Pevensey Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Berkshire

(Bearrucscir)
Organisation colours:      NT      EH      HHA      Council, or privately owned     
  • Ashdown House - (NT)

    Ashdown House, Berkshire, South-East England

    Historic House

    This extraordinary building, with the appearance of a doll's house, nestles in a beautiful valley on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by woodland.

    South-East England - Berkshire, Lambourn, Newbury

    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.

    Access to the house is by guided tour only at 2.15, 3.15 and 4.15, for up to 25 people at a time. Pre-booking is not required, except for large groups. The house is tenanted and access is limited to the hall, staircase (100 steps ) and roof.

    Follow local brown signs from B4000 for the car park.



  • Basildon Park - (NT)

    Basildon Park, Berkshire, South-East England

    Mansion

    shire, between the villages of Upper Basildon and Lower Basildon.

    It is owned by the National Trust and is a Grade-I-listed building. The house was built between 1776 and 1783 for Sir Francis Sykes, and designed by John Carr in the Palladian style, at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism. Thus, the interiors are in a neoclassical "Adamesque" style.

    Never fully completed, the house passed through a succession of owners. In 1910, it was standing empty, and in 1914, it was requisitioned by the British Government as an army convalescent hospital. It was again sold in 1928 and quickly sold again. In 1929, following a failed attempt to dismantle and rebuild the house in the USA, it was stripped of many of its fixtures and fittings and all but abandoned.

    Use the main entrance from the A329. Parking: Free, 400 yards from the mansion (buggy available).

    South-East England - Berkshire, Lower Basildon, Reading

    Basildon Park is a Georgian mansion, surrounded by parkland, and is situated 2 miles (3 kilometres) south of Goring-on-Thames and Streatley in Berkshire, between the villages of Upper Basildon and Lower Basildon.

    It is owned by the National Trust and is a Grade-I-listed building. The house was built between 1776 and 1783 for Sir Francis Sykes, and designed by John Carr in the Palladian style, at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism. Thus, the interiors are in a neoclassical "Adamesque" style.

    Never fully completed, the house passed through a succession of owners. In 1910, it was standing empty, and in 1914, it was requisitioned by the British Government as an army convalescent hospital. It was again sold in 1928 and quickly sold again. In 1929, following a failed attempt to dismantle and rebuild the house in the USA, it was stripped of many of its fixtures and fittings and all but abandoned.

    Use the main entrance from the A329. Parking: Free, 400 yards from the mansion (buggy available).



     


  • Donnington Castle - (EH), (fragment)

    Donnington Castle, Berkshire, South-East England

    Castle

    of Berkshire.

    It was founded by Sir Richard Abberbury the Elder in 1386 and was bought by Thomas Chaucer before the castle was taken under royal control during the Tudor period. During the First English Civil War, the castle was held by the royalist Sir John Boys and withstood an 18-month siege; after the garrison eventually surrendered, Parliament voted to demolish Donnington Castle in 1646. Only the gatehouse survives. The site is under the care of English Heritage and is protected from unauthorised change as a scheduled ancient monument.

    South-East England - Berkshire, Donnington

    Donnington Castle is a ruined medieval castle, situated in the small village of Donnington, just north of the town of Newbury in the English county of Berkshire.

    It was founded by Sir Richard Abberbury the Elder in 1386 and was bought by Thomas Chaucer before the castle was taken under royal control during the Tudor period. During the First English Civil War, the castle was held by the royalist Sir John Boys and withstood an 18-month siege; after the garrison eventually surrendered, Parliament voted to demolish Donnington Castle in 1646. Only the gatehouse survives. The site is under the care of English Heritage and is protected from unauthorised change as a scheduled ancient monument.



     


  • Dorney Court - (HHA)

    Dorney Court, Berkshire, South-East England

    Manor House

    Dorney Court is a Grade-I-listed early Tudor manor house, dating from around 1440, located in the village of Dorney, Buckinghamshire.

    South-East England - Berkshire, Windsor

    Dorney Court is a Grade-I-listed early Tudor manor house, dating from around 1440, located in the village of Dorney, Buckinghamshire. It is owned and lived in by the Palmer family.

    In 1086, it was among the lands of Miles Crispin, and his tenant was a certain Ralf. From here, it passed successively to families named Cave, Parker, Newnham, Paraunt, Carbonell, Scott, Restwold, Lytton, Bray, and Hill. In 1542, James Hill sold Dorney to Sir William Garrard, later Lord Mayor of London, ancestor of the Palmer family which still owns and occupies Dorney Court today.


     


  • Englefield House Gardens - (HHA)

    Englefield House Gardens, Berkshire, South-East England

    Garden

    .

    This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.

    House not open to visitors.

    South-East England - Berkshire, Englefield, Reading

    A 1930s woodland garden and 19th-century formal gardens surround the historic house; with a deer park, water garden and other small special gardens.

    This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.

    House not open to visitors.