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engaging people in the wonders, learning opportunities and fun for the whole family that are available in Heritage sites across the United Kingdom

Featuring Collections


The definitive guide to heritage in the United Kingdom Published by Visit Heritage Ltd, PO Box 14, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 0EL

Tel: 020 3880 5059

Email: info@visitheritage.co.uk www.visitheritage.co.uk Information carried in this publication is based on that supplied by the owners of the various places featured. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information given is accurate at the time of going to press but opening times, admission charges and facilities available at heritage places may be changed at the discretion of the owners. Visitors taking long journeys are advised to check details in advance to ensure that opening times are as published. The publishers do not accept any responsibility for any consequences that may arise from errors or omissions. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of Visit Heritage Ltd. The views expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of Visit Heritage Ltd or its employees. When branded products are mentioned in editorial or advertising promotions, this should not be taken to imply endorsement of these products by Visit Heritage Ltd or Hudson’s. © V I S I T H E R I TAG E 20 20 Front cover: Bamburgh Castle catching the last rays of light on the magnificent Northumberland coastline. Bamburgh Castle stands guards 150 feet above the coast on a natural plateau of volcanic dolerite known as Whin Sill. Photo by: Alan Leightley of ilovefridaysme

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On behalf of Visit Heritage Welcome to

KEY TO SYMBOLS HEVER CASTLE  VISIT HERITAGE AWARDS, WINNER  BEST FAMILY DAY OUT

Hudson’s is organised by region according to this map. We use the symbols on this key to include as much information as possible. We indicate ownership so if you are a member of a heritage organisation, you know if you can have privileged access, but please check first.

We are the only totally independent representation of all that is Heritage in the United Kingdom. We aim to encourage people of all ages to explore our heritage and help keep these amazing buildings, gardens and fascinating landmarks alive for the generations to come.

Information Toilets CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL CLOISTERS

Baby Changing Accepts Euros Open All Year

WEST HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Parking Available Suitable for Disabled People

ABERDEEN SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

We hope that you enjoy looking at the beautiful places to visit, and some of the amazing photos we have selected to share with you in this edition. This year we have chosen to also emphasise collections and the amazing variety of ‘wonders’ held in our heritage houses. We have also sourced interesting and varied articles from experts on different collections and their history.

Cycling Routes Dogs Welcome ANGUS

Accommodation

PERTHSHIRE ARGYLL & BUTE

Audio Tours

STIRLING

Guided Tours

FIFE

GREATER GLASGOW

Educational/School Visits

EDINBURGH

Café / Tearoom / Refreshments

LANARKSHIRE

Restaurant

SCOTTISH BORDERS

AYRSHIRE

Shop

DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

NORTHUMBERLAND

DERRY

Plant Sales

HADDON HALL

TYNE AND WEAR

ANTRIM

Private or Corporate Venue Special Events

We want to encourage you to explore our unrivalled history as well as visit and get close to places which helped form the world we know. Not only will this expand your mind, but it also helps the hundreds of people and organisations that are working to maintain our Heritage.

TYRONE

CO DURHAM CUMBRIA

TEESIDE

FERMANAGH ARMAGH

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Weddings In the Movies

Finally, I encourage you to go to the Visit Heritage website and see what is on offer. It will keep you informed of events and opportunities that you can visit or take the whole family to. Please spend a little bit of your valuable time this year in visiting and appreciating the wonderful Heritage on offer in these beautiful lands.

YORKSHIRE

Spa Facilities

LANCASHIRE

Haunted

MANCHESTER MERSEYSIDE

DERBYSHIRE

CHESHIRE

Member of Historic Houses but does not give free access to Friends

LINCOLNSHIRE NOTTINGHAM SHIRE

NORTH WALES

STAFFORDSHIRE

Member of HH giving free access under HH Friends Scheme

NORFOLK

LEICESTERSHIRE RUTLAND

SHROPSHIRE

Paul Bridle

WEST MIDLANDS MID WALES

Owned by National Trust

WORCESTER SHIRE

Owned by National Trust Scotland

WARWICKSHIRE

NORTHAMPTON SHIRE BEDFORD SHIRE

HEREFORDSHIRE

In the care of Historic Scotland

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

In the care of English Heritage

OXFORD SHIRE

BUCKS

SUFFOLK

CAMBRIDGE SHIRE

HERTFORD SHIRE

ESSEX

SOUTH WALES

In the care of Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service

BERKSHIRE

LONDON

WILTSHIRE SURREY

KENT

HAMPSHIRE

SOMERSET

Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden In the care of Northern Ireland Environment Agency

If you want to be a Member of Visit Heritage you can become a Time Traveller and receive updates and other opportunities from us. Our quarterly magazine has loads of tips, news, updates, as well as a fun section to encourage children to become involved. Please go to our website, visitheritage.co.uk for more information about how you can join us as a Time Traveller.

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DEVON

DORSET

CORNWALL

In the care of the Landmark Trust Churches Conservation Trust DEENE PARK

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CONTENTS BRISBANE APRIL 1864 FROM THE HEIGHTS ABOVE KANGAROO POINT - NICHOLAS ROSKELL AT LEIGHTON HALL

Region map and key to symbols 4 On Behalf of Visit Heritage

London 82

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Regional Highlights 83 Collections & Exhibitions 84

A welcome to Hudsons 2021 from Paul Bridle

What’s New

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Heritage highlights from around the UK

Mark the Year

South East 94

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Berkshire Buckinghamshire Hampshire Kent Oxfordshire Surrey Sussex Isle of Wight

Anniversaries and celebrations in 2021

Meet Our 2019 Cover Star

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Our cover competition winner is...

The Hudson 2020 Cover Competition

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The best of the rest…..

Heritage Gardens

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Regional Highlights 95 Collections & Exhibitions 96

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Lizzie Glithero-West speaks to Visit Heritage about her life and work

Unusual Collections

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A look at some weird and wonderful collections across the UK

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Explore Coventry

Take a tour around the U.K’s City of Culture for 2021

Brudenell Portrait Collection

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James Lowther shows us his stunning collection of musical instruments

Tarr on the Road

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Derek Tarr ventures through the National Forest

Nicholas Roskell and his Drawings

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Gillows of Lancaster

Regional Highlights 119 Collections & Exhibitions 120

East of England 134

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Spotlight On… The Woodland Trust

Regional Highlights 135 Collections & Exhibitions 136

Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire

Regional Highlights 149 Collections & Exhibitions 150

The UK Heritage Awards

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A look back at the 2020 winners - and a ceremony with a difference!

Places to Stay

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A selection of heritage venues offering guest accommodation

Co Durham Northumberland Tyne & Wear

Bookings: Rachel Price-Hood

Regional Highlights 195 Collections & Exhibitions 196

Web team: Rachel Price-Hood

Regional Highlights 203 Collections & Exhibitions 204

Wales 214 South Wales Mid-Wales North Wales

Social media: Rachel Price-Hood

Address: PO Box 14, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 0EL Tel: 020 3880 5059 email: info@visitheritage.co.uk

Thanks to all private owners, local authorities, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland, the Royal Collection, the Landmark Trust, Heritage Open Days for their information and for keeping Hudsons accurate and up-to-date. All images are copyright to Visit Heritage Ltd or to the organisation or property depicted unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.

Regional Highlights 215 Collections & Exhibitions 215

Northern Ireland 224 Regional Highlights 225 Collections & Exhibitions 226

Regional Highlights 165 Collections & Exhibitions 166

Quick Guides 232

Yorkshire & the Humber 176

Index 270

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A look at the work of the UKs largest woodland conservation charity

Creative team: Neil Jones

Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk

Herefordshire Shropshire Staffordshire Warwickshire West Midlands Worcestershire

Suzie Reynolds tells the story behind the Gillow furniture collection at Leighton Hall

Publishing & Production Managers: Neil Jones, Rachel Price-Hood

North East 194

Borders South West Scotland Dumfries & Galloway Ayrshire & Isle of Arran Edinburgh City Coast & Countryside Greater Glasgow & the Clyde Valley Tayside: Perthshire, Angus & Dundee and the Kingdom of Fife West Highlands & Islands Loch Lomond Stirling & the Trossachs Grampian Highlands Aberdeen & North East Coast Highlands & Skye

Heart of England 164

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An interesting new acquisition by Leeds Museums

Regional Highlights 185 Collections & Exhibitions 186

Cornwall Devon Dorset Gloucestershire Somerset Wiltshire

Suzie Reynolds tells us about an unexpected discovery at Leighton Hall

Lotherton Dress Miniatures

Editorial: Rachel Price-Hood, Lizzie Glithero-West, Sarah Greenwood, Suzie Reynolds, James Lowther, Lady Proby, Charlotte Brudenell, Derek Tarr, Ross Underwood, Sara Merritt.

Scotland 202

East Midlands 148

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Cheshire Cumbria Lancashire Manchester Merseyside

South West 118

A tribute to 500 years of the Brudenell family at Deene Park

The Music Room at Holdenby

Publisher: Visit Heritage

Printer: Amazon Print on Demand

Take a stroll through our favourite heritage gardens

Heritage Profile

North West 184

Maps 249

THE DOG COLLAR MUSEUM AT LEEDS CASTLE

East Yorkshire North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire

Regional Highlights 177 Collections & Exhibitions 178

Featuring Collections

We want Hudson’s to make discovering Britain’s heritage easy for you but please check opening times before you visit to avoid disappointment. Many heritage places open regularly but others only occasionally or only for special events.

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G R E AT TA PE STRY O F SCOTL A N D C E NTR E TO O PE N I N G A L A S H I E L S The Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of the world’s largest tapestries consisting of 160 hand embroidered panels created by 1,000 volunteer stitchers and illustrating 12,000 years of Scottish history. It has been created with wool and linen with each of the panels taking over 400 hours to sew. The project involved over a thousand volunteers from sewing groups across Scotland and the work was completed between Spring 2012 and September 2013.

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THE MUSEUM OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT  BLACKPOOL

B L AC K P OO L TO L AU N C H F I R ST- E V E R M U S E U M The new museum will be called Showtown: The Museum of Fun and Entertainment and will be located in the town’s first 5-star resort to be built since the 1960s, The Sands Venue Resort Hotel. The 12.6 million pound project is being funded by a combination of grants from the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund, The Coastal Communities Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The museum will tell the story of the rise of the UK’s most popular seaside town with behind the scenes glimpses of the entertainments industry that Blackpool was built on. Exhibits will be centred around six themes; seaside, magic, shows, circus, illuminations and ballroom dance. The project is the result of many years of campaigning and fundraising by local council leaders who believe that 8

the attraction will benefit not only tourists but also give local people a sense of civic pride in the town’s history and heritage. The museum will include exhibits from various Blackpool collections including the Tower and Winter Gardens, as well as items loaned from the Victoria & Albert Museums, one of the project’s partner organisations. The museum is part of a wider regeneration project aimed at improving the area’s transport, hospitality and cultural offering and which include a new conference centre amongst other projects. The museum will make a significant contribution to the local economy creating jobs and attracting more visitors to the region.

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G A I N S BO RO U G H ’ S HOUSE TO R EO PE N I N S U M M E R 2 021 Gainsborough’s House closed in 2019 as part of the Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace project, partially funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project was set up to create a National Centre that would enable more of Gainsborough’s works to be seen and to celebrate the influence he had on future generations. John Constable also came from Suffolk and was heavily influenced by Gainsborough. Thanks to a long-term loan of the collection by his family, Constable’s works will also be displayed in the new building. A three-storey building next to the current house has been acquired and will be converted to include space for a large Gainsborough showcase gallery and a community gallery which will house contemporary interpretations and responses to Gainsborough, Sudbury and Suffolk, and celebrate new talent. There will be space for temporary exhibitions and displays as well as a landscape gallery offering panoramic views out across Sudbury. The temporary closure of Gainsborough’s House has allowed others to enjoy his works that may not otherwise have had the opportunity. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow is hosting Russia’s first-ever Gainsborough exhibition with Gainsborough’s House as its main partner, loaning 63 works. When the new extended Gainsborough Gallery opens the first temporary exhibition will be loaned from the Pushkin Museum which has an exciting collection of European Art.

At the time of its creation it broke the record for the longest embroidered tapestry – at 143 metres it is 70 metres longer than the Bayeux Tapestry. Each panel was designed by artist Andrew Crummy, with the designs then being drawn on onto the cloth ready to be sewn. A new visitor centre is being built on a formerly derelict site in Galashiels and is expected to open in Spring 2021. The centre will celebrate the creative talents of the stitchers, the story of Scotland and its people, and the wider textiles’ story in the Borders. Examples of what is depicted on the panels include the Viking invasions in the 9th century, the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, the Black Death in the 1350s, the foundation of St Andrews University in 1413, Mary, Queen of Scots in the 16th century, the Act of Union 1707, the Jacobite rising of 1715 and of 1745, James Boswell, Walter Scott, Highland Games, the First and Second World Wars, the first-ever international rugby match (between Scotland and England in 1871), Dolly the Sheep born 1996, and the re-creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. A late detail was added to commemorate Andy Murray’s victory at Wimbledon in 2013. Before being granted a permanent home in the newly created centre, the tapestry went on display at several different locations. During its time at Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery in the summer of 2015, the Rosslyn Chapel panel was unfortunately stolen and at the time of writing has not been found. GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND

The new centre is expected to open in Summer 2021. If you would like to support the project and contribute towards securing Gainsborough’s House for future generations, visit www.gainsborough.org

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NEW W WII AND H O LOC AU ST G A L L E R I E S

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE IMPROVEMENTS SET TO BE COMPLETED

AT I M PE R I A L WA R M U S E U M Since 1917, IWM London has been collecting objects and stories revealing people’s experiences of war and preserving them for future generations. After re-opening the First World War Galleries and atrium in 2014, marking the centenary of the First World War, they have now launched the next phase in the transformation of IWM London - to significantly expand and update the Second World War and Holocaust Galleries, and create a learning suite across all three floors of the exhibition. pening in 2021, this 30.5 million project will make the Imperial War Museum the first museum in the world to physically and intellectually present the Holocaust narrative within the context of the Second World War. Major supporters to date include The Pears Foundation and The Garfield Weston Foundation, each of which have generously committed 5 million towards the project.

In February 2021 visitors will finally see the results of years of hard work and planning after a project team was set up back in 2012 to reinvigorate the Nottingham Castle site.

Despite over 25 years of Holocaust education, research led by University College London’s Centre for Holocaust Education with over 9,500 secondary school students aged 11 to 18, revealed that their knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust was often based on inaccuracies and misconceptions. While the majority knew Jews were the primary victims of the Holocaust, most had little understanding of why they were persecuted and murdered. ver 50 believed that the Holocaust was solely attributable to Adolf Hitler. With age, students increasingly appreciated that the a is played a significant role in the Holocaust, but most saw them as an elite group loyal to Hitler rather than a political party that enjoyed significant support across the German population.

In 2016 support from the Heritage Lottery Fund was confirmed in the form of a grant for £13.9 million and the team we were able to set about achieving their aim of creating an outstanding visitor destination. The highlights of the project include a new visitors’ centre, access to more caves beneath the Castle and a Robin Hood gallery which will bring to life the adventurous tales of the city’s legendary outlaw.

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As the events of the Second World War and Holocaust pass from living memory and into history, the duty to preserve firsthand memories, as well as objects and diverse histories, and to educate future generations has never been more pressing.

The first building on the site, known as Castle Rock, was a wooden structure, which William the Conqueror ordered to be built in around 1068. It was replaced by a stone castle during the reign of King Henry II. During Richard I’s crusades Nottingham Castle was occupied by supporters of Prince John, including the Sheriff of Nottingham who, according to legend, had a showdown with Robin Hood at the Castle. In 1194 Richard returned to the Castle and John and his supporters surrendered. The castle remained a Royal residence until 1600 after which time it fell into a state of disrepair and was destroyed in 1651.

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SCAFFOLDING ON NOTTINGHAM CASTLE © NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LIVE

The existing ‘Mansion’ was built by Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle between 1674 and 1679 in the same place as the original. The Nottingham Castle project will transform the entire site, re-establishing it as a focal point for civic pride and creating a world-class cultural destination at the heart of a regenerated Castle Quarter. The cottages at Brewhouse Yard bring to life the history of the people that lived in the shadow of the Castle.

NEW WWII AND HOLOCAUST GALLERIES AT IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Discover the story of Medieval Nottingham and the city’s famous outlaw or the turbulent moments of riot and rebellion in its past. Explore the visual arts and heritage crafts of this creative city in newly refurbished galleries, including the new terrace gallery for internationally renowned touring work. Investigate the trails around the Castle’s grounds or go on an underground adventure in the caves.


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The battle of Tewkesbury was a decisive one in the War of the Roses, a Civil war for the English throne which raged on and off between 1455 and 1487 between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. orkist Edward IV had triumphed in the first phase of the war and had ruled relatively peacefully until 1469 when the Earl of Warwick decided to switch his support from Edward to the Lancastrian opposition. Battles raged once again with power switching back and forth until Edward was captured and then fled to Flanders in 1450. Henry VI returned to the throne, but his reign was short-lived as Edward plotted to take back control.

The Lancastrian army, under the command of the Duke of Somerset, advanced with the aim of crossing the River Severn into Wales to join forces with Jasper Tudor and strengthen their manpower. When Edward IV heard of the Lancastrian plans, he and his men set off in pursuit. When the Lancastrians arrived in Tewkesbury they decided not to cross the river as they feared being caught, instead choosing to stand their ground and fight.

15 0 Y E A R S The foundation stone was laid by Queen Victoria in 1867 with the announcement that the building would be a monument to the Queen’s late husband Prince Albert, to realise his dream of promoting Arts and Science to the wider public. The Hall was opened on 29th March 1871.

The exterior is constructed using 6 million red bricks and 80,000 blocks of terracotta giving the hall its distinctive colouring. A spectacular mosaic frieze runs the entire 244m circumference of the Hall, incorporating designs by seven different artists.

Prince Albert had been instrumental in the original plans for what was to be known as Central Hall, but after his death in 1861 plans were shelved. Henry Cole, Prince Albert’s collaborator on the earlier National Exhibition (the profits from which were to fund the new hall), picked up the plans and began work on designing the building.

Queen Victoria was reported to have been visibly emotional at the opening ceremony and handed over to her son The Prince of Wales.

Henry Cole’s design was based on Roman Amphitheatres, of which he had visited several. He had to scale back his plans from the original 30,000 occupants down to around 7,500. Today the Hall holds around 5,500 due to modern fire and safety regulations. visitheritage.co.uk

The first concert was composer Arthur Sullivan’s On Shore and Sea, and since its opening the Hall has hosted some unforgettable events. In 2018 some of the most notable performers were given stars which are located all around the building to commemorate their contribution. Mohammed Ali fought at the Hall three times in the 1970s. Eric Clapton has played the most times with over two hundred appearances, and the Suffragettes held twenty-five meetings at the Hall from 1908 -1918.

After their victory, Edward claimed the throne once again, and King Henry VI was executed, as well as his wife Queen Margaret who had been captured in hiding near to the site of the battle. The two houses were eventually united in 1485 when Edwards eldest daughter Elizabeth married King Henry VII, and the Wars to the Roses were over.

The Battle of Tewkesbury, as illustrated in the Ghent manuscript

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The Lancastrian’s defended their position well initially, but gradually Edward’s men managed to slowly push the opposition back. When the Lancastrians, knowing they were cornered, tried to flee, many were killed as they crossed the field, making a break for the river. The area is still known today as Bloody Meadow.

An early 20th century picture of Blackpool Central station during Lancashire Wakes Week

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The battle of Tewkesbury took place on 4th May 1471.

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TH E BA N K H O L I DAY AC T 15 0 Y E A R S Statutory bank holidays were introduced by John Lubbock in 1871 with the passing of the Bank Holiday Act. Lubbock was a banker at the Bank of England, and prior to the passing of the act it had been impossible for banks to cease trading on a weekday. The new Act gave fixed holidays for workers and allowed for financial trading to cease meaning payments could be made the following day without penalty. Up until this time holidays for workers had generally been applied regionally or to fit around the nature of the business. For example, some factories closed for a day to give all workers a holiday at the same time. These were often done on a whim rather than in advance, meaning workers were not always able to make the most of their free day. The first holidays Lubbock enacted in England, Wales and Ireland were Easter Monday, Whit Monday, the first Monday in August and Boxing Day. Good Friday and Christmas Day were already public holidays which had come about by custom rather than enacted in law. The creation of bank holidays contributed to the growing idea of leisure time where families could spend a day doing whatever they wanted just for fun. This had been completely unheard of before Victorian times with most people spending the majority of their time working unless they were part of the wealthier classes. By the 1960’s it became traditional to head to the nearest coastal town to spend some time at the beach on warmer days. Large crowds and alcohol consumption meant that seaside towns often saw fighting between groups of young people as well as long traffic queues to get in and out. To this day many thousands of people still head for the beach on a warm Bank Holiday as well as to the many other attractions now on offer across the UK. In 1971, the original Act was repealed and incorporated into the Banking and Financial Dealings Act of 1971. Under the new Act and subject to a Royal Proclamation, special days can be appointed as bank holidays (either additional to or in place of bank holidays which fall on a Saturday or Sunday). An example of this is the extra days off granted for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

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A L B E RT E I N S TE I N AWA R D E D N O B E L PR I Z E

15th February 1971 was Decimal Day. Prior to this UK currency was divided into pounds shillings and pence. This old system had its roots in Roman Times when a pound of silver would be divided up into 12 parts. These parts were known as denarius and later as pence, however the letter ‘d’ for denarius continued to be used as the symbol for a penny. There were 12 pennies to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound. The penny was split down further into 4 farthings. Calculations could be very difficult without the technology we have today. Many people dealing with money used a ‘Ready Reckoner’ - a book full of tables and conversions - to work out more complicated transactions. On decimalisation day that changed to 100 pennies to a pound, new coins came into circulation and all prices were listed in the new currency.

The Battle of Culloden took place on 16th April 1746. It was the final battle in the English war against the Scottish Jacobite rebels which had begun a year earlier. The uprising had its roots in religious conflict. In 1685 James II acceded to the throne after the death of his brother Charles II. James was a Catholic and intended to christen his heirs as catholic as well as repealing anti-Catholic laws. This was unpopular with English parliament leading to James being overthrown by William of Orange and exiled to France, ending the Stuart reign. The Jacobite uprising was an attempt to restore the house of Stuart to the throne, in the shape of Charles Edward Stuart (known as Bonnie rince Charlie), grandson of James II. Charles had the backing of the French who were at war with Britain at the time. Charles and his men tried to force a Stuart revival in England and Scotland. They took control of large areas of Scotland, but the campaign was not as welcome as had been expected in England. Despite marching almost to the Midlands, support was limited, and they soon found themselves opposed by a growing English force. By the time Culloden took place funds and equipment were running low, and support from French forces was minimal. The government troops were well organised under The Duke of Cumberland, and when the two sides met at Culloden, the Jacobites were defeated within an hour of bloody battle starting, with as many as 2000 men killed or wounded.

Britain had been late to make the change to decimal with France, the USA and many Commonwealth countries taking the plunge much earlier. By the late 1960s with increased global travel and trade agreements, the time was right. The decision was reportedly made in a 30-second conversation between Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Chancellor Jim Callaghan in 1966. The preparations for decimal day took years with new currency being phased in gradually starting with new 5p and 10p coins in circulation alongside the one and two shilling coins and holding the same value. By 1969 the 50p coin was also in circulation, having the value of ten shillings. On the day itself, one penny, two pence and half pence coins were issued completing the new set of coins. Prices were displayed in both currencies in the lead up to the change and for a while afterwards to allow people to become familiar with it. Payments were taken in both sets of coins, but change would only be given in the new currency and shops returned the old coins to the banks to be taken out of circulation permanently.

