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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

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd


Explore the hidden treasures of Penrhyn Castle Penrhyn Castle is a stunning 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. It is crammed with fascinating things including a one-ton slate bed made for Queen... 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

Tredegar House

Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent)

Tredegar House, Coedkernew, Newport (Gwent), Newport


Discover the history of Tredegar House 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... 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

Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire


Explore Wollaton Hall and Deer park, Nottingham Wollaton Hall & Park/Natural History Museum stands on a natural hill 3 miles west of Nottingham City centre. This sensational Elizabethan house was designed by Robert Smythson and... more

Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Highland

Shakespeare lovers may already be acquainted with Cawdor Castle, eight miles east of Culloden, as it plays an integral role in the story of Macbeth. But whether you’ve read the play or not, the sight of Cawdor’s fairy tale turrets, gargoyles and... 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

Trerice

Kestle Mill, Newquay

Trerice, Kestle Mill, Newquay, Cornwall


Discover an Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden Trerice is a small Elizabethan manor house in a secluded setting. The highlight of the interior is the magnificient great chamber with its barrel... more

Salisbury Cathedral

33 The Close, Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral, 33 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salisbury Cathedral: Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain´s finest medieval cathedrals, Salisbury offers a warm welcome to all who visit. Set within eight acres of lawn and surrounded by historic buildings and museums within the... more

Highclere Castle

Highclere, Newbury

Highclere Castle, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire

Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform the original Georgian house into this soaring pinnacled mansion. The splendid State Rooms are rich in treasures... 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

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

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

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

Newhailes

Newhailes Road, Musselburgh

Newhailes, Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian


Discover the secrets of this Beautiful Scottish Mansion Newhailes is a fine late 17th century house with impressive 18th century additions. The house was built in 1686 and bought by Sir David Dalrymple, of the legal and political... 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

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

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon, Aylesbury

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire


Discover the Beautiful Waddesdon Manor 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,... 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

Arundel Castle

Arundel

Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex

You can see the mighty medieval Arundel Castle from miles away and as you approach it, its grandeur only seems to increase. Dating back to the Norman Conquest, the castle is groaning with terrific historical artefacts and you can’t swing a cat... 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

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

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

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

Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon


Explore the Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum This country house is a bold example of 19th century Green Revivalism, and is filled with... 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

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

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

Tyntesfield

Wraxall, Bristol

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, Bath & Northeast Somerset


Discover the fascinating history of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs as a family home. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers... more

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Quy Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill In stark contrast to its original purpose as an abbey for religious worship, this Jacobean-style mansion Its owner in the 1930s was the future Lord Fairhaven... 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

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

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

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

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

Rufford Old Hall

200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk

Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire


Discover a beautiful Tudor house with stunning Edwardian gardens Rufford Old Hall is one of Lancashire´s finest 16th century buildings, famed for its Great Hall with an intricately carved moveable wooden screen and dramatic... more

Lydiard House

Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon

Lydiard House, Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire

The ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke, Lydiard House near Swindon was once a thriving country estate visited by the great and good of England and still today its Palladian splendour is evident. Wander around the lovely rooms stuffed with... more

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

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

Clarence House

St James's Palace, London

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


Explore the intimate world of the Royal Family at Clarence House 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... 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

Pollok House

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

Pollok House, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City


Discover the Beauty of Pollok House Pollok House is set in the grounds of Pollok Park, home to the Maxwell family for over 600 years. The present house, (c.1750) replaced three earlier structures and was extended in 1890. The house... 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

Buscot Park

Estate Office, Faringdon

Buscot Park, Estate Office, Faringdon, Oxfordshire


Discover, Buscot Park, a magnificent stately mansion and intimate family home The home of Lord Faringdon, 18th century Buscot Park in Oxfordshire is one of those glorious English country estates that whisk you back through the... 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

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

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

Oxburgh Hall

Oxborough, Swaffham

Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Swaffham, Norfolk


Discover the romantic moated manor house, Oxburgh Hall 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... more

Killerton

Broadclyst, Exeter

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon


Discover the fascinating history of Killerton House 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... more

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