Your Visit

Whenever you visit, Ascott Estate delights. A great day out in Buckinghamshire, it offers enchanting gardens in which to relax and recharge. In Spring, wonder at an extraordinary array of vivid daffodils. In Summer, seek shade beside the dappled lily pond.

In the House, history abounds, from exquisite turquoise porcelain to evocative oil paintings by Turner, Gainsborough and Stubbs.

Around the Estate, watch for wildlife, listen for peaceful birdsong and enjoy beautiful countryside views across the Aylesbury Vale.

Before leaving, pick up a gift to remember your day or purchase a plant grown by Ascott’s own gardeners to recreate some floral Ascott magic at home.


Ascott House driveway

Opening Hours

Ascott re-opens for 2024 on Tuesday 19th March.


Gardens: 11:30am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

House: 1pm to 4pm (last entry 3:30pm)

Pavilion Tea Room: 11:30am to 4:45pm

Gates to the car park are locked at 5:15pm

Getting Here

Tickets, Prices, & Booking

All visitors need to book tickets in advance of their visit. We run a booking system to make sure your visit isn't too crowded.

Children under 5 years old and National Trust Members get free entry.

Please note: only assistance dogs are allowed in Ascott House and Gardens.

Ticket Prices

Where to find us

Ascott Estate is easy to get to. We're less than 45 minutes away from London and just 90 minutes from Birmingham. Set amid the fields of Buckinghamshire, Luton and the M1 are only 15 miles away by road.

To find our postcode, car and rail journey times and directions please visit the page link below.

Getting Here


Around the House

“A palace-like cottage, the most luxurious and lovely thing I ever saw” – Mary Gladstone

With its Tudor-style, black and white facia, Ascott House looks every inch the prestigious hunting lodge. Step inside and it feels calm, loved, and lived in. Despite the fascinating collections of fine art and furniture, it’s every inch the family home.

The House
Foxgloves in Venus

In the Gardens

Our beguiling gardens are an intriguing mix of formal and natural. Elaborate features and landscape vistas meet leafy dells and modern art. Fountains, sculptures and structural hedging sit side by side with playful spirals and grassy mounds.


Family Fun

Open-air theatre. Musical fairy tales. Running carefree around the lawns. Telling the time on a giant topiary sundial. Spotting shapes among the clipped hedges. Exploring the House with our Children’s House Trail. Tucking into an afternoon tea. The perfect place for a family adventure.

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