Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Northumberland

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Showing 10 properties in Northumberland

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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
Capheaton Hall - Northumberland
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This historic, Jacobite, Grade 1 Listed house, between Belsay and Wallington, was designed and built, in 1668, by Robert Trollope for Sir John Swinburne, 1st Baronet. Though enlarged about 1800, it still retains its charming Restoration baroque features a... read more
Meldon Park - Northumberland
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The grade II* listed building designed by John Dobson, has been the family home to the Cooksons since 1832. James & Emily are the current occupants and have arranged a number of attractions throughout the estate. read more
Preston Tower - Northumberland
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A Pele Tower with 7ft thick walls built by Robert Harbottle in 1392. Two of the four turrets are missing, but the remains are furnished to illustrate life at that time. It is one of 78 that existed by the 15th century.

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Chillingham Castle - Northumberland
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Border stronghold dating from the 12th century and in form a four-square, 14th century courtyard castle, retaining to the full its medieval character. Restored from near ruin by its present owner, Sir Humphrey Wakefield Bt, it houses an eclectic and fasci... read more
Chipchase Castle - Northumberland
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A rugged border castle of the 14th century consisting of a great Pele tower with corner turrets added to later in the 1620s and more comfortable lodgings which were themselves altered in the mid-18th century. Mid-19th century dining room furniture by Mein... 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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Howick Hall Gardens - Northumberland
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NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.

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