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Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury

Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury, Warwickshire


Explore the beautiful Farnborough Hall nestled in the Warwickshire Countryside 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... more

Parham House & Gardens

Parham Park, Storrington, Pulborough

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

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

A La Ronde

Summer Lane, Exmouth

A La Ronde, Summer Lane, Exmouth, Devon


Discover the Quirky A La Ronde Wonderfully quirky A La Ronde in Devon is a sixteen-sided house constructed in the late 18th century. Now run by the National Trust, the house is stuffed with curious mementos of the owners’ travels... more

Levens Hall

Kendal

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion, built around a 13th century Pele tower, converted into a gentleman´s residence and home of the Bagot family, containing fine panelling, plasterwork and period furniture. Also paintings by Rubens, Lely and Cuyp... more

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire


Step Back in time at Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle has been the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their family since 1067. Crowning a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise majestically over the vale... more

Cotehele

St Dominick, Saltash

Cotehele, St Dominick, Saltash, Cornwall


Discover Cothele, Cornwall Set in the heart of this riverside estate, Cotehele was mainly built between 1485 and 1627 and was the home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. It is built of local granite, slate and sandstone. The... more

Stansted Park

Rowland's Castle

Stansted Park, Rowland's Castle, Hampshire

A real hidden gem, tucked away in the forest on the Sussex and Hampshire border, Stansted House sits regally within 1800 acres of ancient forest. A wonderful Edwardian house, once the hub of aristocratic society, Stansted is historically... more

Chartwell

Mapleton Road, Westerham

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent


Discover the Life and Times of Winston Churchill at Chartwell 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... more

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall


Discover the secret world of St Michael´s Mount 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... more

Hughenden

High Wycombe

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Discover the beautiful world of Hughenden 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... more

Royal Burgh of Culross, Culross, Fife


Step Back in Time and visit Royal Burgh of 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... more

Broughton House & Garden

High Street, Kirkcudbright

Broughton House & Garden, High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway


Explore the Artist's Haven of Broughton House A visit to 18th century Broughton House offers an intimate insight into the former home of Glasgow Boy E A Hornel. His home is full with wonderful works that he and the other Glasgow... more

Westminster Cathedral

Ambrosden Avenue, London

Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue, London, 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

Christchurch Mansion

Soane Street, Ipswich

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

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

Dalemain Historic House & Garden, Penrith, Cumbria

The medieval Tudor and Georgian Dalemain Historic House has been home to the Hasell family since 1679 with an interior that has not changed since the 18th century. The entrance hall has a shallow staircase made of local oak, and collections of china,... more

St Mary´s House & Gardens, Bramber, West Sussex

St Mary´s House is a magnificent medieval house with fine panelled interiors, including the unique Elizabethan ´Painted Room´ with its trompe l´oeil murals, giving an air of tranquillity and timelessness. The Drawing Room has a marquetry overmantle... more

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne

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


Explore one of Britain's most Intriguing Country Mansions The Belsay Hall comprises three distinct but related elements: a medieval castle that was enlarged in the early 17th century, a Greek Revival mansion that superseded it as... 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

Melford Hall

Long Melford, Sudbury

Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk


Discover the exciting History of Melford Hall 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... more

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton, Hoghton, Preston

Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire

Come and discover award-winning Hoghton Tower, high on a hill in the very heart of Lancashire. Set at the top of a mile long drive, this beautiful castle has everything visitors of all ages would expect. History, stunning state rooms, walled gardens,... more

Abbotsford

Melrose

Abbotsford, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Abbotsford in the Scottish borders is the dramatic creation of Sir Walter Scott and from the deeply impressive baronial grand entrance hall to the glorious formal gardens, it’s a work of fabulous fantasy. Stroll through the armoury stacked with... more

Boughton House

Kettering

Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire

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

Hamptonne Country Life Museum

La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence

Hamptonne Country Life Museum, La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence, Jersey

Hamptonne Country Life Museum in St Lawrence allows you to discover six centuries of Jersey’s rural history, brought to life by Goodwyf and other living history characters who'll tell you about yarn spinning and other popular pursuits from the old... more

Chastleton House

Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh

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


Step back in time at Chastleton House 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,... more

Palace House & Beaulieu Abbey

John Montagu Building, Beaulieu

Palace House & Beaulieu Abbey, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Palace House, once the Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, is the family home of Lord Montagu since 1538. The house contains splendid rooms full of fine portraits, pictures, furniture, photographs and many treasures collected by past generations from... 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

Mellerstain House & Gardens, Gordon, Scottish Borders

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

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

Manx National Heritage

Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas

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

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

Ragley Hall

Alcester

Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire

Warwickshire 1680. Robert Hooke designed Ragley just 15 years after his work started rebuilding London with Sir Christopher Wren, caused by The Great Fire of London. Ragley’s magnificent proportions are created in the Italian style after Andrea... more

Osborne House

East Cowes

Osborne House, East Cowes


Discover the intimate world of Queen Victoria at Osborne House Osborne House was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a private holiday home. It was designed by Prince Albert and built by Thomas Cubitt in Italianate... more

Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton

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


Discover the secret hiding place of a King 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... more

Weston Park

Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal

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

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

Wassand Hall

Seaton, Hull

Wassand Hall, Seaton, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Gawthorpe Hall

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley

Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Burnley, Lancashire


Discover 'the Downton of the north' at Gawthorpe Hall 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... more

Mompesson House

The Close, Salisbury

Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the impressive collections and beautiful interiors at Mompesson House Mompesson House, an elegant and spacious 18th century house in Cathedral Close, was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It has magnificent plasterwork, a... more

Rodmarton Manor

Rodmarton, Cirencester

Rodmarton Manor, Rodmarton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Rodmarton Manor is one of the last country houses to be built and furnished by hand between 1909 and 1929, using local stone, timber and local craftsmen. All the furniture was made especially for the house, to the Cotswold Arts and Crafts ideals.The... 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

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

Dudmaston Estate

Quatt, Bridgnorth

Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire


Enter the enchanting world of Dudmaston 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.... more

Dunham Massey

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester


Discover the stunning Dunham Massey Hall 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... more

Snowshill Manor & Garden

Snowshill, Broadway

Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill, Broadway, Gloucestershire


Discover the hidden treasures of Snowshill Manor and Garden 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... 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

Sledmere House

Sledmere, Driffield

Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Leighton Hall

Carnforth

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire

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

Clandon Park

West Clandon, Guildford

Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey


Discover the National Trusts biggest project, The restoration of Clandon Park Clandon Park was built by the Venetian architect Leoni in the 1730s and was considered to have one of the finest Marble Halls in Europe. Sadly, in April... more

Packwood House

Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull

Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire


Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' Packwood House is a 16th century house, with most of the interior designed in the 1920s by Graham Baron Ash. On display is a fine collection of 17th and 18th century... 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

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House, Luxted Road, Downe, Kent


Unravel The Origin of Species at Down House Just outside central London stands the family home of world-renowned Victorian scientist Charles Darwin, Down House, a unique building laden with historical and scientific significance.... more

Manderston House and Gardens, Birnieknowes

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

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