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Ashridge Estate

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This magnificent and varied estate runs across the borders of Herts and Bucks, along the main ridge of the Chiltern Hills.
There are over 5000 acres of woodlands, commons and chalk downland supporting a rich variety of wildlife and offering splendid walks through outstanding scenery.
The focal point of the area is the Monument, erected in 1832 to the Duke of Bridgewater. There are also splendid views from Ivinghoe Beacon, accessible from Steps Hill.
We run a full programme of events throughout the year please contact the Visitor Centre on (01442) 851227 for further details.

Self-drive powered vehicles available (booking required)
Adapted WC with RADAR lock
Full educational programme and study base
Full Programme of events
Extensive network of paths. Information about self-guided walks available from the shop

The Visitor Centre contains an exhibition room, National Trust shop and a tea rooms. Click here to buy English Heritage membership and enjoy free entry to all English Heritage Properties


Nearest UK Airport: Luton
Months Open: Estate open all year
Visitor Centre and Shop: 19 Mar - 11 Dec, Mon-Fri 1-5, Sat/Sun 12-5
Monument: 19 March - 30 Oct, Sat/Sun 12-4.30
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Car Parking: Yes - Free
Admission Price: Estate: Free
Monument: £1.30, Child 60p.
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Tea Room: 1 Jan - 11 Dec Tues-Sun 12-5

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