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Casterne Hall - Derbyshire
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Casterne Hall is a Grade II* manor house stunningly set in its own grounds in the Peak District National Park . It is considered to be one of the most beautiful houses in the area and features in Simon Jenkins' book, ‘ England 's Thousand Best Houses'. <... read more
Catton Hall - Derbyshire
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Classic Georgian house originally purchased by ancestors of the Neilson family in 1405. Catton is still occupied as a private home.

The house has an interesting family history and a fascinating collection of early Dutch and Italian paintin... read more
Chatsworth - Derbyshire
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Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Explore the hi... read more
Haddon Hall - Derbyshire
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This castellated medieval manor house around two courtyards has remained unchanged since the reign of Henry VIII. It reeks of antiquity and has some of the finest untouched interiors, including the Long Gallery, Great Hall and Chapel. Sensitively restored... read more
Holme Hall - Derbyshire
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Holme Hall is a Grade I listed manor house situated just outside Bakewell in the Peak District. Incorporating an earlier Tudor House, the main part of the present hall was built in 1626-1628 by Bernard Wells, a lead merchant originally from Gloucestershir... read more
Hopton Hall Gardens - Derbyshire
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Hopton Hall, dating back to 1414, lies on the edge of the White Peak National Park. In the 1400s Hopton Hall boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir.

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Melbourne Hall - Derbyshire
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The elegant stone hall, part 17th century but with fine provincial 18th century facade, is famous as the home of Queen Victoria's prime minister, Lord Melbourne and for its outstanding garden built in the early 18th century in the style of Andre Le Notre.... read more
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Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. The famous literary trio, Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were all patrons of the arts and played a significant part in the artistic and literary world at the beginning of the 20th century. Renishaw ... read more
Tissington Hall - Derbyshire
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Home to the FitzHerbert family for more than 500 years, the hall is situated in the middle of an estate village. The house contains wonderful panelling and a collection of fine old master paintings.

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Belvoir Castle - Leicestershire
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An historic castle in the grand style, seat of the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland. Built on an earlier site, the castle today is an outstanding example of Regency work - begun in 1801 under James Wyatt. The Regent's Gallery is his work, celebrating a vi... read more
Stanford Hall - Leicestershire
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An immaculate example of a William and Mary mansion with perfect proportions, built in brick with the south front faced in grey stone ashlar, with a hipped roof and dormers and tall sash windows. Around 1690 Sir Roger Cave commissioned a new house from t... read more
Whatton House and Gardens - Leicestershire
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The wife of the first Lord Crawshaw carried out much of the landscaping of the garden in the late 19th Century. Extending to 15 acres, it offers the visitor a haven of peace and tranquility through all the seasons of the year. A myriad of paths lead thr... read more
Burghley House - Lincolnshire
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One of the greatest of Britain's non-royal palaces, a prodigy house built for Elizabeth I's Lord High Treasurer, Lord Burghley. His interiors include a Great Hall with hammerbeam roof and vaulted Old Kitchen. Later Earls of Exeter have endowed the buildin... read more
Doddington Hall - Lincolnshire
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A confident, symmetrical and unfussy work by the great Elizabethan architect, Robert Smythson, for Thomas Taylor, Registrar to the powerful Bishop of Lincoln. Interiors refurbished in 18th century. Good furniture includes Cromwellian bobbin chairs and the... read more
Easton Walled Gardens - Lincolnshire
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President Franklin Roosevelt described these gardens as a 'Dream of Nirvana...almost too good to be true'. 50 years later, the house was pulled down and the gardens abandoned. 100 years later see the ongoing revival of these magnificent gardens. Funded ... read more
Ellys Manor House - Lincolnshire
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A late 15th to early 16th century wool merchant's Manor House, built in the Flemish style with iconic stepped gable end, built of stone. The House boasts a fabulous scheme of early 16th century wall paintings, said to be the 'most complete, extensive and ... read more
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Park dating mainly from 1790 with medieval carp ponds. Spectacular lakeside gardens, wildflower gardens, animal farm and adventure playground

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Grimsthorpe Castle - Lincolnshire
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Stately stone edifice which is a confident and mature work of Sir John Vanbrugh, in fact his last major work - extending and refronting a house dating from the 13th century and which survives behind and around a Tudor quadrangle. The hall is considered to... read more
Scawby Hall - Lincolnshire
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This Grade I-listed Jacobean manor house, with its distinctive silhouette of diamond-plan chimney stacks rising above a steep pitched and gabled roofline, has been occupied continuously by members of the Nelthorpe family ever since it was built in around ... read more
Althorp - Northamptonshire
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Built in 1508 and set within 550 acres of walled park, Althorp has been the home of the Spencer family for 500 years. Today, Althorp contains one of the finest private collections of art, furniture and ceramics in the world, including numerous paintings b... read more
Apethorpe Palace - Northamptonshire
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The architectural importance of Apethorpe lies in the breadth of architectural elements which survive today from almost every period of English architecture since the late 15th century. Apethorpe has a particularly important place in England’s heritage be... read more
Boughton House - Northamptonshire
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This remarkable house is a blend of the intimate and the grand, with its village like Tudor period courtyards fronted by the palatial Versailles style additions made by Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu in the 1690s. The spirit of a family home goes hand in han... read more
Cottesbrooke Hall - Northamptonshire
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Fine red brick and stone Queen Anne house, begun in 1702. English and Continental furniture and porcelain, and renowned picture collection - particularly of sporting and equestrian subjects.

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Deene Park - Northamptonshire
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Home of the Brudenell family since 1514; this Tudor and Regency mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens, a large park and lake. Deene Park is the ancestral home of the Earls of Cardigan the most notable of whom is the 7th Earl who led the Charge of th... read more
Holdenby House - Northamptonshire
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Restored from the ruins of Sir Christopher Hatton's great Elizabethan palace, in its day the largest house in England, the surviving garden is a rare piece of history; parts have been replanted by Rosemary Verey (using plants available in 1580) and Rupert... read more
Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens - Northamptonshire
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Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parklands and beautiful gardens. Over the years successive owners and influences have left their imprint on the Palladian style house and the gardens; none mo... read more
Lamport Hall - Northamptonshire
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An unusual, early-Italianate palazzo designed by John Webb (a pupil of Inigo Jones) in 1654, extended by Francis Smith of Warwick circa 1732 for the Ishams, one of the county's oldest landed families. Later work by Burn, 1860s. Outstanding collection of b... read more
Rockingham Castle - Northamptonshire
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Built by William the Conqueror on an even earlier site, often used by the monarch of the day until 1544 when Henry VIII leased it to the Watson family. Sir Lewis Watson bought the castle from James I in 1619. The castle sits high on its bluff, protected b... read more
Southwick Hall - Northamptonshire
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A Medieval manor house dating from 1300, owned by three interrelated families, originally built by Knyvett family with Tudor, Georgian and Victorian alterations and additions from subsequent owners - the Lynnes and the Caprons.

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Hodsock Priory - Nottinghamshire
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Renowned Gardens, famous for spectacular snowdrop displays and winter perennial plant species. Open every February only. Tea Room, Woodland Cafe, Plant Sales & Gift Shop.

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Holme Pierrepont Hall - Nottinghamshire
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The present house is the gatehouse range of a larger medieval house dating from the 13th century. Its facade includes brickwork of c. 1510 and a later battlemented parapet. The interior includes features rescued from the demolished Hall Range, including a... read more
Kelham Hall & Country Park - Nottinghamshire
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Kelham Hall & Country Park is a magnificent Victorian house, built in 1863, set within 44 acres of gardens and parklands, located in the heart of Nottinghamshire. A rich history as the ancestral home of the Manners-Sutton family, along with its use as... read more
Papplewick Hall - Nottinghamshire
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John Evelyn, the noted 17th century writer and diarist, recorded a visit to the area in 1654, mentioning ‘Paplewick, an incomparable vista with the pretty castle nere it.’ No vestige remains in Papplewick of the Castle to which Evelyn alluded, but one fie... read more
The Harley Gallery - Nottinghamshire
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The Harley Gallery was built in 1994 within the ruins of The Welbeck Estate’s Victorian Gas Works, built by the 5th Duke of Portland in 1860.

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Thrumpton Hall - Nottinghamshire
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NEW: for 2016 this property offers free access (NB: gardens only) to HHA Friends - see opening times.

This magnificent Jacobean house has a history that reaches back into the 16th century, when it belonged to the Powdrills, a Roman C... read more
Welbeck Abbey - Nottinghamshire
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Welbeck was acquired by Charles Cavendish, Bess of Hardwick’s third son, in 1607. Over the next four centuries, the family at Welbeck would collect artworks, commission architecture and combine family names, with, unusually, three females in succe... read more
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Harlington Manor - Bedfordshire
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The house is famous as the venue for the interrogation of John Bunyan, by the then owner, Sir Francis Wingate, in 1660, prior to Bunyan being sent to Bedford gao... read more
Moggerhanger Park - Bedfordshire
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Moggerhanger Park is a 33 acre estate in the middle of beautiful Bedfordshire countryside containing Moggerhanger House, a Grade 1 listed Country House designed by the eminent architect, Sir John Soane. The fascinating grounds contain historic woodlands,... read more
Turvey House - Bedfordshire
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A neo-classical house set in picturesque parkland bordering the River Great Ouse. The principal rooms contain a fine collection of 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture, pictures, porcelain, objets d'art and books. Walled Garden.
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Woburn Abbey - Bedfordshire
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Set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park, with 10 species of deer roaming free, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years. Today it is occupied by the 15th Duke and his family.

The Abbey lies at the heart o... read more
Elton Hall - Cambridgeshire
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Elton Hall has been home to the Proby family since 1660. Every room is packed with magnificent treasures including important Old Masters, the best 18th century English Portrait painters and 19th century giants such as Millais. The library is one of the ... read more
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Splendid Norman Keep built c. 1140 by the famous de Veres, Earls of Oxford. Besieged by King John and visited by King Henry VII, King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Magnificent Banqueting Hall with Minstrels' Gallery, and fine decorative stonework. read more
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A 16th century manor house built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor monarchs. Elizabeth I spent several nights at the Hall on her Royal Progress of 1561. Sir William's descendants still live in the house which largely retains its Tudor... read more
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Layer Marney Tower is a beautiful Tudor building surrounded by formal gardens and parkland with magnificent views to the Blackwater Estuary. Built of soft red brick, with a delightful warm tone, Layer Marney Tower achieves an extraordinary synthesis of gr... read more
Ashridge House - Hertfordshire
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Ashridge has a rich history which dates right back to 1283, when Edmund of Cornwall founded a monastery for the Bonhomme monks. The dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII led to the transition of Ashridge from monastery to royal home. The pas... read more
Benington Lordship - Hertfordshire
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Romantic rose garden surrounds ruined Norman keep, gatehouse and Georgian manor. Lawns and steps overlook lakes and parkland. Herbaceous borders, sunken garden, rockery, walled kitchen garden complete with sculptures.

