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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

Lamport Hall & Gardens

Lamport, Northampton

Lamport Hall & Gardens, Lamport, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Lamport Hall & Gardens are a hidden gem set in beautiful countryside. The Hall contains a delightful collection of art and furniture accumulated over four centuries by the Isham family, including some beautiful pieces collected on the Grand Tour. ... more

Rockingham Castle

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

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 live there. It is a Tudor building within Norman walls, but... more

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

Kelmarsh, Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Kelmarsh, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parkland and beautiful gardens. The Hall´s elegant 18th century plasterwork is complemented by Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler´s 20th century decoration... 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

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

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

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

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

The Manor

Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon

The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Built about 1130, The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. Here the author Lucy Boston based her Green Knowe books and readers feel that they are walking into the books. In the winter Lucy Boston sewed exquisite... more

Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Grimsthorpe Castle, dating from 13th century, has been the home of the de Eresby family since 1516 when it was granted to the 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby by Henry V111. The State Rooms house stunning collections of paintings, furniture, family... more

Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury

Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury, Warwickshire

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 creator William Holbech II opted for this pretty Horton stone for the build. Sitting in rural... more

Wimpole Estate

Arrington, Royston

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire

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 decoration, by the designers Gibbs, Flitcroft and Soane, with... more

Claydon House and Gardens

The Estate Office, The Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, Buckingham

Claydon House and Gardens, The Estate Office, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Claydon House is an unexpected jewel nestled within peaceful parkland and beautiful gardens. A rich treasure trove with a fascinating history, just waiting to be explored. The house today stands as a shadow of its noble owners’ ambitions. A grand... more

Claydon

Middle Claydon, Buckingham

Claydon, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

The architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration, with a unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Staircase that is so precious no one is allowed to use it. The house was occupied by the Verney family for over... more

Ascott

Wing, Leighton Buzzard

Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire

The half-timbered Jacobean Ascott House started life as a modest hunting box and then country retreat back in the late 1800s when Leopold de Rothschild set his sights on it but later became much grander as successive family members made their mark.... more

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire

Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire as it exists today is the fourth castle to stand on the grounds and this current incarnation was built in the early 19th century after a fire ravaged what stood there before. The home of the Duke and Duchess of... more

Upton House & Gardens, Banbury, Warwickshire

Upton House is an impressive mansion built in the 17th century on an earlier site, and was remodelled in the 1920s by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, son of the founder of Shell Oil. He adapted the building to house his great collections. Amongst the... more

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon, Aylesbury

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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, its downstairs reception rooms are lavishly furnished to... more

Belton House

Grantham

Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Belton House, surrounded by an idyllic deer park, is often described as the “perfect country house” and as you approach it from the front, you will see why. Its perfect symmetry, beautiful façade and breathtaking surroundings are pretty much what you... 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

Charlecote Park

Wellesbourne, Warwick

Charlecote Park, Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire

Take a visit to Warwick’s Charlecote Park to discover the fascinating life of the Lucy family who have inhabited this glorious mansion since the 12th century. The National Trust has preserved the house to tell the tale of this aristocratic dynasty... 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

Peckover House & Garden

North Brink, Wisbech

Peckover House & Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

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 Quaker banking family who owned it. It houses an interesting collection of... more

Baddesley Clinton

Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire

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 medieval confection with interiors reflecting the Elizabethan period. The history... more

Calke Abbey

Ticknall, Derby

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire

With stately homes all around the country spruced up and ready for inspection, Calke Abbey near Derby makes for an altogether different trip back in time. The paintwork is peeling, the once smart courtyards overgrown and many parts of the estate in... 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

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Situated high above the city, Nottingham Castle is a 17th century Mansion built over 300 years ago, on the site of a medieval castle originally built by William the Conqueror. A vibrant museum that houses a range of collections including historic and... more

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

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 completed in 1588 and set in a scenic 500 acre historic park. Inside,... 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

Audley End House & Gardens

Off London Road, Saffron Walden

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

One of England’s most fabulous country mansions, Audley End House is a Jacobean confection made for entertaining – and it still does. National Heritage makes the most of the house’s story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord... more

Hatfield House

Hatfield

Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Hatfield House - Visit this stunning Jacobean house within its own Park and see the surviving wing of the Tudor Royal Palace, where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. Home of the Cecil family for 400 years, the house is steeped in Elizabethan... more

Chastleton House

Chastleton, Moreton-in-Marsh

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

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, by the continuous occupation of one family. The rooms... more

Hughenden

High Wycombe

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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 parliamentary life in London. On display is a collection of... more

Kelham Hall & Country Park

Kelham Hall, 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 44 beautiful acres of grounds running along the River Trent to explore, Kelham Hall and... more

Coughton Court

Alcester

Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire

A vast Tudor House surrounded by beautiful gardens, the history of Coughton Court and the Throckmorton family who have lived there for 600 years is a fascinating one. The house, in Alcester near Redditch, is home to a collection of Catholic treasures... more

Aston Hall

Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham

Aston Hall, Trinity Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

The grand Jacobean Aston Hall in Birmingham is municipally owned and now houses the best part of the city museum and art gallery’s artefacts with period furniture, paintings, textiles and silver adorning its lovely rooms. Built between 1618 and... more

West Wycombe Park, Village & Hill, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

The house at West Wycombe Park is among the most theatrical and Italianate in England, its facades formed as classical temples. It is the home of the Hell-Fire Club and was created by Sir Francis Dashwood. The interior has Palmyrene ceilings and... 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

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

Kedleston Hall

Nr Quarndon, Derby

Kedleston Hall, Nr Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire

Kedleston Hall is a classical Palladian mansion built in the mid-18th century for the Curzon family. The house has the most complete sequence of Robert Adam interiors in England with magnificent state rooms retaining great collections of paintings... 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

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

Oxburgh Hall

Oxborough, Swaffham

Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Swaffham, Norfolk

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 developed over the years from medieval to Victorian comfort, and include an... more

Kingston Bagpuize House

Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon

Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Kingston Bagpuize House is a beautiful 1660s manor house, remodelled in the early 1770s. The drawing room was once the entrance hall, which is now at the rear of the house. The cantilevered staircase, of pine and oak, is its finest internal feature,... more

Sudbury Hall & the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Sudbury Hall is a most individual late 17th century house with rich interior decoration. The Great Staircase is one of the most elaborate in England and is richly decorated with baskets of fruit on the newel posts and scrolls of flowers down the... 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

Greys Court

Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames

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

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 1930s and is furnished as a family home, with some fine 18th century plasterwork... more

Hanbury Hall & Gardens

School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa

Hanbury Hall & Gardens, School Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Hanbury Hall, in the William and Mary style, was completed in 1701. The staircase, leading from the dark panelled hall, has its walls covered with murals by Sir James Thornhill. In the dining room, which still has its original ceiling, the fireplace... 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

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