Ashridge HouseNational Trust stately home

190 acres of tranquil grounds

With 700 years of fascinating history, there’s a palpable sense of heritage at the heart of Ashridge House. Originally a monastery, it became a royal residence for both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. It has been a private house for long periods, as well as a military hospital during both World Wars. It has also been a ladies’ finishing school and is now, of course, a world-class venue steeped in wonderful history.

Explore the House & Gardens

Take a trip to Ashridge House, then take the virtual tour for a taste of its grandeur and historic ambiance. You will Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the house and explore the elegant reception rooms. Each room has its own character and the choice of versatile event spaces. Then take a stroll in the landscaped gardens and see a little of our tranquil 190 acre grounds.

Versatile Accommodation

With 190 en-suite bedrooms at your disposal, Ashridge House offers superb flexibility. Each one is comfortably furnished and well-appointed with all the facilities you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Amongst those are 11 Brownlow Lodges, our spacious executive suites offering luxury en-suite bathrooms, king-size beds, contemporary styling and fabulous views over the grounds.

Award-winning dining

The award-winning cuisine is a key part of the Ashridge House experience. Using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, our talented chefs create a delicious choice of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And at the end of the day, unwind in the atmospheric bar over drinks. For private dining, relax and let the chefs create an innovative fine dining menu to make any special occasion a delicious one too.

Relax & unwind

Ashridge House offers superb rest and relaxation facilities to refresh mind, body and soul. With a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub, as well as a well equipped gym and squash courts. Outside, you’ll find tennis courts, croquet lawn, scenic running and biking trails through the 190 acre grounds, plus a pitch and putt course.

Weddings and conferences

Ashridge House also hosts many weddings & conferences throughout the year. Please see the Ashridge House website for further details.

Perfect location 

Ashridge House is a tranquil retreat just moments from the national rail and road network. Convenient for London and near local airports. There is also a courtesy transport service to nearby Berkhamsted Railway Station (Euston 40 minutes). Complete with extensive on-site parking, you’ll find Ashridge House is perfectly located in every way.

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Opening Times

  • Mon 8am - 4pm
  • Tue 8am - 4pm
  • Wed 8am - 4pm
  • Thur 8am - 4pm
  • Fri 8am - 4pm
  • Sat 8am - 4pm
  • Sun 8am - 4pm

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  • Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Food and Drink
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Entrance Fee