Rural Heritage Society


Opening times:

The Estate is open all year, dawn until dusk.

The Visitor Centre (including the National Trust shop) is open from 14 Feb – 18 Dec, 10am until 5pm, or dusk if earlier.

The Brownlow café (as the tearoom is now known) is open 7 days a week 1 Jan – 31st Mar, 8 til 4; 1 Apr – 15 Oct, 8 til 6; 16 Oct – 31 Dec, 8 til 4. It is closed 25 and 26 Dec. Toilet opening is the same as the café.

The Bridgewater Monument is open from 9 April – 30 Oct 12 until 4.30pm (last entry 4.15.) Admission prices are £1.80 for an adult and 90p for children.

The email for Ashridge estate is

Study base available for educational use - please contact Ashridge Estate Visitor centre for bookings and availability.

Wheelchair access: Monument area - Drive and visitor centre accessible. WC (radar lock), parking near visitor centre. Self-drive powered vehicles and one manual wheelchair available free of charge from the visitor centre. Advance booking advisable.

Admission prices: Bridgewater monument - Adult - £1.30, Children - 60p.

Contact: The National Trust, Ashridge Estate, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 1LT

Infoline: 01494 755557

Ashridge Estate visitor centre: 01442 851227

The email for Ashridge estate is

Web site:

The Ashridge Estate organises events throughout the year . In certain circumstances it is advisable to book. Please telephone or call for a leaflet which gives full details.

'Friends of Ashridge' are National Trust members who actively care for the estate by fundraising and volunteering. If you would like more information please call.

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