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NT Basildon Park Grounds
0.6km from National Trust - Basildon Park
Basildon Park is made up of 400 acres of parkland and woodland. There are four way-marked trails that you can follow around the property. The house was built between 1776 and 1783 for Sir Francis Sykes and designed by John Carr in the Palladian style at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism. Thus, the interiors are in a neoclassical "Adamesque" style.
0.9km from National Trust - Basildon Park
Beale Park is an outdoor wildlife park within 30 acres set against the River Thames in Berkshire. A home to an exciting mix of animals and attractions. With fun, adventure, animals, gardens, activities and play on the banks of the beautiful River Thames, there will be something for everybody in this wildlife park and gardens.
4.17km from National Trust - Basildon Park
A National Trail opened in 1996 following the length of the River Thames. A section of it thus passes through London, from Teddington Lock to Woolwich and beyond. Starting at the Thames Flood Barrier at Woolwich in South East London it runs along the banks of the Thames to Kemble in Gloucestershire. This route boasts tranquil water meadows, fabulous wildlife and wildflowers, quaint villages, historic market towns, gothic towers, cities and many locks.
6.17km from National Trust - Basildon Park
A 12th Century family house and farming estate tucked in beside the Thames in the heart of a unique English village away from the distractions of town, Set in tranquil surroundings alongside the River Thames. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and it will be a new experience.
The Living Rainforest
6.99km from National Trust - Basildon Park
A stunning collection of dramatic and rare plant species and creatures of the rainforest that thrive in tropical temperatures. A visit to The Living Rainforest is a rare opportunity to see some of the wonderful plants and wildlife that the world is losing as rainforests disappear. The Living Rainforest has been accredited by the Council for Learning Outside of the Classroom and awarded the LOtC Quality Badge. Each year around 25,000 children visit the Living Rainforest as part of their school's
9.61km from National Trust - Basildon Park
Prospect Park is a public park in the western suburbs of Reading situated north of the Bath Road in the English county of Berkshire. It is the largest and most popular park in Reading and includes a large regency-style house, now known as Prospect Park Mansion House and previously as Prospect House. There are also sporting facilities and a miniature railway within the 50 hectares of parkland, and a restaurant in the Mansion House.
Bucklebury Farm & Deer Safari Park
9.93km from National Trust - Basildon Park
Bucklebury Farm Park is an animal park located at Bucklebury in Berkshire, England. The Farm Park consists of mostly Animals, Play equipment, Deer and Woody's Cafe which opened in 2013. Bucklebury Farm Park also houses a revolutionary Jumping Pillow which is one of only few in the UK. It was one of the iconic locations in this area which gives you a new experience.
10.83km from National Trust - Basildon Park
The Ridgeway is a broad track passing through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are unpaved, relying simply on the hard ground to provide a suitable surface for traveling on. They provide a more direct route than the modern roads we use today; modern roads tend to be located on more level, flat ground in valleys. It will be a new experience for you.
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway (Wallingford, Station)
11.03km from National Trust - Basildon Park
The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway is a 2+1⁄2-mile long standard gauge heritage railway in the English county of Oxfordshire. It run steam and diesel trains on the historic ‘Bunk’ line linking Cholsey with the market town of Wallingford. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays throughout the year and, where available, are steam hauled.
11.33km from National Trust - Basildon Park
Wallingford Museum is a colourful, delightfully intimate and family friendly local history museum on two floors of a medieval building in the heart of Wallingford. The museum has an extensive collection relating to the town's history. Displays include archaeology, Wallingford Castle, and the town in mediaeval and Victorian times. A free audio tour is available.
11.49km from National Trust - Basildon Park
Wallingford Castle was an important royal fortress on the banks of the River Thames. It was begun around 1067 by a Norman baron named Robert D'Oilly, on the orders of William the Conqueror. It was built on the west bank of the River Thames, guarding a historic crossing point, and at its peak in the late 13th century consisted of a raised keep surrounded by the inner bailey, protected to the north, west and south by three successive, partially moated curtain walls.
11.5km from National Trust - Basildon Park
The Museum of Reading tells the story of Reading through the ages, from its Saxon beginnings to today's high-tech town. Also featuring Britain's Bayeux Tapestry - Reading's famous Victorian replica of the 11thC original, the Silchester Gallery housing artefacts from the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum and the Exhibition Gallery which hosts a changing programme of exhibitions.
11.54km from National Trust - Basildon Park
The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading offers you the ultimate shopping and dinning experience. It contains 90 shops, including many famous ones and There are also 22 restaurants, cafés and bars along the riverside of the Kennet, and an 11-screen Vue cinema. It is one of the perf3ect shopping destinations with your family.
The Roseate Reading
11.69km from National Trust - Basildon Park
The Roseate Reading was originally Shire Hall for the Berkshire County Council. It is now one of the luxury hotels in this area. The building, along with its wide hallways, vaulted ceilings, cornice mouldings and so more. Being located in the centre of Reading, it’s convenient and easily accessible location makes the hotel one of the top spots for dining out in town.
11.78km from National Trust - Basildon Park
Nuffield Place was the home of William Morris, Lord Nuffield, founder of the Morris Motor Car Company. Despite his wealth, Morris chose to live simply and gave away much of his wealth to a variety of philanthropic causes. The house is furnished as Morris and his wife left it, in attractive yet unpretentious 1930s Art Deco style.
Reading Abbey Ruins
11.84km from National Trust - Basildon Park
TReading Abbey was founded in 1121 by King Henry I, youngest son of William the Conqueror. He intended it to be his own burial place and memorial, and although he died in France, he was buried in Reading before the Abbey’s High Altar in 1136. The impressive ruins consist of the south transept, the treasury, the chapter house, the dormitory, and the refectory . The chapter house is an impressive space and is the most complete room within the Abbey Ruins.
The Museum of English Rural Life
12.51km from National Trust - Basildon Park
The Museum of English Rural Life is one of the England’s most extensive museums dedicated to farming, food, craft, rural life, and countryside issues. . Whether on your own or with friends and family, discover the new immersive galleries, research our collections, refresh in the café and relax in the garden. Each carefully designed space incorporates different learning styles and areas of focus to draw visitors into the stories and landscape of the English countryside.
National Trust - Greys Court
12.67km from National Trust - Basildon Park
A beautiful Tudor country house and garden near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. The de Grey family settled on this site by the time of the Domesday Book. It lies almost in the middle of the ancient parish and was built on a hillside terrace overlooking the valley to the south. This iconic building contains so many interesting things to see in and around. The house remains furnished as a family home, with some outstanding 18th-century plasterwork interiors. It is a Grade I listed building.
13.33km from National Trust - Basildon Park
Brightwell Vineyard was first planted in the late 1980’s and acquired by its present owners in 2000. It covers 16 acres and grows 8 varieties of grape including Bacchus, Chardonnay, Huxelrebe, Dornfelder and Pinot Noir. White, rosé, red and sparkling wines are made in the on-site winery employing natural, minimum intervention methods.
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
13.76km from National Trust - Basildon Park
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology contains one of the finest collections of Greek ceramics in Britain with approximately 2000 objects in the museum. The museum has recently undergone a massive renewal and artifacts are now displayed thematically. It is located on the Whiteknights campus at the University of Reading, where there are also several other important museums.
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR, UK
Basildon Park was built in 1776-83 by John Carr of York for Francis Sykes who made a fortune in service with the East India Company. It is owned by the National Trust and is a Grade I listed building. Designed by John Carr in the Palladian style at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism. Today, Basildon Park is as notable for its mid-twentieth-century renaissance and restoration, by Lord and Lady Iliffe, as it is for its architecture.