Ashridge Estate

Set in 190 acres of gardens, Ashridge is majestically nestled in National Trust woodland in the rolling Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire.

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Why choose Ashridge

Participate in a program at our Ashridge campus and you'll have full access to the beautiful surroundings and amenities on offer. Enjoy full immersion in your executive education experience, away from city distractions.

Fit for a king

Set in the Hertfordshire countryside, the 5,000-acre estate is a stunning venue with 730 years of fascinating history, managed by the National Trust you will quickly forget that you are just 30 miles from the stresses of central London, and a 50-minute drive from Heathrow Airport.

Few venues can offer such superb facilities and spectacular views so close to the city. It is no wonder that former kings and queens of England have chosen to reside in these calm surroundings.

At your disposal

After a long day’s work, guests have a whole range of facilities at their disposal. Switch off and unwind with a gentle walk through our miles of formal gardens and National Trust woodland. Free bike hire, a croquet lawn, and a pitch and putt course are all available for guests wanting to make the most of their picturesque surroundings. A fully equipped gym with swimming pool, sauna, and steam room is on site and free for guests to use throughout their stay. The gym also hosts pilates, aerobics, aqua aerobics, and dance classes. For the more competitive minded, table tennis, squash, and tennis courts are available to use.

Ashridge is a real hidden gem; an outstanding venue, fantastic client service and it imparts an exceptional experience.

`Sally Rao

Head of HR, Saint-Gobain Weber

About Ashridge

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 site 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Campus location & details

Hult Executive Education 

Ashridge                         Berkhamsted,
HP4 1NS     
United Kingdom      
+44 1442 843491

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