Ascott Estate lies on the borders of the counties of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and is predominately owned by the de Rothschild family with the exception of Ascott Park which was donated to the National Trust in 1949.

The 4,400 acre Ascott Estate is comprised of over 3,500 acres of arable land, 300 acres of grassland, 300 acres of woodland and 40 residential letting properties.

Ascott Park, owned by the National Trust, lies in the centre of the privately owned Ascott Estate and includes a grade II* listed property set in 261 acres of formal and informal gardens and parkland, a cricket ground and 14 residential properties.

The principal house, Ascott House, a former hunting box which dates back to the 16th Century was donated to the National Trust in 1949 by Anthony de Rothschild together with the Ascott Collection and remains the countryside residence of the Rothschild family today.

The House and Gardens are open to members of the public between March and September each year. Visitors to Ascott House can gain a unique glimpse at an exceptional collection of paintings, fine furniture and superb oriental porcelain. Traditionally the garden at Ascott has always been one of the property’s best-known features, covering over 30 acres, it is an unusual blend of the formal and the natural.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June 2016 (which is in addition to the Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

So, we will also be open: 3rd 4th 5th 10th 11th 12th 17th 18th 19th 24th 25th 26th

The Handlebards are returning to Ascott to present Much Ado About Nothing on Wednesday 15th June at 7pm
(Doors open at 6pm)
To be held at National Trust Ascott – Cricket Pavilion LU7 0PP
Tickets £15/£12/£50 - Booking and info :www.handlebards.com
Outdoor performance - bring a rug or chair, a picnic and warm clothing