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 historical ruins of the largest private house in Tudor England which suffered at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.

Although today only its foundations and earthworks remain, Basing House was once 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 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 himself.

Start your visit at the Basing Grange buildings, restored and converted to provide a visitor centre, gift shop, refreshments and toilets/baby changing facilities. Step inside the battle-scarred Great Barn, dating from 1535, and experience the audio/visual show. Download the audio tours from the website on to your devices in advance of your visit.

Across the road from the Basing Grange buildings, you will find interpretive panels guiding you around the ruins of the Tudor palace, 17th Century Civil War defences and the museum which tell the many stories of Basing House.

Enjoy a picnic in the re-created Jacobean garden, and come along to the many events and activities held throughout the year, including open air theatre, dig pits, re-enactments and the December Christmas market. Full details of all events are available on their website.

Call Milestones Museum all year on 01256 639550 to book group/ school visits, wedding, room and filming hire for Basing House.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£7.00
Aged 60+/Student£6.00
Child 5 -15 yrs£5.00
Child under 5 yrsFree
Family 2 + 2 (or 1 +3)£18.00 per ticket
Group of 15+ Adult/Concession ticket£5.00 per ticket
Group of 15+ Child ticket£4.00 per ticket

Carer (with paying disabled visitor): free
Prices valid from 1 March 2018



  • 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
  • Meeting rooms
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • 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
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

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.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020

Opening Times

March - October (17 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
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

What's Nearby

  1. Hidden Britain Tours

    Hidden Britain Tours offer three full-day, Hampshire tours, the most popular of which is…

    1.4 miles away
  2. Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery

    Discover Basingstoke and Deane's past from the rich archaeological heritage beneath your…

    1.64 miles away
  3. Andwell Brewing Company

    Andwell Brewing Company brewed its first pint in October 2008. Since then, Andwell’s has…

    1.76 miles away
  1. Milestones Museum

    A trip to Milestones, Hampshire's living history museum in Basingstoke, brings the past…

    2.54 miles away
  2. The Vyne

    he Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys,…

    2.63 miles away
  3. iFLY

    iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Basingstoke is the perfect destination for a day out with the…

    2.89 miles away
  4. Gorilla Spirits Co. Distillery

    Nestled in the beautiful Hampshire village of Upton Grey, Gorilla Spirits Co.’s…

    3.58 miles away
  5. Manydown Family Fun

    Manydown Family Fun is an amazing day out for all the family! The attraction is open…

    4.19 miles away
  6. Bartley Heath Pottery

    Pottery handmade and decorated stoneware by Lesley and Michael Dixon. Commemorative ware…

    4.29 miles away
  7. Odiham Castle

    Known locally as ‘King John’s Castle’, Odiham Castle is located within a tranquil site…

    4.32 miles away
  8. Stratfield Saye House

    Home of the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. Unique collection of paintings, furniture and…

    4.33 miles away
  9. West Green House Gardens

    West Green House Gardens is an historic garden with a contemporary twist.

    5.67 miles away
  10. Wellington Country Park

    Wellington Country Park, ‘The Biggest Outdoor play in Berkshire’, was established in 1974…

    7.15 miles away
  11. White Lion Antiques

    Historic antiques centre, bistro and tearoom with over 90 sellers offering antiques,…

    7.55 miles away
  12. Padworth Common

    Wonderful countryside sites, both hosting a wide varierty of plants and animals and…

    7.71 miles away
Previous Next