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Hever Castle & Gardens
VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

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
 
 
 
Polesden Lacey
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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
 
 
 
Cavendish Rooms Restaurant
VisitEngland Destination SpaVistEngland VAQASGreen Tourism Gold AwardHistoric Houses Association MemberThe Treasure Houses of EnglandTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

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
 
 
 
Skipton Castle
VistEngland VAQAS

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Dunvegan Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Awards - Winner

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
 
 
 
Drive leading to Burghley House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

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.

 
 
 
The Shakespeare Houses
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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.

 
 
 
Athelhampton House and Gardens
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)
 
 
 
Hatfield House
The Treasure Houses of EnglandSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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
 
 
 
Castle Howard
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award WinnerYork Tourism Awards WinnerYork PassWelcome To Yorkshire MemberHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeThe Treasure Houses of England

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Lake Activities
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeThe Treasure Houses of EnglandSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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
 
 
 
Dumfries House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

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.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Lord Leycester Hospital

60 High Street, Warwick, CV34 4BH, Tel: 01926 491422

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, converted the picture-book buildings of the dissolved Warwick Guilds into a retreat for old soldiers and it has continued to serve that purpose until the present day.

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  • Rail station: Warwick Station (1 mile)
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Great Fulford

Dunsford, Nr. Exeter, Devon, EX6 7AJ, Tel: 01647 24205, Email

The ancient home of the Fulford family since circa 1190. Built round a courtyard it is mainly early Tudor. There is a superb panelled Great Hall and a marvellous 17th century Great Staircase.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Lamport Hall & Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD, Tel: 01604 686272, Email

The facade is by John Webb and the Smiths of Warwick. The Hall contains an outstanding collection of furniture, books and paintings, including portraits by Van Dyck, Kneller, Lely and other important works of art.

 
 
 
Holdenby
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Holdenby, Northampton, NN6 8DJ, Tel: 01604 770074, Email

Once the largest private house in England and subsequently the palace of James I and prison of Charlies I, Holdenby has as special atmosphere all of its own.

 
 
 
Hartland Abbey & Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Hartland, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 6DT, Tel: 01237 441496/234, Email

Visitors to Hartland Abbey can experience not only stunning architecture and interiors, fascinating collections, beautiful gardens and walks but the warmth and friendliness found only in a cherished family home.

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  • Rail station: Barnstaple (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Tabley House
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Tabley House, Tabley Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HB, Tel: 01565 750151, Email

The finest Palladian house in the northwest, Tabley was designed by John Carr of York for the Leicester family. It houses one of the finest collections of English paintings, including works by Turner, Reynolds, Lawrence and Dobson.

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  • Rail station: Knutsford (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
VistEngland VAQASYorkshire's Herriot Country Attractions Group MemberHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Awards - WinnerSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Kiplin, Scorton, Near Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT, Tel: 01748 818178, Email

Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire. Country Seat of Founder of Maryland, U.S.A. House, Gardens, Pleasure Grounds and Tea Room. 'An unexpected gem.'

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  • Rail station: Northallerton (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Powderham Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Awards - HIghly CommendedSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ, Tel: 01626 890243, Email

Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England's oldest family homes.