Historic Houses in All Regions.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage
The most romantic of all the Shakespearean properties, is Anne Hathaway's Cottage, which lies in the beautiful hamlet of Shottery, just outside Stratford-upon-Avon.
Balmoral Castle
In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland's finest scenery.
Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace was built for the National Hero John 1st Duke of Marlborough and his Duchess Sarah, given by Queen Anne as a gift in reward for his military services.
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the sovereign, and was first opened to the public in 1993. The History of Buckingham Palace begins in 1702 when the Duke of Buckingham had it built as his London home.
Castle Howard
Set in an elevated position, against the Howardian Hills in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Castle Howard's magnificent facade is visible for miles around.
Chatsworth
Chatsworth is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been the family home of the Cavendish family since 1549.There's always something different to see, do and discover at Chatsworth.
Eltham Palace
In 1933 Stephen Courtauld - millionaire, war veteran and patron of the arts - looked to the suburb of Eltham as the setting for a breathtaking new home. His vision was to link a modern, fashionable residence to the Great Hall of a medieval royal palace.
Hampton Court Palace
For over 500 years, Hampton Court Palace has stood serenely on the banks of the River Thames. Many important historical figures, including 12 monarchs, have fallen helplessly for her charms. Will you join them?
Harewood House
For a great family day out, why not visit Harewood House?  The kids will love the Adventure Playground, and everyone will enjoy the exploring the grounds, the bird gardens and inside the house itself.
Sandringham House, Museum & Gardens
Sandringham House is the country retreat of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, built by King Edward VII and passed down as a private home through three generations of monarchs.
Shakespeare's Birthplace
The Man of the Millennium - William Shakespeare, was born in 1564 in the half-timbered house in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. You can still visit this house today.
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Experience the magical world of Brighton's Royal Pavilion, home to three British monarchs. Decorated in the Chinese taste with an Indian exterior this Regency Palace is quite breathtaking.
10 Downing Street
No. 10 Downing Street, with its famous black front door - the backdrop to many historical announcements, has been the official residence of Britain's Prime Minister since 1732.
2 Willow Road
This house is one of Britain's most important examples of Modernist architecture; the former home of Erno Goldfinger and designed and built by him in 1939.
7 Hammersmith Terrace
7 Hammersmith Terrace is an internationally important Arts and Crafts "time warp" full of William Morris treasures. It's one of a terrace of Georgian houses overlooking the Thames.
A La Ronde
The National Trust property of A la Ronde is the perfect day out for those who like something a little unusual in terms of interior design and appreciate a family history.
Abbotsford House
Abbotsford is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist, and author of timeless classics such as Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake.
Aberconwy House
Aberconwy House is a 14th-century merchant's house, it is the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of this walled town over nearly six centuries.
Alloa Tower
Alloa Tower is all that remains of a historic ancestral manor house, destroyed by fire in 1800. Its 11-ft-thick walls allow a unique opportunity for visitors to walk on the roof and enjoy the spectacular views.
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
Anglesey Abbey estate is 96 acres of garden and parkland, a country house in the Jacobean style and an Eighteenth century watermill.
Antony
Beautifully situated overlooking the River Lynher, this elegant stately home and estate has been the home of the Carew family for over 600 years. Recently used for the filming of "Alice in Wonderland".
Apsley House
Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital's finest residences. Also known as 'Number One London', because it was the first house encountered past the toll-gate into London from the countryside.
Arbury Hall
Arbury Hall has been the seat of the Newdegate family for over 400 years and is the ancestral home of Vicount and Viscountess Daventry.
Argyll's Lodging
Please note access is by pre-booked guided tour only through arrangement with Stirling Castle.
Arley Hall & Gardens
Arley Hall, with its ancient history and over 100 acres of gardens and parkland, has been owned and run by the same family for more than 500 years.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum
Nestling in the thickly wooded valley of the River Yeo lies the 1125ha (2700 acre) Arlington Court estate. At its centre stands the intimate and intriguing home of Miss Rosalie Chichester.
Arniston House
Arniston is privately owned by descendants of the Dundas family who purchased the land in 1571. The present mansion house was commenced in 1726 by William Adam and completed by his son John , brother of the famous Robert, in the 1750's.
Arundel Castle & Gardens
Built at the end of the 11th century, Arundel Castle is both ancient castle and stately home. It has been the home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for 850 years.
Astley Hall
Discover a 400 year old house, built by the Charnock family in Elizabethan times.
Athelhampton House and Gardens
Considered one of the finest 15th century houses in England, Athelhampton delights visitors with its superbly furnished rooms. The gardens, dating from 1891, are full of vistas and gain much from the fountains and River Piddle flowing through.
Attingham Park
Attingham Park was built in 1785 for the 1st Lord Berwick. It has a picture gallery by John Nash, magnificent Regency interiors and collections of silver, Italian furniture and Grand Tour paintings.
Audley End
Audley End, in Essex, is one of English Heritage's grandest stately homes. With its working Victorian stables, Jacobean architecture and Capability Brown landscaping.
Avebury Manor and Garden
Known as one of Britain's top topiary sites, Avebury Manor in Wiltshire was built on the site of a 12th-century Benedictine Priory.
Ayton Castle
Ayton Castle's imposing silhouette is often glimpsed by passengers on express trains speeding north from Berwick-upon-Tweed towards Edinburgh. Its mighty tower, bartisans and crowstepped gables look satisfying foreign to the English visitor.
Bachelors' Club
Follow in the steps of Robert Burns when you visit this fascinating 17th-century thatched house where he and his friends formed a debating club in 1780.
Baddesley Clinton Hall
Enjoy a day at Baddesley Clinton, the medieval moated manor house with hidden secrets! One the most enchanting properties owned by the National Trust, Baddesley Clinton has seen little change since 1633 when Henry Ferrers 'the Antiquary' died.
Balfour Castle
Balfour Castle was completed in 1848 to the order of the then owner, David Balfour, 4th Laird of Balfour and Trenabie. The Castle is said to incorporate 7 turrets, 12 exterior doors, 52 rooms and 365 panes of glass.
Bantock House Museum

Well-hidden within Bantock Park, Bantock House has now been restored to it's full Edwardian Glory. Explore the delightful home of the Bantock Family, and on the way, you'll discover some of Wolverhampton's secret history.

Barley Hall
Barley Hall is a unique survival in York, a city of wonderful buildings. It is a medieval building in the centre of the city, forgotten until a few years ago.
Barrie's Birthplace
The creator of the eternal magic of Peter Pan - J M Barrie - was born here in 1860.
Barrington Court
Barrington Court is a 16th century manor house which epitomises the ongoing work of the National Trust. This is a lovely Tudor manor house with Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens.
Basildon Park
This beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 1776-83. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as the unusual Octagon Room.
Batemans
The homely sandstone house of Bateman's was the former home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936. Literary fans will recognize the house which is mentioned in his autobiography.
Bayham Abbey
Come and enjoy this romantic Abbey ruin, set in the picturesque valley of the River Teise, in the heart of the Weald.