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Gorhambury House - Hertfordshire
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Gorhambury House was commissioned by James Grimston, the 3rd Viscount Grimston and constructed in the years 1777-84 by Sir Robert Taylor. The house is Grade II* Listed and is built in a neo-Palladian style. It is one of the largest houses completed by the... read more
Knebworth House - Hertfordshire
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Set in 250 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth House is one of England's most colourful stately homes. It is remarkable for having been in the same family - the Lyttons - for more than 500 years and for its romantic exterior complete wit... read more
St Paul's Walden Bury - Hertfordshire
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The original pleasant house was built about 1720, with hexagonal wings added in 1767. The house and gardens were designed by the owner, Edward Gilbert. His grand-daughter, Mary Eleanor Bowes married John Lyon, Earl of Strathmore, and the property still be... read more
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Tudor flint house nestling at the bottom of a river valley, surrounded by a moat known to date from 1250.

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Holkham Hall - Norfolk
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A spectacular example of English Palladian style in local yellow brick built by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester, between 1734-1764 from plans by William Kent.

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Houghton Hall - Norfolk
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With its domed corner towers, this is one of the finest Palladian-style houses in England, built and furnished between 1722 and 1735 for Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister, to designs by Colen Campbell and Thomas Ripley, with interior decoration by Will... read more
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Set in the Norfolk Broads, the 15-acre gardens feature narcissi and bulbs in spring, azaleas and rhododendrons in early summer, peonies and herbaceous plants in the walled 'Spider Garden' in June/July, and hydrangeas and buddhleias in August.
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Kirstead Hall - Norfolk
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A fine Grade 1 listed Elizabethan Manor house Circa 1570 of 'E' shaped plan with stepped Flemish gable ends. The brickwork with attractive blue diaper decoration and pin tiled roof standing in 4 acres.

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Gardens surround 15th century moated manor owned by the Walpole family since 1740s. Roses feature throughout, especially in the walled Heritage Rose Garden reflecting changing tastes in gardens and roses. Also lake, shrubs, trees, follies, scented garden,... read more
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Gardens specialising in rare shrubs and herbaceous plants laid out approximately 100 years ago around a red brick Georgian house. Victorian conservatory, walled kitchen garden and new arboretum.

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Raynham Hall - Norfolk
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Work on the double gabled H shape house began in 1618. Sir Roger Townshend and his Master Mason William Edge had the house largely completed by 1637 when Sir Roger died. On a hill overlooking a lake this brick and stone building was 90 years ahead of its ... read more
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Extensive formal rhododendron and azalea gardens set around the house, laid out in the 1930s, including many varieties of trees. Woodland walk to Japanese Water Garden with one of the largest expanses of azalea mollis in England.

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The gardens contain the remains of an Augustinian priory founded in 1153 on a site next to the Holy House. Woodland and riverside walks with seasonal bulbs and autumn colour beside the ruins of one of England's most famous medieval pilgrimage shrines. read more
Euston Hall - Suffolk
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Euston is a medium-sized, red brick Palladian house and is largely the work of Matthew Brettingham (1699-1769). It impresses by its proportions, elegant yet simple detail and excellent brickwork. This was known at the time as the most magnificent Pallad... read more
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This impressive red brick Elizabethan mansion is steeped in history and is the perfect setting for a traditional English county-style wedding. Glemham Hall was built circa 1560 by the de Glemham family, who took their name from nearby Great (Magna) and L... read more
Haughley Park - Suffolk
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Imposing mellow red brick Jacobean manor house (Grade I) with 6 acres of mature gardens set in undulating parkland. 17th century Barn (Grade II) approached from gardens, with main hall in red brick and fine timber roof.

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An exceptional garden: 19th century box parterre, edged with a spring border, an Elizabethan kitchen garden and double cruciform herbaceous border all surrounded by Saxon moat, in same ownership for 500 years. New herb and rose gardens contain plants cont... read more
Kentwell Hall - Suffolk
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Moated brick Tudor manor house built on wool trade wealth in 16th century and interior remodelled by Hopper in 1825. Recently and imaginatively restored, the house now reflects the life and work of a Tudor house from Great Kitchen to Herb and Potager Gard... read more
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Splendid early Victorian mansion built in Anglo-Italian style by John Thomas , with lavish architectural features, magnificent caved stonework and fine state rooms. Paintings by Landseer, Wright of Derby and Stanfield, woodcarvings by Willcox of Warwick, ... read more
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The grand Georgian facade of Wingfield College conceals a rare medieval survival: the remnants of a chantry college of priests, complete with a cloister walk and great hall from 1362. It is one of the largest surviving timber-framed buildings of its type ... read more
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Emery Walker, friend and advisor to William Morris, lived in this riverside house for 30 years and it preserves the only authentic Arts and Crafts urban interior in Britain, with furniture, wallpapers, textiles and ceramics by Morris & Co, Philip Webb... read more
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Clementi House was the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), composer, pianist, and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’, in the words of the composer’s plaque in Westminster Abbey (where he is buried), during the second and third decades of the 19th century. ... read more
Fulham Palace - London
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Fulham Palace is a remarkable place. The estate was owned by the Bishops of London for over 1500 years and the Palace was their country home from at least the 1... read more
Spencer House - London
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Spencer House was built 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St. James's, Spencer Ho... read more
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Strawberry Hill is Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and interior decoration. It began life in 1698 as a modest house, later transformed into 'a little Gothic castle' by Horace Walpole, the son of England's first Prime Minis... read more
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Commissioned in 1616 by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, the Queen's House is the first purely classical building in Britain and represents a turning point in english architecture. Designed by Inigo Jones as a private royal retreat, it was completed in 1... read more
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Two Temple Place is one of London's hidden architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor it has become one of London... read more
Sandycombe Lodge - Middlesex
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Small Regency villa built in 1813 to JMW Turner’s own design and lived in by him till 1826 as a country escape from the rigours of the London art market. It consisted of seven main rooms, increased by a later owner to nine. It had a two-acre garden and ga... read more
Syon House - Middlesex
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The London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family were granted the former monastic site at the end of the 16th century. The Tudor mansion was remodelled by Robert Adam for the 1st Duke in 1760's and the interiors are an architectural tour de for... read more
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Wynyard Hall - Cleveland
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NEW FOR 2016: this property offers free access (gardens only) to HHA Friends - see opening times.

Situated on the outskirts of Durham in the Tees Valley, this striking four-star hotel provides an exceptional experience – where exquisite cha... read more
Auckland Castle - Co Durham
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A beautiful medieval castle, situated in the heart of Bishop Auckland, is home to the history of the Bishops of Durham and the famous 17th century Francisco de Z... read more
Raby Castle - Co Durham
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This impressive and complete 14th century fortress of the powerful Nevills, with nine towers set in 200 acres of landscaped deer park, has been home to Lord Barnard's family since 1626. Victorian restoration by Burn includes the Octogan Drawing Room and e... read more
Rokeby Park - Co Durham
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Completed in 1735 by its owner, Sir Thomas Robinson, a leading amateur architect of his day, it represents the heyday of the Palladian-style country house. It also has a unique collection of 18th century needlework pictures and strong connections with Sir... read more
Alnwick Castle - Northumberland
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Mighty fortress home of the Percy family, Dukes of Northumberland, since 1309. The exterior medieval castle is one of the finest in Britain - it was restored by Anthony Salvin, mid 19th century but it retains an appropriate relationship with the town. The... read more
Bamburgh Castle - Northumberland
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Royal stronghold dating back to 547 AD, with a huge square Norman keep dominating the coastal sand dunes and views across to Lindisfarne. Restored late last century by Lord Armstrong, the castle now contains collections of armour, porcelain and paintings ... read more
Bywell Hall - Northumberland
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The principal part of Bywell Hall, with its fine south frontage of Ionic columns, was built in 1766 by the nationally celebrated architect James Paine for Willia... read more
Chillingham Castle - Northumberland
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Border stronghold dating from the 12th century and in form a four-square, 14th century courtyard castle, retaining to the full its medieval character. Restored from near ruin by its present owner, Sir Humphrey Wakefield Bt, it houses an eclectic and fasci... read more
Chipchase Castle - Northumberland
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A rugged border castle of the 14th century consisting of a great Pele tower with corner turrets added to later in the 1620s and more comfortable lodgings which were themselves altered in the mid-18th century. Mid-19th century dining room furniture by Mein... read more
Howick Hall Gardens - Northumberland
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The gardens at Howick are primarily the work of Charles, 5th Earl Grey, his wife Mabel, and their daughter Lady Mary Howick between 1920 and 2001. They establish... read more
Meldon Park - Northumberland
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The grade II* listed building designed by John Dobson, has been the family home to the Cooksons since 1832. James & Emily are the current occupants and have arranged a number of attractions throughout the estate. read more
Preston Tower - Northumberland
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A Pele Tower with 7ft thick walls built by Robert Harbottle in 1392. Two of the four turrets are missing, but the remains are furnished to illustrate life at that time. It is one of 78 that existed by the 15th century.

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Kirkharle - Tyne & Wear
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Kirkharle is Capability Brown's birthplace, he lived and worked on this estate until the age of 24, and within 2 years of leaving, was head gardener to Lord Cobh... read more
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Adlington Hall - Cheshire
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The extensive gardens and grounds of Adlington Hall sit comfortably between the rising hills of the Peak District and the rocky escarpment that is Alderley Edge. They have occupied this choice position for at least five hundred years and reflect that lon... read more
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Good example of early Victorian Jacobean-style mansion (1833-41) with fine plasterwork, panelling, grand staircase and chapel by Salvin. Egerton Warburton painting collection.

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Bramall Hall - Cheshire
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Distinguished black-and-white timber framed Tudor Manor House set in 66 acres of parkland. Formal beds surround the House, while a small river valley contains unspoilt lakes, beech woods and flower banks.

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Capesthorne Hall - Cheshire
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Capesthorne Hall near Macclesfield has been the family home of the Bromley Davenports since 1726.

The distinctive Jacobean style house with its Georgian Chapel and delightful gardens and lakes is set in over 100 acres of parkland.
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Stunning ornamental gardens dominated by the neo-gothic castle with extensive lakeside and woodland walks.

