Basildon Park<br>NATIONAL TRUST , Reading. Hand Picked Places to Visit in Berkshire, England
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Basildon Park<br>NATIONAL TRUST		, Reading

Basildon Park
NATIONAL TRUST

Lower Basildon,
Reading
Berkshire
RG8 9NR
Tel: +44(0)118 984 3040
Fax: +44(0)118 976 7370

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NATIONAL TRUST online: information and bookings


This beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 177683 by John Carr for Francis Sykes, who had made his fortune in India. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as for the unusual Octagon Room. The house fell on hard times in the early part of the last century, but was rescued by Lord and Lady Iliffe, who restored it and filled it with fine pictures and furniture.

The early 19th-century pleasure grounds are currently being restored, and there are waymarked trails through the parkland. From the top of Streatley Hill two miles away access can be gained to The Holies, Lough Down and Lardon Chase, an outstanding area of downland and woodland with many beautiful walks and breathtaking views.

Basildon Park<br>NATIONAL TRUST		, Reading

Facilities
Historic House, Gardens, Restaurant, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available, Dogs on lead allowed in Gardens,

Weddings and Conferences
Weddings in near Reading
Basildon Park provides a perfect location for weddings and receptions.

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NATIONAL TRUST

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