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Historic Houses in Northern England, such as Washington Old Hall and Lindisfarne Castle are listed below.

Washington Old Hall

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

The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington

Washington Old Hall is a delightful stone built 17th century manor house, which incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington´s direct ancestors. There are displays on George Washington, and how the Hall was saved with... more

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Lindisfarne Castle was built in 1550 to protect Holy Island, this Tudor fort was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson. It can only be reached at low tide over a causeway. The small rooms are full of... more

Raby Castle

Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, Durham

Staindrop, Darlington

Raby Castle; This dramatic medieval Castle, built by the mighty Nevills has been home to Lord Barnard´s family since 1626. Set within a large deer park, with delightful rolling landscape and walled gardens. Highlights include the Barons' Hall where... more

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Bowness-on-Windermere

If you’ve a thing for the Arts and Crafts movement, head off to Blackwell overlooking Lake Windermere, a fabulously well preserved example of the style. The house retains almost all of its original features such as the hessian wall-hangings in the... more

Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield

One of the oldest and most historic houses in Cheshire, Adlington House has been the home to the Legh family since 1315 (prior to that it was the property of the Earl of Chester, one of William the Conqueror’s nephews). The hall is a living testament... more

Newburgh Priory

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, North Yorkshire

Coxwold

With just wonderful views over to the Kilburn White Horse, Newburgh Priory in Coxwold, North Yorkshire, sits within a 6,000 acre estate in the Howardian Hills. Said to be the final resting place of Oliver Cromwell, the priory is the family seat of... more

Harewood House

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Harewood, Leeds

Harewood House is a stunning house designed by John Carr, completed in 1772, with exquisite interiors by Robert Adam. The furniture throughout is by Thomas Chippendale together with art collections that include Renaissance masterpieces, Turner... more

Wassand Hall

Wassand Hall, Seaton, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Seaton, Hull

Wassand Hall is a fine Regency house that has been in one family ownership since 1530. On display is a fine collection of English and European silver, furniture and porcelain.... more

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside

Speke, Liverpool

Speke Hall is a half-timbered house with a moat dating from 16th century, with the inside spanning many periods. The Great Hall and priest hole are Tudor while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms are Victorian. This rambling house has an interesting... more

Nostell Priory & Parkland

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

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield

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

Newby Hall

Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Ripon

Newby House has got history coming out of its ears. Just wander round this glamorous 17th century country house and spot the wonderful links to the past, like the royal IOU from King Charles II written to Robert Vyner, an ancestor of the house’s... more

Lyme Park, House & Garden

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

Disley, Stockport

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

Levens Hall

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal

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

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Ripley, Harrogate

Ripley Castle is one of Yorkshire's great historic attractions. Enthralling for all ages and well worth a visit. There are fascinating stories to be told about the Castle and its inhabitants because it has belonged to the same family, the Ingilby’s,... more

Brantwood

Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria

Coniston

The former home of art critic, thinker and philanthropist John Ruskin, Brantwood sits amidst idyllic Lake District landscape and is packed with treasure from the great man’s life. Although it is very much kept as it were when it was a real home,... more

Holker Hall & Gardens

Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands

Holker Hall: This beautiful Victorian House, with it's 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens and 125 acres of deer park, is one of the treasures of the stunning South Lakes area. The warm 'lived in' atmosphere of the Hall continues to charm... more

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

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

Sudley House

Sudley House, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, Merseyside

Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth, Liverpool

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

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland

Bamburgh

This awesome Norman castle sits in a fabulously moody location – built into a basalt outcrop overlooking a usually empty sandy beach on the Northumberland coastline. In fact, its spectacular location made it a contender a few years ago in a poll to... more

Cragside

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland

Rothbury, Morpeth

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 rock gardens in Europe. Beyond is a vast woodland garden where... more

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House Collection, Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Knutsford

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

Lytham Hall

Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes

Lytham Hall is a Grade I listed manor and is widely believed to be the finest Georgian house in the North West of England. The present House was designed by John Carr of York and the Main Hall displays his work at its best.... more

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne

You know those times when you go on holiday and fall in love with the local architecture? Well, that’s what happened when Sir Charles Monck went on honeymoon to Greece and the result is the stone, multi-pillared creation that is Belsay Hall in... more

