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Historic Houses & Gardens for Great Britain & Ireland

2019

A Beau Business Media Publication


Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

EXPLORE A CASTLE

REBORN Walk in the footsteps of peacemakers and presidents through the newly restored Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, Northern Ireland’s only royal residence.

Free car park, new cafĂŠ and shop opening in spring 2019 Search online for details Trade enquiries: hillsboroughgroups@hrp.org.uk Visit our website: www.hrp.org.uk/hillsborough-castle


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National Trust & English Heritage

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East of England

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East Midlands

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Heart of England

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London

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North East

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North West South East

South West

Yorkshire

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Ireland

Scotland

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Historic Houses and Gardens Directory 2019

Welcome to the Historic Houses and Gardens Directory 2019, packed with a fantastic collection of treasures waiting to be discovered.

There’s no doubt that for such a small geographical area the British Isles punches well above its weight leaving all other opposition on the ropes, it surely deserves to retain the heavyweight title year on year.

Your group will want to go the distance visiting the variety of renowned places, extraordinary buildings and gardens that the British Isles are famous for. The rich and heterogeneous history and culture on offer, created over many centuries is unsurpassed and in many cases only available to view here.

So, whatever your group are interested in you’re sure to find it here within these pages, from the most royal of houses to the most opulent spectacles of affluence and power, extravagantly furnished and waiting for you to admire, or indeed buildings less extravagantly decorated yet still of great national importance and worthy of a visit.

Make 2019 a celebration of all the British Isles has to offer a veritable pic "n" mix of heritage and culture to explore, your support will help ensure the future of these historic building, gardens and places for generations to come.

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Russborough House & Parklands, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Designed by German architect Richard Castle for the 1st Earl of Milltown in 1742, Russborough is a cherished and renowned part of Ireland’s architectural heritage. The façade, the longest of any house in Ireland, stretches seven hundred feet across the landscape at the foot of the Wicklow mountains. Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, heirs to a fortune made in diamond mining, purchased Russborough house and its parklands in 1952. In these new owners Russborough was fortunate to find custodians with both the means and passion to maintain it. Over the course of the next two decades the Beits added their unrivalled collection of Old Masters paintings, furnishings and decorative arts to the house, all of which May be viewed by taking a guided tour of the house. www.russborough.ie Sherborne Castle & Gardens Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and the stately home of the Digby family since 1617; Sherborne Castle presents glorious staterooms displaying nationally important collections of Art, Furniture & Porcelain. In the Castle’s cellars Raleigh’s kitchen and a museum with a ‘Capability’ Brown exhibition is on view. Explore 42 acres of English Landscape Gardens offering delightful walks around a 50 acre lake with spectacular views, herbaceous borders, magnificent specimen trees and sweeping vistas. A new Fossil House will be open in the Gardens for 2019. An award winning Tea Room offers a welcoming atmosphere for morning coffees, a range of traditional light lunches and delicious afternoon teas. Coach groups can enjoy many benefits including up to 20% group discounts, free admission and parking for drivers and tour leaders and a Tea Room food and drink voucher. www.sherbornecastle.com

Berkeley Castle The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, their ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding, completed the Keep in the late 12th Century. The history played out within Berkeley Castle’s walls make it one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain and the family hope that you will visit them to experience its special atmosphere. Reopening for the 2019 Season on Monday 1st April they have some thrilling new entertainment booked for visitors this year, with many old favourites making a welcome return too. There are discounted rates available for groups of 20 or more. Pre-booking is required for groups to ensure that every visit is as enjoyable as possible. For full details visit www.berkeley-castle.com or call 01453 810303.

Penshurst Place & Gardens Penshurst Place & Gardens, a beautiful defended manor house dating from 1341 in the Weald of Kent, is no stranger to the shouts of “action!” clapboards and cameras, having been featured in nearly 60 TV programmes and large scale films, to date. Whether it’s shown as the charming building it is, transformed into Richmond Palace or Henry VIII’s office, Penshurst Place lends itself to all manner of filming projects giving visitors the chance to explore an array of their on-screen favourites. More recently recognised for its role in popular historical dramas Wolf Hall and the Hollow Crown series, the historic building and family home of the Sidney family since 1552, Penshurst Place has a filming history dating back to the 1960’s, with ‘Anne of a Thousand Days’, released in 1969. The film, starring Richard Burton and Geneviève Bujold as Henry and Anne, tells the tale of their doomed courtship. The house and gardens feature heavily in the film, with the large Italian Garden and manicured South Lawn being particularly prominent. In 1986, Penshurst Place was to be the backdrop for what would turn out to be a cinematic cult classic The Princess Bride. Fast forward to the 21st Century, and Penshurst Place can be seen in 2007’s The Other Boleyn Girl where visitors will recognise the sweeping staterooms, Baron’s Hall and 11 acres of landscaped gardens. Visitors will also be able to recognise scenes from the 2012 and 2016 Hollow Crown Series, which starred (among others) Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddlestone. With further projects still yet to be aired, including 2019’s “Mary Queen of Scots” starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, Penshurst Place remains a firm favourite with Location Managers, allowing those who may not get the chance to visit the house and gardens in person, the opportunity to enjoy its history in the comfort of their home. www.penshurstplace.com


Berkeley Castle Family home of the Berkeleys for almost 900 years!

Edward II was murdered here 8 acres of grounds & gardens

Great offers & itineraries for groups Yurt Tearoom & Castle gift shop

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Just 10 mins from M5 Jct 13/14, & half an hour from Bristol

Location for BBC’s Poldark, Wolf Hall & Johnny English 3


Here we highlight the custodians of British Heritage and Culture at the heart of preserving our past for future generations. Mark Bolton

National Trust

There are over 250 places which will keep your group absorbed, whether it’s for a brief visit or a full day. They provide a PDF that you can download of a complete groups guide containing all their properties. Alternatively, a printed guide is available featuring a selection of top places that they know tick all the boxes for a full day out.

Group Bookings

All bookings must be made in advance directly with the individual places and confirmed in writing. Payment must be settled with the individual properties and confirmation of the method of payment made at the time of booking. Vouchers are accepted at most of their larger properties. Properties may offer a discount based on the size of your group, this is at their discretion so please check with the property at the time of booking. If you're planning a group visit you can request a free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 places To receive your pass, call +44(0)344 800 2329, or email them. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/group-visits-to-national-trustplaces Scotland has its own National Trust for Scotland, and offer a range of group options with itineraries by theme area or cities. Email traveltrade@nts.org.uk or call +44 (0) 131 458 0204.

James Dobson

English Heritage

English Heritage is a charity that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. These include prehistoric sites, medieval castles, Roman forts and country houses.

From the world-famous Stonehenge to the ruins of Roman villas, from magnificent medieval castles to romantic monastic ruins and from grand stately houses to glorious gardens, you're sure to find a place to visit that your group will love.

If you're organising a group visit to one of their properties, discover top tips for a hassle-free day out in history - including details on discounts, booking and prices.

Take your group to enjoy the perfect day out at one of their historic places across the country. Benefit from discounts for groups of 11 or more.

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English Heritage offers great practical support for Group Organisers including recommendations on top days out for group and group itineraries, they also have a Group Visit Guide which you can download from their website or you can contact the Travel Trade team for a hard copy Get inspired with Group Visits Guide and contact them to make a booking. Email traveltrade@englishheritage.org.uk or call 0117 975 1349or to order a complimentary copy of the 2018/19 Group Visits Guide, call 0117 975 1349 or email traveltrade@english-heritage.org.uk

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BASING HOUSE RUINS AND GROUNDS Plus museum, garden, activity trail, workshops, outdoor theatre, special events and more!

THINGS TO DO • Discover the Great Barn and spot the artillery damage still visible on its walls • Explore the ruins and imagine what the house would have looked like • Visit the walled garden and learn about Basing House’s fascinating history in the museum • Walk your dog or find a picnic spot

BASING HOUSE | Barton’s Lane | Basingstoke | Hampshire RG24 8AE Please call 01256 639550 or email basing.house@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk www.hampshireculture.org.uk/basing-house

Hampshire Cultural Trust is a registered charity (no. 1158583) and company (no. 08986225) in England and Wales.

INFORMATION Pay once, visit all year! With your ticket, you can enjoy unlimited visits to Basing House and return as many times as you like for a whole year! See our website for full details, admission prices and opening times.


EAST OF ENGLAND

Hadleigh Guildhall Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5DT tel: 01473 822544 www.hadleightownhall.co.uk

Based around the ancient kingdom of East Anglia, the East of England covers the six counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk a region where tradition is a way of life.