Beaulieu
A unique day out in the heart of the New Forest. The list of things to see is as varied as its history which beckons you from across the centuries.
Beccles & District Museum
The Museum is housed in Leman House which was probably built around 1570 and was completely restored and modernised in the 1760s.
Belmont House and Garden
The unique Georgian house of Belmont, set in beautiful gardens and surrounded by classical English country parkland, commands stunning views of the rolling Kent countryside.
Belsay Hall
With its 19th century hall, Grade I listed gardens and 14th century castle, Belsay Hall is one of the best-value days out in Northumberland.
Belton House
Belton House is one of England's finest historic stately homes from the Restoration period It is built in the style of an old French mansion and is reached through the Lion Gates.
Beningbrough Hall
Beningbrough Hall combines a visit to an 18th century Georgian Mansion in its own impressive gardens with the unique opportunity to see over 100 paintings.
Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum
The renowned waterfowl collection was started by the late Gerald Askew in the 1960's and soon became the largest private collection in the UK.
Berrington Hall
A Triumphal Arch, a bedroom celebrating the victories of Admiral Lord Rodney and Capability Brown-designed gardens make Berrington Hall a top place to visit in Herefordshire
Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum
This delightful early 16th century, timber framed, thatched building, once three cottages, is the oldest domestic building in East Dereham
Blair Castle
Nestling like a white jewel in the dramatic Highland Perthshire landscape, Blair Castle has a fascinating history spanning seven centuries and beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds.
Blaise Castle House Museum
The museum features displays of everyday life in and around Bristol, including toys, costumes and domestic equipment. It stands in extensive grounds and woodland.
Blakesley Hall
Blakesley Hall has been carefully refurbished and restored. It was re-opened to the public on 4th May 2002. The Hall is a timber-framed farmhouse built, in 1590, by Richard Smalbroke a man of local importance.
Blickling Hall
Blickling is one of the greatest houses in East Anglia. The house dates from the early seventeenth century and has fine collections of furniture, pictures and tapestries.
Bolling Hall
Tucked away in a leafy garden, less than a mile from the city centre. Bolling Hall is one of Bradford's most precious jewels.
Boscobel House
Boscobel House was built in about 1632, when John Giffard of Whiteladies converted a timber-framed farmhouse into a hunting lodge.
Boston Manor House
Boston Manor House is a fine Jacobean manor house built in 1623 and situated in parkland containing a lake and ancient cedar trees.
Boughton House
Boughton House is the Northamptonshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
Boughton Monchelsea Place
Boughton Monchelsea Place is a lovely Elizabethan Manor House, dating from 1567.
Bowhill House & Country Estate
The Scottish Borders home of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry KT, is in the centre of an extensive estate of hills and valleys where history and landscape combine to provide a unique experience.
Bowood House & Gardens
People come again and again to rediscover the enchantment of Bowood - a family stately home embracing a whole world of fascination in the splendour of a bygone age.
Bramham Park
Bramham Park is a splendid Queen Anne mansion, containing fine collections of furniture, porcelain and paintings and is set in the peaceful tranquillity of 66 acres of formal gardens and 100 acres of pleasure grounds.
Brantwood
Brantwood was the home of John Ruskin from 1872 until his death in 1900, Brantwood became an intellectual powerhouse and one of the greatest literary and artistic centres in Europe.
Breamore House & Museum
The magnificent Manor House is set above the picturesque village of Breamore, overlooking the avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest just north of Fordingbridge.
Bristol's Georgian House
A carefully preserved example of a late 18th-century sugar merchant's town house.
Bristol's Red Lodge
Built c. 1590, it was in the grounds of the Great House which stood on the site of the present Colston Hall. Inside on the first floor, is the last surviving suite of 16th-century rooms in Bristol.
Broadlands
Broadlands is to undergo major remedial work over the next two years and of necessity this means that the House and Mountbatten Exhibition will be closed to the public until 2012.
Brockhampton Estate
At the heart of the Brockhampton estate lies Lower Brockhampton - a medieval moated manor house with a beautiful timber framed gatehouse.
Brodsworth Hall
Brodsworth Hall in Yorkshire is one of the most authentic Victorian country houses in England.
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte, were the authors of some of the greatest books in the English language. Haworth Parsonage was their much-loved home and Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were all written here.
Broughton Castle
The home of Lord and Lady Saye and Sele, and owned by the same family for over 600 years.
Broughton House
An 18th-century house of the Murrays of Broughton and Cally, which was bought by E A Hornel, the renowned artist and member of the 'The Glasgow Boys'.
Buckland Abbey
Buckland was originally a small but influential Cistercian monastery. The house, incorporating the remains of the 13th-century abbey church, has rich associations with Sir Francis Drake and his seafaring rival, Sir Richard Grenville.
Burgh House & Hampstead Local History Museum
Burgh House is a handsome Queen Anne house in the heart of Old Hampstead, with original panelled rooms and staircase, and wrought-iron gates.
Burghley House
Burghley house is the largest and grandest of the first Elizabethan Age. Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer of England, between 1565 and 1587, the house is a family home for his descendants to this day.
Burns House
It was in this simple sandstone house in a quiet Dumfries street that Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, spent the last years of his brilliant life.
Buscot Park and the Faringdon Collection
Buscot Park was built by Edward Loveden Townsend in the 1770's. The house is a dignified example of late 18th-century taste for Italianate country houses.
Cadhay
Cadhay is an historic manor house built in 1550, which is 12 miles east of Exeter.
Caerhays Castle Gardens
New plants are being tried out all the time at Caerhays which has now been designated as holders of a National Collection of Magnolias by the NCCPG.
Calke Abbey
A tour of Calke Abbey's treasures is like taking a step back in history. The stately home remains in a mid-19th century time warp.
Callendar House
Have a grand day out at Callendar House in Falkirk. Situated amidst magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories spanning almost 2000 years
Camperdown Country Park
Camperdown incorporates within its boundaries Camperdown Country Park, Templeton Woods, and Clatto Reservoir. There is also a wildlife centre, family fun fair, adventure playground, golf courses, cinema and ice rink
Canons Ashby House
Canons Ashby has been the family home of the Drydens since Elizabethan times and that family atmosphere remains today.
Capesthorne Hall
Capesthorne Hall has been the home of the Bromley-Davenport family and their ancestors since Domesday times.
Carlyles House
This Queen Anne house was the home of Thomas Carlyle, the "Sage of Chelsea" for 47 years until his death in 1881.
Castle Drogo
Combine a drive through beautiful Dartmoor National Park with a visit to the wonderful stately home of Castle Drogo.
Cawdor Castle
Cawdor. A magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for, here is Scottish history that you can touch and see and sense for yourself.
Chambercombe Manor
Set in a secluded valley, the Manor House has much to offer because of its history, situation, age and legends. The House dates from the 11th Century and was mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Charlecote Park
A visit to Charlecote Park is a chance to follow the fortunes of the Lucy family who came to England during the time of William the Conqueror.
Charleston
In 1916 the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant moved to Sussex with their unconventional household. From the moment they arrived they began to transform the house with decorations.
