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Historic houses in the UK, such as Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, are featured underneath. Our selection of Historic houses feature some unique architecture, unrivalled decor and interiors, many with glorious gardens and grounds.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Bowness-on-Windermere


If you’ve a thing for the Arts and Crafts movement, head off to Blackwell overlooking Lake Windermere, a fabulously well preserved example of the style. The house retains almost all of its original features such as the hessian wall-hangings in the... more

Farnborough Hall

Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury, Warwickshire

Farnborough, Banbury


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

Clarence House

Clarence House, St James's Palace, London, London

St James's Palace, London


The official London home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House is open to the public each summer. Many prefer tours of this royal residence to that of the grander Buckingham Palace, commenting on the intimacy of the tour... more

East Riddlesden Hall

East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley


East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th century manor house and buildings which have distinctive architectural details. The Hall has a gigantic fireplace with classical columns on either side. The house has a wonderful collection of oak furniture, pewter,... more

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon, Aylesbury


To visit the glorious faux French chateau that is Waddesdon Manor is a lesson in how the gilded rich used to live their lives. Built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the late 19th century, its downstairs reception rooms are lavishly furnished to... more

Haddo House

Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Methlick, Ellon


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 Victorian interiors by Wright and Mansfield. On display is a... 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

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden, Cupar, Fife

Cupar


Hill of Tarvit Mansion House, originally the site of the 17th century Wemyss Hall, was completely remodelled by Robert Lorimer for Frederick Sharp, in 1906. All the rooms have been designed in a certain style, with matching furniture and paintings.... more

Bantock House Museum & Park

Bantock House Museum & Park, Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton


A lovely restored Georgian farmhouse set in 43 acres of grounds, Bantock House Museum takes you on a journey through the history of Wolverhampton. The house itself is a joy to explore with its carved oak panelled rooms, tiles and period furnishings... more

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne


You know those times when you go on holiday and fall in love with the local architecture? Well, that’s what happened when Sir Charles Monck went on honeymoon to Greece and the result is the stone, multi-pillared creation that is Belsay Hall in... more

Stourhead

Stourhead, Nr Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire

Nr Mere, Warminster


Stourhead House is a Palladian mansion built in the 1720s, which was home to the Hoare family, who are the owners of Britain´s only surviving private bank. The entrance hall has a large collection of Hoare family portraits. The interior includes an... more

Hartland Abbey

Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Bideford, Devon

Hartland, Bideford


Hartland Abbey was built 1157, and was remodelled in Gothic style in the 18th century. It was given by Henry VIII to the Sergeant of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants still live here. Fascinating collections of furniture, porcelain and paintings are... more

Manx National Heritage

Manx National Heritage, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas


The Isle of Mann has a fascinating history which is all too often forgotten, holiday makers instead focusing on the 100 miles of sandy beaches. But sign up for the Story of Mann and you’ll get a whirlwind tour through life here across the centuries... more

Godolphin House

Godolphin House, Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall

Godolphin Cross, Helston


Godolphin House, a privately owned Tudor and Stuart Grade I mansion was begun in the 14th century, with additions made in later centuries - by the end of the 17th century there were over 100 rooms. The Godolphin family wealth came from the tin... more

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House Collection, Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Knutsford


Tabley House is the finest Palladian house in the North West designed by John Carr of York. It is home to one of the first collections of English paintings, including works by Turner, Reynolds, Lawrence and Lely. It also has a fine collection of... more

Breamore House & Countryside Museum

Breamore House & Countryside Museum, Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Breamore, Fordingbridge


Home to nine generations of one family, the Elizabethan-built Breamore House on the edge of the New Forest is a treasure trove of wonderful paintings, tapestries and furniture. Overlooking the undulating Avon Valley, rather rarely this house still... more

Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue, London, London

Ambrosden Avenue, London


Westminster Cathedral is one of London's best kept secrets. Its Byzantine architecture sets it apart from the more familiar Gothic style of so many other churches in the country. Visitors will find a very special place of prayer that provides peace... more

The Merchant's House

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

132 High Street, Marlborough


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

Bateman's

Bateman's, Bateman's Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham


Take the day off from the 21st century and escape to the bucolic idyll that is Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936. The house, a 17th century ironmaster’s home sitting in the rolling Sussex Downs, has been preserved as it was in... more

Gunby Hall & Gardens

Gunby Hall & Gardens, Gunby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Gunby, Spilsby


Gunby Hall is a fine red brick house, dating from 1700 and extended in the 1870s, is situated in one of England´s most remote corners. Many of the rooms are panelled and there is a beautiful oak staircase. The house contains collections of family... more

Coughton Court

Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire

Alcester


A vast Tudor House surrounded by beautiful gardens, the history of Coughton Court and the Throckmorton family who have lived there for 600 years is a fascinating one. The house, in Alcester near Redditch, is home to a collection of Catholic treasures... more

Claydon

Claydon, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Middle Claydon, Buckingham


