Opening times for 4 March 2024
Asset Opening time House Closed Woodland Dawn - Dusk
Entry to the house is by booked tour only, at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Wednesdays and Saturdays 3 April - 26 October.MTWTFSS2627282912345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
access to house by booked tour only.
Dogs welcome on leads in woodland only.
Parking 200m from house. Pre-booking essential for visiting. Toilets by visitor reception. Closer accessible parking available on request. Dogs welcome in the woods but must be kept under control at all times. No level access into the house.
2 1/2 miles south of Ashbury, 3 1/2 miles north of Lambourn, on west side of B4000.
Parking: In main estate car park in Ashdown woods, there is a 150metre walk to the house from the car park along a tarmac drive.
Sat Nav: Follow local brown signs from B4000 for car park.
On Swindon to Lambourn route, bus stop at entrance.
Please note you need to book tickets to visit Ashdown. You can book up until 8am on the day of your visit. Tickets for the next 14 days are released every Thursday.
Ashdown is a one pawprint rated place. Find out more about bringing your dog here to enjoy exploring Ashdown's woodland together.
A 17th-century Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs.
Woodland estate set against the backdrop of Ashdown House in the Berkshire Downs.
This extraordinary building with the appearance of a doll's house nestles in a beautiful valley on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by woodland.
It was built by an Earl, William Craven, as a house fit for the queen he loved, Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia in 1662.
Ashdown House is tenanted and when open, access is limited to hall, staircase (100 steps ) and roof.
Access to the house is on by pre-booked guided tour only on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2, 3 and 4pm, for up to 16 people at a time..
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