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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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Hever Castle
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Plumpton Rocks
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Plumpton, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NA, Tel: 01289 382322

Grade II* listed garden extending to over 30 acres including an idyllic lake, dramatic millstone grit rock formation, romantic woodland walks winding through bluebells and rhododendrons. Closed until May 2017.

 
 
 
Lots to explore in the grounds
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Visitor Centre, Croome D'Abitot, Nr High Green, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW, Tel: 01905 371006, Email

Magnificent landscape park restored to its former glory!

Discover the beauty and space of Croome - the ideal place to relax and unwind.

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  • Rail station: Pershore (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Sheffield Park Garden
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Nr Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX, Tel: 01825 790231, Email

A magnificent landscaped garden laid out in the 18th Century by 'Capability' Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th Century by its owner, Arthur G Soames. The centrepiece is the original four lakes.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Holdenby
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Holdenby, Northampton, Northamptonshire, 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.

 
 
 
Stanway House & Water Garden
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

STANWAY, CHELTENHAM, GLOS, GL54 5PQ, Tel: 01386 584528, Email

'As perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see' (Fodor's Great Britain 1998 guidebook).

 
 
 
Kirklinton Hall
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Kirklinton, Carlisle, CA6 6BB, Tel: 01228 231045, Email

Beautifully atmospheric 17th Century country house ruin, built from the stone of the original 12th Century de Boyville castle. Family picnics, small cafe, special events, film and fashion shoots, corporate functions, parties and weddings.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Kelmarsh, Northampton, NN6 9LY, Tel: 01604 686543, Email

Kelmarsh Hall is an elegant Palladian house set in the glorious Northamptonshire countryside and is surrounded by highly-regarded gardens.

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  • Rail station: Market Harborough (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access