About Ashridge House

Ashridge House is a Grade 1 listed country mansion set in 190 acres of wonderful gardens, which overlook National Trust woodland in the breathtakingly beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Ashridge has always been a renowned seat of learning. It originated as a monastic order called the ‘College of Bonhommes’ in 1283 and returned to education in the twentieth century. The current building dates from the early 19th century and was designed by the architect James Wyatt.

View of Ashridge House from the South lawn
Historical scene of Ashridge House

History and heritage

Ashridge’s rich history is over seven hundred years in the making. During this time it has been a monastery, a home to Earls and Dukes, a training school for young women, a hospital, and now a global business school.

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Gardens at Ashridge

The Gardens at Ashridge

Ashridge Gardens cover 77 hectares (190 acres) and were originally designed by Humphry Repton in the early 19th century. The Gardens are made up of a number of small gardens as well as a large lawn area leading on to avenues of trees affording views out to the old parkland.

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Ashridge's high quality facilities


Ashridge’s high-quality catering, hospitality and accommodation are complemented by a range of sports and leisure facilities, which include a swimming pool, tennis courts and a fitness and Lifestyle Centre.

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Art at Ashridge House

Art at Ashridge

Ashridge is home to over 90 paintings from three distinct collections; our own and the Tower and Egerton collections. These impressive collections greet visitors in the Main Hall and surrounding rooms of the House and are an intrinsic part of Ashridge as an important historical place.

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The main hall as part of the Virtual tour

Virtual Tour

Take a 360º virtual tour of our magnificent rooms.

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More about Ashridge House

More about Ashridge House

Ashridge House is available to host weddings, anniversary celebrations, and dining experiences. Please visit our dedicated Ashridge House website for more details.

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Ashridge webcam

The AshCam

The Ashridge WebCam shows the South Terrace and Gardens in real time.

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