Chartwell
Visit the home of Sir Winston Churchill and gain an insight into the domestic life of Britain's famous wartime Prime Minister.
Chastleton House
Chastleton House is one of England's finest and most complete Jacobean houses. It is filled with a mixture of rare and everyday objects, furniture and textiles collected since its completion in 1612.
Chavenage
This historic Elizabethan house, home of the Lowsley-Williams family, contains much of interest to the discerning visitor. Visitors can see the tapestry rooms and furniture and relics of the Cromwellian period.
Chenies Manor House
The semi-fortified brick Manor House was built by Sir John Cheyne about 1460. Sir John Russell (later the 1st Earl of Bedford) made additions in 1526, and it was his principal residence.
Chettle House
In 1710 Thomas Archer was commissioned to build the existing Chettle House. The house has no corners, all corners are rounded in common with the Archer style similar to those at the Church in Smith Square in London.
Chirk Castle
Few places welcome visitors with a "bloody" hand, but the Myddelton family coat-of-arms above the elaborate gates does indeed incorporate just such a symbol.
Churchill War Rooms
Visit the Churchill War Rooms, part of Imperial War Museums, to discover the original Cabinet War Rooms, the wartime bunker which sheltered Churchill and his staff during the Blitz.
Clandon Park
A grand Palladian mansion, built in the 1730s by the Venetian architect Leoni and notable for its magnificent two-storeyed Marble Hall
Claydon House
Claydon is an extraordinary house with remarkable 18th century, rococo and chinoiserie decoration. Features include the unique Chinese room and parquetry Grand Stairs.
Clevedon Court
Home to the Elton family and with a fine display of the family pottery, known as Eltonware, Clevedon Court reflects the many centuries and owners it has outlasted.
Cliveden
This spectacular estate overlooking the River Thames has a series of charismatic gardens featuring topiary, statuary, water gardens, a formal parterre and woodland and riverside walks with magnificent vistas.
Clouds Hill
Although it is a long way from Arabia, Clouds Hill was the simple Dorset home of writer and British Army Officer, T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia.
Cobham Hall
Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red brick mansion dating from 1584, which demonstrates an exciting combination of Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean and 18th Century styles.
Coleton Fishacre
Visitors walking the delightful South West Coastal Path from Kingswear along the Dart Estuary will spy this delightful family home, built in the 1920s for the D'Oyly Carte family.
Cotehele House
Cotehele House has been owned by the Edgcumbe family for over 600 years and is a well-preserved Tudor Manor House which even today does not have electric lighting.
Coughton Court
Coughton Court has been the ancestral home of the Throckmorton family since 1409 and is a fine example of a Tudor stately home.
Cragside
Enter the world of Lord Armstrong - Victorian inventor, innovator and lanscape genius. Cragside house was the wonder of its age, and the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity.
Craigievar Castle
This fairytale-like castle, which exemplifies some of the best Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the beautiful rolling hillsides of Aberdeenshire.
Crathes Castle
An ideal place for the whole family to visit for a fantastic day out on Royal Deeside. The castle, with its fairytale turrets, is a superb example of a 16th-century tower house
Crook Hall and Gardens
Crook Hall built in the 13th century is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham. The Hall is a jumble of buildings reflecting its historical development.
Croome Park
Fans of Lancelot "Capability" Brown will want to visit Croome Park as this was the first major landscape which he designed.
Culzean Castle & Country Park
The range of interests and activities at Culzean provides a perfect day out for the family.
Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens
Behind the impressive pink ashlar fašade lies the real surprise of Dalemain - its sheer variety. The history of the house stretches from Saxon times to early Georgian and has been in the same family since 1679
Dalmeny House
When Dalmeny House was completed in 1817, it marked a great departure in Scottish architecture; its Tudor Gothic style, with its highly-decorated chimneys and crenellations, looked back toward fanciful 16th-century English mansions, such as Hampton Court.
Dinefwr Park & Newton House
Dinefwr Park and Castle is a very special and beautiful place. Now, thanks to a £5 million, three-year project the Park is being transformed and is getting even better!
Doddington Hall and Gardens
Doddington Hall stands today exactly as it was built with its walled gardens, gatehouse and family church.
Donington le Heath Manor House
Step back in time and experience how people really lived in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart Times at Donington le Heath Manor House.
Dorfold Hall
Dorfold Hall is a Jacobean country house built in 1616 for Ralph Wilbraham. The house has beautiful plaster ceilings and panelling. The 18 acres of garden reflect four centuries of gardening fashion.
Dorney Court
Dorney Court has been the home of the Palmer family for more than 450 years, passing from father to son through thirteen generations. It is a Grade 1 listed building.
Dudmaston Estate
Dudmaston offers a wonderful collection of art and sculptures in a grand country house setting. A visit to this splendid estate offers choices of how to spend your day.
Duff House
Duff House is a magnificent early Georgian mansion, designed by William Adam for Earl Fife, and acknowledged to be his masterpiece.
Duncombe Park
Sir Charles Duncombe's new Baroque mansion was completed in 1713 on a virgin plateau overlooking Helmsley Castle and the valley of the River Rye.
Dunham Massey
Dunham Massey is a delightful country house in Cheshire with unique gardens, fine interiors and a working sawmill.
Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses. It is the largest house in the highlands, and is one of Britains oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating in part from the early 1300s.
Dyrham Park
The impressive baroque mansion of Dyrham Hall was principally developed by William Blathwayt. He married Mary Wynter in 1686 and on the death of her father began work on the neglected manor house.
East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall was a thoroughly Yorkshire stately home of the Murgatroyd family with a medieval barn and fish pond.
Eastnor Castle
In the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake, this fairy-tale castle is the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family.
Edmondsham House and Gardens
Edmonsham House is a fine Tudor Manor House with Georgian additions, which has remained within the ownership of the same family since the sixteenth Century.
Elton Hall
Elton Hall stands in the midst of unspoilt landscaped parkland, on a site where there has been a house since the Norman Conquest.
Erddig Hall, Gardens & Country Park
Erddig is a very special place. It is a unique family home that has captured the way of life of a bustling household community during the early years of this century.
Eyam Hall
Eyam Hall has been the much loved home of the Wright family for over 300 years. A guided tour of this remarkably unspoilt 17th century manor house affords a glimpse of history in miniature.
Fairfax House
Come and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax.
Falkland Palace
The Royal Palace of Falkland, set in the heart of a unique medieval village, was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots.
Farnborough Hall
Farnborough Hall was acquired by the Holbech family in 1684, and the honey-coloured, Grade I listed, two-storey mansion was built shortly after that.
Fawley Court
Fawley Court has a history that dates back to the 11th Century, the current house being designed by the world famous Sir Christopher Wren in 1683.
Felbrigg Hall
This lovely house is within North Norfolk's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and stands in its own 1,750 acre estate. It is one of the finest seventeenth century houses in the country.
Fenton House
Fenton House is a late 17th-century construction with an outstanding collection of porcelain, 17th-century needlework pictures, Georgian furniture and early keyboard instruments, most of which are in working order.