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Dorfold Hall - Cheshire
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Quintessentially English, Dorfold Hall is a magnificent brick and stone gabled, Jacobean house which was originally built in 1616 and is surrounded by enchanting gardens and woodland. Oozing old English charm at every corner, it makes for a breathtaking c... read more
Peover Hall - Cheshire
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A Grade 2* listed Elizabethan family house dating from 1585. Situated within some 500 acres of landscaped 18th Century parkland with formal gardens designed c. 1890 that include a series of “garden rooms” filled with clipped box, a lily pond, Romanesque l... read more
Rode Hall - Cheshire
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Built in 1705 and significantly expanded in 1752, Rode Hall is a comfortable, red brick country house bounded by a Humphrey Repton park and lake. In the early 19th century John Hope altered the interior to give a Regency feel to the entrance hall and othe... read more
Tatton Park - Cheshire
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Tatton Park is one of the North of England's most impressive historic estates and welcomes you to a variety of attractions. During your visit you can enjoy the 50 acres of Gardens, an historic Mansion, a Tudor Old Hall and a 1930s working Farm. The stunni... read more
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Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the north west of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, d... read more
Askham Hall - Cumbria
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Askham Hall consists of 13 luxurious bedrooms, a restaurant open to the public, private spa, cafe and gardens open to the public and party barn.

A luxurious home from home with a sustainable food philosophy.

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Dalemain - Cumbria
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Fine combination of medieval Tudor and early Georgian architecture, ranging from Chinese Drawing Room (original wallpaper and Chippendale furniture) to medieval hall and 16th century priests' hole.

Family home since 1679.

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Halecat - Cumbria
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Halecat House is beautifully placed at the head of an ancient wooded valley with wonderful views over Arnside and Morecambe Bay. (NB: free access for Friends is to the gardens only.)

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Grand large-scale rebuilding in Victorian Tudor style by Paley & Austin. Epitome of country house life before the Great War, with appropriate collections. Mementoes of Henry Cavendish, who discovered the properties of hydrogen.

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Medieval Pele towers, extended in 17th century with a gallery and baroque central facade, in the 18th century with a suite of 3 rooms, and in the 19th century with a tower by Salvin. The interiors span the centuries and contain a fine collection of portra... read more
Isel Hall - Cumbria
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Standing on a steep slope above the winding River Derwent and two miles from Bassenthwaite Lake, Isel Hall is a spectacular building. Its south facing terraces command glorious views to the river, which is banked with rhododendrons in the Spring. In the d... read more
Johnby Hall - Cumbria
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A sixteenth-century manor house built onto a fourteenth-century pele tower; it was bought by the Duke of Norfolk, of nearby Greystoke Castle, in 1783 and has remained in the Howard family ever since. It is now home for Henry and Anna and their young famil... read more
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17th Century house built from the stone of the original 12th Century de Boyville Castle. Extended 1875, revived in 1974 and is now being restored.

12 acres of Garden and Grounds consisting of formal terraces planted in the style of the 168... read more
Levens Hall - Cumbria
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Elizabethan house with fine paneling, plasterwork and furniture. World famous 17th Century topiary garden laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in 1694, spring and summer bedding, herbaceous borders and fountain garden. Homemade food using local produce, and ex... read more
Lowther Castle - Cumbria
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The Gardens and Castle at Lowther have lain abandoned for 70 years, and in 2011 opened to the public.

Restoration work on the castle ruins is nearly complete, and the next stage of recovery and development on the 130 acres of garden is unde... read more
Mirehouse - Cumbria
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An unpretentious, solid two-storey 17th century house with 18th and 19th century additions, Mirehouse has been sold only once, in 1688. The house is in the central Lake District and reflects the history of the area. It was connected with William Wordswort... read more
Morland House - Cumbria
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The house was originally a Tudor vicarage with an C18 front. After it was bought by the Markham family in 1871, it was much enlarged in Tudor style. It is not open to the public but is a 9 bedroom holiday home sleeping 18.

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Owned by the same family since 1208, the castle today is mainly 14th century with 19th century remodelling. Extensive collection of 16th and 17th century furniture, paintings and family portraits and memorabilia including the 'Luck of Muncaster' cup. Pion... read more
Netherby Hall - Cumbria
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Netherby Hall is centred around a 15th Century Pele Tower, the property has been developed over the centuries with later additions in the 18th and 19th Century. The Hall is built on the site of a Roman fort known as “Castra Exploratorum” and it is believe... read more
Milntown - Isle of Man
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The Christian Family lived at Milntown since at least the early 16th century and parts of the house date from that period. During the seventeenth century extensive alterations and additions were made. After this period the Christians moved to Cumberland a... read more
Astley Hall - Lancashire
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Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and ... read more
Browsholme Hall - Lancashire
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Built in 1507, the house retains its Elizabethan facade whilst the west wing was recast in Regency style by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville. Portraits include Devis and Romney, and collections include arms, armour and antiques from stone age axes to fragments of a ... read more
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A garden of 12 acres. The setting is in a valley cut of the surrounding fields over millennia by a tributary of the river Lune called Artle Beck. The sound of water is ever-present. The terraces descend from the house to the lake, and are planted with ... read more
Hoghton Tower - Lancashire
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Situated in Lancashire between Preston and Blackburn, this Elizabethan fortified hilltop Manor House, is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family. Built in 1565, the Tower has played host to many famous figures in history including William Shakespeare ... read more
Leighton Hall - Lancashire
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Mid-18th century house 'gothicised' in 1822 for Richard Gillow, of the famous furniture firm. Much early Gillow furniture is shown in the house, which was extended in the 1870s by Paley & Austin to include a high tower.

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Lytham Hall - Lancashire
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The finest Georgian house in Lancashire. Completed in 1764, on the site of an earlier Benedictine monastery and a Jacobean house, with Victorian additions. The Long Gallery survives from the Jacobean property.

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Samlesbury Hall - Lancashire
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A 14th century Manor House. Beautiful House and Grounds.

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Transformed from an old billiard room, for the third year running the Restaurant has been awarded Taste Lancashire's 'Highest Quality' award.

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Stonyhurst College - Lancashire
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16th century manor house, now home to a Catholic independent co-educational boarding and day school. Contains dormitories, library, chapels, school-rooms and historical apartments. read more
Towneley Hall - Lancashire
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Historic House, Museum and Art Gallery set within Historic park and woodlands. Large collection of 19th century oil and water colour paintings, Lancashire made furniture, period rooms, formal gardens and small craft museum.

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Knowsley Hall - Merseyside
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Home to the Earls of Derby and set in 4 square miles of secure landscaped parkland. Knowsley Hall is open to the public for only five days a year (see website fo... read more
Meols Hall - Merseyside
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An early example of architectural reclamation, Meols was rebuilt in the 1950s as an early 18th century country house, although integrating its 17th century entrance block and wing. The new works were able to profit from other demolitions: bricks from Tulk... read more
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Bosvathick House - Cornwall
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A country house that has been in the same family since 1760, Bosvathick is in quiet country but near popular holiday areas. Large bedrooms and modern bathrooms. The large house has beautiful rooms and atmosphere set in about 10 acres of garden. The websit... read more
Caerhays Castle - Cornwall
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Caerhays Castle, which is owned by the Williams family, is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast, and is equidistant from Truro and St Austell. The castle was designed by John Nash, and is set in 120 acres of... read more
Pencarrow - Cornwall
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A square, ochre stuccoed Palladian house of the 1750s built around an earlier one by Robert Allanson and tucked into the warm Cornish countryside. 19th century additions to the library and music room serve to enhance the house's important collection of fa... read more
Port Eliot - Cornwall
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Port Eliot is situated on the banks of the Tamar estuary system in Cornwall, 10 miles to the west of Plymouth, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The house is almost unimaginably old having been continually inhabited since the 5/6th century. It bec... read more
Prideaux Place - Cornwall
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Originally a Tudor house of the typical E-shape completed in 1592, altered in the 18th century, given Strawberry Hill gothic additions in the early 19th. The ornate Elizabethan plaster ceiling depicting the story of Susannah and the Elders in the Great Ch... read more
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The great granite crag which rises from the waters of Mount's Bay is surmounted by an embattled medieval castle, home of the St Aubyn family for over 300 years. ... read more
Trebah Garden - Cornwall
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Trebah is a spectacular 26 acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world.

This sub-tropical paradise is home to a uni... read more
Tregrehan House - Cornwall
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The garden was listed as nationally outstanding on the English Heritage gardens register. Although not a Botanic Garden in the strictest sense, the Carlyon family has been involved in growing exotic material and exchanging plants with other Botanic Garde... read more
Trewithen - Cornwall
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Meaning 'house of the trees', this is a neat Palladian house by Thomas Edwards of Greenwich, lived in by the same family for over 250 years. Interiors include the Dining Room by Sir Robert Taylor with rococo plasterwork, and family collections. Much of th... read more
Cadhay - Devon
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One of the most interesting Tudor manor houses in Devon, incorporating fragments from medieval priories. In the 18th century the hall was divided into two rooms, but its original chestnut roof still survives. It eventually fell into farmhouse use, but was... read more
Castle Hill - Devon
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Outstanding, beautiful, privately owned Palladian house in its Grade I park and 5,500 acre agricultural estate in North Devon.

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Eleventh century Manor house set in three acres of beautiful gardens and surrounding woodland. You can have guided tours of Chambercombe Manor or why not visit Lady Jane's garden tea room.

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The Clovelly Estate is completing a major renovation programme of the gardens adjacent to Clovelly Court. The garden is a classic example of the Victorian kitchen garden tradition. To date there has been renovation of magnificent lean-to greenhouses with ... read more
Downes - Devon
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Built in 1692 the property is Grade II* Listed and sits in rolling parkland. Originally constructed of red brick by Moses Gould, the property was faced with Beer Stone by James Buller in 1794 before undergoing extensive changes during the 19th Century. ... read more
Fursdon - Devon
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Home of the Fursdon family since the 13th century, enlarged in the 1730s and completed in 1815 with colonnaded front. Some early features retained. Good family costume collection, including 18th century garments. Set in parkland with attractive gardens. ... read more
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Owned since the early 14th century and still lived in by descendants of the Chichester family. The present house is circa 1840 by Philip C Hardwick . Grand reception and family rooms with views over the Taw valley ; central staircase Hall and Gothic great... read more
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Hartland Abbey is a fascinating house. Built across a narrow,wooded valley leading to an Atlantic cove a mile away, Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to The Keeper of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants live here today. Not only can visitors experience the stunn... read more
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Late 18th century house set in its own parkland, with a neatly rendered austere exterior that belies a warm, comfortable interior with Georgian elegance overlaid... read more
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Set in a large deer park, this fortified mansion was built by the Courtenays between 1390-1490. Severely damaged in the Civil War, the house was restored by a rebuilding programme which ran through to the 19th century. It now houses Georgian interior, hou... read more
Sand - Devon
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An elegant Elizabethan manor rebuilt in the 1590s by the Huyshe family and then carefully restored and extended in the early 20th century by Roland Huyshe with help from the architect, E H Harbottle. The new work is pure Tudor and virtually indistinguisha... read more
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Few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history as Tiverton Castle. Originally built in 1106, and rebuilt and modernised down the ages, all periods of architecture from medieval to modern can be seen. The medieval gatehouse now houses a fine Civi... read more
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A four-square, 18th century house by Robert Adam, on an ancient site, with facades recast in castellated neo-Norman style a century later. The seat of Lord Clifford of the CABAL, Charles II's great minister - whose pioneering collection of Dutch paintings... read more
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Begun in 1765 and developed ever since, now a 20-acre woodland garden in coastal valley with own microclimate. Famous for its camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and hydrangeas and tender species.

