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Basildon Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
+44 118 976 7360
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Nice old mansion

Have been twice now and the volunteers are always so informative.Well worth a visit. Nice grounds... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
John R
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Sonning on Thames, United Kingdom
Wonderful house, beautiful grounds lots of history

We have visited a couple of times with overseas visitors and loved it. The house is in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
Richard R
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Reading, United Kingdom
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An 18th-century house, a 1950s homeThis is a story of grandeur created, dissolved and resurrected - not once, but twice.Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, which was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. The house you see today is a re-creation and restoration of the 18th-century mansion. They restored the elegant interior and scoured the country salvaging 18th-century architectural fixtures and fittings. They filled their comfortable new home with fine paintings, fabrics and furniture, which can still be enjoyed by visitors today.
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

Have been twice now and the volunteers are always so informative.Well worth a visit. Nice grounds & plenty mote NT houses in the area.

Thank John R
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We have visited a couple of times with overseas visitors and loved it. The house is in a beautiful position overlooking the Thames, the views from the front are stunning. I recommend reading up on the history of the house on Wikipedia before you go,...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We had relatives staying for a couple of days so decided to visit one of our favourite places. Basildon Park Manor House and grounds are a delight and no matter what time of year there is always a treat in store. The house shows how...More

Thank Sonia V
Reviewed July 21, 2017

This is a great place to visit. The beauty of the building is apparent as you walk up the path from the entrance. Although apparently never completed in accordance with the original designs, the house is beautiful proportioned. I particularly liked the west front in...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

National Trust House, Well worth a trip out , plenty for all to see and do , great play areas for the kids situated in the woods , good grounds for scenic walks too

Thank Phil C
Reviewed July 14, 2017

The car park, reception and path through the woods to the house are rather drab and disappointing, and you wonder if the trip will be worth it. The exterior of the house is grand and very well maintained, but fairly plain in design, and again...More

Thank JPJP33
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience looking round the house and gardens. Really friendly guides and a lovely tres and cakes in the restaurant. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed July 13, 2017

One of the 'must see' National Trust properties in this region of England. Arrive early and take in a short parkland walk, followed by a morning house tour, where you get a potted history of the house, parks and the owners! Visit the lovely courtyard...More

Thank sfmann106
Reviewed July 12, 2017

If you want to walk the extensive grounds (recommended), take a camera and sturdy shoes. You can easily spend all day here, especially if you include a walk through the house (Very friendly guides). and a meal at the cafeteria: simple, healthy and reasonably priced...More

Thank peterpan303
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit for a day out, house has many features and artifacts to view and enjoy plus the grounds to explore

Thank Bruce S
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Kam T
September 5, 2016|
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Response from BGJI | Reviewed this property |
for whole site (grounds & House) It is £13 for adults, £6.50 for children, and £32.50 for family. For grounds only it is £8, £4 and £20 respectively National Trust members entry is free.
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VWriter
July 20, 2016|
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There are buses that pass by there, either direct from Reading, or after getting off at Pangbourne or Goring & Streatley rail stations. The latter option would save time. If you're moderately energetic, walking from... More
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