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Basing House

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It’s interesting, a shame that they’ve let it overgrown a bit but great piece of history and well... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Graham R
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Largest Private House in England

In Tudor times, this was the largest private house in England and was often visited by... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Visited by Henry VIII, besieged by Cromwell.... Unearth the amazing stories of Basing house, a nationally important historical site. This magnificent attraction dates from the Norman period, was the site of the largest private house in Tudor England...more
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Bartons Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 8AE, England
+44 1256 463965
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are ghost walks. Garden walks but it's about the house. When first built, it was the largest private house in the country with around 360 rooms. In its heyday, it was frequently visited by the monarch of the time including Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Great way to appreciate the history of the Basingstoke area with a pub at the beginning and end oft the trail

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank terrycym
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

My self and my wife attended the 6.30 ghost walk on the 27th , we both thoroughly enjoyed it, all the Basing house staff were very helpful, friendly and accommodating, the ghost walk was very interesting and very well presented by Jamie , the cost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I must admit that Basing House was unknown to me until a friend suggested a visit. Now, having visited, I can say that despite most of the site being in ruins, it is very much worth visiting. Originally, a Norman castle stood on the site...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank keith h
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It’s interesting, a shame that they’ve let it overgrown a bit but great piece of history and well worth a visit sturdy shoes,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graham R
Reviewed 21 August 2018

In Tudor times, this was the largest private house in England and was often visited by Royalty. Henry VIII visited in 1535, Queen Elizabeth 1st stayed here 4 times, the last being in 1601. In 1554 Queen Mary spent her Honeymoon at Basing House. Such...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I visited basing house mid week, having lived in Basingstoke my whole life and never been, I thought I aught too. I was not disappointed, I had a guide at no extra cost, he was extremely knowledgeable and didn't rush through anything giving me time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Francisef302
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Went here today and it is a lovely place, read all the boards about and it gave you so much information. Garden is lovely and we had our picnic there. I don’t think there is on site catering. We paid £18 for a family ticket...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KateD1964
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a a wonderful and important site which anybody who is interested in English history in the 16th and 17th century should visit. However, it is effectively empty. We visited again yesterday - and had a wonderful couple of hours - and that included...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great interesting site, loads to see if you know where to look! Fantastic staff who were knowledgeable, extremely friendly and helpful. The Barn has a great presence and the ruins have so much potential if only some more lottery funds could be secured. Would 100%...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ian B
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