Actions taken in the aftermath of the battle remain controversial due totheir lasting effects on long-standing traditions. The Highlands were subjected to ‘clearances’, removing the populations from rural areas and dismantling the old clan systems. Tartans and kilts were banned. The destruction of Gaelic traditions and ways of life was a tragedy that has not been forgotten. Each year people gather at Culloden Cairn to remember those who lost their lives.

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Einstein was born in Germany in 1879 but moved to Switzerland and gained Swiss citizenship in 1901. He was working as a Patent Examiner in Bern when he developed his famous Theory of Relativity, and in 1905 he published four academic papers which brought him to the attention of the wider scientific community. The Theory of Relativity concerns the relationship between space and time. To try and put it simply; first, there is no absolute frame of reference. Every time you measure an object’s velocity, or its momentum, or how it experiences time, it’s always in relation to something else. Second, the speed of light is the same no matter who measures it or how fast the person measuring it is going. Third, nothing can go faster than light. In the early 1930s Einstein was in the USA when Hitler came to power in Germany. Einstein was unable to return to Europe due to his Jewish background and chose instead to settle in America. Just before the start of the Second World War he endorsed a letter to President Roosevelt warning of a new type threat in the form of the atomic bomb. It was thought that Germany was working on such a weapon and the letter advised Roosevelt to do the same. Famously a pacifist, Einstein later claimed he was against the use of such weapons and would never have become involved if he had known Germany’s attempt would be unsuccessful. In his lifetime he published hundreds of scientific papers. He was considered a genius, which led to the use of his surname ‘Einstein’ to be used when referring to clever people today.

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D E ATH O F N A P O L EO N 200 YEARS apoleon Bonaparte died on 5th May 1821. The official cause of death was stomach cancer although this has been disputed amid accusations of poor treatment of him whilst he was held captive by the British. apoleon is considered to be the greatest French statesman and leader of all time, leading his armies to many victories in the Napoleonic Wars to create a significant French empire during the early 19th century. He first came to prominence as an artillery commander in the French Revolution and went on to lead the country as Emperor Napoleon I from 1805 to 1814 and again for a brief period in 1815. Britain declared war on France in 1803, and what followed was over a decade of battles between much of Europe over land and sea. Allies became enemies and allies once again during these turbulent years. Eventually, Britain, Prussia, Austria and Russia brought Napoleon’s reign to an end as he surrendered to the captain of HMS Bellerophon on 15th July 1815. Upon capture he was held in exile on the island of St Helena, a small island in the Atlantic Ocean near North Africa. During his time there he studied English and wrote a book about Julius Ceasar.

The British people were somewhat reluctant to let go of their old currency and its link to ancient civilisations. A campaign began to ‘save the sixpence’ which was successful and kept the coin in circulation until around 1980. Since 1971 the half pence coin has been taken out of circulation, the £1 note has been replaced by the pound coin and the 20p ( 2) and £2 ( ) coins have been added.

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The Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Albert Einstein in 1921 for his services to theoretical physics and for his discovery of the law of photoelectric effect.

Letters written by Napoleon describe the house as being in a state of disrepair, cold and damp. The British were accused of trying to hasten his death by keeping him in such conditions. Later scientific evidence has suggested that the actual cause of his death may have been slow arsenic poisoning from the copper arsenite in the wallpaper of the house.

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Upon his death, he had asked to be buried on the banks of the Seine, but the British ruled that he should be buried on St Helena. In 1840 permission was granted to return apoleon’s remains to France where a state funeral was held. It would be a further 20 years before he was entombed in a specially created sarcophagus under the dome at Les Invalides in Paris.

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Meet Our 2021 Cover Star

BA MBURGH CASTLE Our popular cover competition returned for its third year and once again we were spoilt for choice with the number of high-quality entries submitted. This year all entrants were asked to submit up to 200 words telling us why they should be on the cover of Hudsons, accompanied by up to six images representing what UK heritage stands for.

in England to fall to gunpowder in the Wars of the Roses and a coastal castle that stole the heart of a Victorian innovator who changed the course of history.

This year our winner is Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. Here is the entry they submitted to convince us that they should be our cover star:

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When it comes to a landmark that burns vividly on the imagination inspiring people to look to explore Britain’s rich and varied heritage, look no further than Bamburgh Castle. Crowning a rocky outcrop 150 feet above the glorious Northumberland coastline, the sight of mighty Bamburgh Castle with its fairy-tale crenelations and imposing Norman Keep at its summit is a sight to behold, while the sea views from its battlements are unforgettable. Inside 14 staterooms glitter with treasures from around the world, with the castle s ing s all as its magnificent showstopper.

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Encapsulating all that is magnificent and da ling about Britain’s brilliant heritage, Bamburgh Castle is a place where children want to be kings and queens, where history lovers can lose themselves in centuries of sagas - from Anglo Saxon Royal citadel and the inspiration behind Bernard Cornwell’s epic Lost Kingdom series, a Norman powerhouse, the first castle

Welcome to Bamburgh Castle – where history meets imagination. Bamburgh Castle is SO worthy of being your cover star not just for our looks. Our family-owned and run castle is open all year round. We are staying open daily during the winter to support local businesses in the community by creating a stronger yearround visitor draw.

To receive the accolade of gracing your cover would be incredible and a fantastic pinnacle in Bamburgh Castle’s modern-day history. Due to the coronavirus crisis, we at Hudsons were not able to send our Visit Heritage photographer this year, instead we asked each venue to submit high-resolution images that were ready to be used in print. The image that was selected for the cover was taken by Alan Leightley of ilovefridaysme.com and shows glorious Bamburgh Castle catching the last rays of light on the magnificent orthumberland coastline. Bamburgh Castle stands guards 150 feet above the coast on a natural plateau of volcanic dolerite known as Whin Sill. Over the centuries the fortress has stood there, the Castle has been an Anglo-Saxon citadel and home to the kings of Northumbria, a Norman Stronghold, Royal seat, a welfare state and coastal home to brilliant Victorian innovator and engineer William Armstrong. Bamburgh Castle remains the private seat of the Armstrong family to this day. On the back cover there are images of the King’s Hall with its stunning teak ceiling and fine art collection, and the armoury, which is located inside the Norman Keep, the oldest surviving part of the Castle, dating back to the 12th century. Visitors can enjoy the Castle all year round and four-legged friends are always welcome. Bamburgh Castle is at the heart of its community and represents everything good about the preservation of heritage for generations to come.

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2021 As always, the high quality of entries we received meant that choosing a winner was a close call. Here are our top 3 runners up... Arundel Castle West Sussex Set high on a hill above the River Arun, Arundel Castle in West Sussex has commanded the landscape of the Sussex Downs for nearly 1,000 years. Founded in 1067 during the reign of William the Conqueror, the Castle retains many of its original Norman features including the Keep, Motte, Gatehouse and Barbican. A country house revival in the late-Georgian era added some of the most splendid and best-preserved Gothic interiors. The late 19th century reconstruction of the residential part and dramatic skyline established the Castle as the largest and grandest Victorian gothic revival house in existence.

Today, Arundel Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Norfolk. Its stunning extensive gardens are a celebration of innovative horticultural design. The Collector Earl’s Garden, a tribute to avid art collector Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, offers an unexpected take on the traditional walled garden. The 14th century Fitzalan Chapel offers an exceptional example of Gothic architecture with carved stone tombs that are of major artistic interest. From the Norman conquest of England, the turbulence of the Civil War, Queen Victoria’s visit in 1846 and the advent of electricity, Arundel Castle has played an important role throughout British history.

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Dalemain Mansion Cumbria

The history of Thirlestane Castle dates back to at least the 12th century, when a large Border fort was built on the site. The central part of the present Castle was completed in 1590, remodelled in the 1670s, and then again in the 1840s. Throughout its long history, the Castle and its collections have been cared for by a single family, The Maitlands who in the 1980’s established a Charitable Trust to care for and secure the Castle’s long-term future, and to help preserve the unique history and heritage of the building for the enjoyment and education of future generations.

Visiting Dalemain is a truly authentic experience - the mansion and historic gardens are both a trip ‘back in time’ and a vibrant, well-loved family home. The Hasells, who have lived here since 1679, have always adapted to the changing times in a way that stays true to the character of the mansion and its place within the local community.

Today, the Castle offers guided tours of the building and its collections and hosts a small number of weddings and public events each year, helping to showcase this unique heritage site. The South Wing was recently transformed into five self-catering apartments with original features, portraits and furniture from the castle’s collections on display, providing guests with an authentic castle stay experience. New for 2021 - younger visitors can enjoy the brand-new Toy Museum featuring Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian toys, as well as a range of interactive activities providing children with an immersive hands-on experience.

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This is most clearly seen in the success of the Marmalade Awards & Festival, an internationally renowned event that receives entries from over 40 countries including Canada, Lebanon, Senegal, Taiwan, New Zealand and India, with sister Festivals in Australia and Japan. The heart of this competition has always been Dalemain, and people come from all over the world to see the displays of marmalade. As well as providing a wonderful boost to local tourism, the competition raises money for local charity Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, bringing much needed funds to the local community. In this way, the family have put Dalemain firmly on the map with a completely unique event that celebrates the best of British traditions by sharing them with the world. DALEMAIN MANSI

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Gardens are an inextricable part of our heritage, as settings for buildings and as treasuries of design, lifestyle and plants... In these pages, we’ve explored some of our favourites

Hodnet Hall Gardens The jewel of the Hodnet estate are the more than 65 acres of gardens which have been welcoming visitors for over 80 years. The gardens were created in the 1920s by Brigadier A.G.W. Heber-Percy, but for visitors who stop at the information boards, for those capable of reading them, the clues in the landscape point to a long history of occupation. Both the landscape and the people are intimately entwined in this history. Hodnet Hall is currently owned by Sir Algernon and Lady Jane Heber-Percy and Sir Algernon can trace his family history on this site back over 900 years to just after the Norman conquest. At that time the land was owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury who installed a seneschal or lieutenant in the motte and bailey castle. His job was to police what was the main road to Chester along which English and Welsh armies marched. Modern visitors still use this road which forms the main drive through the gardens towards the tearoom. It requires a mental leap indeed to disassociate oneself from the tranquillity of today’s Hodnet and imagine a time when Hodnet lay on the border of warring kingdoms. Visitors today can see an artist’s impression of what Hodnet castle would have looked like and walk out of the rear of the car park past the remains of the double moat to see the mound on which the castle once stood. Adjacent to the garden entrance is the church of St Luke, which visitors to the gardens can stroll to from the car park. It contains the family chapel of the Heber-Percy’s as well as excellent stained glass.

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Visitors can also feel some of this history when they enter and walk beneath towering trees, oaks and beeches whose canopy provides shade and protects the magnificent collection of plants for which the gardens are known. Indeed, these forest giants provide the perfect backdrop and it is to the eternal credit of the two generations who have created the gardens that so many remain amidst the more exotic trees and shrubs to give Hodnet its special character. Though these native trees are the progeny of those which surrounded the castle some of them would be familiar to those who built the first manor house and stable block in the 16th century. This manor house no longer remains, having been vacated in the 1860s when damp from the river which ran beneath it finally overcame the half-timbered structure. The stables do still stand and have been converted into the garden restaurant which serves refreshments, light lunches and afternoon teas when the gardens are open. Many visitors particularly remark on the quality of the cakes and scones! The family built a new house in a fashionable late Jacobean style in a much higher and drier position and which gave commanding views toward the south Shropshire hills. Visitors strolling near the house can also enjoy these views in fine weather. This house was itself remodelled in the 1960s when the current occupants decided that this large Victorian monument with its 72 rooms did not suit modern family life. Bravely they took the decision to remove the entire third floor, roof and turrets. The resulting home, though no longer open to the public, sits comfortably as part of the landscape rather than

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dominating it as the original Victorian architects might have intended. evertheless, there are some fine architectural features to be seen on both the north and south sides as well as views to a spectacular folly at the end of the gravel drive on the north side of the house. There are many other fascinating buildings within the gardens including summer houses, a smokehouse a magnificent tithe barn dating from 1610 and a splendid dovecote, recently restored, which dates from the mid 1650s. Though the bricks and mortar have their stories, the gardens in which they are set are Hodnet’s crowning glory. Photographs from the family archive show the development of what was once a marshy field below the house into what can be seen today. Dams were constructed, and a daisy chain of lakes were created which continue to bring life and animation to the landscape. On a calm summer day, the main pool below the house is a perfect mirror reflecting the sky, and the house when not disturbed by swift-winged dragon flies, darting swallows or the ripples from the passing water birds. The gentle sounds of tumbling water also form an auditory backdrop as Hodnet is thronged with wildlife. Keep an ear out when visiting for the shriek of a Jay or the cackling cry of the rare, shy Grackle or Green Woodpecker. The extensive wildflower meadows hum with bees, butterflies and other insects. Look out for common spotted orchids amidst the ox-eye daisies. Hodnet lies in a gentle valley on retentive acid clay-based soil which makes it perfect for growing many different plants and has led to some adventurous planting is some

of the garden microclimates. Visitors leaving the car park usually head towards the tearoom where they face a choice of three possible directions. On the left is a path that rises along a series of shallow terraces, the famed, Magnolia Walk which, in March, April and May boasts one of the finest flowering displays of these garden aristocrats in the north of England. This path leads through a woodland garden where exquisite shade loving trilliums, hostas, ferns and bulbs carpet the ground beneath huge rhododendrons and flowering dogwoods. Continuing along the main drive, the visitor is brought past the garden restaurant to a complex of historic buildings to the walled kitchen garden. The acre of kitchen garden was established in the mid-19th century and continues to provide fruit, vegetables and cut flowers for the family. By leaving the car park and turning right visitors can pass the circular rose and peony beds in the Circle Garden and alongside the main pool from which they can stroll to a series of small pools to the water gardens where damp loving plants, including the giant Gunnera manicata thrive. Beyond the trickling water are other pools surrounded by a wilder landscape of forest planting including spectacular displays of bluebells. The gardens have been in the custodianship of the HeberPercy’s throughout their entire existence and for all of that time the owners and gardeners have continued to extend the range of the planting, trialling new plants and continually improving the garden. This work still continues adding more chapters to the many layers of history of this very special place.

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In the early 1990’s, the beds round the Lily Pond were enlarged, enclosed with a retaining wall and filled with herbaceous plants and shrubs. A small shrub garden surrounded by the new hornbeam hedging was planted at the same time and in 2000 we celebrated the Millenium by building an Orangery and Mediterranean garden in the area that had once been designed as a Bowling Green. Six tall cypresses, given to my husband as a fiftieth birthday present, completed the picture. The replaced hedging throughout the garden was now creating secret areas and no longer did we have to lie on our tummies so that nobody could see us.

Elton Hall Gardens Lady Proby Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries the family really gardened in Ireland. Firstly at Stillorgan House and then at Glenart Castle, Co. Wicklow. The grounds of Elton Hall were only fully developed and maintained in the early 20th century. The areas close to the house were redesigned just before the outbreak of war in 1914 and these new plantings greatly enhanced the Walled Garden. Together with the earlier gravelled walks to the Oaks, the Lake, the Church and the drive from the next village, which had become a walk through the Repton inspired park to a path by the river Nene, the gardens and parkland were at their most splendid. Glasshouses, fruit, vegetables, herbaceous borders, a topiary maze, a rose garden and the woodlands underplanted with a mass of snowdrops, bluebells and clumps of box, transformed the 22 acres of garden and 200 acres of parkland into a small paradise. These idyllic walks and gardens were to suffer greatly during the Second World War when the house was used as a Convalescent Home by the Red Cross. In 1947 the Estate was hit by enormous death duties. A garden that had been designed for thirteen gardeners had to be reduced to one that could be looked after by three. Inevitably the areas further away from the house, such as the Walled Garden, suffered the most. My grandfatherin-law died in January 1979 and again, this was a time of high taxation. When we took over the house in 1980, the Walled Garden was a mass of thistles, nettles and brambles, all smothering the remains of glasshouses. The Edwardian rose garden was in a similar state and the ravages of Dutch Elm Disease meant that we had lost 150 old trees in the park and gardens. To our great sadness, the topiary maze and some yew hedging had been cut down to save on equipment and manpower. To begin with I looked out of the window with dismay. Apart from picking strawberries and raspberries, I had never gardened in my life. We began the massive job of clearing up the dead elm trees and reducing the size of the garden by returning some areas to parkland. Whilst we were doing this I read a book by David Hicks on Garden Design. His underlying theme was the importance of structure. There was very little structure left in the garden and between having babies and opening the house to

There has always been a limit to what we can do. It was apparent from the beginning that we could not restore the three acre Walled Garden. It was also important to generate some income to help run the house and in 1993 we leased this area to Blooms of Bressingham. This was a very exciting project and for many happy years the partnership thrived, with the public benefiting from their tearoom, shop and plants. They left in 2011 and after two or three short term lets, the Plant Centre is now run by Bosworths. They have rejuvenated the area, created a kitchen garden and installed a wonderful tearoom. The garden has finally come into its own with mature hedging, topiary, glorious herbaceous borders, a

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Wilderness garden, (which can be seen on private tours) and a small arboretum between the front and back drives. Inevitably there have been some changes along the way. Peter Beales’ wonderful rose garden was suffering after twenty years. Despite changing the soil and sterilising a large number of areas, it succumbed to rose sickness. In 2008 we dug it up, took away the soil, replaced it with 500 tonnes of new soil and planted large, bold herbaceous beds around a modern fountain. Today the garden is flourishing under the careful leadership of Rob Kett, our Head Gardener and Paul Bonsall, his assistant. It gives me enormous pleasure and I hope it does the same for all our visitors.

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the public, I laid out lengths of string around the gardens, keeping the shape of paths that had been put in before the First World War. These imaginary ‘walls’ eventually resulted in a mass of hedging using hornbeam, yew and box. Some judicious tree planting and a new lime avenue followed in the early 1990’s. Initially I thought we could not maintain a rose garden, but in October 1983, I took the plunge and commissioned Peter Beales to design a new garden using predominantly Old Roses. Acquiring plant knowledge was a steep learning curve. Inevitably I made mistakes, such as stubbornly believing I could coax acid loving plants to flourish in artificially created beds surrounded by alkaline clay. I did away with the mass of bedding plants that consumed so much of the gardeners’ time and planted perennials. In 1990/91 we had to contend with a new road which, after much lobbying, was moved away from the garden but still required vast banks that needed to be planted to protect the house and garden from the noise. Its construction ended the link to the small remaining area of park ELTON HALL GARDENS SUNKEN POND

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THE BANKSIA ROSE FLOWERING IN MAY, PARHAM PARK, SUSSEX

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Gardeners’ Choice We asked 4 gardeners to pick one plant that characterises the gardens in their charge. Martin Towsey, Estates Gardens Manager for the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey Gardens, Bedfordshire

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Iris ‘Duke of Bedford’ Arthur J Bliss was a major 20th century iris breeder. He had an international reputation and his full-petalled irises changed the direction of iris breeding. The eldest of eleven children and a bachelor, he moved to be nearer his brother Theodore Stephen, Estate Manager to the 11th Duke of Bedford at Woburn. In 1922, Arthur gave Theodore the magnificent iris Duke of Bedford’.

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‘Duke of Bedford’ is of the Dominion race, with typically large, well-formed flowers. The standards are a rich violet, the velvety petals falls to a much deeper tone, almost black-purple in certain lights, with a reddish sheen under violet veins. The colours are so rich that we chose this beautiful flower to be the logo of the Woburn Abbey Garden Show, now in its 9th year. The Gardens Team at Woburn Abbey are currently growing stock to be able to offer this stunning bloom for sale in the near future.

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John MacArthur of that Ilk, Head Gardener for the Earl & Countess of Stair at Castle Kennedy Gardens

Tom Brown, Head Gardener for Lady Emma Barnard at Parham Park & Gardens, Sussex

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Castle Kennedy Gardens is home to many Champion Trees including the British Champion Rhododendron Arboreum, which stands at an impressive 16 metres. This was an original introduction to the gardens by Sir Joseph Hooker in 1811. There are several large groups of these plants growing which flower magnificently in spring in crimson or white. The British Champion is the white form Album. Rhododendron Arboreum is the National Flower of Nepal and the many stands of these Rhododendrons in the Gardens resemble the native Rhododendron arboreum forests of Nepal and are a splendid sight to see.

Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist and President of the Royal Society for 40 years, is related to Lady Emma Barnard through her great-grandmother, Mrs Alicia Pearson. Sir Joseph was largely instrumental in founding Kew Gardens. He sailed with Captain Cook in the Endeavour 1768 - 1771 and when in Australia named Botany Bay, where he found so many new and exciting plants.

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The Pearsons planted the Banksia Lutea, which now covers the South Front of Parham, in 1927, five years after they came to Parham. The rose bears masses of pale yellow flowers on evergreen foliage in early summer. When the Banksia is in flower, we always put a small vase of it in the Green Room in which there are a number of pictures of Sir Joseph. THE BANKSIA ROSE FLOWERING IN MAY, PARHAM PARK, SUSSEX

Camellia x Williamsii Mary Christian Lady Lavinia arrived in Cheshire in 1949 following her marriage to Hugh 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley. Almost from the moment she arrived, she started planning ‘a garden of great romance’, and quickly developed a passion for Camellias, Rhododendrons and Magnolias. In the mid 1970s, she planted one Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Christian’, visible from the library window. Today, that plant is over 15ft tall and a hugely impressive specimen. Its mass of pink flowers start to open before all else in early February and last until late March and were beloved by all. For Lady Lavinia, its coming into flower meant the excitement of spring drew near. visitheritage.co.uk

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Heritage gardens do more than just preserve the gardens of the past or the skill of an individual gardener, they are repositories for special plants.

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The charity, Plant Heritage, manages a scheme for National Collections of specific plants, ensuring the development and protection of that plant even if it goes out of fashion or falls prey to disease. The commitment is not just to grow but also to document and develop the species for posterity. ational Collections are maintained by many private individuals and nurseries, botanic gardens (Kew has 11), RHS gardens, the ational Trust and ational Trust for Scotland. Many can be visited at some of Britain’s most exciting plantsman’s gardens. Some gardens hold several ational Collections. A ational Collection plant will be flowering in the Walled Garden at Temple ewsam in Leeds whenever you visit, starting with primulas in April, delphiniums in July, solenostemons (coleus) and phlox in August, asters in September and chrysanthemums through ctober to December. Hergest Croft Gardens in Herefordshire hold ational Collections of acers, birches and elcovas which bring colour to the woods at all times of the year. Many gardens hold part of our gardening history. Lantanas and heliotropes have been grown in the bedding displays at Hampton Court Palace for centuries and the collection of Queen Mary II’s Exoticks in the rangery and Privy Garden preserves 215 species brought to Mary in the 17th century from as far away as Virginia, the Caribbean and Mauritius when they were part of one of the largest private collections of plants in the world. In the 18th 26

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AMERICAN TREES IN THE JAMES BARTRAM COLLECTION AT PAINSHILL

century landscape garden at Painshill Park in Surrey, many of the American trees were collected by John Bartram, the father of American botany, for its creator, Charles Hamilton. The unrivalled magnolias in the woodland gardens at Caerhays Castle in Cornwall were introduced from China in the early 19th century while the Podocarpus conifers came from South America. Woodland gardens developed in the 19th century are often repositories of rare trees and shrubs. High Beeches Gardens in Sussex looks after the ational Collection of Asian Stewartia, whose camellia-like flowers and distinctive orange bark shine out in mid-summer. The famous Rothschild rhododendron gardens at Exbury in Hampshire should be equally celebrated for the collections of autumn colour tupelo trees and flowering sourwood trees.

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ther gardens are specialists, Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire holds the ational Collection of yuccas, ewby Hall of dogwoods (cornus), Holker Hall of ornamental flowering Styraceae from orth America, Cambo Gardens of snowdrops and Ripley Castle of hyacinths, bringing colour and scent to the Walled Garden in Spring. Any gardener knows that the best way to develop your own garden is to go and see someone else at work. If there is a plant you are curious about, find a range of familiar and unusual species growing in Britain in a ational Collection.

