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, when they restored the elegant interior and scoured the country salvaging 18th-century architectural fixtures and fittings.Use our Reading trip itinerary planner to add Basildon Park and other attractions to your Reading vacation plans.
For our opening times please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/basildon-park/opening-times/
Basildon Park Reviews
This is the first national trust property I have been too where the staff will greet visitors and volunteer information. My experience has been that volunteers tend to sit quietly and not speak until ... more »
Our first visit to Basildon Park. Beautiful house. Tour guide was very funny. Huge place. Nice garden but more flowers would be better. Food was okay. Quite enjoyed. more »
This was our local. We started visiting in 1983. It is somewhere that brings pleasure, whatever the season. The grounds always have something attractive to see and the house is a classic from a period of classics. My wife loves the room full of shelves and I'm pleased to see the sketches for Coventry Cathedral's stunning Resurrection Tapestry are well displayed, although the lighting could be improved. The cafe has a reasonable range of tasty products and beverages.
Another great national trust place. Nice grounds to run around with the kids, nice walks through the woods and then a quick tour round the house, all the guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. And of course there is a cafe with lovely scones!
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