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Historic houses in the UK, such as Plas Newydd Country House & Gardens, are featured underneath. Our selection of Historic houses feature some unique architecture, unrivalled decor and interiors, many with glorious gardens and grounds.

Plas Newydd Country House & Gardens

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

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll


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 restyled in the 1930s. There is also a... more

Saltram

Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon

Plympton, Plymouth


Saltram House is a remarkable Georgian mansion that features some of Robert Adam´s finest rooms. There are exquisite plasterwork ceilings and some rooms are decorated with original 18th century Chinese wallpaper. The fine collection of paintings... more

Petworth House & Park

Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex

Petworth


Petworth House is a magnificient late 17th century mansion, housing the finest collection of pictures in the care of The National Trust with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake. The state rooms also have a large collection of... more

Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire

Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton


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 medieval confection with interiors reflecting the Elizabethan period. The history... more

Hughenden

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

High Wycombe


Hughenden Manor was the home of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 until his death in 1881. Most of his furniture, pictures and books remain here, his private retreat from parliamentary life in London. On display is a collection of... more

Parham House & Gardens

Parham House & Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex

Parham Park, Storrington, Pulborough


Parham House: This beautiful Elizabethan house is set in the heart of a medieval deer park at the foot of the South Downs. The foundation stone was laid in 1577 by the two year old Thomas Palmer. It is reputed Queen Elizabeth dined at Parham in 1593... more

Dudmaston Estate

Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Quatt, Bridgnorth


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

Mellerstain House & Gardens

Mellerstain House & Gardens, Gordon, Scottish Borders

Gordon


Mellerstain House and Gardens sits in the heart of the Scottish Borders and is a unique example of William and Robert Adam design, presenting a complete picture as it would have been some 240 years ago. There are fabulous collections of fine art... more

Kew Palace

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

33 Kew Green, Richmond upon Thames


Built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818, Kew Palace is a rather intimate little regal home once enjoyed by George III (he of The Madness of King George fame), Queen Charlotte and their 15 children. Inside,... more

Sledmere House

Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Sledmere, Driffield


Sledmere House is a fine 18th century Georgian House designed and built by Sir Christopher Sykes, set in a Capability Brown inspired landscape, with award winning rose garden and parterre. Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton and French furniture,... more

Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Wraxall, Bristol


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

Lamport Hall & Gardens

Lamport Hall & Gardens, Lamport, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Lamport, Northampton


Lamport Hall & Gardens are a hidden gem set in beautiful countryside. The Hall contains a delightful collection of art and furniture accumulated over four centuries by the Isham family, including paintings by Van Dyck, Kneller and Lely. A highlight... more

Anne of Cleves House

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

52 Southover High Street, Lewes


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

Wassand Hall

Wassand Hall, Seaton, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaton, Hull


Wassand Hall is a fine Regency house that has been in one family ownership since 1530. On display is a fine collection of English and European silver, furniture and porcelain.... more

Chastleton House

Chastleton House, Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire

Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh


Chastleton House is one of England´s finest and most complete Jacobean houses filled with a mixture of rare and everyday objects - furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612, by the continuous occupation of one family. The rooms... more

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Sheffield, Derbyshire

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Eckington, Sheffield


Home to the Sitwell family for 400 years. Renishaw is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere. Tours every Friday at 2.30pm in season enabling you to see some of the spectacular collections of art and furniture acquired by... more

Avington Park

Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire

Winchester


The Palladian mansion Avington Park, overlooking the River Itchen near Winchester, is the quintessential English country retreat. From its beautifully painted main hall and Clermont's striking tempura painted designs filled with gold leaf in the... more

Harewood House

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Harewood, Leeds


Harewood House is a stunning house designed by John Carr, completed in 1772, with exquisite interiors by Robert Adam. The furniture throughout is by Thomas Chippendale together with art collections that include Renaissance masterpieces, Turner... more

Chartwell

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent

Mapleton Road, Westerham


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

Hamptworth Lodge

Hamptworth Lodge, Hamptworth, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Hamptworth, Landford, Salisbury


Although Jacobean style manor house Hamptworth Lodge on the northern edge of the New Forest National Park is rarely open to the public, its surrounding 3000 acre estate is a hive of activity for those on corporate away days and sporting gigs.... more

Glynde Place

Glynde Place, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex

Glynde, Lewes


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

Michelham Priory & Gardens

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

Upper Dicker, Hailsham


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

Newburgh Priory

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, North Yorkshire

Coxwold


With just wonderful views over to the Kilburn White Horse, Newburgh Priory in Coxwold, North Yorkshire, sits within a 6,000 acre estate in the Howardian Hills. Said to be the final resting place of Oliver Cromwell, the priory is the family seat of... more

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders

Berwick-upon-Tweed


Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid. The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter... more

Killerton

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon

Broadclyst, Exeter


Killerton House was rebuilt in 1778 for the Acland family, to the design of John Johnson. Alterations to the original house were made later, which included, a rear extension and new side entrance. It houses the Paulise de Bush collection of 18th to... more

Knole

Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

Sevenoaks


If ever there was an argument for the importance of the National Trust, Kent’s Knole House is it. This 15th century palace built for bygone archbishops before becoming the property of Henry VIII and then the influential Sackville family (Vita... more

Tredegar House

Tredegar House, Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent), Newport

Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent)


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

Knightshayes

Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon

Bolham, Tiverton


Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the decoration was by J G Crace, with his... more

