© Basing House
- Visited by Henry VIII, besieged by Cromwell....... Discover the many stories of Basing House, a nationally important historical site that has undergone re-development in 2009. Start your journey at the Visitor Centre, step inside the magnificent Great Barn with audio/ visual presentation, see the interesting artefacts in the museum, LEGO models of the new and old Basing House and Great Barn. This venue dates from the Norman period and was the site of the largest private house in Tudor England, suffering at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English civil war. The free venue car park is a 5 min walk along the delightful river Loddon. Civil War and Tudor MP3 Pod cast tours available to download for free from our website. Ice creams, biscuits/ cakes, hot and cold drinks available from the Visitor Centre. Great place to bring a picnic. Great countryside walks and cycling in the area. Dogs on leads welcome.