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Find out which properties are open on your chosen day of the week, in your chosen month. If you're happy to visit on any day of the week, choose 'Any Day'. To check whether a property opens on a specific date or dates, you will need to select that property and check its 'Visitor Opening Times'. 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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Chatsworth - Derbyshire
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Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Explore the hi... read more
Haddon Hall - Derbyshire
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This castellated medieval manor house around two courtyards has remained unchanged since the reign of Henry VIII. It reeks of antiquity and has some of the finest untouched interiors, including the Long Gallery, Great Hall and Chapel. Sensitively restored... read more
Whatton House and Gardens - Leicestershire
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The wife of the first Lord Crawshaw carried out much of the landscaping of the garden in the late 19th Century. Extending to 15 acres, it offers the visitor a haven of peace and tranquility through all the seasons of the year. A myriad of paths lead thr... read more
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
Easton Walled Gardens - Lincolnshire
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President Franklin Roosevelt described these gardens as a 'Dream of Nirvana...almost too good to be true'. 50 years later, the house was pulled down and the gardens abandoned. 100 years later see the ongoing revival of these magnificent gardens. Funded ... read more
Ellys Manor House - Lincolnshire
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A late 15th to early 16th century wool merchant's Manor House, built in the Flemish style with iconic stepped gable end, built of stone. The House boasts a fabulous scheme of early 16th century wall paintings, said to be the 'most complete, extensive and ... read more
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Park dating mainly from 1790 with medieval carp ponds. Spectacular lakeside gardens, walled garden, secret garden and adventure playground.

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Apethorpe Palace - Northamptonshire
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The architectural importance of Apethorpe lies in the breadth of architectural elements which survive today from almost every period of English architecture since the late 15th century. Apethorpe has a particularly important place in England’s heritage be... read more
Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens - Northamptonshire
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Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parklands and beautiful gardens. Over the years successive owners and influences have left their imprint on the Palladian style house and the gardens; none mo... read more
Lamport Hall - Northamptonshire
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An unusual, early-Italianate palazzo designed by John Webb (a pupil of Inigo Jones) in 1654, extended by Francis Smith of Warwick circa 1732 for the Ishams, one of the county's oldest landed families. Later work by Burn, 1860s. Outstanding collection of 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
Papplewick Hall - Nottinghamshire
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John Evelyn, the noted 17th century writer and diarist, recorded a visit to the area in 1654, mentioning ‘Paplewick, an incomparable vista with the pretty castle nere it.’ No vestige remains in Papplewick of the Castle to which Evelyn alluded, but one fie... read more
The Harley Gallery - Nottinghamshire
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The Harley Gallery was built in 1994 within the ruins of The Welbeck Estate’s Victorian Gas Works, built by the 5th Duke of Portland in 1860.

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Thrumpton Hall - Nottinghamshire
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This magnificent Jacobean house has a history that reaches back into the 16th century, when it belonged to the Powdrills, a Roman Catholic fa... 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
Woburn Abbey - Bedfordshire
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Set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park, with 10 species of deer roaming free, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years. Today it is occupied by the 15th Duke and his family.

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The Manor - Cambridgeshire
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This moated house is surrounded by four acres of garden renowned for its collection of over 200 old roses and a collection of irises containing many famous Dykes medal winners, most of them dating from the 1950s.

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The Manor Gardens - Cambridgeshire
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Built about 1130 The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. It was the home of Lucy Boston from 1939 until her death in 1990 and is the setting for her Green Knowe children’s books. Visitors feel that they are walking i... read more
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Splendid Norman Keep built c. 1140 by the famous de Veres, Earls of Oxford. Besieged by King John and visited by King Henry VII, King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Magnificent Banqueting Hall with Minstrels' Gallery, and fine decorative stonework. read more
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Layer Marney Tower is a beautiful Tudor building surrounded by formal gardens and parkland with magnificent views to the Blackwater Estuary. Built of soft red brick, with a delightful warm tone, Layer Marney Tower achieves an extraordinary synthesis of gr... read more
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Tudor flint house nestling at the bottom of a river valley, surrounded by a moat known to date from 1250.

