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Tower of London

Tower of London

City Of London

The Tower of London spans over 900 years of British history. Fortress, palace, prison, arsenal and garrison, it is one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world, and houses the Crown Jewels, armouries, Yeoman Warders and ravens.

Manderston

Manderston

Duns

Manderston is the supreme country house of Edwardian Scotland: the swansong of its era.

Dalmeny House

Dalmeny House

South Queensferry

Dalmeny House rejoices in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt settings in Great Britain, yet it is only seven miles from Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, fifteen minutes from Edinburgh airport and less than an hour's drive from Glasgow.

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

Tonbridge

Set in 35 acres of ground with a lake, rose garden and woodland, the castle is home to collections including Egyptian and Buddhist artefacts, Japanese armour, Jacobean manuscripts and Stuart paintings.

Paycockes

Paycocke's House & Gardens

Colchester

Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of wealth generated by the cloth trade.

Chiswick House

Chiswick House

Twickenham

Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture. The third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753), who designed this elegant Classical villa, drew inspiration from his 'grand tours' of Italy.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle

Skipton

Skipton Castle, fully roofed, one of the best preserved, complete medieval castles in England.

Penshurst Place & Gardens

Penshurst Place and Gardens

Tonbridge

Set in the rural Weald of Kent surrounded by picturesque countryside and ancient parkland. Penshurst Place and Gardens has changed little over the centuries. This medieval masterpiece has been the seat of the Sidney family since 1552.

Spencer House

Spencer House

City Of Westminster

Spencer House, built 1756-66 for the first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97), is London's finest surviving 18th century town house.

Osborne House

Osborne House

East Cowes

Osborne House was the peaceful, rural retreat of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family; they spent some of their happiest times here.

Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey

Woburn

Home of the Duke of Bedford, a treasure house with outstanding collections of art, furniture, silver, gold and extensive gardens.

Weston Park

Weston Park

Shifnal

Weston Park is one of the most welcoming stately homes with as much character as any English castle and with as many stories as any royal home. The Granary Farm Shop, Grill Restaurant & Art Gallery are open daily. Programme of events.

Burghley House

Burghley House

Stamford

Used in recent films Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code, the house boasts eighteen magnificent State Rooms and a huge collection of works and art, including one of the most important private collections of 17th century.

Dumfries House

Dumfries House

Cumnock

This beautiful Palladian mansion house has been described as an 18th century time-capsule with many of its principal rooms extremely wellpreserved and some of their exquisite contents virtually unchanged for nearly 250 years.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington & Chelsea

Generations of royal Women have shaped this stylish palace. The birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria, the palace first became a royal residence for William and Mary in 1689.

Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle

Cheltenham

Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens, including Richard III, Elizabeth I and Lady Jane Grey, at Sudeley Castle & Gardens. It is also the only private castle in England to have a queen – Katherine Parr – buried within the grounds.

Athelhampton

Athelhampton House and Gardens

Dorchester

Legendary site of King Athelstan's Palace. One of the finest 15thC manor houses, surrounded by glorious Grade I Listed garden with fountains, pools and waterfalls. Winner of 1996 Christies' Garden Of The Year Competition.

Arbury Hall

Arbury Hall

Nuneaton

Known as the 'Gothic Gem of the Midlands', Arbury Hall has been the ancestral home of the Newdigate family since the 16th Century.

Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End House and Gardens

Saffron Walden

Step back in time and see Victorian life come to life before your eyes at Audley End House and Gardens. You can experience what life was like at one of England’s grandest stately homes.

Syon House

Syon House and Park

Brentford

Syon House was started by Lord Protector Somerset in 1547 and is built on the site of a medieval abbey, first excavated by "Time Team". There have been gardens at Syon since the 15th Century.

Holkham Hall Old Kitchens

Holkham Hall

Wells-next-the-Sea

Steeped in history, Holkham Hall has the perfect location, surrounded by acres of rolling parkland rich in wildlife and the nearby north Norfolk coast with its stunning beach.

Arundel Castle and Gardens West Sussex

Arundel Castle & Gardens

Arundel

Founded at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, there is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton

Hampton Court Palace provides 500 years of royal history the state apartments, 60 acres of riverside gardens and the world famous maze.

Harewood House

Harewood House and Gardens

Leeds

Harewood House, Bird Garden, Grounds and Adventure Playground - The Ideal day out for all the family.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Visit Britain's best historic places for a day out with a difference

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2016 Shortlist for Hudson’s Heritage Awards announced!

The shortlist for the renowned 2016 Hudson's Heritage Awards, celebrating the best visitor experiences at heritage attractions in the UK, has been announced. Established in 2011, the awards are an independent scheme judged by an expert panel chaired by Norman Hudson, OBE.

The winners and the highly commended will be presented at Goldsmith's Hall in London on 1st March 2016.

 

 

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Great British Walks

 

Planning a walking holiday? Try one of Derek Tarr's Great British Walks: The perfect way to see Britain's heritage places

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