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One of the outstanding manor houses in England. The late medieval great hall with tall oriel window is uniquely fine amidst the harmonious Tudor additions with their Ham stone mullions and heraldic carved beasts.

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Deans Court - Dorset
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Thought originally to have been built in the C8th for the Abbess of Wimborne, the house became the Deanery to Wimborne Minster in the mid-C10th, and a family home in the mid-C16th. The fine redbrick structure was built in 1725, around the Saxon hall, wit... read more
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Charming blend of Tudor and Georgian architecture with interesting contents. Organic walled garden, 6 acre garden with unusual trees and spring bulbs. 12th century church nearby.

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Forde Abbey - Dorset
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Enjoy Forde Abbey's award winning 30 acre informal garden where there is always something of beauty and interest to see; from carpets of springtime bulbs, through vibrant summer borders to the wonderful colours of the arboretum in autumn. Even in winter, ... read more
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Highcliffe Castle is a Grade I listed building which was built between 1831 and 1835 by Lord Stuart de Rothesay. It has been described as "the most important remaining example of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture."

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Set in the very heart of Dorset, Lulworth Castle stands a few miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It was built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge and became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Thomas Howard, 3rd Lord Bindon... read more
Mapperton - Dorset
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Set in a deep Dorset valley and dominated by the Jacobean manor, the gardens run down on four levels; at the top a wide lawn leads to an Italianate 1920s topiary garden with a classical orangery; on the next level, tanks flanked by cut yew give views to t... read more
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The gardens lie in valley landscaped in the 18th century and have been owned by the same family for 350 years. A mile of walks reveals an exceptional collection of rhododendrons and shrubs (magnolias, davidas and acers), and an 18th century water garden w... read more
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Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been home of the Digby family since 1617. Set in 40 acres of glorious 'Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and grounds around his 50 acre lake, the Castle contains a splendid collection of art, fu... read more
Smedmore House - Dorset
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A stunning, privately owned, 18th Century Country House on the Jurassic Coast.

Surrounded by countryside and sea views as far as the eye can see, Smedmore House offers a level of tranquillity and privacy that is hard to find elsewhere. read more
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A Georgian house overlooking an ancient deer park with the parish church of St Barnabas in the garden. The grounds and principal rooms of the house are open to the public for 28 days a year.

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Wolfeton House - Dorset
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Fine medieval and Elizabethan manor house lying in water-meadows - much embellished in 1560 with splendid plasterwork and panelling. The medieval gatehouse has two unmatched and older towers. There is also a Chapel and Cyder House.

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Ablington Manor - Gloucestershire
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Acton Court - Gloucestershire
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Acton Court is said to be the most 'original' Tudor house in England. The major part of what remains of the standing building is the East Wing. It was constructed in just nine months by the owner, Nicholas Poyntz, to accommodate a visit by Henry VIII and ... read more
Berkeley Castle - Gloucestershire
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Home to the Berkeley family for eight and a half centuries, it is probably England's oldest lived-in castle. A majestic structure by the Severn estuary, its Norman shell keep 'slighted' in the Civil War, it has many fine medieval rooms, including a Great ... read more
Chavenage House - Gloucestershire
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16th century, grey Cotswold stone manor house with many Civil War associations including the tapestry-lined rooms stayed in by Cromwell and his second-in-command, General Ireton, in 1648. The house was added to at the turn of the last century and features... read more
Cirencester Park - Gloucestershire
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The 3,000-acre woodland and pasture park is open all year, with a perimeter hedge (claimed to be the largest in the world) planted in the 1720s. Stephen Switzer may have advised on the original plan, and Alexander Pope invested money in the planting, but... read more
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The Chantry, a beautiful 18th century Grade II* listed Queen Anne Style House, set in approximately one acre of attractive gardens, was the the former home of Dr Edward Jenner, the pioneer of vaccination and 'father of immunology'.

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Hardwicke Court - Gloucestershire
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Late Georgian house designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built 1816-17. A pleasant sequence of reception rooms includes Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Library and Dining Room.

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Kelmscott Manor - Gloucestershire
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Archetypal gabled Cotswold manor house of 1570 with taller block added in the 17th century. Famous as the country house of the artist, designer and writer William Morris from 1871 to his death in 1896. Here is an interesting and important collection of th... read more
Kiftsgate Court Gardens - Gloucestershire
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Magnificently situated garden on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment with views towards the Malvern Hills. Many unusual shrubs and plants including tree peonies, abutilons, specie and old-fashioned roses.

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Misarden Park Gardens - Gloucestershire
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The gardens set off the elegant 17th century manor house and owe part of their distinction to topiary designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Shrubs, herbaceous borders, specimen trees and a walled garden all overlooking Golden Valley; new summerhouse and rill. <... read more
Owlpen Manor - Gloucestershire
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Owlpen has long been recognised as one of England's most romantic early manor houses. The Tudor manor (1450-1616) stands with its early formal garden of magnificent yews at the centre of a clutch of medieval landmark buildings. read more
Painswick Rococo Garden - Gloucestershire
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Unique 18th century garden restoration situated in a hidden 6 acre Cotswold combe. Charming contemporary buildings are juxtaposed with winding woodland walks and formal vistas. Famous for its early spring show of snowdrops. Anniversary maze.
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Rodmarton Manor - Gloucestershire
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Rodmarton Manor, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, was one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen. Ernest Barnsley and the C... read more
Sezincote - Gloucestershire
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The house, garden and orangery form an exotic Indian fantasy with Hindu and Muslim architecture. Charles Cockerell of the East India Company commissioned his brother to build the house with advice from Humphrey Repton and the painter Thomas Daniell in the... read more
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'As perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see' (Fodor's Great Britian 1998 guidebook). Stanway's beautiful architecture, furniture, parkland and village are now complemented by the restored 18th century water garden and the magn... read more
Stowell Park - Gloucestershire
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Stowell Park is the home of Lord and Lady Vestey and has one of the most outstanding gardens of the Cotswolds with breathtaking views of the Coln Valley. The gar... read more
Sudeley Castle - Gloucestershire
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With royal and historical connections that stretch back over a thousand years, Sudeley Castle & Gardens has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past. The castle was a base for Richard III during the Wars of the Ro... read more
Upper Slaughter Manor - Gloucestershire
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An Elizabethan Manor House with a Jacobean porch and a late 14th to early 15th century two-vaulted crypt. The gardens include a rose garden with a reconstructed 18th century folly, a lake and a children’s nature trail.

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Westonbirt House & Gardens - Gloucestershire
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Westonbirt is a supreme example of Victorian architecture. Built by RS Holford between 1862-1875 to house his art and literature, the house is the birthplace of the Arboretum. Come and visit our formal and pleasure grounds, including the Walled Italianate... read more
Whittington Court - Gloucestershire
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Unfortified, stone-built Elizabethan manor house on an older moated site, probably begun by Richard Cotton, who died in 1556. The good Elizabethan interiors contain two carved overmantels from Sevenhampton Manor - one showing the arms of Lawrence and Wash... read more
Woodchester Mansion - Gloucestershire
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Woodchester Mansion is a Grade I listed house built in the Victorian Gothic style. It is unfinished, so offers visitors a rare opportunity to see how a building of this period was constructed.

Construction started in the mid-1850s and work... read more
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Tudor E-plan house built in 1580 for Sir George Sydenham with earlier defensive gatehouse, and rebuilt following the Restoration in 1660, by which time it had al... read more
Crowcombe Court - Somerset
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Crowcombe Court was built as a statement of wealth and a house in which to entertain by Thomas Carew. Completed in 1739 by Nathaniel Ireson, who also built Stourhead and Ven House, the style is described as Regional English Baroque and sits between the Qu... read more
Fairfield - Somerset
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Elizabethan and Medieval house lived in by the same family (Acland-Hoods and their ancestors) for over 800 years. Woodland garden. Views of Quantocks and the se... read more
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The formal gardens, which feature terraces, rills and an orangery, are the supreme example of the Lutyens/Jekyll partnership. The newly restored landscape garden, designed by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde in 1750, contains 40 acres of Georgian pleasure groun... read more
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Grade II terraced gardens dating from 1900 and overlooking the city of Wells and Vale of Avalon. A separate early 19th century arboretum and orchard, known as The Combe, contrast pleasantly with the formal gardens.

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The Royal Crescent was built to the designs of John Wood the Younger between 1767 and 1774. It is justly considered one of the finest achievements of urban 18th ... read more
Orchard Wyndham - Somerset
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Orchard Wyndham is an ancient and rambling family home set in formal gardens and parkland containing considerable woodlands. The house, which has been much alte... read more
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Peaceful 5-acre plantsman's 'Millennium' garden adjoining Malmesbury Abbey, the hugely historic site includes 2,000 different roses, 2,000 herbs centred in medieval herb garden and 2,000 other plant species, double herbaceous borders, wooded and river wal... read more
Bowood House - Wiltshire
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Family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Robert Adam's Diocletian wing of a once larger house includes a magnificent orangery, library, chapel, sculpture gallery (with famous Lansdowne Marble) and the laboratory where Joseph Priestley disc... read more
Corsham Court - Wiltshire
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A Elizabethan house of 1582 bought by Paul Methuen in the mid-18th century to house his major collection of 16th and 17th century Italian and Flemish master paintings and statuary. In the mid-19th century the house was enlarged to contain a second collect... read more
Great Chalfield - Wiltshire
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Great Chalfield is a delightful fifteenth century manor with adjoining parish church. It was restored 1905-1911 by Robert Fuller who gave it to the National Tru... read more
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A treasure garden beside the Avon, designed by Harold Peto in Edwardian and Tudor styles - terraced garden with clipped yew and Chilmark stonework; but Peto's Edwardian style gives way to luxuriant planting; walled garden with tunnels of apple trees and p... read more
Longleat House - Wiltshire
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Longleat House is set within 900 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and is widely regarded as one of the bes... read more
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Lydiard House & Park is the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke. The Palladian house contains original family furnishings and portraits, exceptional plasterwork and rare 17th century painted window. The Georgian walled garden has beautiful sea... read more
Newhouse - Wiltshire
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A curious triangular building using 2-inch thick bricks, erected by the same family which built Longford Castle, also triangular. Begun in 1609 as a hunting lodge, it points outwards like a figure 'Y' and has 18th century extensions added to the 'Y' wings... read more
Overtown House - Wiltshire
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A Grade II listed house, built in separate stages during the seventeenth century, this traditional family home has many features of the period, including a close... read more
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Outstanding Edwardian garden: Italianate with colonnades, terraces, cloisters, an open-fronted casita, statues and ponds above river. Harold Peto lived here from 1899 until his death in 1933; skilful planting in William Robinson style combines with countr... read more
Wilton House - Wiltshire
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The chief architectural features are the magnificent 17th century state apartments (including the famous Single and Double Cube rooms) and the 19th century cloisters.

