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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.

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.

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.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

York

300 year old historic house & garden near York. Open to the public, including farm shop, gift shops, garden centre, cafés and adventure playground.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle

Banbury

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

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.

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.

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.

Hever Castle

Hever Castle & Gardens

Edenbridge

Romantic 13th century moated castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn including beautiful furniture, fine paintings and tapestries. Magnificent gardens, yew hedge & water mazes, boating lake, and adventure playground.

Stonor Park

Stonor Park

Henley-on-Thames

House built between 12th and 18thC with a 13thC chapel. Has connections with Catholicism and exhibition of the work and life of Edmund Campion, furniture, tapestries and 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.

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle

Wooler

Medieval fortress with Tudor additions, torture chamber, shop, dungeon, tearoom, woodland walks, furnished rooms and topiary garden.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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