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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.

The immense entrance hall, with deeply coved and coffered ceiling supported b... read more
Raynham Hall - Norfolk
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Work on the double gabled H shape house began in 1618. Sir Roger Townshend and his Master Mason William Edge had the house largely completed by 1637 when Sir Roger died. On a hill overlooking a lake this brick and stone building was 90 years ahead of its ... read more
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The gardens contain the remains of an Augustinian priory founded in 1153 on a site next to the Holy House. Woodland and riverside walks with seasonal bulbs and autumn colour beside the ruins of one of England's most famous medieval pilgrimage shrines. 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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The Charles Dickens Museum is the leading centre for the study, appreciation and enjoyment of the life and work of Charles Dickens (1812-1870). The Grade I listed building at 48 Doughty Street, which includes a walled garden at the rear, is the only remai... read more
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Emery Walker, friend and advisor to William Morris, lived in this riverside house for 30 years and it preserves the only authentic Arts and Crafts urban interior in Britain, with furniture, wallpapers, textiles and ceramics by Morris & Co, Philip Webb... read more
Fulham Palace - London
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Fulham Palace is a remarkable place. The estate was owned by the Bishops of London for over 1500 years and the Palace was their country home from at least the 1... read more
Spencer House - London
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Spencer House was built 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St. James's, Spencer Ho... 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
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Nestling in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Charterhouse is an amazing survival. Some medieval monastic architecture remains but much of the Carthusian monastery was destroyed during the Reformation. A Tudor mansion was built using monastic masonry. Alth... read more
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Commissioned in 1616 by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, the Queen's House is the first purely classical building in Britain and represents a turning point in english architecture. Designed by Inigo Jones as a private royal retreat, it was completed in 1... read more
Syon House - Middlesex
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The London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family were granted the former monastic site at the end of the 16th century. The Tudor mansion was remodelled by Robert Adam for the 1st Duke in 1760's and the interiors are an architectural tour de for... read more
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Wynyard Hall - Cleveland
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Situated on the outskirts of Durham in the Tees Valley, this striking four-star hotel provides an exceptional experience – where exquisite charm meets conte... read more
Auckland Castle - Co Durham
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A beautiful medieval castle, situated in the heart of Bishop Auckland, is home to the history of the Bishops of Durham and the famous 17th century Francisco de Z... 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
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
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
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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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
Bramall Hall - Cheshire
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Spectacular black-and-white timber-framed Tudor manor house, newly refurbished, with additional rooms open to the public, set in approximately 60 acres of parkland. Formal beds are found close to the House, while a small river valley contains unspoilt lak... read more
Capesthorne Hall - Cheshire
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Capesthorne Hall near Macclesfield has been the family home of the Bromley Davenports since 1726.

The distinctive Jacobean style house with its Georgian Chapel and delightful gardens and lakes is set in over 100 acres of parkland.
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Stunning ornamental gardens dominated by the romantic revival castle with extensive lakeside and woodland walks.

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Dorfold Hall - Cheshire
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Quintessentially English, Dorfold Hall is a magnificent brick and stone gabled, Jacobean house which was originally built in 1616 and is surrounded by enchanting gardens and woodland. Oozing old English charm at every corner, it makes for a breathtaking c... 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
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Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the north west of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, d... 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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Dalemain - Cumbria
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Fine combination of medieval Tudor and early Georgian architecture, ranging from Chinese Drawing Room (original wallpaper and Chippendale furniture) to medieval hall and 16th century priests' hole.

Family home since 1679.

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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.)

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Grand large-scale rebuilding in Victorian Tudor style by Paley & Austin. Epitome of country house life before the Great War, with appropriate collections. Mementoes of Henry Cavendish, who discovered the properties of hydrogen.

