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!
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.
Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture.
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.
Shakespeare's Birthplace. This is where it all began, where William Shakespeare was born and spent the first years of his life.
Deene Park is one of Northamptonshire's finest houses and is of great architectural interest.
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.
Set high on a hill in West Sussex, this great castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun. Founded at the end of the 11th Century.
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.
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.
Home of the Duke of Bedford, a treasure house with outstanding collections of art, furniture, silver, gold and extensive 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.
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.
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.
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.
Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.
Osborne House was the peaceful, rural retreat of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family; they spent some of their happiest times here.
Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of wealth generated by the cloth trade.
Tintagel is a marvellous family experience of mystery, myth and magic - a place where kings ruled and a legend lived.
The picturesque village of Chenies lies in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. The Manor House is approached by a gravel drive leading past the church.
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.
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.
Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years; Alnwick Castle offers history on a grand scale.