Accessible Properties

By their nature, historic properties may not always be fully accessible in every way for today’s visitors. However, many of our Member properties have taken special additional actions to make their castles, houses and gardens more accessible. You can search here to find out more.

If in doubt about accessibility at any of our Member properties, please do contact the property direct, as their accessibility facilities may have been enhanced since the last updates to the information on this website.

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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
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
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
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Experience the humble beginnings of the controversial writer who scandalised the literary establishment. Visit this authentically recreated miner’s cottage, birthplace of world renowned Nottinghamshire author D.H. Lawrence, then explore the surrounding co... read more
Kelham Hall & Country Park - Nottinghamshire
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Kelham Hall & Country Park is a magnificent Victorian stately home, built in 1863, set within 88 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... read more
Thrumpton Hall - Nottinghamshire
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NB: 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 Catholic fa... 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 succession in... 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
The Manor Gardens - Cambridgeshire
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Built about 1130 The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. It was the home of Lucy Boston from 1939 until her death in 1990 and is the setting for her Green Knowe children’s books. Visitors feel that they are walking i... 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
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.

The immense entrance hall, with deeply coved and coffered ceiling supported b... read more
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
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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The house at 46 Gainsborough Street in Sudbury, Suffolk dates back to around 1520. Thomas Gainsborough’s parents, John and Mary Gainsborough, probably moved here in 1722, five years before the artist was born.

Four distinct periods of arc... 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, a... read more
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The Charles Dickens Museum is the leading centre for the study, appreciation and enjoyment of the life and work of Charles Dickens (1812-1870). The Grade I listed building at 48 Doughty Street, which includes a walled garden at the rear, is the only remai... read more
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Nestling in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Charterhouse is an amazing survival. Some medieval monastic architecture remains but much of the Carthusian monastery was destroyed during the Reformation. A Tudor mansion was built using monastic masonry. Alth... 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
Turner's House - Middlesex
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JMW Turner, one of England’s greatest painters, fulfilled a little-known aspect of his artistic ambition when he built Sandycombe Lodge near once-rural Twickenham, to his own designs, c. 1813. This small house, used by Turner and his ‘old dad’ as a retrea... read more
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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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NB from 2017 this property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members.

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 William Fen... 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
Matfen Hall Hotel - Northumberland
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Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa winner of Large Hotel of the Year 2015 at the Visit England Awards is located just 15 miles west of Newcastle in the charming village of Matfen and is the ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett.

This st... read more
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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
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.

This property off... read more
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.)

As part of the Witherslack Estate at the southern end of ... 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
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
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
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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
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Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the South Hams countryside is Shilstone House, a family home with a remarkable and extensive history. The estate, in the parish of Modbury in South Devon, contains an array of architectural and archaeological features r... 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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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'.

A visit... read more
Upper Slaughter Manor - Gloucestershire
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Elizabethan Manor House with Jacobean porch and late 14th to early 15th century two-vaulted crypt. Gardens include a rose garden with reconstructed 18th century folly, a lake and a self-guided nature trail suitable for children.

This proper... read more
Whitminster House - Gloucestershire
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Whitminster House is listed Grade II* and is a charming example of a family home that has evolved over the centuries.

The Manor dates from Saxon times and is mentioned in Domesday Book. It was reputedly confiscated by Maud, wife of William... 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
Forde Abbey - Somerset
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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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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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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
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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
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
The Grange Estate - Hampshire
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The historic core of the Estate is Grange Park, a 600 acre landscaped park which contains The Grange, an important Grade I listed neo-classical country house. The house is no longer occupied but provides an ideal venue for parties and wedding receptions,... read more
Northwood House - Isle of Wight
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Northwood House is a Grade II* Listed Georgian house with glorious painted function rooms and surrounded by parkland. Occupying a prime position above the town of Cowes it was built in the early 19th century for the Ward Family. Northwood House has a ric... read more
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Winners of Garden of the Year 2016 by South & South East in Bloom, in the Heritage Parks & Gardens category.

Hever Castle & Gardens is a charming 13th century double-moated Castle containing a comfortable Tudor manor hou... 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
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 its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach... 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.

Located near Cobham, S... read more
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Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village is a unique arts heritage site consisting of four listed Arts & Crafts buildings as well as beautifully landscaped woodlands and grounds. Founded by the Victorian artists George Frederic and Mary Watts, the Artists’ Vi... 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
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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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
Weston Park - Shropshire
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Weston is a magnificent stately home situated on the Staffordshire/ Shropshire border. Once the family home of the Earl of Bradford, the park was gifted to the nation in 1986 and is now in the care of the Weston Park Foundation.

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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
Middleton Hall - Staffordshire
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Middleton Hall is set in 42 acres of the peaceful North Warwickshire countryside and run by an independent charitable trust. We are open to the public as a Museum and Gardens, we host public events, Weddings and Private parties. Middleton has two entries ... read more
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.

Garden partly designed by Voysey and restored and extended by the current owners. 10 acres of f... read more
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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
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NB this property will offer free access to HHA Friends and Members in 2017.

Uniquely situated on a dramatic cliff-top position, forming the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast, Sewerby Hall and Gardens enjoys spectacular views over Br... 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
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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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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
Penicuik House - Scotland
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Ruined Palladian mansion built in 1765 by Sir James Clerk 3rd Bt. of Penicuik and extended in 1857. Destroyed by fire in 1899 and now consolidated as a ruin as one of the finest examples of classical Palladian architecture in Scotland.

The ... 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.

Covering thou... 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.

Features: 40-acre woodland g... 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 in... 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