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Notice: Please be aware that the whole property is closed on 26, 29, 30 September, and 1 October. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

An 18th-century house, a 1950s home

Basildon Park, a Georgian mansion surrounded by parkland, was lovingly rescued 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. Lord and Lady Iliffe filled their comfortable new home with fine paintings, fabrics and furniture, which can still be enjoyed by you 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.

Downton Abbey

Basildon Park lit up the small screen in ITV's Downton Abbey, the London Season, 2013. Why not take a look at the behind the scenes story and discover how Basildon Park became Grantham House?

Autumn trail

Where will you discover on your next walk?

Take part in the Great British Walk and challenge your British knowledge with a self-led trail around the parkland.

  • 8 Sep - 23 Oct, 10am - 5pm
  • £2, normal admission applies

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Volunteer open days

Come along and learn about our volunteering opportunities. Our next volunteer open days are:

  • 10 Oct, 12-3pm
  • 14 Nov, 12-3pm

Hallowe'en trail

A self-led trail around our grounds with a sweet treat prize.

  • 24 Oct - 4 Nov, 10am - 5pm
  • £2, normal admission applies
  • Suitable for all ages

Christmas traditions

Basildon Park will be opening for Christmas this year

Join us for a traditional Christmas. We will have a beautifully decorated house and festive trail in our garden.

  • 29 Nov - 6 Jan, 11am - 4pm
  • Trail £2, normal admission applies

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