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Delapré Abbey

www.delapreabbey.org, London Road, Northampton

Delapré Abbey, www.delapreabbey.org, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Surrounded by vast parkland and gardens, Delapré Abbey is an unusual historic building situated only 1 mile from the town of Northampton, and this is why it has been termed 'an urban country house and park'. It is a grade II* listed complex of... more

Traquair House

Innerleithen

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders

Traquair House, originally a castle owned by the Kings of Scotland, later became the home of the Earls of Traquair whose descendants still live there. It is where Alexander I signed a charter over 800 years ago, and the `modern wings´ were completed... more

Ham House & Garden

Ham Street, Ham, Richmond

Ham House & Garden, Ham Street, Richmond, London

Ham House was built in 1610 and lavishly remodelled and extended in the 1670s by the Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale, and became a centre of Restoration court life. It is one of the most outstanding survivors of Stuart art and architecture famous for... more

Hardwick Hall

Doe Lea, Chesterfield

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Designed by Robert Smythson for Bess of Hardwick, Hardwick Hall is one of the greatest Elizabethan houses, surviving almost unchanged. The Hall contains one of Europe´s best collections of contemporary furniture, embroideries and tapestries, together... more

Apsley House

149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London

Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, London


Discover a World Class Art Collection in Apsley House Otherwise known by the grand address of Number 1, London, Apsley House is an art lover’s paradise. The ancestral home of the first Duke of Wellington, it has changed very... more

Lytes Cary Manor

Somerton

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton, Somerset

The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the Lyte family until the 18th century and has been expanded and... more

Tredegar House

Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent)

Tredegar House, Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent), Newport

Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the whole of the British Isles. For over 500 years it was home to one of the greatest Welsh families, the Morgan’s, later Lords... more

Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury

Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury, Warwickshire

In the low afternoon sun, the rays hit the honey-coloured stone of Farnborough Hall and create such a gorgeous hue that you understand at once why its creator William Holbech II opted for this pretty Horton stone for the build. Sitting in rural... more

Chartwell

Mapleton Road, Westerham

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent

Chartwell was the family home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1924. The rooms are kept as they were during his lifetime and offer an insight into both his domestic and political life. Photographs, books and personal possessions, including his famous... more

Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable Foundation, Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, Hull

Burton Constable Hall, Burton Constable Foundation, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

A grand Elizabethan mansion built upon the site of a former brick manor house and 12th century tower, Burton Constable Hall overlooks splendid Capability Brown-designed landscaped grounds and a deer park. Dominated by the Great Hall which is a... more

Syon House

Syon Park, Brentford

Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, London

Syon House is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland. The House is Tudor in origin and was transformed by Robert Adam into one of his earliest and finest interiors. Many of the furnishings were brought to Syon from Northumberland House after... more

Trerice

Kestle Mill, Newquay

Trerice, Kestle Mill, Newquay, Cornwall


Discover an Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden Trerice is a small Elizabethan manor house in a secluded setting. The highlight of the interior is the magnificient great chamber with its barrel... more

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk

Felbrigg Hall is one of the finest 17th century houses in East Anglia, with its original 18th century collection of furniture, mainly English and French, and one of the largest collections of Grand Tour paintings by a single artist. The outstanding... more

Kew Palace

33 Kew Green, Richmond upon Thames

Kew Palace, 33 Kew Green, Richmond upon Thames, London


Explore a Royal Manor House untouched by History Built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818, Kew Palace is an intimate regal home once enjoyed by George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15... more

The Merchant's House

132 High Street, Marlborough

The Merchant's House, 132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire

The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed, its interior panelled, brilliant with wall paintings and a commanding oak staircase. ... more

Callendar House

Callendar Park, Falkirk

Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, Falkirk

Ever wondered what the food that Georgians ate tasted like? Get a slice of life in the early 19th century during a visit to the kitchens at Callendar House in Falkirk, where costumed interpreters cook up dishes from 1825 to illustrate their stories... more

Glynde Place

Glynde, Lewes

Glynde Place, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex

Glynde Place is a magnificent Elizabethan manor house set in the heart of the South Downs. It is the family home of Viscount and Viscountess Hampden whose forebears built the house in 1569 from local flint and stone fron Caen, Normandy. Portraits,... more

