Perhaps one of the finest examples of a Gregorian mansion surrounded by a lush green parkland, Basildon Park is located near lower Basildon. Although its history before 17th century is scantily recorded the manor was very much present form 13th century. Its construction was never fully completed as there some minor renovations being done continuously when it was passed on to different owners.
What you see today is perfect reconstruction of how it was in the 18th century. Its exteriors are a mixture of many styles. The east side being neo classic and the west affirms more to Palladianism. The central block is split in 3 floors and has an octagonal drawing room, a ball room, receptions rooms and wine cellars. You can even have expert food cooked and served in the restaurant attached.
- Adults: GBP 9.23
- Child: GBP 4.43
- Family: GBP 22.16
- Group Adults: GBP 7.98
- Group Child: GBP 3.99
- For other prices refer website.
- House: 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm
- Grounds: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
- House tours: 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
- Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
- Tea room: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
- By Train: Get down on Pangbourne or Goring station. The park is five minutes on a taxi from there.
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95% of people who visit Reading include Basildon Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
86.55% of people start their Basildon Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Basildon Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Basildon Park
It is a beautiful place with a lot of character! A fantastic magical house and very pretty gardens. It has beautiful countryside with a few walking routes to enjoy. Although, the gardens themselves are rather sizeable. Perfect for toddlers!😊 The inside of the house is beautiful. With painted/decorative ceilings, golden leaf on the embellishments, fabric on the walls, etc. My favourite room is the dining room. That room is a pure delight. It is fabulous. There is always something new to see and frequently there are events happening. When we went this time, it was all about the Georgian period. The clothes, gambling, tea, etc. There has also been a fair few film with scenes filmed at Basildon Park. Including Pride and prejudice. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. It was delightful and I would recommend to anyone to go and explore and have a look around!😊
A really fabulous, enchanting house and gardens. Brilliant for all ages. The fairy lights in the trees and walk way are a lovely unexpected touch. Incredibly enjoyable and wonderful staff.
The park is a good place for kids - lots of open space and forest trails. Plenty of picnic sites. The house has some interesting rooms although not all are open. Spectacular painted ceilings in the dining room. Helpful and informative volunteers. There is a big cafe area on the ground floor with indoor and outdoor seating.
Another great place to visit. House was fantastic and really extensive grounds good food in the cafe as well. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Will come back again when next up this way
Always a good day out with plenty to enjoy, be it exhibitions in the house, a walk in the garden or woods or their tea room. Have been several times with the kids for their seasonal events like Easter or Halloween trail. Always fun!