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STEWARTIA BLOOMS AT HIGH BEECHES GARDENS

CORNUS KOUSA FLOWERING IN THE GARDENS AT NEWBY HALL

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Before joining the Heritage Alliance you had previously worked for the DCMS - tell us more about this and how it prepared you for your current role?

How did you first become interested in history and heritage?

Heritage Profile LIZZIE GLITHERO-WEST Lizzie Glithero-West talks to Rachel Price-Hood about her life and work in the heritage sector. Lizzie Glithero-West is Chief Executive at The Heritage Alliance, a non-governmental organisation representing the biggest coalition of heritage interests in England. Lizzie has previously worked in the Ci il Ser ice, initially with the ffice of the Deputy Prime Minister but since 2004 with the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). She has expert knowledge of a wide range of policy areas including archaeology, heritage protection, gambling and tourism. Lizzie has also spent time as Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary, as Head of Logistics at DCMS at the time of the General Election, and on secondment to English Heritage and to the National Museum Directors’ Council. Li ie s first lo e is history and heritage.

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I think the interest has always been there, from my earliest memories of growing up in a cottage that had a proud datestone citing 1717 as the year of its renovation. It had even older walls. My parents renovated it themselves, including a rather sinister room where the previous occupier, a farmer who lived with 27 cats and several dogs, made his own tripe. So the inspiration certainly came through my parents who also took me regularly to Manchester Museum (where, as a toddler, I was on firstname terms with the mummies), to the Pre-Raphaelites at Manchester Gallery, day trips to York and the Dales and Peaks, holidays taking in the Weald and Downland pen Air Museum, Fishborne Roman Palace, Lakeland Fells and the fabulous stock of Cornish National Trust properties. During challenging times my parents would hold tight to their National Trust membership as a way of ensuring as a family we would always have somewhere special to go. Heritage sites have thus always remained for me places of joy and inspiration, and now, in turn, I discover them anew through the eyes of my little women cartwheeling across the lawns or mudlarking on the Thames. There was never any other career that I seriously wanted to pursue, despite discovering mid-degree that field archaeology was probably not for me. I have rather eclectic interests and enjoy seeing how they all connect. I’ve studied archaeology, anthropology and art history, and have an ongoing academic interest in Egyptian revival design. Volumes on Cartier nestle beside books on Egypt and regency style on my bookshelves. I love that heritage is broad and deep - there is truly something for everyone - and I’m so lucky to have ended up making the case for why it matters in its myriad of forms.

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It might appear that I was waylaid from heritage for a few years during my stint in the civil service but really I couldn’t have planned it better - it was an invaluable learning experience. I joined the graduate programme, known as the Fast Stream; a game of Russian Roulette where you are catapulted around a number of areas to learn the ropes as an objective generalist and adviser to Ministers. That said I managed to land my ideal role as Head of Archaeology three chess moves in and had the opportunity to work on everything from marine designation to the much mourned Heritage Protection Bill. Over a number of years, I jumped in and out of Government to English Heritage and the National Museum Directors’ Council and used my time within both the departments for Culture and Housing (then John Prescott’s fficer of the Deputy Prime Minister) to learn about the policy and law making process, how Ministers think and what really happens behind the scenes. I had some wonderful experiences as Private Secretaries to Lords Ministers and to the Permanent Secretary (the lead Civil Servant) during the 2010 election. The insight I gained into how it all works, the language and processes of Government (often seemingly impenetrable from the outside) how to work in partnership with those leading on the areas you wish to change for the better and to advocate in constructive ways has been, I hope, of real value to those I now support.

together vintage vehicles, universities, historic homes, museums, places of worship, waterways, conservation experts... the list is long and our reach is broad. We can make the case for the large alongside the miniscule charities, businesses and interests in our membership, see beyond individual concerns and gather a plethora of perspectives to offer insight and foresight, and take their concerns to the table in a way impossible for 150 separate organisations to do alone.

What do you consider to be the most rewarding aspect of your role? I love the range of inspiring projects and organisations I have the privilege of working with. The heritage sector is a warm and generous one and collaboration is a positive experience. The people I work with are knowledgeable, dedicated and have a real passion for what they do. People don’t work in heritage if they don’t want to be here. I love making the case for change and seeing when this works in practice - when I know that an intervention on behalf of the Alliance has improved something for future generations. Our recent training as part of our heritage lottery funded Heritage Digital programme has had a real buzz about it and we’ve produced some great reports which demonstrate why heritage matters to health, to our quality of life, the environment, to building community and supporting access. Heritage changes lives and shining a light on great practice across multiple sites and projects and seeing the perceptions of decisionmakers shift to understand its potential, or witnessing a sector become more confident in its skill and capabilities, is really satisfying.

Tell us more about The Heritage Alliance, how it was formed and what its aims are? The Heritage Alliance has now existed for 18 years, formed to ensure that the heritage sector was able to speak to Government and decision-makers with one powerful and independent voice and, through greater collaboration, operate as more than the sum of its parts. We have for much of this period been a tiny organisation with an increasingly loud roar. It has been a real privilege that - with Heritage Lottery investment and the support of Historic England - we’ve recently seen a period of growth through the delivery of crucial communications and practical support programmes for the sector at a time when it has needed it most. We exist because of, and for, our growing group of members and a wider interested professional and public audience who benefit from our communications, coordination and capacity-building activities. We aren’t like many of our members who own assets, run museums or have statutory responsibilities, but we are unique - a voice for heritage interests, bringing visitheritage.co.uk

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What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far in your career? That’s a tricky one. There are roles that have stretched me, not been the best fit or been frustratingly far from what I’d wanted to be doing, but I’d say not all hurdles are a bad thing, and I’ve learned a lot looking back over where each opportunity has led. My current role is certainly a positive challenge as I support the Alliance to change and grow - there is never a dull moment I suppose the biggest issue I’ve faced is being a woman in the workplace at the time when I was starting a family. The heritage sector is increasingly good at seeing the merits of parttime and flexible working, and trusting leaders to deliver in a myriad of ways, but that is not always the case in other areas I have worked. Making decisions for my family has certainly set me back at certain points, which didn’t need to be the case. What’s interesting over this period of Covid crisis is that imposed restrictions have led to opportunities for greater inclusion through digital innovation and ways of working that rely on trust and flexibility. If workplaces inadvertently weed out some of our best people at mid-career because they don’t fit conventional expectations of the workplace, we can never achieve true diversity at the top. Things are fortunately really changing, and this is a good thing.

With so many different types of organisations as members, how do you best ensure that everyone’s interests are represented? The Alliance is a collaborative place and we rely on the expertise of those within our membership to evidence our case for change and develop solutions. Not everyone has an interest in everything we do but there is something for everyone across our advocacy, engagement and capacity-building activities. We ensure that we listen closely to our members’ needs and priorities, represent the consensus view and support them with horizon scanning to help the collective to see beyond individual concerns or opportunities. Our breadth is our strength - we are able to bring together interests round the (currently virtual) table who might not usually meet leading to new collaborations and creative partnerships, we can speak for different parts of the sector who share similar concerns, and demonstrate the true diversity of a sector that is both socially of great importance and worth 2% of GVA.

Why do you believe that the preservation of our heritage sites for future generations is so important? Heritage is not just a set of static assets, heritage is the enabler of other activity, the muse and backdrop of creativity, a process through which we build community, find rootedness in place and learn more about ourselves as humans. We can have so much clearer a sense of how to avoid repeating mistakes and learn as a nation and individuals if we have a grip on what has gone before us. We’ve seen recently with the public interest in debating shared heritage in its many manifestations that heritage is relevant to everyone, a living thing, and ideas about what matters change all the time. That said, we also have a finite resource of certain assets that are truly irreplaceable and we have a responsibility to future generations to be good custodians of what we have the privilege of keeping watch over for a short time. This includes that which lies hidden, not yet discovered. So much has been lost in periods when money was short and the vogue was for wholesale change. This is why we are so interested in ensuring that heritage isn’t the inadvertent victim of other (often well meaning) policies from planning policy to fiscal reform.

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wellbeing, lobbied for legislative change and analysed the implications of a host of Government policies for heritage. It’s often the inadvertent impacts of political or policy change that can provide the greatest challenge or do most damage and we need to stay alert to these. The recent establishment of a Minister-led Heritage Council, on which I sit, has provided a positive and proactive forum to ensure these areas are picked up early. At present we are facing a period of unprecedented challenge with the Covid crisis, Brexit with its impact on skills and workforce looming and the huge societal shift that is likely to follow in their wake. But now is also a time of opportunity. Much of our work in the Alliance is about demonstrating the transformative power of our sector to solve human challenges and achieve public good. Some of our most exciting work has been focussed on demonstrating how this works on the ground, and in practice, through case studies. The brilliant work of our members provides this colour and vibrancy and we have the unique privilege of gathering it together. An Alliance trustee once said that you know a message is getting through when you hear it repeated back to you by others. Through work with other sectors from the environment to construction, tourism to the creative industries we are finding common ground, areas of unity and echoes of what all those of us who love heritage already instinctively know - that history matters.

What do you think the long-term implications of the recent coronavirus crisis will be on the heritage sector and how can the heritage alliance help? Across the heritage sector many organisations are being forced to rethink how they operate, why and who they are for. At this point of change, as well as immense difficulties, there are also opportunities which can be embraced. We have seen great generosity and ingenuity in how heritage sites have coped during lockdown, making collections accessible in new ways and embracing new forms of engagement. The Heritage Alliance is delivering a training and support programme, Rebuilding Heritage, which will bring organisations together to share best practice, to find solutions to problems, and to develop a broad collective vision of the future for the sector. Consultation carried out to identify the challenges for the sector identified freelancers and community or voluntaryled organisations as being of particular risk. But we were delighted to hear that partnership working, localisation of approaches, wellbeing and inclusion are at the heart of recovery in most people’s minds. Rebuilding Heritage is a free support programme, funded by the ational Lottery Heritage Fund, to help the heritage sector respond to the

ongoing impacts of the C VID-19 pandemic. It will build confidence in a time of crisis by supporting individuals and organisations to overcome immediate challenges and plan for a sustainable future. Heritage Digital, another ational Lottery Heritage Fund funded project we manage, is training participants from over 700 heritage organisations between July 2020 and July 2021 in digital skills ranging from social media to digital copyright, CRM systems and how to market themselves effectively online. With a focus on small and medium-si ed organisations, we hope to support the development and enhancement of the sector’s digital skills, which will be vital to long-term survival of organisations, and for their development of an offer attractive to as wide a public as possible.

How can our readers get involved in making sure the heritage sector not only survives but is able to thrive again in future? Think local: support your local heritage organisation with a visit, consider volunteering some of your time, post about them on social media. Join the national organisations who need your support at present. We want to use this time to shine a light on the amazing breadth and depth of heritage in Britain. You can also directly support the Alliance by becoming a member, a supporter or a donor. The next couple of years will be a real challenge for us. Your support and involvement in our work will ensure that we can continue to make the case for why heritage matters and provide the best future we can for the custodians of our past.

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The heritage houses of the UK have fine collections of porcelain, furniture, art and many other important items that attract millions of visitors each year.

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Based in the Gatehouse at Leeds Castle, this growing collection is the largest of its kind to be found anywhere in the world. The collection was gifted to Leeds Castle in 1977 by Mrs Gertrude Hunt. Mrs Hunt and her late husband John had been avid collectors and wanted to ensure that the collection would be taken good care of for future generations. The initial collection consisted of around 60 collars and has now grown to around 130 collars, including rare and unique examples.

This small museum is located near Boscastle Harbour between Bude and Tintagel and is a must-visit attraction if you are in the area. The museum celebrates the practice of magic and witchcraft in all its forms from ancient times to the present day. Its aim is to educate and entertain with displays and exhibits which represent the diversity of the practice of magic respectfully, impartially and accurately. It was founded by Cecil Williamson in 1960. Williamson had previously run joint ventures with Gerald Gardner, the founder of Wicca, a modern Pagan religion, but as their interests went in different directions, Williamson settled in Boscastle and started the museum we see today. He chose the village for its links to the ancient world, in particular a pre-historic maze carved into a rock face located around 3 miles from the museum. He believed that you can feel the spirits of ‘those passed on’ all around. In 1996 the museum was sold to Graham King who expanded the collection. He also arranged the burial of Joan Wytte. Joan Wytte – known as the Fighting Fairy Woman of Bodmin Town - died at Bodmin prison in 1813 after accusations of witchcraft. Her skeleton had been on display in the museum for many years, and King believed it was appropriate for her to be finally laid to rest.

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The oldest item in the collection is thought to date back to around the 15th century and is a Spanish Iron Herd Mastiff Collar. It is a fearsome-looking creation complete with spikes which would have been used to protect the dog against attacks by bears or wolves. Later examples reflect the change in function of dogs as they moved from being working animals used for hunting, to being kept as pets and in some cases symbols of wealth. By the 18th century, most collars were made from a piece of rolled brass with the dog’s name or other identifiable inscription in the event the dog was lost. Each collar has a story to tell which is fascinating for adults and children alike. One 16th century example is so intricate in design it even has the family’s coat of arms engraved on it! The exhibits illustrate the changing relationship between man and dog across five centuries and include a collection of 30 collars that have never before been displayed and were recently discovered after years in storage.

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In 2004 Boscastle suffered catastrophic flooding, and the museum was wrecked by the force of the water. However, King and the museum team managed to salvage thousands of important objects and re-open the museum with larger exhibition spaces. The collection has grown to include over 3000 objects and around 7000 books. The museum celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2021 and there are several events planned to commemorate this. To ensure maximum enjoyment of the museum, if visitors find the museum too busy when they enter, they are permitted to return later in the day without any further charge. Make sure you explore the stunning village of Boscastle after your visit.

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The British Lawnmower Museum Southport

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Keswick is the home of the first pencil, and visitors to the museum are welcomed through a replica graphite mine, like the one that would have supplied the pencil industry over 300 years ago. When paying the admission fee, instead of an entry ticket you are given a pencil – a nice, quirky touch!

This collection was initially put together by Brian Radam, a motor racing champion whose family built the business that became Lawnmowerworld. Radam had developed a keen interest in mowers since becoming involved in the family business in around 1945.

A fairly new museum, Teapot Island was established in 2003 and is situated on the banks of the river Medway. The setting offers some beautiful options for riverside walking. There are over 7500 teapots on display in all shapes and sizes - around 2000 of which are for sale. The venue held two Guinness World Records one of

The small but informative Heritage Centre tells the story of anaesthesia from when it was first publicly demonstrated in 1846 up to more modern-day usage including during wars and in the aftermath of large-scale terrorist incidents.

Note-worthy exhibits include one of the world’s largest colour pencils measuring a staggering 8 metres in length, and World War II pencils containing secret maps. Prior to the 1500s and the discovery of graphite, pencils were generally known as thin sticks of soft lead which were used mainly by artists.

As well as displaying some fine vintage examples, the museum is now a leading authority on antique lawnmowers, sourcing and supplying spare parts and conservation of manuscripts and technical information. People from all over the world consult the museum for valuations. Many of the items on display are from the Edwardian and Victorian ages.

Items on display include machines and other paraphernalia relating to resuscitation and pain relief. There are numerous oral biographies - interviews from anaesthetists who have worked in various fields and provided detailed accounts of their experiences and opinions. All of the volunteers at the centre are retired anaesthetists. There are over 4,500 objects relating to anaesthesia and its uses, the largest being the actual table upon which the first operation using ether was performed. Another highlight is the ECG equipment which was used on King George VI in 1951 when the monarch was suffering from terminal cancer.

The ‘lead’ (even though it was not made of lead) pencil was invented in the mid-16th century when a large deposit of graphite was discovered in nearby Borrowdale. To make what we recognise as a pencil, graphite was cut into sheets and then into square shaped rods and inserted into the wooden ‘holder’ forming the pencil. This method is still used today, the only difference is that the work is done by machines to enable mass production.

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When it was later discovered that graphite could be used in the making of moulds for cannonballs, the mines were taken over by the Crown and used exclusively for this purpose, with mines being flooded to prevent theft. People wanting pencils had to use smuggled graphite as its value went through the roof. The British had the monopoly on pencils until Frenchman Nicholas Jacques Conte created a mix of clay and graphite fired in a kiln. He discovered that different grades of the mixture made a lighter or darker pencil mark, becoming the HB scale that we use today. There is a quiz to complete whilst walking around the museum which keeps all ages engaged with the exhibits. A fun and educational way to spend an hour or two. 34

Edward Beard Budding is credited with inventing the first lawnmower in 1830. It started out as a piece of machinery designed to trim cloth from material used for guardsmen’s uniforms, but Budding thought that he could use it to cut grass. When he was conducting trials on the machine, he worked at night to cover up what he was doing as people thought his idea was crazy and that he was a madman! The museum’s most popular display, ‘Lawnmowers of the rich and famous’ features mowers that have been donated by celebrities. It includes models from Jean Alexander (Southport resident and Coronation Street’s Hilda Ogden) and Brian May of rock band Queen. The museum was name checked in a 2012 episode of BBC panel show Would I Lie To You when Lee Mack told viewers that he had donated his ‘Dibber’, a pointed wooden stick used to make holes in the ground for seeds or bulbs. An engaging audio tour explains the stories behind the exhibits as visitors move from room to room.

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which is for its three-metre tall Wishing Well teapot and cup purchased from Germany, which is now used to raise money for the Kent Air Ambulance. The other was for the highest number of teapots collected by an individual – Sue Blazye, who is the owner and founder of the museum and caf . Sue acquired her first teapot in 1983, donated to her by her Grandmother and since then has accumulated a dazzling array of different designs. The Guinness World Record for the largest collection was lost in 2011 after it was awarded to a man in China whose collections stands at over 30,000. The resident potter designs and makes teapots and other items for sale in his workshop, and there are painting activities for children including buying and painting their own teapot.

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The beauty of having the exhibits in a phone box during a pandemic is that they are all visible from the outside when the doors have to remain closed. The idea is the brainchild of local artists Paul and Chris Czainski who raised the funds for the project and purchased the phone box. Permanent etchings on the glass panels of the box show representations of local history. Recent exhibitions have included ‘Yorkshire Fossils’ and a commemoration of 100 years since the end of World War I. The most recent exhibition by Phil and Deryn Wood showcases over 500 bottle tops from beers and soft drinks from more than 100 different countries.

Cuckoo Land Cheshire Brothers Roman and Max Piekarski both trained as clock makers in Manchester. They set up the museum to showcase their collection of over 600 cuckoo clocks, all from the Black Forest Area of Southern Germany. The pair have tracked down, bought, renovated and repaired hundreds of antique clocks and are known as an authority on the art of cuckoo clock making around the world. THE M SE M

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There is evidence to suggest that the fan in some form dates back as far as 3000BC. We know it now as a simple method of keeping ourselves cool, but over history the fan has had various uses. In ancient Greece the fan was used during religious ceremonies to keep flies and other insects away from the bread and wine. By the 16th Century they became popular fashion items in Portugal and Spain as traders imported them from China. Most notably in Spain they were (and still are) used by Flamenco dancers. In 17th century Japan folding fans became a symbol of wealth and nobility. Queen Elizabeth I was often seen with fans. Later in the 18th century fans were reportedly used to convey code words in the royal court due to social etiquette restricting the language that could be used openly. Folding fans were the most popular design however rigid fans were also used, in particular to guard a lady against getting red cheeks when sitting too close to the fire Although fans are no longer the must-have accessory they once were, they are still produced to mark special occasions such as a Royal wedding.

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Some of the rarer examples on display have unique methods of telling the time. Various clocks will chime during your visit so you will be able to see and hear them in action.

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising London Exhibits here are a combination of permanent and temporary collections. The Robert Opie collection consists of over 12,000 objects reflecting how consumerism and our most popular brands have evolved over the years. The idea began when Opie purchased a packet of Munchies from a vending machine in the 1960s and kept the wrapper. He went on to save many more wrappers and packaging and needed somewhere to store and display them, so the idea of the museum was born.

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As well as the vast array of clocks on display visitors to the museum can also see a range of Black Forest tools and machines and take advantage of the clock repair service. The museum also houses a collection of vintage motorcycles acquired by the brothers.

The fan museum showcases over 5,000 examples from as early as the 11th century right up to the present day with fixed and folding fans from all over the world. Fine craftsmanship can be seen in the many hand-painted and hand-embroidered exhibits. The museum consists of four different main displays. Due to the small space the museum occupies it is impossible to display the large collection all at once, so displays are updated regularly. Helpful audio guides and knowledgeable staff make sure visitors get the most out of the time they spend viewing the displays. Visitors can also take afternoon tea in the orangery and enjoy views across the gardens.

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The stand-out display is the Time Tunnel which takes visitors on a journey through the 19th and 20th centuries and demonstrates the evolution of our favourite brands. A great place for all the family evoking fond memories for older visitors and showing the younger generation what their parents and grandparents would have eaten, watched and played with as children.

The Avoncroft Museum is an outdoor museum of rescued and re-built structures from all over the country as well as objects associated with everyday life and work in the Midlands. Its first project was the rescue of a medieval merchant’s house in Bromsgrove which led to the opening of the museum in 1967. The aim is always to keep buildings in their original location but where this is not possible, they are painstakingly dismantled and reconstructed at the 19-acre museum site. Highlights include a 14th century roof from Worcester Cathedral and a world war II prefab rescued from Birmingham.

Warley Museum West Yorkshire The exhibits inside the Warley Museum are all housed in an old red telephone box, making it a contender for the smallest museum in the world. Warley Town is a small village near Halifax and the exhibits on display tell the story of the area. Items have included photographs and jewellery donated by local people. The museum rotates its exhibits every three months and as you might expect, only accepts one visitor at a time! There is no charge and no booking required, visitors can just turn up and step inside. C CK

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The Gnome Reserve Devon The Reserve holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of gnomes in the world, many of which are antique. The four-acre site is set in beautiful Devon countryside including woodland, stream and meadow areas. There are more than 2,000 gnomes and pixies across the Reserve. Visitors can borrow gnome hats and fishing rods so that they fit in – and get some great photo opportunities! The attraction was the concept of owner Ann Atkin, a former art student. The wildflower trail through the gardens showcases over 250 species of wildflower for visitors to identify and enjoy and you can even buy your own gnome from the gift shop

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a collection of emergency call boxes which were issued by the police or the AA and RAC. Every box in the collection is in full working order with connection supplied from two fully working telephone exchanges. The collection was curated in the 1990s due to the worry that the telephone box was on its way out and concern over losing working examples for future generations to enjoy. The collection was funded by British Telecom and opened in 1994. The telecommunications company had previously received negative publicity surrounding the removal of many of the old style ‘traditional’ red telephone kiosks during that decade. Later, in 1998 BT transferred all remaining stock of older kiosk models to museums all over the country with Avoncroft being at the forefront of managing the collections.

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The location for this museum may at first seem strange – it is in the roof space of the old St Thomas’ Hospital Church in Southwark and access is via a 52-step spiral staircase. This part of the church dates back to 1703 having been rebuilt on the site in Southwark, an area which had housed a church and hospital in some form since the 12th century. The roof space was first used as a herb garret – a room used to store and dry out medicinal

herbs. In 1822 the garret was converted into an operating theatre so that women could be operated on away from the Dorcas ward located next door. Prior to the creation of the operating theatre women were operated on directly in the ward which must have been distressing both for them and for the other patients. In 1862 the operating theatre was dismantled, and its entrances blocked up when the hospital moved to its new site in Lambeth. The building no longer operated as a church after 1899 when its foundations were damaged during the building of the Jubilee line for the London Underground. The operating theatre was long forgotten until 1956 when Raymond Russell was researching the history of the hospital. He gained access to the attic space and discovered the remains of the operating theatre, partially destroyed by an earlier rewiring project but still the oldest surviving operating theatre in Europe, used long before the widespread use of general anaesthetic. Today visitors can see apothecary and pharmaceutical exhibits in the old herb garret area including a human skeleton and several human pathology exhibits. The old operating theatre itself houses 19th century operating theatre furniture as well as some reproductions of ancient medical items and some interesting architectural finds discovered during the renovation of the space.

