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Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ, Tel: 01483 810235, Email

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. Discover stunning Victorian paintings and sculpture in the historic Watts Gallery before treating yourself to lunch or a cream tea in the Tea Shop.

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  • Rail station: Guildford (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Markenfield Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3AD, Tel: 01765 692303, Email

Described by the Yorkshire Post as 'Yorkshire's Best Kept Secret', Markenfield Hall is three miles south of Ripon. Tucked away down a mile long winding drive, stands one of the most astonishing and romantic of Yorkshire's medieval houses.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Copped Hall

Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS, Tel: 0207 267 1679, Email

Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored. Superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation.

 
 
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
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Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU, Tel: 01243 811348, Email

Come and discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 950-year period.

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  • Rail station: Chichester (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Clan donald

Skye, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS, Tel: 01471 844305 , Email

Our magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye offers an outstanding holiday experience – explore the historic gardens and woodland trails around Armadale Castle.

 
 
Houses of Parliament
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Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA, Tel: 020 7219 4114, Email

Tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and stunning art and architecture.

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  • Rail station: Westminster (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Shetland Museum and Archives

Garthspool, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0NY, Tel: 01595 694688

Shetland Museum and Archives is an award winning, five star visitor attraction situated in the capital town of Lerwick.

 
 
Aerial view of Clovelly
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Clovelly, North Devon, EX39 5TA, Tel: 01237 431781, Email

Most visitors consider Clovelly to be unique. Whatever your view, it is a world of difference not to be missed.

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  • Rail station: Barnstaple (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Lincoln Castle
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Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA, Tel: 01522 782040, Email

Sorry, but Magna Carta is take a holiday in the USA. It will return in April 2015 when it will take pride of place in the brand new Magna Carta Vault, alongside the Charter of the Forrest deep within the Lincoln Castle Prison.

 
 
 
The West Front - Burton Constable Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Burton Constable, Sproatley, Skirlaugh, Hull, HU11 4LN, Tel: 01964 562400, Email

Over 300 acres of historic grade II* listed parkland designed by 'Capability' Brown surrounds the Hall making it a stunning place to visit.

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  • Rail station: Hull (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lotherton Hall
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Lotherton Hall , Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB, Tel: 0113 378 2959, Email

Lotherton is an Edwardian country house surrounded by beautiful formal, wildflower and wooded grounds, as well as a red deer park and a bird garden. Lotherton Hall is a stunning treasure trove of arts, crafts and music.

 
 
 
Cowdray Ruins
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Cowdray Heritage Trust, Easebourne, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AL, Tel: 01730 812423, Email

After a major conservation project at Cowdray, the buildings were re-opened to the public by Dr Nick Barrett from BBC2's House Detectives on Saturday 31st March 2007.

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  • Rail station: Haslemere (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Arabella Aufrere Temple

 

Estate Office, Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN41 8PN, Tel: .

 
 

Brocklesby Mausoleum

 

Estate Office, Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN41 8PN, Tel: 01469 560214

Family Mausoleum designed by James Wyatt and built between 1787 and 1794.

 
 

Preston Tower

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5DH, Tel: 01665 589227

The tower was built in 1392 and is one of the few survivors of 37 castles and 78 pele towers listed in 1415.

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  • Rail station: Chathill (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Kinver Rock Houses

 

Compton Road,, Kinver, Staffordshire, DY7 6DL, Tel: 01384 872553

Come and marvel at the homes that people carved out for themselves in the hillside at Kinver, inhabited right up until the 1960s.

 
 

Barrington Court

 
National Trust

Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0NQ, Tel: 01460 241938

Discover the echoes of history in the heart of Somerset, in breathtaking gardens and working orchards

 
 

Lincoln Guildhall

 
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Saltergate, Lincoln, LN2 1DH, Tel: 01522 541727

The Guildhall / Stonebow date back to 1520 and is on the site of the Roman southern gateway. The Guildhall is the official 'home' of the Mayor and houses the City's fine collection of insignia displayed in the old debtors prison.

 
 

Middridge Grange Farm

 

Shildon Road, Newton Aycliffe, Darlington, DL4 2QE, Tel: 07984 407176

Dating back to 1578, originally constructed as a U shaped Elizabethan house with central courtyard, a grand Hall and two flanking wings.

 
 
 

Old Duchy Palace

 

Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0BS, Tel: 0203 2620560

The grade I listed Duke of Cornwall's Palace, was built as the administrative centre for the Duchy at the end of 13th century when Lostwithiel was Cornwall's principal port.

 
 
 

Bridge Cottage at Flatford: Bridge Cottage

 
National Trust

Flatford, East Bergholt, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, CO7 6UL, Tel: 01206 298260

A delightful 16th century cottage just minutes from Flatford Mill. Why not visit our Constable exhibition then sit by the river and enjoy a freshly baked cake at the National Trust tea room and find a gift in our shop.

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  • Rail station: Manningtree (1.5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Bolsover Cundy House at Bolsover Castle

 
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Castle Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6PR, Tel: 0370 333 1181

This charming cottage-like 17th century conduit house, with vaulted stone-slab roof, once supplied water to Bolsover Castle.

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  • Rail station: Chesterfield (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 

Arbuthnott House & Garden

 

Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk, AB30 1PA, Tel: 01561 361226

In the heart of the Scottish countryside close to the sea and within easy reach of Royal Deeside and the Eastern Highlands, lies the Arbuthnott Estate, home of the Arbuthnott family for over 800 years and more than twenty-five generations.