Venue

Ashridge House

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

Address

  • Berkhamsted
  • England
  • HP4 1N
  • United Kingdom

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 16:00
Thursday
10:00 – 16:00
Friday
10:00 – 16:00
Saturday
10:00 – 16:00
Sunday
10:00 – 16:00

Travel Information

Train: Berkhamsted

Follow

Add event

Add event

Claim

Claim

About

Set in 190 acres of private gardens in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, Ashridge House is steeped in British history dating back to 1283 when Ashridge was first established as a monastery for the order of the ‘College of Bonhommes’ founded by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall. In 1539, with the dissolution of the monasteries, King Henry VIII acquired Ashridge as a country residence later bequeathing it to his daughter and future Queen, Elizabeth I in 1550. Following Elizabeth’s death in 1603 Ashridge was purchased by Sir Thomas Egerton (Queen Elizabeth I’s Lord Keeper) in 1604 and Ashridge became home to the Dukes and Earls of Bridgewater who continued to live there for 245 years through to the end of the First World War. In 1808 Ashridge was almost completely rebuilt by James Wyatt in the spectacular style you see today.