill an empty stomach after a long stroll. To finish off we had to slow down exiting the estate as a large stag ran across the road in front of us. A look into the... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are always glad to hear that people have enjoyed their visit - seeing the deer close up does add to the magic, doesn't it. More 

Soham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Ashridge is a great place for a walk in the most beautiful woods , especially at bluebell time . Its an amazing sight , there is a tea room there which sells good cakes , coffee ,snacks and sometimes aBBQ. It does get very busy but its worth the wait . There are many walks and things of interest around... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lovely location with great walks. Good cafe (but very busy so expect a queue). I wouldn't go back as there were a large number of large dogs not on leads, barking at each other. It didn't feel like a safe location for families with young children and lots of swearing from the dogs owners. There are nicer family friendly days... More 

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

We are so sorry that you felt intimidated by dogs at the neighbouring cafe. We do ask that all dogs in the cafe area are kept on leads and mostly they are - we intend to enforce this more rigorously in the coming summer season, but we can assure you that the area is quite safe and families visit on... More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
28 attraction reviews
464 helpful votes 464 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
106 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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