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Historic Houses

Hall Place House and Gardens   

Historic Tudor and Jacobean House and Gardens, various attractions and events information.

Hatchlands Park   

Built in the 1750s for Admiral Boscawen, hero of the Battle of Louisburg, and set in a beautiful 170-ha (430-acre) Repton park offering a variety of park and woodland walks,

Hatfield House   

Hatfield House was built by Robert Cecil, first Earl Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I, in 1611. This celebrated Jacobean house, which stands in its own Great Park.

Ingatestone Hall   

Ingatestone Hall is a sixteenth century manor house built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor Monarchs.

Loseley Park   

Loseley House, built in 1562 by Sir William More, is a fine example of Elizabethan architecture, its mellow stone brought from the ruins of Waverley Abbey in Farnham, now over 850 years old.

Lydiard House & Park   

Delightful yet little known ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke.

Penshurst Place & Gardens   

Set in the rural Weald of Kent surrounded by picturesque countryside and ancient parkland, Penshurst Place and Gardens has changed little over the centuries.

Petworth House   

A magnificent late 17th Century Mansion set in parkland landscaped by Capability Brown.

Places to Go in London and the UK   

Places to go describes the best attractions in London and the South of England, the Cotswolds and Peak District, with photo's and locations.

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park   

Official Site - Come visit our wild animal parks online through webcams and movies, and learn all about the animals here. See rare and endangered species thriving in John Aspinalls wild animal parks.

Powell-Cotton Museum   

The Park, gardens and woodlands provide an attractive and tranquil backdrop to Quex House, one of Kent's finest Regency houses, and the Powell-Cotton Museum a vast collection of treasures gathered on twenty-eight expeditions to Africa and Asia.

Priest's House Museum   

The Priest's House is an historic town house dating from the 16th century. This Grade II listed building retains many original architectural features.

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton   

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, United Kingdom. This is the official site for this fascinating and unique palace.

Squerryes Court   

Bodrhyddan Hall, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire - a seventeenth century country house, with Victorian additions, open to the public. Extensive gardens, lawns, ponds.


Historic home of Lord and Lady Camoys and the Stonor family for over 800 years. The house is surrounded by a wooded deer park in a valley in the Chiltern Hills.

Wilton House   

Wilton House, stately home of the Earls of Pembroke. Open Easter-October daily, plus other times for corporate events/functions.

Bayham Abbey   

Delight in an engaging romantic retreat, in the picturesque and landscaped wooded valley of the River Teise.


Beaulieu, including Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, the National Motor Museum and Buckler's Hard, offers the best day out in England!

Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum   

See the fascinating collection of over 1000 swans, geese and ducks from all over the world, along with a superb collection of gleaming Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage Cars and Motorcycles. Visit Bentley House, a Palladian-style mansion restored by Raymond Erith.

Bournemouth Hotels - Langtry Manor   

Voted 'Best Hotel in Bournemouth' by The Guardian. Award winning food and service makes this hotel a destination favourite.

Bowood House & Gardens   

For seven months, from April through to October, this magical place is an oasis for all ages. The young on our Adventure Playground, parents enjoying the House and hundred acre gardens and grounds, grandparents the beauty and tranquillity of Capability Brown's Great Park.

Breamore House Museum   

The magnificent Manor House is set above the picturesque village of Breamore, overlooking the avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest just north of Fordingbridge.


The home of Lord Mountbatten.


Chartwell was the home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Clandon Park   

A grand Palladian mansion, built c.1730 by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, and notable for its magnificent two-storeyed Marble Hall.

Edmondsham House and Gardens   

Edmonsham House is a fine Tudor Manor House with Georgian additions, which has remained within the ownership of the same family since the sixteenth Century.

Explore Englands Past   

Explore England's Past provides free access to 1000s of local history resources including images, transcribed wills and documents and town trails.


Living Museum of Music.


Sussex countryside in the United Kingdom, under the private ownership of the Dukes of Richmond for 300 years. International sporting venue, Family home to the Earl of March.

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