Historic Houses in The West Country.

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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Castle Drogo
Combine a drive through beautiful Dartmoor National Park with a visit to the wonderful stately home of Castle Drogo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Longleat
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park is just getting bigger and better with more exciting things to see this year!
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.
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.
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.
Muchelney Abbey
Muchelney, the atmospheric and once-remote 'great island' amid the Somerset Levels, has many rewards for visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.

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