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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
Isel Hall - Cumbria
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Standing on a steep slope above the winding River Derwent and two miles from Bassenthwaite Lake, Isel Hall is a spectacular building. Its south facing terraces command glorious views to the river, which is banked with rhododendrons in the Spring. In the d... read more
Levens Hall - Cumbria
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Elizabethan house with fine paneling, plasterwork and furniture. World famous 17th Century topiary garden laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in 1694, spring and summer bedding, herbaceous borders and fountain garden. Homemade food using local produce, and ex... read more
Lowther Castle - Cumbria
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The Gardens and Castle at Lowther have lain abandoned for 70 years, and in 2011 opened to the public.

Restoration work on the castle ruins is nearly complete, and the next stage of recovery and development on the 130 acres of garden is unde... 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
Morland House - Cumbria
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The house was originally a Tudor vicarage with an 18th century front. After it was bought by the Markham family in 1871, it was much enlarged in Tudor style. It is not open to the public but is a 9 bedroom holiday home sleeping 18.

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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
Milntown - Isle of Man
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The Christian Family lived at Milntown since at least the early 16th century and parts of the house date from that period. During the seventeenth century extensive alterations and additions were made. After this period the Christians moved to Cumberland a... 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
Lytham Hall - Lancashire
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The finest Georgian house in Lancashire. Completed in 1764, on the site of an earlier Benedictine monastery and a Jacobean house, with Victorian additions. The Long Gallery survives from the Jacobean property.

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Samlesbury Hall - Lancashire
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Built in 1325, Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior. Enjoy intrigue, witchcraft and centuries of enthralling times gone by throughout their archive rooms. Saved from demolition in the... read more
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.

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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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Pencarrow - Cornwall
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A square, ochre stuccoed Palladian house of the 1750s built around an earlier one by Robert Allanson and tucked into the warm Cornish countryside. 19th century additions to the library and music room serve to enhance the house's important collection of fa... read more
Prideaux Place - Cornwall
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Originally a Tudor house of the typical E-shape completed in 1592, altered in the 18th century, given Strawberry Hill gothic additions in the early 19th. The ornate Elizabethan plaster ceiling depicting the story of Susannah and the Elders in the Great Ch... read more
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The great granite crag which rises from the waters of Mount's Bay is surmounted by an embattled medieval castle, home of the St Aubyn family for over 300 years. ... read more
Trebah Garden - Cornwall
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Trebah is a spectacular 26 acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world.

This sub-tropical paradise is home to a uni... read more
Trereife - Cornwall
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The present owner of Trereife, Tim Le Grice, descends from the first member of his family to live in Cornwall, a certain Charles Valentine Le Grice who was a friend and contemporary of Coleridge and many of the other romantic poets of the early 19th centu... read more
Castle Hill - Devon
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Outstanding, beautiful, privately owned Palladian house in its Grade I park and 5,500 acre agricultural estate in North Devon.

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Eleventh century Manor house set in three acres of beautiful gardens and surrounding woodland. You can have guided tours of Chambercombe Manor or why not visit Lady Jane's garden tea room.

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The Clovelly Estate is completing a major renovation programme of the gardens adjacent to Clovelly Court. The garden is a classic example of the Victorian kitchen garden tradition. To date there has been renovation of magnificent lean-to greenhouses with ... read more
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Hartland Abbey is a fascinating house. Built across a narrow,wooded valley leading to an Atlantic cove a mile away, Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to The Keeper of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants live here today. Not only can visitors experience the stunn... 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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Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the South Hams countryside is Shilstone House, a family home with a remarkable and extensive history. The estate, in the parish of Modbury in South Devon, contains an array of architectural and archaeological features r... 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
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Begun in 1765 and developed ever since, now a 20-acre woodland garden in coastal valley with own microclimate. Famous for its camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and hydrangeas and tender species.

