Ashridge Estate (National Trust)


Fabulous countryside estate criss-crosses the border between Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, along the main ridge of the Chiltern Hills.
5000 acres of woodlands, commons and chalk downland.

The focal point is the Bridgewater Monument, erected in 1832 to the Duke of Bridgewater, in recognition of his pioneering canal development.

Ivinghoe Beacon, at the end of the Ridgeway, has been inhabited from pre-history to the current day. From the top there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, including Whipsnade and the Chiltern Gateway.
'Capability' Brown, the famous landscape designer, worked at Ashridge in the 18th century. His greatest achievement here was the creation of the Golden Valley to the north-east of Ashridge house (Not part of the National Trust)

The National Trust put on events -like guided walks and butterfly hunts for children - check the website for details

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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