The collection housed in the museum today includes notes and coins from all over the world and examples of savings boxes that people would have used at home. There is also a small archive of documents and books that chart the history of savings banks.

The museum has models ranging from the oldest style kiosk number 1 - introduced in 1921 to one of the last models to be produced by British Telecom in the 1990s, the KX100 Plus Internet Kiosk.

Ruthwell Savings Banks Museum Scotland The first savings bank in the world was founded by Reverend Henry Duncan in 1810 in the Parish of Ruthwell. It was called Ruthwell Parish Bank and the building that housed it is now home to the Savings Banks Museum. Henry Duncan did much work to promote the concept of savings nationwide and the Ruthwell Parish Bank was the first such institution to be run as a commercial venture and to offer interest on its members’ saved funds. Similar institutions were set up all over the country particularly in poorer areas in the hope of encouraging working people to put a little something aside for more difficult times. In the 1970’s there were so many savings banks in Scotland, all growing at different rates, that it was decided to merge them all together to create a larger more competitive institution. This became what we know today as TSB. 38

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Explore Coventry U K C I T Y O F C U LT U R E 2 0 2 1

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UK City of Culture is a competition run every four years by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The previous winners were Derry/Londonderry in 2013 and Hull in 2017. The winning cities experienced significant boosts in tourism, with people travelling to experience the special events organised throughout the year to mark the occasion. Cities also benefited from an increase in investors opening new businesses and more opportunities to support the local community.

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Coventry saw off competition from Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea to win this prestigious award which was announced on Thursday 7 December 2017 on the BBC’s The One Show. Since then, organisers have been busy planning an exciting year-long programme of events to run from May 2021 - May 2022. Coventry’s historic relationship with the colour blue will be celebrated across the course of the year with hundreds of properties and objects all being painted the same shade called Moving Blue. The city’s links with the colour ow from the dye used in the city’s medieval weaving trade to the colour of Coventry City’s football shirts. The full programme will be announced in January 2021 and you can keep up to date with the latest news at www.coventry2021.co.uk. Visit Heritage takes a closer look at some of the people, places and events that put Coventry on the map…

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Legend has it that Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry - in protest at the taxes being charged by her husband on the people of Coventry - her modesty covered only by her long hair. After repeated discussions with her husband he would only agree to lower taxes if she agreed to ride naked through the streets. Presumably he thought she would never agree to such a request, but he was wrong! Before she did so an instruction was given to residents to stay inside and shut their windows. The ride reportedly led to the coining of the phrase ‘peeping Tom’ in reference to a man named Thomas who watched her as she passed.

On 14th November 1940, Coventry suffered one of the worst bombardments of World War II. It became one of the Luftwaffe’s top targets due to its thriving transport industry and large munitions factories, which made a high number of aircraft. In just one night it is estimated that around two-thirds of the city’s buildings were destroyed, including over 4,000 homes. There were around 568 people killed and hundreds more seriously injured. Further loss was prevented due to people opting to sleep outside of the city after earlier bombings. COVENTRY BOMB DAMAGE

Coventry Blue At the beginnings of its success in the textiles trade in the 13th century, Coventry was famed for its cloth known as ‘Coventry Blue’. The cloth was much in demand all over the world because it held its colour and didn’t fade. The dye was made from a cabbage-like vegetable called Woad, the leaves of which produced the blue colour. The saying ‘true blue’ arose from this era, meaning loyal and steadfast - like the dye of Coventry Blue! visitheritage.co.uk

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Coventry Cathedral

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The ‘new’ cathedral was created by architect Sir Basil Spence in 1962. It was built alongside the ruins of the original St Michaels which was all but destroyed in the Second World War. The image of the new building alongside the old ruin has made the cathedral a place of inspiration around the world as a symbol of peace and reconciliation. It also offers a modern approach to worship with the adjoining Chapel of Unity not consecrated as Anglican/Church of England but instead welcoming Christians of all denominations to worship.

Built in the 12th century and mostly dismantled in the 17th century after the English Civil War, the ruins of what was once a royal palace are now looked after by English Heritage and can be found around 15 minutes’ drive from Coventry. In 1563 Queen Elizabeth I gifted the castle to her ‘favourite’ Robert Dudley and he set about transforming into the lavish palace it became at the height of the Elizabethan era. In 1821 the castle was immortalised in the Walter Scott novel Kenilworth, which centres around the death of Robert Dudley’s wife Amy

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The Three Spires Coventry has been easily identifiable from afar since medieval times, due to its skyline including three church spires; those of Holy Trinity Church, Christ Church (formerly Greyfriars) and St Michaels. The Holy Trinity survived the blitz in its entirety and is still in use as a church. Although St Michael’s is largely now a ruin, its spire did survive. Greyfriars was destroyed during the English reformation and later rebuilt as Christ Church. It was badly damaged in the war and mostly pulled down. However the tower and spire were saved an operate today as a café.

Transport The Coventry Machinists Company was originally founded in 1863 to make sewing machines, however they diversified to become the first company in the UK to mass produce bicycles. Foreman James Starley left to go into business with William Hillman and together they made much progress in modernising the bicycle. By the late 19th century 70% of the world’s bicycles were made in the city. At the same time the motor industry started to develop with companies such as Triumph and Rover. In 1896 Henry Lawson founded Daimler Motor Company in Coventry which would go on to produce the country’s first motor car. 1886 STARLEY ’ROVER’ SAFETY CYCLE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM

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The city once had its own Castle – Coventry Castle – built in the 11th century and then rebuilt in the 12th, it fell into disrepair and there is no further mention of it after the mid 16th century.

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Swanswell Gate & Cook Street Gate Coventry became a walled city from the 14th century onwards although construction would take over 200 years to be fully completed due to continued expansion. It was considered necessary due to Coventry’s increasing importance as a commercial city. When the walls were completed there were twelve gates. Today two remain; Swanswell Gate and Cook Street Gate. The rest were demolished on the orders of King Charles II as punishment for Coventry’s support of the Parliamentarians during the Civil War.

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Coventry Transport Museum Celebrate Coventry’s place as England’s Detroit with the motor enthusiast’s perfect day out. The museum houses the largest collection of publicly owned vehicles in the world including the two fastest cars on the planet – Thrust SSC and Thrust 2. Iconic models on display include the 1975 e-type jaguar and the 1935 Daimler Limousine. The large collection of bicycles ranges from old Penny Farthings and Victorian era examples to modern day models.

Historic Spon Street Spon Street has existed since medieval times. It was once home to the city’s weavers and dyers and had its own city gate; Spon Gate. In the 1960s the street was cut in two by the new ring road. The part inside the ring road stands as a living museum of how the city might have looked before the devastating bomb raids of World War II. The street contains 31 listed buildings. Highlights include the 16th century Windmill pub and the 15th century timber-framed Wealden Hall.

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Sir Robert Brudenell 1461-1531 Sir Robert Brudenell was a successful barrister who became Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. He looked after the affairs of King Henry VII’s mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort and was summoned to Henry VIII’s first Parliament in 1510, knighted in 1517, made a Privy Councillor and in 1521 was made Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. After marrying Margaret Entwistle in 1485, who owned land in Leicestershire which is still owned by the Brudenell family today, he took over the lease of Deene in 1514. Deene had belonged to the Abbey of Westminster since before the Conquest. A rent of 18.00 per year was payable, which had been in force since the reign of King John, and which continued to be paid until 1970

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Thomas, 1st Earl of Cardigan 1578-1663 Thomas succeeded his three uncles and married Mary Tresham, the daughter of Sir Thomas Tresham. Although Thomas was a rich man with an income from his estates of 5,500 in 1635, he was extravagant and lived well beyond his means, spending enormous sums on building as well as buying a baronetcy for 1,000 in 1611 and a barony for 6,000 in 1628. He paid endless fines for being a Roman Catholic and had to liberate his kidnapped son for 3,000 whilst on his Grand Tour.

PORTR AIT COLLEC TION When Charlotte Brudenell took over the running of the house in 2013, she realised quickly that the 500th anniversary of Brudenell’s living at Deene was about to happen. Deene Park has been passed through fourteen generations of Brudenell’s for over 500 years – a feat few places can emulate without name changes. She wrote and had made, pop up charts of the sixteen Brudenell owners of Deene Park since 1514 which are still displayed during the House Opening and scattered around the House in front of the relevant portraits of the Brudenell owners during the architectural and historical visitor tour route. Deene Park is fortunate to have portraits of each of these owners, and we can also add many portraits of Adeline, Countess of Cardigan who enjoyed over forty years of merry widowhood as life tenant at the end of the 19th Century.

Perhaps ironically, there is a tradition that the heir is not allowed to have his portrait painted until he inherits Deene. This stems from the childhood paintings of the young Lord Francis Brudenell who died before his father Robert Brudenell, 2nd Earl of Cardigan. Thereafter it was considered unlucky. As his father died at the ripe old age of 97, this was not surprising but it means that the portraits thereafter tend to be of older men in their prime, some weighed down by the airs of responsibility and others by chains of office. They are an eclectic mix and include works by artists such as Gaspars, Robert Peake, Wright, Jervas, Hudson, Beechey, Richard Buckner, Francis Grant, James Sant, and Alfred de Prades to lately Derek Hill and Richard Foster. In its way these portraits have evolved through time and were never intended to be a deliberate collection. That Deene Park still stands after so many years is testament to their good stewardship.

Sir Edmund Brudenell 1521-1585 Sir Edmund Brudenell came to live at Deene when his grandfather, Sir Robert, died in 1531. He too had enlarged his estates by marrying an heiress, Agnes Bussy, from Lincolnshire. He was twice High Sheriff of orthamptonshire and once of Rutland.

He fled from Deene when it was sacked by the Parliamentarians and he spent two years in Wales until he was handed over to Roundheads at Gloucester. He spent four years in the Tower of London, two of which were in solitary confinement. His son offered King Charles I 1,000 in return for an Earldom, a promise which was honoured by Charles II at the Restoration when Thomas was made Earl of Cardigan.

Sir Edmund was responsible for enlarging the Great Hall and providing the enormous fireplace decorated with his own and his wife’s coats of arms. He also supplied the Italianate porch and re-modelled part of the East side. His diary remains in the library, in which he records the visit of Queen Eli abeth I on 12th August 1566. In 1569 he was given the crest of a seahorse, many of which can be seen throughout the House. visitheritage.co.uk

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George, 3rd Earl of Cardigan 1685-1732

George, 4th Earl of Cardigan 1712-1790

When George succeeded his grandfather, the Second Earl in 1703 he was living in Rome but came home in 1706 – his Jacobite father, Francis Lord Brudenell, had been imprisoned for four years for high treason and died in 1698. He converted to the Church of England, took his seat in the House of Lords and married Lady Elizabeth Bruce, daughter of the Earl of Ailesbury.

The eldest of the four sons of the 3rd Earl, he was only nineteen when he inherited in 1732, although he was already married to Lady Mary Montagu, daughter of the Duke of Montagu, his neighbour at Boughton. She inherited her father’s estates and they lived in both houses as well as in London.

They left the house much as it was but modernised and redecorated the interior. He built the lantern over the ak Staircase, repaired the Great Hall and converted the summer house into a billiard room (now the Chapel). He died, aged 46, of a nosebleed.

After some years he achieved his ambition and was created Duke of Montagu in 1766. Their only son, the Marquess of Monthermer, died unmarried in 1770 and their daughter Elizabeth married the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry in 1767. He became Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle, a post which he retained all his life, and was made a Knight of the Garter in 1752.

James, 7th Earl of Cardigan 1797-1868

Edmund Brudenell 1928-2014

James had seven beautiful sisters and as the only son was inevitably over-indulged. His rapid advancement in the army, partly due to wealth and influence, made him many enemies and he was the controversial but certainly brave and handsome hero of Balaklava.

After his father died in 1962 Edmund Brudenell and his wife Marian, with her exquisite taste, restored, redecorated, and largely refurnished Deene to return the house back to its great beauty and splendour. Their son Robert inherited Deene in 2014 and with his wife and son and with the help of visitors it is hoped that the house can be preserved and continue as a home lived in by the family who have cherished it since 1514.

His first marriage, to a woman divorced on his account, was unhappy, but when he was 60 he fell in love with the ravishing Adeline Horsey de Horsey who was 27 years younger. When his wife died in 1858 they sailed to Gibraltar and were married there, well away from London society who were scandalised by their behaviour. When he died in 1868 Lord Cardigan lay in state for two days at Deene and nearly 2,000 people filed past the red velvet-covered coffin.

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More towards the slightly eccentric end is another piano made for another exhibition - the 1939 Exhibition in the US - played, as proudly claimed on the piano, by Princesses Elizabeth (now the Queen) and Princess Margaret Rose. They must have had some fun as it uniquely has a radio inside the so you can play along with the music on-air and if there was nothing exciting enough there, then there’s a back-up gramophone in the seat.

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Also in the eccentric department, there’s a Chappell Mini Yacht piano, with a fold-up keyboard to get it onboard) a Troop ‘Wallclimber’ upright grand! and on the wildest shore of all, William Percival’s Perpendicular Piano. Instead of one horizontal keyboard, this strange beast has two perpendicular ones on opposite sides of the instrument, the left playing the bass and the right the treble. Imagine a concertina without the bellows, and you’re getting warm. This instrument is very rare for a very simple reason; it was a very bad idea, which quite rightly didn’t catch on. Still, it has all the splendour of the totally impractical.

The Music Room at Holdenby James Lowther

In the 1970s, the Billiard Room at Holdenby was rather a sad affair. Though it still boasted its wonderful Victorian hand-blocked wallpaper, intermittently hung with some rather dour Victorian ancestors, the Billiard Table was long gone and the oor was occupied mainly by piles of old newspapers, many of them, it seemed to me, still unread. I was just thinking it was rather like a beautiful faded lady, who deserved better, when I happened to read a tiny article in the HHA magazine that the British Piano Museum, now known as The Musical Museum, was looking for a home for some of its collection. I immediately contacted them, and went to visit the museum’s founder, Frank Holland, at the museum off the North Circular in St George’s Church, Brentford. I was greeted by one of the most extraordinary sights I had ever seen. It could best be described as the musical equivalent of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Filling every available nook and cranny of the church was a bewildering array of extraordinary automatic musical instruments - dozens of Player pianos, orchestrions, automatic organs, machines that played the violin and all dominated by a huge lit-up mighty Wurlitzer cinema organ, which you could actually sit inside (and I did)! Frank Holland, the Willy Wonka behind all this, explained that being an engineer by vocation, his passion was self48

play musical instruments but that, as he had built up his wonderful collection, he had been donated many ‘normal’ (non-player) pianos that he no longer had the room to house and would I be interested. In a micro-second I said yes, and a few weeks later twelve pianos arrived at Holdenby and they have been happy here ever since. To describe them as ‘normal’ pianos is to underplay them. The collection I received ran from the sublime to the … if not ridiculous…then eccentric. At the sublime end, there is a rare Broadwood fortepiano made in 1790, very similar to Beethoven’s favourite Broadwood now on display in the Musical Museum in Budapest. As he got deafer, Beethoven had to hit the keys so hard the strings broke, and he was reputed to have sawed the legs off his pianos so he could feel the vibrations through the floor. (Our instrument luckily escaped such treatment). Another 19th century Broadwood upright is a rare ‘transposing’ piano of the type much used by Irving Berlin. If, like him (and me) you can only really play competently in one key (in my case, C major, which has no sharps or ats), you can change it to, say, A by simply moving the keyboard and playing the same notes. There is a beautifully simple square piano by Clementi, and at the other end of the spectrum the gorgeous gilded high Victorian splendour of the Lambert upright made for the Great Exhibition with tortoiseshell and ivory keys.

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Rather to me, they illustrate the fantastic range of objects, animals, minerals and plants called into service by humans from all over the world to make music. There are huge bamboos cut to make Papua New Guinean flutes; a table leg and a coconut covered with sheepskin to make an Egyptian rababa. The Aztecs made a trumpet out of a conch shell. The Moroccans made my bagpipe totally out of a small goat, and the Mexicans made my charango out of an armadillo. My wide variety of African lyres are made from carved wood and the guts of much local fauna for strings.

I said that there were two collections in the Music Room, and the second one is mine. Everywhere I have been in the world I have collected a hat and a musical instrument, which has rightly driven my wife mad (she has accused me of marrying her for the sole purpose of lugging these treasures home), but has coincidentally meant we now have some sixty instruments from forty or so different countries. It has led us down many a back alley in Luang Prabang, Old Delhi and Yangon where if not in pursuit of an instrument we would never have gone. Space does not permit an explanation of all of them and I would not claim that they all fall into the sublime category. Finer woodcarving and marquetry are used in my Indian sitar, Greek bouzouki, Turkish Oude (the origin of the lute), Russian balalaika, and possibly my favourite, the elegant, almost sensuous Chinese Pipa I picked up in Shanghai. The closest orchestral equivalent of the Percival Perpendicular Piano, I picked up in Rangoon. It is a Burmese trumpet violin. Why you may ask would anyone want to make a violin, in which the sound comes out of a large horn? And you’d be right. The sound it makes, in as far as it can be described as making any audible sound at all, is pretty execrable. But strangely magnificent. So bad it’s good. And that’s the great thing about music that all these instruments illustrate. Beautiful, sublime, primitive, wild, haunting, exotic or eccentric - whether made for the salon or the street - music is the one thing all humans, in every country hunger for.

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Ringed by the Midland cities of Birmingham, Derby and Leicester, the 200 square miles of the National Forest were once renowned for industry and mining but are now softened by the cultivation of the first substantial woodland development in England for a thousand years. My route takes me from the rich and varied countryside of Charnwood Forest to the River Trent, the historical boundary of the North and South.

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MONUMENTS, MONARCHS AND MONKS Derek Tarr goes in search of Royal usurpers through the National Forest in the heart of England. Photography: Nicola Burford

Cloudy skies greeted me as I ascended the hill to Old John, the folly in Bradgate Park that is reminiscent in shape of a pewter ale tankard, and onward to the Leicestershire Yeomanry War Memorial. The city of Leicester lay before me like an industrial ‘Persian carpet’. The deer that roam freely in the park kept me company as I headed toward the ruined Bradgate House, believed to be the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, a great-granddaughter of King Henry VII. She was the Queen of England who reigned for only nine days in 1553. Due to her Protestant beliefs and some cajoling from the Duke of Northumberland she was nominated by King Edward VI as his successor. Edward was opposed to the claims of his sisters Mary, who was staunchly Roman Catholic, and Elizabeth, who he deemed to be illegitimate. Following his death, the teenaged Jane became queen but rapidly lost support and was deposed in favour of Mary. Seen as a threat to the new queen, Jane was executed the following year. A real life Game of Thrones! I left the park and passed through the pretty village of Newtown Linford and the surrounding woodlands before following a road curiously called Polly Bott’s Lane, named after a former resident, before arriving at the National Trust property of Stoneywell. Designed and built by Ernest Gimson, this Arts and Crafts cottage, was originally intended to be a summer house away from the bustle of Leicester but by the 1950s it had become the family home.

The building appears to be part of the surrounding rocky outcrops and with its unusual slate roof and 11 rooms over seven floors there is a feeling of fantasy about the place. The interior is simply decorated and many of the objects, in true Arts and Crafts tradition, were made by Ernest himself. The visit is by timed pre-booked tour only. From Stoneywell I headed towards Copt Oak along a wooded lane passing a strange gate adorned with metal skulls. Was this a portent of stories to come? I crossed the M1 motorway and encountered my first logistical challenge. My target was Bardon Hill, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the highest point in the ational Forest at 912 feet. However, the Aggregate Industries company, who have the contract to quarry the massive terraced hole on the west side of the hill, have recently been given permission to excavate the andesite from the east side. As a result, the majority of paths across this land have been removed by the company’s diggers. With some rational thinking and a bit of distance added to the walk I was able to reach the summit where the aforementioned massive hole plunged deep into the ground below my feet. This quarry is now almost exhausted, and the plan is to part fill it with the overburden from the east side. The view was well worth the effort. On a clear day the Malvern Hills are visible some 60 miles away to the west. A short walk from Bardon Hill brought me to the Abbot’s Oak Manor Hotel and my resting place for the night. This grade II listed building with its imposing tower has been many things over the years from a chapel to a private residence. Across the road is ‘The Bull’, at 787 feet the highest public house in Leicestershire.

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be found almshouses built to provide accommodation for 25 women. On the wall is a green plaque to Ann Ayre Hely who lived here in her later years. She followed Florence Nightingale to nurse soldiers in the Crimean War and was awarded the Order of the Royal Red Cross in 1897.

ABBOT’S OAK TO A S H BY- d e - l a -ZO U C H 14 . 2 M I L E S A P P R OX . After a leisurely breakfast and a steady stroll, I arrived at The Mount St Bernard Abbey which was, in 1835, the first permanent monastery to be established in England since the Reformation. Following the July Revolution of 1830 in France, the Irish and English monks who resided at The Abbey of Melleray near Nantes were expelled back to the British Isles. One monk met Ambrose de Lisle from Leicestershire, a wealthy Catholic convert, who was keen to develop a monastery. With financial support from the Earl of Shrewsbury the architect Augustus Welby Pugin was employed to design the buildings. It gained abbey status in 1848 and the church was completed in 1939. The monks lead a simple life based on work and prayer and have created an atmosphere of peace and calm. Over the years people have used the abbey for personal retreats including, on many occasions, the actor Sir Alec Guinness. Recently the monks have started brewing a rich, fruity Trappist beer called Tynt Meadow. As their saying goes ‘beer should be liquid bread, not coloured water’! From Mount St Bernard’s I passed through Cademan Wood with its host of granite tors. Care is needed on this stretch while navigating indiscernible paths through confusing thickets. My destination was a much older ecclesiastical site, the ruins of the Grace Dieu Priory. The picturesque Grace Dieu Priory was founded in the 13th century by Roesia de Verdon as an Augustinian nunnery. It operated until 1538 when it was closed during King Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries and was then converted into a manor house. This lasted until the 1690s when much of it was demolished. The dramatist Francis Beaumont was born here in 1584. Philaster, the play he wrote with John Fletcher, is set in the Mediterranean and concerns the usurping of a fictional country. Usurping was becoming a recurring topic! There was no time to hang around as there was still plenty to do and a number of miles to cover. Westwards from Grace Dieu were many paths and I plotted a course to the Hough Windmill through a wooded copse called The Gorse Field. This area was heavily mined for coal but is now, like so much of the walk, returning to its natural state. I passed a sculpture depicting a miner and his horse at work before reaching the tower windmill. This Grade II listed building was built in the 18th century and ceased working in the 1890s. Through fields and forest and, with some trepidation crossing the busy A511, I arrived at Ravenstone. Here can 52

The route between Ravenstone and Packington is steady, pleasant walking, but as recently as 2010 there was open-cast coal mining in the vicinity. The area was acquired by the Woodland Trust, and there is now little evidence of the former heavy industry. I passed a solar panel farm and some inquisitive alpacas before arriving at Packington. Here I found the ‘Bull and Lion’ public house, which is believed to be the only so-named in the country. There is also a village lock-up, a conical stone gaol. Before formal policing was introduced this was a place of incarceration for unruly miscreants. Probably the most significant resident of the village was the Packington Blind Horse’ who was at stud between 1755 and 1770 and is recognized as being the foundation stallion of the Shire horse breed. I entered Market Street in the busy town of Ashby-de-laZouch with its many timber-framed houses and passed the impressive Loudoun Monument. It is a memorial to Edith Lady Maud Hastings, Countess of Loudoun. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1877 it is based on the elaborate Eleanor Crosses. Following the death of King Edward I’s wife Eleanor of Castille in Harby, Nottinghamshire in 1290, the king erected a cross at every resting place on her last journey to London. As the afternoon drew on, I came to the castle in the centre of the town. This impressive ruin was built on the site of a manor house by William, Lord Hastings, one of the most powerful men of the late 15th century. He was licenced by his friend and political ally King Edward IV to fortify his properties in the Midlands in 1474 as a reward for his loyalty. Hastings had supported Edward during his seizure of the throne from King Henry VI in 1461. Subsequently, when Edward was ousted in 1470 they fled together to the Low Countries and then returned to reclaim Edward’s throne the following year. His demise came when the Duke of Gloucester ordered his execution due to his perceived support for the young King Edward V, one of ‘The Princes in the Tower’. Gloucester’s shaky claim to the throne succeeded and he became the infamous King Richard III. The castle features as the site of a tournament in Walter Scott’s 1819 medieval novel, Ivanhoe. The story so caught the public imagination that Ashby-de-la-Zouch became a popular tourist destination.