Finchcocks
Finchcocks is a fine early Georgian manor in a beautiful unspoilt setting which houses a magnificent collection of some ninety historical keyboard instruments.
Finlaystone Country Estate
Welcome to Finlaystone with its spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde. We hope you will find something for everyone here, whatever the season.
Firle Place
Firle Place is the home of the Gage family and has been for over 500 years. This unique Tudor house is set at the foot of the Sussex Downs within its own parkland and boasts a very interesting history.
Flatford Bridge Cottage
This thatched sixteenth century cottage is at the heart of Constable Country. It houses a display about the artist who features Bridge Cottage in several of his paintings.
Ford Green Hall
Ford Green Hall is a seventeenth century house complete with period garden. It was home to the Ford family for almost two centuries.
Forde Abbey and Gardens
Founded in 1146, Forde Abbey was one of the most significant Cistercian monasteries in England during the four centuries that separated the reign of King Stephen from the Reformation.
Forty Hall & Estate
Forty Hall & Estate is changing and full refurbishment is underway for this magnificent Jacobean mansion with formal gardens, parkland and ornamental lakes.
Gainsborough's House
Gainsborough's House is the birthplace museum of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), one of England's most celebrated artists. More of his paintings, drawings and prints are on display here than anywhere else in the world.
Gawsworth Hall
Dating from 1480, Gawsworth Hall is a beautiful Tudor manor house, and one of Cheshire's must-see attractions. Once home to Elizabeth I's maid of honour, Gawsworth is now the family home of the Richards Family.
Gawthorpe Hall
Gawthorpe Hall was built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family who had already been at Gawthorpe for over 200 years.
Georgian House (Edinburgh)
The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban design, Charlotte Square. It dates from 1796, when those who could afford it began to escape from the cramped, squalid conditions of Edinburgh's Old Town.
Gladstone's Land
Gladstone's Land was the home of a prosperous Edinburgh merchant, Thomas Gledstanes, in the 17th century. But Gledstanes also let out parts of the building to different tenants.
Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle is the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and has been a royal residence since 1372.
Godolphin
For those who would like to see the practical side of the National Trust, a visit during the restoration of the Godolphin property near Helston is the ideal opportunity to do so.
Great Chalfield Manor and Garden
It is hard to find a more delightful example of a medieval manor house than Great Chalfield Manor, surrounded by its seven acres of splendid Arts and Crafts gardens.
Greenbank Garden
Within easy reach of city dwellers, this unique walled garden contains a collection of designs of particular interest to suburban gardeners. These include a parterre layout, fountains and a woodland walk.
Greenhill Covenanters House
Greenhill is a place where time has been made to stand still taking us back from the time when King James VI travelled south of the border to his new kingdom to the time over a century later when the two kingdoms were united.
Greenway
Agatha Christie fans will immediately recognize Greenway as the setting for the thriller "Dead Man's Folly" and its cameo appearance in "Five Little Pigs".
Greys Court
Greys Court is a picturesque and intriguing house, originally 14th-century, with a beautiful courtyard and a tower surviving from 1347. It was later involved with Jacobean court intrigue.
Grimsthorpe Castle
Grimsthorpe has been the home of the de Eresby family since 1516, when it was granted by Henry VIII to the 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby on the occasion of his marriage to Maria de Salinas, kinswoman and lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine of Aragon.
Gunby Hall
Described by Tennyson as a haunt of ancient peace, Gunby Hall is in one of the most remote corners of England, at the tip of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Haddo House
Haddo House is unusual for Aberdeenshire in that it is not a castle - yet it is one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public in Scotland.
Haddon Hall
Haddon Hall - the Derbyshire Home of the Duke of Rutland, has belonged to the family since the late 16th century.
Hagley Hall
Hagley Hall and Park are among the supreme achievements of eighteenth-century English architecture and landscape gardening.
Hall's Croft
Halls Croft was the home of Dr. John Hall and Shakespeare's eldest daughter Susanna, whom he married in 1607.
Ham House
Ham House is unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century power and fashion. Built in 1610, it was enlarged during the 1670s when it was at the heart of Restoration court life and intrigue.
Hanbury Hall
When Thomas Vernon commissioned Hanbury Hall to be built near Droitwich Spa, he employed only the best designers and artisans to create this lovely William and Mary-style mansion and gardens.
Hardwick Hall
One of the most splendid houses in England. Built by Bess of Hardwick in the 1590s, and unaltered since: yet its huge windows and high ceilings make it feel strikingly modern.
Hartland Abbey and Gardens
Hartland Abbey was founded in 1157 in a narrow, wandering valley running inland from the Atlantic coast. It was dissolved in 1539 having survived longer than any monastery in the country.
Harvard House
Harvard House is not currently open to the public.Harvard House was the home of Katherine Rogers, mother of John Harvard, whose bequest made possible the foundation of Harvard University. Harvard House is the home of the Museum of British Pewter.
Harvington Hall
The moated island was made about 1260 and parts of the Hall are medieval, but most of it was built by Humphrey Pakington about 1580.
Hatchlands Park
Built in 1758 for Admiral Edward Boscawen and set in a beautiful Repton Park offering a variety of park and woodland walks, Hatchlands contains splendid interiors by Robert Adam, decorated in appropriately nautical style.
Hatfield House
Celebrated Jacobean House and Tudor Old Palace steeped in Elizabethan and Victorian political history in a spectacular countryside setting. Built in 1607 and home of the Cecil family for 400 years.
Heaton Hall
A magnificent neo-classical country house with beautifully restored 18th century interiors, set in 650 acres of rolling parkland.
Hemingford Grey Manor
Most of the Norman house remains virtually intact in spite of various changes over nine centuries. The house and garden are the setting for the Green Knowe books, written by Lucy Boston.
Highclere Castle
Highclere Castle, the family home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, is located in Hampshire near the town of Newbury. It is the fantastic setting of the popular television series Downton Abbey.
Hill House
The finest of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic creations, The Hill House sits high above the Clyde commanding fine views over the river estuary.
Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden
This fascinating mansion house, built in 1906, reflects the period 1870 - 1920 when Scotland was the industrial workshop of the world.
Hill Top
Those who have enjoyed the film Miss Potter will already know that the lovely Lake District farmhouse of Hill Top was the home of the prolific author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter.
Hinton Ampner Garden
Hinton Ampner is one of the great gardens of the 20th-century. It is a masterpiece of design by Ralph Dutton, 8th and last Lord Sherborne, uniting a formal layout with varied and informal plantings in pastel shades.
Hogarths House
Hogarth's House in Chiswick was built around 1700 and was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth from 1749 until his death in 1764.
Holdenby House and Gardens
Just across the fields from Althorp lies Holdenby, a house whose royal connections go back over 400 years. Built by Sir Christopher Hatton to entertain Elizabeth I, it became the Palace of James I and the prison of his son, Charles I.
Holker Hall and Gardens
At Holker you always feel like a welcome guest not a tourist. It is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens merging into parkland, with hills on one side and the expanse of Morecambe Bay on the other.