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One of the outstanding manor houses in England. The late medieval great hall with tall oriel window is uniquely fine amidst the harmonious Tudor additions with their Ham stone mullions and heraldic carved beasts.

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Charming blend of Tudor and Georgian architecture with interesting contents. Organic walled garden, 6 acre garden with unusual trees and spring bulbs. 12th century church nearby.

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Set in the very heart of Dorset, Lulworth Castle stands a few miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It was built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge and became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Thomas Howard, 3rd Lord Bindon... read more
Mapperton - Dorset
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Set in a deep Dorset valley and dominated by the Jacobean manor, the gardens run down on four levels; at the top a wide lawn leads to an Italianate 1920s topiary garden with a classical orangery; on the next level, tanks flanked by cut yew give views to t... read more
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The gardens lie in valley landscaped in the 18th century and have been owned by the same family for 350 years. A mile of walks reveals an exceptional collection of rhododendrons and shrubs (magnolias, davidas and acers), and an 18th century water garden w... 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
Berkeley Castle - Gloucestershire
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Home to the Berkeley family for eight and a half centuries, it is probably England's oldest lived-in castle. A majestic structure by the Severn estuary, its Norman shell keep 'slighted' in the Civil War, it has many fine medieval rooms, including a Great ... read more
Cirencester Park - Gloucestershire
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The 3,000-acre woodland and pasture park is open all year, with a perimeter hedge (claimed to be the largest in the world) planted in the 1720s. Stephen Switzer may have advised on the original plan, and Alexander Pope invested money in the planting, but... 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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Hardwicke Court - Gloucestershire
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Late Georgian house designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built 1816-17. A pleasant sequence of reception rooms includes Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Library and Dining Room.

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Kelmscott Manor - Gloucestershire
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Archetypal gabled Cotswold manor house of 1570 with taller block added in the 17th century. Famous as the country house of the artist, designer and writer William Morris from 1871 to his death in 1896. Here is an interesting and important collection of th... read more
Misarden Park Gardens - Gloucestershire
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This lovely, timeless garden, with spectacular views over both deer park and rolling Cotswold hills beyond, was created in the 17th Century and still retains a wonderful sense of peace and quietness. There are extensive yew hedges, including a notable top... read more
Painswick Rococo Garden - Gloucestershire
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Unique 18th century garden restoration situated in a hidden 6 acre Cotswold combe. Charming contemporary buildings are juxtaposed with winding woodland walks and formal vistas. Famous for its early spring show of snowdrops. Anniversary maze.
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Sezincote - Gloucestershire
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The house, garden and orangery form an exotic Indian fantasy with Hindu and Muslim architecture. Charles Cockerell of the East India Company commissioned his brother to build the house with advice from Humphrey Repton and the painter Thomas Daniell in the... read more
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
Westonbirt House & Gardens - Gloucestershire
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Westonbirt is a supreme example of Victorian architecture. Built by RS Holford between 1862-1875 to house his art and literature, the house is the birthplace of the Arboretum. Come and visit our formal and pleasure grounds, including the Walled Italianate... read more
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
Forde Abbey - Somerset
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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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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
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Grade II terraced gardens dating from 1900 and overlooking the city of Wells and Vale of Avalon. A separate early 19th century arboretum and orchard, known as The Combe, contrast pleasantly with the formal gardens.

