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We came without knowing what to expect and we were very impressed with what was on offer.In... read more

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glyn l
Fareham, United Kingdom
Patient informative staff

Wonderful visit, full of friendly volunteers who offer knowledge and advice about getting the most... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarah M
Dorset, 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...more
Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We came without knowing what to expect and we were very impressed with what was on offer.In addition to the lovely ceilings and decor we were very pleasantly surprised by the Sutherland drawings for the tapestry in Coventry Cathedral.We also loved the "shell room" and...More

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful visit, full of friendly volunteers who offer knowledge and advice about getting the most from our visit. Wonderful garden and fantastic inside the house! Amazing!

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

House is lovely and the staff are so pleasant and informative. Cafe is a good National Trust standard one. Shop is small but well stocked. Will be back when it is cooler to explore the grounds.

Thank ladyita
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good example of Palladian architecture that dates from the C18th. During The Second World War it was requisitioned by the military & left in a poor state. It was bought by Lord & Lady Iliffe & lovingly restored. There is a lot of parkland...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are members of NT we use it for good walks A good cafe Interesting building good scenery Shame noise from near railway would be very perfect for quite reflecting walks

Thank johnp111115
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basildon Park is a National Trust property in Berkshire, just outside Pangbourne. It was reacquired, in a severely damaged state, after having been requisitioned as a military base during WW2. Well worth a visit. The house is magnificent, and volunteers in all rooms pleasant and...More

Thank Cleaver_Jones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting Palladian style house with some unusual features, particularly the shell room. Helpful volunteers made it a most enjoyable visit.

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Basildon this morning for a walk in the grounds. Completed the 3 mile boundary walk in the sun which was wonderful. The walk is well signposted and easy to follow, the grounds are also rich in different types of woodland. Finished with a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live nearby so go more often. House is big and interesting. The children enjoying the grounds, especially the maze. My wife enjoys the food, but very some portion for the price. I like the grounds and the staff are very friendly, apart from the...More

1  Thank BritishCypriot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fantastic property was left to ruin, but then saved by a couple with "The love of the property at Heart". All over this house and gardens you could feel the love that had gone into bringing it back to life. Each room gave something...More

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Dewalt S
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
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Kam T
6 September 2016|
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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.