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Address: Ashridge Estate Office Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted HP4 1LT, England
Phone Number: +44 1442 851227
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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 walk in the woods

If you don't know the area there are plenty of selfguided walks available. You can pick up a pamphlet from the National Trust shop, or look one up online and print the map. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't know the area there are plenty of selfguided walks available. You can pick up a pamphlet from the National Trust shop, or look one up online and print the map. It's a great place to get the kids out in the fresh air. We took the opportunity for a bit of geocaching too.

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Thank Adrian F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building, which is now a management college, has featured in many films and is worthy of a trip in its own right. However, the forest that surrounds it is magnificent, full of ancient trees, mushrooms and wildlife as diverse as badgers, birdlife and deer, Have spent many, many hours walking the dog looking for elusive doormice and gladly getting... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in the village of Aldbury most of my life below the Ashridge forest ridge it was delightful to go back and see how little it had changed! Great for walking and relaxing for all ages! Recommend parking in Aldbury then exploring the forest and finishing back in Aldbury for lunch at either the Valiant Trooper or Greyhound pubs!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ashridge estate is lovely but I've never walked around the gardens that encircle the house and management college. So on a grey and somewhat chilly we parked at the NT car park and strolled down the house. It is lovely but the stone is suffering from bad erosion. The gardens though are lovely, a mixture of formal areas and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family of 5 we have enjoyed many trips to Ashridge over the last 12 years. We have always stopped at the cafe for a snack or lunch and all of us enjoy the food and drinks and have never had a complaint. Today we came for a big family day out and stopped, as usual, for a coffee... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We never tire of going to Ashridge. I am so lucky to have it practically on our doorstep. Beautifully maintained an absolute delight. The monument is accessible and free to National Trust members. Well worth the climb for the view on a clear day. Fan bloody tastic.

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Thank Kevin F
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ashridge Estate is a very large National Trust property which has fantastic woods to enjoy Visited multiple times in Spring and Summer and always enjoyed it, Car Parking is plentiful and free, ans they have multiple self guided routes (maps available at the Visitor Center) or just wander freely. Lots of good places for bikes (both adults and kids), and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being National Trust members we looked up what was happening in the area whilst staying at the Greyhound in Aldbury. Saw the Capability Brown celebratory walk and decided to do this as the weather was sunny and hot. Easy to park, reasonably helpful man on the desk, who said it is 5 miles, as if we might not make it!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful bank holiday weather meant a family walk at Ashridge was well worth the visit. The queue at the cafe was long though, as you'd expect on a day like today.

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Thank Ian P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic and huge estate to visit. Masses of woodland. Dog friendly. Small shop and cafe with toilets available. We took the dog just for a walk and managed 3hrs without doubling back on ourselves. Hardly saw anyone else in our route even though it was a packed car park. You can take a bbq (off the ground) and make... More 

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