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The Royal Crescent was built to the designs of John Wood the Younger between 1767 and 1774. It is justly considered one of the finest achievements of urban 18th century architecture and represents the highest point of Palladian architecture in Bath. 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
Corsham Court - Wiltshire
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A Elizabethan house of 1582 bought by Paul Methuen in the mid-18th century to house his major collection of 16th and 17th century Italian and Flemish master paintings and statuary. In the mid-19th century the house was enlarged to contain a second collect... read more
Great Chalfield - Wiltshire
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Great Chalfield is a delightful fifteenth century manor with adjoining parish church. It was restored 1905-1911 by Robert Fuller who gave it to the National Tru... read more
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A treasure garden beside the Avon, designed by Harold Peto in Edwardian and Tudor styles - terraced garden with clipped yew and Chilmark stonework; but Peto's Edwardian style gives way to luxuriant planting; walled garden with tunnels of apple trees and p... read more
Longleat House - Wiltshire
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Longleat House is set within 900 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to t... 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
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Outstanding Edwardian garden: Italianate with colonnades, terraces, cloisters, an open-fronted casita, statues and ponds above river. Harold Peto lived here from 1899 until his death in 1933; skilful planting in William Robinson style combines with countr... read more
Wolfhall - Wiltshire
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The original building (of which very little remains) was the ancestral home of the Wardens of Savernake Forest. Originally the Esturmys then, via the female line, the Seymours lived here until abandoning it during the latter part of the 16th century. By 1... 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.

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Shaw House - Berkshire
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Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building was home to successive Dol... read more
Chenies Manor House - Buckinghamshire
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15th and 16th century brick manor house with fortified tower and stepped gables. Originally the home of the Russell family, then Earls of Bedford, and visited by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. There is a well, medieval undercroft and later hiding place, cont... read more
Claydon Gardens - Buckinghamshire
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Beautiful, tranquil, classic English country house gardens and buzzing artisan courtyard. A hidden Buckinghamshire gem with newly renovated tea room, events room ‘The Stables’, and resident fine artist, florist, sculptor, potter, picture framers and galle... 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
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Early 18th century farmhouse set in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Weald, with views over the South Downs in a one hectare garden which contains many m... read more
Great Dixter - East Sussex
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Built c.1450 and one of the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country. Restored and extended in 1910 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. A hall house dating from around 1500 was also added. Having been originally located at nearby Benendon, it was dismantled... 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
Pashley Manor Gardens - East Sussex
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Visit Pashley Manor Gardens, on the border of Sussex and Kent, to see Romantic English landscaping and artistic planting framed by fine old trees, fountains and ponds, with the unusual Tudor/Georgian manor house, which is a private family home not open to... 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
Breamore House - Hampshire
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Gabled Elizabethan manor house of deep red brick with interiors rebuilt in 1856. Fine collection of paintings and furniture, including 14 paintings looted from Philip IV of Spain. Collection also includes museum of rural life showing self-sufficient villa... read more
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Elizabethan manor house which has been in the Knight family for over 400 years and once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward, who was adopted by childless K... read more
The Grange Estate - Hampshire
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The historic core of the Estate is Grange Park, a 600 acre landscaped park which contains The Grange, an important Grade I listed neo-classical country house. The house is no longer occupied but provides an ideal venue for parties and wedding receptions,... read more
Farringford - Isle of Wight
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Farringford is a grade 1 listed building and was the main residence of Alfred, Lord Tennyson from 1853 until his death until in 1892. The estate remained a family home until eventually be... read more
NorthCourt - Isle of Wight
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15 acre Historic Garden surrounding 17th century House. Gardens extending from greensand terraces to chalk stream landscaped over 400 years and now planted with a wide range of exotic plants. Plantsman's Garden with subtropical areas and walled garden. <... read more
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A neo-classical brick country house by Samuel Wyatt, faced in pale mathematical tiles with Coade stone dressings. The lig... read more
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Grade 1 listed Queen Anne Manor House with Tudor origins located in a 20 acre wooded park with lake. Historic stable block and kitchen garden - now a demonstration fruit orchard.
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The fantasy of two romantics, Henry Streatfield in the 1800s and Denys Eyre Bower in the 1950s. The stone castle, formerly a brick carolean house, is both gothic and picturesque. Designed by William Atkinson, the Henry Kendall and finally Bower who introd... read more
Cobham Hall - Kent
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Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red brick mansion in Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean & 18th century styles. The gardens landscaped for the 4th Earl are gradually being restored by the Cobham Hall Heritage Trust. Visitors to the house should... 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
Hole Park - Kent
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14-acre gardens in the fine parkland. Topiary and walled gardens are the backdrop for varied planting, pools and statuary. Excellent bluebell woods and, later, autumn colour.

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Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years. With 500 acr... read more
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Surviving from early Tudor times are the brick gatehouse and the plumed jousting helmet of Sir John Peche, a prominent courtier to Henry VII.

Beyond the gatehouse was his jousting field. The State Drawing Room has a fine Elizabethan plaster... read more
Provender - Kent
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Provender was built in 1342 as a medieval hall house for Lucas de Vienne, the Chief Archer to the Black Prince. Only a few of the 14th century rooms remain including the solar or Crown Post Room, with its fine crown posts. A second hall house was connecte... read more
Quex House - Kent
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Fine Regency country house with beautiful gardens set in the heart of an historic estate.

World-class museum with important collections from Africa, Asia and the Far East. Restaurant, gift shop, parking and disabled access.

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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
Painshill Park - Surrey
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Painshill Park is one of the 18th century’s great landscape parks. Here history, art, and landscape design come together spectacularly to offer visitors of all ages an enlightening, breath-taking and tranquil day out.

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Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village is a unique arts heritage site consisting of four listed Arts & Crafts buildings as well as beautifully landscaped woodlands and grounds. Founded by the Victorian artists George Frederic and Mary Watts, the Artists’ Vi... read more
Arundel Castle - West Sussex
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The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. I... 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
Goodwood House - West Sussex
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Goodwood House, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, is open to the public for 60 days a year. The Regency State Apartments house some astonishing treasures including celebrated paintings by horse artist George Stubbs and Canaletto's stunning... read more
High Beeches Gardens - West Sussex
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20th century gardens designed by the Loder family following the principles of William Robinson. With naturalistic woodland planting begun in 1906, the 25-acre gardens are full of acid-loving rare plants, with woodland vistas created by ponds and open clea... read more
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A traditional stone E-shaped Elizabethan mansion, built in 1557 with an impressive aspect and towering mullioned and transomed windows in the Great Hall. An excellent collection of portraits of English Tudor and Stuart monarchs and their courts, plus some... read more
Saint Hill Manor - West Sussex
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Saint Hill Manor, located on the outskirts of East Grinstead, is reputed to be the finest 18th century sandstone building in Sussex. It is also one of the few historical attractions that is open to the public all year round, even during the autumn and win... read more
Stansted Park - West Sussex
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Stansted Park stands in 1800 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs National Park. In 1983 the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave Stansted Park, the Arboretum, his family home and its beautiful contents to the publ... read more
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The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum is home to over 50 historic buildings which have been rescued from destruction and rebuilt in a beautiful 45-acre settin... 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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Hampton Court Castle is a fortified manor house recently opened to the public who can view the elaborate gardens and home and make use of the award-winning The Orangery Cafe and on-site gift shop. The building was established in 1434, but was renovated i... read more
Hergest Croft Gardens - Herefordshire
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100-year old gardens on the Welsh Marches looking to the Black Mountains. Created by three generations of the Banks family, 50 acres contain 4,000 rare shrubs and trees, including azaleas, birch and maples: woodland garden with outstanding collection of H... read more
Hatton Grange - Shropshire
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Hatton Grange was built in 1764 for Plowden Slaney by the Shrewsbury Architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, who is most famous for designing the first iron bridge in the world. Hatton is one of his most complete existing works and is a good example of a pro... read more
Walcot Hall - Shropshire
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Walcot Hall overlooks the village of Lydbury North in South Shropshire. The house is home to the Parish family, who have lived here for almost half a century, but offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience what it might be like to live on a country ... read more
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
Coughton Court - Warwickshire
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15th century home of the Throckmortons. Elaborate stone gatehouse (1510-20) with 2-storey oriel window, in which the wives of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Treason Plot waited for the outcome, is now set amongst buildings adapted or extended 1690-1835... 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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Winterbourne is an Edwardian Arts & Crafts property, restored to its former splendour. One of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian arts and crafts villa garden, there are seven acres to explore and enjoy. Inside the house, exhibition rooms brin... read more
Harvington Hall - Worcestershire
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This moated medieval and Elizabethan manor is owned by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It has secret priests' hiding places and rare wall paintings.

