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Basing House

Basingstoke and Deane

Type:Historic Site

Off Bartons Lane, Old Basing, Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8AE

Tel: +44 01256 463965

Basing House


Basing House was once the country’s largest private house and home to the powerful courtier William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester. It was the scene of many royal visits, by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and others. The earthwork banks and ditches of an earlier medieval castle still dominate the ruins.

The wealth and power of the Paulet family, their loyalty to the crown and nearness to London brought disaster to Basing in the Civil War. After long sieges and bombardments the House fell to Oliver Cromwell in person.

Start your visit at the Basing Grange buildings, restored and converted to provide new visitor centre, gift shop, refreshments and toilets/baby changing facilities.

Step inside the battle scarred Great Barn dating from 1535 and experience the new audio/visual show. Download the new audio tours via our website on to your smartphone/MP3 player in advance of your visit.

Across the road from the Basing Grange buildings you will find new interpretive panels guiding you around the ruins of the Tudor Palace, 17th Century Civil War defences and the newly refurbished museum telling the many stories of Basing House.

Enjoy a picnic in the re-created Jacobean garden.

Please visit our website for a full list of events throughout the season, such as the Sealed Knot Civil War action, Tudor day, workshops and lots more.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£7.10
Aged 60+/Student£6.60
Child 5 -15 yrs£6.00
Child under 5 yrsFree
Family 2 + 2 (or 1 +3)£18.10 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking (free)


  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available - in new visitor centre

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Max group size - 70
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - These can be booked by arrangement.

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Literature in French
  • Literature in German


Map & Directions

Road Directions

1 mile North East of junction 6 off M3 near Basingstoke. Follow brown Basing House signs off the A30.

Address for Basing House Car Park: Off Bartons Lane, Basing, Basingstoke RG 24 8AE.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

March - October (1 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
Monday - Thursday11:00 - 16:00*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*

* Open for pre-booked groups Nov - Feb. Open Good Friday and Bank Holidays

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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