Georgian House

7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Georgian House, 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Discover the History of The Georgian House The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam´s masterpiece of urban design, in Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape the cramped, squalid... more

Haddo House

Methlick, Ellon

Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire


Explore one of Scotland's finest Stately Homes Haddo House was designed by William Adam for the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen in 1732, but refurbished in the 1880s. The House elegantly blends crisp Georgian architecture with sumptuous late... more

Ickworth

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds

Ickworth, The Rotunda, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Ickworth House was created by the eccentric Earl of Bristol, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to house his superb collection of paintings by Titian, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velasquez, and a magnificent Georgian silver collection. In... more

Newstead Abbey House

Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead

Newstead Abbey House, Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

Newstead Abbey House is a beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the 12th century, Newstead became the seat of the Byron family in 1540 and was... more

Michelham Priory & Gardens

Upper Dicker, Hailsham

Michelham Priory & Gardens, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex

Most famous for the fact that it is the home of England’s longest water-filled moat dating back to 1229, Michelham Priory in Hailsham was founded by Augustinian canons and has experienced a rocky history by way of the dissolution of the monasteries.... more

Mapledurham House & Watermill

Mapledurham, Reading

Mapledurham House & Watermill, Mapledurham, Reading, Berkshire

Historic home of the Blount family for over 500 years, Mapledurham House is a beautiful Elizabethan mansion. The house contains a fine collection of paintings, portraits, original ceilings and great oak staircases. The beautiful private family... more

Snowshill Manor & Garden

Snowshill, Broadway

Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill, Broadway, Gloucestershire

Set in the Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor House was extended in Elizabethan times by adding a floor above the hall. It contains Charles Paget Wade´s extraordinary collection of craftmanship and design. There are toys, musical instruments, clocks, weavers... more

Carlyle's House

24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London

Carlyle's House, 24 Cheyne Row, London, London


Explore The Chelsea home of a Victorian literary couple Head to the Victorian writer’s shrine in London’s Chelsea that is Carlyle’s House and you’ll learn all about great public speaker, ethical thinker and social essayist Thomas... more

Baddesley Clinton

Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire


Explore the secret world of Baddlesley Clinton Manor House Dating back to the 15th century and home to the wealthy Ferrers family for 500 years, Baddesley Clinton manor house in Lapworth, just south of Birmingham, is a moated... more

House of Dun & Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, Montrose, Angus


Visit the tranquil splendour of the House of Dun and Montrose Basin Nature Reserve House of Dun is a beautiful example of Georgian Architecture, overlooking the Montrose Basin, designed and built by William Adam in 1730 for David... more

Upton House & Gardens, Banbury, Warwickshire

Upton House is an impressive mansion built in the 17th century on an earlier site, and was remodelled in the 1920s by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, son of the founder of Shell Oil. He adapted the building to house his great collections. Amongst the... more

Dudmaston Estate

Quatt, Bridgnorth

Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Dudmaston is a late 17th century house, which has been in continuous family ownership from the 12th to the 20th century. The entrance hall is darkly panelled with a portrait of Jack the Fool. The family rooms contain fine furniture, Dutch oil... more

Holkham Hall

Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea

Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Steeped in history, Holkham Hall has the perfect setting surrounded by rolling parkland rich in wildlife. This magnificent 18th century Palladian hall is home to the Earls of Leicester and the family takes great pride in sharing the house and its... more

Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton

Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Moseley Old Hall is an Elizabethan timberwork house, built in 1600 by Henry Pitt, it was clad in red brick in 1870. It is famous for its association with Charles 11, who hid here after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The hiding place he used and... more

Wallington

Cambo, Morpeth

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland

Wallington dates from 1688, the estate was laid out in the 18th century by Sir Walter Blackett. The interior houses very good Italian Rococo plasterwork in the main rooms and a Victorian hall painted with murals of Northumbrian scenes by William Bell... more

Claydon

Middle Claydon, Buckingham

Claydon, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

The architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration, with a unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Staircase that is so precious no one is allowed to use it. The house was occupied by the Verney family for over... more

Erddig

Wrexham

Erddig, Wrexham, Wrexham


Explore the fascinating history of Erddig Erddig is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain. Part of this is due to the close relationship that existed between the family and their servants. The state rooms display most of... more