Hatfield House Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ tel: 01707 287010 Haughley Park Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3JY tel: 01359 240701www.haughleyparkbarn.co.uk

Anglesey Abbey Gardens & Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ tel: 01223 810080

Helmingham Hall Gardens Helmingham, Suffolk, IP14 6EF tel: 01473 890799

Ashridge Ringshall Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT tel: 01442 851227 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashridge

Holkham Hall Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB tel: 01328 710227

Audley End House and Gardens Audley End, Saffron Walden Essex CB11 4JF Tel: 01799 522842 www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend This magnificent Jacobean mansion evokes the days when it was a decadent Victorian home. Tour the lavishly decorated state rooms, intimate bedrooms and recreated nursery suite. Enjoy the sights and sounds of ‘below stairs’ life in the Service Wing. Outside within the pastoral parkland, part designed by Capability Brown, is a working stable block with horses, a unique early Victorian parterre and secret pond garden - plus England’s most authentically restored Walled Victorian Kitchen Garden, gardened organically. Pre-booked guided tours are available at an additional cost. Servants’ Hall tearoom seats 90. Cart Yard Café seats 28 inside and 40 outside.

Houghton Hall Houghton, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE tel: 01485 528569 Hoveton Hall Gardens Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8RJ tel: 01603 782798 www.hovetonhallgardens.co.uk Hylands House & Estate Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ tel: 01245 605500 Ickworth House Parkland, Woodland & Gardens Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE tel: 01284 735270 Kentwell Hall Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA tel:01787 310 207 www.kentwell.co.uk

Belchamp Hall Belchamp Walter, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 7AT tel: 01787 881961 www.belchamphall.com Benington Lordship Gardens Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS tel: 01438 869668 www.beningtonlordship.co.uk

Knebworth House The Estate Office, Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY tel: 01438 812661 Mannington Gardens & Countryside Mannington Hall, Norwich, NR11 7BB tel: 01263 584175 www.manningtongardens.co.uk

Berkhamsted Castle Berkhamsted, St Albans, Hertfordshire, tel: 01223 582700 www.berkhamsted-castle.org.uk

Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9AA tel: 01787 379228 www.melfordhall.co.uk

Blickling Hall Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF tel: 01263 738030 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling

Moggerhanger Park, Park Road, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, MK44 3RW www.moggerhangerpark.com

Bradenham Hall Gardens Bradenham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7QP tel: 01362 687279 www.bradenhamhall.co.uk

Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary'S Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4HF tel: 01353 662062 visitely.eastcambs.gov.uk/cromwell/oliver-cromwells-house

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside, Cambridge, CB2 1JE tel: 01223 336265

Otley Hall Hall Lane, Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9PA tel: 01473 890264 www.otleyhall.co.uk

Castle Acre Priory Stocks Green, Castle Acre, King'S Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2XD tel: 01760 755394

Oxburgh Hall Oxborough, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9PS tel: 01366 328258

Docwra's Manor Garden Shepreth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6PS tel: 01763 261473 www.docwrasmanorgarden.co.uk

Raveningham Gardens Raveningham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6NS tel: 01508 548152 www.raveningham.com Sandringham The Estate Office, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN tel: 01485 545408 www.sandringhamestate.co.uk

Elton Hall Nr Peterborough, PE8 6SH tel: 01832 280468 www.eltonhall.com Felbrigg Hall Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 8PR tel: 01263 837444

Shaw's Corner Ayot St Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BX tel: 01438 820307 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/shaws-corner

Flatford Bridge Cottage Flatford, East Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6UL tel: 01206 298260 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford-bridge-cottage

Shuttleworth Old Warden, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP tel: 01767 627927 www.shuttleworth.org

Framlingham Castle Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9BP tel: 01728 724189

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ tel: 08712 224244 www.somerleyton.co.uk

Gainsborough's House 46 Gainsborough St, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU tel: 01787 372958

St Pauls Walden Bury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8BP tel: 01438 871218 www.stpaulswaldenbury.co.uk

Gorhambury St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6AH tel: 01727 854051 www.englisheritage.org.uk/visit/places/old-gorhambury-house/

Wimpole Estate Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW tel: 01223 206000 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole

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Groups p welcome at Shuttleworth! Free parking, with a lunch voucher for coach drivers

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Explore The Shuttleworth Collection and The Swiss Garden, with plenty on offer for all ages. Discover The Collection’s treasure trove of early aviation from the pioneers of 1909-1950s, vintage cars, bicycles, agricultural exhibits, and motorcycles. Enjoy the pretty and unusual buildings and tranquil landscape within our Regency period Swiss Garden, home also to two peacocks. Discounted entry for pre-booked groups of 10+. We have an on-site restaurant and gift shop - pre-book catering or use the restaurant Pay-as-you-go. Book tour guides or enjoy The Swiss Garden and The Collection at your own pace. Visit our website to plan your visit or give us a call! Just off the A1 at Biggleswade!

Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EP, 01767 627933


EAST MIDLANDS

Doddington Hall & Gardens Lincoln, LN6 4RU tel: 01522 812510 www.doddingtonhall.com

Make for historic East Midlands for magnificent castles and stately homes that provide a unique glimpse into the past.

Drayton House Lowick, Kettering, NN14 3BB tel: 01832 731779 www.stately-homes.com/drayton-house

Althorp Northampton, NN7 4HQ tel: 01604 770107 www.althorp.com

Easton Walled Gardens Easton Walled Gardens, Easton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5AP tel: 01476 530063 www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk

Aubourn Hall Lincoln, LN5 9DZ tel: 01522 788224 www.aubournhall.co.uk

Eyam Hall Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 5QW tel: 01433 631976 www.eyamhall.co.uk

Belton House Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS tel: 01476 566116 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house

Fulbeck Manor Fulbeck, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3JN tel: 01400 272231 www.stately-homes.com/fulbeck-manor

Bolsover Castle Castle Street, Bolsover Derbyshire S44 6PR Tel: 01246 822844 www.englishheritage.org.uk/bolsovercastle Walk in the footsteps of master horseman William Cavendish, first Duke of Newcastle and learn about his extraordinary life and its influence on this 17th-century fairytale castle he created for pleasure. Explore the exquisite Little Castle with replica tapestries and furnishings and stroll around the wall walk which offers panoramic countryside views and an overview of the Venus Garden below. The impressive Riding House features an introductory exhibition and summer weekend displays of costumed horsemanship (small charge applies), which celebrate Cavendish’s passion for training horses. Pre-booked guided tours are available at an additional cost.

Gainsborough Old Hall Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NB tel: 01427 612669 www.gainsborougholdhall.co.uk Haddon Hall Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA tel:01629 812855 www.haddonhall.co.uk Holdenby Holdenby, Northampton, NN6 8DJ tel: 01604 770074 www.holdenby.com Kedleston Hall Property Manager, Kedleston Hall, Derby, DE22 5JH tel: 01332 842191 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens Kelmarsh, Northampton, NN6 9LY tel: 01604 686543 www.kelmarsh.com Lamport Hall & Gardens Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD tel: 01604 686272 www.lamporthall.co.uk

Boughton House Boughton House, Kettering, NN14 1BJ Tel: 01536 515731 www.boughtonhouse.org.uk

Leadenham House Leadenham House, Lincolnshire, LN5 0PU tel: 01400 273256

Burghley House Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY tel: 01780 752451 www.burghley.co.uk

Lyddington Bede House Blue Coat Lane, Lyddington, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9LZ tel: 01572 822438

Calke Abbey Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE tel: 01332 863822 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey

Lyveden New Bield Nr Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5AT tel: 01832 205358

Canons Ashby Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3SD tel: 01327 861900 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby-house

Marston Hall Marston, Grantham, NG32 2HQ tel: 07812 356237 www.stately-homes.com/marston-hall

Castle Ashby Northampton, NN7 1LQ Tel: 01604 695 200

Newstead Abbey Historic House & Gardens Newstead Abbey Park, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA tel: 01623 455900

Catton Hall Catton, Walton-On-Trent, South Derbyshire, DE12 8LN tel: 01283 716311 www.catton-hall.com

Nottingham Castle Off Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6EL tel: 0115 9153700 www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Chatsworth Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP tel: 01246 565300 www.chatsworth.org

Renishaw Hall and Gardens Renishaw, Nr Sheffield, Derbyshire, S21 3WB tel: 01246 432310 www.renishaw-hall.co.uk

Clumber Park Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AZ tel: 01909 544917 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park

Stanford Hall Stanford Hall, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, www.stanfordhall.co.uk Tel: 01788 860250

Coton Manor Garden Nr Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, NN6 8RQ tel: 01604 740219 www.cotonmanor.co.uk

Thrumpton Hall Thrumpton, Nottingham, NG11 0AX tel: 07590818045 www.thrumptonhall.com Wakefield Lodge Potterspury, Northamptonshire, NN12 7QX tel: 01327 811395

Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire, NN6 8PF tel: 01604 505808 www.cottesbrooke.co.uk

Walcot Hall Nr Alkborough, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9JT www.walcothallestate.co.uk

Deene Park Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3EW tel: 01780 450278 www.deenepark.com

Wollaton Hall & Deer Park Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2AE tel: 0115 915 3900

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HADDON HALL Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA.

