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Banqueting House

City Of Westminster 0844 482 7777

Hatfield House

Hatfield 01707 287010

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne 01935 813182

Delgatie Castle

Turriff 01888 563479

Borde Hill Garden

Haywards Heath 01444 450326


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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.

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.

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.

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.

Helmingham Hall Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Helmingham Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF, Tel: 01473 890799, Email

A moated and walled garden with many rare roses and possibly the best kitchen garden in Britain. With a new rose garden and herb and knot garden created in the early 1980's.

Banqueting House

Horse Guards, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ER, Tel: 0844 482 7777

This revolutionary building, is the first in England to be designed in a Palladian style by Inigo Jones. The Banqueting House is most famous for one real life drama, the execution of Charles I.

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.

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.

Hatfield House
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Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ, Tel: 01707 262 055, Email

Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.

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.

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens
VistEngland VAQASBroads TourismHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

The Hall, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ, Tel: 01502 731398, 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.

Borde Hill Garden
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP, Tel: 01444 441102, Email

Set within 200 acres of spectacular parkland, the garden is a series of 'rooms' - each with its own particular atmosphere, form and planting design. Glorious heritage and collectors' garden.

Renishaw Hall and Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Renishaw, Nr Sheffield, S21 3WB, Tel: 01246 432310, Email

Magnificent unique Italiante Gardens. Home of the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. Still very much a lived in family home full of treasures. A museum of the Sitwell family is housed in the stables courtyard.

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

Goodwood House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX, Tel: 01243 755048, 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.

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.

Tatton Park
VisitEngland Award For ExcellenceNational Trust

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, Tel: 01625 374400, Email

Mansion with 50-acre garden, traditional working farm, Tudor manor-house, 1,000-acre deer park and children's adventure playground. Owned by the National Trust and administered by Cheshire East Council.

Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

The Abbotsford Trust, Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ, Tel: 01896 752043, Email

Much of the stunning gardens and landscape at Abbotsford remain as they were when author Sir Walter Scott created them between 1811 and 1825.

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.

Leeds Castle
Historic Houses Association MemberThe Treasure Houses of England

Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL, ME17 1PL, Tel: 01622 767877, Email

Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, Leeds Castle is the perfect backdrop to your day out. The historic Castle, glorious gardens, attractions and a programme of events awaits every visitor.

Lamport Hall & Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

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

The home of the Ishams for 400 years, Lamport contains an outstanding collection of furniture and paintings. The west front is by John Webb and the Smiths of Warwick. The12-acre gardens are famous as the home of the first garden gnome.

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.

Alnwick Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

The Northumberland Estates Office, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ, Tel: 01665 510777, Email

Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years; Alnwick Castle offers history on a grand scale.

Adlington Hall
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Adlington Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF, Tel: 01625 827595, Email

The home of the Legh family since 1315, Adlington Hall combines a Medieval Great Hall with black and white timbers and elegant Georgian additions.