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The Shakespeare Houses
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Henley Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6QW, Tel: 01789 204016, Email

Shakespeare's Birthplace. This is where it all began, where William Shakespeare was born and spent the first years of his life.

 
 
 
Credit:Harewood House Trust
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association MemberThe Treasure Houses of England

Harewood House, Harewood, LS17 9LG, Tel: 0113 218 1010, Email

The family seat of the Earl and Countess of Harewood House is renowned for its stunning architecture and exquisite interiors, containing a rich collection of Chippendale furniture, fine porcelain and outstanding art collections.

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  • Rail station: Leeds (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hatfield House
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Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ, Tel: 01707 287010

There are delightful woodland walks over 10,000 acres.

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  • Rail station: Hatfield (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Dunvegan Castle
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Dunvegan Castle, Isle Of Skye, Scotland, IV55 8WF, Tel: 01470 521206, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: Dunvegan (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Broughton Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Banbury, Oxon, OX15 5EB, Tel: 01295 276070, Email

Broughton Castle is the family home of Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and their family. The original medieval manor house, of which much remains today, was built in about 1300 by Sir John de Broughton, with extensive expansion during the 1500s

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  • Rail station: Banbury (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Hever Castle
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Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG, Tel: 01732 865224, Email

Be inspired to come and visit this thirteenth century romantic castle - once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

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  • Rail station: Hever (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Athelhampton
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG, Tel: 01305 848363, Email

Athelhampton is one of the finest 15thC manor-houses and is surrounded by one of the great architectural gardens of England.

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  • Rail station: Dorchester South (6.5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Skipton Castle
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The Bailey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW, Tel: 01756 792442, Email

Your special day in superb surroundings.

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  • Rail station: Skipton (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Drive leading to Burghley House
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Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, Tel: 01780 761992, Email

Create your own unique wedding at Burghley and choose the location for your ceremony from our three licensed rooms. Professional and dedicated staff will ensure that your special day is unique and fulfils all your requirements.

 
 
 
Cavendish Rooms Restaurant
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Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP, Tel: 01246 565390

Located in the picturesque 18th century stable block, The Cavendish rooms offers a relaxing and quintessentially English dining experience.

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  • Rail station: Chesterfield (10 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Castle Howard
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Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, Tel: 01653 648444, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: Malton (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lake Activities
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Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB, Tel: 01328 710 227, Email

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  • Rail station: Kings Lynn (28 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Chiddingstone Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8 7AD, Tel: 01892 870347, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: Penshurst (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Polesden Lacey
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Great Bookham, Nr Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD, Tel: 01372 452048, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: Great Bookham (2.7 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dumfries House
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Dumfries House, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, KA18 2NJ, Tel: 01290 425959, Email

A Georgian Gem, nestling within 2,000 acres of scenic Ayrshire countryside in south-west Scotland.

 
 
 
Adlington Hall
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Adlington Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF, Tel: 01625 827595, Email

Adlington Hall, the home of the Leghs of Adlington, since 1315, was built on the site of a hunting-lodge which stood in the Forest of Macclesfield in 1040.

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  • Rail station: Adlington (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Weston Park
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Weston-under-Lizard, Nr. Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE, Tel: 01952 852100, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: Telford (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH, Tel: 028 9448 1338, Email

Antrim Castle Gardens is an absolute gem and you will find nothing like these 400 year old Gardens anywhere else and recently were awarded the prestigious Green Flag status.

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  • Rail station: Antrim Bus and Train Station (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Renishaw Hall and Gardens
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Renishaw, Nr Sheffield, S21 3WB, Tel: 01246 432310, Email

Home of the Sitwell Family. Stunning unique Italianate Gardens set in a 300 acre park with its own vineyard producing wine. Hall tours every Friday in season. The Stables Courtyard houses the shop, Sitwell Museum and the Café at Renishaw.

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  • Rail station: Chesterfield (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Glamis Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Glamis By Forfar, Angus, DD8 1RJ, Tel: 01307 840393, Email

Ancestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years. Glamis is a living, breathing monument to Scottish hospitality; a place of enjoyment, reflection, laughter and wonder for all.

 
 
 
Batemans_2
National Trust

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS, Tel: 01435 882302, Email

Bateman’s is the 17th century home of The Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling. The rooms are much as he left them with his Rolls Royce in the garage, a watermill at the bottom of the garden & a 300 acre estate to explore.

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  • Rail station: Etchingham (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Ludlow Castle

Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY, Tel: 01584 874465, Email

Early in the 14th Century it was enlarged into a magnificent palace for Roger Mortimer, then the most powerful man in England.

 
 
 
Cholmondeley Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH, Tel: 01829 720383, Email

Extensive ornamental gardens dominated by romantic Gothic Castle, built in 1801 of local sandstone. Beautiful Temple water garden, rose garden and many mixed borders.

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  • Rail station: Crewe, Chester (15 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Floors Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Roxburghe Estates Office,, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, TD5 7SF, Tel: 01573 223333, Email

Explore the spectacular state rooms with outstanding collections of paintings, tapestries and furniture. Enjoy a hearty woodland or riverside walk to a stroll around the formal gardens.

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  • Rail station: Tweedbank (16 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access