Guided Tours of the Hall and Gardens Estate Walks Live Music Afternoon Teas & Seasonal Menus Gifts Galore Visit www.haddonhall.co.uk for more details info@haddonhall.co.uk 01629ƫ812855

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Enjoy a private tour of over 15 rooms in this charming 16th century house, home to the Brudenell family since 1514.

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire The un-stately home and country estate

Seat of the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade. Fine collec on of art, furniture & porcelain. Grand parterre with topiary teapots. Herbaceous long borders, woodland pleasure walks & stunning lake views. Shop & Old Kitchen Tearoom. For further informa on please visit our website or contact the House Administrator. 01780 450278 | admin@deenepark.com | www.deenepark.com Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3EW

Many secrets are yet to be uncovered at Calke Abbey, whose peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards bear witness to a history that many country houses did not survive. Faded garden buildings and a large kitchen garden hint at former fortunes while inside, a collection of contrasts tells tales of an eccentric family who never through anything away, and who sought isolation in a place where time stood still. Beyond, the historic and fragile habitats of Calke Park await discovery. Don't miss one of the oldest oak trees in England, or the stunning 18th century state silk bed, which lay undiscovered until 1985. Enjoy seasonal meals and sweet treats in the restaurant, and take a piece of Calke home with you as a souvenir from the shop. Contact us to find out about coach party bookings and discover a country house like no other.

Call 01332 863822 for details nationaltrust.org.uk/calke #nationaltrust

When you visit, donate, volunteer or join the National Trust, your support helps us to look after special places in the Midlands such as Calke Abbey for ever, for everyone.

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Heart of England

Hanbury Hall Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 7EA tel: 01527 821214 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Heart of England is charmingly individual you can find fine gardens, historic buildings and don’t forget Shakespeare’s Stratford-on-Avon.

Hampton Court Castle, Gardens & Parkland Hope under Dinmore Leominster Herefordshire HR6 0PN Tel: 01568 797 777 www.hamptoncourt.org.uk Hellens Manor Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY www.hellensmanor.com

Abbey Dore Court Garden Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, HR2 0AD tel: 01981 240419 www.abbeydorecourt.co.uk Acton Burnell Castle Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, tel: 01926 852078 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/acton-burnell-castle

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8 1NG Tel: 01926 852078 www.english-heritage.org.uk/kenilworth Kenilworth Castle, one of England’s finest and most extensive castle ruins, is famously associated with the love story between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Highlights include the beautifully recreated Elizabethan garden and a series of viewing platforms within the ruined four-storey Leicester’s Building. Explore the imposing Elizabethan Gatehouse which houses an exhibition telling the royal love story and also an exhibition which celebrates motoring pioneer John Davenport Siddeley, 1st Baron Kenilworth and the founder of Armstrong Siddeley Motors. The Tudor Stables house an exhibition revealing the nine centuries of Kenilworth’s history and a tearoom. Pre-booked guided tours are available at an additional cost.

Arbury Hall Heritage Property,Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7PT www.arburyestate.co.uk Attingham Park Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4TP tel: 01743 708170 / 162 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park Baddesley Clinton Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, B93 0DQ tel: 01564 783294 www.nationaltrust.org.uk Benthall Hall Benthall, Nr Broseley, Shropshire, TF12 5RX tel: 01952 882159 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/benthall-hall

Kinnersley Castle Kinnersley, Herefordshire, HR3 6QF tel: 01544 327407 www.kinnersleycastle.co.uk

Berrington Hall Berrington Hall, Nr Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DW tel: 01568 615721 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall

Langstone Court Llangarron, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6NR tel: 01989 770254 www.stately-homes.com/langstone-court

Birmingham Botanical Gardens And Glasshouse Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR tel: 0121 454 1860

Little Malvern Court Nr Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4JN tel: 01684 892988 littlemalverncourt.co.uk

Casterne Hall Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BA tel: 01335 310489 www.casterne.co.uk Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, B36 9BT tel: 0121 749 4100 www.cbhgt.org.uk Charlecote Park Warwick, CV35 9ER tel: 01789 470277 www.nationaltrust.org.uk Compton Verney Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ www.comptonverney.org.uk Coughton Court Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA tel: 01789 400777 www.nationaltrust.org.uk Croome Garden Near High Green, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome Dudmaston Estate Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6QN tel: 01746 780866 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dudmaston-estate Eastnor Castle Eastnor Castle, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL www.eastnorcastle.com Farnborough Hall Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1DU tel: 01295 690002 (information line)www.nationaltrust.org.uk/farnborough-hall Goodrich Castle Ross-On-Wye, HR9 6HY tel: 01600 890538 www.englishheritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/goodrich-castle

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Longner Hall Uffington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4TG tel: 01743 709215 www.stately-homes.com/longner-hall

Spetchley Park Gardens Spetchley Park, Worcester, WR5 1RS tel:01453 810303 www.spetchleygardens.co.uk

Longtown Castle Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, tel: 01299 896636 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/longtown-castle

The Trentham Estate Stone Road, Trentham, Staffordshire, ST4 8AX t www.trentham.co.uk/the-trentham-estate

Ludlow Castle Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY tel: 01584 873355 / 874465 www.ludlowcastle.com

Warwick Castle Warwick Castle,CV34 4QU tel: 0870 442 2000 www.warwick-castle.com

Madresfield Court Madresfield, Malvern, WR13 5AJ tel: 01684 579947 www.elmley.org.uk/pages/ madresfield_court.asp

Weston Park Weston Park, Weston-Under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE tel: 01952 852100 www.weston-park.com

Moreton Corbet Castle Moreton Corbet, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, tel: 01926 852078

Wenlock Priory Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6HS tel: 01952 727466 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/ wenlock-priory

Moseley Old Hall Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HY tel: 01902 782808 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/moseley-old-hall National Memorial Arboretum Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR Tel: 01283 245 100 Web:www.thenma.org.uk

Witley Court and Gardens Great Witley Worcestershire WR6 6JT Tel: 01299 896636 www.english-heritage.org.uk/witley Once a Victorian country house famed for its lavish parties, Witley Court was devastated during a fire in 1937 and the mansion ruin now stands as an evocative backdrop to its 62 acres of stunning grounds. The magnificent Perseus and Andromeda Fountain has been cleaned and restored and fires its jets 30-metres high, creating a remarkable sight and sound on the hour, every day, during the main season. Enjoy the restored colourful parterre gardens, extensive wilderness and wildflower meadows, shady woodland walks with rhododendrons, and the nine-acre lake and waterfall, which are a magnet for birds. Prebooked guided tours are available.

Oakley Hall Oakley Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4AG tel: 07799 114802 www.oakleyhallweddings.com Old Sufton Mordiford, Hereford, HR1 4EJ tel: 01432 870268 www.stately-homes.com/old-sufton Packwood House Packwood House, Lapworth, Solihull, B94 6AT www.nationaltrust.org.uk/packwood-house

Wightwick Manor & Gardens Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE tel: 01902 761400 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wightwick-manor

Ragley Hall & Gardens Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5NJ tel: 01789 762090 www.ragleyhall.com

Wollerton Old Hall Garden Wollerton, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3NA tel: 01630 685760 www.wollertonoldhallgarden.com

Selly Manor Maple Road, Bournville, West Midlands, B30 2AE tel: 0121 472 0199 www.sellymanormuseum.org.uk

A Castle with 600 years of history and Gardens of beauty Only 15 minutes from Hereford, this 15th Century Castle is set in stunning parkland, with spectacularly designed Formal Gardens that have received worldwide acclaim. Tours of the Castle are available most days and the Joseph Paxton designed Orangery Cafe serves delicious lunches and cream teas. Also enjoy the maze, zip wire, river walks and ice cream parlour. An amazing day out for all ages! Open daily from 4BU1th April 2019 - Sun SE Nov 2019 Please see website for events schedule and prices

