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Address: Ashridge Estate Office Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted HP4 1LT, England
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+44 1442 851227
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09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
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The Ashridge Estate consists of 5,000 acres of woodland, chalk downlands...

The Ashridge Estate consists of 5,000 acres of woodland, chalk downlands and meadows. You can walk for miles and see a variety of wildlife such as Fallow deer and Muntjacs as well as the more common, foxes, badgers, squirrels etc.

We have a well-stocked shop at our visitor centre, as well as toilets and a non-NT cafe, which serves hot meals all day long.

If you need help when you arrive you will find a helpful volunteer on the reception desk who can point you in the right direction.

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Regular walks and use of cafe

Ashridge is the best kept secret in the Home Counties. Fantastic, well kept woodland and a well run cafe, apart from having to queue for ages, even for a cup of tea!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ashridge is the best kept secret in the Home Counties. Fantastic, well kept woodland and a well run cafe, apart from having to queue for ages, even for a cup of tea!

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Thank HowardJC W
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful place to visit when the Blubells are in full colour. Quite spectacular. I've been a few times to capture a few lovely images. However recently The 'Good ol 'National Trust, Have now put up a fence! Why? So that they can charge people for entry! Sadly once these guys get hold of something they turn it... More 

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Thank Alan253
Dornoch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BUT there is something to enjoy through all the seasons throughout the estate, been coming up here since I was a boy and never tie of the place.

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Thank 50travels
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I use Ashridge regularly and it's lovely. There are wide open spaces, wooded areas, deer often roam about and are quite tame (you can take photos of them without them bolting!). I love it up here. But (i) there isn't much else there... there is a little tea shop, but seating is outside and a little information centre and shop...... More 

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Thank Squarepegparent
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walks and a sweet little cafe, can get very busy sometimes. In wet weather have good footwear on not trainers as it gets muddy. Lovely in the summer and spring. When the blue bells are out its great, shame people don't have respect for there environment walking over the blue bells

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Thank Mark S
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure why the NT own this and publish it in their catalogue as there is no house or gardens to see. All that is there is a tower that apparently you can walk up - but not if it's raining. There are some nice walks and we love the area and villages around Ashridge, but you can... More 

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Thank Parish56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parked here as the base for a walking group slog through the late winter mud up to Ivinghoe Beacon. Beautiful sunny day, which only made the estate look even better. Good parking close to the Monument and the café/loos. Loved the exterior of the house as we passed it. Surprised how poor the phone reception is generally around the estate.... More 

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Thank Nicholas H
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a wonderful place to go at all times of the year walking through Ashridge forest , very peaceful, but in the spring all the bluebells are amazing, the forest is covered in them will be back many times to see, I am local

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Thank nick b
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I visit here as often as I can with my dog, Koda. I enjoy seeing the landscape during the changes of seasons. I always take some photos of our trip. As a seasoned visitor, I bring my own drinks, snacks and homemade sandwiches in my rucksack. I would never recommend the cafe as the food has not always been cooked... More 

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Thank Denise S
England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I have taken my grandchildren to the Visitor Centre to do craft and trail activities and both have been thoroughly enjoyed. They particularly enjoyed making clay pots and walking in the woods after especially when they found some puddles!

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