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Day 3 A S H BY- d e - l a - Z O U C H TO S WA R K E S TO N E B R I D G E 13 . 4 M I L E S A P P R O X . The Cross Britain Way, National Forest Way and Ivanhoe Way all follow the same path northwards out of Ashby. After a few miles a detour brought me to the delights of the Staunton Harold Estate. As well as being a private residence, the Hall is used for conferences, weddings and functions. The Georgian stable block has been converted into the ‘Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts’, a collection of workshops and studios alongside a charming café. Adjacent to Staunton is the 600 acre National Trust Calke Abbey Estate. En route, I paid a visit to the ‘Tollgate Brewery’ housed in National Trust owned farm buildings since 2012, before arriving at the abbey. This neo-classical columned mansion has, in my opinion, a hint of the style of Buckingham Palace. However, it is often referred to as ‘The Un-stately home’ due to the dilapidated condition of many of the rooms. This is in fact intentional. The National Trust spent a lot of money and effort to maintain the atmosphere of dereliction it inherited in 1985. It is a policy of ‘repair but not restore’. Inside, the Library, Dining Room and Drawing Room were designed by William Wilkins. There are a number of curiosities such as the natural history collection and a damaged china Pug dog whose missing leg is supported by a ‘bluebell’ matchbox! There is mystery as to how Calke Abbey came to acquire the magnificent State Bed, but its discovery inside wooden boxes in 1983 in near perfect condition has led to it being the ‘must-see’ treasure. In contrast to much of the rest of the house it is immaculate. In 1622 the estate came into the ownership of the Harpur family, major landowners in the area. Through marriage they were later joined with the influential Crewe family. ver the years they were involved in industry, agriculture, mining, the law and the military amongst other things. Sir Harry, the 6th Baronet Harpur, is perhaps the most intriguing member. A fine horseman, he won the Lichfield and Doncaster Gold Cups on his horse ‘Squirt’ in the 18th century. Henry, the 7th Baronet, added Abbey’ to the Calke name to reflect the fact that the house had been built on the site of a priory. Amongst the many attractions to explore in the grounds are a lovely Orangery, the Walled Garden with its unusual auricular theatre for floral displays, the extensive Kitchen Gardens, the church of St Giles, a fascinating subterranean icehouse and, so typical of an English stately home, a grotto. The naturalised gardens were landscaped by William Emes. In the stables an impressive collection of 12 carriages can be found.

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Calke has an extensive network of footpaths to follow and they made for a pleasant walk towards the fascinating village of Ticknall. Although today its primary use is residential, like so many of the communities I have visited, it has a heavily industrialised past. It was once renowned for the production of cheap, hard-wearing pottery. Its demise by 1900 was due to the failure to compete with the development of the pottery industry in the Stoke-onTrent region. By the entrance to the Calke estate, there is evidence of quarrying and burning of limestone for building and agriculture, an industry dating back to the 15th century. In 1802 the Ticknall Tramway became operational connecting the Limeyards with Ashby Canal so opening trade to greater markets. The Limeyards area, which nature is slowly obscuring, reveals many industrial relics and a journey of discovery is strongly recommended. Also by the entrance to the estate one of the oldest railway bridges in the world spans the main road. An unusual feature of the village is the ‘sprinkling’ of many green cast iron water pumps introduced in the early 20th century to provide fresh water. The ruins of the original village church can be seen in the grounds of the imposing parish church of Saint George. The market town of Melbourne was my next destination, which I reached after skirting the Staunton Harold Reservoir. I followed the streets laden with old buildings and passed a plaque commemorating Thomas Cook, the ‘father of travel agents’ who was born in the town in 1808. A little further on I arrived at the Hall nestled in beautiful gardens beside a mill pool on the outskirts of the town. The sumptuous house belongs to Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr but was once the seat of their ancestor William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne who was a Whig politician and Prime Minister during the first years of Queen Victoria’s reign. He trained her in the ways of politics and they became very close. The city of Melbourne in Australia is named in his honour. He had earlier endured scandal when his wife, Lady Caroline, became embroiled in a romantic affair with Lord Byron. It was she who characterised the poet as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. It was late afternoon as I left Melbourne and headed towards my final destination, Swarkestone Bridge. During the 2 mile walk I stopped to investigate an intriguing Holy Well. Originally built by Robert Hardinge in the 17th century it was destroyed by vandals in 1948 but restored in 1985 by the Melbourne Civic Society. Swarkestone Bridge is the medieval crossing of the River Trent and the surrounding marshland for the road that links Derby to Coventry. The Scheduled Ancient Monument was built of sandstone in the 13th century although the current structure has been repaired and rebuilt in places over the years. The causeway, almost a mile in distance, is the longest stone and longest inland bridge in England. It was here in 1745 that Bonny Prince Charlie’s march on London to claim the British throne faltered and his Jacobite army turned back north to Scotland. Their defeat at the battle of Culloden left his attempt to usurp the throne in tatters.

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THE ORANGERY AT CALKE ABBEY

MILL POOL AT MELBOURNE HALL

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from his successful father in law, became an important and respected watchmaker in Liverpool. Nicholas’s father, another Robert, also prospered and became a partner in the renowned firm of jewellers and silversmiths, Hunt & Roskell based in London’s Bond Street, and holders of a Royal Warrant granted by Queen Victoria.

Haven’t we all felt a small twinge of envy when watching programmes like the Antiques Roadshow, and hearing interviewees talking proudly about their new found treasure. It usually goes along the lines of ‘Oh we came across it in the attic, it’s been there for years and no one knew anything about it’. The reaction, certainly in this household, is invariably, ‘Why don’t we ever find anything exciting like that when we’re rummaging about?’ And then we did! From the back of a cupboard, where they had been tucked away for years, have emerged two rather tatty plastic covered photograph albums and a bundle of papers. At first glance, they are very easy to overlook which is probably why they’ve lain there untouched for a good thirty 56

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years. But when we opened them up, we found what we feel is a treasure trove of drawings and letters, and are now setting about the task of finding out more about our unexpected hoard. The albums contain a collection of exquisite drawings and sketches, together with letters home to his family, from my husband’s great grandfather, Nicholas Roskell. Written between 1864-1866, they are a record of parts of a round the world trip that as well as South America and Canada, took him to Australia, where he spent just over a year, travelling predominantly in Queensland and New South Wales. What is so intriguing, particularly to students of Australian history and culture is the detailed written record of city and bush life at the time, and the minute detail Nicholas Roskell put into his drawings,

bolting horses, bush fires, and menacing tribespeople to contend with. Alongside the letters, the real glory of the collection are Nicholas’s incredibly detailed pen and ink drawings, recording everything he saw, from sheep stations, bush fires and kangaroo hunting, to indigenous people at work and hunting, as well as overland droving teams and wagon trains of wool, drawn by bullocks bound for market in Brisbane. The minute detail of his drawings are of inestimable value, particularly for the portraits, and not only give us a rare insight into the early life of the bush settlers, but also the lives of the indigenous people, their body markings, clothes, tools, utensils, and the hunting methods employed at the time. February 1865 found Nicholas back in Brisbane and after five months of travelling and adventures, perhaps unsurprisingly starting a letter to his mother with the words ou cannot imagine how weary am of wandering in the bush. ha e been longing to get back for months And we are left to wonder, perhaps, if he was lucky to survive the hardships and bouts of illness he suffered, having complained several times of an attack of ‘the ague’, which seems to have been a recurring problem. This, apparently, was happily resolved in April 1865 after travelling from Queensland to New South Wales for a long stay with a family called Robertson at their cattle station in Bunalbo, on the Clarence River. There is a particularly charming sketch of the Robertson’s house dated May 1865 that gives us a good idea of the bush architecture of the time, along with the garden

Thanks to his father’s wealth, Nicholas was able to pursue the life of an artist and gentleman traveller, and had the means to fulfil his dream of a round the world trip. This began in 1864 on board a ship called ‘The Fusilier’ that left England in April that year, and arrived in Brisbane 116 days later in mid-August. Nicholas took full advantage of the voyage to make detailed pen portraits of his fellow passengers as well as describing life onboard, the details of which were relayed in his first letter home to his mother on 18th August 1864. Among snippets such as having to look after one of the cabin passengers, who had passed out ‘gloriously drunk’ under a writing table after celebrating their safe arrival in Brisbane, to the birth of seven puppies to his bitch, Mab, his mother must have been somewhat comforted to hear that ‘...no adults died on the passage and the ealth fficer says that he has ne er inspected an emigrant ship so clean and so generally healthy as The usilier . She might have found subsequent letters more alarming, as they brim with sagas of trips up country, including four days lost in the bush with among other hardships, no food, WORKING INDIGENOUS BUSHMAN

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and paddocks that have clearly been hacked out of the surrounding bush with the all important river in the foreground. Sadly, there are no sketches of interiors, and we are left to imagine what the inside of the Robertson’s house must have looked like, but after the hardships of bush travel and the difficult hundred miles or so he had covered from Brisbane to Bunalbo, encountering wild dogs and wolves along the way, icholas was clearly charmed by it. In his letter home on 3rd April 1865, he tells his parents: t is really wonderful what a nice place they ha e made of Bunalbo. t was uite refreshing for me to find myself in anything like a decently furnished drawing room, and felt uite awkward at dinner with so many glasses etc., on the table. Such a change from my pre ious life in the bush, when a pocket knife, tin pannican and your knees were all a fellow s furniture at meal time. His departure for Sydney was delayed by having to escort the Robertson daughters some thirty miles from Bunalbo for a fortnight’s stay at another settlers’ property on the Richmond River, delaying his arrival in Sydney until early June. Sydney, however, was clearly worth the wait, and his letters are full of praise for its buildings, the harbour and botanical gardens and he notes that the Sydneyites are ery ealous of elbourne Anyone who has visited either city, will know that the same rivalry exists to this day For all Nicholas’s praise of Sydney, it appears from his letters that, of the two, Melbourne was his favourite. He says Australia may well be proud of Melbourne. t is really a splendid city. t is laid out with great regularity, nearly all the streets as wide as ortland lace

There are no further drawings relating to Nicholas’s Australian adventure after his departure from Melbourne. His final letter from Australia was sent home in early June 1865 informing his parents that he intended to return home via Panama, where he eventually arrived at the end of August 1865. Hidden among the papers tucked inside one of the photograph albums, are a few sketches made during the fortnight he spent there including a few architectural drawings, and, again, several minutely detailed portraits of local people, together with sketches of some of their religious festivals and recreations, one of which includes a vicious looking cockfight. Writing home from New York at the end of September, while on the next leg of his journey, and describing his time in Panama, he states his particular interest as follows the country and pictures ue costumes were most interesting to me and enabled me to make some sketches which hope will interest you all also... From New York, he decided think it would be missing an opportunity if did not make an e cursion to iagara etc., so start for the interior tomorrow. There is one sketch from the iagara expedition, of what he describes as the mighty falls etc. , and another two from a further journey he made, depicting the Montmorency Falls some twelve miles from Quebec. And with those three sketches, the adventure ends, and Nicholas leaves for home, giving away nothing more in his last letter to his Parents than a tantalising P.S. stating reser e all descriptions of iagara etc. for fireside yarns during long e enings of the coming Winter. h to have been a fly on that particular wall

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Left to right: 1. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Civil Division, fficer’s ( .B.E.) breast Badge 2. Royal Red Cross Decoration, G.V.R., 2nd Class 3. 1914-15 Star (L. P. Leatham. V.A.D.)

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Both were endearingly modest people, who did not want the museum to be focussed on their family. This also suited the objectives of Leeds Art Galleries at the time, who needed additional space away from Temple Newsam to display decorative arts. Accordingly, the museum initially focussed on this area. The family story, although always present, took a back seat. Consequently, personal items, such as medals, where they did not fit the wider decorative and fine art narratives pursued, were not offered to Leeds City Council as part of the Gascoigne Gift, and were dispersed amongst the wider family or sold. Although the house is irrevocably imbued with the spirit of the family, this initial curatorial approach and disposal of many Gascoigne objects inevitably meant the storytelling opportunities in relation the Lotherton’s social history were reduced. A change of direction was introduced in the early 1990s, since which the social history of Lotherton has increasingly come to the fore, taking its place alongside the fine non-indigenous collections. This is a key part of the narrative on offer for visitors today and a huge part of Lotherton’s allure and current success. A key plank of this has been the successful repatriation of many objects to Lotherton, varying massively in scope. This, of course allows many different and varied storytelling opportunities, exploring different generations of Gascoignes and those that worked for them. 4. 5. 6. 7.

British War Medal Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (L. P. Leatham. V.A.D.) Coronation 1952 France, Third Republic, Reconnaissance Medal, 3rd Class

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being released and allowed back to Leighton where he eventually died in what was, by then, a semi-ruined house. His daughter, Mary, inherited what was left of the hall and estate and in 1760 married wealthy George Towneley of Towneley Hall, near Burnley. This led to a revival of Leighton’s fortunes and the rebuilding of the house in the classical style of the day. At the same time, the idyllic parkland was laid out, which helps give the house the spectacular setting it enjoys to the present day.

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Towneley’s had no children to inherit and were succeeded by their Worswick cousins, a banking family based in Lancaster. Unfortunately, the Worswick bank lost most of its money after the apoleonic Wars and the Worswick of the day had to sell the house to his cousin, Richard Gillow, in order to pay his debts. This is where Leighton’s connection with the Gillow family began.

Since the first house was built on the site in the mid 13th century, Leighton Hall has been the centre of an agricultural estate, and farming and woodland management is essentially still its backbone today, but as the fortunes and tastes of successive generations have changed with time and circumstance, so the architectural style and contents of the house have evolved over the centuries. Jumping from the 13th to the early 18th century, we find the house in a sorry state having been largely destroyed by Government troops during the Jacobite Rising. The then 60

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From modest beginnings, by the late 18th century, the Gillows had become respected furniture makers in Lancaster. The family’s roots had been in farming on the Fylde coast, but when Robert Gillow’s father, a devout Catholic, was imprisoned in Lancaster Castle for being caught with a priest in his house, his son, Robert (1704 1772), moved to Lancaster to be near him. Having served his apprenticeship as a cabinet maker, Robert was made a freeman of Lancaster in 1728 and began trading as a joiner, builder, house carpenter, furniture maker and overseas merchant, and for a short period, from 1731-35, worked in partnership with a fellow Catholic, George Haresnape. At this time Gillows were producing furniture made largely from mahogany imported from the Americas that was arriving in the then thriving port of Lancaster. Gillows were thought to be the first people to import mahogany into this country, and eventually by 1742, as well as having established a flourishing home trade, particularly among the Catholic gentry of the area, Robert Gillow was exporting finished mahogany furniture back to the West Indies. Robert’s eldest son, Richard (1733-1811), was sent to London to be apprenticed to the architect, William Jones, before joining his father as a partner in the furniture business in 1757. A shop was established in London in 1769, together with new workshops in both Lancaster and London. This was seen as an essential expansion to keep the firm in touch with the latest trends from the capital, and enable Richard to design fashionable new furniture for their increasingly wealthy and aristocratic customers. It was under Richard’s supervision that Gillows gained its reputation for excellence in furniture design and expanded to eventually become one of the largest furniture manufacturers in Europe. Despite his prolific output of designs, Richard Gillow, unlike contemporaries such as Thomas Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton, never published his designs in book form, although his vast

collection of designs and estimates can still be found in the Westminster City Archive. As well as being well designed and faultlessly constructed, Richard Gillow’s designs were often innovative and made full use of the many different woods that were becoming available from around the world and often used as veneer and inlay. At this time the immediate Gillow family were living in and around Lancaster, but in 1822 with the collapse of the Worswick Bank, Richard Gillow’s son, another Richard, decided to step in and bail out his Worswick cousin by buying his home, Leighton Hall. Richard moved to Leighton with his wife, Eli abeth and their fourteen children in 1824, and with the purchase of a country house and estate, the Gillow family had now moved up the social ladder and risen from being tradesmen to country squires. Much of the furniture in the house today is the legacy of those first Gillows, although, as well as conserving the collection they left, when funds permit, we do try and add to it from time to time. The latest acquisition is a Gillow Davenport made in about 1800 which was bought for the collection in 2018. As custodians of what is essentially a very personal family collection, we feel strongly that visitors should see the furniture as it was and is still used on a daily basis, and where possible be encouraged to touch and examine it closely. This applies particularly in the case of our dining room chairs, c1740, the earliest Gillow pieces we have, made by Robert Gillow of Virginian walnut. They are quite robust enough for visitors to sit on while we tell them the story of the other Gillow pieces in the room, particularly drawing their attention to the mahogany table, probably one of the first, so-called telescoping’ dining tables ever made and designed and patented by Gillows in the early 19th century. (Photograph opposite) Another innovative Gillow design to be found at Leighton, is the so-called Daisy Table’ that visitors are encouraged to look at as they climb the stairs. Looking down gives you the perfect view of an eight-petalled mahogany table,

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but the question is, and always has been, why would Richard Gillow want to design a table like that. He surely wouldn’t have gone to so much trouble if it hadn’t had some practical use. The mystery deepens when you look underneath each petal and find a small bracket. Push the bracket aside, and the petal drops. Drop all eight petals down and you’re left with a small octagonal table. ver the years many visitors and furniture experts have given opinions as to what it’s use may have been, and we think that the nearest we’ve ever come to a satisfactory explanation is that maybe it was made for gambling, so that perhaps, if you were playing cards and lost all your money, or simply didn’t want to play any more, you simply folded your petal’ down and walked away. Card players will also know the expression to fold’, meaning to throw in your hand, so perhaps that is where this originated.

From the delicate designs of 18th century side tables and furniture inlaid with exotic woods, to the relative simplicity of the Dining Room furniture and mystery of the Daisy table, Gillows had a knack of designing innovative pieces, perhaps none more so than their various workboxes incorporating all the drawers, cupboards and writing spaces a lady might need to store writing and embroidery materials, and often with a secret drawer or two for good measure. The youngest’ piece of Gillow furniture in the Leighton collection is just such a workbox. It was especially commissioned for Eli abeth Gillow, just after she and Richard moved into the house in 1824 and was probably one of the last pieces the firm made before it joined forces with Waring’ and became known as Waring and Gillow. Made predominantly of rosewood, it’s a fairly traditional workbox shape, but has a deep drawer at the top with a small central cupboard below it. The traditional silk bag for storing embroidery hangs below. Eli abeth Gillow was a devout Catholic and asked that her own ivory figures of Mary and Jesus should be cut down and incorporated in the decoration of the exterior of the workbox, along with a set of small ebony panels, depicting various bible stories that are set in at the front, sides and on the top.

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When you open it up, the fairly deep top drawer and small cupboard underneath it are plain and empty inside, but the lower drawer is intriguingly fitted out. At first glance it appears to contain nothing more than a leather topped writing slide, but look further and you discover that you can push the slide backwards, and underneath not only do you find further hidden storage space, but also a secret drawer for your pens and inks.

Mrs Gillow’s workbox is undoubtedly a ‘one off’ and much admired by visitors and furniture experts alike. Leighton isn’t only furnished with furniture made by Gillows, but also contains several fine Continental pieces bought by the family. The intriguing question is whether these were bought simply to furnish their new home, or whether they were pieces bought originally for the business so that they could see what their rivals were up to and keep up with the latest trends from elsewhere. Either way, we are delighted to have the fun of sharing them with our visitors, along with the rest of the collection, and are committed to the ongoing challenge of conserving them for future generations. THE GILLOWS ‘WORKBOX”

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What are the Trust’s Key Aims? Plant Planting new trees to combat climate change, preserving and creating new habitats for our wildlife. Restore Many ancient woods have been planted over with nonnative trees ruining their biodiversity. The Trust restores these areas by planting native species and bringing them back to their former glory. Protect Campaigning against the unnecessary loss of trees from our cities and against the destruction of our ancient woodlands.

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Care Working every day to make sure the woods in the Trusts care grow and thrive. Research & Evidence Constantly searching for effective solutions to the challenges faced by our woodlands. Educating and informing others to inspire support and implement effective conservation strategies.

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The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. Visit Heritage takes a look at some of the important work it carries out. Why was the Woodland Trust set up? The Trust was founded in 1972 by Kenneth Watkins OBE and was originally set up with the aim of preserving one specific area of woodland. Kenneth Watkins was a retired farmer from Devon who was becoming increasingly concerned at the amount of woodland being destroyed in order to increase industrial production and build housing. When trees were replanted, they were replaced with conifers, meaning certain species would be certain to die out if this practice continued. Joined by his wife and a group of friends he managed to acquire 22 different areas of woodland within the South West of England over the course of the next five years. The first wood that was purchased was Avon Valley Woods in Kingsbridge, Devon. By 1979 the Trust had become a nationwide organisation. Today it has over 1,000 sites in its care and has planted over 43 million trees. In 1989 Kenneth Watkins was awarded an OBE for services to conservation.

Policy & Practice Taking steps to ensure that government and policymakers understand the issues faced and making sure that woods and trees are taken into account when implementing new policy and incentives for development. Working with local authorities and town councils to influence neighbourhood plans at a local level. BLUEBELLS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE  ©FLICKR CJD IMAGERY

What are the most common types of threat faced by woods and trees and what part does the Trust play in addressing them? Tree diseases and pests There are hundreds of pests and diseases that have been identified as being a risk to the UK tree population due to the rise in imported plants and trees seen since the early 1990s. The most common disease to affect our trees is Ash dieback which could kill up to 80 of Ash trees in the UK if it is not addressed properly. The disease is caused by a fungus which originates in Asia. It does not have a severe effect on its native host trees; however, it became a serious problem when it came to Europe around 30 years ago as European trees have not built up any natural defence, therefore, the effects are far more devastating. The Trust helps to protect against pests and disease by conducting research and educating people about ways to identify, treat, and ultimately prevent these issues. They also try to keep environmental issues at the forefront of government policy change. They have recently campaigned for improvements to UK biosecurity legislation, pushing for better quarantine rules and stricter enforcement to make it more difficult for people to bring potentially dangerous items into the country. Since 2014 the Trust has grown over 14 million trees sourced in the UK to help prevent further pests being brought to the UK when trees are imported from other countries. Human actions In the last decade over 1,000 ancient woodlands have come under threat due to development plans. Construction of new housing, roads and other developments have numerous knock-on effects on our ancient habitats including pollution, disruption to natural habitats of wildlife, and introduction of non-native plants to an area. The Trust works with landowners, house builders and local authorities to campaign for the protection of ancient woodlands and to promote safer ways of developing the surrounding areas. The Trust is an advocate for building buffer zones around our ancient woodlands. This means introducing other nature areas around the woodland to act as a protection area to stop it being so directly affected by the developing area. In some cases, the Trust will campaign to save a specific area of woodland. An example of this is the recent successful campaign to save Smithy Wood in Yorkshire.


