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Basing House

Bartons Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 8AE, England
+44 1256 463965
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Excellent Civil War re-enactment

Went to Sealed Knot Society- Civil War Action at Basing House on Easter Sunday and saw really good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Basinger
,
Hampshire, England
Nice grounds

Worth a visit whilst in the area, and in fact Old Basing itself. Informative in terms of history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
almyridafan
,
winchester
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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 and suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War. The visitor centre etnrance houses a gift shop and light refreshments. Look at our model of Basing House during the Tudor period, before its fall in 1645. Step inside the battled scarred Great Barn, dating from 1535 and experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War with our audio/ visual show. Download the Basing House audio tour for your smart phone or MP3 player via our website before you visit us. Free car parking can be found via postcode RG24 8AE with a pleasant short walk along the river Loddon to the Visitor Centre entrance.
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  • Poor7%
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“the barn” (9 reviews)
“civil war” (8 reviews)
“re enactment” (6 reviews)
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Bartons Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 8AE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Sealed Knot Society- Civil War Action at Basing House on Easter Sunday and saw really good skirmishes. Looking forward to Saturday 15th July when Rifleman Harris (Sharpe), the 2nd Queen's Regiment of Foot and Napoleonic period mounted cavalry will be re-enacting.

Thank Basinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit whilst in the area, and in fact Old Basing itself. Informative in terms of history and the setting is very good and the grounds extremely well maintained.

Thank almyridafan
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We parked at Basing House, paid for our ticket and picked up a 7 mile walk. We walked first, but maybe should have done the house first to better place it in the countryside during the walk. The walk leaflet took some interpretation, but was...More

Thank Coralie R
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Our visit to Basing House was a pleasant surprise because we did not know much about it beforehand. It is not well advertised and this is to its detriment because it is excellent but was very quiet when we were there. We parked for free...More

Thank Timothy L
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

-Lovely grounds -Interesting to learn about the history -Nice trip for a little walk -Helpful staff With those points said, I must say, personally I found it underwhelming. Was quite cool to see the ruins, the garden etc. but not really mesmerising or captivating like...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Basing house is a ruin and actually doesn't have much to see in the way of an old house. However, we had a lovely day there. They have made a big effort to bring the place alive and the notice board informed us of just...More

Thank Bella1976
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We're glad we visited Basing House we'd come from Belgium to visit the area - but frankly we wouldn't recommend it to our friends yet. We were lucky to have very fine weather. Mind, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the site. Whereas the National...More

Thank Romanieke
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The weather was changeable during our visit today and little damp underfoot. Glad we made the effort to go as it was quiet and the staff couldn't have made us feel more welcome. Hannah gave us a quick run down of the history of the...More

1  Thank jooleye
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We come every year to see them reenact the siege of Basing House. Great day out. Living History encampment and soldiers. The grounds have been left to overgrow a little. Which is a shame.

1  Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went to see the re-enactment great day out for all the family and worth the money. there is a lot to see, also went on another day just to have a look around again a great day out plenty to see and do for...More

1  Thank Anthony H
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