Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Berkshire

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section on the right hand side of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

Showing 5 properties in Berkshire

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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.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - ple... read more
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
Taplow Court - Berkshire
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NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.

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
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