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After more than six years of campaigning, the Trust were delighted to receive notice that the application for a motorway service station within the ancient site of Smithy Wood has been withdrawn. That’s four more hectares of ancient woodland saved from unnecessary and harmful development. Situated next to the M1 motorway at junction 35, north of Sheffield, Smithy Wood has history dating back at least 850 years. The success of the campaign was down to every supporter that took part, making their voices heard and putting pressure on Sheffield City Council and Extra Motorway Services. The Trust and its supporters campaigned tirelessly alongside other parties including: Sheffield Environmental • Cowley Residents Action Group Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust • former MP Angela Smith. There was simply no justification for the proposed development. A service station has been approved at a nearby alternative location, and the ancient woodland is protected by national planning policy. BLUEBELLS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE  ©FLICKR CJD IMAGERY

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We are currently in the middle of a global climate emergency with an expected increase of 3 or 4 degrees in global average temperatures by the end of this century. This level of increase needs to be prevented and the government has pledged to drastically reduce emissions with the aim of the UK becoming carbon neutral by 2050. This means removing as much carbon from the environment as possible, something that our trees do naturally, making them one of the most effective weapons in the fight against climate change.

Over the next 5 years around 150,000 native trees will be planted to create a new woodland next to the Gnoll Country Park in Neath. The area, currently called Brynau - after the small area of ancient wood that already exists there - will link the surrounding landscape with new hedges and small patches of existing woodland. Once complete, the new woodland (the size of 100 rugby pitches) will be accessible to the public and be within an hour’s journey of more than 600,000 people within south Wales.

The process of photosynthesis is what happens when trees ‘breathe’. Trees capture and absorb carbon from the atmosphere and lock it in into their structure, roots and surrounding soil. Currently only 13 of the UK is covered with trees. It is estimated that this would need to increase to around 17 in order for the government to meet its target of being carbon neutral. This would mean planting trees to cover an area of around 1.5 million hectares – an area roughly the same size as Yorkshire.

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Wa l e s The site will provide a place for people to enjoy the outdoors and will help with the fight against climate change by cleaning the air, capturing over 23,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and absorbing excess water preventing it from running down the hills, therefore reducing the flooding risk in Neath below. The project at Brynau will become the latest flagship site for the Plant! project - the Welsh Government’s commitment to plant a tree for every child born or adopted in Wales, delivered through Natural Resources Wales in partnership with The Woodland Trust. © GARETH LOVERING PHOTOGRAPY  FLICKR

Other areas that retain carbon, such as peat bogs, can also be preserved. The Trust believes it is vital to plant the right tree in the right place, where it can thrive. Placing trees in their suitable native habitat means that they develop immunity resistance against pests and disease. ne in six UK homes is now at risk of flooding and climate change means that we can expect to see more extreme weather incidents in the coming years. Trees help to protect against and reduce the effects of flooding in a number of ways.

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They prevent rain from hitting the ground at a faster level by providing a kind of ‘canopy cover’, meaning that the raindrops have their fall broken and hit the ground at a slower rate. This type of interception means that around 30 of rainfall that is caught in this way is absorbed or evaporated back into the atmosphere. Tree roots help get water deeper into the soil, reducing excess water and runoff from fields. It was estimated that around two-thirds of flooding in urban areas in 2007 was caused by the fact that there is tarmac everywhere, so rain just runs off with nowhere to be absorbed. Green spaces within our urban areas would make a huge difference in the amount of runoff. Trees and shrubs along riverbanks can physically hold back or slow flood water. Wood dams and strategically placed trees can help direct water into preferred areas and prevent flooding from becoming catastrophic.

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currenT projecTs The Street Trees Project The trees on our residential streets are increasingly under threat due to a lack of budget to care for them, and in some areas, they are being pulled down. Their locations often lead to complaints that they obscure views or disturb paving slabs, but these issues can be easily addressed with funding and awareness. Trees are part of our cultural and historical heritage, providing shade for our streets, a home for our wildlife and cleaner air. The government has pledged that one million new trees will be planted in our urban areas. It has also agreed to make it necessary for local authorities to consult with local residents before trees can be removed, but there is still work to do. Read the inspirational stories of the people who have campaigned to save the street trees in their areas and find out how you can celebrate yours. The project is supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery. usewell Wood, Dartmoor The wood covers a vast 342 acres alongside the River Dart and is home to a vast array of wildlife, some of which is endangered. After the Second World War almost half of the area was replanted with non-native conifers which prevent light from getting through to the ground which has contributed to the endangerment of some native species. The Woodland Trust in partnership with the National Trust was able to acquire the wood and now plans to gradually remove some of these trees to let the light back in and allow the area to flourish once again. The Trust is currently seeking donations to support the vital work being carried out at Ausewell. HS2 HS2 is a high-speed railway which aims to provide faster transport links firstly between London and Birmingham and then to the North of England via separate lines to Manchester and Leeds. The Trust estimates that over 108 woods have been put at risk due to this project. The first phase began in April 2020, sadly at a time when new life would have been flourishing in some of the affected areas. The project will directly affect 32 woods with a further 29 being affected by noise and pollution. The Trust continues to monitor the works carried out by HS2 Ltd and to hold them to account for the actions they take. They are working tirelessly to protect woods where possible including appearing in front of the HS2 Select Committee in The House of Commons to express concerns about woods at risk on part of the Lichfield to Crewe route. At the time of writing the outcome of the report is still unknown. 68

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Foraging Woods and hedgerows are full of fruit and other wild foods. What you will find depends on the time of year. Have a look at the Woodland Trusts seasonal guide to see what you can expect to find at different times of the year and make sure you follow the rules for responsible foraging. Have a look for recipes to make something delicious using the flowers, fruits, nuts, seeds and leaves that you find on your foraging trips. Walking Find your nearest woods and go exploring. Make sure you take water, and a map if you need one. Walking in nature is a great way to boost your physical and mental health. Walking helps maintain bone health, blood sugar levels and energy levels and burns calories too. The extra vitamin D gained from being outside in the sunshine will also give your immune system a boost. The extra activity can stimulate your brain and exposure to natural light helps regulate sleep patterns for a better night’s rest. Family activities Build a den, follow a trail or set up camp - possibilities for fun and creativity are endless. Woods are full of wildlife, especially birds and insects so see how many different species you can spot and identify. Challenge each other to look for different colours or themes in your very own scavenger hunt. Collect materials to make your own collage or model when you get home, or simply take a picnic, sit back and enjoy your surroundings! If you can’t get outside take a look at the Trusts’ live streaming of the Osprey nests from cameras set up in Loch Arkaig Pine Forest.

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Become a member or donate Join the Woodland Trust as an individual, couple or family and help secure the future of our woodlands for generations to come. If you don’t want to become a member why not make a one-off donation or a purchase from the online gift shop 80 of all money raised is spent directly on woods and trees with the remainder being used to support further fundraising efforts to ensure continued support. The Ancient Tree Inventory There are thousands of ancient trees in the UK, but they can only be protected if they are known about. If there is an important or ancient tree near you, add it to the Ancient Tree Inventory and an expert will visit and verify it, ensuring it gets any protection it needs. So far, the inventory has over 180,000 ancient trees logged. They are logged by map location and basic information such as species and size. For more information see the Woodland Trust website.

Campaign Support one of the Trusts ongoing campaigns or start your own local campaign. If there is a wood or tree in your area that is in danger, let the Trust know about it. Resources on the website include useful tools such as how to start your own local action group and how to object to a planning application. Volunteer Join over 2,600 volunteers carrying out a variety of roles including spotting diseases in trees and writing for the Woodland Trust website. No matter your background or if you have a little or a lot of time to spare, get in touch and find out how you can make a difference. For more information about the Woodland Trust visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

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TH E U K H E RITAG E AWARDS The UK heritage awards are a celebration of the best that UK heritage has to offer with the winners across twelve categories being recognised each year at a prestigious presentation lunch. We were disappointed to learn that, due to the coronavirus restrictions in place surrounding large gatherings, we would be unable to hold our usual event. We felt it was important that our winners should still be congratulated so we set about finding alternative ways to hold our event. We decided to announce the winners in a virtual ceremony on-line, inviting our shortlisted entries to tune in to hear the results. The first virtual UK Heritage Awards were held on Thursday 3rd September 2020 hosted by CE of Excellence Squared Mr Paul Bridle.

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In 2018, English Heritage opened their flagship familyfriendly site at Birdoswald Roman Fort. Aimed particularly at families and created using the Kids in Museums principles.

Levens Kitchen opened in March 2019 and is a purposebuilt café and dining space. The building was designed to complement its surroundings, therefore using locally sourced limestone, sandstone, oak and Cumbrian slate, in order to create a modern building within the historic surroundings of Levens Hall. f the 43 contractors used on the project, only four were based outside Cumbria.

The museum space is beautifully illustrated using characters to represent those that lived, worshipped and worked at the wall. It houses a variety of interactives, such as a lego table to build parts of the wall, a crane to replicate the building of a Roman archway, a digital qui to decide which wall dweller you are and a periscope, among others. The judges said: Birdoswald Roman Fort is very hands-on and interactive, and fantastic for children. It is accessible and allows people of all ages to engage together. There is a large variety of activities to take part in. The attraction is educational and tells the story of the history of the fort. Activities take place indoors and outdoors and engage children and adults of all ages.

We would like to say thank you to all those that entered and congratulations to all our winners and commended venues. We look forward to seeing you next year

The judges said: Levens Kitchen is a new build and has been made from sustainable materials. Very impressed with the sensiti ity towards ensuring that the building fits into its historic surrounding and with the use of local craftsmen and materials. Customer reviews are consistently good, and menus are of high quality.

Commended: Askham Hall A multi award winning Lake District hideaway, Askham Hall is a 13th-century rare Grade 1 listed Pele Tower house turned restaurant with rooms, founded on food and drink. Allium at Askham Hall’ by Richard Swale recently achieved its first Michelin star. Last year it received the Hudson’s special commendation in this category. The judges said: A prized enterprise in historic buildings, excellent reviews. Top -quality menus using local produce. The judges felt that Askham should receive recognition for the award of its first ichelin star an impressi e achie ement.

PAUL BRIDLE AT THE VISIT HERITAGE AWARDS 2018

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Winner: Broughton Hall ne of the only exclusive use Historic Houses in the UK, the recently refurbished Hall provides a wonderfully luxurious space for private house party stays. The magnificent state rooms lend themselves to formal gatherings as well as having homely places to relax and enjoy a rich history of human endeavour. The judges said: Broughton feels very focused on being an exclusive place to stay. Its strength is offering highquality accommodation and letting guests really feel they have taken over. The owner, Roger Tempest, moves out of the house and the guests move in - this really is the real country house experience. ffers plenty of add-on services such as spa experiences and outdoor pursuits.

Commended: Larchfield Estate

M ST IMPR VED HERITAGE DEVEL PME T Winner: Winchester Cathedral Kings and Scribes The Birth of a Nation is a spectacular new exhibition at Winchester Cathedral which has transformed our understanding of the English nation. Thanks to a grant of 11 million from The ational Lottery Heritage Fund, a stunning and fully accessible three-level exhibition space has been created in the Cathedral’s South Transept to enable visitors to enjoy and appreciate Winchester Cathedral’s remarkable heritage. The judges said: This has been a long-term project which now allows visitors to explore over 1000 years of English history. This inspiring and educational experience offers isitors the opportunity to learn all about the significance of this historic building within the wider story of English history.

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Joint Winner: Accessing Aidan Project In 2016, a group of local volunteers and the The ational Association for Areas of utstanding atural Beauty found themselves in the incredibly unusual situation of creating a new early medieval ssuary in the crypt of St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh. The ssuary houses the remains of 110 Anglo-Saxons ancestors excavated (19992007) from the sand dunes close to Bamburgh Castle. Each skeleton is in individual charnel boxes and secure behind a bespoke grille in the second smaller crypt. This remarkable community dates from 650AD and are very probably some of St Aidan’s first Christian converts. The judges said: The project does much in the way of furthering science and education. The judges were impressed with the project being volunteer led. A very interesting, varied and accessible project with digital elements as well as archaeology.

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Winner: Eltham Palace ‘Our House’ ur House’ an immersive performance exploring LGBTQ heritage and history of Eltham Palace. ur House’ was a new piece of devised site-specific promenade theatre created, managed and produced by 30 young people aged 12 to 25. More than 550 people attended performances which took place at Eltham Palace on 20, 21 & 22 September 2019. The judges said: The show promotes diversity and youth and is an engaging theatre show within a historic site. The performance is tasteful, sensitive, charming and very touching. Really well put together and produced.

Rose Cottage was renovated in 2012, and over the last 7 years the accommodation has been expanded, offering space for 26, with a new cottage for 11 launching early in 2020. The 1800s stone cottages have been updated with stunning interior design protecting original features, plus mod-cons required for a comfortable and memorable escape. We have a 1950s Swiss army truck converted to luxury glamping truck - with underfloor heating and even sauna The judges said: A unique, different experience, combining new and old. The cottages offer comfortable, quality accommodation. The Swiss army truck glamping experience offers visitors the chance to get away from it all in style whilst living inside a little piece of history.

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Winner: English Heritage Speaking with shadows podcast The podcast that listens to the people that history forgot.’ We focus on underrepresented stories, particularly those overlooked because of race, gender, class, sexuality or political beliefs. Each episode uses an English Heritage site as a starting point to explore bigger topics. We chose broadcaster Josie Long as our presenter as we wanted someone who would be completely new to the stories, rather than an expert with existing knowledge. The judges said: The podcast really unpacks the stories behind the site in interesting ways, much like an intelligent radio broadcast. A contemporary and innovative use of history.

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Winner: Victoria Baths and Goodwood

Winner: Thirlestane Castle

Victoria Baths houses five unique spaces for ceremonies that include the option to get married in the deep end’ of one of the empty pools or against the superb stained glass backdrop of the Turkish Rest Room. Each couple has exclusive use of the entire building during their ceremony and reception and have the day before to set up and the day afterwards to take everything down.

Thirlestane Castle is a 16th century exclusive use venue just 27 miles from Edinburgh offering a range of spaces for corporate events from board weekends of 12 to incentives for 1500. Spaces include the dramatic State Rooms, and the wonderfully rustic Victorian Kitchen and Vaulted Cellar. There are six luxury en-suite bedrooms all with a workspace and free wifi. There are over 100 acres of parkland ideal for team building including highland games, country sports or off-roading.

Goodwood - Home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, the magnificence of Goodwood House provides an unforgettable wedding venue and an authentic heritage in hospitality. pportunities to tailor your wedding to your taste are plentiful. our dedicated wedding planner is consistently on hand to help create your bespoke wedding and bride, Frankie, felt ‘always so well looked after, right from the first isit to discuss our wedding plans.

The judges said: Very impressive, some great new ideas have been successfully implemented to prioritise the corporate package.

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Winner: Goodwood Across everything we do at The Goodwood Estate we strive to reflect our values •

bsession or erfection focuses on delivering quality, 100 right.

• The eal Thing ensures experiences are authentic being pure, unspoiled, unadulterated pleasure. •

erring o inspires to create the best possible experiences, with a wow factor.

• Sheer Lo e f Life shares employees’ infectious enthusiasm who want to get and see others get the most out of their life. The judges said: Goodwood are industry leaders in their field with a great business model. Their bespoke service caters for many different audiences and attracts many returning visitors. They put expert focus on each separate area of the business. The Festival of Speed and Vintage Days attract visitors from all over the world.

The judges said: These venues offer the highest quality whilst serving different needs. Victoria Baths is quirky and different, you are free to do what you want with the space, including. Re-using the space saved the baths - which would otherwise ha e been demolished. Goodwood offers a first class lu ury bespoke experience where you can sit back and be looked after in a superb heritage setting. Excellent customer reviews and a stunning backdrop for photos.

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BEST

Winner: Bletchley Park

Winner: Bletchley Park

It was the epicentre of World War Two codebreaking and the British wartime intelligence hub - a place where modern technological innovation and human endeavour made ground-breaking achievements that have helped shape the world we live in today.

Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.

The Rt Hon William Hague MP (when former foreign secretary) said that Bletchley Park was the scene of one of the finest achievements in our nation’s history.’ The judges said: A perfectly pitched entry for this category, particularly in the year that we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. A unique exhibition and restoration. Fantastic customer reviews. A valuable piece of our history that really is a must-see.

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ver the past twenty years, Bletchley Park has become an internationally renowned heritage attraction, visited by people from around the world, which acknowledges the successes from the War and the people responsible for them. It celebrates their values broad-minded patriotism; commitment; discipline; technological excellence. By presenting and explaining these achievements and these values, in the very place where they occurred, Bletchley Park brings together the dramatic history of the twentieth century with the challenges we face in the twenty-first in our rapidly changing and technologically complex society. The judges said: Bletchley Park scored highly in every category entered. It is evident that a great deal of thought has gone into collating supporting materials that are interesting, engaging and relevant to the criteria, offering the judges a detailed insight into everything the attraction has to offer. Visitors to Bletchley Park are given the opportunity to gain an insight into a unique part of British history with an experience that is educational, entertaining and enjoyable for all ages. Special recognition is deser ed for Bletchley s continued efforts in restoring and preserving this unique site for future generations to appreciate. Visitor reviews are excellent with many commenting that they left Bletchley Park totally in awe of and full of admiration for the codebreakers and their important contribution during WWII.

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Fun family activities this summer including puzzles, machines and a top secret mission trail for young eyes and brilliant minds.

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food & drink & bed P L AC E S T O S TAY C A N TE R B U RY C ATH E D R A L LO DG E

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge The Precincts, Canterbury Kent CT1 2EH Tel: +44 (0)1227 865350 www.canterburycathedrallodge.org

Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1QT Tel: 01404 813511 www.cadhay.org.uk

Situated in the inspirational grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, the Cathedral Lodge offers superb bed and breakfast accommodation in a unique and peaceful setting. Guests can enjoy one of 35 ensuite, fully equipped bedrooms, many featuring wonderful Cathedral views and all with complimentary Wi-Fi and LCD TVs. A full Kentish English Breakfast awaits in the morning with free Cathedral entry and use of the beautiful private Campanile Garden to enhance your stay. Facilities are fully accessible for those who are less mobile or wheelchair users, and a dedicated and professional team are on hand to assist during your time with us. Stylish banqueting rooms and fully equipped business facilities catering for anything from a small meeting to a large-scale conference can also be found at Cathedral Lodge. Whether you are planning a wedding reception, family celebration or a business event, we will be able to tailor-make the right package for your needs

The large Manor House dates back to the 16th century and its history and appeal are clear to see. In recent years Cadhay has been transformed into a house used for weddings, holidays, family gatherings and for groups wanting a large house to stay in together. There are a total of 12 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms/shower rooms throughout the large house which will comfortably sleep 22. if you need more beds we have a further three holiday cottages which sleep an additional 14 people. This makes us ideal for large groups wanting luxurious accommodation in the heart of East Devon.

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Fursdon Cottage, Fursdon, Cadbury, Exeter EX5 5JS Tel: 01392 860860 www.fursdon.co.ik admin@fursdon.co.uk

Lauder, Berwickshire TD2 6RU 01578 722430 thirlestanecastle.co.uk enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk

Fursdon Cottage is a delight - tucked away peacefully on the rise behind the main house, with a private terraced garden that allows for stunning views over the manor house and the valley and beautifully presented within. Stylishly designed, it is laid out with comfort and convenience in mind, and is perfect for families, friends or couples (and dogs, too!) Every room is a joy to be in, especially the large living room with cosy wood-burning stove. All the main rooms face south, and there are spectacular views over the top of the estate bell tower to distant Dartmoor. The cottage can accommodate six people in three bedrooms (the single bedroom includes a pull-out bed) - one with an ensuite shower - and there is a spacious modern bathroom as well as a downstairs cloakroom.

With its fairy tale façade and its parkland surroundings, Thirlestane Castle is the ultimate luxury retreat for a family gathering, group holiday or romantic couples’ getaway. Our unrivalled accommodation in the South Wing offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in a castle just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh. The five-star-standard apartments in this breath-taking setting can be booked either individually or as a group and can sleep a total of sixteen people across eight individually designed bedrooms. All are furnished with a beautifully eclectic mix of contemporary and original items from the castle collection including dramatic portraits and tactile soft furnishings. The castle can be let on a selfcatered basis or groups can choose to be catered for in the castle’s Victorian Kitchen or in one of the State Rooms. All bedrooms have their own luxurious bathroom, and each apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and relaxing living/ dining space.

The beautiful Mid Devon countryside is right on your doorstep, with lovely walks across the historic estate and beyond. The vibrant cathedral city of Exeter is a short drive away and both north and south coasts, Exmoor and Dartmoor are easy day trips. There are also several nearby village pubs and restaurants that serve award-winning locally-produced menus, all with a warm Devonshire welcome

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Cadhay is a truly magical place to stay for a remarkable and unique selfcatering holiday for groups of family and friends. Though the Tudor manor exudes the history and grandeur of centuries past it is far from a museum. Cadhay is located in Ottery St Mary and has been beautifully restored and offers modern comforts. It is a house where you can live comfortably and confidently in the rural East Devon countryside, the past all around you, yet still very much in touch with the modern world of today.

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food & drink & bed P L AC E S T O S TAY CO RTAC H Y E S TATE Cortachy, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 4LX Tel: 01575 530387 www.airlieestates.com office airlieestates.com Wellbank Cottage has been carefully renovated to create a single-level retreat that’s bursting with character, sleeping eight guests across four bedrooms. Set in a grand estate within the Angus Glens, the property was once used as a steading: a traditional farm and its outbuildings. The property is delightfully cosy throughout, styled with traditional furniture and homely details. The addition of a roaring open fire and an Aga enhances the timeless charm, with a few contemporary touches such as ambient lighting and a very well-equipped kitchen. Outside, your private garden has marvellous views across the estate, with sweeping lawns, ancient trees and glimpses of the surrounding glens and Munros. There’s also a patio with garden furniture, perfect for enjoying a glass of something delicious as you admire the sunset. The estate is teeming with wildlife from red squirrels to various species of birds, which can be spotted as you navigate the winding trails.

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Keats House F

ormerly known as Wentworth Place, the house was once home to early 19th century romantic poet John Keats and now operates as a museum dedicated to his life and work.

LONDON LANDMARK, PICCADILLY CIRCUS AND THE STATUE OF EROS, AND CROWDS IN THE CENTRE OF LONDON.

At the age of 14, Keats was orphaned after his mother’s death from tuberculosis just six years after his father had died from a skull fracture after falling from a horse. As a young man Keats completed training in medicine and received his apothecary’s license to practice as an apothecary, physician and surgeon. However by this time his love for poetry overshadowed any other interest and he declared that he would pursue a career as a poet. Wentworth Place was owned by Keats’ close friend Charles Armitage Brown who invited him to move in. It was here between 1818 and 1820 that Keats composed some of his best-known work including ‘Ode to Psyche’ and ‘Ode to a Nightingale’.

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He also fell in love with neighbour Fanny Brawne. Keats reportedly wanted to marry her, but his dire financial situation would have prevented this at the time. His work ‘Bright Star’ is widely believed to have been dedicated to Brawne although possibly adapted after being originally written about a previous love interest! Sadly, their relationship was short-lived as in 1820 Keats started developing serious signs of tuberculosis, the illness that had killed both his mother and brother (whom he had nursed until his death in 1818). Keats’ medical background meant that he was probably aware of his impending fate. He was advised to move somewhere warmer and left for Italy with his friend Joseph Severn who cared for him until his death. On 23rd February 1821, John Keats tragically died at the age of just 25. He is buried in Rome’s Protestant Cemetery. Keats had his first poem published in 1816 and was dead five years later. Whilst his work was not always well received in life, after his death, he went on to become one of England’s most celebrated poets. 83


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COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITIONS

London The Courtauld Collection The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House Spring 2021 The collection re-opens to visitors in Spring 2021 following a multi-million-pound transformation which will enable a larger variety of the collection to be displayed as well as improving the teaching and learning spaces. The collection includes a vast range of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings as well as drawings, sculptures and ceramics dating from the Renaissance period. The improved Learning Centre will provide first-class facilities for school groups, students and families. Highlights include masterpieces from Van Gogh, Picasso and Canaletto.

