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Basildon Park

Lower Basildon
Reading
Berkshire
RG8 9NR

This beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 1776-83. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as the unusual Octagon Room. The house fell on hard times early in the last century but was rescued and restored by Lord and Lady Iliffe, who filled it with fine pictures and furniture.

The early 19th century pleasure gardens are currently being restored and there are way-marked trails through the parkland. This property is owned by The National Trust.

General Information:

  • Special tours by arrangement

  • Programme of events

  • Disabled visitors: adapted WCs and designated parking for wheelchair users, ramp to ground floor available, other floors not accessible to wheelchair users

  • Braille guide, large print guide

  • Licensed restaurant, picnic in grounds

  • Baby changing facilities

  • Suitable for school groups

  • Dogs only on lead and only in park and woodland, not near house

  • Free parking

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  • Directions

    Between Pangbourne and Streatley, 7 miles North West of Reading on West side of A329; leave M4 at exit 12 and follow brown signs to Pangbourne.

    Basildon Park Postcode for SatNav: RG8 9NR

    Contact

     
    Tel:
    +44 (0)1189 843 040
    +44 (0)1494 755 558 (infoline)
    Fax:
    +44 (0)1189 767 370
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