Hampton Court Castle, Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire HR6 0PN Tel: 01568 797 777 Email: office@hamptoncourtcastle.co.uk Web: hamptoncourtcastle.co.uk 13


LONDON

Chiswick House and Gardens Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London, W4 2RP tel: 020 3141 3350 www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/chiswick-house

See the Tower of London or wander at the Tudor masterpiece that is Hampton Court Palace and admire the Regency façade of Buckingham Palace

Fenton House Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 6SP tel: 020 7435 3471 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fenton-house Forty Hall Forty Hill, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HA www.enfield.gov.uk/fortyhall

2 Willow Road Hampstead, London NW3 1TH tel: 020 7435 6166 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/2-willow-road

Fulham Palace & Museum Bishop's Avenue, Fulham, London SW6 6EA twww.fulhampalace.org

7 Hammersmith Terrace Home Of Emery Walker London, W6 9TS tel: 020 8741 4104 www.emerywalker.org.uk

Ham House & Garden Ham St, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey TW10 7RS tel: 020 8940 1950 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house

Apsley House and Wellington Arch Hyde Park Corner London W1J 7NT (Apsley House) W1J 7JZ (Wellington Arch) Tel: 020 7499 5676 (Apsley House) 020 7930 2726 (Wellington Arch) www.english-heritage.org.uk/apsleyhouse www.english-heritage.org.uk/wellingtonarch The interiors of Apsley House, the former home of the first Duke of Wellington, have changed very little since the days of the ‘Iron Duke’. View Wellington memorabilia including his medals and trophies, one of London’s finest art collections with examples by Rubens, Goya and Titian, and see the grand state room with its breathtaking crystal chandelier and gilt Portuguese tableware service. A detailed multimedia guide helps visitors explore the house, including the dazzling Waterloo Gallery. Combined tickets are available to visit Wellington Arch, which stands opposite Apsley House at Hyde Park Corner and was originally designed as an entrance to Buckingham Palace. It boasts amazing views from its balconies across the London skyline and is topped by Europe’s largest bronze sculpture. Inside there are exhibitions to enjoy. Prebooked guided tours are available at an additional cost.

Hampton Court Palace Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU tel: 0844 482 7777 www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace Keats House Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR tel: 020 7332 3868 www.keatshouse.cityoflondon.gov.uk Kensington Palace London W8 4PX tel: 0844 482 7777 www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace Kenwood House Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR tel: 020 8348 1286 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kenwood-house Kew Gardens Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE www.kew.org tel: 020 8332 5655 Marble Hill House Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2NL tel: 020 8892 5115 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/marble-hill-house

Banqueting House The Banqueting House, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1 2ER Tel: 0844 482 7777 www.hrp.org.uk/BanquetingHouse

Osterley Park and House Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4RB tel: 020 8232 5050 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park

Benjamin Franklin House 36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF tel: 020 7839 2006 www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Palace Of Westminster Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA tel: 0844 847 1672 www.parliament.uk/visiting

Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA tel: 020 7766 7300 www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/ buckinghampalace

Red House Red House Lane, Bexleyheath DA6 8JF tel: 020 8304 9878 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/redhouse

Burgh House New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT tel: 020 7431 0144 www.burghhouse.org.uk

Somerset House Strand, London WC2R 1LA tel: 020 7845 8686 www.somersethouse.org.uk

Capel Manor Gardens Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ tel: 0845 6122 122 www.capelmanorgardens.co.uk

Spencer House Spencer House, 27 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NR tel: 020 7514 1958 www.spencerhouse.co.uk

Carlyle's House 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London SW3 5HL tel: 020 7352 7087 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carlyles-house

Strawberry Hill 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST tel: 020 8744 1241 www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Eltham Palace and Gardens Court Yard, Eltham London SE9 5QE Tel: 020 8294 2548 www.english-heritage.org.uk/elthampalace This stunning Art Deco mansion, built by millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, captures the world of 1930s Hollywood glamour. It boasts exquisite rooms including a stunning wood-lined circular entrance hall, pink, black and silver dining room and Virginia’s decadent gold mosaic bathroom. Descend to the basement, which features the Courtauld’s intriguing bomb shelter and billiard room. Step back into medieval England in the adjoining Great Hall of the original Eltham Palace, boyhood home of King Henry VIII. Outside are 19 acres of beautiful moated gardens containing both 20th-century and medieval elements, including the remains of the original palace. A multimedia guide is available and there is a visitor centre and café. Pre-booked guided tours are available at an additional cost.

Sutton House 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London E9 6JQ tel: 020 8986 2264 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-house Syon Park Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford TW8 8JF tel: 020 8560 0882 www.syonpark.co.uk Tower of London St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB tel:0844 482 7777 www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london Winchester Palace Pickfords Lane, Winchester Palace, Southwark SE1 9DN tel:0370 333 1181

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Living wonder Brimming with horticulture, science and royal heritage

Contact us for special group rates kew.org/groups 020 8332 5648

ENJOY A GUIDED TOUR

Explore the architectural signi cance and sumptuous interiors of one of the most iconic buildings of Georgian Britain, and its Grade 1 listed gardens.

Enjoy a House, Gardens or Combined tour, including guidebooks for all guests as a reminder of the day. Add lunch in our award winning cafĂŠ for a fabulous day out. Speak to us to create a bespoke package to suit your group. www.chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk

Follow us @Chiswick_House

To enquire call 020 8995 0508 or email groups@chgt.org.uk


NORTH EAST

tel: 01665 576231 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstanburgh-castle

Has been home to pioneers across the centuries. Therefore there is no shortage of Historic Houses and Sites for your group to visit.

Durham Castle Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW tel: 0191 3343800 www.thisisdurham.com/attractions/search.../durham-castle Edlingham Castle Edlingham, Alnwick, Northumberland, tel: 0191 269 1200 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/edlingham-castle

Alnwick Castle Estate Office, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ tel: 01665 511172 www.alnwickcastlecottages.co.uk

Eshott Hall Eshott Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 9EN tel: (01670) 787777 www.eshotthall.co.uk

Alnwick Garden Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU tel: 01665 511350 www.alnwickgarden.co.uk

Etal Castle Cornhill-On-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TN tel: 01890 820332 www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

Auckland Castle Deer House Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL14 7NR tel: 0191 2691200 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/auckland-castle-deer-house

Finchale Priory Finchdale Priory, Brasside, Newton Hall, DH1 5SH tel: 0191 269 1200 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/finchale-priory

Aydon Castle Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5PJ tel: 01434 632450 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/aydon-castle

Gibside Nr Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 6BG tel: 01207 541820 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside

Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF tel: 01668 214515 www.bamburghcastle.com

Herterton House Gardens Hartington, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4BN tel: 01670 774278

Barnard Castle Barnard Castle, Castle House, Durham, DL12 8PR tel: 01833 638212 www.barnardcastleschool.org.uk

Lady Waterford Hall & Gallery Ford, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 2QA tel: 01890 820503 www.visitnortheastengland.com/what-to-see-and-do/attractions/lady-waterford-hall

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens Belsay, Near Ponteland Northumberland NE20 0DX Tel: 01661 881636 www.english-heritage.org.uk/belsayhall Belsay’s ruined medieval castle with a Jacobean mansion wing and noble Regency Greek Revival villa, offer visitors a unique slice through English architecture. The surrounding 30-acre plant-rich Grade 1 listed gardens are famed for their magnificent magnolias and rhododendrons and are home to the rare red squirrel. They feature formal and informal gardens and a magical quarry garden, abundant with exotic plants. Book a free tour of the Hall or a Head Gardener tour of the gardens (additional charge applies) and combine with a delicious afternoon tea. Tearoom seats 50 and there is an onsite shop.

