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South East England - Berkshire

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6. Basildon Park

Top 10 ten places to visit in South East England - Berkshire

Basildon Park

Basildon Park is an 18th-century country house set in glorious parkland overlooking the River Thames. It contains a fine collection of paintings, furniture and textiles and featured in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
 
This grand Palladian mansion was saved from ruin and lovingly restored by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950's, who after scouring the country salvaging 18th century fixtures and fittings, filled the house with their own furniture and art collection. This includes Graham Sutherland's studies for the 'Christ in Glory' tapestry hanging in Coventry Cathedral.
 
There are waymarked trails throught the park and gardens including a wildlife area with a pond and picnic tables ideal for families.
 
A variety of events are held throughout the year and facilities include a shop and licensed tea room. 
Basildon Park Address:
Basildon Park
Lower Basildon
Reading
Berkshire
RG8 9NR
England, UK 

Basildon Park Opening Times:
House 
10th March to 31st October, 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday        
1st December to 12th December, 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
        
Ground Floor Exhibition Area, Tea Room, Shop and Grounds 
10th February to 7th March, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
10th March to 31st October, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
3rd November to 19th December, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
1st to 12th December, 11.00 am to 4.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
 
Open Bank Holiday Mondays
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Basildon Park Admission:

Gift Aid
Adult  £8.80
Child  £4.40
Family  £20.35
Groups  £5.00
Child  £2.50

Standard
Adult  £8.00
Child  £4.00
Family  £18.50

Park & garden only (Gift Aid)
Adult  £5.00
Child  £2.50
Family  £11.00

Park & garden only (standard)
Adult  £4.50
Child  £2.25
Family  £10.00

T  +44 (0)118 984 3040
   +44 (0)118 976 7363 (Shop)
   +44 (0)118 976 7365 (Restaurant)

F  +44 (0)118 976 7370

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