Britain’s historic environment is recognised as unique. Privately owned historic houses are at the heart of British tourism, attracting visitors from around the world, generating jobs and catalysing fragile rural economies. They are inspiring places for learning and help sustain specialist conservation skills. They are often hubs for their local communities, offering spaces for relaxation and enjoyment and supporting local charities.
Two-thirds of these magnificent listed buildings are looked after by families and individuals who play a crucial role in their care and conservation. The HHA represents over 1600 of these privately owned historic houses and acts on their behalf, promoting their interests to Government at European, national, regional and local levels. We lobby for a fiscal, political and economic climate in which private owners can look after Britain's historic houses and gardens for the benefit of the nation and for future generations.