Lindisfarne Castle Holy Island, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2SH tel: 01289 389244 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle Meldon Park Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3SW tel: 01670 772341 www.meldonpark.co.uk Norham Castle Norham, Northumberland, TD15 2JY tel: 01289 304493 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/ properties/norham-castle Prudhoe Castle Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 6NA tel: 01661 833459 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/prudhoe-castle

Bessie Surtees House 41-44 Sandhill, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE1 3JF tel: 0191 269 1200 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/ bessie-surtees-house

Raby Castle Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL2 3AH tel: 01833 660202 www.rabycastle.com

Brinkburn Priory Long Framlington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8AR tel: 01665 570628 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/ properties/brinkburn-priory

Rokeby Park Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, DL12 9RZ tel: 01609 748612 www.rokebypark.com

Capheaton Hall Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE19 2AB tel: 01830 530159 www.capheatonhall.co.uk

Tynemouth Priory & Castle North Pier, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, NE30 4BZ tel: 0191 257 1090 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tynemouth-priory-and-castle

Chillingham Castle Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, NE66 5NJ t el: 01668 215359 www.chillingham-castle.com

Wallington Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR tel: 01670 773600 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington

Chipchase Castle Wark, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3NT tel: 01434 230203 www.chipchasecastle.com

Warkworth Castle Warkworth, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE65 0UJ tel: 01665 711423 www.english-heritage.org.uk/.../warkworth-castle-and-hermitage

Cragside Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX tel: 01669 620333 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Warkworth Hermitage Warkworth, Northumberland, NE65 0UJ tel: 01665 711423 www.english-heritage.org.uk/.../ warkworth-castle-and-hermitage

Crook Hall & Gardens Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5SZ tel: 0191 3848028 www.crookhallgardens.co.uk

Washington Old Hall The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE38 7LE tel: 0191 416 6879 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/washington-old-hall

Dunstanburgh Castle Grieves Garage, Embleton, Northumberland, NE66 3TT

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Bamburgh The King of Castles

[BAMBURGH CASTLE]

magnificent

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND, weekend opening in the winter. For our full events programme see our website.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland NE69 7DF Tel 01668 214515 Email administrator@bamburghcastle.com

www.bamburghcastle.com

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years and film location for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter. www.alnwickcastle.com 17


NORTH WEST

Holker Hall & Gardens Cumbria, LA11 7PL tel: 015395 58328 www.holker.co.uk

This is the region for historic streets and buildings discover the landscapes and gardens of unspoilt villages.

Hutton-in-the-Forest Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH tel: 017684 84449 www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk Leighton Hall Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9ST tel: 01524 734474 www.leightonhall.co.uk

Arley Hall & Gardens The Estate Office, Arley, Nr Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA tel: 01565 777353 www.arleyhallandgardens.com

Levens Hall Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD tel: 015395 60321 www.levenshall.co.uk

Beeston Castle Chapel Lane, Beeston, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9TX tel: 01829 260464

Muncaster Castle Gardens & Owl Centre Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ tel: 01229 717614 www.muncaster.co.uk

Brantwood Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD tel: 01539 441396 www.brantwood.org.uk

Ness Botanic Gardens Ness, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 4AY tel: 0151 353 0123 www.nessgardens.org.uk

Capesthorne Hall Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9JY tel: 01625 861221 www.capesthorne.com Cholmondeley Castle Garden Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH tel: 01829 720383 www.cholmondeleycastle.com

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1SX tel: 01928 569895 www.nortonpriory.org Penrith Castle Penrith, Cumbria, tel: 0161 242 1400

Dunham Massey Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4S tel: 0161 941 1025 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunhammassey

Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA tel: 01625 527468 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarrybank-mill

Gawsworth Hall Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9RN tel: 01260 223456 www.gawsworthhall.com Heaton Park Pestwich, Manchester, M25 2SW tel: 0161 773 1085 www.heatonpark.org.uk

Sizergh Castle & Garden Sizergh, Nr Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE tel: 01539 560951www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh

Hill Top Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF tel: 01539 436269 opt 5 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hilltop

Speke Hall Garden & Estate The Walk, Speke, Liverpool, L24 1XD tel: 0151 427 7231www.nationaltrust.org.uk/spekehall

Hoghton Tower Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH tel: 01254 852986 www.hoghtontower.co.uk

Swarthmoor Hall Swarthmoor Hall Ln, Ulverston LA12 0JQTel: 01229 583204 www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk

leighton hall THE HISTORIC SEAT CARNFORTH

OF THE GILLOW FAMILY LANCASHIRE

M6 Exit 35 Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9ST T: 01524 734474 www.leightonhall.co.uk

entertaining house tours ~ spectacular special events ~ beautiful gardens magnificent birds of prey ~ charming tea rooms

Historic 16th-century country house, known as the cradle of the Quaker movement

With six historic rooms to view, beautiful gardens plus quality food & drink from The Barn Café, this is the place to step back in time or stop and watch the world go by.

NEW! Dual Destination Day Outs. See website for details

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all inclusive packages start at just £7.95 Ample free parking

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SOUTH EAST

Basildon Park Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR tel: 0118 984 3040

The stunning scenery and historical attractions have provided the perfect setting for many movies and TV shows. It also has Strong royal connections, royal residences, stately homes, castles and fortresses. What more could you want?

Basing House Barton's Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AE Tel: 01256 463965 www.hampshireculture.org.uk/basing-house Bateman's Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7DS tel: 01435 882302 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield Battle East Sussex TN33 0AE Tel: 01424 775705 www.english-heritage.org.uk/battleabbey Enjoy the gatehouse exhibition with archaeological finds on display for the first time and rooftop viewing platforms with views across the town of Battle and the battlefield, where, Saxon soldiers valiantly fought against the army of William Duke of Normandy. The landscape features an oak-carved sculpture trail, Walled Garden with Victorian-style bee hives and the relocated memorial stone marking the spot where King Harold fell in battle. Start your visit with the interactive exhibition in the Visitor Centre and end it with a well- earned stop off in the café which seats 35 inside and 35 outside.

Beaulieu Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7ZN tel: 01590 612345 www.beaulieu.co.uk Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PX tel: 01993 811091 www.blenheimpalace.com Bodiam Castle Bodiam, Nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA tel: 01580 830196 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle Broughton Castle Broughton Castle, Broughton, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 5EB tel: 01295 276070 www.broughtoncastle.com

Anne Of Cleves House 52 Southover High Street, Lewes, Sussex BN7 1JA tel: 01273 474610 www.sussexpast.co.uk

Buscot Old Parsonage Buscot, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8DQ tel: 01793 762209 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buscot-old-parsonage

Arundel Castle Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB Tel:01903 882173 www.arundelcastle.org

Buscot Park Buscot, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8BU tel: 01367 240932 www.buscot-park.com

Ascott Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire LU7 0PR t el: 01296 688242 www.ascottestate.co.uk

Charleston Charleston, Firle, Nr Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL www.charleston.org.uk

Avington Park Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1DB tel: 01962 779260 www.avingtonpark.co.uk

Chartwell Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS

100 years of horticultural excellence

Discover our 200-acre woodland garden and miniature 121⁄4” steam railway located on the edge of the Beaulieu River in the New Forest, Hampshire.

Home to the Stonor family for 850 years

World-famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs, our gardens are celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2019.

Exclusive group offers

Open for guided tours all year round

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Stonor Park Henley-on-Thames, RG9 6HF e: enquiries@stonor.com t: 01491 638 587 www.stonor.com

Discounted entry Free coach parking Head Gardener tours Chartered trains and buggies

023 8089 1203 | www.exbury.co.uk

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Houghton Lodge Gardens Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LQ tel: 01264 810502/912 www.houghtonlodge.co.uk

tel: 01732 868381 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell Clandon Park East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT tel: 01483222482 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clandon-park

Jane Austen's House Museum Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SD tel: 01420 83262 www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk

Chiddingstone Castle Hill Hoath Road Chiddingstone Edenbridge Kent TN8 7AD tel: +44 (0)1892 870347 www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

Kew Palace Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB tel: Group Bookings tel:020 8332 5648 www.hrp.org.uk/KewPalace

Deal Castle Victoria Road, Deal, Kent CT14 7BA tel: 01304 372762 www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/deal-castle

Leeds Castle Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL Tel: 01622 767865 Email address: bookings@ leeds-castle.co.uk Website: www.leeds-castle.com/groups

Doddington Place Gardens Doddington, Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB tel: 01795 886101 www.doddingtonplacegardens.co.uk Dorney Court Nr. Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6QP tel: 01628 604638 www.dorneycourt.co.uk

Lewes Castle High St, Lewes BN7 1YS tel:01273 486290 www.sussexpast.co.uk

Emmetts Garden Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6BA tel: 01732 750367 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden

Loseley Park Events Office, Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS tel: 01483 304440 www.loseleypark.co.uk

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AZ tel: 023 8089 1203 www.exbury.co.uk

Mapledurham House Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR tel: 0118 9723350 www.mapledurham.co.uk

Fishbourne Roman Palace Gunner's Way, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 4DS tel: 01243 785859 www.sussexpast.co.uk

Medieval Merchant's House 58 French Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO1 0AT tel: 02380 221503

Great Dixter House & Gardens Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH tel: 01797 252878 www.greatdixter.co.uk

Michelham Priory Upper Dicker, Hailsham, Sussex BN27 3QS tel: 01323 844224 www.sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/michelham-priory Milton Manor House Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4EN tel: 01235 831287 www.miltonmanorhouse.com

Great Fosters Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 9UR tel: 01784 433822 www.greatfosters.co.uk Greys Court Rotherfield Greys, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 4PG tel: 01494 755564 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greys-court

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Groombridge Place Gardens Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG tel: 01892 861444 www.groombridge.co.uk Hall Place & Gardens Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1PQ tel: 01322 526574 www.hallplace.org.uk Hampton Court Palace Surrey KT8 9AU tel: 0844 482 7777 www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace

The Italian Garden

Herstmonceux Castle Hailsham, E Sussex BN27 1RN tel: 01323 833816 www.herstmonceux-castle.com Hever Castle & Gardens Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG tel: 01732 865224 www.hevercastle.co.uk

An Historic Family Home

A privately owned stately home nestled in the Weald of Kent, Penshurst Place boasts one of the finest medieval halls in England exquisitely set within 11 acres of beautiful Elizabethan gardens.

