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Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs
This extraordinary building with the appearance of a dolls' house nestles in a beautiful valley on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by woodland.
It was built by an Earl, William Craven, as a house fit for the queen he loved, Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia in 1662.
Access to the house is by guided tour only at 2.15, 3.15 and 4.15, for up to 25 people at a time.Pre-booking is not required except for large groups. House is tenanted and access is limited to hall, staircase (100 steps ) and roof.
The grounds can be visited when the house is open and the woodland open all year round, Sunday to Thursday.
Open all year for woodland walks
Our popular tours up Ashdown House's staircase to the roof will start again on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 April 2015. In the meantime, why not enjoy a stroll in the woodlands. They're open every day except Fridays from dawn to dusk.