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Paycockes
National Trust

Paycockes, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NS, Tel: 01376 561305, Email

Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of wealth generated by the cloth trade.

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  • Rail station: Kelvedon (4 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Bourne Mill
National Trust

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT, Tel: 01206 549799, Email

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is still intact and working.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
York PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD, Tel: 01904 654818, Email

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval marvels.

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  • Rail station: York (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
St Michael's Mount
National Trust

Marazion, Nr Penzance, Cornwall, TR17 0HS, Tel: 01736 710507, Email

This beautiful island has become an icon for Cornwall and has magnificent views of Mount's Bay from its summit.

 
 
 
Markenfield Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3AD, Tel: 01765 692303, Email

Described by the Yorkshire Post as 'Yorkshire's Best Kept Secret', Markenfield Hall is three miles south of Ripon. Tucked away down a mile long winding drive, stands one of the most astonishing and romantic of Yorkshire's medieval houses.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ, Tel: 01483 810235, Email

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. Discover stunning Victorian paintings and sculpture in the historic Watts Gallery before treating yourself to lunch or a cream tea in the Tea Shop.

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  • Rail station: Guildford (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The West Front - Burton Constable Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Burton Constable, Sproatley, Skirlaugh, Hull, HU11 4LN, Tel: 01964 562400, Email

Over 300 acres of historic grade II* listed parkland surrounds the Hall making it a stunning place to visit.

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  • Rail station: Hull (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Copped Hall

Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS, Tel: 0207 267 1679, Email

Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored. Superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation.

 
 
Shetland Museum and Archives

Garthspool, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0NY, Tel: 01595 694688

Shetland Museum and Archives is an award winning, five star visitor attraction situated in the capital town of Lerwick.

 
 
Clan donald

Skye, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS, Tel: 01471 844305 , Email

Our magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye offers an outstanding holiday experience – explore the historic gardens and woodland trails around Armadale Castle.

 
 
Houses of Parliament
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA, Tel: 020 7219 4114, Email

Tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and stunning art and architecture.

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  • Rail station: Westminster (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Aerial view of Clovelly
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Clovelly, North Devon, EX39 5TA, Tel: 01237 431781, Email

Most visitors consider Clovelly to be unique. Whatever your view, it is a world of difference not to be missed.

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  • Rail station: Barnstaple (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU, Tel: 01243 811348, Email

Come and discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 950-year period.

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  • Rail station: Chichester (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lotherton Hall
VistEngland VAQAS

Lotherton Hall , Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB, Tel: 0113 378 2959, Email

Lotherton is an Edwardian country house surrounded by beautiful formal, wildflower and wooded grounds, as well as a red deer park and a bird garden. Lotherton Hall is a stunning treasure trove of arts, crafts and music.

 
 
 
Lincoln Castle
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA, Tel: 01522 782040, Email

Sorry, but Magna Carta is take a holiday in the USA. It will return in April 2015 when it will take pride of place in the brand new Magna Carta Vault, alongside the Charter of the Forrest deep within the Lincoln Castle Prison.

 
 
 

Sutton Park

 
Sutton Park
Yorkshire's Herriot Country Attractions Group MemberHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, North Yorkshire, YO61 1DP, Tel: 01347 810249

Yorkshire In Bloom Silver Gilt Award 2008.

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  • Rail station: York (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 

Cowdray Ruins at Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst

 
Cowdray Ruins
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Cowdray Heritage Trust, Easebourne, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AL, Tel: 01730 812423

After a major conservation project at Cowdray, the buildings were re-opened to the public by Dr Nick Barrett from BBC2's House Detectives on Saturday 31st March 2007.

 
 
 

Walsingham Abbey Grounds at Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

 
The Arch at Walsingham Abbey
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Common Place, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BP, Tel: 01328 820510

Set in the picturesque village of Little Walsingham, the Abbey Grounds contain the ruins of the famous Augustinian Priory.

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  • Rail station: King's Lynn/Norwich (25 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Walsingham Bridewell at Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

 
Inside Walsingham Bridewell
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Common Place, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BP, Tel: 01328 820510

Unrestored Georgian prison in the centre of Little Walsingham.

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  • Rail station: King's Lynn/Norwich (25 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 

Brocklesby Mausoleum

 

Estate Office, Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN41 8PN, Tel: 01469 560214

Family Mausoleum designed by James Wyatt and built between 1787 and 1794.

 
 

Preston Tower

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5DH, Tel: 01665 589227

The tower was built in 1392 and is one of the few survivors of 37 castles and 78 pele towers listed in 1415.

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  • Rail station: Chathill (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 

Arabella Aufrere Temple

 

Estate Office, Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN41 8PN, Tel: .

 
 

Beaumaris Court

 

Beaumaris Court, Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8BP, Tel: 0870 121 1251

The courthouse was constructed in 1614, and renovated in the 19th century. Here, visitors can walk through the large rectangular courtroom, stand in the original dock and view the splendour of the grand jury room.

 
 

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

 
White Rose Award FinalistDeliciouslyorkshire MemberNational Trust

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY, Tel: 01765 608888

This breathtaking World Heritage Site includes a Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park.

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  • Rail station: Knaresborough (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome