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Wed 25 Nov 2015

Stowmarket 01473 890799


Fri 9 Jan - Wed 9 Dec 2015

Hampton 0844 482 7777


Fri 20 Nov 2015 - Mon 4 Jan 2016

Hampton 0844 482 7777


Mon 23 Nov - Sun 20 Dec 2015

Knutsford 01625 374400


Selected stately homes

Eastnor Castle

Ledbury 01531 633160

Tatton Park (NT)

Knutsford 01625 374400

Wilton House Easter Activities

Salisbury 01722 746728

Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Treharris 01443 412248

Hatfield House

Hatfield 01707 287010


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Firle Place
Historic Houses Association Member

Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LP, Tel: 01273 858307, Email

Originally Tudor, Firle Place is the home of the Gage family and has been for over 500 years.

Goodwood House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX, Tel: 01243 755040, Email

Goodwood House, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, is open to the public for 60 days a year. The Regency State Apartments house some astonishing treasures including celebrated paintings by George Stubbs.

Kensington Palace

London, W8 4PX, Tel: 0844 482 7777, Email

Generations of royal Women have shaped this stylish palace. The birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria, the palace first became a royal residence for William and Mary in 1689.

Kew Palace

Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, Tel: 0844 482 7777

Kew Palace is the smallest and most intimate of the royal palaces.

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Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB, Tel: 01328 710 227, Email

Steeped in history, Holkham Hall has the perfect location, surrounded by acres of rolling parkland rich in wildlife and the nearby north Norfolk coast with its stunning beach.

Capesthorne Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9JY, Tel: 01625 861221, Email

Sculptures, paintings, furniture and family monuments. A Georgian chapel, tearooms, gardens, lakes, nature walks and a touring caravan park.

Mellerstain House & Gardens, Scottish Borders
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Mellerstain, Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG, Tel: 01573 410225, Email

One of Scotland's great Georgian houses and a unique example of Adam design; the two wings built in 1725 by William Adam, the central block by his son, Robert 1770-78.

Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU, Tel: 0844 482 7777

Hampton Court Palace provides 500 years of royal history the state apartments, 60 acres of riverside gardens and the world famous maze.

Delgatie Castle

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5TD, Tel: 01888 563479, Email

'Best Visitor Experience' Award Winner. Dating from 1030 the Castle is steeped in Scottish history yet still has the atmosphere of a lived in home. It has some of the finest painted ceilings in Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots' bed-chamber.

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens
VistEngland VAQASBroads TourismHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

The Hall, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ, Tel: 01502 734907, Email

12 acres of landscaped gardens to explore including our famous 1864 Yew hedge maze. Guided tours of the Hall. Home made delights in the Paxtons courtyard café. Childrens trail. Events throughout the summer.

Avington Park
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1DB, Tel: 01962 779260, Email

Charles II and George IV both stayed here. It dates back to the 11th century, was enlarged in 1670 and now enjoys magnificent painted and gilded state rooms.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB, Tel: 01262 490324, Email

Magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over four centuries. Award winning gardens offering something for everyone.

Bowood House and Gardens

The Estate Office, Bowood, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ, Tel: 01249 812102, Email

An 18thC house by Robert Adam, collections of paintings, watercolours, Victoriana, Indiana and porcelain. Landscaped park with lake, terraces, waterfall and grottos.

Sherborne Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR, Tel: 01935 812072, Email

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in c1594. Home to the Digby family since 1617. Splendid collections of decorative arts. 'Capability' Brown lake, gardens and grounds.

Powderham Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Awards - HIghly Commended

Powderham, 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.

Stonor Park
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Stonor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HF, Tel: 01491 638587, Email

House built between 12th and 18thC with a 13thC chapel. Has connections with Catholicism and exhibition of the work and life of Edmund Campion, furniture, tapestries and paintings.

Newby Hall
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award WinnerHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 0845 4504068

One of Britain's finest Adam houses with Chippendale furniture, Gobelin tapestries and classical statuery. With 25 acres of garden including one of Europe's largest double herbaceous borders, a woodland walk & contemporary sculpture park.

Bolton Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET, Tel: 01969 623981, Email

Bolton Castle is a spectacular medieval fortress situated in the heart of beautiful Wensleydale. Enjoy our Falconry Experience, Wild Boar Park, Archery and Bee Keeping display.

Arundel Castle & Gardens
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Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB, Tel: 01903 882173, Email

Founded at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, there is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex.

Auckland Castle

Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NR, Tel: 01388 743750, Email

Historically the Prince Bishops' country residence, home to the Bishop of Durham. Visit St Peter's Chapel, state rooms and deer park.

Eastnor Castle
Historic Houses Association MemberWorcestershire Hidden Gems

Eastnor, Nr. Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL, Tel: 01531 633160, Email

Fairytale Georgian Castle dramatically situated in the Malvern Hills. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and surrounded by a deer park, arboretum and lake.

Fitzroy House
Historic Houses Association Member

37 Fitzroy Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6DX, Tel: 020 7255 2422, Email

Built in 1791, Fitzroy House was formerly inhabited by playwright George Bernard Shaw. Today it shows the life and work of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, who worked there in the late 1950s.

Scampston Hall
VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence SilverYork PassTourism Association North YorkshireHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeWhite Rose Award Winner

Scampston, Malton, YO17 8NG, Tel: 01944 759111, Email

An exciting 4 acre contemporary garden, created by Piet Oudolf, with striking perennial meadow planting as well as traditional spring/autumn borders. Scampston Hall also opens to visitors for a shorter season in the summer

Spencer House

27 St James's Place, London , SW1A 1NR, Tel: 020 7514 1958, Email

Spencer House, built 1756-66 for the first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97), is London's finest surviving 18th century town house.