High Beeches Woodland and Water garden High Beeches Lane, Handcross, West Sussex RH17 6HQ Tel: 01444 400589 Hinton Ampner Bramdean, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0LA tel: 01962 771305 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner

Groups welcome throughout the year

For more information and to book, call us on (+44) 01892 870 307 or visit www.penshurstplace.com

The Historic Dockyard Chatham Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ tel: Infoline:01634 823800 www.thedockyard.co.uk Hole Park Gardens Rolvenden, Cranbrook TN17 4JA tel: 01580 241344 www.holepark.com

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DORNEY COURT

Dorney Court is a Grade I listed Tudor Manor House regarded as perhaps the finest in England. Surrounded by gardens and parkland, the House has been home to the Palmer family for 500 years and regularly features on T.V. and silverscreen (All Is True; Mary Queen of Scots; Endeavour). info@dorneycourt.co.uk Tel: 01628 604 638 www.dorneycourt.co.uk @dorneycourt Dorney Court, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6QP

Open from 1st April - 30th September 2019 Contact Info Line 01367 240932 or website: www.buscotpark.com for opening times


Painshill Landscape Garden Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1JE tel: 01932 868113 www.painshill.co.uk

Morton Manor Brading, Isle Of Wight PO36 0EP tel: 01983 406168 www.mortonmanor.co.uk Mottistone Manor Garden Mottistone, Isle Of Wight PO30 4ED tel: 01983 741302 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottistone-manor-garden

Parham House & Gardens Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HS tel:01903 742 021 www.parhaminsussex.co.uk

Mount Ephraim Gardens Hernhill, Faversham, Kent ME13 9TX tel: 01227 751496 www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk

Pashley Manor Gardens Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE tel: 01580 200888 www.pashleymanorgardens.com

Newtown Old Town Hall Newtown, Isle Of Wight PO30 4PA tel: 01983 531785 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newtown-old-town-hall

Penshurst Place & Gardens Penshurst, Nr Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG www.penshurstplace.com

Nurstead Court Nurstead Church Lane, Meopham, Nr Gravesend, Kent DA13 9AD Tel: 01474 812368 www.nursteadcourt.co.uk

Petworth House & Park Church Street, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0AE tel: 01798 342207 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house

Old Soar Manor Plaxtol, Borough Green, Kent TN15 0QX tel: 01732 810378 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/old-soar-manor

Portchester Castle Portsmouth, Hampshire PO16 9QW www.portchestercastle.co.uk

Osborne East Cowes Isle of Wight PO32 6JX Tel: 01983 200022 www.english-heritage.org.uk/osborne Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s stunning Italianate house is still filled with original furnishings, priceless artworks and the personal mementos of the royal couple and their nine children. Highlights include the opulent staterooms, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s bedroom, the royal nursery and the Indian inspired Durbar Room. Outside enjoy the newly conserved Lower Terrace with working Andromeda fountain and elaborate Shell Alcove decorated with thousands of individual seashells. The extensive grounds also boast flower-filled terraces, a walled garden, refurbished Swiss Cottage where the royal children learnt to keep house, and Queen Victoria’s private beach. Catering options include a waiter-service restaurant, Swiss Cottage refreshment shop serving light snacks and drinks, plus a self-service café at the Visitor Centre, which also has an exhibition and shop. Pre-booked guided tours are available at an additional cost.

Rhs Garden Wisley Nr Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB tel: 0845 260 9000 www.rhs.org.uk The Royal Pavilion The Royal Pavilion Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1EE tel: 01273 290900 www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk/royalpavilion Savill Garden Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0UU tel: 01784 435544 www.theroyallandscape.co.uk Sheffield Park & Garden Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 3QX tel: 01825 790231 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden

made at Woolbeding Gardens

Book your group visit to Woolbeding Gardens for 2019 and explore one of Sussex's best kept secrets. This horticultural haven is open from 25 April to 27 September on Thursdays and Fridays. New for 2019 you can also explore the gardens on Wednesdays from 26 June to 28 August. Call us on 01730 811960 or email woolbedinggardens@nationaltrust.org.uk

These are the places that make us.

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Bring your group to Stowe Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples are immersed in over 250 acres of eighteenth-century garden. With the gardens and parkland to explore, guided

tours, combined visits to Stowe House and a large cafÊ, there’s plenty to do for the day. In 2019 we are celebrating 30 years of the

National Trust at Stowe with events throughout the year, sharing the transformation that has occurred since the Trust took over. Near Buckingham, MK18 5EQ

01280 817156 nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe

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Walmer Castle and Gardens Kingsdown Road, Deal Kent CT14 7LJ Tel: 01304 364288 www.english-heritage.org.uk/walmercastle Official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, this elegant country house by the sea features rooms used by former title holders, the Duke of Wellington, who died at Walmer Castle and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. A multimedia guide enables visitors to immerse themselves in the varied and colourful stories of the castle’s history. Outside is a beautiful garden created to mark the 95th birthday of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, a working kitchen garden, the restored and replanted ‘Broadwalk’ herbaceous border and an eye-catching ‘crinkle-crankle’ hedge. Tearoom seats 60.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Jermyns Ln, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA www.hilliergardens.org.uk Sissinghurst Castle Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2AB tel: 01580 710700 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle Stansted Park Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX www.stanstedpark.co.uk Stonor Park, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6HF tel: 01491 638587 www.stonor.com

Windsor Castle Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ tel: 020 7766 7304 www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle Woolbeding Gardens Brambling Ln, Woolbeding, Midhurst GU29 9RR Tel:01730 811360 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolbeding-gardens

Stowe House Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH tel: 01280 818229 www.stowe.co.uk/house

Wrest Park Silsoe Bedfordshire MK45 4HR Tel: 01525 860000 www.english-heritage.org.uk/wrestpark Dotted with quirky structures and elegant buildings, Wrest Park’s 90acre landscape features the evolution of nearly 300 years of English garden design and history by some of our greatest garden designers. Hitch a lift in a motorised golf cart to explore the restored walks and woodland areas, stop off at the amazing Baroque and French-style buildings with displays inside, and enjoy views of the statues throughout this lovely historic landscape. Parts of the French-style mansion are also open to view. Pre-booked, guided tours are available including Archaeology Tours taking a peak at some of the 153,000 historical artefacts stored by English Heritage at Wrest Park.

The Goodwood Estate Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX www.goodwood.com Tel:+44 (0)1243 755055 Titsey Place Titsey, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0SD tel: 01273 715359 www.titsey.org Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH tel: 01296 653211 www.waddesdon.org.uk

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SOUTH WEST South West has World Heritage Sites with centuries of history and culture, stately homes with landscaped gardens and is a must-see..

Great Chalfield Great Chalfield Manor and Garden, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8NH Tel: 01225782239 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/great-chalfield-manor-and-garden

Hestercombe Gardens Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG tel: 01823 413923 www.hestercombe.com

Arlington Court Nr Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4LP tel: 01271 850296 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court

Highcliffe Castle Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe-On-Sea, Christchurch BH23 4LE tel: 01425 278807 www.highcliffecastle.co.uk

Berkeley Castle Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ Email: info@berkeley-castle.com tel: 01453 810303 www.berkeley-castle.com

Lacock Abbey Lacock, near Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG Telephone Number: 01249730459

Bowood House & Gardens Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ tel: 01249 812102 www.bowood-house.co.uk

Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot. The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery.