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Perrycroft - Worcestershire
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House designed by CFA Voysey and built for JW Wilson in 1895. Unusually well preserved Arts and Crafts house in a spectacular hillside setting.

Garden partly designed by Voysey and restored and extended by the current owners. 10 acres of f... read more
Spetchley Park Gardens - Worcestershire
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A plantsman's paradise with over 30 acres of gardens featuring many rare trees, shrubs and plants. In the Berkeley family since 1605, the garden was extended in the early 20th century by Rose Berkeley and her sister, the great Edwardian gardener, Miss Ell... read more
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Allerton Castle - Yorkshire
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The Grade I listing marks Allerton Castle as a structure of outstanding architectural and historical importance. One of the grandest surviving Gothic revival country houses. Allerton Castle is the home of the Gerald Arthur Rolph Foundation for Historic Pr... read more
Bolton Castle - Yorkshire
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A palatial manor house and fortress completed in 1399 and with a wealth of history. Its strong walls and small windows give a clear picture of the way castles were inhabited in the middle ages. Home of the Scrope family and the place of imprisonment of Ma... read more
Bramham Park - Yorkshire
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Important garden survives as created in the style of Le Notre with ornamental canals, cascades and tall beech hedges. Grand vistas extend to temples and an obelisk in woodland. 'Pleasure Grounds' half a mile from the house.

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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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Georgian town house with walled plantsman's garden which won first prize in the RHS competition. An RHS recommended garden. read more
Norton Conyers - Yorkshire
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A late medieval manor house with Stuart and Georgian additions. Owned by the Graham family since 1624 (except between 1862 and 1882). 367 years of occupation by the same family have given it a notably friendly atmosphere, which many visitors have remark... 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
Plumpton Rocks - Yorkshire
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Grade II* listed landscape garden extending to over 30 acres including an idyllic lake, dramatic Milltone Grit rock formations, romantic woodland walks winding through bluebells and rhododendrons. Declared by English Heritage to be of outstanding interest... 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
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Temple Newsam House & Estate is one of the great country houses of England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the bir... read more
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This large, rare collection results from assiduous planting by Sir Leonard Ropner from 1927 until his death in 1977. 85 acres are arranged for autumn colour in o... 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
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A garden has existed at Ardchattan since the thirteenth century, when the Priory was founded by the monks of the Valliscaulian order. Today's layout mainly has developed since the Victorian era, although a few names and features remind one of its monastic... read more
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16th century peel tower with its attached added-on mansion house. Gardens laid out by Field Marshal Earl Haig.