Holkham Hall and Bygones Museum
Holkham Hall, home of the Coke family and the Earls of Leicester, was built between 1734 and 1764 by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester.
Holmwood House
Holmwood has been described as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic design. It was built in 1857-8 for James Couper who, with his brother Robert, owned Millholm Paper Mills on the banks of the River Cart.
Houghton Hall
Houghton Hall is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in England, it was built in the 1720s for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first prime minister.
House of Dun
This beautiful Georgian house, overlooking the Montrose Basin nature reserve, was designed by William Adam in 1730.
House of the Binns
An Edinburgh butter merchant, Thomas Dalyell, who had made his fortune at the court of King James VI and I in London, built the House of the Binns between 1612 and 1630.
Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage
Hugh Miller was one of the great Scots of the 19th century. Starting as a stonemason, he rose to world fame as a writer and pioneer of geology, as well as being a campaigning journalist and leading church reformer.
Hughenden Manor
Hughenden Manor was the home of Victorian prime minister and statesman Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 until his death in 1881. Most of his furniture, books and pictures remain in this, his private retreat.
Ickworth House, Park & Garden
Ickworth is one of the most unusual and most surprising of National Trust properties, an elegant Italianate house and gardens set within spectacular English parkland.
Ightham Mote
Ightham Mote is a superbly restored 14th century half-timbered house set in a deep wooded valley, surrounded by its original water-filled moat.
Ingatestone Hall
Ingatestone Hall is a sixteenth century manor house built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor Monarchs.
Isel Hall
The Elizabethan Range and fortified Pele Tower of Isel Hall dominates the landscape in its magical setting above River Derwent.
Jane Austen's House Museum
Jane Austen's House Museum is housed in a charming red-brick seventeenth-century house, It was Jane's last home, where she lived with her mother and sister Cassandra from 1809 until 1817.
John Knox House
John Knox House has been the outstanding building in Edinburgh's historic Netherbow for over five hundred years.
Kedleston Hall
Fans of 18th century architect, Robert Adam, are in for a treat at Kedleston Hall. The interior designs of this Palladian mansion have some of the best examples of Adam's work.
Kelburn Castle & Country Centre
Kelburn Castle provides an impressive background to exotic gardens, famous trees and many features of historical interest.
Kellie Castle
This very fine example of domestic architecture in Lowland Scotland dates from the 14th century and was sympathetically restored by the Lorimer family in the late 19th century.
Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens
Kelmarsh is a 3,363 acre (1361ha) agricultural estate at the heart of which stands the eighteenth century Kelmarsh Hall, surrounded by its pleasure gardens and parkland.
Kelmscott Manor
Kelmscott Manor, a grade 1 listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, was the summer home of William Morris from 1871 until his death in 1896. Morris loved the house as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered.
Kentwell Hall and Gardens
Kentwell Hall is a romantic, moated, mellow brick Tudor mansion in a tranquil parkland setting.
Kenwood House
Kenwood House presides over the extensive Hampstead Heath with superb views of the city of London from its hilltop position.
Killerton House
From a historic costume exhibition to Victorian plant collections, there is something to please most enthusiasts at the lovely Killerton House which is set amidst rolling Devonshire hills.
Kingston Lacy
Kingston Lacy is a magnificent mansion with important collections, set in attractive formal gardens and parkland.
Knebworth House
The Lytton family have lived at Knebworth for 500 years. Queen Elizabeth 1 stayed here, Charles Dickens acted in private theatricals in the House and Winston Churchill's painting of the Banqueting Hall hangs in the room where he painted it.
Knightshayes Court
They say that every cloud has a silver lining. In the case of the Heathcote-Amory family, it was the hounding of lace-maker, John Heathcote.
Knole Park
Knole Park is just the place to combine a round of golf with a historic and interesting National Trust property.
Lacock Abbey
Lacock Abbey has frequently been used as the setting for such classic films as Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Robin Hood.
Lamport Hall
Lamport Hall was the home of the Isham family for over four centuries.
Lanhydrock House
Lanhydrock House is cleverly laid out as if the family has just stepped out. Buckets are lined up in the housemaids' closets, black boots stand polished by the bed and tobacco pipes lie waiting.
Lauriston Castle
A country mansion situated five miles west of the city centre, it stands in extensive grounds overlooking the Firth of Forth.
Layer Marney Tower
Layer Marney Tower was built between 1515 and 1525 and is the tallest Tudor Gatehouse in the country. Henry 1st Lord Marney was Henry VIII's Lord Privy Seal and he built himself a house which was, he thought, magnificent enough for a person of his po
Leighton Hall
Set in beautiful parkland against a backdrop of the Lakeland Fells, award winning neo Gothic Leighton Hall is the lived-in home of the Gillow family.
Leighton House Art Gallery Museum
Leighton House was the home of Frederic, Lord Leighton, (1830-1896), the great classical painter and President of the Royal Academy.
Leith Hall
There are 286 acres of scenic estate land to explore. The formal and informal gardens are noted for their colour and diversity.
Lennoxlove House
Lennoxlove, dating from the 14th century is the home of the Duke of Hamilton, Scotland's premier Duke.
Levens Hall
The Hall is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th century pele tower with unique Topiary Gardens and a working steam collection.
Linley Sambourne House
Linley Sambourne House was the home of Edward Linley Sambourne a leading Punch cartoonist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period.
Little Hall
Little Hall is a late 14th Century Hall House on the main square, it mirrors the history of Lavenham over the centuries. It was built in the 1390s as a family house and workplace.
Little Malvern Court
Little Malvern Court has been the home of the Berington family by descent since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539.
Little Moreton Hall
The charming black-and-white timbered building of Little Moreton Hall certainly is one of the most famous Tudor country houses in England. First impressions are how small the building is!
Llancaiach Fawr Manor House
Visitors to Llancaiach Fawr Manor step back in time to the year 1645. They are greeted and shown around by the "servants" of the owner.
Llanerchaeron
Llanerchaeron is one of a few Welsh gentry estates which have survived intact to the present day.
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate
Gloucestershire is well known for its fine Regency architecture and gracious spa towns, and Lodge Park was built in keeping with this affluent lifestyle.
Longleat
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park is just getting bigger and better with more exciting things to see this year!
Loseley Park
Built in 1562 by Sir William Moore, a fine example of Elizabethan architecture, set amid beautiful parkland grazed by the Loseley Jersey herd.
Lotherton Hall
Lotherton Hall is a beautiful Edwardian country house with a bird garden, red deer park and formal gardens.
Lydiard House & Park
Lydiard Park, the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke, lies in beautiful parkland within easy reach of junction 16 on the M4. The Palladian house, church, formal parkland and surrounding pasture are the striking remains of a great estate.
Lyme Park
Lyme Park Hall, set in 1,000 acres of deer park, closely resembles "Pemberley", the home of Mr Darcy in the BBC's drama of the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice.
Lytes Cary Manor
Lytes Cary Manor is the quintessential English manor house, surrounded by neat formal gardens of clipped yews and set amidst a wonderful Somerset landscape.
