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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

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Top places to visit in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

The Temple of Friendship at Stowe Gardens, Buckinghamshire
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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
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Hughenden 

Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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

An estate saved from almost certain demolition and lovingly revived

Reading, Berkshire

Fully open today
Visitors in the Water Garden walking along the stone steps towards the pagoda at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
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Cliveden 

Glorious gardens and woodlands overlooking the River Thames

Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire

Fully open today

What's on in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire this July

a group of young archaeologists dig a test pit

Festival of Archaeology at Greys Court 

Join us at Greys Court from 13-21 July 2024 as we celebrate the UK's annual Festival of Archaeology. We will be looking for evidence of Grey's Court's lost gatehouse and the gates that provided access to the outer courtyard of the Tudor house. The archaeologists will be happy to talk about their work and there'll be activities to get involved with.

Children with football and badminton net

Summer of Play in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire 

The summer holidays are jam-packed with games and experiences in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire. Give new (and old) sports a go at places like Cliveden, Hughenden, Waddesdon and Basildon Park. The Little People, BIG DREAMS® exhibition and trail at Stowe Gardens encourages kids to be bold, be brave and dream big. Or travel back in time to explore history and heraldry amongst the medieval ruins at Greys Court.

Exhibitions to explore in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire

If you need shade or shelter this summer, head into the house at Basildon Park for a glimpse behind the scenes on a film set and to Hughenden to see how Instagrammers weren't the first people to curate their public image, the Victorians were at it too.

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 now, 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 is on now.

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
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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
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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
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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.

Join your local supporter group

Visitors on a group garden tour at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
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Supporter groups in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire 

Find out about the work of local National Trust volunteering and supporter groups and how to join a group near you.

Upcoming events

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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.

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22 Jul to 31 Oct 2024
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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.

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22 Jul to 31 Dec 2024
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Mythical Creature Woodland Trail 

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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

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22 Jul 2024 to 28 Feb 2025
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10:00 to 16:30
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Big Butterfly Count 

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Help Hughenden with the Big Butterfly Count between Friday 12th July and Sunday 4th August for Butterfly Conservation’s national annual survey.

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22 Jul to 4 Aug 2024
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Summer of Play at Greys Court, 20 July to 3 September 

Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Are you ready for a Summer of Play? Join us at Greys Court this summer holidays.

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22 Jul to 3 Sep 2024
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Summer of Play at Basildon Park, 20 July to 3 September 

Basildon Park, Reading, Berkshire

Are you ready for a Summer of Play? Join us at Basildon Park this summer holidays.

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22 Jul to 3 Sep 2024
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Little People, BIG DREAMS Trail 

Stowe Gardens, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Join Stowe for Little People, BIG DREAMS! Inspiring all kids to believe BIG, think BIG and dream BIG!

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22 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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Ickle Owl Augmented Reality Trail 

Stowe Gardens, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Join us for an augmented reality trail created in collaboration with Stowe School students.

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22 Jul to 1 Sep 2024
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Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

Where will you visit next?

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