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All BRITAIN'S BEST HISTORIC PLACES

Here’s the information you need for trips to palaces, historic houses, stately homes, castles and gardens as well as museums and heritage sites all over the UK. Take a day out with a difference!

 

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.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton

500 years of royal history. Impressive architecture and opulent interiors of the state apartments and the vast Tudor kitchens. 60 acres of stunning riverside gardens including the world famous maze.

Manderston

Manderston

Duns

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

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".

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

Edenbridge

The castle has 35 acres of grounds that are open to the public and include a rose garden, woodland and a lake for fishing. The Castle is home to some stunning collections of Egyptian, Buddhist, and Japanese and Stuart history.

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.

Lancing College Chapel

Lancing College Chapel

Lancing

Magnificent Gothic Chapel set on the South downs founded in 1868 and dedicated in 1911. Lancing College Chapel is the largest school chapel in the world - the height of the nave is 90ft to the apex of the vault.

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.

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.

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.

Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Dover

The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors.

Penshurst Place & Gardens

Penshurst Place and Gardens

Tonbridge

Visit Penshurst Park and you will find one of the 50 Great British Trees in the country - the Sidney Oak - named after the 16th century poet Sir Philip Sidney, reputed to be 1,000 years old.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock

Home to the birthplace of Winston Churchill, discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site amongst ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and Formal Gardens.

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.

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.

Goodwood House

Goodwood House

Chichester

Goodwood is one of England's finest sporting estates. At its heart lies Goodwood House. Today, it is lived in by the present Duke's son and heir, the Earl of March and Kinrara, with his wife and family.

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle - English Heritage

Tintagel

Tintagel is a marvellous family experience of mystery, myth and magic - a place where kings ruled and a legend lived.

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.

Hever Castle

Hever Castle & Gardens

Edenbridge

Be inspired to come and visit this thirteenth century romantic castle - once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

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.

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.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

York

Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest historic houses with awe-inspiring architecture, grand interiors and rolling parkland and gardens. With gift shops, garden centre, farm shop, cafes and adventure playground.

Weston Park

Weston Park

Shifnal

The beauty and tranquility of the House is the result of centuries of creativity, collecting and patronage of artists and craftsmen, by generations of one family, the Bridgemans, Earls of Bradford.

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