Ashridge House, Chenies Way, Watford WD18 6UW, UK
About Ashridge House
Once a royal residence to King Henry VIII and home to his daughter Princess Elizabeth I situated in the heart of the rolling Chiltern Hills, only 30 miles north of London. Today, Ashridge is home to Hult International Business School's Ashridge Executive Education program, as it has been since 1959. The estate is currently owned by the National Trust.
Attractions near Ashridge House
Moor Park is a Palladian mansion set within several hundred acres of parkland to the southeast of Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, England. It is called Moor Park Mansion because it is in the old park of the Manor of More. It now serves as the clubhouse of Moor Park Golf Club. The house is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England, and the landscaped park is listed Grade II* on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens
3.5 mile traffic-free route through lakes and fields, linking Rickmansworth and Watford; follows the route of an old railway line. Path shared with walkers and cyclists. Ideal for family cycling. Cycling is permitted along the whole length but horse-riders are restricted to the eastern section between Moor Lane Crossing and Rickmansworth.
Cassiobury Park is the largest public open space in Watford comprising of over 190 acres of green space stretching from Watford town centre to woodland and countryside to the west of the town. The park is a tranquil and relaxing place, and also a great location to walk, run, fish, or, down by the canal, simply watch the boats glide past on the Grand Union Canal.
Oxhey Park is one of Watford's most iconic parks with the picturesque River Colne flowing through it. With a footbridge, play area, outdoor gym, entrances, new railings and hard landscaping including public art and the central stairway, this is now once again a very well used park in Watford but which recognises its historic connections to the former Wiggenhall Estate.
A beautiful and majestic museum, housed in the former offices of Benskins Brewery. The museum has displays of local history, industry and archaeology. These include Watford at War, Print and Brewing and a display on Watford Football Club – which includes some fabulous Elton John memorabilia.
Whippendell Wood comprises of 165 acres of ancient woodland located close to Cassiobury Park. Since 1954 Whippendell Wood has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the woodland habitats present and its location in a predominantly urban and agricultural setting. The wood is open to the public, and there are several footpaths and orienteering routes through the wood. The wood is popular with dog walkers, and is also used as a shortcut to Cassiobury Park.
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