Lyveden New Bield
The empty shell of Lyveden New Bield stands like a doll's house awaiting furniture and a family to move into it. After 400 years, that is unlikely to happen.
MacLellan's Castle
MacLellan's Castle is a castellated town house, which was built in the 1750s.
Mapledurham House and Watermill
Mapledurham House, still the home of the descendants of the original family, is an Elizabethan Manor House situated beside the Thames and sheltered by the Chiltern Hills.
Mary Arden's House And Countryside Museum
The farmhouse at Wilmcote, just three miles outside Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare's mother, is now a countryside museum; devoted to showing country life from Tudor times to the present day.
Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre
This impressive 16th century house, set in a garden of pear trees, interprets the tragic life and times of Mary Queen of Scots.
Melbourne Hall
In its picturesque poolside setting, Melbourne Hall was once the home of Victorian Prime Minister, William Lamb, who as 2nd Viscount Melbourne, gave his name to the famous city in Australia.
Melford Hall
Melford Hall contains a wonderful family history and a treasury of fascinating memorabilia which makes this one of the finest stately homes in the East of England.
Melford Hall - A National Trust Property
Melford Hall is a romantic turreted brick Tudor mansion near the green in the unspoilt village of Long Melford.
Mellerstain
Mellerstain, one of Scotland's great Georgian houses was begun in 1725 by William Adam and completed several years later by his famous son, Robert.
Middleton Hall
The Hall has an interesting architectural history with its earliest buildings dating from c.1300 and other buildings dating from the sixteenth century and the early nineteenth century.
Milton's Cottage
Come and visit the Grade 1 listed XVIth Century cottage where John Milton lived and completed "Paradise Lost" and started "Paradise regained".
Mirehouse
The present house was built in 1666 by the 8th Earl of Derby for his visits to his Cumbrian estates. In 1688 he sold it to his agent Roger Gregg. This is the only time it has been sold.
Moccas Court
Built by Anthony Keck in 1775 overlooking the River Wye, decoration including the round room and oval stair by Robert Adam.Now run as exclusive country house guests accommodation, see website
Mompesson House
Sharing the Close in Salisbury with the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral overlooking the Choristers' Green, the grand Mompesson House with its Queen Anne facade looks quite at home in this quiet backwater of Old Sarum.
Montacute House
Montacute House is more than just another great stately home in the National Trust collection. It has some great unique features and human-interest stories in its history which deserve to be shared.
Moseley Old Hall
The old redbrick Elizabethan farmhouse known as Moseley Old Hall has seen many historic events during its 400-year history. Built by merchant Henry Pitt in 1600.
Moseley Old Hall - A National Trust Property
This atmospheric, Elizabethan farmhouse has amazing stories to tell about what life was like in the 17th century.
Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate
This 12th-century Augustinian priory was converted into a private house after the Dissolution and still retains the spring or "font" from which its name is derived. The abbey contains a drawing-room decorated by Rex Whistler.
Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park
Created in 1971, the park covers over 800 acres and is owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Councils. Mount Edgcumbe has been famous since the 18th Century for its landscape and gardens.
Mount Stuart
Mount Stuart, a spectacular Victorian Gothic house, is the magnificent architectural fantasy of the 3rd Marquess of Bute (1847-1900) and the Scottish architect Robert Rowland Anderson.
Muchelney Abbey
Muchelney, the atmospheric and once-remote 'great island' amid the Somerset Levels, has many rewards for visitors.
Nash's House and New Place
At the end of Chapel Street, you will find the beautiful old building from the sixteenth century, known as Nash's House. In the garden, you can see the foundations of New Place - Shakespeare's fine house.
Newark Park
Built as a hunting lodge around 1550, this tall, symmetrical building with its mullioned windows reflects the sophisticated style of the Elizabethan court rather than that of a local country house.
Newstead Abbey
Founded as a monastic house in the late twelfth century, Newstead became the Byron family seat in 1540. Newstead's most famous owner, the poet Lord Byron, sold the property in 1818.
Newtimber Place
Newtimber Place is a Sussex moated house, built of flint and brick with a roof of Horsham stone.
Normanby Hall Country Park
Nestling in the heart of North Lincolnshire's tranquil countryside Normanby Hall Country Park is the ideal day out for all the family.
Nostell Priory
The original Nostell Priory was founded more than 800 years ago and was dedicated to St Oswald, who first brought Christianity to Britain.
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
The Duke of Newcastle built his new Ducal Palace between 1674-9, it still dominates the Castle Rock to this day. It was restored in 1878 as one of the first provincial museums of fine art.
Number 1 Royal Crescent
No.1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored Georgian town house that creates a vital picture of life in Georgian Bath. Built between 1767-1774 to the designs of the architect John Wood the Younger.
Nunnington Hall
Famous nowadays for displaying possibly the world's finest collection of miniature rooms, Nunnington Hall is far from miniature itself.
Oakwell Hall
This beautiful, Elizabethan manor house has delighted visitors for centuries. Built in 1583, the hall is now set out as it would have been in the 1690s, when it was the home of the Batt family.
Ordsall Hall
Ordsall Hall, once home to the wealthy Radclyffe family, is one of the finest examples of Tudor architecture in North West England.
Ormesby Hall
Ormesby Hall is an intimate home lived in by the Pennyman family for more than 300 years, with fine plaster work, carved wood decoration and fascinating portraits.
Osborne House
Osborne House, Queen Victoria's family home, is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight.
Osterley Park
The spectacular 18th-century interiors of the Osterley Park house comprise one of Britain's most complete examples of Robert Adam's work.
Otley Hall
Otley Hall is a stunningly beautiful 15th century medieval moated Hall. Still a family home, it is set in 10 acres of gardens in the tranquil Suffolk countryside.
Overbecks
Those with a love of nautical knick-knacks will thoroughly enjoy a visit to Overbeck's, named after the eccentric scientist who lived at the house from 1928-1937.
Owlpen Manor
Owlpen Manor and Gardens is closed for restoration during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Oxburgh Hall
The Hall has a magnificent Tudor Gatehouse and boasts needlework by Mary Queen of Scots. Oxburgh is surrounded by lovely gardens and there are charming woodland walks with picnic areas.
Packwood House
Packwood House, with its showcase gardens, is a splendid Tudor House which has gone full circle from being thoroughly modernized over the centuries to being restored to its Tudor grandeur.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat.
Paxton House
Built in 1758 to the design of John Adam for the dashing Scottish Laird, Patrick Home of Billie, Paxton House is the finest eighteenth century Palladian Country House in Britain.
Paycockes House
This fine half-timbered house is evidence of the wealth generated by the East Anglian wool trade in the 15th and 16th centuries. It contains unusually rich panelling and wood carving.
Peckover House and Garden
Set in the attractive market town of Wisbech, Peckover House is a lovely Georgian brick town house with a charming two acre Victorian walled garden.
Pencarrow
Pencarrow is a private house still owned and lived in by the Molesworth-St.Aubyn family. The present house was built during the 1760's.
