All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Great Outdoors

Ascott House National Trust

Ascott House, Well Ln, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0PR
01296 688242
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at Ascott House National Trust review

Ascott House is a beautiful 17th-century timber-framed house maintained by the National Trust. Situated near Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire it was transformed in the 19th Century by the Rothschilds family.

They do have limited opening times, especially for the house as the house is still lived in. You can visit the ground floor and amongst the splendour of the house, you will spot aspects of modern life. The house is certainly a winner for anyone who loves horses as they have a huge number of horse paintings and sculptures.

The main thing to see at Ascott House are the gardens. In the Lynn garden, there is a pond and a small woodland. Kids will love the hills to run around on and places to hide. The gardens to the rear of the house are enormous. There are fountains and sculptures plus lots of secret walkways. The gardens benefit from amazing views. It can take a good few hours to wander around all of the estate.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Ascott House National Trust

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe on-site which sells hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

16th Century timber-framed house with extensive gardens that you can explore. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE to members of the National Trust. Or mid-range at £7.50 an adult, £3.75 a child.

Is there parking?

There is a free on-site car park.

When are they open?

They close for the winter and open again in mid-March. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Ascott House National Trust
Ascott House National Trust
Ascott House National Trust
Ascott House National Trust
Photos credited to the National Trust
Ascott estate

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