Ascott House National Trust
near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Average time spent – 2+ hours.
Things to do at Ascott House National Trust review
Ascott House is a beautiful 17th-century timber-framed house maintained by the National Trust. Situated near Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire it was transformed in the 19th Century by the Rothschilds family.
They do have limited opening times, especially for the house as the house is still lived in. You can visit the ground floor and amongst the splendour of the house, you will spot aspects of modern life. The house is certainly a winner for anyone who loves horses as they have a huge number of horse paintings and sculptures.
The main thing to see at Ascott House are the gardens. In the Lynn garden, there is a pond and a small woodland. Kids will love the hills to run around on and places to hide. The gardens to the rear of the house are enormous. There are fountains and sculptures plus lots of secret walkways. The gardens benefit from amazing views. It can take a good few hours to wander around all of the estate.
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Important Information Ascott House National Trust
Eating – There is a cafe on-site which sells hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – 16th Century timber-framed house with extensive gardens that you can explore. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE to members of the National Trust. Or mid-range at £7.50 an adult, £3.75 a child.
Car Parking – There is a free on-site car park.
Opening: They close for the winter and open again in mid-March. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Well Ln, Wing, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0PR, Bedfordshire, England. Phone: 01296 688242
Category – Historic house and gardens – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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