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Historic Houses in Wales

A proud and independent nation where the Welsh language is the first language of many, particularly in the north and west. There is a strong tradition of choral singing, and the Welsh love of music in all its forms. Literature and poetry is also manifest in the large number of eisteddfods, a tradition going back at least eight centuries. The decline in the Welsh mining industry has now resulted in tourism being the most important industry. Historic Houses in Wales Penrhyn Castle and Powis Castle & Garden are listed below.
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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 Victoria. It houses one of the best art collections in Wales, including paintings by Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Canaletto. The castle´s interiors are decorated with elaborate carvings, hand-made wallpapers and stained glass, and its furniture collection with ...
in Wales
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 finest collections in Wales. The sister of the 2nd Earl of Powis married the son of Lord Clive in 1784, and the collection of treasures from India, including jade, bronzes and ivory, are displayed in the Clive Museum. Laid out under the influence of Italian ...
29 Results Slightly Further Afield
92.3 miles from the centre of Wales
Capesthorne Hall, the home of the Bromley- Davenports since 1726, is a popular Jacobean stately home in Cheshire set in 100 acres of picturesque countryside.
93.3 miles from the centre of Wales
Take a look round the magnificent Georgian mansion house and ancient Mill. Take a stroll around the medieval Deer park which is open all year round and see why Dunham has gained the title of site of 'Site of special scientific interest'. With a shop, Restaurant and café, enjoy lots of family-friendly fun at Dunham.
51.2 miles from the centre of Wales
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 property. Explore the medieval fortress with its dungeon and murder holes, meet Will the archer and learn how to defend the fortress, take part in a pike drill (but don't get put in the stocks) or sign up for a guided tour to learn a little of the magnificent castl...
52.8 miles from the centre of Wales
Once a Norman fortress, Ludlow Castle is now a romantic at atmospheric ruin, which is owned privately by the Herbert family. Inside the fortress walls is the 19th century Castle House, which acts as a wedding venue, alongside holiday apartments, charming tea rooms and shops.
67.5 miles from the centre of Wales
Enter the enchanting world of Dudmaston Dudmaston is a late 17th century house, which has been in continuous family ownership from the 12th to the 20th century. The entrance hall is darkly panelled with a portrait of Jack the Fool. The family rooms contain fine furniture, Dutch oil paintings, as well as an important contemporary collection of paintings and sculpture. Also works by Moore, Hepworth, Chadwick and some modern Spanish paintings. The gardens are a mass of colour in spring a...
88.5 miles from the centre of Wales
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 fascinating objects, thanks to the tendency of the Chichester family to collect things. From a 1cm long ship in a bottle to The Speaker's State Gold Coach on loan from the House of Parliament, there are thousands of items neatly codified and exhibited for your potte...
78.2 miles from the centre of Wales
Explore Speke Hall and Gardens 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 wonderful examples of the Tudor era while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms are distinctively Victorian. This rambling house has an interesting collection of carved furniture, tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork. Some of the smaller rooms are hung with William Morris wallpapers showing the Victorian desire fo...
115.2 miles from the centre of Wales
Discover Stourhead House Stourhead House is a Palladian mansion built in the 1720s, which was home to the Hoare family, who are the owners of Britain´s only surviving private bank. The entrance hall has a large collection of Hoare family portraits. The interior includes an outstanding Regency library designed by Colt Hoare in 1792 and decorated with paintings of classical scenes and furniture by Chippendale the Younger. In the gardens are classical temples, including the Pantheon and Te...
94.3 miles from the centre of Wales
Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park Dyrham Park is a 17th century mansion built in the baroque style between 1692 and 1704 for William Blathwayt, Secretary of State to William III. The rooms have changed little since they were furnished by Blathwayt. Due to his royal connections, the house became a showcase for Dutch decorative arts. On display are family portraits, paintings, delftware, furniture and a state bed made for the house. The restored Victorian domestic rooms include kitchen...
87.8 miles from the centre of Wales
If guests are looking for a trip to somewhere with bountiful character, charm and interest then Arley Hall & Gardens is the perfect place. It delivers a warm and friendly welcome to all its visitors, as a much-loved family home.
58.1 miles from the centre of Wales
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 their original 18th and 19th century furniture and furnishings, including some exquisite Chinese wallpaper. The range of outbuildings include the sawmill, laundry, bakehouse and smithy. It houses the largest collections of national trust items. The Stable Ya...
111.0 miles from the centre of Wales
Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the Lyte family until the 18th century and has been expanded and improved upon until the family were forced to sell in 1755. Highlights include the wonderful little chantry chapel used to hold masses to pray for the souls of family members, the Great Chamber ceil...
