Things to see and doat Basildon Park

Come and discover our 18th-century house and find out about its involvement in Downtown Abbey. If you prefer the outdoors, you'll find extensive gardens and parkland to explore.

The east front of the house at Basildon Park, Berkshire
Basildon Park, Berkshire National Trust Images / John Millar
Basildon Park house and parkland
Enjoy a day trip to our Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland National Trust / Oskar Proctor

The house 

Explore Basildon Park, a stunning Georgian mansion surrounded by parkland. Once the home of Lord and Lady Iliffe, it played host to many glamourous parties in the 1950s.

Downton cast at Basildon Park 2014
The cast of Downton Abbey in the Octagon Room at Basildon Park, aired 2014 National Trust / ITV

Our Downtown Abbey experience 

We're delighted to have been used as one of the backdrops for ITV's period drama hit. Come along to one of our Downton tours and experience Downton Abbey at Basildon Park for yourself.

Children running in the Garden at Basildon Park
Get some fresh air in our garden National Trust Images / John Millar

The garden 

With something stunning to discover whatever the season, a beautiful garden awaits you at Basildon. What will you explore and enjoy on your visit to us?

National Trust Images / John Millar
Enjoy our parkland with one of our four parkland walks Children running in Parkland at Basildon Park

Our parkland 

Explore over 400 acres of parkland. With plenty of walks and family fun to be had, you'll enjoy celebrating the outdoors here, whatever the season.