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Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs. This extraordinary building with a dolls'-house appearance nestles in a beautiful valley on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by woodland.

It was built by an Earl, William Craven, as a house fit for the queen he loved, Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia in 1662.

Access to the house is by guided tour only at 2.15, 3.15 and 4.15, for up to 25 people at a time. House is tenanted and access is limited to hall, staircase (100 steps ) and roof.

The grounds can be visited when the house is open and the woodland open all year round, Sunday to Thursday.


Ashdown House

Admission Adult: £3.00 Children: £1.50

National Trust members: Free (Valid Ticket Required)

Open on selected dates (see website), Car park

National Trust Property

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Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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