EXPLORE BRITAIN'S HERITAGE WITH US

We can tell you about historic houses, stately homes, palaces, castle and gardens all over the UK. Plan a day out or escape to the country, have an encounter with history or find somewhere your family will love. With a wealth of knowledge about British Landmarks, British Heritage Sites, and historical places to visit in the UK, Hudsons is the complete guide to a fantastic heritage day out with your family.

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Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey

Dorking

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 and Duchess of Devonshire

Chatsworth

Chatsworth

Behind the newly restored house facades, explore over 30 rooms, one of Europe's most significant art collections, fascinating stories, exciting exhibitions, and unlimited access to the 105 acre garden with waterworks, sculptures and maze

Goodwood House

Goodwood House

Chichester

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.

Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle

Skipton

Skipton is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England. With your tour sheet in hand, step back into Craven's colourful past!

Arundel Castle & Gardens West Sussex

Arundel Castle & Gardens

Arundel

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.

Hatfield House

Hatfield House

Hatfield

Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

Edenbridge

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.

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.

Lancing College Chapel

Lancing College Chapel

Lancing

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.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton

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.

Penshurst Place & Gardens

Penshurst Place and Gardens

Tonbridge

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.

Tower of London

Tower of London

City Of London

One of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. Begun in 1078 by William the Conqueror, the Tower has been a palace, prison, treasury, arsenal and even a zoo! Today the Tower houses the priceless Crown Jewels.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

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.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

York

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.

The Shakespeare Houses

The Shakespeare Family Homes

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.

Burghley House

Burghley House

Stamford

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.

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle

Wooler

Medieval fortress with Tudor additions, torture chamber, shop, dungeon, tearoom and woodland walk to lake. Beautifully furnished rooms and Italian topiary garden with spectacular herbaceous borders.

Woburn Abbey interior

Woburn Abbey

Woburn

Home of the Duke of Bedford, a treasure house with outstanding collections of art, furniture, silver, gold and extensive gardens.

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".

Holkham Hall

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.

Deene Park

Deene Park

Corby

Deene Park is one of Northamptonshire's finest houses and is of great architectural interest.

Palace House

Beaulieu Estate

Beaulieu

Thomas Wriothesley, who later became the 1st Earl of Southampton, acquired the estate at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries when he was Lord Chancellor to Henry Vlll.

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.

Arbury Hall

Arbury Hall

Nuneaton

Home of Lord & Lady Daventry, Arbury Hall is known as the Gothic Gem of the Midlands & stands in the midst of rolling lawns, surrounded by many acres of beautiful parkland, this has been home to the Newdegate family since the 16th Century.