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham


Dunham Massey Hall in Cheshire, once the country home of the Earls of Warrington and Stamford, will become the Stamford Military Hospital – a function it held back in 1917 – from March 2014. The transformation of the Georgian mansion, orchestrated by... more

Shugborough Estate

Shugborough Estate, Millford, Stafford, Staffordshire

Millford, Stafford


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

Manderston

Manderston, Duns, Scottish Borders

Duns


Originally built in 1790s, Manderston was completely rebuilt in the early 1900s by John Kinross, for Sir James Miller. No expense was spared and no detail overlooked. The furniture is French in style and the kitchens have every modern convenience of... more

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall, Nr Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire

Nr Quarndon, Derby


Kedleston Hall is a classical Palladian mansion built in the mid-18th century for the Curzon family. The house has the most complete sequence of Robert Adam interiors in England with magnificent state rooms retaining great collections of paintings... more

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside

Speke, Liverpool


Speke Hall is a half-timbered house with a moat dating from 16th century, with the inside spanning many periods. The Great Hall and priest hole are Tudor while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms are Victorian. This rambling house has an interesting... more

Wightwick Manor & Gardens

Wightwick Manor & Gardens, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton


Wightwick Manor is a Victorian manor house, bought by Theodore Mander in 1887. The house is a wonderful example of the influence of William Morris and the Arts and Craft Movement. Inside most of the wallpaper, fabrics and furniture are by William... more

Attingham Park

Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Atcham, Shrewsbury


Elegant 18th century mansion Attingham Park, with its three storey ionic portico at the entrance, is a wonderfully grand sight to behold. Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, it sits in stunning parkland between the River Severn and Shrewsbury... more

Cottesbrooke Hall

Cottesbrooke Hall, Cottesbrooke, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Cottesbrooke, Northampton


A classic country house cocooned by acres of lush grounds and woodland, Cottesbrooke Hall in Northamptonshire is a Queen Ann mansion built back in 1702 which many believe to be the inspiration for Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Inside, portraits,... more

Boughton House

Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Kettering


The home of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Boughton House in Kettering, Northants, sits surrounded by idyllic English landscape and chocolate box country villages. The house, once a modest manor, was purchased by the Montagu family in 1528... more

Wimpole Estate

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire

Arrington, Royston


Wimpole Hall Farm is a magnificent 18th century house, reputed to be the largest in Cambridgeshire was built for the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke. The interior is a rich mixture of 18th century decoration, by the designers Gibbs, Flitcroft and Soane, with... more

Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park, Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire

Wellesbourne, Warwick


Take a visit to Warwick’s Charlecote Park to discover the fascinating life of the Lucy family who have inhabited this glorious mansion since the 12th century. The National Trust has preserved the house to tell the tale of this aristocratic dynasty... more

Preston Manor

Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton, East Sussex

Preston Drove, Brighton


Preston Manor is a delightful old Manor House evoking the atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry house both `upstairs´ and `downstairs´. Dating from c.1600, rebuilt in 1738 and substantially added to in 1905, Preston Manor gives a rare insight into life... more

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Somerleyton, Lowestoft


Somerleyton Hall, originally Jacobean, was redesigned by Sir Morton Peto in Victorian Anglo-Italian style and is home to the Crossley family. Features include lavish carved stonework by John Thomas and wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons. The entrance... more

Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Sevenoaks, Kent

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks


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

Melford Hall

Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk

Long Melford, Sudbury


Melford Hall is one of East Anglia´s most celebrated Elizabethan houses that has changed little since 1578, and has been the home of the Hyde Parker family since 1786. The original panelling is still in the banqueting hall, which is filled with... more

Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Swaffham, Norfolk

Oxborough, Swaffham


Oxburgh Hall is a moated manor house with a magnificent Tudor gatehouse, built in 1482 by the Bedingfeld family, who still live there today. The rooms show how the house developed over the years from medieval to Victorian comfort, and include an... more

Mompesson House

Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

The Close, Salisbury


Mompesson House, an elegant and spacious 18th century house in Cathedral Close, was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It has magnificent plasterwork, a fine oak staircase and good quality period furniture. The house also contains the Turnbull... more

Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

Soane Street, Ipswich


A house steeped in history – well over 500 years worth – Christchurch Mansion in Suffolk holds great treasures, including some magnificent paintings, within its glorious walls. The architecture of the house is worth the entry fee alone; marvel at the... more

Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Dorking, Surrey

Great Bookham, Dorking


Polesden Lacey, originally a Regency house, was extensively remodelled in 1906-09 by the Hon Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her collection of fine British portraits by Lawrence, Reynolds and Raeburn is in the dining room. The... more

Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall, Estate Office, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Estate Office, Burton Agnes, Driffield


Described as a “splendid and glittering composition”, the Elizabethan Burton Agnes Hall in South Driffield, South Yorkshire, is truly beautiful to behold. Built in 1598 by master mason to the queen (who also built Longleat, Wollaton and Hardwick), it... more

The Hill House

The Hill House, Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute

Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh


The Hill House is one of the finest of Charles Rennie Mackintosh´s domestic creations, sitting high above the Clyde commanding fine views of the river estuary. It was commissioned in 1902 by Walter Blackie, who wanted an individual house and garden.... more

Hanbury Hall & Gardens

Hanbury Hall & Gardens, School Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa


Hanbury Hall, in the William and Mary style, was completed in 1701. The staircase, leading from the dark panelled hall, has its walls covered with murals by Sir James Thornhill. In the dining room, which still has its original ceiling, the fireplace... more

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