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Basildon Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
+44 118 976 7360
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Family day out.

Lovely day out with Family, all adults and we really enjoyed it. Gorgeous sausage rolls! The house... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
A spectacular step back in time for Christmas

Our local NT property, we had never visited at Christmas before, what a treat we had missed out on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bradfield, 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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
+44 118 976 7360
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely day out with Family, all adults and we really enjoyed it. Gorgeous sausage rolls! The house was lovely, grounds looked wonderful from what we saw although it was a very chilly February day so we didn't hang around for long. Would definitely visit again...More

Thank JemmaTilling
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our local NT property, we had never visited at Christmas before, what a treat we had missed out on! Always an interesting house to visit, it was a wonderfully festive treat to visit it decorated to the nines for Christmas. Particular highlights for my 80...More

Thank Hellipoos
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice place to go for walking. The garden is great, but I didn't visit the house because I found it quite expensive.

Thank EstherDL86
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently visited Basildon Park and arrived early. This meant we could take advantage of a guided tour of the house which do not run all day. Our guide was a pleasant older gentleman who was very knowledgeable. The tour took approximately an hour and...More

Thank cherry-6om6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find and a lovely location near the Thames at Pangbourne. The House is fairly typical of country manors National Trust owned now. Its very pretty inside and out with a small cafe, shop and pleasant gardens. Staff knowlegable and enthusiastic. Reasonable entry fee.

Thank Kazpangers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On an awful afternoon, Basildon provided a chance to escape the weather and this fascinating exploration provided excellent photographic opportunity. Fine mansion, beautiful building and lots to admire internally. Short walks throughout the grounds and gardens, the old stable yard provides very good NT facility....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

All NT places are great for a family trip and this is no exception. You can get food there, but I would recommend bringing your own to reduce cost. The staff are very knowledgeable.

Thank ReadingReviewer2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I visited the house as a day out, just for a chat and a walk. We had some lunch in the cafe, which had a basic menu, but was served with a smile and was very tasty. We followed this by a...More

Thank Lovingit_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another interesting NT property, with good access to the house which was not only impressively built originally, but also sympathetically restored before being gifted to the nation. As always, informative volunteers throughout the property. Extensive grounds to explore on the estate when the weather is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting house with extensive gardens - 400 acres. It used to be the home of Lord and Lady Iliffe. In the house, there is a Indian and Chinese room. There is a room full of seashells and even the cupboards are made with them! There...More

Thank 789surprise
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Kam T
6 September 2016|
Response from 789surprise | Reviewed this property |
We were given a year's subscription of National Trust membership as a christmas present, so it did not cost us anything! We checked the entry price and it was around £12.70 for adults.
Kam T
6 September 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.
21 July 2016|
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Response from ChrisWM54 | Reviewed this property |
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