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

Kingston Bagpuize House

Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon


Kingston Bagpuize House is a beautiful 1660s manor house, remodelled in the early 1770s. The drawing room was once the entrance hall, which is now at the rear of the house. The cantilevered staircase, of pine and oak, is its finest internal feature,... 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

Lytham Hall

Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes


Lytham Hall is a Grade I listed manor and is widely believed to be the finest Georgian house in the North West of England. The present House was designed by John Carr of York and the Main Hall displays his work at its best.... 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

Carlyle's House

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

24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London


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 Carlyle. A beautiful Queen Anne house in a quiet side street of this... more

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire

Carnforth


Award winning Leighton Hall is the lived-in house of the famous furniture making Gillow dynasty. A visit to Leighton is an opportunity to unravel the fascinating past of this ancient, Lancashire family and wander through the spectacular grounds and... 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

St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

Marazion


St Michael´s Mount can be approached by a causeway at low tide and ferry at high tide, was originally the site of a Benedictine priory dating back to the 12th century. After the Civil War it was acquired by the St Aubyn family who still live in the... more

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Bakewell


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

Royal Burgh of Culross

Royal Burgh of Culross, Culross, Fife

Culross


Culross Palace was built for Sir George Bruce between 1597 and 1611 and has original interiors with painted woodwork. On display are 17th and 18th century furniture, decorative items and a fine collection of Staffordshire and Scottish pottery. The... more

Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection

Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection, The Wakes, Alton, Hampshire

The Wakes, Selborne, Alton


Discover three fascinating stories about explorers of the Natural World…… Rev.Gilbert White, 18th century naturalist is remembered as the first ecologist and author of the world famous book The Natural History of Selborne. Explore his home which is... 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

Weston Park

Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal, Shropshire

Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal


Weston Park, built in 1671, is the award winning 17th century Stately Home that was designed by Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham and was the former home of the Earls of Bradford. It boasts a superb collection of paintings that includes works by Van Dyck,... 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

Belton House

Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Grantham


Belton House, surrounded by an idyllic deer park, is often described as the “perfect country house” and as you approach it from the front, you will see why. Its perfect symmetry, beautiful façade and breathtaking surroundings are pretty much what you... more

Snowshill Manor & Garden

Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill, Broadway, Gloucestershire

Snowshill, Broadway


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

Stonor Park

Stonor Park, Stonor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Stonor, Henley-on-Thames


Stonor Park has been the historic family home of the Stonor family, for over 850 years. The House and Chapel date from the 12th century with later additions. Inside there are rare furnishings, paintings, bronzes, silhouettes and sculptures. The... more

Mapledurham House & Watermill

Mapledurham House & Watermill, Mapledurham, Reading, Berkshire

Mapledurham, Reading


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

Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex

4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton


Ever wondered how playboy King George IV visited his mistresses in Brighton without being seen? The Royal Pavilion, John Nash’s 19th century seaside palace masterpiece, recreates what life was like for the party loving royal, from the frantic... more

Sudbury Hall & the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall & the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Sudbury, Ashbourne


Sudbury Hall is a most individual late 17th century house with rich interior decoration. The Great Staircase is one of the most elaborate in England and is richly decorated with baskets of fruit on the newel posts and scrolls of flowers down the... 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

Fenton House & Garden

Fenton House & Garden, Hampstead Grove, London, London

Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London


Fenton House is a charming William and Mary Merchants´ House set in Hampstead. It has altered little over the years and contains fine collections of Georgian furniture, porcelain and needlework. The Benton Fletcher Collection of early keyboard... more

Charleston

Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex

Firle, Lewes


Home to artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf’s sister, Charleston was a mecca for artists and writers in the early 20th century and became a regular meeting place for the celebrated Bloomsbury set. The house’s décor is a rich... more

Fitzroy House

Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London, London

37 Fitzroy Street, London


Set in the heart of Fitzrovia, famed for its writers and artists, Fitzroy House was built in 1791 shortly after development was undertaken of this area. The original interior and current exterior imitate the designs of Robert Adam, celebtated... more

Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Burnley, Lancashire

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley


Gawthorpe Hall was built in the early 17th century for Sir Richard Shuttleworth although the family owned the estate for 200 years before. Much of the original plasterwork remains and the long gallery is hung with early 17th century portraits. Many... more

Hall Place & Gardens

Hall Place & Gardens, Hall Place, Bexley, Kent

Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley


Hall Place is a Grade 1 listed country house built in 1537 for former Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Champneys. The Tudor house boasts a panelled Great Hall with Minstrels´ Gallery, and 17th century additions and improvements include a vaulted Long... more

Sutton Park

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York, North Yorkshire

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York


Built in the 18th century by Thomas Atkinson, Sutton Park is the home of Sir Reginald and Lady Sheffield and is a fine example of Georgian architecture with magnificent Rococo plasterwork by Cortese. It houses is an important collection of Meissen... more

Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton, Somerset

Somerton


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

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