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Cider's Golden Age - Membership Talk Glastonbury at Glastonbury Abbey

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Glastonbury 01458 832267

Apple Day at Clovelly Village

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Clovelly 01237 431781

 The Story of the Reformation
The Story of the Reformation at Glastonbury Abbey

Sat 28 Oct 2017

Glastonbury 01458 832267

Glastonbury Abbey Members’ Evening at Glastonbury Abbey

Wed 15 Nov 2017

Glastonbury 01458 832267

Clovelly Herring Festival
Clovelly Herring Festival at Clovelly Village

Sat 18 Nov 2017

Clovelly 01237 431781


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Wilton House Easter Activities

Salisbury 01722 746728

Bowood House and Gardens

Calne 01249810961

Caerhays Castle

St Austell 01872 501310


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Bowood House and Gardens

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

Home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, this 18thC house was designed by Robert Adam. On display in the exhibition rooms upstairs is a remarkable collection of family heirlooms built up over 250 years.

Wilton House Easter Activities
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 0BJ, Tel: 01722 746728, Email

Whether you come to stroll in the grounds, watch your children let off steam in the adventure playground, or enjoy the art collection in the House, come and enjoy Wilton House.

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  • Rail station: Salisbury (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Caerhays Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

CAERHAYS, GORRAN, ST AUSTELL, CORNWALL, PL26 6LY, Tel: 01872 501310, Email

One of the very few Nash built castles still left standing - situated within approximately 120 acres of informal woodland gardens created by J C Williams.

Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Pencarrow, Washaway, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 3AG, Tel: 01208 841369, Email

For nearly 500 years Pencarrow has been the much-loved home of the Molesworth-St Aubyn family. Ecplore our 50 acres of informatl woodland and gardens where dogs and children are most welcome, and discover Pencarrow.

Powderham Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends SchemeHudsons Heritage Awards - HIghly CommendedSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ, Tel: 01626 890243, Email

A visit to Powderham Castle is an enchanting day out for all its visitors. Fascinating guided tours of this magnificent 600year old Castle.

Historic Houses Association Member

Crediton, Devon, EX17 3PL, Tel: 01363 775142, Email

Downes is a Palladian Mansion dating originally from 1692. The former home of General Sir Redvers Buller, the house contains a large number of items relating to his military campaigns.


Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA, Tel: 01305 871387

Probably one of the best gardens of it's type in the world. Twice winner of silver award at Chelsea and silver gilt at Hampton Court Show.


Mompesson House

National Trust

Cathedral Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EL, Tel: 01722 335659

Mompesson House, ‘The House in The Close’, is a perfect example of Queen Anne architecture and was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701.


Hardy's Cottage

National Trust

Higher Bockhampton, DORCHESTER, Dorset, DT2 8QJ, Tel: 01985 843614

Thomas Hardy was born here c1840 and wrote 'Under the Greenwood Tree' and 'Far from the Madding Crowd' here.


Miserden Park Gardens


The Estate Office, Miserden, Nr Stroud, GL6 7JA, Tel: 01285 821303

From Spring until Autumn visitors to this Cotswold garden are rewarded with rich & memorable views: Spring flowers, shrubs, fine topiary & within the walled garden, herbaceous borders; roses, fine specimen trees & a newly planted parterre.


Falmouth Art Gallery

Hudsons Heritage Awards - HIghly Commended

Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 2RT, Tel: 01326 313863

Visit this award-winning art gallery - family friendly & free!

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  • Rail station: Falmouth Town (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access

Killerton Budlake Old Post Office Room


Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3LW, Tel: 01392 881690

Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century house with renowned historical fashion collection


Bayard's Cove Fort


Dartmouth, TQ6 9AX, Tel: 01179 750700

Small Tudor artillery fort guarding Dartmouth's inner harbour, picturesquely sited on the quayside.


Dartmouth Castle

English Heritage

Castle Road, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0JN, Tel: 01803 833588

For 600 years the English Heritage Dartmouth Castle has stood in a sperb waterfront setting at the narrow entrance to the Dart estuary.


Glastonbury Tribunal


High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9DP, Tel: 01458 832954

A fine late 15th-century stone town house, with an early Tudor façade and panelled interiors. Now contains a Tourist Information Centre and the Glastonbury Lake Village Museum.



Historic Houses Association Member

The Estate Office, Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RG, Tel: 01208 872507

Boconnoc House the winner of the 2012 HHA/Sotheby’s Award for Restoration was bought with the proceeds of the Pitt Diamond in 1717.


Clevedon Court

National Trust

Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 6QU, Tel: 01275 872257

Home to the lords of the manor of Clevedon for centuries, the core of the house is a remarkable survival from the medieval period.


Gants Mill & Garden


Gants Mill Lane, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0DB, Tel: 01749 812393

Stepping down onto the flagged floor of the watermill, you walk the length of the thousand-year time-line showing the many uses of mill in times gone by.


Muchelney Abbey


Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0DQ, Tel: 01458 250664

Well-preserved ruins of the cloisters, with windows carved in golden stone, and abbot's lodging of the Benedictine abbey, which survived by being used as a farmhouse after the Dissolution.


Abbey House Gardens


Market Cross, MALMESBURY, Wiltshire, SN16 9AS, Tel: 01666 822212

A romantically, atmospheric, 5 acre garden created by “ The Naked Gardeners” (dressed for the public!) Ian & Barbara Pollard.


Norrington Manor


Alvediston, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5LL, Tel: 01722 780 259

Built in 1377 it has been altered and added to in every century since, with the exception of the 18th century. Only the hall and the 'undercroft' remain of the original.


Mill Dene Garden

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School Lane, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9HN, Tel: 01386 700457

Mill Dene is a romantic story of a young couple falling in love with each other and a beautiful Cotswold stone water mill.

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  • Rail station: Moreton-in-Marsh (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

Merrivale Stone Rows, Stone Circle & Hut Circles at Merrivale Stone Rows, Stone Circle & Hut


Merrivale, PL20 6ST, Tel: .

Dartmoor is littered with the relics of prehistoric sites. The Merrivale stone rows are within sight of the B3357 road. Nearby are also a stone circle and a standing stone.


The Merchant’s House


132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1HN, Tel: 01672 511491

This amazing 350 year old survival is the jewel of Marlborough's famous High Street. Built and occupied by a prosperous silk merchant, middle class but with grand ideas, it contains nationally acclaimed wall paintings and decorative feature