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The Hill House

Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh

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


Step back in time at The Hill House 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... more

Floors Castle

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso

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Floors Castle built by leading architect William Adam in 1721, Floors Castle is Scotland’s largest inhabited castle and home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe. An architectural masterpiece inside and out, the Castle houses a marvellous collection of... 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

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife


Explore the Beautiful Kellie Castle and Gardens The first records of Kellie Castle date back to the 12th century, and it was restored by James Lorimer in the late 19th century. It is a very fine example of Scottish domestic... 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

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

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

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

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

Floors Castle

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso

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Floors Castle built by leading architect William Adam in 1721, Floors Castle is Scotland’s largest inhabited castle and home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe. An architectural masterpiece inside and out, the Castle houses a marvellous collection of... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

With a lineage stretching back to the 1400s, it’s not surprising that a walk around Althelhampton House in Dorset is a living history lesson. Its Great Hall is its centrepiece, built in 1485 as the main accommodation for the house’s inhabitants and... more

Heaton Hall

Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester

Heaton Hall, Heaton Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Heaton Hall is a Grade 1 listed 18th century country house set in the middle of Heaton Park. The principal rooms have been gradually restored with appropriate furnishings.... more

Audley End House & Gardens

Off London Road, Saffron Walden

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex


Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the... more

Bowood House & Gardens

Estate Office, Bowood House, Calne

Bowood House & Gardens, Estate Office, Calne, Wiltshire

The Marquis of Lansdowne, owner of Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire, says he aims to provide something of interest for ever age of visitor and he has managed to do that in spades. Bowood, built during the 18th century to the designs of Henry... 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

Chirk Castle

Chirk, Wrexham

Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, Wrexham


Discover the eclectic Medieval Fortress, Chirk Castle The Welsh castle was built in 1310 and the last one of Edward I’s reign to be inhabited. The National Trust offers a fantastic range of exhibitions and activities at the... 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

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley, BERKELEY, Berkeley

Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Berkeley, Gloucestershire

They don’t come much more historic than Berkeley Castle. This Gloucestershire landmark has played host to Francis Drake, Elizabeth I and a succession of other royalty as well as being celebrated by Shakespeare and the scene of Edward II’s murder back... more

Godolphin House

Godolphin Cross, Helston

Godolphin House, Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall


Explore An ancient and atmospheric estate at Godophin, Devon 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... 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

Michelham Priory House & Gardens

Upper Dicker, Hailsham

Michelham Priory House & 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 history by way... more

Mont Orgueil Castle

Gorey, St Martin

Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey, St Martin, Jersey

Mount Orgueil Castle protected the people of Jersey from French invaders for some 600 years and presents a fabulous opportunity for exploring its many towers, secret rooms and networks of staircases. Rather cutely, there is also a series of hidden... more

Castle Drogo

Drewsteignton, Exeter

Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon


Explore a castle hidden deep in the Devon Countryside Designed by Edward Lutyens, Castle Drogo in Exeter is an imposing granite edifice created for millionaire Julius Drewe at the first part of the 20th century. In dire need of... 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

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

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

Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife


Explore the Beautiful Kellie Castle and Gardens The first records of Kellie Castle date back to the 12th century, and it was restored by James Lorimer in the late 19th century. It is a very fine example of Scottish domestic... more

The Priest House

North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead

The Priest House, North Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Built in the 15th century, The Priest House has been open as a museum since 1908. Its furnished rooms contain a fascinating array of 17th and 18th century domestic furniture, needlework and household items. Outside a formal herb garden contains over... 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

Hatchlands Park

East Clandon, Guildford

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey


Explore the stunning House and surrounding countryside at Hatchlands Park Hatchlands is set in a beautiful 430 acre Repton Park, open everyday offering a variety of way-marked walks. The house was built for the naval hero Admiral... more

Wallington

Cambo, Morpeth

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland


Explore the beautiful Wallington House and Gardens 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... 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

Rockingham Castle

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire


Discover the fascinating Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror and was regularly used by the early Kings of England until it was granted to Edward Watson in the 16th century, whose ancestors still... more

Preston Manor

Preston Drove, Brighton

Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton, East Sussex


Step back in time at Preston Manor Dating from c.1600, rebuilt in 1738 and substantially added to in 1905, Preston Manor gives a rare insight into life during the early years of the 20th century. Explore more than twenty rooms... 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

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

Washington Old Hall

The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington

Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington, Tyne & Wear


Discover the manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA Washington Old Hall is a delightful stone built 17th century manor house, which incorporates parts of the original medieval home... more

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens, Bark House Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the perfect day out for all the family. Built for the wealthy Spencer-Stanhope family, you can explore the grand... 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

Cottesbrooke Hall

Cottesbrooke, Northampton

Cottesbrooke Hall, Cottesbrooke, Northampton, Northamptonshire

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

Stonor Park

Stonor, Henley-on-Thames

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Stonor Park has been the historic family home of the Stonor family, for over 850 years - making it one of the oldest family homes still lived in today. When you visit, you will see why. The historic building and sweeping grounds are breath... 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

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

Scampston Hall

Estate Office, Scampston Hall, Malton

Scampston Hall, Estate Office, Malton, North Yorkshire

Owned by the same family since the 17th century, Scampston Hall was remodelled and given its fine Regency interiors in 1800 by Thomas Leverton. The important collection of pictures includes work by Gainsborough, Marlow, Scott and Wilson. Also a good... more

Kingston Lacy

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset


Discover a lifetime of family treasures at Kingston Lacy Kingston Lacy is a 17th century house that was the home of the Bankes family for over 300 years, and replaced the ruined family seat at Corfe Castle. The house contains an... 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

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

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

The Vyne

Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke

The Vyne, Vyne Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire


Discover centuries of history at The Vyne The Vyne was built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII´s Lord Chamberlain. The masterpiece of the building is the central staircase by John Chute, with its fluted columns, all... 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

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