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Dorney Court - Berkshire
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Built 1440, atmospheric Tudor manor house - rambling, many gabled in pink brick and oak framing. Atmospheric interiors with oak panelling, hung with portraits of the family's 400-year tenure (one - Barbara Palmer, Countess of Castlemaine - was courted her... read more
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A 1930s woodland garden and 19th century formal gardens surround the historic house; with deer park, water garden and other small special gardens.

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Highclere Castle - Berkshire
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Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform the original Georgian house into this soaring pinnacled mansion. Today the 8th Earl and Countess take a keen interest i... read more
Shaw House - Berkshire
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Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building was home to successive Dol... read more
Taplow Court - Berkshire
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The earlier, neo-Norman hall built in the 18th century was remodelled in the mid-19th century by William Burn. The house holds temporary exhibitions. The gardens... read more
Chenies Manor House - Buckinghamshire
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15th and 16th century brick manor house with fortified tower and stepped gables. Originally the home of the Russell family, then Earls of Bedford, and visited by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. There is a well, medieval undercroft and later hiding place, cont... read more
Claydon Gardens - Buckinghamshire
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Beautiful, tranquil, classic English country house gardens and buzzing artisan courtyard. A hidden Buckinghamshire gem with newly renovated tea room, events room ‘The Stables’, and resident fine artist, florist, sculptor, potter, picture framers and galle... read more
Nether Winchendon House - Buckinghamshire
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Nether Winchendon House is a unique Strawberry Hill Gothick medieval manor house situated in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Chilterns.

It has passed by family descent for over 450 years and remains a family home to this day.
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Stowe House - Buckinghamshire
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In the 18th century, the powerful Temple-Grenville family chose to create an idyllic landscape filled with temples. Amidst these enchanting gardens, they built the most lavish temple of all, Stowe House, famous during its 18th-century heyday as an importa... read more
Waddesdon Manor Gardens - Buckinghamshire
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Created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild by the French landscape designer, Elie Laine, this is one of the finest Victorian gardens, famous for its landscape of specimen trees, parterre, displays of seasonal bulbs and bedding plants. The scale, elegance a... read more
Farley Farm House - East Sussex
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Early 18th century farmhouse set in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Weald, with views over the South Downs in a one hectare garden which contains many m... read more
Firle Place - East Sussex
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Mellow and unassuming 18th century house rebuilt around an early Tudor core belies the richness of its contents; old master paintings by Van Dyck, Rubens and de Koninck, with English portraits by Reynolds, Zoffany, Gainsborough and Lawrence. English and F... read more
Glynde Place - East Sussex
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Built in 1569 of local Sussex flint with Caen stone dressings around a courtyard, the house is a good example of an Elizabethan manor for an estate that has been in the same family since the 12th century. 17th and 18th century portraits, and an Italian ol... read more
Great Dixter - East Sussex
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Built c.1450 and one of the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country. Restored and extended in 1910 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. A hall house dating from around 1500 was also added. Having been originally located at nearby Benendon, it was dismantled... read more
Michelham Priory - East Sussex
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Founded as an Augustinian priory in 1229. At the dissolution of the monasteries the church was demolished. Transformed into a Tudor gentleman's residence and later a farmhouse, the building was restored in the early part of the 20th century. Set on a moat... read more
Pashley Manor Gardens - East Sussex
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Visit Pashley Manor Gardens, on the border of Sussex and Kent, to see Romantic English landscaping and artistic planting framed by fine old trees, fountains and ponds, with the unusual Tudor/Georgian manor house, which is a private family home not open to... read more
Avington Park - Hampshire
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Restoration house of brick with giant Doric portico by John James (who assisted Wren to build Greenwich Hospital) for George Brydges, who died in the lake rescuing his pet dog. Sumptous painted interiors and further elaborations by the 18th century Duke o... read more
Beaulieu - Hampshire
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Palace House has been home to Lord Montagu's family since 1538 when it was converted from the great gatehouse of the Cistercian abbey founded in 1204, and further enlarged in the 19th century - keeping most of its monastic features, including the graceful... read more
Breamore House - Hampshire
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Gabled Elizabethan manor house of deep red brick with interiors rebuilt in 1856. Fine collection of paintings and furniture, including 14 paintings looted from Philip IV of Spain. Collection also includes museum of rural life showing self-sufficient villa... read more
Cadland House - Hampshire
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Originally monastic lands, Cadland Estate has changed hands only a few times in its temporal history. The Estate originally stretched from Hythe pier southwards down to the Solent shore but suffered two major sales, the first in 1895 and the second in 19... read more
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Elizabethan manor house which has been in the Knight family for over 400 years and once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward, who was adopted by childless K... read more
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Houghton Lodge is a Grade II* Historic House, stunningly situated on a hilltop, overlooking an open and gently curving stretch of the River Test with its swans and water meadows.

Built sometime before 1799 and probably intended as a fishin... read more
Penton Lodge - Hampshire
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Penton Lodge is a Grade II listed country house, painted ceilings and decorative fireplaces throughout. There are several acres of garden including wheelchair ac... read more
Stratfield Saye - Hampshire
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Given to the Duke of Wellington by a grateful nation after the Battle of Waterloo in 1817. A classic English country house, the core of which dates from 1630 with Dutch-style gables. Filled with memorabilia of the Great Duke and his adversary, Napoleon, a... read more
Farringford - Isle of Wight
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Farringford was the much loved home of Poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, for 40 years from 1833. The main house dates from 1806 with gothic embellishments and... read more
Nunwell House - Isle of Wight
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The picturesque house has been a family home since 1522 and is of great historic and architectural interest. It was here that Sir John Oglander, was host to Char... read more
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A neo-classical brick country house by Samuel Wyatt, faced in pale mathematical tiles with Coade stone dressings. The lig... read more
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Grade 1 listed Queen Anne Manor House with Tudor origins located in a 20 acre wooded park with lake. Historic stable block and kitchen garden - now a demonstration fruit orchard.
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The fantasy of two romantics, Henry Streatfield in the 1800s and Denys Eyre Bower in the 1950s. The stone castle, formerly a brick carolean house, is both gothic and picturesque. Designed by William Atkinson, the Henry Kendall and finally Bower who introd... read more
Cobham Hall - Kent
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Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red brick mansion in Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean & 18th century styles. The gardens landscaped for the 4th Earl are gradually being restored by the Cobham Hall Heritage Trust. Visitors to the house should... read more
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Landscaped gardens provide backdrop to Victorian brick mansion. 10-acre garden including woodland garden (azaleas and rhododendrons), a large Edwardian rock garden with pools, formal sunken garden and a recently completed flint and brick folly. Lawns, c... read more
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Jacobean house incorporating a medieval hall, Tudor staircase and later additional carvings, furniture, porcelain and contrasting decoration, reflect its fascinating history. Set in 12 acres of wonderful gardens and surrounded by tranquil parkland, the h... read more
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Formal terraced gardens, with recently planted 'Millennium' parterre, surround the house which Jane Austen frequently visited, and overlook 18th century parkland. Three walled gardens with mixed borders redesigned since 1960 give long vistas. Arboretum ... read more
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Winners of Garden of the Year 2014 by South & South East in Bloom, in the Heritage Parks & Gardens category.

Beautifully evocative 13th century double-moated castle containing a comfortable Tudor manor house built by the Bole... read more
Hole Park - Kent
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14-acre gardens in the fine parkland. Topiary and walled gardens are the backdrop for varied planting, pools and statuary. Excellent bluebell woods and, later, autumn colour.

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Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years. With 500 acr... read more
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Charming Grade 1 Georgian house built by Thomas and Mary Marchant in 1728 with a rear wing partly C19th and partly C20th. The character of Matfield is of one of those formed by late Stuart and early Georgian houses, the homes of village magnates, well-to-... read more
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Edwardian layout of the 1912 gardens restored in the 1950s. Woodland, orchards and Thames estuary views; large rock garden is the outstanding feature with pools, Japanese stone lanterns and bridge. Rose terraces, topiary, trees, vineyard and a young arbor... read more
Provender - Kent
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Provender was built in 1342 as a medieval hall house for Lucas de Vienne, the Chief Archer to the Black Prince. Only a few of the 14th century rooms remain including the solar or Crown Post Room, with its fine crown posts. A second hall house was connecte... read more
Quex House - Kent
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Fine Regency country house with beautiful gardens set in the heart of an historic estate.

World-class museum with important collections from Africa, Asia and the Far East. Restaurant, gift shop, parking and disabled access.

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Unique town house, stayed in by Charles II on eve of the Restoration. The Satis House of Dickens' Great Expectations. Fine collection of English furniture and pictures (Mytens, Lely, Kneller, Dahl, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Constable, etc) Unique productive... read more
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens are a magnificent treasure in the heart of Kent. Located in Sevenoaks in the Weald of Kent, these beautiful gardens are in easy reach of central London, the north & south Kent Coasts, Surrey, Essex, East Sussex & West S... read more
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Westenhanger is the site of a 14th century fortification with ruins, a reconstructed house, mediaeval barns and a large stone dovecote. There are 14 acres of meadows surrounding the lawned keep and a dry moat. The house is Grade I listed and the rest is a... read more
Ardington House - Oxfordshire
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Built in 1720, a fine early Georgian, symmetrical brick manor house. Hall with imperial staircase and panelled Dining Room. Tastefully restored by the Baring family and hung with their own family portraits.

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Blenheim Palace - Oxfordshire
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Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. A true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace delivers an awe-inspiring experience for visitors. Discover the beauty of... read more
Broughton Castle - Oxfordshire
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Moated medieval manor house of 14th century, enlarged in the 16th, and home of the Fiennes family, Lords Saye and Sele. Many medieval rooms survive, including the chapel and a whole suite of remarkably intact Elizabethan interiors. James I slept in the Ki... read more
Cote Manor House - Oxfordshire
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An Elizabethan manor house with parts dating back to the 13th century, set in 7 acres of gardens including a moat, a lake, a formal garden, woodland garden, knot garden and secret garden. read more
Hook Norton Brewery - Oxfordshire
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Brewing since 1849, Hook Norton Brewery is a proudly independent family owned, fifth generation brewery based in the heart of the Cotswold Hills that takes the very best of it’s handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approac... read more
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Beautiful 1660s manor house remodelled in early 1700s in red brick with stone facings. Cantilevered staircase and finely proportioned panelled rooms.

