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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick 01665 511100

Powderham Castle

Exeter 01626 890243

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton 0870 7527777

Leeds Castle

Maidstone 01622 765400

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Bridlington 01262 490324


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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.

Bolton Castle
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeThe Treasure Houses of EnglandSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB, Tel: 01328 713108, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Syon Park
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Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8JF, Tel: 0208 5600882, Email

Syon House was started by Lord Protector Somerset in 1547 and is built on the site of a medieval abbey, first excavated by "Time Team". There have been gardens at Syon since the 15th Century.

Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD, Tel: 01242 602308, Email

Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens, including Richard III, Elizabeth I and Lady Jane Grey, at Sudeley Castle & Gardens. It is also the only private castle in England to have a queen – Katherine Parr – buried within the grounds.

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.