Family Friendly

Find out which properties are free to under 16s or offer special amenities, facilities or attractions for children. NB in some cases it is the house only, or the garden only, which is open. Please note also that many, but not all, properties are free to HHA Friends. See the top left of each property's page for whether or not it is free to Friends.

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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
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
Delapre Abbey - Northamptonshire
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Delapré Abbey is a grade II* listed building making it a nationally significant landmark for the county of Northamptonshire, and more widely for the UK.

The property is made up of a complex of buildings including the main house, 18th centu... 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
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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
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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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
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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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
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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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.

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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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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
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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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
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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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.

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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.

Features: The 12-acre gardens, some of the finest in Britain, in... read more
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Stunning ornamental gardens dominated by the romantic revival castle with extensive lakeside and woodland walks.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times. 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
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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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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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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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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.

This property of... 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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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
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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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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
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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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
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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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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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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.

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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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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
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
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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
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.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal... 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.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - ple... read more
Shaw House - Berkshire
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This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.

Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building was home to successive Dol... read more
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
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
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
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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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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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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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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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 Br... 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
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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
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
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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Traditional, comprising lawns, shrubberies, mixed borders, a Secret garden, a Wi... 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
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
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
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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
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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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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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
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Sausmarez Manor - Channel Islands
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A family home for almost eight centuries, showing collections of Oriental, French and English furniture and paintings as well as an acclaimed sculpture park in the wild Subtropical garden, ride-on trains and a 9-hole par 3 golf course.

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