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Bridgewater's monument

Tribute to the canal building Duke at Ashridge, his former estate and house. Access to spiral stairs seldom open, but very good views from the platform when it is.

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A splendid edifice...
It looks like there would be great views over those lovely trees. Why is it seldom open?
John Prior: No doubt both to protect monument and those using it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2013, 08:56
A fine image John, he really made his mark on the country didn't he
John Prior: Indeed although he kept them away from his own backyard, I wonder how much protest was mustered in those days, not as much as railways I suppose.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Nov 2013, 08:57
It has quite an austere feel to it John.
What a perfect image John!
What a shame it is not open to the public, the view out over the autumn coloured woodland would be quite spectacular I suspect.
John Prior: It is sometimes at weekends, right next to the National Trust shop and cafe, This was a lovely quite weekday a couple of weeks ago, warm enough to sit outside the cafe in the sun and have lunch.
This is a place I don't know at all and as it is NT I will add it to my list of places to visitgrin
John Prior: Well worth a visit a large estate with deer woods and parkland, the house has been a college for many years, Ashridge Management College, and now called Ashridge Business School.

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