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Basildon Park
Pangbourne, Berkshire, England
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Basildon Park is a stately home near Pangbourne, Berkshire, overlooking the River Thames. The house dates to the 18th century, and features lovely Palladian interiors and elegant plasterwork. There are a network of countryside walks through the estate, which is run by the National Trust. Basildon was used as a setting for the recent film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.

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