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Supporting over 1,640 of Britain's privately owned historic houses, castles and gardens - and helping visitors enjoy them!

Hundreds of Houses and Gardens to visit

Hundreds of Britain's most beautiful historic houses, castles and gardens are still privately-owned family homes. Uncover the secrets and stories of the families who have lived in these special places – and get a glimpse into the lives of those who still do.

Our Member properties welcome around 24 million visitors a year. Search for a place to visit, find a fabulous wedding venue or seek out a unique place to stay. Join now to visit over 300 of these amazing places for free!

Did you know?
Historic houses and gardens are centres for culture in our countryside - hosting plays, art installations, concerts and recitals. One even doubles as a winter cinema. In rural areas, where cultural opportunities are less accessible, this is a crucial service, and is on top of their national role as the guardians of unique collections of art, ceramics, furniture and textiles.