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Historic Houses in South Wales

In South Wales, Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, offers the magnificent Cardiff Castle, the National Musuem of Wales and a thriving cultural scene. In South West Wales, the coast is an old favourite for many holiday makers, surrounded by some of hte most beautiful coastline in Europe. Historic Houses in South Wales Dunster Castle and Penrhyn Castle are listed below.
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in South West England
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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...
in North West Wales
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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 Central England
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.
in North Wales
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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...
in Northern England
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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.
in Southern England
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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...
in North Wales
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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...
in Northern England
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Country house display of early British modern British masters alongside interchanging displays of impressive treasures that tell the story of Tabley House.
in Central England
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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...
in North Wales
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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...
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