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!
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".
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 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.
Be inspired to come and visit this thirteenth century romantic castle - once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
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.
Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years; Alnwick Castle offers history on a grand scale.
Tintagel is a marvellous family experience of mystery, myth and magic - a place where kings ruled and a legend lived.
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.
Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of wealth generated by the cloth trade.
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.
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.
Home to the birthplace of Winston Churchill, discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site amongst ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and Formal Gardens.
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.
500 years of royal history. Impressive architecture and opulent interiors of the state apartments and the vast Tudor kitchens. 60 acres of stunning riverside gardens including the world famous maze.
Visit Penshurst Park and you will find one of the 50 Great British Trees in the country - the Sidney Oak - named after the 16th century poet Sir Philip Sidney, reputed to be 1,000 years old.
Family home of Lord and Lady Camoys and the Stonor family for over 800 years with a 13thC chapel with earlier origins, built on the site of a pagan stone circle. The house was built in the late 12thC and developed until the mid 18thC.
Athelhampton is one of the finest 15thC manor-houses and is surrounded by one of the great architectural gardens of England.
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.
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 castle has 35 acres of grounds that are open to the public and include a rose garden, woodland and a lake for fishing. The Castle is home to some stunning collections of Egyptian, Buddhist, and Japanese and Stuart history.
Deene Park is one of Northamptonshire's finest houses and is of great architectural interest.
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.
Chavenage is a wonderful Elizabethan house of mellow grey Cotswold stone and tiles which contains much of interest for the discerning visitor.