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Historic Houses


Weston Park   

A great family day out.

Woburn Abbey   

Woburn Abbey offers beautiful parkland and historic buildings along with its own antiques centre, golf and country club, safari park and much more.

Woodchester Mansion   

Woodchester is an unfinished 19th Century mansion in a secluded Cotswold Valley. Learn the story of why it was abandoned before construction was completed.

The Ancient High House   

Stafford's Ancient High House has been one of the most important buildings of the town for over four hundred years.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage   

The most romantic of all the Shakespearean properties, is Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, which lies in the beautiful hamlet of Shottery, just outside Stratford-upon-Avon.

Arbury Hall   

Arbury Hall has been the seat of the Newdegate family for over 400 years and is the ancestral home of Vicount and Viscountess Daventry.

Baddesley Clinton Hall   

A romantic and atmospheric moated manor house, dating from the 15th century and little changed since 1634.

Belvoir Castle Stately Home   

Belvoir Castle is a stately home on the border of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. The historic house and garden is ideal for an educational school visit or a castle wedding reception

Blenheim Palace   

Blenheim Palace is the home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Broughton Castle   

"About the most beautiful castle in all England".

Burton Court   

Burton Court is a typical squire's house built on the site of an ancient British Camp.

Chatsworth House   

Chatsworth - Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Cotswold Edge   

History and a Large Selection of Old Photo's around the Cotswold Edge (180+) Forum for finding people and general information of the area.

Derbyshire UK   

Guide to Derbyshire and the Peak District. Includes information on all major towns and villages, attractions, historic houses, a large photo gallery and much more.

Eastnor Castle   

In the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake, this fairy-tale castle is the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family.

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.

Haddon Hall   

One of the finest Medieval and Tudor Houses in England, Haddon Hall is situated in delightful countryside near Bakewell, Derbyshire, in the Peak District National Park. With many other Historic Houses within easy reach, Haddon Hall and Gardens.

Hagley Hall   

Hagley Hall is the home of the Viscount and Viscountess Cobham.

Hall's Croft   

Halls Croft was the home of Dr. John Hall and Shakespeare’s eldest daughter Susana, whom he married in 1607.

Harvington Hall   

A moated medieval and Elizabethan manor house near Kidderminster with original Elizabethan wall paintings and finest series of priest holes in the UK. Open to visitors from March to September. Groups and schools welcome.

Lamport Hall   

Ideally situated in the heart of the lovely Northamptonshire countryside.

The Manor House   

Superbly restored Medieval Manor House with fine oak furnishings. Period Herb gardens.

Mary Arden's House And Countryside Museum   

The farmhouse at Wilmcote, just three miles outside Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare’s mother, is now a countryside museum; devoted to showing country life from Tudor times to the present day.

Melbourne Hall   

In its picturesque poolside setting, Melbourne Hall was once the home of Victorian Prime Minister, William Lamb, who as 2nd Viscount Melbourne, gave his name to the famous city in Australia.

Middleton Hall   

The Middleton Hall complex comprises a 16th Century Great Hall and ancillary buildings dating from the 13th Century to the Georgian period. Set in 40 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens.

Moccas Court   

Built by Anthony Keck in 1775 overlooking the River Wye, decoration including the round room and oval stair by Robert Adam.

Nash's House and New Place   

At the end of Chapel Street, you will find the beautiful old building from the sixteenth century, known as Nash’s House. In the garden, you can see the foundations of New Place - Shakespeare's fine house.

Owlpen Manor   

Owlpen has long been recognised as one of England's most romantic early Manor Houses.

Pickford's House Museum   

The official website of Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Using museum specimens and data to help people to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the culture, heritage and environment of Derby and its people.

Ragley Hall   

Experience Ragley - somewhere for all the family to enjoy.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace   

The "Man of the Milennium" William Shakespeare was born in this house in 1564.

Stanford Hall   

Stanford Hall, built in the 1690s for Sir Roger Cave, is still home to his descendants and is one of the most exquisite examples of the architecture of the period.

Stanway Water Garden   

One of the finest 18th century water gardens, restored in 1998, Stanway lies beneath the 700 foot high Cotswold escarpment. Its grand formal Canal, with 70 foot high fountain , stands on a great grass terrace overlooking the Jacobean manor house.

Sudbury Hall   

One of the most individual of late 17th-century houses, with rich interior decoration.

Sulgrave Manor   

Ancestral home of George Washington's family. This Tudor Manor in beautiful rural England educates and enthrals. Visitors may take part in special historical events, weekends and re-enactments. 30 miles from Stratford and Oxford.

Visit Broadway Jewel of the Cotswolds   

Broadway is one of the most beautiful villages in the UK and is known as the Jewel of the Cotswolds.








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