Ascott House, Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0PT, UK
About Ascott House
Ascott House is a former hunting box that dates back to the 16th Century was donated to the National Trust in 1949 by Anthony de Rothschild, together with the Ascott Collection. It is set in a 3,200-acre estate. There are a few steep slopes in the gardens, however many of the paths are level and provide stunning views over the Aylesbury Vale. All visitors using the paths and grounds are asked to take care and wear the appropriate footwear.
Attractions near Ascott House
The Park is home to the very popular Splash ‘n’ Play facility, the beach, the skate park, and also the bandstand. The Splash ‘n’ Play water park is currently closed for winter. the area surrounding the green became the focus for fine houses and grounds built by merchants and the gentry within easy distance of London, yet in a more salubrious setting than the urban environs. A number of Georgian houses have survived, some of them replacing earlier Tudor and Elizabethan buildings.
Mentmore Towers is a 19th-century English country house built between 1852 and 1854 for the Rothschild family in the village of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. Not abandoned and still in good condition, this Grade I listed building, and its entire estate has passed through so many owners over a two-century period, that it somehow feels detached from the real world.
The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of England's longest and oldest narrow-gauge lines, with a worldwide collection of locomotives and rolling stock and so more. It also now houses one of the largest and most important collections of narrow-gauge stock in England. Both the collection and the railway itself are covered by our Accredited Museum designation, awarded by Arts Council England.
Rushmere Country Park is 400 acres of woodland, heathland, and meadows. The main impression you'll most likely come away with is of a heavily wooded area that breaks out into some quite large grassy areas here and there. It is an attractive and accessible public open space, zoned in a manner that enables a wide range of leisure and countryside activities, whilst protecting and enhancing the sensitive natural and historic environment.
A great place to discover nature and enjoy the outdoors - walking outdoors. Here you can view herons nesting in Spring from our outdoor café terrace, discover fairy doors and the Giant’s Chair along our Sculpture Trail, walk the dog, bring your bike, ride your horse – we’ve something for everyone.
A huge country park which comprises 80 acres. It has an interesting history dating back to medieval times. It has a visitor center and a variety of habitats including a lake, ancient woodland conifer plantations, meadows, and heath. One of the best sites in the county which provides A pleasant stroll around water bodies & woodland with bat detectors, while keeping a record of bat activity. The park is partly in the Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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Bedfordshire is not only a wonderful county to live in, but also to visit and enjoy with all the family. Bedfordshire is the ideal location for a day trip, especially from the neighbouring areas of London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. There is so much to do, you’ll wish you were staying longer, so be sure to make a list of all the places.