Basing House Ruins

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Basing House Ruins: The remains of the Basing House, once the country's largest private house and the palace of the powerful courtier William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester. The earthwork banks of the 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.

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Earthwork castle:4.4/10
Fortified house:Awaiting 5 votes
Popularity rank: #497

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Basing House is in Redbridge Lane, Old Basing (1 mile east of Basingstoke). Follow the signs to Basing House car park which is is on Barton's Lane near the Millstone pub

Bus

You can also get the bus route 8 which runs hourly from Basingstoke bus station.

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Opening times (21 March - October):
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM--2:00 PM - 6:00 PM2:00 PM - 6:00 PM2:00 PM - 6:00 PM2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Address: Basing House Ruins, Redbridge Lane, Old Basing, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire, RG24 7HB, UK
Phone: +44 1256 467294

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