Basildon Park

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  • 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

Basildon Park - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Basildon Park

  • Basildon Park Address: Lower Basildon, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 9NR, United Kingdom
  • Basildon Park Contact Number: +44-1189843040
  • Basildon Park Timing: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Basildon Park Price: 9 GBP
  • Best time to visit Basildon Park(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Basildon Park: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Basildon Park

  • 95% of people who visit Reading include Basildon Park in their plan

  • 77.44% of people start their Basildon Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Basildon Park

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Basildon Park

People normally club together Christ Church Meadow and Beale Park while planning their visit to Basildon Park.

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  • This is the most beautiful house in a lovely setting. The grounds are a bit dry because of the weather but everyone was trying so hard to keep it beautiful. The house was just as I imagined it and the volunteers couldn't have been more helpful or informative. I was alone so they chatted to me about each of the rooms. The whole place felt loved, which is a good thing as it hasn't been in the past. I would definitely recommend a day out here.

  • Basildon Park is a vast space comprising shady trees and wide open grassy areas. The house itself provides an interesting saunter through the property as it provides a clearly marked path to follow to ensure that visitors don't miss anything. There's a lot to see, and the guides are on hand to answer any questions. A great place to visit!

  • Lots of fun to be had doing the national trust thing. This park features a lovely set of walks round the grounds, all woodlands trails and bluebells. Our kids loved it, as did we. The main building has a lot to see, with the obligatory lunch (better than many NT ones to be fair). The best bit was the really warm greetings and support of the staff. Well worth a visit.

  • We had an enjoyable visit to Basildon Park, we went did one of the walks and played on the lawns. The bug hunt made the house more enjoyable for my daughter. We are at the cafe although the selection wasn't great it was tasty and fresh.

  • Love National Trust! Children took part in Easter egg hunt which is something we do every year. Second time at Basildon Park. We know they are easy but would have liked more of a 'hunt'. All clues stuck in one field were easy to see with people following each other like sheep. Last time we went they were hidden in the gardens amongst the trees so children had to actually look for them. Also worth mentioning that while it was nice to see a return to an egg this year ( Last year it was a chocolate bunny) it was a bit worrying to see they were all packaged in card boxes this time as well as the foil. Could do away with this extra packaging I think. Aside from that a fabulous visit. The guides/ volunteers at the entrance and in the house can't be praised enough. So friendly and informative. The lady in the old kitchen making biscuits and cakes to feed the masses was a trooper and a real star. We loved her....and of course the cakes.

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