Basing House

Basingstoke and Deane

Type:Historic Site

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

Tel: +44 01256 463965

Basing House


Unearth the amazing stories of Basing House, the nationally important ruins and grounds of the largest private house in Tudor England, which suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.

Just a short walk along the river Loddon from our free car park, start your visit at the visitor centre where you can see the display introducing Basing House and its long and fascinating history. View the site and buildings from afar and see the original, brick-lined fishponds. Step inside the battle-scarred Great Barn, dating from 1535, then continue on past the meadow to the ruins of the main house in Old Basing.

The ruins are set in extensive grounds which are fantastic to explore, perfect for a picnic or a walk with your dog. Visit the Jacobean walled garden and the Basing House Museum to discover artefacts found on the site and the full story of the house.

Don’t miss the magnificent views of Basingstoke from our platform overlooking the ruins or the Basing Mouse activity trail for children. Basing House also runs a full programme of events, outdoor theatre, workshops and activity days during its open period. 

Please note, Basing House will be closed for the season from 18 October 2021.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Aged 60+/Student£8.00
Child 5 -15 yrs£6.00
Child under 5 yrsFree
Family 2 + 2 (or 1 +3)£25.00 per ticket

Carer (with paying disabled visitor): free



  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing

Establishment Features

  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

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

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Tours and Demonstrations

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


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.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold 2023

Opening Times

Basing House (1 Apr 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* Open from 1 April 2023

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