Sutton Park

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York, North Yorkshire

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York

Built in the 18th century by Thomas Atkinson, Sutton Park is the home of Sir Reginald and Lady Sheffield and is a fine example of Georgian architecture with magnificent Rococo plasterwork by Cortese. It houses is an important collection of Meissen... more

Capesthorne Hall

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Siddington, Macclesfield

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

Burton Agnes Hall

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

Estate Office, Burton Agnes, Driffield

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

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland

Alnwick

Chillingham Castle has been owned by Earls Grey and relations since the 1200s. Active restoration of complex masonry, metalwork and ornamental plaster has gradually brought the great halls and state rooms back to life. Dungeons and secret chambers... more

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire

Carnforth

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

Dalemain Historic House & Garden

Dalemain Historic House & Garden, Penrith, Cumbria

Penrith

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

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

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

Beningbrough, York

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 walled garden where the gardeners will happily take a break to talk you through... more

Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire

200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk

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 hammerbeam roof. On display are a collection of arms and armour from various European... more

Sizergh

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal

The medieval Sizergh Castle has been the home of the Strickland family for over 750 years. The 14th century tower was extended in Tudor times. It has an exceptional series of oak-panelled interiors with intricately carved chimneypieces and early oak... more

Treasurer's House, York

Treasurer's House, York, Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire

Minster Yard, 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 wealthy Victorian industrialist Frank Green, between 1897 and 1930. It... more

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria

Ravenglass

Muncaster Castle, home of the Pennington family since 1208, is probably built on Roman foundations. Anthony Salvin remodelled the Castle in the 1860s. The Great Hall is filled with paintings and heraldic windows, and the Octagonal Library rises to a... more

Wallington

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland

Cambo, Morpeth

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 Victorian hall painted with murals of Northumbrian scenes by William Bell... more

Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Burnley, Lancashire

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley

Gawthorpe Hall was built in the early 17th century for Sir Richard Shuttleworth although the family owned the estate for 200 years before. Much of the original plasterwork remains and the long gallery is hung with early 17th century portraits. Many... more

Heaton Hall

Heaton Hall, Heaton Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Heaton Park, Prestwich, 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

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire

Arley, Northwich

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

Sledmere House

Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Sledmere, Driffield

Sledmere House is a fine 18th century Georgian House designed and built by Sir Christopher Sykes, set in a Capability Brown inspired landscape, with award winning rose garden and parterre. Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton and French furniture,... more

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland

Alnwick

Make the Harry Potter fan in your life a very happy muggle indeed with a visit to Alnwick Castle, whose magnificent medieval structure provided the backdrop and interiors for Hogwarts in the first two movies. This 11th century Northumberland... more

Tatton Park

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire

Knutsford

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

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Skipton

Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and well preserved medieval castles in England, and withstood a three year siege by the Roundheads during the Civil War. Oliver Cromwell ordered the roofs to be removed in 1645, but these were allowed to be... more

Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable Hall, Burton Constable Foundation, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Burton Constable Foundation, Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, Hull

A grand Elizabethan mansion built upon the site of a former brick manor house and 12th century tower, Burton Constable Hall overlooks splendid Capability Brown-designed landscaped grounds and a deer park. Dominated by the Great Hall which is a... more

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire

York

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

East Riddlesden Hall

East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley

East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th century manor house and buildings which have distinctive architectural details. The Hall has a gigantic fireplace with classical columns on either side. The house has a wonderful collection of oak furniture, pewter,... more

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire

Nunnington, York

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 remodelled in 1685 and again in the 1920s. The interior has stone flagged... more

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Brodsworth, Doncaster

Brodsworth Hall, once an opulent Victorian Hall, offers a fascinating insight into the changing fortunes of a previously wealthy family, with many of the original fixtures and fittings still in place. Crimson silk, chandeliers and vast gilt-framed... more

Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay

Seaton Delaval Hall: Admiral Delaval commissioned Sir John Vanbrugh to build the hall in 1718. The family originally came from France but came here with Duke William of Normandy in 1066. The Hall was damaged by fire in 1822, but successive... more

Scampston Hall

Scampston Hall, Estate Office, Malton, North Yorkshire

Estate Office, Scampston Hall, Malton

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

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire

Hoghton, Preston

Come and discover award-winning Hoghton Tower, high on a hill in the very heart of Lancashire. Set at the top of a mile long drive, this beautiful castle has everything visitors of all ages would expect. History, stunning state rooms, walled gardens,... more

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