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  • Chiswick House Chiswick HouseLondon

    A magnificent neo-Palladian villa set in 65 acres of beautiful historic gardens

  • Hillsborough Castle Hillsborough CastleNorthern Ireland

    Late Georgian manor and working royal palace, built in the 1770s

  • Fonmon Castle Fonmon CastleSouth Wales

    One of the few medieval castles still lived in as a home

  • Dumfries House Dumfries HouseSouth West Scotland A Georgian gem, nestling within 2,000 acres of scenic Ayrshire countryside
  • Alnwick Castle Alnwick CastleNorthumberland, North East

    Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years

  • Capesthorne Hall Capesthorne HallCheshire, North West

    A spectacular venue for weddings, corporate functions, celebrations or a fabulous day out

  • Harewood House Harewood HouseWest Yorkshire

    One of the finest Treasure Houses of England, in York's most beautiful landscape

  • Ludlow Castle Ludlow CastleShropshire, Heart of England

    The finest of medieval ruined castles

  • Welbeck Abbey Welbeck AbbeyDerbyshire, East Midlands

    Home to the Cavendish-Bentinck family from 1607 to the present

  • Holkham Hall Holkham HallNorfolk, East of England

    A breathtaking Palladian mansion house with an outstanding art collection

  • Athelhampton House Athelhampton HouseDorset, South West

    One of the finest 15th Century Houses in England, nestled in the Piddle Valley

  • Boughton Monchelsea Place Boughton Monchelsea PlaceKent, South East

    Tudor manor house near Maidstone with spectacular panoramic views

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

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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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06 May 2015 to 06 May 2015

Airfield Walk at Hutton in the ForestWed 6 May 2015Take a walk through the Hutton estate to the secret airfield last used in Word War II.

08 May 2015 to 08 May 2015

Crawl at the Hall at Abbot Hall Art GalleryFri 8 May 2015Our weekly event for the under fives is inspired by the exhibitions. Artists Hannah Fox and Rachel Kelly, lead fun and exciting sessions involving a range of processes.

08 May 2015 to 08 May 2015

Weekly House Talks at Blackwell, The Arts & Craft HouseFri 8 May 2015Join a member of our curatorial team, learning team or one of our experienced guides for an informal look at the house, collection and history.

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Mucky Hands and Muddy Boots at Hardwick EstateSat 9 May 2015Join us for a fun family sensory stroll along Lady Spencer’s Walk to explore Hardwick’s natural world and discover the creatures that live in it. Why not visit our Stableyard visitor facilities for refreshments after the walk?

13 May 2015 to 13 May 2015

Tullie Toddlers at Tullie House Museum and Art GalleryWed 13 May 2015Activity session for under 5's.

02 May 2015 to 14 May 2015

A Sense of Wonder - the Beauty of Creation at Worcester CathedralSat 2 - Thu 14 May 2015Exhibition by Worcester Society of Artists in the Dean's Chapel.

15 May 2015 to 15 May 2015

Museums at Night: Sailors' Tales at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth MuseumFri 15 May 2015Join us in Dove Cottage for an evening of music and poetry inspired by the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.

16 May 2015 to 16 May 2015

Move On Up Community Choir at Croome (National Trust)Sat 16 May 2015Let the wonderful 'Move on Up Community Choir' and members of 'Winchcombe Community Choir' take you on a musical voyage of discovery. Enjoy songs from around the world performed in Croome's Church of St Mary Magdalene.

17 May 2015 to 17 May 2015

19 May 2015 to 19 May 2015

Behind the Scenes Stable Tours at National Trust Nostell PrioryTue 19 May 2015Join a friendly stable guide to discover the history of this fascinating building and explore areas not usually open to visitors. Tours last approx. 45 minutes and do include several stairs.

24 May 2015 to 24 May 2015

Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair at Helmingham Hall GardensSun 24 May 2015An exciting day out for experienced and novice gardeners alike. Hundreds of rare and unusual plants, garden and lifestyle accessories as well as local food, drink.

24 May 2015 to 24 May 2015

Keepers of the Castle at Pembroke CastleSun 24 May 2015Go back in time and meet our colourful characters from bygone eras

21 May 2015 to 24 May 2015

Bearded Theory Festival at Catton HallThu 21 - Sun 24 May 2015Bearded Theory is the Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival. Bands include James, the Mission, Afro Celt sound system, Alabama 3, Buzzcocks, The beat, British sea power, Gun, misty in roots, Neville staple, cara Dillon.

24 May 2015 to 25 May 2015

Vintage Family Fun at Eastnor CastleSun 24 - Mon 25 May 2015

25 May 2015 to 25 May 2015

Sherborne Castle Country FairMon 25 May 2015Sherborne Castle Country Fair, Retriever Event & Rare Breeds Show. Something for all the family is to be found in one of Dorset's largest country fair's.

24 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Muncaster Festival at Muncaster CastleSun 24 - Thu 28 May 2015Welcome Spring back in May with our traditional wacky Muncaster Festival!

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

28 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Houghton International Horse Trials at Houghton Hall & GardensThu 28 - Sun 31 May 2015The Houghton International Horse Trials has it all; exhilarating sporting action, spectacular setting, entertainment for young and old, plus shopping at over 70 trade stands.

23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

May half term at Tredegar House and ParkSat 23 - Sun 31 May 2015Keep boredom at bay this May half term with a visit to Tredegar House.

01 April 2015 to 31 May 2015

Beautiful Bluebells at Basildon ParkWed 1 Apr - Sun 31 May 2015

23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Wild bunch week at Sheffield Park GardenSat 23 - Sun 31 May 2015Experience nature’s outdoor playground during May half-term. Throughout the week young explorers can tick off lots of activities on their 50 Things list including snail racing, wild art, making mud pies and many more.

29 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Holker Hall Garden Festival at Holker Hall and GardensFri 29 - Sun 31 May 2015In true Festival style, Holker brings together magnificent show gardens, glorious horticulture, delicious artisan produce and fine craftsmanship to entertain and delight visitors of all ages.

06 May 2015 to 07 June 2015

International Garden Photographer of the Year at RHS Garden Hyde HallWed 6 May - Sun 7 Jun 2015See the winning prints from the 2014 competition

14 April 2015 to 07 June 2015

#ParrWall at Compton VerneyTue 14 Apr - Sun 7 Jun 2015Share your images of British life in the 21st century. It could be sitting in a café, waiting at a bus stop or decorating a village hall. Upload your images to Facebook and Twitter and tag Compton Verney.

01 April 2015 to 31 October 2015

Private Tours with Afternoon Tea at Westonbirt House and GardensWed 1 Apr - Sat 31 Oct 2015Guided tours of the house with afternoon tea followed by a leisurely walk in the stunning gardens. By prior arrangement only.

20 March 2014 to 31 December 2015

Curious About Norwich at Norwich Castle Museum and Art GalleryThu 20 Mar 2014 - Thu 31 Dec 2015Have fun discovering Norwich with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Looking for child-friendly events? Use the calendar to find events for all the family at the UK's greatest heritage sites 

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