Features: Set in mature parkland and gardens, largely created by Miss Marlie Raphael betwe... read more
Stonor Park - Oxfordshire
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Set deep in the Chilterns in a hilly deer park with mature beeches, the house of the Stonor family since 1150, with the continually used 14th century Catholic ch... read more
Yarnton Manor - Oxfordshire
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Built by Sir Thomas Spencer in 1611, Yarnton Manor is a Grade II* listed manor house that has benefited from a significant and sympathetic restoration in 1895. Notable features include the grand entrance hall and half-length Long Gallery, both wood-panell... read more
Loseley Park - Surrey
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Built in the reign of Elizabeth I, Loseley Park stands in ancient Surrey parkland with far reaching views across the North Downs. Still the home of the More-Molyneux family, it is remarkably unchanged since 1562 when Sir William More laid the first stone... read more
Painshill Park - Surrey
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Painshill Park is one of the 18th century’s great landscape parks. Here history, art, and landscape design come together spectacularly to offer visitors of all ages an enlightening, breath-taking and tranquil day out.

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Titsey Place - Surrey
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Titsey is one of the largest surviving historic estates in Surrey. It dates back to the mid-sixteenth century, though the first impression now is of a comfortable early-nineteenth century house in a picturesque park, under the North Downs which hereabout ... read more
Vann - Surrey
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Family Home to the Caröes since 1907. Historic Listed Grade II* House dating from 1542 with extensions and/or additions every century, the last by W.D. Caröe in the Arts and Crafts manner - architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners from 1880 until his... read more
Arundel Castle - West Sussex
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The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. I... read more
Borde Hill Garden - West Sussex
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This heritage Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, created from specimens accumulated by the great Victorian plant collectors and tended with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. Borde Hill combines outstandin... read more
Cowdray Ruins - West Sussex
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Cowdray is one of Southern England's most important early Tudor courtiers' houses, visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Partially destroyed by fire in 1793, its ruins are set in the stunning landscaped grounds of Cowdray Park. Accessible agai... read more
Goodwood House - West Sussex
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Goodwood House, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, is open to the public for 60 days a year. The Regency State Apartments house some astonishing treasures including celebrated paintings by horse artist George Stubbs and Canaletto's stunnin... read more
High Beeches Gardens - West Sussex
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20th century gardens designed by the Loder family following the principles of William Robinson. With naturalistic woodland planting begun in 1906, the 25-acre gardens are full of acid-loving rare plants, with woodland vistas created by ponds and open clea... read more
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A traditional stone E-shaped Elizabethan mansion, built in 1557 with an impressive aspect and towering mullioned and transomed windows in the Great Hall. An excellent collection of portraits of English Tudor and Stuart monarchs and their courts, plus some... read more
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Magnificent timber-framed monastic inn, founded by Bishop Waynflete of Winchester in 1470 for pilgrims journeying to Canterbury. Fine panelled rooms including the unique 16th century trompe l'oeil 'Painted Room'. The Library contains an important collecti... read more
Stansted Park - West Sussex
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One of the most elegant country houses in the south, set in extraordinary landscaped parkland setting and fronting onto the largest beech avenue in England, cut in the 17th century. Fine collection of furniture and pictures, including portraits by Reynol... read more
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The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum is home to over 50 historic buildings which have been rescued from destruction and rebuilt in a beautiful 45-acre settin... read more
West Dean Gardens - West Sussex
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Visit West Dean Gardens and escape to a beautifully rejuvenated historic garden rich in creative and social heritage. Explore a wide range of features on a gentle walk around the extensive grounds, or venture further to the unique arboretum. Features incl... read more
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Eastnor Castle - Herefordshire
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Eastnor is a dramatic fairytale castle situated in a 5000 acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is surrounded by a lake, deer park and arboretum, with magnificent views of the rolling Herefordshire coun... read more
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Hampton Court Castle is a fortified manor house recently opened to the public who can view the elaborate gardens and home and make use of the award-winning The Orangery Cafe and on-site gift shop. The building was established in 1434, but was renovated i... read more
Hergest Croft Gardens - Herefordshire
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100-year old gardens on the Welsh Marches looking to the Black Mountains. Created by three generations of the Banks family, 50 acres contain 4,000 rare shrubs and trees, including azaleas, birch and maples: woodland garden with outstanding collection of H... read more
Sufton Court - Herefordshire
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Small Palladian mansion built in 1788 by James Wyatt for James Hereford, of the family that has lived in Mordiford since 1140. Interiors also by Wyatt, the finest being the Music Room (now Drawing Room).

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Wilton Castle - Herefordshire
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First mentioned in 1188, Wilton Castle was one of the Marches Castles that guarded the Welsh border. Nestling on the banks of the beautiful River Wye, this ancie... read more
Hatton Grange - Shropshire
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Hatton Grange was built in 1764 for Plowden Slaney by the Shrewsbury Architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, who is most famous for designing the first iron bridge in the world. Hatton is one of his most complete existing works and is a good example of a pro... read more
Hodnet Hall Gardens - Shropshire
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In the 1920s Brigadier Heber-Percy decided to flood the valley below the house, digging out ornamental pools, and for 40 years planting the pool margins and slopes with azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias helped by the distinguished botanist, EA Bowles. ... read more
Longner Hall - Shropshire
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Designed in 1803 by John Nash, the Tudor gothic-style house is set in a park landscaped by Humphrey Repton. The interiors of the principal rooms are adorned with plaster fan vaulting and stained glass.

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Loton Park - Shropshire
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Loton Park, set in 400 acres of grounds and beautiful gardens, is situated in the unspoilt Welsh border country, with stunning views across to Long Mountain and the Welshpool range of hills. The original house dates from the 14th Century and is mentioned ... read more
Shipton Hall - Shropshire
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Grouped with Saxon church, Georgian stables and old walled garden, this is an exquisite Elizabethan manor house with rococo interiors added by Thomas Pritchard, the builder of the famous Iron Bridge.

Shipton Hall was built around 1587 by Ri... read more
Upton Cressett Hall - Shropshire
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Sixteenth century moated Elizabethan manor with turreted gatehouse set in remote and beautiful Shropshire countryside near market towns of Bridgnorth. Located ne... read more
Walcot Hall - Shropshire
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Walcot Hall overlooks the village of Lydbury North in South Shropshire. The house is home to the Parish family, who have lived here for almost half a century, but offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience what it might be like to live on a country ... read more
Weston Park - Shropshire
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Set within 1,000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland, there is an endless choice of attractions for everyone at Weston Park. Whether you are looking for a fun family day out to let the children run wild in the Woodland Adventure Playground or to leisurely ... read more
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The Garden is said to be in a classical English Arts and Crafts style. It consists of a series of linked garden “rooms” filled with modern plantings. The rooms are linked by almost exclusive use of perennials, but there are also recurring themes of oak be... read more
Chillington Hall - Staffordshire
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Home of the Giffards since 1178, the present hall is a red brick, stone porticoed Palladian mansion by Smith of Warwick containing original Baroque rooms and a magnificent central salon by Sir John Soane. Portraits include two generations by Batoni.
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The Heath House - Staffordshire
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The house is early Tudor-Gothic (1840) situated in 125 acres of parkland, and 60 acres of woodland. We have four main reception rooms and overnight accommodation for up to 10 at present.
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Whitmore Hall - Staffordshire
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In the same family for over 900 years, descendants of the Normans, the house is a fine example of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It is built of warm brick, with pediment and a later, 19th century porch. One of the outstanding features of Whitmore... read more
Arbury Hall - Warwickshire
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Arbury Hall, standing in the midst of rolling lawns, surrounded by many acres of beautiful parkland, seven miles from the centre of England has been the home of the Newdegate family since the 16th century.

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Compton Verney - Warwickshire
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Compton Verney is an award winning art gallery in Warwickshire. It offers a unique opportunity to view art in the setting of a Grade 1 listed Robert Adam mansion... read more
Coughton Court - Warwickshire
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15th century home of the Throckmortons. Elaborate stone gatehouse (1510-20) with 2-storey oriel window, in which the wives of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Treason Plot waited for the outcome, is now set amongst buildings adapted or extended 1690-1835... read more
Ilmington Manor - Warwickshire
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Ilmington Manor is a rambling Elizabethan Cotswold stone manor house, built 1590-1600 for Sir Thomas Andrew.

The Andrew family seem to be of grea... read more
Ragley Hall - Warwickshire
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Designed by Robert Hooke in 1680, one of the earliest of England's great Palladian houses, with a massive portico added by Wyatt in 1780. The elaborately plastered Great Hall by James Gibb in 1750 is one of the finest Baroque interiors. Good French and En... read more
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Winterbourne is an Edwardian Arts & Crafts property, restored to its former splendour. One of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian arts and crafts villa garden, there are seven acres to explore and enjoy. Inside the house, exhibition rooms brin... read more
Hagley Hall - Worcestershire
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Noble Palladian house with corner pavilions completed in 1760 to the designs of Sanderson Miller. Italian plasterwork by Vassalli and Rococo decoration with furnishings by Chippendale. Collection includes Grand Tour items, including marble classical busts... read more
Harvington Hall - Worcestershire
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This moated medieval and Elizabethan manor is owned by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It has secret priests' hiding places and rare wall paintings.

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Little Malvern Court - Worcestershire
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This is the Prior's Hall with its associated rooms and monks' cells of the former Benedictine monastery of c. 1480, whose church survives alongside. Outstanding medieval hall roof and collections of vestments, embroideries and paintings.

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Perrycroft - Worcestershire
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House designed by CFA Voysey and built for JW Wilson in 1895. Unusually well preserved Arts and Crafts house in a spectacular hillside setting.

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Spetchley Park Gardens - Worcestershire
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A plantsman's paradise with over 30 acres of gardens featuring many rare trees, shrubs and plants. In the Berkeley family since 1605, the garden was extended in the early 20th century by Rose Berkeley and her sister, the great Edwardian gardener, Miss Ell... read more
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Allerton Castle - Yorkshire
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The Grade I listing marks Allerton Castle as a structure of outstanding architectural and historical importance. One of the grandest surviving Gothic revival country houses. Allerton Castle is the home of the Gerald Arthur Rolph Foundation for Historic Pr... read more
Austwick Hall - Yorkshire
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A Yorkshire Dales Manor House, originally built as a fortified tower, set in 13 acres of formal gardens and woodland.

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Bolton Castle - Yorkshire
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A palatial manor house and fortress completed in 1399 and with a wealth of history. Its strong walls and small windows give a clear picture of the way castles were inhabited in the middle ages. Home of the Scrope family and the place of imprisonment of Ma... read more
Bramham Park - Yorkshire
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Important garden survives as created in the style of Le Notre with ornamental canals, cascades and tall beech hedges. Grand vistas extend to temples and an obelisk in woodland. 'Pleasure Grounds' half a mile from the house.

