Ashridge Estate

Bridgewater Monument in spring at Ashridge, Herts

Ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows in an area of outstanding natural beauty

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Things to see and do

Father and daughter reading outside at Ashridge, Herts

Help us shape the future of Ashridge Estate 

Ashridge Estate welcomes thousands of visitors each year, who enjoy spending time in this beautiful landscape. We are in the early stages of reviewing the infrastructure across the whole estate that will help us manage the balance of visitor numbers and the impact on the historic landscape. In the time it takes to make a cup of tea, you can play a role in helping us shape the future of Ashridge. We’d really love for you to fill in our survey, so we can get a better understanding of how you use the estate. Thank you.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Forest Bathing at Ashridge Estate

Thu 07 Jul 2022
09:00-12:00
A sensory connection journey, moving slowly through the woodland - mindfully connecting with all your senses for relaxation and wellbeing.

Big Camp

Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:00-23:00
Bring the whole family for a fun-filled night at Ashridge. This is a rare opportunity to pitch your tent in our meadow, surrounded by acres of ancient woodland.

Come Out and Play at Ashridge Estate

Wed 31 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Join in with the Great Big Nature Game this summer holidays at Ashridge Estate. Everyday from 25th July to 31st August from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
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Eating and shopping

Children enjoying hot chocolate drinks

New Ashridge food and beverage offer for 2022

From Tuesday 4 January, the café at Ashridge Estate will be run by the National Trust. You will be able to enjoy a delicious selection of hot and cold food, drink and snacks seven days a week, from 10am – 4pm, while we work on our plans for a new permanent café offer.

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Our work

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Wildlife

Large fallow buck at Ashridge Herts

Deer at Ashridge Estate

The fallow deer are an integral part of the landscape at Ashridge and a much-loved feature of this historic estate. Find out about their history here and how we manage them.

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History

Ancient settlements on Ivinghoe Beacon at Ashridge Estate

The history of Ashridge 

From Iron Age earthworks, monasteries and palaces to First World War practice trenches, Ashridge has a vast history.

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