53.7 miles from the centre of Wales
Discover a lifetime of history at Berrington Hall With sweeping views across to the Black Mountains of Wales, it's no wonder that landscaper du jour Capability Brown choose the site that Berrington Hall now stands on for the great architect Henry Holland to build on. Holland then created the neo-classical Berrington Hall, all the time following his employer Thomas Harley's commands that the house show just how much money he had made supplying the British army with clothing. The result ...
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83.4 miles from the centre of Wales
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. It has been home to the Elton Family since 1709. A large amount of the interior was altered by the family and the Great Hall is now Georgian with a minstrels´ gallery. The house contains many striking Eltonware pots and vases and a fascinating collection of N...
55.2 miles from the centre of Wales
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 restyled in the 1930s. There is also a military museum containing, uniforms and campaign relics of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, who commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo. Set on the banks of the Menai Strait, with a fine spring garden, summer terr...
120.1 miles from the centre of Wales
Walk in the footsteps of SIR WALTER RALEIGH in the home he built 425 years ago. See decorative styles and nationally important collections of art, furniture and
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115.0 miles from the centre of Wales
Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long Gallery which is the largest of its type in Britain, and is full of furniture and Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Also tapestries, hangings and an exhibition of 17th century samplers from the Goodhart Collection. The f...
50.0 miles from the centre of Wales
Discover the enchanting story of Croft Castle Croft Castle is 15th century Castle sits in the heart of rural Hertfordshire and has been the home of the Croft family since before the Doomsday day book. A National Trust property since the 1950's it has recently gone through refurbishment. Inside you can find fine interiors display period furnishings and paintings, including works by Gainsborough and Lawrence. The house displays photographs, memorabilia and books all belonging to the C...
105.5 miles from the centre of Wales
Explore Knightshayes Court 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 wallpapers and fabrics, depicting flowers and butterflies. On display are a collection of family portraits, furniture and 17th-century majolica, and also the original designs by Burges. The garden features a lily pond, t...
57.7 miles from the centre of Wales
Visit the breathtaking Attingham Park The elegant 18th century mansion Attingham Park, with its three storey ionic portico at the entrance, is a wonderfully grand sight to behold. Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, it sits in stunning parkland between the River Severn and Shrewsbury populated by fallow deer (and much wildlife besides, especially along the five mile stretch of river). Inside the house, don't miss the wonderful Picture Gallery, the dining room set for an evening ba...
71.6 miles from the centre of Wales
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 of the greatest Welsh families, the Morgan's, later Lords of Tredegar, until they left in 1951.The House has been beautifully restored and refurbished by Newport City Council. Its gilded opulent interiors reach a high point in the State Rooms. The most stunni...
88.8 miles from the centre of Wales
Country house display of early British modern British masters alongside interchanging displays of impressive treasures that tell the story of Tabley House.
111.9 miles from the centre of Wales
Take a look at a time gone by at Longleat House, a superb example of Elizabethan architecture, and one of the country's finest stately homes. Home to sixteen generations of the Thynn family, the 7th Marquess of Bath is perhaps one of Longleat's most famous residents.
97.0 miles from the centre of Wales
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 hammerbeam roof. On display are a collection of arms and armour from various European countries, and heraldic decoration. Also various other collections including Japanese and Chinese ceramics, stained glass from various periods, prints and watercolours of local in...
91.1 miles from the centre of Wales
Explore a An historical estate with a neo-classical mansion at Tatton Park 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. The walls of the music room are hung with cherry-red silk damask. The library has a collection of over 8000 books with movable stairs, chairs and card tables. The gar...
118.1 miles from the centre of Wales
Discover 'the Downton of the north' at Gawthorpe Hall 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 of the paintings are on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Several rooms contain an exhibition of needlework, lace, textiles and costumes collected by the late Hon. Rachel Kay-Shutt...
86.2 miles from the centre of Wales
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 and turrets. The original interior is still intact with an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts and there is a sumptuously decorated private Chapel built by Sir Arthur Blomfield. It is surrounded by 500 acres of landscaped gardens. Conservatio...
81.8 miles from the centre of Wales
Berkeley Castle is unique, it has been lived in by the same family for almost 900 years - longer than any other fortress in England.
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88.7 miles from the centre of Wales
Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers were garrisoned in the Leather Gallery. Contents include family pictures, mahogany furniture and an important series of leather hangings depicting the story of Anthony and Cleopatra. The fine oa...
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