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Brockfield Hall - Yorkshire
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A fine Georgian house, built for Benjamin Agar by Peter Atkinson whose father was a partner of John Carr of York. Work at Brockfield started in 1799 and was completed in 1807. The most dramatic features of the house are the entrance hall with its stone ... read more
Broughton Hall - Yorkshire
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Georgian Palladian in style, the Grade 1 listed Broughton Hall dates back to 1597 with the two wings either side added in 1810. It has been the seat of the Tempest Baronets for 900 years and currently belongs to the 31st generation of the Tempest family. ... read more
Burton Agnes Hall - Yorkshire
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In 1601-1610, it was one of the last major houses built by the celebrated Elizabethan architect, Sir Robert Smythson. Symmetrical in red brick with stone dressings, but with later sashes, the interiors similarly combine Elizabethan work with 18th century ... read more
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Large Elizabethan brick-built house with projecting wings, 18th century Stable Block and Orangery. Outstanding interiors filled with fine furniture, paintings and sculpture include Great Hall, Long Gallery, classically inspired Dining Room, Chippendale fu... read more
Castle Howard - Yorkshire
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This virtual palace was the first great work of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh in 1699 for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle. Arguably the finest Baroque stately home in Britain, with a spectacular Great Hall under the painted and gilded dome 80 feet ... read more
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Delightful terraced woodland garden of lilies, ferns, roses and wild flowers. Stream, bog garden and rockery. Impressive spring display of daffodils, aconites and snowdrops.

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Duncombe Park - Yorkshire
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Early Georgian mansion dating from 1713 (with later wings) by the gentleman amateur architect and friend of Vanbrugh, William Wakefield. Restored as a family home from 1985 by Lord and Lady Feversham and now displaying their collection of British and cont... read more
Fairfax House - Yorkshire
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Restored as one of the finest Georgian townhouses in England, with exceptional collections of Georgian furniture, late 17th century and early 18th century clocks, and Noel Terry collection of paintings and porcelain. Joseph Cortese Stucco work. Restored 1... read more
Grays Court - Yorkshire
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Grays Court is one of the oldest continuously occupied houses in the country and is listed at grade I as a building of special architectural and historic interest. The building is located in the minster precinct, a conservation area within the candidate ... read more
Harewood House - Yorkshire
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Harewood House, built in the 1760s by Edwin Lascelles is renowned for its magnificent Robert Adam interiors, superb Thomas Chippendale furniture and world class ... read more
Hovingham Hall - Yorkshire
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This Palladian family home in its beautiful parkland setting was designed and built by Thomas Worsley. It is still lived in by his descendants and was the childh... read more
Kiplin Hall - Yorkshire
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A unique gem of Jacobean architecture, with steep gables and towers in the centre of each side of its rectangle topped with octagonal ogival domes. Built of brick and reminiscent of Hatfield, although on a smaller scale. George Calvert, the builder, was S... read more
Markenfield Hall - Yorkshire
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Three miles south of Ripon, tucked privately away down a mile-long winding drive, stands one of the most astonishing and romantic of Yorkshire's medieval houses. Built defensively in 1310 by Edward II's Chancellor of the Exchequer John de Markenfield, it ... read more
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Georgian town house with walled plantsman's garden which won first prize in the RHS competition. An RHS recommended garden.

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The home of Richard and Lucinda Compton, Newby Hall is one of England's renowned Adam houses. In the 1760s William Weddell, an ancestor of the Comptons, acquired a magnificent collection of ancient Roman sculpture and Gobelins tapestries. He commissioned ... read more
Norton Conyers - Yorkshire
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A late medieval manor house with Stuart and Georgian additions. Owned by the Graham family since 1624 (except between 1862 and 1882). 367 years of occupation by the same family have given it a notably friendly atmosphere, which many visitors have remark... read more
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Parcevall Hall Gardens is situated at the head of a valley, in a tranquil and picturesque setting steeped in history. The gardens were created out of wild moorland terrain from 1927 onwards by Sir William Milner (1893-1960). A farsighted architect, hortic... read more
Plumpton Rocks - Yorkshire
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Grade II* listed landscape garden extending to over 30 acres including an idyllic lake, dramatic Milltone Grit rock formations, romantic woodland walks winding through bluebells and rhododendrons. Declared by English Heritage to be of outstanding interest... read more
Ripley Castle - Yorkshire
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Family home of the Ingilbys for 28 generations. Medieval gatehouse, Treasurer Ingilby's tower of 1555 and the main apartments rebuilt in the 1780s. In the tower is the highly evocative Knight's Room with boarded wainscot and priests' hole. Estate village ... read more
Scampston Hall - Yorkshire
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Owned by the same family since 17th century, it was given fine Regency interiors in the early 19th century by the architect, Thomas Leverton. Important pictures by Gainsborough, Marlow, Scott and Wilson.

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Uniquely situated on a dramatic cliff-top position, forming the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast, Sewerby Hall and Gardens enjoys spectacular views over... read more
Sion Hill Hall - Yorkshire
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An Arts and Crafts period hall of outstanding neo-Georgian architectural detail, designed in 1912 by the renowned architect Walter H. Brierley, "the Lutyens of the North", receiving an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects as being of "outs... read more
Sledmere House - Yorkshire
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Tall, noble, pale stone mansion designed and built by Sir Christopher Sykes, commenced in 1751. In dramatic neo-classical style, with interiors sumptuously plastered by Joseph Rose and containing fine furniture and pictures. An imperial staircase rises to... read more
St Nicholas - Yorkshire
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Founded as a medieval hospital but largely rebuilt in Tudor times, St Nicholas is the oldest continuously inhabited house in Richmond, listed Grade II. Roughly 7 acres of gardens designed and planted by the Hon Robert ‘Bobbie’ James at the start of the 20... read more
Stockeld Park - Yorkshire
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A fine stone Palladian villa designed for the Catholic Middleton family by James Paine and completed in 1763 with a deep central pediment and two flanking pediments, the piano nobile of ashlar and, below, stone rusticated banding. Inside the central oval ... read more
Stone Gappe Hall - Yorkshire
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Sutton Park - Yorkshire
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The house is a fine example of Georgian architecture overlooking magnificent parkland; built in 1730 by Thomas Atkinson, and filled with beautiful 18th century furniture and paintings from Buckingham House (now Buckingham Palace). Magnificent plasterwork ... read more
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Temple Newsam House & Estate is one of the great country houses of England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the bir... read more
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This large, rare collection results from assiduous planting by Sir Leonard Ropner from 1927 until his death in 1977. 85 acres are arranged for autumn colour in o... read more
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Abbotsford - Scotland
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One of the first examples of Scottish romantic baronial revival architecture built by Sir Walter Scott on the proceeds of his famous Waverley novels. Abbotsford is filled Scott’s outstanding personal library of rare and unusual books, together with extrao... read more
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A garden has existed at Ardchattan since the thirteenth century, when the Priory was founded by the monks of the Valliscaulian order. Today's layout mainly has developed since the Victorian era, although a few names and features remind one of its monastic... read more
Arniston House - Scotland
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Important Scottish Palladian house by William Adam, begun in 1726. Elegant central block balanced by flanking pavilions. The fine external finish is complemented by the excellence of the early baroque stucco work by the Dutch craftsman, Joseph Enzer. Fami... read more
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Family home since 1546 to Macpherson-Grants, who founded the famous Aberdeen Angus cattle. Outstanding example of Scottish baronial architecture, with 19th century wings added to the main 16th century fabric. Collection of 17th century Spanish paintings. ... read more
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16th century peel tower with its attached added-on mansion house. Gardens laid out by Field Marshal Earl Haig.

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Blair Castle - Scotland
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Located at the gateway to Cairngorms National Park, Blair Castle sits at the heart of 145,000 acre Atholl Estates. Fortress home of the Dukes of Atholl from the Castle's commencement in 1269. Visitors can immerse themselves in 700 years of family history... read more
Bowhill - Scotland
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Borders home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, mostly dating from 1812. World-renowned art collection and superb furniture and porcelain. The Monmouth Room contains many relics of the ill-fated Duke of Monmouth. Completely restored Victorian Kitchen. ... read more
Brechin Castle - Scotland
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Dating from 1711 the Castle contains many family pictures and artefacts. Beautiful gardens.

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Brunstane House - Scotland
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Brunstane lies within the boundaries of the city of Edinburgh. Parts of the house date from the early 14th century. Whilst in the ownership of the Duke of Lauderdale, Brunstane was extended and remodelled in the 17th century by Sir William Bruce, also arc... read more
Bughtrig - Scotland
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A traditional Scottish family garden combining herbaceous plants, shrubs, annuals and fruit. Fine specimen trees. Small picnic area. Special arrangements possible for groups to view Georgian house.

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Carolside - Scotland
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A late 18th century, Grade B listed mansion set in beautiful parkland, flanked by wooded hills, nestling in a bend of the River Leader

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The Castle of Mey, built in the 1560s, was bought by The Queen Mother in 1952. She restored the castle and created the beautiful gardens that can be seen today. ... read more
Castle Leod - Scotland
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Castle Leod, a Grade A listed building, was probably started by a Viking chief called Leod in the late 12th century. We know that the walls and lower ground floor including the kitchen and dungeon are early 14th century. The current roof and probably top ... read more
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Quintessential Scottish fortress home in vernacular style dating from the 1370s when William, 3rd Thane of Cawdor, began the central tower house. 'Bottle dungeon', old kitchens and 18th century rooms with good furniture and portraits.

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Corehouse - Scotland
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Designed by Sir Edward Blore and built in the 1820s, Corehouse is a pioneering example of the Tudor architectural revival in Scotland.

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Craigdarroch - Scotland
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Built by William Adam in 1729, over the old house dating from the 14th century (earliest records). The marriage home of Annie Laurie, the heroine of 'the world's greatest lovesong', who married Alexander Fergusson, 14th Laird of Craigdarroch, in 1720 and ... read more
Dalmeny House - Scotland
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Tudor gothic revival mansion and home of the Earls of Rosebery. One of the greatest treasure houses of Scotland, including the pick of the Rothschild Mentmore collection (fine 18th century French furniture), the 5th Lord Rosebery's Napleonic collection an... read more
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Dirnanean is a 1.5 hectare garden with 7 hectares of recently replanted and restored Policies and over a mile of Burn Walk undergoing restoration; rising into the magnificent surrounding hill scenery at 1,000 feet above sea level.