Tyntesfield

Wraxall, Bristol

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers and turrets. The original interior is still intact with an unrivalled collection... more

Newhailes

Newhailes Road, Musselburgh

Newhailes, Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian


Discover the secrets of this Beautiful Scottish Mansion Newhailes is a fine late 17th century house with impressive 18th century additions. The house was built in 1686 and bought by Sir David Dalrymple, of the legal and political... more

Haddon Hall

Bakewell

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Haddon Hall is a magnificent Medieval and Tudor manor house which has changed little since Tudor times. The Dukedom of Rutland was conferred on the Manners family in 1703, and Haddon Hall is still owned by them today. Heavy oak panelling dominates... more

Montacute House

Montacute, Yeovil

Montacute House, Montacute, Yeovil, Somerset

Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long Gallery which is the largest of its type in Britain, and is full of... more

Godinton House & Gardens

Godinton Lane, Ashford

Godinton House & Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent

Godinton House & Gardens, described as `An ancient estate in a magnificent park with thrilling formal gardens now splendidly restored - one of Kent´s finest´ - The Times. Dating from the 14th century the house has been embellished by its many owners... more

Shugborough Estate

Millford, Stafford

Shugborough Estate, Millford, Stafford, Staffordshire

Shugborough is the ancestral home of the 5th Earl of Lichfield, who as Patrick Lichfield is known worldwide as a leading photographer and part of the house is still lived in by the Earl and his family. The 18th century house contains a fine... more

Anne of Cleves House

52 Southover High Street, Lewes

Anne of Cleves House, 52 Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

Henry VIII and his wives have fascinated the British for generations so it’s little wonder that Anne of Cleves’ House, tucked away in rural Sussex, is such a popular visitor attraction. Anne was given the house in 1541 as part of her divorce... more

Osterley Park & House

Jersey Road, Isleworth

Osterley Park & House, Jersey Road, Isleworth, London

Robert Adam was commissioned in 1761 to transform Osterley Park House from a Tudor mansion into this neo-classical villa. The spectacular interiors contain one of Britain´s most complete examples of Adam´s work. Designed for entertaining, it contains... more

Plas Newydd Country House & Gardens, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon)


Explore Plas Newydd Plas Newydd is an impressive 18th century house by James Wyatt which is famous for housing Rex Whistler´s largest painting and an exhibition about his work. The interior is a mix of classical and Gothic and was... more

Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey, Chard

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

Forde Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, founded mid-12th century, and has been a private home since 1543. The buildings seen today almost all existed when the monks departed. The interior was substantially remodelled in 1649-58 by Edmund Prideaux,... more

Ightham Mote

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Sevenoaks, Kent

Ightham Mote is a superb moated manor house dating from the early 14th century. It was bought in 1953 by American, Charles Robinson, who had first seen the house on a tour of Kent before the First World War. The main features of the house, which is... more

Treasurer's House, York

Minster Yard, York

Treasurer's House, York, Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire


Explore The Treasurer´s House in the centre of York The Treasurer´s House, named after the Treasurer of York Minster and built over a Roman Road, nestles behind the Minster and dates back to 1091. It was carefully restored, by the... more

Calke Abbey

Ticknall, Derby

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire

With stately homes all around the country spruced up and ready for inspection, Calke Abbey near Derby makes for an altogether different trip back in time. The paintwork is peeling, the once smart courtyards overgrown and many parts of the estate in... more

Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

The historic house at Hutton-In-The-Forest is based on a medieval pele tower, with substantial additions in 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Entrance is through the medieval Stone Hall, hung with a variety of weapons. The new hall has a Cupid... more

Althorp

The Stables, Althorp, Northampton

Althorp, The Stables, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Even if Diana Princess of Wales had no connection with Althorp (pronounced Allthorp, don’t you know), it would still be a simply lovely country house to visit in the languid Northamptonshire countryside. The house dates back to the early 1500s and... more

Leeds Castle

Broomfield Road, Maidstone

Leeds Castle, Broomfield Road, Maidstone, Kent

Looming up from the glorious moat and surrounded by 500 lush green acres of land, Leeds Castle near Maidstone lays claim to being one of the most stunning castles in the world. The Norman stronghold, which has been the property of six of England’s... more

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