Nightingale in 200 Objects The Florence Nightingale Museum Until March 2021 Discover the story behind ‘The lady with the lamp” in this unique exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing as we know it and lifelong activist for advances in working conditions. The highlights of the collection include her first nurse’s uniform which she designed herself, a medicine chest and writing case and of course the famous lamp that she carried with her during the Crimean War. The exhibition is included as part of general admission to the museum.

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Throughout 2021 This exhibition brings together some of the most important pieces from the Royal Collection. The pieces would usually be on view during the palace’s Summer opening but will instead be displayed in the Queen’s Gallery whilst important works are being carried out inside the palace. Artists include Vermeer, Rembrandt and Rubens. The gallery was originally designed for King George VI as a place to display his large collection of Italian, Flemish and Dutch Old Masters. 84

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Cast Courts Victoria & Albert Museum For those who could not afford to travel to other countries, collecting casts was a good way to study foreign monuments and sculptures which people would otherwise not have had access to. The refurbished gallery tells the story of the processes, history and significance of the casts as well as showcasing some spectacular exhibits. The trend for cast collecting ended around mid-20th century. The V&A houses one of the largest and most important collections in the world.

Islamic World Galleries The British Museum Two recently refurbished galleries showcase artefacts from the Islamic world dating back as far as the 7th century. The Islamic World covers regions stretching from West Africa to South East Asia. The collection was made possible by a generous donation from the Albukhary Foundation. Artefacts in the 100,000-object collection range from masterpieces of the art world to everyday objects such as coins and books. Many of the first artefacts came from Hans Sloane a 17th century physician who collected objects from all cultures to tell the story of humankind.

Refugees: Forced to Flee Imperial War Museum Until May 2021 A collection of photographs, documents and oral histories telling the stories of over 100 years of refugee experiences. Stories begin around the time of World War I and cover refugees fleeing from a i Germany. Other stories focus on the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia during the 1990s and the modern-day stories of boats arriving on UK shores carrying refugees from war-torn lands or those fleeing countries where they have experienced persecution and hardship due to poor human rights records. visitheritage.co.uk

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Described by John Betjeman as the ‘Grand Architectural Walk’, Syon House and its 200-acre park is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family, the Percys, have lived here for 400 years. Originally the site of a late medieval monastery, excavated by Channel 4’s Time Team, Syon Park has a fascinating history. Catherine Howard was imprisoned at Syon before her execution, Lady Jane Grey was offered the crown whilst staying at Syon, and the 9th Earl of Northumberland was imprisoned in the Tower of London for 15 years because of his association with the Gunpowder Plot. The present house has Tudor origins but contains some of Robert Adam’s finest interiors, which were commissioned by the 1st Duke in the 1760s. The

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London home of the Duke of Northumberland with magnificent Robert Adam interiors, 40-acres of gardens, including the spectacular Great Conservatory. private apartments and State bedrooms are available to view. The house can be hired for filming and photo shoots subject to availability. Within the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped park are 40 acres of gardens which contain the spectacular Great Conservatory designed by Charles Fowler in the 1820s. The House and Great Conservatory are available for corporate and private hire. The Northumberland Room in Syon House is an excellent venue for conferences, meetings, lunches and dinners (max 60). The State Apartments make a sumptuous setting for dinners, concerts, receptions, launches and wedding ceremonies (max 120). Marquees can be erected on the lawn adjacent to the house for balls and corporate events. The Great Conservatory is available for summer parties, launches, filming, photoshoots and wedding receptions (max 150).

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TRANSPORT ROUTES Car | Bike | Bus | Train | Tube | Aeroplane

CONTACT Contact: Estate Office Tel: 020 8560 0882 Email: info@syonpark.co.uk Events: events@syonpark.co.uk Visitors Centre: visitorcentre@syonpark.co.uk

OPENING TIMES Syon House: Mid March - Late Oct 2021 Weds, Thurs, Suns and BH’s 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm)

LOCATION Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8JFMap Ref: 19:7C Between Brentford & Twickenham, off A4, A310 in SW London.

Gardens only: Mid March - Late Oct 2021 Daily 10.30am - 5pm (last entry 4pm) House Garden & Great Conservatory: Please see website for up to date information on openings.

No flash photography in the house.

By arrangement.

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By arrangement.

Free parking.

Café.

WC’s. House - Limited access. Gardens and Great Conservatory - fully accessible.

Syon Park Visitor Centre, open daily 10.30am-5pm during the season.

ADMISSION House, Gardens & Conservatory: Adult £13.50, Child £6.50, Conc £12, Family (2+2) £31. Booked groups (25+): Adult £12, Conc £11, School Group details on enquiry. Gardens & Great Conservatory: Adult £8, Child £4.50, Conc £6.50, Family (2+2) £18, School Group details on enquiry. ADDITIONAL Syon House Ventures reserves the right to alter opening times. Please phone or check website for up to date details and special events.

Syon House & the Great Conservatory available for exclusive luncheons, meetings & corporate. Available for formal dinners, ceremonies, receptions & parties. See website for details.

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The Tower of London is a 1,000-year-old castle that protects the Crown Jewels. It was a secure fortress, a royal palace and an infamous prison.

This powerful and enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and for over 600 years even housed a menagerie! Don’t miss the Crown Jewels in the famous Jewel House, unlocking the story behind the 23,578 gems in the priceless royal jewels. Marvel at the Imperial State Crown and the largest diamond ever found; and see the only treasure to escape destruction in 1649, after the Civil War. For centuries, this dazzling collection has featured in royal ceremonies, and it is still in use today.

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The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world’s most famous fortresses, and one of Britain’s most visited historic sites. Despite a grim reputation for being a place of torture and death, there are so many more stories to be told about the Tower and its intriguing cast of characters.

Join Yeoman Warder Tours to be entertained by captivating talks of pain, passion, treachery and torture at the Tower. Visit Tower Green and see the memorial to the people who died within the Tower walls. Find out why the last execution at the Tower was in 1941 and see how instruments of torture were used to extract ‘confessions’ from prisoners. Explore the story of how five coins changed history in the Royal Mint Exhibition, discover what life was like in the surprisingly luxurious Medieval Palace, and explore the stories of Henry II, Edward I and their courts at work. See one of the Tower’s most famous sights, the ravens. Legend has it Charles II believed that if the ravens were ever to leave the Tower, the fortress and the kingdom would fall. Step into 1,000 years of history every day at the Tower of London.

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OWNER Historic Royal Palaces CONTACT Tel: 0203 166 6000 Email: visitorservices.tol@hrp.org.uk Venue Hire & Corporate Hospitality: 020 3166 6226 LOCATION London EC3N 4AB Map Ref: 20:P7 Bus: 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1. Underground: Tower Hill on Circle/District Line. Docklands Light Railway: Tower Gateway Station.

No photography in Jewel House. Toilet and disabled WC facilities available.

Rail: Fenchurch St Station & London Bridge Station. Boat: From Embankment Pier, Westminster or Greenwich to Tower Pier. London Eye to Tower of London Express. OPENING TIMES Summer: Mar-Oct, Tue-Sat 9am-5.30pm. Last admission 5pm. Mon & Sun 10am-5.30pm. Last admission 5pm. Winter: Nov-Feb, Tue-Sat 9am-4.30pm (last admission 4pm). Tower audio guides are available (subject to availability).

Baby changing facilities available.

Yeoman Warder tours are free and leave front entrance every ½ hr.

Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan.

Offering everything you need for the perfect educational visit. To book 0203 166 6000.

None for cars. Coach parking nearby. Dedicated facilities, tours and wheelchair hire are available. Please view the access guide.

Apostrophe: by the river. New Armouries Café: Light bites. Raven Café: Gourmet sausages.

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Mon & Sun 10am-4.30pm (last admission 4pm). Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan. ADMISSION Visit www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon or call 0203 166 6000 for more information. CONFERENCE/FUNCTIONS Conferences: Up to 150 Meetings: 6 to 200 Receptions: 10 to 300 Lunches: Up to 150 Dinners: 6 to 240

Licensed. Perkin Reveller: British food, stunning views. Shop for gifts & souvenirs inspired by this famous royal residence and its iconic Yeoman Warders. Visit: hrp.org.uk/hireavenue or call 020 3166 6226. Please see the ‘Explore’ website page to see what’s on. 89


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BANQUETING HOUSE

KEW PAL ACE

This revolutionary structure was the first in England to be built in a Palladian style. It was designed by Inigo Jones for James I, and work finished in 1622. Intended for the splendour and exuberance of court masques, the Banqueting House is probably most famous for one real life drama the execution of Charles I which took place here in 1649. ne of Charles’s last sights as he walked to his death was the magnificent ceiling painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1630-4.

Kew Palace was built as a private house in 1631 but became a royal residence between 1729 and 1818. More like a home than a palace, the privacy and intimacy of this smallest of English royal palaces made it the favourite country retreat for King George III and his family in the late 18th Century. Don’t miss the chance to climb to the top of the Great Pagoda for breathtaking views over Kew Gardens.

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London CONTACT Owner: Historic Royal Palaces Contact: Banqueting House Visitor Services Tel: 0844 482 7777 Email: banquetinghouse@ hrp.org.uk LOCATION Whitehall, London SW1A 2ER Map Ref: 20:M8- Located on Whitehall in central London, a short walk

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We advise visitors with mobility needs contact before visiting. Special sessions and workshops designed for pupils of all ages. Souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery.

2019 marks the 200 year anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth at the palace. From 28 May 2019, explore the re-presented rooms where the young princess spent her childhood before discovering that she was queen at just 18 years of age. From princess to empress, then discover what happened once Victoria become queen in a new exhibition which explores the private woman behind the public monarch, re-examining her later life and legacy.

from Westminster, Charing Cross and Embankment stations. OPENING TIMES Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan. Before visiting, please confirm we are open. ADMISSION See website for prices.

CONTACT Owner: Historic Royal Palaces Tel: 0203 166 6000 Email: kewpalace@hrp.org.uk LOCATION Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB Map Ref: 19:C7 - A307. Junction A307 & A205 (1m Chiswick roundabout M4).

OPENING TIMES Apr-Sep 10.30am-5.30pm. Last entry 5pm. ADMISSION Free of charge. Admission tickets to Kew Gardens must be purchased to gain access to Kew Palace. (For gardens prices, see website). Extra ticket required for the Great Pagoda.

Weddings, receptions, dinners, award ceremonies.

Toilet facilities available.

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Please see website for detail.

Baby changing facilities available.

Weddings, receptions, dinners, meetings.

Parking available.

Before Victoria the Georgian kings also called the palace home. Follow in the footsteps of Georgian courtiers in the sumptuous King’s State Apartments which show some breath taking examples of the work of architect and painter William Kent. Visit the Queen’s State Apartments, the intimate, private rooms created for Queen Mary II, who ruled jointly with her husband, King William III, in the 17th Century.

CONTACT Owner: Historic Royal Palaces Tel: 0203 166 6000 Email: kensingtonpalace@hrp.org.uk Venue Hire & Corporate Hospitality: Tel: 020 3166 6115 Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX Information centre. Toilet facilities available. Baby changing facilities available. Closed 24-26 Dec. Nearby public car parking. 90

Map Ref: 20:I8 - In Kensington Gardens. Underground: Queensway on Central Line, High Street Kensington on Circle & District Line. OPENING TIMES Summer (Mar - Oct) Mon-Sun 10am-6pm Last admission 5pm. Winter (Nov - Feb) Mon-Sun 10am-4pm. Last admission 3pm. Closed 24-26 Dec. Dedicated facilities, tours, carer tickets and wheelchair hire available. Assistance dogs only. The Pavilion Café is a perfect spot for afternoon tea in the royal grounds Shop offering everything from souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery. visitheritage.co.uk

ADMISSION Visit www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonpalace or call 0203 166 6000 for more information. CONFERENCE/FUNCTIONS Conferences: Up to 120 Receptions: Up to 300 Lunches: Up to 200 Dinners: 20 to 200

Weddings, dinners, receptions and gala celebrations. Visit hrp.org.uk/hireavenue or call 020 3166 6115.

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FREUD MUSEUM 20 Maresfield Gardens, London W3 5S Tel: 020 7435 2002 Email: info@freud.org.uk

18 STAFFORD TERRACE London W8 7BH Tel: 020 7602 3316 Email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk

FULHAM PALACE & MUSEUM Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, London SW6 6EA Tel: 020 7736 3233 Email: admin@fulhampalace.org

2 WILLOW ROAD 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London NW3 1TH Tel: 020 7435 6166 Email: 2willowroad@nationaltrust.org.uk

HAM HOUSE & GARDEN Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey TW10 7RS Tel: 020 8940 1950 Email: hamhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

APSLEY HOUSE Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT Tel: 020 7499 5676 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

HANDEL & HENDRIX 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB Tel: 020 7495 1685 Email: mail@handelhendrix.org

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOUSE 36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NF Tel: 020 7925 1405 Email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT Westminster, London SW1A 0AA Tel: 020 7219 4114 Email: visitparliament@parliament.uk

BOSTON MANOR HOUSE Boston Manor Road, Brentford TW8 9J Tel: 0845 456 2800 Email: victoria.northwood@cip.org.uk

KEATS HOUSE 10, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR Tel: 020 7332 3868 Email: keatshouse cityoflondon.gov.uk

BUCKINGHAM PALACE Brentford SW1A 1AA Tel: 020 7766 7300 Email: bookinginfo@royalcollection.org.uk

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ Tel: 020 7602 3316 Email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk

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THE CHARTERHOUSE Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6A Tel: 020 3818 8873 Email: tours@thecharterhouse.org

OSTERLEY PARK & HOUSE Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4RB Tel: 02082 325050 Email: osterley@nationaltrust.org.uk

CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS Tel: 020 7352 5646 Email: enquiries@chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

RANGER’S HOUSE Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, London SE10 8Q Tel: 020 8853 0035 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

CHISWICK HOUSE & GARDENS Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London W4 2RP Tel: 020 3141 3350 Email: mail@chgt.org.uk

RED HOUSE Red House Lane, Bexleyheath DA6 8JF Tel: 0208 303 6359

DR JOHNSON’S HOUSE 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE Tel: 020 7353 3745 Email: curator@drjohnsonshouse.org

SOMERSET HOUSE Strand, London WC2R 1LA Tel: 020 7845 4600 E-mail: info@somersethouse.org.uk

ELTHAM PALACE & GARDENS Eltham Palace, Court Yard, Eltham, London SE9 5QE Tel: 020 8294 2548 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

SOUTHSIDE HOUSE 3 Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4RJ Tel: 020 8946 7643 E-mail: info@southsidehouse.com

EMERY WALKER’S HOUSE 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London W6 9TS Tel: 020 8741 4104 Email: admin@emerywalker.org.uk

SPENCER HOUSE 27 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NR Tel: 020 7514 1958 E-mail: tours@spencerhouse.co.uk

FENTON HOUSE Hampstead Grove, London NW3 6SP Tel: 020 7435 3471 Email: fentonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

STRAWBERRY HILL 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST Tel: 020 8744 1241 E-mail: enquiry@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

FORTY HALL Forty Hill, Enfield, Middlesex E 2 9HA Tel: 020 8363 8196 Email: forty.hall enfield.gov.uk

WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL Victoria Street, London, SW1P 1LT Tel: 020 7798 9055 E-mail: chreception@rcdow.org.uk

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High Street, Lasti ngham, Nr Kirbymoo rside YO62 6TH T: (01751) 417345 E: reservations@lasti nghamgrange.com W: www.lastingh amgrange.com It is easy to see why gues situated on the edge ts return time and again to this charm of ing peaceful backwater the Moors in the historic village of Lasti hotel in ngham, a The old, stone-walled the heart of the North York Moors Natio nal within 10 acres of attracountry house, built around a courtyard Park. and ctive set garde ns, is owned and perso Wood family. Their nally charming friendline ss and hospitality sets run by the for all guests to feel at the The atmosphere is ease in this elegant and tasteful country mood unhu hom providing a tranquil rried and peaceful, the south facing terra e. setting in which to ce BEDROOMS: 12 relax and garde Bedr all are tastefully furni ooms are quite traditional, comf n. The welcoming hall, the spacious loung enjoy the beautiful rose shed and decorated ortable bedrooms with e with . their impressive view its open fire, the s, DINING: Table d’hôt e £32; special diets availadinner £42; lunch from £28; Sunday lunch ble; last orders 2030 from Site: .

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BURGH HOUSE & HAMPSTEAD MUSEUM New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT Tel: 020 7431 0144 Email: info@burghhouse.org.uk

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Stansted Park

OXFORDSHIRE • BERKSHIRE • BUCKINGHAMSHIRE • HAMPSHIRE ISLE OF WIGHT • SURRE Y • SUSSE X • KENT

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tansted Park was once a favoured hunting ground for royalty including Henry II and Richard I. The earliest record of a house within the estate dates back to the 12th century and refers to a hunting lodge. The first home was built on the site in 1480 but was sadly all but destroyed during the English Civil War in 1644.

THE ICONIC SPINNAKER TOWER IN PORTSMOUTH

In 1688 a new house was built in a different location. After it burned to the ground in 1900, it was re-built three years later as the house we see today - in exactly the same position.

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The last owner - the 10th Earl of Bessborough - donated the house to the public in 1983 and the Stansted Park Foundation was set up as a charitable organisation to manage the estate.

OXFORD SHIRE

BUCKS

• Abingdon SURREY

HAMPSHIRE Winchester Southampton Portsmouth

Brockenhurst

• Bournemouth COUNTRYSIDE • Chalk downs New Forest The Solent

HERITAGE Mansions & manor houses Plant collector gardens Naval heritage FOOD Apples & cherries Banoffee pie Fine English wine

Midhurst Petersfield

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Sevenoaks Guildford Tunbridge Wells

SUSSEX Chichester

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The site of the original ruined house had numerous different uses until the Chapel of St Paul was built by Reverend Lewis Way who became owner of Stansted Park in 1804. He wanted to unite the Jewish and Christian faiths and devoted much of his time and money to promoting Christianity within Jewish communities. His aims are depicted in the stained-glass window in the East side of the chapel – thought to be the only one in existence to contain Jewish symbolism in a Christian place of worship. Among the guests at the consecration service in 1819 was romantic poet John Keats. His poems The Eve of St Agnes and The Eve of St Mark make reference to the chapel. Disaster struck during the Battle of Britain in 1940 when the windows of the chapel were blown out due to a German Aircraft landing on the nearby cricket ground. Thankfully it was restored and is now in the care of the Stansted Park Foundation. The Grade I listed chapel no longer operates as a regular place of worship but is open at limited times and also holds a short Prayer meeting on the first Thursday of each month. visitheritage.co.uk

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South East Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum RAF Manston Airfield, Kent

Weald & Downland Living Museum Chichester, Hampshire

A collection of historical artefacts from World War II, the big attractions being the Supermarine Spitfire MK VI and the Hawker Hurricane IIC. The Spitfire on display was involved in battle in 1945. Visitors can find out all about the brave men that flew these remarkable machines and even find out for themselves what it was like to fly one by booking a flight in the unique Spitfire Simulator machine. With its location so close to the Channel, RAF Manston was pivotal in several wartime operations.

Explore over 50 buildings which tell the story of British life spanning a 1000 years period. This outdoor museum rescues and preserves old buildings and promotes the training of heritage crafts. As well as the period buildings the site houses several large collections of artefacts relating to building and agricultural tools and equipment, rural trades and crafts. The transport collection includes carts, wagons and vans. Photographs, household objects and furniture illustrate what life might have been like for our ancestors

The Olive Matthews Collection Chertsey Museum, Surrey

Gatwick Aviation Museum Charlwood, Surrey

The collection comprises over 4,000 items of clothing, with the latest exhibition celebrates the roaring twenties. The collection includes items dating back to the early 18th century with some being of great national importance. The collection helps to illustrate the story of fashion and textiles in the UK. Olive Matthews was a lifelong collector of fashion items starting in 1930s London with items purchased from the Caledonian Road Market. A trust was set up for the collection to be cared for after her death. Miss Matthews died in 1979 aged 92

A unique collection of aircraft from the golden age of aviation. From the end of World War II until the early 1970s many of the most innovative inventions in the aviation world came from British designers. On display is a huge collection of aircraft engines from top makers including Rolls Royce and De Havilland. There is also an exhibition detailing the history of Gatwick airport from its planning to the modern operating methods used today. Memorabilia is on display from airlines past and present.

The Bodleian Libraries Group Oxford University Buildings, Oxford The libraries together are home to over 13 million printed materials. The libraries are the main resource for the teaching, learning and research wings of the university. The main library has 702 reader seats. Among the treasures kept here is a printed roll of the Bayeux Tapestry which is over seven metres long. The library has a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio which they paid £3,000 for in 1905. Visitors can enjoy a tour and various exhibitions.

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A Prince’s Treasure Royal Pavilion, Brighton, West Sussex Until Autumn 2021 The Pavilion was built as a lavish seaside palace for King George IV, redesigned by architect John Nash in the Indian Style and completed in 1823. The exhibition features over 120 objects of decorative art on loan from The Royal Collection and repositioned in the Pavilion to capture the spirit of George IV and his love of the Pavilion. The objects were removed and taken to Buckingham Palace by Queen Victoria at a time when the Pavilion might have been demolished and have not been on public display for over 170 years. visitheritage.co.uk

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DO R N E Y CO U RT www.dorneycourt.co.uk

Film & photo shoots. Weddings. Events No stiletto heels. Loo’s equipped with disabled facilities at the House and Kitchen Garden.

The Tea Room offers a range of light snacks, homemade goodies, soft drinks & delicious cream teas. Licensed. The Palmer Arms - good hearty food in a classic pub setting.

Accepts Euros.

Gift shop offering stationery, postcards & mementos of a wonderful day.

By special appointment. Min 20

Garden centre (www.dckg.co.uk).

Plenty of free parking available.

Flexible venue for conferences, meetings and launches.

Welcomes disabled and special needs visitors. Video tour of upstairs rooms.

South East

South East

ne of the finest Tudor Manor Houses in England’ Country Life. Grade I Listed and noted for its outstanding architectural and historical importance. Home of the Palmers for over 400 years, passing from father to son over 14 generations. Highlights include the magnificent Great Hall, oak and lacquer furniture and artwork which combine to tell the story of the House. The stunning Coach House Barn with its landscaped courtyard provides a beautiful space for events.

For events & activity days please see the ‘Events’ section of the website.

Obligatory. A range of flexible options for visiting Dorney Court.

Perfect wedding reception venue with landscaped gardens and 12C Church.

Guided tour aimed at the curriculum with a focus on the Tudors.

Perfectly suited for filming & photographic shoots; unquestionably unique with stunning backdrops.

CONTACT Owner/Contact: Mr James Palmer Tel: 01628 604638 Email: info@dorneycourt.co.uk Twitter: @dorneycourt LOCATION Nr. Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6QP Map Ref: 3:G2 5 mins off M4/J7, 10 mins from Windsor, 2m W of Eton. OPENING TIMES May Bank Holidays (2 & 3 May and 30 & 31 May) and all Aug - open afternoons 1230pm - 4pm. ADMISSION Adult £10, Child (10 yrs+) £5.50, OAPs £9.00. Groups: 10+ £9.50pp when open to public. Private group rates at other times. DORNEY COURT ©KAREN ROE  FLICKR

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The Capability Brown Pleasure Grounds at Wotton, currently undergoing restoration, are related to the Stowe gardens; both belonged to the Grenville family when Brown laid out the Wotton grounds between 1750 and 1767. A series of manmade features on the 3-mile circuit include bridges, temples and statues. Please note that only the Pleasure Grounds are open to the public, not the House. CONTACT Owner: David Gladstone Tel: 01844 238363 Email: davidgladstone@wottonhouse.com LOCATION Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0SB Map Ref: 7:B11 Either A41 turn off at Kingswood, or M40/J7 via Thame. OPEN 7 Apr - 8 Sep, Wed only 2 - 5pm. 5 Apr (Easter Mon) & 31 May (Spring Bank Hol Mon) 2 - 5pm. Sats 26 Jun, 7 & 28 Aug 2 - 5pm. ADMISSION Adult £10, Conc. & Children £5. Groups max 25. Limited parking for coaches. Accessible. Dogs welcome on leads. Guided tours obligatory. visitheritage.co.uk

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HAMPSHIRE

Palace House Once the gatehouse of the medieval Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the Montagu family home since 1538. Explore this gothic styled Victorian country home as costumed guides give you a flavour of life `below stairs’ and share with you the fascinating history of the house and the generations who have lived there. Visit the restored Victorian Kitchen, which has been put back to its original layout with a working range. Plus, enter through a false bookshelf door to the library which formed part of the late Lord Montagu’s private apartments. Discover The Art of Belinda, Lady Montagu – her story in stitches, an exhibition that features previously unseen paintings, drawings and needlework of Lord Montagu’s mother, Belinda, Lady Montagu. This wonderful exhibition has been restaged and can now be viewed in a newly opened area of Palace House. Make sure you head over to Clock House to explore a dedicated Soviet Russian art gallery, displaying a selection of paintings and sculptures from the Art Russe Foundation.