Chedworth Roman Villa Yanworth, Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 3LJ tel: 01242 890256 www.chedworthromanvilla.com

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock

Longleat Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW tel:01985 844400 www.longleat.co.uk

Dunster Castle Dunster, Nr Minehead, Somerset TA24 6SL tel: 01643 821314 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle

Lulworth Castle & Park East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QS Tel: 0845 4501054 www.lulworth.com

Forde Abbey & Gardens Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU t tel: 01460 220231 www.fordeabbey-gardens-dorset.co.uk

Mill Dene Garden School Ln, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9HU www.milldenegarden.co.uk

Glastonbury Abbey Magdalene St, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EL tel:01458 832267 www.glastonburyabbey.com

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 IHZ tel: 01752 822236 www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk

SHERBORNE CASTLE & GARDENS

Highcliffe Castle

Discounts, self-guided & private tours available for groups

Highcliffe Castle is situated on the cliff

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 Home of the Digby’s since 1617 Magnificent staterooms | Raleigh’s kitchen Cellars museum | New Fossil House Explore acres of ‘Capability’ Brown English landscape gardens

top overlooking Christchurch Bay. Recent renovations have transformed the east wing, from opening up rooms to the public for the first time from April 2019.

Castle, Gardens, Gift Shop & Tea Rooms Open Good Fri. 19th April to 27th October 2019 Gardens 10am, Tea Room 10.30am & Castle at 11am

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Owlpen Manor Estate Owlpen Manor, Uley, Dursley GL11 5BZ www.owlpen.com tel:01453-860261

Stanway House & Fountain Stanway, Cheltenham, Gloucs. GL54 5PQ

Powderham Castle Kenton, Nr Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ tel: 01626 890243 www.powderham.co.uk RHS Garden Rosemoor GREAT TORRINGTON, DEVON EX38 8PH tel: 01805 624067 www.rhs.org.uk Sherborne Castle New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR Tel.(01935) 812072 Email:castleoffice@sherbornecastle.com www.sherbornecastle.com Stanway House & Fountain Stanway House, Stanway, Cheltenham GL54 5PQ Tel: 01386 584469 www.stanwayfountain.co.uk Sudeley Castle & Gardens Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5JD tel: 01242 602308

Jacobean Manor House with 300ft fountain and gardens. Coach parties welcome by appointment.

Tel: 01386 584469 www.stanwayfountain.co.uk Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY tel: 01765 608888 www.fountainsabbey.org.uk

YORKSHIRE Take a trip back in time at atmospheric castles, abbeys and historic houses.

Harewood House Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9LG tel: 0113 2181010 www.harewood.org

Aske Hall Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5HJ tel: 01748 822000 www.aske.co.uk

Helmsley Walled Garden Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH tel: 01439 771427 www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

Bolton Castle Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET tel: 01969 623981 www.boltoncastle.co.uk

Kiplin Hall Nr Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT tel: 01748 818178 www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Broughton Hall Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3AE tel: 01756 799608 www.broughtonhall.com Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB tel: 01262 490324 www.burtonagnes.com

Kirkham Priory Kirkham, Whitwell-On-The-Hil, North Yorkshire, YO60 7JS tel: 01653 618768

Burton Constable Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN tel: 01964 562400 www.burtonconstable.com

Knaresborough Castle & Museum Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8AS www.knaresborough.co.uk/castle

Castle Howard Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA tel: 01653 648333 www.castlehoward.co.uk

Lotherton Hall Estate Aberford, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 3EB tel: 0113 2813259 www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall

Cliffe Castle Castle, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH tel: 01535 618231

Markenfield Hall Nr Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3AD tel: 01765 692303 www.markenfield.com

Conisbrough Castle Castle Hill, Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU tel: 01709 863329 www.conisbroughcastle.org.uk

Newby Hall & Gardens Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE tel: 01423 322583 www.newbyhall.com

Constable Burton Hall Gardens Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LJ tel: 01677 450428 www.constableburton.com Duncombe Park Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB tel: 01439 770213 www.duncombepark.com

Nunnington Hall Nunnington, North Yorkshire,YO62 5UY tel: 01439 748283 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall Ripley Castle Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY tel: 01423 770152 www.ripleycastle.co.uk

Fairfax House Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN ztel: 01904 655543 www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk

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WALES

Cardiff Castle Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB tel: 029 2087 8100 www.cardiffcastle.com

The landscape is speckled with ancient castles which ever way you look, you’ll find something uniquely interesting in Wales brilliant bevy of baronial bricks and mortar.

Carmarthen Castle Carmarthen, South Wales tel: 0126 7224923 www.castlewales.com/carmarth.html Chepstow Castle Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5EY tel: 01291 624065 www.castlewales.com/chepstow.html

Abercamlais House Abercamlais, Brecon, Powys LD3 8EY tel: 01874 636206 www.abercamlais.co.uk

Conwy Castle Conwy LL32 8AY tel: 01492 592358 www.conwy.com

Aberconwy House Castle Street, Conwy LL32 8AY tel: 01492 592246 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aberconwy-house

Denbigh Castle Denbigh, Denbighshire LL16 3NB tel: 01745 813385 www.castlewales.com/denbigh.html

Aberglasney Gardens Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH tel: 01558 668998 www.aberglasney.org

Dyffryn Gardens And Arboretum St Nicholas, Nr Cardiff CF5 6SU tel: 029 2059 3328 www.dyffryngardens.org.uk

Beaumaris Castle Beaumaris, Anglesey LL58 8AP tel: 01248 810361 www.beaumaris.com

Fonmon Castle Fonmon, Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan CF62 3ZN tel: 01446 710206 www.fonmoncastle.com

Bodrhyddan Hall Dyserth Rd, Rhuddlan LL18 5SB www.bodrhyddan.co.uk tel:01745 590155

Gwydir Castle Llanrwst, Gwynedd LL26 0PN tel: 01492 641687 www.gwydircastle.co.uk

Bodnant Garden Tal-Y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay LL28 5RE tel: 01492 650460 www.bodnantgarden.co.uk

The Hall At Abbey-cwm-hir Nr Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6PH tel: 01597 851727 www.abbeycwmhir.com

Brynkinalt Chirk, Wrexham LL14 5NS tel: 01691 774159 www.brynkinalt.co.uk

The Judge's Lodging Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2AD tel: 01544 260650 www.judgeslodging.org.uk

Caerphilly Castle Caerphilly CF83 1JD tel: 029 2088 3143 www.castlewales.com/caerphil.html

Llancaiach Fawr Manor Gelligaer Rd, Nelson, Treharris CF46 6ER Tel:01443 412248 www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk

Caldicot Castle & Country Park Church Road, Caldicot, Monmouthshire NP26 4HU tel: 01291 420241 www.caldicotcastle.co.uk

National Botanic Garden Of Wales Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG tel: 01558 667149 www.gardenofwales.org.uk

Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales. Bodrhyddan Hall is open Tuesdays & Thursday, June-September but will open most times of the year for groups over 25. www.bodrhyddan.co.uk / 01745 590155

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Pembroke Castle Pembroke SA71 4LA tel: 01646 681510 www.pembroke-castle.co.uk Picton Castle & Gardens The Rhos, Near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 4AS tel: 01437 751326 www.pictoncastle.co.uk - see page 32 Plas Mawr High Street, Conwy LL32 8DE tel: 01492 580167 www.plas-mawr.co.uk Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens Llanfairpwll, Anglesey LL61 6DQ tel: 01248 714795 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd Plas Yn Rhiw Rhiw, Pwllheli LL53 8AB tel: 01758 780219 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-yn-rhiw Portmeirion Portmeirion, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6ER tel: 01766 772311 www.portmeirion.co.uk

Powis Castle and Garden

Welshpool, Powys, Wales.

Powis Castle & Garden Nr Welshpool SY21 8RF tel: 01938 551929 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle

A magnificent collection of treasures awaits you at Powis Castle with exceptional art, textiles and furniture collected from Europe, India, and the Orient. Outside you can enjoy the world-famous garden with its dramatic 17th-century terraces, lavish herbaceous borders and panoramic views across the Severn Valley.

Raglan Castle Raglan, Monmouthshire NP15 2BT tel: 01291 690228 www.castlewales.com/raglan.html

Powis Castle is open 364 days (closed 25 December). For full opening times and group prices, please visit our website.

St Davids Cathedral St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6QW tel: 01437 720202 www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk

01938 551920

nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle

When you visit, donate, volunteer or join the National Trust, your support helps us to look after special places in Wales such as Powis Castle and Garden for ever, for everyone.

Tredegar House & Park Newport, South Wales NP10 8YW tel: 01633 815880 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tredegar-house

© National Trust 2019. The National Trust is an independent registered charity, number 205846. Photography © National Trust Images / Andrew Bulter.

