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1.68km from 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
1.87km from Ashridge House
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.
1.91km from Ashridge House
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.
2.14km from Ashridge House
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.
2.3km from Ashridge House
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.
3.26km from Ashridge House
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.
Cheslyn House & Gardens
3.69km from Ashridge House
Cheslyn House and Gardens, where you can explore a semi-natural woodland area. Its 3.5 acres of space is imaginatively laid out to provide areas of interest including a pond, fernery, large herbaceous borders and an aviary. The house and gardens were originally owned by Henry and Daisy Colbeck, who created the gardens with a collection of unusual and exotic plants which they collected whilst travelling the world.
3.76km from Ashridge House
The Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve forms the northern gateway to the Colne Valley Regional Park. The 41ha site we see today is the result of gravel extraction that left behind large holes in the valley floor that now form Batchworth and Bury Lakes. The site has a diverse range of wildlife habitats. It has small copper and gatekeeper butterflies and so more.
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
3.85km from Ashridge House
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery's art collection is the largest in Hertfordshire and is mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with special interest in the Monro Circle of artists, Sir Hubert von Herkomer, Lucy Kemp-Welch and the pupils of their Art Schools and other Bushey art schools. Archives relating to the collection are held in the Local Studies Centre.
Stanborough Park Seventh-day Adventist Church
5.03km from Ashridge House
Stanborough Park Seventh-day Adventist Church is situated on parkland in Garston on the outskirts of Watford, England. One of the iconic attraction and also you can spend some nice time in the park and also in the church.
5.18km from Ashridge House
Ruislip Woods Trust was established in 1997 as a charity. Its aims are to protect the ecological environment of Ruislip Woods and to encourage greater access by the public through education, monitoring and surveying. It is the largest block of ancient, semi-natural woodland in Greater London and include one of the most extensive oak/hornbeam coppice woods in southeast England. The site also includes acid and neutral grassland, ponds, streams and marshland.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
5.3km from Ashridge House
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London is a magical experience for anyone, whether you’re a potty about Harry Potter or have never seen any of the movies or read the books before. it is a film and media complex owned by Warner Bros. The studios were all converted from an aircraft factory and airfield called Leavesden Aerodrome, a centre of British aircraft production during World War II. It is situated in Leavesden, Watford, in southwest Hertfordshire.
4 Privet Drive
5.4km from Ashridge House
It is Harry Potter’s childhood home number 4 Privet Drive from the world-famous Harry Potter film. But it’s actually a real-life three-bedroom house in Martins Heron, Bracknell. So much happened during Harry’s time under the Dursley’s roof, from when he slept in the legendary cupboard under the stairs to when Fred, George and Ron Weasley rescued him from the smallest bedroom in a flying Ford Anglia.
Hare Krishna Temple Watford - ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor
5.5km from Ashridge House
Bhaktivedanta Manor is the largest UK centre of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It is is a Gaudiya Vaishnava temple set in the Hertfordshire countryside of England, in the village of Aldenham near Watford. Previously known as Piggott's Manor, the property was donated to the Hare Krishna movement in February 1973 by former Beatle George Harrison, after the Radha Krishna Temple in central London had become inadequate to house the growing number of devotees.
Ruislip Lido Railway
5.55km from Ashridge House
The Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12-inch narrow gauge railway operated entirely by volunteers. Running from Woody Bay station on a 1.02-mile track around the reservoir, the railway passes through to Willow Lawn station. Originally built by the Grand Union Canal Company over a much shorter route, the line has been extended in recent years and now covers over two-thirds of the perimeter of the reservoir. It is has been operating since 1979 by the Ruislip Lido Railway Society.
6.17km from Ashridge House
Osborne is the palatial former holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, located on the Isle of Wight. Relax in the open air as you wander rolling acres of the magnificent Osborne estate. Step inside to explore the sumptuous ground floor staterooms that were used to entertain heads of states, princes, and princesses. Admire the ornate architecture, furnishings, and fine art collection and discover Victoria and Albert’s personal taste, style, and passions.
Aldenham Country Park
7.26km from Ashridge House
Aldenham Country Park is a 175-acre farm, parkland and woodland, adjacent to a 65-acre reservoir. Visit 100 acres of beautiful countryside, only 12 miles from central London. Enjoy the scenery, walks, explore the farm and 100 Aker Wood, home of Pooh Bear and friends. The park supports walking, fishing and sailing activities, has playgrounds, Special Needs Centre and a Disney-backed Winnie-the-Pooh theme area.
8.52km from Ashridge House
Chenies Manor House is one of the UK’s finest Tudor Mansion Houses. Steeped in history, the Grade I Listed building is set in Buckinghamshire’s charming estate village of Chenies and overlooks the Chess Valley. It is open to visitors and used as Buckinghamshire’s choice venue for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, events, filming, and guided tours.
Chiltern Open Air Museum
8.52km from Ashridge House
Chiltern Open Air Museum has an eclectic collection of over 30 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings that were the workplaces or homes of ordinary people. Within the Museum’s collection are WW1 and WW2 Nissen huts, 1940s post-war prefab with a Dig for Victory allotment, Victorian toll house, replica Iron Age roundhouse, tin chapel, blacksmith’s forge, vicarage, earth cottage, medieval barn, and lots more.
Denham Country Park
8.89km from Ashridge House
A scenic and relaxing location on the banks of the River Colne, Misbourne, and Frays, the park is home to a mix of wildlife. Visitors may catch a glimpse of herons and kingfishers while in summer damselflies and dragonflies dart over the wet meadows. The park is surrounded by the Grand Union Canal and the rivers Colne and Misbourne. One of the iconic location which was famous among tourists.
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Ashridge House, Chenies Way, Watford WD18 6UW, UK
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.