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Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Dover

Discover 2000 years of history at Dover Castle! Step inside the Great Tower and immerse yourself in the medieval world and royal court of King Henry ll. Travel deep inside the White Cliffs and tour the Underground Hospital.

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.

Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey

Dorking

This beautiful country estate was bought by Mrs Greville, a famous Edwardian hostess, in 1906 and re-modelled to be the perfect setting for her famous weekend parties.

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.

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.

Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle

Banbury

Medieval Manor House later transformed into a Tudor Mansion, surrounded by a wide moat and parkland.

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.

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.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick

Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years; Alnwick Castle offers history on a grand scale.

Lancing College Chapel

Lancing College Chapel

Lancing

Magnificent Gothic Chapel set on the South downs founded in 1868 and dedicated in 1911. It is the largest school chapel in the world - the height of the nave is 90ft to the apex of the vault. The outstanding feature is the Rose window.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle

Skipton

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

Inveraray Castle & Garden

Inveraray Castle & Gardens

Inveraray

The ancient Royal Burgh of Inveraray lies about 60 miles north west of Glasgow by Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty.

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.

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.

Great Dixter Garden

Great Dixter Garden

Rye

One of the pleasant features about the gardens is that they lie all around the house. Make a circuit of the gardens and you have made a circuit of the house exterior. Each has good views of the other.

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.

Goodwood House

Goodwood House

Chichester

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 George Stubbs.

Chavenage

Chavenage

Tetbury

Chavenage is a wonderful Elizabethan house of mellow grey Cotswold stone and tiles which contains much of interest for the discerning visitor. The approach aspect of Chavenage is virtually as it was left by Edward Stephens in 1576.

The Shakespeare Houses

The Shakespeare Houses

Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's Birthplace. This is where it all began, where William Shakespeare was born and spent the first years of his life.

Chenies Manor House

Chenies Manor House

Amersham

The picturesque village of Chenies lies in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. The Manor House is approached by a gravel drive leading past the church.

Buscot Park

Buscot Park

Faringdon

Home of Lord Faringdon and his family, who continue to care for the property as well as the family art collection, the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock

Blenheim Palace is only 8 miles from Oxford, and boasts more than 300 years of history to discover and over 2000 acres of beautiful parkland to explore.

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.

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Isle of Skye

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history on offer at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

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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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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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