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Treowen Wonastow, Nr Monmouth NP25 4DL tel: 01600 712031 www.treowen.co.uk

Llancaiach Fawr

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History brought vividly to life

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IRELAND

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG tel:028 9268 1308 www.hrp.org.uk/hillsborough-castle/visit/

Ireland houses castles and gardens includes architecture treasures and fantastic examples of great Georgian buildings which it is famous for not forgetting a selection of beautiful gardens

Mount Stewart House & Gardens tel: +442842788387 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mountstewart Mount Usher Gardens Tel: +353 404 40205 www.mountushergardens.ie

Ardgillan Castle & Gardens Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin Tel: 01 849 2212 www.ardgillancastle.ie Bantry House & Gardens Bantry House, Bantry,Co.Cork, Ireland tel: + 353 27 50047 www.bantryhouse.com

Newbridge House & Traditional Farm Newbridge House & Farm, Hearse Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin. Tel: (01) 843 6534 www.newbridgehouseandfarm.com

Blarney Castle & Gardens Blarney, Cork, Ireland Tel: 00 353 21 438 5252 www.blarneycastle.ie

Powerscourt House Gardens & Waterfall Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. www.powerscourt.com

Cashel House Hotel & Gardens Cashel, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland Tel: +353 95 31001 www.cashelhouse.ie

Ross Castle Rosscahill County Galway, Ireland H91 K25N Tel. 353 (0) 91 550183 www.rosscastle.com

Castle Coole tel: +442866322690 castlecoole@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castlecoole

Rowallane Garden Tel: +442897510131 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rowallane-garden

Castle Durrow Hotel & Gardens Durrow, County Laois Ireland R32 EA02 tel: +353 57 8736555 www.castledurrow.com

Russborough House & Parklands Blessington Co. Wicklow, Ireland, W91 C640 Tel: +353 (0)45 865239 www.russboroughhouse.ie

Castle Ward & Gardens Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 7BA www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castleward

Springhill House & Costume Collection Tel: +442886748210 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/springhill Tullynally Castle & Gardens Tullynally, Castlepollard, County Westmeath, Tel:00353 (0)449661159 www.tullynallycastle.com

Castletown House & Parklands Celbridge, Co. Kildare, W23 V9H3 tel: + 353 1 628 8252 www.castletownhouse.ie

Vandeleur Walled Garden Vandeleur Demesne, Killimer Road, Kilrush , Co. Clare Tel: +353 65 905 1760 www.vandeleurwalledgarden.ie

Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House Tel: +442870848728 Email:downhilldemesne@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/downhilldemesne

Wells House & Gardens Wells House & Gardens, Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co. Wexford. tel: +353 (0)53 9186737 www.wellshouse.ie

Florence Court Tel: +442866348249 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/florencecourt

WHERE HISTORY & CULTURE LIVE ON Rediscover Russborough – rich with paintings collected by the Earls of Milltown and donated to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1902, on view in their original surroundings for the first time in over 100 years. The RHSI 18th century walled garden is available for pre booked groups

COME VISIT US! For Family Fun: There is a Maze, Fairy trail, Playground & Tree Trail 2km Walking Tour of the Demesne - Gift Shop & Restaurant * Free Coach Park * â‚Ź Car Park Location: 20 km from Dublin off the N81 and 4.5 km from Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Tel: + 353 (0)45 865239 Email: friedaoconnell@russborough.ie www.russborough.ie Sat Nav GPS: Lat 53.135517 | Long 6.572386

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SCOTLAND

Glamis Castle General Manager, Estates Office, Glamis By Forfar, Angus, DD8 1RJ tel: 01307 840393 www.glamis-castle.co.uk

It’s diverse and exciting history is reflected in many of its Castles Historic Houses and Gardens

Gosford House Longniddry, East Lothian, EH32 0PX tel: 01875 870201 www.gosfordhouse.co.uk Hill House Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ tel: 0844 493 2210 www.nts.org.uk/Property/The-Hill-House

Abbotsford The Abbotsford Trust, Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ tel: 01896 752043 www.scottsabbotsford.co.uk Aberdour Castle and Gardens Aberdour, Fife, KY3 0SL Tel: 01383 860519

Hopetoun House Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, West Lothian, EH30 9SL tel: 0131 331 2451 www.hopetoun.co.uk

Altyre Estate Altyre Estate, Forres, Moray, IV36 2SH tel: 01309 672265 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

House Of The Binns Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA tel: 0844 493 2127 www.nts.org.uk/Property/House-of-the-Binns

Amisfield Mains Nr Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3SA tel: 01875 870201 www.stately-homes.com

Huntly Castle Huntly, AB54 4SH tel: 01466 793191 www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ huntly/huntlycastle/index.html

Balfour Castle Shapinsay, Orkney Islands, KW17 2DY tel: 01856 711282 www.balfourcastle.co.uk

Inveraray Castle & Garden Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XE tel: 01499 302203 www.inveraray-castle.com/gardens

Balmoral Castle Balmoral, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB tel: 013397 42534 www.balmoralcastle.com

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre Fairlie, By Largs, Ayrshire, KA29 0BE tel: 01475 568685 www.kelburnestate.com Leith Hall Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NQ tel: 0131 243 9300 www.nts.org.uk/Property/Leith-Hall-Garden-Estate

Blair Castle Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL tel: 01796 481207 www.blair-castle.co.uk

Lennoxlove House Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4NZ tel: 01620 828614 www.lennoxlove.com

Carrick House Carrick, Eday, Orkney, KW17 2AB tel: 01857 622260 carrickhouse.com

Manderston Manderston, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, TD11 3PP tel: 01361 883450 www.manderston.co.uk

Castle Kennedy & Gardens Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8SJ tel: 01776 702024/01581 400225 www.castlekennedygardens.co.uk

Mellerstain House Mellerstain, Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG tel: 01573 410225 www.mellerstain.com

Castle Of Mey Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XH tel: 01847 851473 www.castleofmey.org.uk

Mount Stuart Isle Of Bute, PA20 9LR tel: 01700 503877 www.mountstuart.com

Cawdor Castle David Broadfoot MBE, Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Scotland, IV12 5RD tel: 01667 404401 www.cawdorcastle.com

Newark Castle Port Glasgow, Strathclyde, PA14 5NH tel: 01475 741858 www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Craigieburn Garden Craigieburn House, Nr Moffat, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9LF tel: 01683 221250 / 221758 www.craigieburngarden.com

Palace Of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh, EH8 8DX tel: 0131 556 5100 www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/ palaceofholyroodhouse

Dalmeny House Dalmeny House, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9TQ tel: 0131 331 1888 www.dalmeny.co.uk

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 0A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR tel: 0131 552 7171 www.rbge.org.uk

Dumfries House Dumfries House, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, KA18 2NJ tel: 01290 425959 www.dumfries-house.org.uk

Scone Palace & Grounds Scone Palace, Perth, PH2 6BD tel: 01738 552300 www.scone-palace.co.uk

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens Dunvegan Castle, Isle Of Skye, Scotland, IV55 8WF tel: 01470 521206 www.dunvegancastle.com

St Andrews Castle The Scores, St Andrews, KY16 9AR tel: 01334 477196 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG tel: 0131 225 9846 www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

Thirlestane Castle Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU tel: 01578 722430 www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk

Floors Castle Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, TD5 7SF tel: 01573 223333 www.roxburghe.net/floorscastle.html

Urquhart Castle Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, IV63 6XJ tel: 01456 450551 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Georgian House 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR tel: 0131 243 9300 www.nts.org.uk/Property/Georgian-House

Whithorn Priory & Museum Whithorn, DG8 8PY tel: 01988 500700 www.whithornpriorymuseum.gov.uk

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A WARM HIGHLAND WELCOME FOR GROUPS AT SKYE’S 5* HERITAGE ATTRACTION • FIVE ACRES OF FORMAL GARDENS & WOODLAND WALKS TO EXPLORE • AWARD WINNING BOAT TRIPS TO SEE THE LOCH DUNVEGAN SEAL COLONY • HOMEMADE FRESHLY PREPARED FOOD AT MACLEOD TABLES CAFE WHICH SEATS OVER 72 • THREE FABULOUS SHOPS WITH A RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY SCOTTISH GIFTS • DEDICATED COACH PARKING

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Spectacular state rooms t 'BNPVT#FMHJBO UBQFTUSJFTtGuided castle tours • Walled gardens Glasshouses open to the public Formal Millennium Garden • Gift shop 5FSSBDF $BGĂ?and Deli Shop • Cafes • WalkstCycle trail • Adventure playground Annual passes available Castle & Grounds open daily from UI"QSJMoUI4FQUFNCFS October (weekends only) Walled Garden and Terrace CafĂŠ open daily all year round Always check the website for updates, event news and Castle closures.

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