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Events at Basildon Park

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Events at Basildon Park
Telephone
0118 984 3040
E-mail
basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website
Basildon Park

Where to go

Address
National Trust
Basildon Park
Lower Basildon
Reading
Postcode
RG8 9NR

Time / Date Details

Session Information
See website for details on opening times

Other Details

Costs

Details
Standard
Whole property
■Adult: £12.00
■Child: £6.00
■Family: £28.60
■Group adult: £10.20
■Group child: £5.00

Grounds only
■Adult: £7.15
■Child: £3.60
■Family: £18.00

Availability

Age Ranges
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1-4
4-11
11-16
16-18
18-25
26-49
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An 18th-century house, a 1950s home This 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 and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. The house you see today is a re-creation and restoration of the 18th-century mansion. They restored the elegant interior and scoured the country salvaging 18th-century architectural fixtures and fittings. They filled their comfortable new home with fine paintings, fabrics and furniture, which can still be enjoyed by visitors today. Make the most of your visit by treating yourself to a cream tea, experience the nostalgia of our 1950s kitchen, or stretch your legs following one of our waymarked trails through the 400 acres of historic parkland.