Ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows in an area of outstanding natural beauty
The far corners of Ashridge
Built in 1832, the Bridgewater Monument commemorates the third Duke of Bridgewater, also known as the Canal Duke. Do you dare climb the 172 spiral steps to the top?
Climb to the spot where an Iron Age hill fort once stood and gaze across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. This area of the estate in rich in history, ecology and archaeology.
Stroll through the Golden Valley, one of 'Capability' Brown's finest creations. Once part of Ashridge House's back garden, this area of the estate offers a chance for quiet reflection.
Abundant wildlife to be found
It's a wildlife lovers paradise at Ashridge - there are so many species to be found amongst the grassy hills and in the woods. Skylarks soar through the skies in the spring and fallow deer bucks face off during autumn for the best mates.
A brief history of Ashridge
From Iron Age earthworks, monastries and palaces to First World War practice trenches, Ashridge has a history to appeal to everyone.