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Powis Castle & Garden, Welshpool, Powys


Discover the majestic Powis Castle Powis Castle is built on a high rock overlooking the garden terraces and has been the home of the Earls of Powis for many generations. There is a wealth of fine paintings and furniture, one of the... more

Melford Hall

Long Melford, Sudbury

Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk

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 panelling is still in the banqueting hall, which is filled 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

Ickworth

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds

Ickworth, The Rotunda, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Ickworth House was created by the eccentric Earl of Bristol, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to house his superb collection of paintings by Titian, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velasquez, and a magnificent Georgian silver collection. In... more

Bantock House Museum & Park

Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton

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

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

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

Charleston

Firle, Lewes

Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex

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

Sudley House

Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth, Liverpool

Sudley House, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, Merseyside

Sudley House is the former home of Victorian ship builder George Holt, housing his personal collection of 18th and 19th century British art, and still in its original setting. A charming gallery displays works by Turner, Gainsborough, Lord Leighton... 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

Dunham Massey

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester

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 2014. The transformation of the Georgian mansion, orchestrated by... 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

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

Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex

Petworth House is a magnificient late 17th century mansion, housing the finest collection of pictures in the care of The National Trust with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake. The state rooms also have a large collection of... more

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire

Forever famous as the setting for the fabulous Granada TV 1981 series of Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Castle Howard in North Yorkshire is a wonderful 18th century house created for Charles Howard the third earl of Carlisle – whose descendants still... more

Wilton House

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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 1801. The magnificent 17th century state rooms... more

Snowshill Manor & Garden

Snowshill, Broadway

Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill, Broadway, Gloucestershire

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

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

Burghley House

Stamford

Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Should you be fortunate enough to be sitting on the sweeping lawns of Burghley House, the spires of Stamford in the distance and the glorious 16th century building behind you, you would truly appreciate how bygone landscape gardeners, architects and... more

Fyvie Castle

Fyvie, Turriff

Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire


Visit one of Scotland's most Beautiful Castle Fyvie Castle was once a royal stronghold, one of a chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland. The five towers are traditionally associated with the five successive families... 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

Stonor Park

Stonor, Henley-on-Thames

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

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

Uppark House & Garden

South Harting, Petersfield

Uppark House & Garden, South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex


Explore the majestic Uppark House and Gardens Uppark is a fine late 17th century house set high on the South Downs. The disastrous fire in 1989 and its restoration add to the magic of this romantic house. The elegant Georgian... more

Packwood House

Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull

Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire

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 furniture, French and Flemish tapestries and a mixed collection of paintings. The... more

Leeds Castle

Broomfield Road, Maidstone

Leeds Castle, Broomfield Road, Maidstone, Kent

Looming up from the glorious moat and surrounded by 500 lush green acres of land, Leeds Castle near Maidstone lays claim to being one of the most stunning castles in the world. The Norman stronghold, which has been the property of six of England’s... more

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge

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

In stark contrast to its original purpose as an abbey for religious worship, this Jacobean-style mansion later became all about pleasure seeking. Its owner in the 1930s was the future Lord Fairhaven and he took on the house with the intention of... 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

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

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

Lyme Park, House & Garden

Disley, Stockport

Lyme Park, House & Garden, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire

Lyme Park, originally a Tudor house, was transformed by the Venetian architect Leoni into an Italianate palace. Parts of the Elizabethan interior have survived and contrast dramatically with later additions in the 18th and 19th century. The state... 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

Hardwick Hall

Doe Lea, Chesterfield

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Designed by Robert Smythson for Bess of Hardwick, Hardwick Hall is one of the greatest Elizabethan houses, surviving almost unchanged. The Hall contains one of Europe´s best collections of contemporary furniture, embroideries and tapestries, together... 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

Floors Castle

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, is home to the Duke of Roxburghe. Designed and built by William Adam, it was begun in 1721 and transformed by Playfair in 1849 by adding domes and spires. The interiors are filled with... 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

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire


Visit the Enchanting Crathes Castle A wonderful 16th century granite tower house decorated with dramatic gargoyles, overhanging turrets and little conical roofs, Crathes Castle has four storeys and an attic to explore. The... more

Canons Ashby

Daventry

Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Visitors to Canons Ashby House in rural Northamptonshire will discover the elegant residence of the Dryden family, who built it in the mid-16th century. Unlike many grand old homes, this one has remained pretty much unchanged since 1710 and poking... 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

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

Tatton Park

Knutsford

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire

One of the most complete historic estates, Tatton Park was rebuilt in the late 18th century by Samuel Wyatt. The collections include family portraits, paintings, books, china, glass, silver and Egerton furniture specially commissioned from Gillow.... 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

Hatchlands Park

East Clandon, Guildford

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey

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 Boscawen in 1756 and has some of the earliest surviving interiors by Robert Adam, which are... more

Nostell Priory & Parkland

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield

Nostell Priory & Parkland, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Nostell Priory was built in 1733 for Sir Rowland Winn, the house is an architectural masterpiece by James Paine. The State Rooms were later completed by Robert Adam, and are magnificent examples of 18th century interior style. It houses one of... more

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott, Lechlade

Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade, Oxfordshire

Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, dating from 1570 and situated on the edge of the village of Kelmscott, near Lechlade. William Morris (designer, writer and socialist) chose it as his summer home,... 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

Knightshayes

Bolham, Tiverton

Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon

Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the decoration was by J G Crace, with his... 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

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Knutsford

Tabley House Collection, Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire

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

Chartwell

Mapleton Road, Westerham

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent

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 political life. Photographs, books and personal possessions, including his famous... more

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

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

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 1700 acres of ancient forest. A wonderful Edwardian house, once the hub of aristocratic society, Stansted is historically... more

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