Britain’s historic environment is recognised as unique. Independently 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 and community groups.
Many of these magnificent listed buildings are looked after by individuals who play a crucial role in their care and conservation. The HHA represents 1650 of these independent 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 Britain's independent historic house businesses can thrive for the benefit of the nation and for future generations.