Basildon Park - National Trust

Basildon Park - National Trust
Lower Basildon




0118 984 3040

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This beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 1776-83 by John Carr for Francis Sykes, who made his fortune in India. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase as well as the unusual Octagon Room. After falling on hard times the house was restored by Lord and Lady Iliffe during the last century. Waymarked trails through parkland.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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  • National Trust

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Programme of events. Please visit our website at

Fine pictures and furniture

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Wellies and snowdrops

Nature Walks

  • 24 October 2014 11am-12pm
  • 31 October 2014 11am-12pm
  • 7 November 2014 11am-12pm
  • 14 November 2014 11am-12pm

Join our wildlife volunteers for a guided nature walk around our parkland.

Please wear walking or welly boots, and bring weather appropriate clothing.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal admission charges apply (adult: £13.20, child: £6.60).


photograph of poppy

Poems and Poppies

  • 5 — 14 November 2014

Join us in commemorating World War One with a self-led trail.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£2.00 per person. Plus Admission costs: Adult: £12.00. Child: £6.00. Family: £28.60.