Penshurst Place & Gardens
Penshurst Place is one of England's finest historic houses set in the Weald of Kent's peaceful rural landscape.
Petworth House
A magnificent late-17th century palace set in a beautiful park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings.
Pickford's House Museum
Pickford's House, a Grade One listed building, was built in 1770 by architect Joseph Pickford as his family home and work premises.
Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House
Plas Mawr is possibly the best preserved Elizabethan townhouse in Great Britain. It was built by Robert Wynn between 1576 and 1585.
Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
Plas Newydd, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey bears witness to the turbulent history of the family; their noble beginnings during the time of Henry VIII
Polesden Lacey
The gracious Polesden Lacey estate dates back to well before the current house was built. The elegant 19th century mansion was designed by architect Thomas Cubitt.
Pollok House
Pollok House is an elegant country house situated in the tranquil surroundings of Pollok Country Park.
Port Lympne The Aspinall Wild Animal Experience
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, in Kent, is a 500 acre safari adventure.
Powell-Cotton Museum
The Park, gardens and woodlands provide an attractive and tranquil backdrop to Quex House, one of Kent's finest Regency houses, and the Powell-Cotton Museum a vast collection of treasures gathered on twenty-eight expeditions to Africa and Asia.
Priest's House Museum
The Priest's House is an historic town house dating from the 16th century. This Grade II* listed building retains many original architectural features.
Quebec House
Those who enjoy British military history will particularly appreciate a trip to Quebec House in Kent. It was the birthplace of General James Wolfe who went on to defeat the French at Quebec in 1759.
Raby Castle
See the proud stronghold built by the mighty Neville dynasty in 1360, which has stood for centuries as a monument to their power and ambition.
Ragley Hall
Ragley is the Family home of the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford, seat of the Conway-Seymour family. Designed in 1680 by Robert Hooke.
Red House
Those struggling to define the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement of the 1870s should pay a visit to Red House in Bexleyheath.
Ripley Castle
Ripley Castle is Yorkshire's Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year. It has belonged to the Ingilby for over 700 years and they are believed to be one of the oldest families in the country to still live in the same residence.
Rodmarton Manor
Rodmarton Manor, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, was one of the last country houses to be built in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen.
Royal Burgh of Culross
This picturesque Royal Burgh on the northern shore of the Forth is a complete community, preserved as it was in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Royal Mews
The Royal Mews was built by Nash in the 1820's as the Mews for Buckingham Palace. The entrance off Buckingham Palace Road is through a Doric archway surmounted by a clock tower.
Rydal Mount and Gardens
Rydal Mount, in the heart of the Lake District, retains a lived-in, family atmosphere and has seen little change since Wordsworth and his family came to live there in 1813.
Saint Hill Manor
One of the finest Sussex sandstone buildings in England, Saint Hill Manor was built in 1792 by Gibbs Crawford.
Saltram House
Visitors to the classical Georgian mansion of Saltram House may have a strange sense of deja-vu. Saltram was used as Norland Park in the opening scenes of the film of "Sense and Sensibility".
Scone Palace
Scone is a place that breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland. Poised above the River Tay, the Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east through Strathmore to the coast.
Seaton Delaval Hall
Seaton Delaval Hall is a splendid English baroque house, regarded by many as Sir John Vanbrugh's masterpiece.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Situated in a dramatic cliff-top position, forming the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, set in 50 acres of early 19th century parkland, enjoys spectacular views over Bridlington Bay.
Shandy Hall
Here in 1760-67 the witty and eccentric parson, Laurence Sterne wrote Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey.
Shaws Corner
Visit the home of George Bernard Shaw from 1906 until his death in 1950.
Sherborne Castle
The present Sherborne Castle was built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and has been the Stately Home of the Digby family since 1617.
Shibden Hall
Built in 1420, Shibden Hall with its oak panelled interiors and atmospheric room settings is Halifax's Historic Home. The Folk Museum and Barn also offer you a world without electricity, where craftsmen worked in wood and iron.
Shipton Hall
Shipton Hall was built around 1587 by Richard Lutwyche to replace a much older, black and white, timbered house which was destroyed by fire earlier in the 16th century.
Sion Hill
Sion Hill was designed in 1912 by the renowned York Architect Walter H. Brierley "The Lutyens of the North".
Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
Skara Brae contains the best preserved group of Stone Age houses in Western Europe.
Smallhythe Place
Smallhythe Place is the perfect place for theatre lovers who will be both surprised and charmed by the contents of this 16th century farm house in its quiet rural setting.
Smithills Hall and Estate
Visitors to Smithills Hall can enjoy history in the surroundings of a building that stretches from the 14th century to the glorious period of the Arts and Craft revolution of the late 19th century.
Snowshill Manor
Few places are more historic than the lovely Tudor buildings which make up Snowshill manor. Beautifully built in local Cotswold stone, the existing modest house was built between the 15th and 18th Century.
Somerleyton Hall & Gardens
Somerleyton Hall is the family home of The Hon. Hugh and Lara Crossley.
Souter Johnnie's Cottage
The inspiration for the character Souter Johnnie, Tam's 'ancient, trusty, drouthy crony' in Burns' poem Tam O'Shanter, was John Davidson, the real-life souter (shoemaker) who lived and worked in this cottage.
Southside House
Described by connoisseurs as an unforgettable experience, Southside House provides an enchantingly eccentric backdrop to the lives and loves of generations of the Pennington Mellor Munthe families.
Southwick Hall
Dating from the 14th Century and owned successively by three families, Southwick Hall illustrates the development of a manor house.
Speke Hall
This romantic black-and-white timbered Tudor mansion captures the very best of "olde England", yet it finds itself on the edge of a modern industrial estate close to Liverpool.
Squerryes Court
Experience the warm welcome of this beautiful 17th Century manor house, still lived in by the descendants of John Warde who purchased Squerryes from the Earl of Jersey in 1731.
St. Mary's House and Gardens
This historic house in the downland village of Bramber was built in 1470 by Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, Provost of Eton College and founder of Magdalen College Oxford.
Standen
The Victorian family home of Standen is a celebration of all aspects of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Stanford Hall
Stanford, where Shakespeare's Avon flows gently through the Park, has been the home of the Cave family, ancestors of the present owner Lady Braye since 1430.
Stanway House and Fountain
Stanway House, an outstandingly beautiful example of a Jacobean manor house is situated near Winchcombe in the glorious Gloucestershire countryside and is now the setting for a 300ft single jet gravity fountain - the tallest fountain in Britain.
Stanway Water Garden
One of the finest 18th century water gardens, restored in 1998, Stanway lies beneath the 700 foot high Cotswold escarpment. Its grand formal Canal, with 165 foot high fountain , stands on a great grass terrace overlooking the Jacobean manor house.
Stonor
Stonor has been the home of Lord and Lady Camoys and the Stonor family for over eight hundred years. It is set the beautiful Chiltern Hills with commanding views of the surrounding deer park.
Stourhead
You do not have to travel as far as you might expect to see the Temple of Apollo and the Pantheon - Stourhead has miniature versions of both!
