Skip to content

Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Country house mansions nestled into rolling hills, riverside meadows, grand gardens and mature woodland can all be found here. Discover what to see and do - there's something for all the family.

Places to visit

0

Top places to visit in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

The Temple of Friendship at Stowe Gardens, Buckinghamshire
Place
Place

Stowe Gardens 

Gardening on the grandest scale in this Georgian landscape garden and park

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Fully open today
The parterre in spring with Hughenden Manor in the background, Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
Place
Place

Hughenden 

Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Fully open today
Cattle grazing on the estate at Basildon Park, Berkshire.
Place
Place

Basildon Park 

An estate saved from almost certain demolition and lovingly revived

Reading, Berkshire

Fully open today
View of the Parterre in Spring at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
Place
Place

Cliveden 

Glorious gardens and woodlands overlooking the River Thames

Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire

Partially open today

See us on screen in two new high profile TV series'

This month sees not one, but two high-profile TV series' featuring the places we look after in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire.

Lady Danbury, Mary Sharma and Lady Violet Bridgerton in Petworth's North Gallery.

Basildon Park and Claydon in series three of Bridgerton 

Season three of Bridgerton drops on Netflix this month. Why not tune in and see if you can spot Basildon Park and Claydon taking their turn in the spotlight? Bridgerton follows the trials and tribulations of eight close-knit siblings as they navigate Regency-era London’s competitive marriage market and shows a glamorous version of how our places might have looked in their heyday. The series is based on the best-selling novels by Julia Quinn and produced by Shondaland.

Woman working on a portrait of Margaret Greville with Cliveden's Nancy Astor portrait in the background

Hidden Treasures of the National Trust 

Hidden Treasures of the National Trust returns to BBC2 for a second series on 10 May and we're excited that it features two of our properties from Bucks, Berks and Ox. Reflecting the national scale and importance of the Trust’s many properties and the passionate staff and volunteers who help care for them, the series reveals new and compelling stories about the work going on behind the scenes to conserve these incredible properties and objects for us all.

Exhibitions to explore in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire

A view through the trees of the warm cream colour stone facade of the west front of Basildon Park, Berkshire set in grass parkland

Basildon Park Visions Unreel 

Basildon Park has a long association with TV and film as one of the National Trust's most popular filming locations. See the mansion and garden on Season Three of Bridgerton, streaming from 16 May, and glimpse behind the scenes on location at Basildon Park in Visions Unreel. The exhibition takes you on a journey from Netherfield Park in Pride and Prejudice 20 years ago, to more recent showcases in The Crown and The Gentlemen. The exhibitions opens on 18 May.

Myths & Mythmaking Poster

Myth and Mythmaking at Hughenden 

Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was a master at curating his own image. He used myths to craft his public persona and navigate the complex worlds of belonging, identity and relationships. Hughenden was stage and backdrop to his performance. Find out how in a new exhibition in the manor.

Places to stay in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire

Hartwell House and Spa from the front, Aylesbury
Article
Article

Hartwell House Hotel and Spa 

Sitting in parkland on the edge of the Chilterns, this stunning Grade 1 listed hotel and spa is part-Jacobean mansion and part-Georgian house.

The exterior of Cliveden Ferry Cottage

Cliveden Ferry Cottage 

Views over the Thames from this half-timbered former ferryman’s cottage near the Cliveden estate.

The exterior of Lock Cottage, Oxfordshire

Lock Cottage 

A charming and cosy Thames-side cottage with a pretty garden close to the Thames Path.

Outdoor activities in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire

Two people riding horses across a field surrounded by trees
Activity
Activity

Horse riding at Stowe Gardens 

Exploring Stowe Gardens on horseback is a great way to experience the landscape, sightlines and views designed to reveal the buildings, statues and monuments located across the grounds.

view of boats moored on the River Thames in front of the Boat House at Cliveden
Activity
Activity

Boating at Cliveden 

Discover all about the popular pastime of boating, links to Wind in the Willows, and how to hire a boat to enjoy the River Thames at Cliveden.

Upcoming events

Event

Visions Unreel: Exploring Basildon Park’s Film and TV Highlights 

Basildon Park, Reading, Berkshire

Basildon Park has a long association with TV and film as one of the National Trust’s most popular filming locations. Come and explore our Visions Unreel exhibition as we showcase the films Basildon Park has played a role in.

Event summary

on
24 May to 31 Oct 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 147 other dates or times
Event

Art Weeks at Coleshill 

Heritage and Rural Skills Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire

As part of Artweeks a variety of craftspeople will be exhibiting at the Heritage and Rural Skills Centre, showcasing a range of traditional crafts.

Event summary

on
24 May to 27 May 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 3 other dates or times
Event

Myths & Mythmaking 

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Join us as we explore the power of myths in shaping identities and understanding the world around us. Delve into the rich tapestry of myths, legends, and folklore.

Event summary

on
24 May to 31 Dec 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 221 other dates or times
Event

Mythical Creature Woodland Trail 

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Step into the enchanted woods and embark on a journey of discovery.

Event summary

on
24 May 2024 to 28 Feb 2025
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 280 other dates or times
Event

The Spirit of Nature art exhibition at Greys Court, 22 May to 5 June 

Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

An exhibition by local artists Sarah Pye and Kate Findlay.

Event summary

on
24 May to 5 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 12 other dates or times
Event

Wedding Cake Morning Guided Tours 

Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Explore Joana Vasconcelos’ extraordinary Wedding Cake, open again this summer at Waddesdon. Wedding Cake, a 12-metre-tall ceramic sculptural pavilion in the form of a three-tiered cake.

Event summary

on
24 May to 27 Oct 2024
at
10:30 to 13:00
+ 112 other dates or times
Event

Guided woodland walks at Basildon Park 

Basildon Park, Reading, Berkshire

Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting woodlands and sprawling estate of Basildon Park with our volunteer-led estate walk.

Event summary

on
24 May to 19 Jul 2024
at
11:00 to 12:00
+ 8 other dates or times
Event

Manor Exhibition: 'Who are you and What are you?' 

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

In the Manor, discover how Disraeli masterfully used myths to craft his public persona and navigate the complex worlds of belonging, identity and relationships.

Event summary

on
24 May to 3 Nov 2024
at
11:00 to 16:30
+ 163 other dates or times
Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.