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Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley, Northwich

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire

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

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Knutsford

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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

Tatton Park

Knutsford

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire


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,... more

Lyme Park, House & Garden

Disley, Stockport

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


Explore the magnificent Lyme Park, Surrounded by stunning Parkland 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... more

Capesthorne Hall

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield

Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Macclesfield, Cheshire

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

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Knutsford

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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

Rufford Old Hall

200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk

Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire


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... more

Tatton Park

Knutsford

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire


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,... more

Dunham Massey

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester


Discover the stunning Dunham Massey Hall 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... more

Capesthorne Hall

Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield

Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Macclesfield, Cheshire

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

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton, Hoghton, Preston

Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire

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

Heaton Hall

Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester

Heaton Hall, Heaton Park, Manchester, Greater 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

Lyme Park, House & Garden

Disley, Stockport

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


Explore the magnificent Lyme Park, Surrounded by stunning Parkland 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... more

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

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd


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... more

Gawthorpe Hall

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley

Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Burnley, Lancashire


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... more

Plas Newydd Country House & Gardens, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon)


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... more

Weston Park

Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal

Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal, Shropshire

Weston Park, built in 1671, is the award winning 17th century Stately Home that was designed by Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham and was the former home of the Earls of Bradford. It boasts a superb collection of paintings that includes works by Van Dyck,... more

Shugborough Estate

Millford, Stafford

Shugborough Estate, Millford, Stafford, Staffordshire


Explore the wonderful Georgian manor of Shugborough Estate Shugborough is the ancestral home of the 5th Earl of Lichfield, who as Patrick Lichfield is known worldwide as a leading photographer and part of the house is pays homage... more

Haddon Hall

Bakewell

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire


Discover Haddon Hall Haddon Hall is a magnificent Medieval and Tudor manor house which has changed little since Tudor times. The Dukedom of Rutland was conferred on the Manners family in 1703, and Haddon Hall is still owned by them... more

Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton

Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire


Discover the secret hiding place of a King Moseley Old Hall is an Elizabethan timberwork house, built in 1600 by Henry Pitt, it was clad in red brick in 1870. It is famous for its association with Charles 11, who hid here after... more

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


Discover your inner child at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood Sudbury Hall is a most individual late 17th century house with rich interior decoration. The Great Staircase is one of the most elaborate in... more

Wightwick Manor & Gardens

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton

Wightwick Manor & Gardens, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands


Explore a beautiful Victorian manor house at Wightwick Manor Wightwick Manor is a Victorian manor house, bought by Theodore Mander in 1887. The house is a wonderful example of the influence of William Morris and the Arts and Craft... 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

Dudmaston Estate

Quatt, Bridgnorth

Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire


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.... more

Leighton Hall

Carnforth

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire

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

Holker Hall & Gardens

Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands

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

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

East Riddlesden Hall

Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley

East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire


Explore the tranquillity of East Riddlesden Hall 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... more

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens, Bark House Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the perfect day out for all the family. Built for the wealthy Spencer-Stanhope family, you can explore the grand... more

Skipton Castle

Skipton

Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire

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

Kedleston Hall

Nr Quarndon, Derby

Kedleston Hall, Nr Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire


Explore the stunning house and grounds of Keddleston Hall 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... more

Levens Hall

Kendal

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

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

Croft Castle & Parkland

Yarpole, Leominster

Croft Castle & Parkland, Yarpole, Leominster, Herefordshire


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... more

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Eckington, Sheffield

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Sheffield, Derbyshire

Home to the Sitwell family for 400 years. Renishaw is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere. Tours every Friday at 2.30pm in season enabling you to see some of the spectacular collections of art and furniture acquired by... more

Sizergh

Kendal

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria


Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle 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... more

Berrington Hall

Leominster

Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire


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... more

Aston Hall

Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham

Aston Hall, Trinity Road, Birmingham, West Midlands


Discover the beautiful Aston Hall 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... more

Hardwick Hall

Doe Lea, Chesterfield

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire


Explore the beautiful Hardwick Hall 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... more

Nostell Priory & Parkland

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield

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


Explore the stunning Nostell Priory and Parkland 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... more

Calke Abbey

Ticknall, Derby

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire


Take a trip back in time at Calke Abbey 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 need of repair. The... more

Muncaster Castle

Ravenglass

Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria


Discover the fascinating History of Muncaster Castle, Cumbria 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... more

Harewood House

Harewood, Leeds

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire


Discover the facinating Harewood House 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... more

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth, Doncaster

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire


Unveil the historic life of a Victorian country house Brodsworth Hall was built in the 1860s, as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by... 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

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


Explore Wollaton Hall and Deer park, Nottingham 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... more

Hanbury Hall & Gardens

School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa

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


Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era 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... 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

Packwood House

Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull

Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire


Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' 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... more

Manx National Heritage

Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas

Manx National Heritage, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

The Isle of Mann has a fascinating history which is all too often forgotten, holiday makers instead focusing on the 100 miles of sandy beaches. But sign up for the Story of Mann and you’ll get a whirlwind tour through life here across the centuries... more

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