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Drumlanrig Castle - Scotland
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Four-square, red sandstone mansion with turreted silhouette and sweeping forecourt towering above the Nith Valley, rebuilt by Sir William Bruce for the 1st Duke of Queensbury in 1645-88, with renowned art collection including work by Leonardo and Rembrand... read more
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From the east gateway on the Crieff Muthill road, visitors drive up the long beech avenue to the car park and then walk to the outer castle court. On passing into the inner courtyard and attaining the top of the terracing the full extent and majesty of th... read more
Duart Castle - Scotland
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Standing high on rocks above the eastern entrance to the Sound of Mull, the castle is home to the chiefs of the Macleans of Duart. The keep was built in the 13th century, possibly within even older walls. Burnt by the English in 1758, it was restored in 1... read more
Dumfries House - Scotland
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Commissioned by William Crichton Dalrymple, the 5th Earl of Dumfries, Dumfries House is Robert Adam's most important early work. With over 600 items of furniture, many of which remain in situ as designed and intended for the house, the Dumfries collection... read more
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Dunninald is a family home, completed in 1824 by the architect James Gillespie Graham in the Gothic Revival Style. Guided tours explain the collections of furniture, paintings and displays of fine needlework, photographs and memorabilia. In May extensiv... read more
Dunnottar Castle - Scotland
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Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about 3 kilometres south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have ... read more
Dunrobin Castle - Scotland
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One of Scotland's oldest inhabited houses, and the most northerly of its great castles. Although the keep dates from 1300, the exterior was romantically remodelled by Sir Charles Barry in 1845 and many of the interiors by Sir Robert Lorimer after a fire i... read more
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Any visit to the Isle of Skye would be incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland a... read more
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Widely recognised as the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan sits majestically at the point where three great lochs meet. The site has been fortified for at least 800 years and although partially destroyed during a Jacobite uprising in 1719... read more
Fingask Castle - Scotland
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The trees, the topiary, the numerous statues, the magnificent views, the holy well, the great lawns around the castle combine to provide a secluded country atmosphere a mere 15 minutes drive from Dundee airport and one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Fro... read more
Floors Castle - Scotland
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Home of the Duke of Roxburghe, built in 1721 to designs by William Adam and remodelled on baronial style by Playfair 1838-49, this immense and palatial house contains fine French furniture, porcelain and paintings. James II of Scotland was killed in the g... read more
Glamis Castle - Scotland
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Royal residence of the Lyon family since 1372 and legendary setting of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. Rebuilt in elaborate, turreted French chateau style in late 17th century incorporating some 14th century work, it is spectacular. Fine furnishings, paintings a... read more
Gordon Castle - Scotland
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Gordon Castle is located in the heart of Malt Whisky country, alongside the River Spey, near Fochabers in Moray, Scotland. It was the original seat of the Dukes of Gordon and was built by George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly in the 1470s. In the 1760s John B... read more
Gosford House - Scotland
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Mansion in striking maritime situation designed in Roman Thermae style by Robert Adam. His equally monumental wings were subsequently demolished, but replaced in 1890 by William Young. Interior includes famous Marble Hall (of Staffordshire alabaster). Out... read more
Hirsel, The - Scotland
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500 acre Park with lake and river. Noted for its spectacular rhododendron/azalea wood at its best in late May/early June and daffodils in April, depending on the weather. A haven for ducks and summer migrants. Craft shops and tea room.

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Hopetoun House - Scotland
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Hopetoun House is a unique gem of Europe's architectural heritage and undoubtedly 'Scotland's Finest Stately Home'. Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth, it is one of the most splendid examples of the work of Scottish architects Sir William Bruce ... read more
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The present castle was built between 1745 and 1790 on the instructions of the 3rd Duke of Argyll to designs by Roger Morris to replace a 15th century fortified keep. The interiors were planned by Robert Mylne for the 5th Duke. A third floor and the conica... read more
Kelburn Castle - Scotland
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Home of the Boyle family since 1140, the early Norman keep was greatly enlarged in 1581, and a fine William and Mary mansion was added by the 1st Earl of Glasgow in 1700. It was further extended in 1879 by the 6th Earl. Memorabilia from New Zealand and th... read more
Lennoxlove House - Scotland
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A strong and well preserved keep or Pele tower - with suitably rugged interiors - is at the heart of this delightful castle which was extended in the 17th century into a more comfortable house, now containing the Dukes of Hamilton collection of pictures, ... read more
Manderston - Scotland
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Fine Edwardian country house rebuilt 1903-05 for Sir James Miller who instructed the architect, John Kinross, 'to spare no expense'. Interiors in Adam style, including the silver staircase modelled on Versailles' Petit Trianon. The apogee of life before ... read more
Mellerstain House - Scotland
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Robert Adam's first important commission in Scotland and, although adorned with castellations and linking two earlier pavilions ( by Adam's father, William), Mellerstain is essentially a Georgian house. Its interior Adam decoration is one of Scotland's to... read more
Mertoun - Scotland
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26-acre gardens overlooking River Tweed with borders, shrub roses and azaleas. Specimen trees probably date to house's construction under Sir William Bruce. Paths wind all through gardens (including 1567 dovecote) to arboretum and walled kitchen garden. ... read more
Monzie Castle - Scotland
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Monzie Castle is a large castellated mansion which incorporates a small early 17th-century L-plan tower house, much extended and remodelled in 1791. It was a property of the Campbells from early times until 1869, when it was sold to the Johnstones of Lath... read more
Mount Stuart - Scotland
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One of the marvels of high Victorian gothic architecture. The 3rd Marquess of Bute, a convert to the Roman church and scholarly aesthete, called in the architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in 1880 to build a new mansion which in red sandstone combined Ven... read more
Newliston - Scotland
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Late Robert Adam house. 18th century designed landscape, rhododendrons, azaleas and water features. Also on Sundays there is a ride-on steam model railway from 2 - 5pm. An inventory of chattels not on public display can be inspected and such chattels can ... read more
Paxton House - Scotland
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Built for Patrick Home, a young Scottish laird, Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, featuring Adam interiors and fine collections of Chippendale and Trotter furniture. Includes the largest picture gallery in... read more
Pitmuies Gardens - Scotland
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Walled gardens adjoin 18th century house and 1643 dovecote. Borders of delphiniums (older varieties grown for 70 years), perennials and old roses protected by yew hedges. River and loch walks with rowans and maples, many from Japanese or American seed. <... read more
Portmore Gardens - Scotland
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Portmore Gardens and its surrounding woodlands were created by Colin Mackenzie in the 19th Century who built the existing Mansion House designed by David Bryce. By 1985 the house and grounds were in a state of total neglect. The formal Victorian garden h... read more
Rammerscales - Scotland
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A neat, square ashlar Georgian house with a cornice and balustrade and a loggia with Tuscan pillar; unaltered since it was built in 1760 and with wide views over Annandale. The long gallery completed in the 1770s was converted in the 19th century to house... read more
Scone Palace - Scotland
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Built on the site of Scone Abbey and incorporating the medieval bishops' palace and Moot Hill, place of coronation for Scottish Kings, and extended in gothic style from 1803. Superb collection of objets d'art, including items of Marie Antoinette bought by... read more
Skaill House - Scotland
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Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Skaill, Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. Home of William Graham Watt, 7th Laird of Breckness, who unearthed the World famous neolithic village of Skara Brae in 1850.

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Sorn Castle - Scotland
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The pink sandstone castle, dating from the 14th century and with 18th and 19th century additons, towers over the River Ayr and contains fine Scottish paintings.

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Nestling in the gentle Border Hills, with its rose pink sandstone and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish History.... read more
Traquair House - Scotland
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Oldest inhabited house in Scotland, originally a royal hunting lodge and now a 17th century mansion on medieval foundations. Historic treasures with strong associations with Mary Queen of Scots (including her rosary and crucifix) and Jacobite risings. Res... read more
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17th century house replacing a much earlier one and the home of the Conwy family for over 500 years, it was reworked in 1875 by the famous architect William Eden Nesfield. The interior includes collections of armour, portraits and an Egyptian mummy.
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9 acres of garden and woodland. The gardens comprise various elements such as woodland garden, walled garden, three water gardens, a gravel garden (winner of British Association of Landscaping Industries award), plus formal and informal areas of planting.... read more
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Town house, dating back to at least the 17th century. Red brick garden facade in Queen Anne style, dating from 1752. Street facade remodelled in Georgian style (date unknown). Many original features, including fine staircase. Delightful town garden with o... read more
Cresselly - Wales
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Cresselly is a handsome and inviting old country house with a long history of hospitality and good living. The visitors’ book, going back a hundred years, records the regular arrivals and departures of aristocrats and gentry invited for country and sporti... read more
Ffynone - Wales
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The Ffynone estate belonged at one time to the Morgan family of Blaenbwlan, from whom it was purchased by Captain Stephen Colby in 1752. The Ffynone mansion was built in 1795 by architect John Nash and passed down in the Colby family to John Vaughan Colby... read more
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Occupied as a home since the 13th century, this medieval castle has exceptional Georgian interiors and is surrounded by extensive gardens.

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An Ancient House with a Victorian Facade. Situated far from any city yet at the heart of Welsh History, Art & Politics. Once a landed estate, now a conference centre, wedding venue, Grade 1 listed garden and events venue. Famed for centuries for its h... read more
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Built by the illustrious North Wales Wynn family, c. 1500, a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house incorporating medieval material from the dissolved abbey of ... read more
Hartsheath - Wales
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18th and 19th century house set in parkland.

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Llanvihangel Court is an historic 15C Tudor Manor with landscaped gardens. The house contains fine 17C panelling and plaster ceilings, with an important oak st... read more
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The seat of the Phillips family since around 1300, the bleak castle's remodelling in the mid-18th century created a country house with fine plasterwork and panelling, while a Regency wing was added in the 1800s.

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The gardens at Plas Brondanw are a fine example of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis's talent for creative landscape design. The main features date from the early part of the 20th century before he began Portmeirion, but work continued on and off until the 1960s.... read more
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The house is a modest Georgian gentleman’s residence and it is believed to be of Irish design. We regret that the house is not open to visitors. The main attraction at Plas Cadnant is the Hidden Gardens. The ten acres of formal and informal gardens set... read more
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Set at the foot of glorious rolling hills and overlooking the Severn valley, Plas Dinam is the perfect location to enjoy un-spoilt Welsh countryside at its best. Whether for a weekend or holiday with friends, as a corporate getaway or as a spectacular wed... read more
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Stradey Castle is a 'set piece' Victorian house virtually unchanged since the 19th century. It is Grade 2* listed. The restoration of this important heritage property, the surrounding terrace and woodland gardens and parkland is well underway. The house ... read more
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In a mid Wales setting of breathtaking beauty, history and romance, The Hall and its 12 landscaped acres overlook the ruins of the 12th century Cisterian 'Abbey of the Long Valley' in which Llewellyn the Last is buried and the church. It is Grade II* list... read more
Tower - Wales
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As its name suggests, Tower is based around a fortified tower house said to have been built by Rheinalt ap Gruffydd Bleddyn in the mid-15th century and scene of ... read more
Treowen - Wales
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Grade I Listed house built about 1620. Panelled rooms, magnificent staircases, delightful gardens, breathtaking views, private woodland walks and a lofty position at the far end of a half mile long drive in one of the most beautiful corners of Wales. read more
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Benvarden - Northern Ireland
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A 2-acre garden protected by 10-foot brick walls encloses espaliered fruit trees, herbaceous borders, roses, a lavender parterre and kitchen garden. Woodland walks around lake; fine Victorian iron bridge over river Bush.

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