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.
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.
Medieval Manor House later transformed into a Tudor Mansion, surrounded by a wide moat and parkland.
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.
Known as the 'Gothic Gem of the Midlands', Arbury Hall has been the ancestral home of the Newdigate family since the 16th Century.
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.
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.
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.
Osborne House was the peaceful, rural retreat of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family; they spent some of their happiest times here.
Manderston is the supreme country house of Edwardian Scotland: the swansong of its era.
Harewood House, Bird Garden, Grounds and Adventure Playground - The Ideal day out for all the family.
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.
Hampton Court Palace provides 500 years of royal history the state apartments, 60 acres of riverside gardens and the world famous maze.
With its spectacular location on Cornwall's dramatic and windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a place of myths where the legend of King Arthur and Merlin were born.
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 & 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.
Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.
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.
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.
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.
Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years; Alnwick Castle offers history on a grand scale.
The ancient Royal Burgh of Inveraray lies about 60 miles north west of Glasgow by Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty.
Home of the Duke of Bedford, a treasure house with outstanding collections of art, furniture, silver, gold and extensive gardens.
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