Basildon Park, ReadingCurrently Closed
- Address: Lower Basildon, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 9NR, United Kingdom
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1189843040
- Ticket Price: 9 GBP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Historical Site, Restaurant, Leisure, Family And Kids
About Basildon Park, Reading
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.
Basildon Park Ticket Prices
- 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.
Basildon Park Opening and Closing Hours
- 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
How To reach Basildon Park by Public Transport
- By Train: Get down on Pangbourne or Goring station. The park is five minutes on a taxi from there.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Basildon Park
95% of people who visit Reading include Basildon Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
86.12% 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
Basildon Park, Reading Reviews
An excellent National Trust controlled building. Set in superb grounds with a large car park. A land train available to take you from car park to House. House in excellent condition. It is well maintained. Volunteers in each room to explain contents is you. The house is kept with limited light to protect the contents. This is understandable but can cause difficulties in viewing.
Fantastic house and gardens. Very interesting tour. Guides both friendly and knowledgeable. Will visit again when the weather is drier so we can discover the grounds more.
Not much to do during winter or autumn but it's still a pleasant walk around the gardens. Fairly basic but enough to kill half a day. House its self is fairly good but nothing compared to others in the trust.
Historic house in a fine parkland setting. Access is via a courtyard leading on to a winding path through a copse, the house revealed once you come back out into the open. Guided tours around the house. Parts of the garden currently undergoing major construction work while a new heat exchange pump is being installed.
Lovely place for a day out, great places to walk. The house is very interesting and as always the restaurant provides simple food at reasonable prices. Gets busy very quickly though as parking is limited as is restaurant seating.
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