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Burton Agnes Hall

Estate Office, Burton Agnes, Driffield

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

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

Wimpole Estate

Arrington, Royston

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire


Explore the beautiful Wimpole Estate 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... more

Fenton House & Garden

Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London

Fenton House & Garden, Hampstead Grove, London, London


Explore Fenton House and Garden Fenton House and Garden, a 17th century merchant’s house with walled garden in the London’s Hampstead. It has altered little over the years and contains fine collections of Georgian furniture,... 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

Royal Pavilion

4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton

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


Discover a world of colour inside The Royal Pavilion Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton Building mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. Wander the halls with an... more

Knebworth House, Gardens & Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Knebworth House has been home to the Lytton family since 1490. The Tudor house was redesigned in the gothic style, with turrets, gargoyles and griffins. The interior of the house has a variety of styles, from the Jacobean Banqueting Hall to the... more

Hall Place & Gardens

Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley

Hall Place & Gardens, Hall Place, Bexley, Kent

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

Capesthorne Hall

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield

Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Capesthorne Hall, the home of the Bromley Davenports since 1726, is a popular stately home in Cheshire open to the public on Sunday and Monday afternoons from Good Friday to the end of October. The entrance hall is a feast of historical paintings,... more

Cragside

Rothbury, Morpeth

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland


Explore an Extraordinary Victorian House and Gardens Cragside, creation of Victorian inventor and landscape genius Lord Armstrong, is a garden of breathtaking drama whatever the season. Surrounding the house is one of the largest... more

Sherborne Castle

New Road, Sherborne

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset

Sherborne Castle is an historic country house, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and extended by the Digby family whose stately home it has been since 1617. The rooms are a variety of styles from Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian to Victorian. Prince... more

Wilton House

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Explore the famous Wilton House Wilton House has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Pembroke for 450 years and was rebuilt, after a fire in 1647, by Inigo Jones and John Webb. There were further alterations by James Wyatt in... more

Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex


Discover the fascinating history of Petworth House and Gardens Petworth House is a magnificent late 17th century mansion, housing the finest collection of pictures in the care of The National Trust with numerous works by Turner,... more

Standen

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead

Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex


Discover the beautiful Standen House and Gardens Standen is a family house built in the 1890s, a showpiece of the Arts & Crafts Movement designed by Philip Webb and decorated throughout with original William Morris carpets, fabrics... 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

Normanby Hall Country Park & Farming Museum

Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, Scunthorpe

Normanby Hall Country Park & Farming Museum, Normanby Hall Country Park, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Normanby Hall is a splendid Regency Mansion designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built between 1812 and 1830. On display are examples of fine furniture and also costume galleries. The Farming Museum shows the history of farming and rural crafts during... more

Clevedon Court

Tickenham Road, Clevedon

Clevedon Court, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, Bath & Northeast Somerset


Discover the beautifully preserved Manor House of Clevedon Court Clevedon Court is an outstanding 14th century manor house with parts of a massive 13th century Tower and Great Hall and much of the original building still evident.... more

Avington Park

Avington Park, Avington, Winchester

Avington Park, Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire

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

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

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

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

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

Dyrham Park

Dyrham, Bath

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Bath, Gloucestershire


Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park Dyrham Park is a 17th century mansion built in the baroque style between 1692 and 1704 for William Blathwayt, Secretary of State to William III. The rooms have changed little since they were... more

Ham House & Garden

Ham Street, Ham, Richmond

Ham House & Garden, Ham Street, Richmond, London


Explore a beautiful Restoration Historic House 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... more

Kelham Hall & Country Park

Kelham Hall, Kelham, Newark

Kelham Hall & Country Park, Kelham Hall, Newark, Nottinghamshire

You can’t beat a day out in the country and with fishing on tap, picturesque woodland walks, plenty of events and activities laid on, delicious hearty lunches and 80 beautiful acres of grounds running along the River Trent to explore, Kelham Hall and... more

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens, Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire


Discover the beautiful Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens One of the most soothing things to do on a warm afternoon in Georgian Beningborough Hall and Gardens near York is to take a gentle stroll through the stunning working... more

Mottisfont

Romsey

Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire


Explore the beautiful house and grounds of Mottisfont Abbey Mottisfont Abbey is a 12th century Augustinian priory which was converted into a private house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and still contains the spring or... more

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan House, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan House, Isle of Skye, Highland

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens: Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and ancestral home to the Chiefs of Clan... more

Claydon

Middle Claydon, Buckingham

Claydon, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire


Explore a splendid 18th-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting The architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration, with a unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Staircase that... 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

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

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Eckington, Sheffield

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

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

Michelham Priory & Gardens

Upper Dicker, Hailsham

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


Step back in time at Michelham Priory 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... more

Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden, Cupar, Fife


Experience a Wonderful Day out at Hill of Tarvit Hill of Tarvit is one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansionhouses, replete with a splendid collection of antiques, furniture, Chinese porcelain and superb paintings by Sir Henry... more

Greys Court

Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire


Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque 14th century house that was much added to, with one surviving tower dating from 1347. It has been the home of the Brunner family since the... more

Antony

Torpoint

Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall


Discover Wonderland at Antony If you’ve ever seen Tim Burton’s movie Alice In Wonderland, the enigmatically named Antony will seem rather familiar – it provided the setting whilst Johnny Depp’s off the wall Mad Hatter’s Tea Party... more

Shaw House

Church Road, Shaw, Newbury

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire


Discover the facinating Shaw house, West Berkshire Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building has enjoyed a colourful past from a Duke’s country retreat to a school. It was... more

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington, York

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire


Discover the beautiful Nunnington Hall and Gardens Nunnington Hall is mainly a 17th century manor house, the west wing dates from 1580 but was badly damaged during the Civil War by a Parliamentarian garrison. It was extensively... 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

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

Copped Hall Mansion and Gardens

Stables Courtyard, Epping

Copped Hall Mansion and Gardens, Stables Courtyard, Epping, Essex

The mansion at Copped Hall was completed in 1758 as a gentleman's country house. It was, and is, set in excellent landscape and was well known for the quality of its construction. The house was burned out in 1917 (not as War damage).The house was... 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

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley, Northwich

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire

Ardent fans of Coronation Street may recognise Jacobean-style Arley Hall in Cheshire – its stunning chapel has been the scene of many a wedding and funeral service in the long-running soap. The house has also been the setting of a fair few TV dramas... 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

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

Peckover House & Garden

North Brink, Wisbech

Peckover House & Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire


Discover the fascinating history of Peckover House Peckover House and Garden, facing the River Nene built in 1722. This merchant's town house is renowned for its fine plaster and wood rococo decoration and also displays on the... more

Bateman's

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham

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


Discover the World of Ruyard Kipling Explore 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 Kipling’s day (when... 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

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock, Oxford

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Spend an inspiring day exploring a national treasure. Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture.... 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

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

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