Basing House

Aerial view of Basing House
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Unearth the amazing stories of Basing House, the nationally important ruins and grounds of the largest private house in Tudor England, which suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.

Just a short walk along the river Loddon from our free car park, start your visit at the visitor centre where you can see the display introducing Basing House and its long and fascinating history. View the site and buildings from afar and see the original, brick-lined fishponds. Step inside the battle-scarred Great Barn, dating from 1535, then continue on past the meadow to the ruins of the main house in Old Basing.

The ruins are set in extensive grounds which are fantastic to explore, perfect for a picnic or a walk with your dog. Visit the Jacobean walled garden and the Basing House Museum to discover artefacts found on the site and the full story of the house.

Don’t miss the magnificent views of Basingstoke from our platform overlooking the ruins or the Basing Mouse activity trail for children. Basing House also runs a full programme of events, outdoor theatre, workshops and activity days during its open period.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Monday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Open for pre-booked groups or schools only from 2 October 2018 - March 2019

Admission charges

Adult - £7.00
Child (5-15 years) - £5.00
Concession - £6.00
Under 5s - Free
Family Ticket (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults) - £18.00

Getting there

By car: follow the brown signs to Basing House car park which is off Barton's Lane near the Millstone public house. Satnavs use postcode RG24 8AE. Please note there is no parking, except accessible parking, directly outside the visitor centre and we ask that our visitors do not park in the village.

By bus: take the No.10 bus from Basingstoke Bus Station to Park Lane/A30 junction, which takes approximately five minutes, then cross Basingstoke Common to Redbridge Lane. Go over the humpback bridge, turn left at the junction into Basing Road and right on to the footpath at the bridge over the River Loddon.

By rail: Basingstoke station is on the main network rail route to the south west, approximately 45 minutes from London Waterloo

On foot: from Basingstoke railway station, follow the Basing Trail which passes through Eastrop Park. The route is on flat or nearly flat terrain and takes approximately 40 minutes at a steady pace. Information panels are located at intervals along the route. The first panel is opposite the main entrance to the station.

Additional info

Basing House is a large site in two parts with accessible parking on both parts as well as at our main car park. Most of the site is accessible to all, however, there are areas with limited access due to rough terrain or steep inclines. There are three accessible toilets around the site. Induction loops are fitted in the visitor centre, the Great Barn, the learning and community centre and the museum. Copies of the guidebook are available free, on loan, for those with hearing loss. Guided tours are available for blind and visually impaired visitors when booked in advance. Braille copies of the Basing House guidebook are available on loan and assistance dogs are welcome anywhere on the site.

Getting there

By car: follow the brown signs to Basing House car park which is off Barton's Lane near the Millstone public house. Satnavs use postcode RG24 8AE. Please note there is no parking, except accessible parking, directly outside the visitor centre and we ask that our visitors do not park in the village.

By bus: take the No.10 bus from Basingstoke Bus Station to Park Lane/A30 junction, which takes approximately five minutes, then cross Basingstoke Common to Redbridge Lane. Go over the humpback bridge, turn left at the junction into Basing Road and right on to the footpath at the bridge over the River Loddon.

By rail: Basingstoke station is on the main network rail route to the south west, approximately 45 minutes from London Waterloo

On foot: from Basingstoke railway station, follow the Basing Trail which passes through Eastrop Park. The route is on flat or nearly flat terrain and takes approximately 40 minutes at a steady pace. Information panels are located at intervals along the route. The first panel is opposite the main entrance to the station.

Basing House
Barton's Lane
Old Basing
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 8AE
England

Website

https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/basing-house

E-mail

General Enquiries

enquiries@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Basing House

01256 463965

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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