Stourhead
You do not have to travel as far as you might expect to see the Temple of Apollo and the Pantheon - Stourhead has miniature versions of both!
Stowe Landscape Gardens
One of the first and finest Georgian landscape gardens in Britain, Stowe has over 30 arches and temples mirrored in the waters of lakes or silhouetted against the sky. The garden and park were created by the Temple family during a two hundred year period.
Sudbury Hall
The ideal family day out - an intriguing house, an entertaining museum and a restful garden.
Sudeley Castle Gardens & Exhibitions
Award winning gardens and medieval ruins surround Sudeley Castle, which sits nestled in the Cotswold Hills on the edge of the historic town of Winchcombe.
Sudley House
Sudley House is a hidden gem of the art world, nestled in the leafy suburb of Mossley Hill in South Liverpool.
Sulgrave Manor
Sulgrave Manor is a superb example of a modest manor and garden of the time of Shakespeare, and was home to the ancestors of George Washington.
Sutton House
Sutton House, the oldest house in London's East End, is a rare example of a Tudor red-brick house.
Tabley House Collection
Grade I listed Palladian house containing The Leicester collection of paintings, furniture and memorabilia from the 17th to 20th century.
Tatton Park
A day at Tatton Park has much to offer. Its two historic houses are set in 1000 acres of beautiful rolling parkland with lakes, tree-lined avenues and herds of red and fallow deer.
Temple Newsam House and Estate
Temple Newsam is one of Yorkshire's greatest country houses. This stunning Tudor-Jacobean mansion has a history full of mystry and intrigue.
Tenement House
Here is a typical Victorian tenement flat of 1892, a fascinating time capsule of the first half of the 20th century.
The Ancient High House
Stafford's Ancient High House has been one of the most important buildings of the town for over four hundred years. Its late Elizabethan architecture makes it particularly distinctive among its 20th century neighbours.
The Island's Treasure House
The Story of Mann is full of fascinating stories which bring our unique past alive for you with an Island-wide presentation. The chapters of our story will reveal themselves as you travel through some of the finest cultural landscapes in Europe.
The Vyne
Step into another world when you visit this richly historic house in a glorious, unspoilt setting, and discover a wealth of rare treasures and domestic features.
The Walled Garden at Scampston
Scampston is among the best examples of the English Country House, combining fine architecture with a wealth of art treasures in a beautiful parkland setting in Yorkshire.
The Workhouse
Although the name of the National Trust usually conjures up pictures of stately homes and gardens, the Workhouse is equally worthy of a visit.
Thirlestane Castle
Thirlestane, one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland is set in lovely Border hills at Lauder, 28 miles south of Edinburgh and 68 miles north of Newcastle, on the A68.
Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace
Thomas Carlyle may have rubbed shoulders with Darwin, Dickens and Thackeray, but he never forgot his roots and insisted that his final resting place should be Ecclefechan, the village where his birthplace still stands.
Torosay Castle & Gardens
A beautiful and welcoming Victorian family home surrounded by 12 acres of spectacular gardens.
Traquair House
Visit romantic Traquair where Alexander I signed a charter over 800 years ago and where the 'modern wings' were completed in 1680.
Treasurer's House
The Roman city of York has plenty of attractions, not least of which is the wonderful Treasurer's House which is situated in the heart of the city, in York Minster yard.
Trerice
Visitors will discover the unexpected gem of Trerice hidden behind typical North Cornwall lanes with high hedges covered in wild flowers.
Trewithen House, Gardens and Nurseries
The outstanding Trewithin Gardens, created over a hundred years ago, are internationally famous.
Tyntesfield
Tyntesfield House is one of the latest additions to the National Trust collection and was given to the nation by the Gibbs family in 2002.
Ugbrooke Park
A warm welcome awaits you at Ugbrooke Park, home of the Lords Clifford of Chudleigh for three hundred years and the present Clifford family's private home.
Uppark House and Garden
Like many National Trust properties, Uppark House is not just about the historic house and gardens, but also the fascinating lives of those who have lived there.
Upton House & Gardens
Upton House is a late seventeenth century house, built of the mellow local stone, which was remodelled by Walter Samuel, 2nd Viscount Bearstead, after his purchase of the property in 1927.
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon manor was built between 1874 and 1889 in the style of a 16th-century French chateau for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to entertain his guests and display his vast collection of art treasures.
Walcot Hall
Walcot Hall dates back to Tudor times, the original Elizabethan facade being gabled. In 1763, Lord Clive of India commissioned Sir William Chambers, leading architect of the time to redesign the house.
Wallington Hall
Wallington Hall in Northumberland has a number of interesting claims to fame. It has the largest farm shop on any National Trust property.
Washington Old Hall
British and American visitors alike will enjoy visiting the Grade I listed Jacobean manor of Washington Old Hall which was once the ancestral home of George Washington.
Weaver's Cottage
This typical 18th-century handloom weaver's cottage contains the last example of the 800 looms working in the village of Kilbarchan in the 1830s.
Wesley's Chapel The Museum of Methodism & The John Wesley House
John Wesley (1703-1791), one of the most influential personalities of the eighteenth century, is the founder of Methodism. He built Wesley's Chapel as his London base.
West Wycombe Park
The West Wycombe Park house is one of the most theatrical and Italianate mid-18th-century buildings in England with facades designed as classical temples.
Weston Park
Visit Weston Park, set in the spectacular Shropshire countryside, and you will marvel at the beautiful Seventeenth Century House and the splendour of the 1,000 acre Parkland in which it rests.
Westwood Manor
Westwood Manor is a particularly delightful day out for those interested in Gothic and Jacobean architecture, early musical instruments and English Civil War armour.
Whitehall
Whitehall was built in around 1500 when Cheam was a rural community of around 300 people, centred around Park Lane and Park Road.
Wightwick Manor and Gardens
This fascinating house contains one of the finest collections of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Visitors can explore this Victorian masterpiece with its Great Parlour and timber-framed exterior.
Wilton House
Wilton house, 450 year old home to the Earl of Pembroke, provides a fascinating insight into British history.
Wimpole Hall, Garden and Park
Wimpole Hall, set in rolling parkland and woodland, is part of the 2,500 acre Wimpole Estate. The Hall is a magnificent country house, mainly eighteenth century in style.
Witley Court
One hundred years ago, Witley Court was one of England's great country houses. Today it is a spectacular ruin following a great fire in 1937.
Woburn Abbey
Experience living history at Woburn Abbey, home to the Dukes of Bedford for over 300 years and still home to the 15th Duke and his family today.
Woodchester Mansion
Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, untouched by time and the modern world, lies Woodchester Mansion, an unfinished masterpiece of Victorian building.
Woolsthorpe Manor
The simple Lincolnshire farmhouse of Woolsthorpe Manor has one of the most famous apple trees in history within its walled garden.
Wrest Park
Fans of baroque and classical architecture are in for a treat at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire with its French inspired mansion, baroque pavilion and Chinoiserie garden pagoda.

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