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Blair Castle - Scotland
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Located at the gateway to Cairngorms National Park, Blair Castle sits at the heart of 145,000 acre Atholl Estates. Fortress home of the Dukes of Atholl from the Castle's commencement in 1269. Visitors can immerse themselves in 700 years of family history... read more
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From the east gateway on the Crieff Muthill road, visitors drive up the long beech avenue to the car park and then walk to the outer castle court. On passing into the inner courtyard and attaining the top of the terracing the full extent and majesty of th... read more
Duart Castle - Scotland
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Standing high on rocks above the eastern entrance to the Sound of Mull, the castle is home to the chiefs of the Macleans of Duart. The keep was built in the 13th century, possibly within even older walls. Burnt by the English in 1758, it was restored in 1... read more
Dumfries House - Scotland
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Commissioned by William Crichton Dalrymple, the 5th Earl of Dumfries, Dumfries House is Robert Adam's most important early work. With over 600 items of furniture, many of which remain in situ as designed and intended for the house, the Dumfries collection... read more
Dunnottar Castle - Scotland
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Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about 3 kilometres south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have ... read more
Dunrobin Castle - Scotland
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One of Scotland's oldest inhabited houses, and the most northerly of its great castles. Although the keep dates from 1300, the exterior was romantically remodelled by Sir Charles Barry in 1845 and many of the interiors by Sir Robert Lorimer after a fire i... read more
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Any visit to the Isle of Skye would be incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, with its 5* grading from Visit Scotland. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest co... read more
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Widely recognised as the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan sits majestically at the point where three great lochs meet. The site has been fortified for at least 800 years and although partially destroyed during a Jacobite uprising in 1719... read more
Fingask Castle - Scotland
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The trees, the topiary, the numerous statues, the magnificent views, the holy well, the great lawns around the castle combine to provide a secluded country atmosphere a mere 15 minutes drive from Dundee airport and one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Fro... 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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Located in one of Scotland’s finest sporting estates, Gordon Castle is a 15th Century exclusive use venue situated in the heart of Malt Whisky country, alongside the River Spey, in Fochabers, Moray. We offer a range of luxury services for our discerning ... read more
Hirsel, The - Scotland
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500 acre Park with lake and river. Noted for its spectacular rhododendron/azalea wood at its best in late May/early June and daffodils in April, depending on the weather. A haven for ducks and summer migrants. Craft shops and tea room.

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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
Lennoxlove House - Scotland
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A strong and well preserved keep or Pele tower - with suitably rugged interiors - is at the heart of this delightful castle which was extended in the 17th century into a more comfortable house, now containing the Dukes of Hamilton collection of pictures, ... read more
Mount Stuart - Scotland
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One of the marvels of high Victorian gothic architecture. The 3rd Marquess of Bute, a convert to the Roman church and scholarly aesthete, called in the architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in 1880 to build a new mansion which in red sandstone combined Ven... read more
Paxton House - Scotland
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Built for Patrick Home, a young Scottish laird, Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, featuring Adam interiors and fine collections of Chippendale and Trotter furniture. Includes the largest picture gallery in... read more
Penicuik House - Scotland
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Ruined Palladian mansion built in 1765 by Sir James Clerk 3rd Bt. of Penicuik and extended in 1857. Destroyed by fire in 1899 and now consolidated as a ruin as one of the finest examples of classical Palladian architecture in Scotland.

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Pitmuies Gardens - Scotland
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Walled gardens adjoin 18th century house and 1643 dovecote. Borders of delphiniums (older varieties grown for 70 years), perennials and old roses protected by yew hedges. River and loch walks with rowans and maples, many from Japanese or American seed. <... 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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Nestling in the gentle Border Hills, with its rose pink sandstone and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish History.... read more
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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Occupied as a home since the 13th century, this medieval castle has exceptional Georgian interiors and is surrounded by extensive gardens.

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An Ancient House with a Victorian Facade. Situated far from any city yet at the heart of Welsh History, Art & Politics. Once a landed estate, now a conference centre, wedding venue, Grade I listed garden and events venue. Famed for centuries for its h... read more
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Built by the illustrious North Wales Wynn family, c. 1500, a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house incorporating medieval material from the dissolved abbey of ... read more
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The seat of the Phillips family since around 1300, the bleak castle's remodelling in the mid-18th century created a country house with fine plasterwork and panelling, while a Regency wing was added in the 1800s.

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The gardens at Plas Brondanw are a fine example of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis's talent for creative landscape design. The main features date from the early part of the 20th century before he began Portmeirion, but work continued on and off until the 1960s.... 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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Glenarm Castle - Northern Ireland
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Home to the Earls of Antrim for over 400 years, Glenarm Castle is today a beautiful Jacobethan style mansion set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Although the Castle is only occasionally open to the public, the Castle’s magnificent Walled Garden... 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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