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Beaulieu Abbey & Exhibition Founded on land gifted by King John to Cistercian monks in 1204, Beaulieu Abbey was largely destroyed

www.beaulieu.co.uk CLOISTERS

South East

South East

Beaulieu, in the heart of the New Forest, features a range of heritage attractions during the Reformation. The conserved ruins demonstrate the scale of what was once a vast complex. One of the surviving buildings houses an exhibition on the history of the Abbey and the monks that lived and worked here. The National Motor Museum Over 280 vehicles tell the story of motoring in Britain from its pioneering origins to the present day. From the earliest motor carriages to classic family saloons, displays include historic sporting motors, modern rally cars, F1 racers and a rustic 1930’s country garage.. Grounds & Gardens Explore the informal Wilderness Garden, fragrant Victorian Flower Garden and the Victorian Kitchen Garden. Enjoy the Mill Pond walk through parkland woods and look out for the Rufus Memorial Cairn – to commemorate the death of King William Rufus who, evidence suggests, was killed by an arrow whilst hunting at Beaulieu in 1100. Younger visitors can let their imagination run wild as they discover the secrets of Little Beaulieu, a magical new wooden palace and play area that draws on the heritage of Lord Montagu’s ancestral home of Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey.

WISTERIA

OWNER Lord Montagu

Take the local bus service within the New Forest. There is a Station at Brockenhurst 7m away.

ADMISSION All year Individual and group rates upon application.

CONTACT Visitor Enquiries Tel: 01590 612345 Email: visit@beaulieu.co.uk

TRANSPORT ROUTES Car | Bus | Train

Group Discount: 15+

LOCATION Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7ZN Map Ref: 3:C6 M27 to J2, A326, B3054 follow brown signs.

Allow 4-5 hours for visits. Helicopter landing point. WC’s. There are 3 sets of disabled toilets on the site. Baby changing facilities available.

Closed 25 Dec. Unlimited. Free admission for coach drivers plus voucher.

OPENING TIMES Summer Whitsun-Sep Daily, 10am-6pm. Winter Oct-Whitsun Daily, 10am-5pm Please check website for exact dates.

REGULAR EVENTS Beaulieu hosts a range of family-friendly and motoring themed events throughout the year. Visit www.beaulieuevents.co.uk for details. All ticket enquiries to our Special Events Booking Office. Tel 01590 612888.

Cycle route going through the estate.

Seats 250.

In grounds, on leads only.

Palace House Kitchen Shop & Main Reception Shop.

Attendants on duty.

Beaulieu offers a versatile & unique venue with a difference. Conferences, meetings or receptions.

Professional staff available to assist. Part of the Brabazon Restaurant- sandwiches to cooked meals and tea & cold drinks.

WC. Wheelchairs in Visitor Reception by prior booking. visitheritage.co.uk

Please see website. Please see: beaulieu.co.uk/corporate-and-weddings.

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STR ATF I E L D SAY E HOUSE www. tr t e d

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Toilet facilities available. Parking is available. WC. Please contact for further details see access statement on the website. Camping and caravanning in the country park. Access to Stratfield Saye House is by guided tour only.

OPENING TIMES Please see website for up to date information on openings. ADMISSION Weekdays: Adult £12, Child £4, Over 60s/Student £11 Gardens only: £4 Weekends: Adult £14, Child £5, Over 60s/Student £13 Gardens only: £5 Private group visits by appointment only.

Tailored school visit packages, please contact for further details. Sourcing the best local ingredients for the farm shop & cafe; simply delicious. Farm shop selling cosmetics, home and garden goods. Contact for possible Corporate bookings/ packages in the country park Please see list of events in the country park section of the website.

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STANSTED PARK

GOODNESTONE PARK GARDENS

www.stanstedpark.co.uk

www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

Stansted House and its Chapel stand in 1800 acres of parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs National Park. The state rooms are furnished as though the 10th Earl was still at home giving the visitor a real sense of a bygone era. CONTACT Stansted Park Foundation, Estate Office Tel: 02392 412265 Email: enquiry@stanstedpark.co.uk LOCATION Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX Follow brown heritage signs from A3(M) J2 Emsworth or A27 Havant. OPENING TIMES House & Chapel: Easter Sunday - end September; Sun, Mon, Tues & Wed 1pm-5pm (Last admission 4pm) ADMISSION Adult £10, Concession £8, Child £5, Family £25 (5-15 years). Groups/Education visits by appointment. Toilet and baby changing facilities. Use Garden Centre car park- disabled next to the Tea Room. The grounds are open all year. Suitable. WC’s. Please download the access statement on the website. By arrangement. Guided tours min 10. By arrangement. The Pavilion Tearoom, breakfast, light lunches, afternoon tea, cakes & beverages.

‘The most perfect English garden’ 14 acres of beautiful tranquillity including a woodland area, large walled garden and tearoom. CONTACT Sally Lewis Tel: 01304 840107 Email: enquiries@goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk LOCATION Goodnestone Park, Nr Wingham, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1PL Map 4:N3. OS Ref TR254 544. 8m Canterbury, 1½m E of B2046 - A2 to Wingham Road, signposted from this road. Postcode of Car Park: CT3 1PJ. OPENING TIMES For opening times please refer to website. ADMISSION Adult £7, Child (6-16) £2, Annual Garden Pass £20, Family Garden Pass (2+2) £30, Groups (20+, pre-booked) £6.00 (out of opening hours £10). Suitable. WCs. Licensed. Partial. By arrangement. Parking. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Plant Sales. Events please see website.

B E L M O NT H O U S E & GA R D E N S

CONTACT Owner: Harris (Belmont) Charity Tel: 01795 890202 Email: administrator@belmont-house.org

www.belmont-house.org

Belmont is an elegant 18th Century house, home to six generations of the Harris family. It contains many mementoes of the family’s history and travels; including, fine paintings, furniture, Indian silverware and perhaps the finest private clock collection in the country. The gardens contain a Pinetum complete with grotto, a walled ornamental garden, specimen trees and a large kitchen garden with Victorian greenhouses, all set in parkland. No photography in house. Disabled toilet facilities available. Gardens. See opening times. Limited for coaches. Partial. WC’s. Please see the access statement for further details. In the gardens, on lead only. Spend a relaxing week or two on the Belmont Estate in one of our delightful holiday cottages.

LOCATION Belmont Park, Throwley, Faversham, Kent ME13 0HH Map Ref: 4:M3 - M2 Jct 6 - 4½m SSW of Faversham, off A251 OPENING TIMES Open Apr - Sep. Please visit our website for opening hours, tour times & special events. Gardens open daily, 10am-6pm or dusk if earlier. Groups Tue & Thu by appointment. Pre-booked specialist clock tours 1.30pm last Sat of the month. ADMISSION House & Garden: Adult £10 (Garden: £5), Child £5 - Under 12’s FREE (Garden: 12-16yrs £2.50), Concs £8 (Garden £4) Groups £8pp. Clock Tour £20

The interior of the House can only be viewed by guided tour. Tea Room open from 1pm on Sat & Sun for cream teas & cakes. Self-service Mon-Fri. In the kitchen garden. For corporate event please contact. Spring Fair, NGS Days, Outdoor Theatre, Herbal Workshops, Woodfest, Xmas Events & Meet the Head Gardener Tours.

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After the Duke of Wellington’s victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the Duke chose Stratfield Saye as his country estate. The house contains many of the 1st Duke’s possessions and is still occupied by his descendants being a family home rather than a museum.

LOCATION Stratfield Saye, Hampshire RG7 2BZ Map Ref: 3:E2 - Equidistant from Reading (M4/J11) & Basingstoke (M3/J6) 1½m W of the A33.


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KENT

C A NTE R B U RY C ATH E D R A L

www.canterbury-cathedral.org GREAT SOUTH WINDOW

Established by St Augustine in 597AD, Canterbury Cathedral is England’s first Cathedral. In 1070 the new orman rulers rebuilt the fire-ravaged cathedral in their architectural style, described by then-Archbishop Lanfranc as nearly perfect’. Some parts of the orman cathedral remain, and despite alterations during the intervening nine hundred years, Canterbury Cathedral remains a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture. From the high-ceilinged ave with stunning stained glass, through the richly decorated Quire to the atmospheric Crypt which still retains medieval painted walls, each part of the Cathedral has its own rich style and intriguing history to discover. utside, Cloisters and gardens offer the opportunity to relax and reflect while admiring the impressive plant collections, from the tranquil Memorial Garden through to a recreation of a sixteenth century

Medicinal Herb Garden. Sitting a stone’s throw from the centre of bustling Canterbury, the Cathedral and gardens offer a peaceful haven inside and out. Described as England in Stone’, Canterbury Cathedral’s history is intrinsically linked to stories from the Magna Carta negotiations to the Blitz, and with King Henry IV and the Black Prince buried within, its history is as rich as it comes. The power struggle between King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket shaped the Cathedral’s fortunes most strongly, with Becket’s shrine, following his murder in 1170, becoming a place of pilgrimage throughout the Middle Ages. That tradition of welcome extends to this day, and the modern Cathedral greets visitors from across the world, offering daily talks and bookable guided tours, while groups can enjoy a range of behind the scenes’ tours and enhanced visits. Families can join regular workshops and events for children of all ages.

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CATHEDRAL FROM CHRIST CHURCH GATE

CONTACT Tel: 01227 762862 Group enquiries: 01227 862749 Media & Filming: 01227 862749 Corporate: 01227 865350 Email: visitsenquiries@canterbury-cathedral.org LOCATION The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH Map Ref: 4:N3 In the centre of historic Canterbury, well served by M20 and M2 links to the rest of England TRANSPORT ROUTES Car | Bus | Train | Aeroplane | Ferry

Welcome Centre with leaflets, guidebooks and multimedia guides, photography not permitted in the crypt/ during services.

ADMISSION Check website for latest prices.

REGULAR EVENTS Daily: Guided tours and mini talks (subject to availability).

Discount: Group Discounts available please contact the Groups Office Additional: Tickets can be validated for unlimited free visits for 12 months, at no extra cost. (See website for T&Cs).

In precincts. Guide, hearing, assistance dogs in Cathedral.

Toilet facilities available. Baby changing facilities available.

Bespoke group tours/visit options available. Call 01227 762862.

No coach drop off or parking on site. visitheritage.co.uk

OPENING TIMES Seasonal opening, check website for details.

Accessible WC’s. Wheelchair available. Hearing loops. Limited access.

Reduced hours in winter. Check website.

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Canterbury Cathedral is the jewel in Kent’s crown: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mother Church of the Anglican Communion, and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

School, Language and University group visits. Call 01227 762862.

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B U SCOT PA R K

R E STO R ATI O N H O U S E

www.buscotpark.com

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Buscot Park is the home of the Henderson Family and the present Lord and Lady Faringdon, with their eldest son James and his wife Lucinda. They look after the property on behalf of the National Trust as well as the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objets d’art, known as the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the House. Built between 1780 and 1783 for a local landowner, Edward Lovedon Townsend, the estate was purchased in 1889 by Lord Faringdon’s great-grandfather, Alexander Henderson, a financier of exceptional skill and ability, who in 1916 was created the 1st Lord Faringdon. He greatly enlarged the House, commissioned Harold Peto to design the famous Italianate water garden, and laid the foundations of the Faringdon Collection. Among his many purchases were Rembrandt’s portrait of Pieter Six, Rossetti’s portrait of Pandora, and Burne-Jones’s famous

Fabled city mansion deriving its name from the stay of Charles II on the eve of The Restoration. This complex ancient house has beautiful interiors with exceptional early paintwork related to decorative scheme ‘run up’ for Charles’ visit. The house also inspired Dickens to create ‘Miss Havisham’ here. ‘Interiors of rare historical resonance and poetry’, Country Life. Fine English furniture and strong collection of English portraits (Mytens, Kneller, Dahl, Reynolds and several Gainsboroughs). Charming interlinked walled gardens and ongoing restoration of monumental Renaissance water garden A private gem. ‘There is no finer pre-civil war town house in England than this’ - Simon Jenkins, The Times. Deserves a medal’ - Jools Holland. The Italian Garden now an astonishing reality with fountains, water railings, water cannons, antique and modern sculptures, oculus domed gazebo, grassed and gravelled walks and ponds. Arranged dramatically over three levels with all the walls raised from the archaeologically excavated footings this garden is a climax to the well established and much loved sequence of walled gardens.

CONTACT Owner: R Tucker & J Wilmot Contact: Robert Tucker Tel: 01634 848520 Email: robert.tucker@restorationhouse.co.uk LOCATION 17-19 Crow Lane, Rochester, Kent ME1 1RF Map Ref: 4:K2 In Historic centre of Rochester, off High Street, opposite

the Vines Park. 5 minutes’ walk from Rochester Station with high-speed to St Pancras and regular services to Victoria and Charing Cross. OPENING TIMES Thurs 27 May to Fri 24 Sept, Thur and Fri 10-5 And Sat 5 June 12-5. Photographer’s hour Fridays 10-11am during opening season Tea Shop: Open same days as house.

ADMISSION Adult £9 (includes 36 page illustrated guidebook) Concession £8 Child £4.25 Groups +8 - Tours £11 per person.

CONTACT Owner: The National Trust (Administered on their behalf by Lord Faringdon) Contact: The Estate Office Tel: 01367 240786 Info Line: 01367 240932 Email: estbuscot@aol.com

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To Tea Shop and half of garden.

No photography in house.

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Charity run Tea Shop. Open when house is open.

OPENING TIMES House, Grounds & Tea Room: 1 Apr - 30 Sep, 2 - 6pm. Wed-Fri & BH weekends as listed on website.

Ample car parking, 2 coach spaces.

ADMISSION House & Grounds: Adults £12. Over 65’s £10. Child (5-15) £6. National Trust Members - Free. Grounds Only: Adults £9. Over 65’s £7. Child (5-15) £4.50. National Trust Members - Free.

LOCATION Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8BU Map Ref: 6:P12 Between Faringdon & Lechlade on A417.

Toilet and disabled WC’s facilities available. No stilettos. No photography in house except Fri 10-11am.

series, The Legend of the Briar Rose. His grandson and heir, Gavin Henderson, added considerably to the Collection, acquiring important furniture designed by Robert Adam and Thomas Hope, and was instrumental in returning the House to its late 18th Century appearance. The family, together with their fellow Trustees, continue to add to the Collection, to freshen its display, and to enliven the gardens and grounds for the continuing enjoyment of visitors.

Partial. Ramps & motorised PMVs. Please contact prior to visit for more information. Steps to House. Not permitted - Guide dogs only. They may be exercised in the Paddock Field (the overflow car park).

Small shop selling peppermint products, local cider, honey, guide books & a selection of postcards. A selection of plants and surplus kitchen garden produce available when in season.

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Broughton Castle is essentially a family home lived in by Lord and Lady Saye & Sele and their family. The original medieval Manor House, of which much remains today, was built in about 1300 by Sir John de Broughton. It stands on an island site surrounded by a 3 acre moat. The Castle was greatly enlarged between 1550 and 1600, at which time it was embellished with magnificent plaster ceilings, splendid panelling and fine fireplaces. In the 17th Century William, 8th Lord Saye & Sele, played a leading role in national affairs. He opposed Charles I’s efforts to rule without Parliament and Broughton became a secret meeting place for the King’s opponents. During the Civil War William raised a regiment and he and his four sons all fought at the nearby Battle of Edgehill. Photography allowed in house.

Available for booked groups.

Limited parking. Disabled parking available. Partial, please see the ‘Disabled Access’ section of the website for further details. Guide dogs only in house. On leads in grounds.

Available by prior arrangement. Primary and secondary school groups are welcome. Groups may book morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. The small gift shop is open on all open days from 2pm until 5pm.

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OWNER Lord Saye & Sele CONTACT Contact: Manager, Mrs James Tel: 01295 276070 Email: info@broughtoncastle.com LOCATION Broughton, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 5EB Map Ref: 7:A10 Broughton Castle is 2½m SW of Banbury Cross on the B4035, Shipston-on-Stour - Banbury Road. OPENING TIMES Apr-Sep inclusive, 2-5pm Weds, Suns & Bank Holiday Mons. Open all year for groups - by appointment only. ADMISSION Adult £10, Child (5-15yrs) £6, Concession £9, Garden only £6 Groups: Adult £10, Child (5-15yrs) £7 Garden only: £7 (There is a minimum charge for groups - please contact the manager for details).

K I N G STO N BAG PU IZ E www.kbhevents.uk

This lovely family home built in circa 1660 was remodelled in the early 1700’s for the Blandy family. With English and French furniture in the elegant panelled rooms the entrance hall is dominated by its handsome cantilevered staircase. The surrounding mature parkland and gardens contain an interesting collection of cultivated plants giving year round interest including snowdrops and magnolia in spring, flowering trees and shrubs in summer and autumn colour. The 18th Century panelled pavilion overlooking the gardens is reached from the raised terrace walk. Venue for civil marriages, wedding receptions and small conferences. Film location featured in 2020 film version of Jane Austen’s Emma; previously seen as Lord Merton’s home in Downton Abbey TV series. Location for fashion and commercial photo shoots. Restricted photography in house on open days.

Afternoon teas available. Morning coffee for pre-booked groups.

Free parking is available.

Available on an exclusive basis, for civil ceremonies & receptions.

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Please see ‘Corporate’ section of the website. Please see our website for events. Pre-booked lunches available for 20+.

CONTACT Owner: Mrs Francis Grant Contact: Virginia Grant Tel: 01865 820259 Email: info@kbhevents.uk LOCATION Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 5AX Map Ref: 7:A12 - Kingston Bagpuize village, off A415 ½ mile south of the A415/A420 intersection. Abingdon 5m, Oxford 9m. OPENING TIMES SUBJECT TO COVID REGULATIONS PLEASE SEE WEBSITE TO CONFIRM DATES Garden only ( snowdrops), FEB 7,14,21 & 28. House & Garden: March 14,15, 28 & 29. April 11,12,25 &26. May 9,10,16,17,30 & 31. June 13,14,27 & 28. July 11,12,13,25,26 & 27. August 8,9,10,22,23 & 24. Sept 5,6,19 & 20. VISITS MAY NEED TO BE PREBOOKED All days 2-5pm (last entry to house 4pm). Free flow visit to ground floor. ADMISSION House & Garden: Adult £10, Child/Student (11-21) £5.50. Garden: Adult £6, Child/Student (12-21) £4. Snowdrop Fair in February, Rare Plant Fair in May. Group Rates 20+ by written appointment weekdays all year.

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A RU N D E L C A STL E & G A R D E N S

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L A N C I N G CO L L EG E C H A PE L

The home of the Dukes of Norfolk, Arundel Castle has looked over the Sussex Downs and River Arun since the Norman era, when it was founded by William the Conqueror on Christmas Day 1067. Visitors now enjoy wonderful views from the medieval Keep. Its imposing walls, crenelated battlements and narrow stairs built from the hard, local flintstone show the strong defences of the original castle. Contrast that with the warmth and textures of the Regency library, with mahogany bookcases, brass lamps shedding a gentle light and velvet furniture. The impressive Barons’ Hall, which commemorates the 600th anniversary of the Magna Carta is filled with fine art, including a portrait by Van Dyck and tapestries by Gobelin. Wonderful architecture abounds, with the dining and drawing rooms demonstrating the stonemasons’ skills at their best in the fascinating detail of soaring windows and grand fireplaces. Glorious gardens surround the castle, with seasonal OWNER Arundel Castle Trustees Ltd. CONTACT Stephen Manion, Castle Manager Email: visits@arundelcastle.org

The Castle’s Annual Tulip Festival features stunning spring displays of over 100 varieties throughout the grounds, a delight for all.

www.lancingcollege.co.uk/chapel Lancing College Chapel is the place of worship for the community of Lancing College, the central minster of the Woodard Schools and a well-loved Sussex landmark. The Chapel stands prominently on the South Downs. The exterior, with its pinnacles and flying buttresses, is a testament to Victorian structural bravado. Designed by Herbert Carpenter in the 13th Century French gothic style, it is the fourth tallest ecclesiastical building in England.

The foundations were laid in 1868 and the atmospheric crypt came into use in 1875. The upper chapel was dedicated in 1911 but the west wall and rose window were added in the 1970s. The war memorial cloister was built in the 1920s. A beautiful new porch to complete the west end is currently being built and is expected to be finished by Easter 2021. To find out more and support the campaign please visit www.lancingcollege.co.uk/ chapel

OWNER Lancing College Chapel Trust

lights. Filter right if coming from the East. Turn off Coombes Rd at sign for Lancing College and proceed to the top of Lancing College drive, then follow signs to the Main Car Park.

OPENING TIMES The Chapel is closed until Easter 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our website www.lancingcollege.co.uk/chapel for updates.

Rail: Train to Shoreham-by-Sea or Lancing on the London-Littlehampton & Portsmouth line & take a taxi.

ADMISSION Free. Donations are requested for the Friends of Lancing Chapel. Visitors are asked to sign in for security purposes as they enter the Chapel. The other College buildings are not open to the public.

From the Norman conquest to the turbulence of the Civil War, to the advent of electricity, Arundel Castle has played a unique and important role throughout British history.

LOCATION Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB Map Ref: 3:G6. Central Arundel, N of A27. Brighton 40 mins, Worthing 15 mins, Chichester 15 mins. From London A3 or A24, 1½ hrs. M25 motorway, 30m. Bus: Bus stop 100 yds. Rail: Station ½m. Air: Gatwick 25m.

OPENING TIMES Arundel Castle is usually open April - November, please contact us or visit our website for up-to-date information. ADMISSION Please contact us or visit our website for up-to-date prices and booking information.

CONTACT The Verger Tel: 01273 465949 Email: verger@lancing.org.uk Reception, Lancing College Enquiries Tel: 01273 452213. LOCATION Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW Map Ref: 3:H6 Car: North of the A27 between Shoreham-by-Sea & Lancing at the Coombes Rd/Shoreham Airport traffic

The Trustees reserve the right to close any or all parts of the Castle at any time. Please check the website for up to date information.

WCs, ramps and lifts. Please see website.

Refreshments available.

On special event days admission prices may vary.

Light snacks and lunches.

Toilet facilities available.

Lavatories / WC are located in the garden and in the Castle.

By prior arrangement. Tour time 1½-2 hrs.

Discover the distinctive & exclusive gift range in the Castle Shop.

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surprises around each corner. Our recently opened water gardens have transformed the historic fish ponds into a tranquil wildlife haven. Stroll through the formal gardens and you discover the unusual stumpery, the English borders ablaze with colour and the abundant fruit and vegetables in the kitchen garden.

Special rates for school children (5-16yrs) & teachers.

Guide books, information leaflets and a DVD.

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Bus: The nearest bus routes are Brighton & Hove Buses 2A, Compass Buses, 106 & Coastliner 700.

The upper chapel (but not the crypt) is easily accessible for those with mobility issues.

School & other educational groups are welcome & may request guided tours & other information.

Guide dogs only in Chapel. Dogs on leads welcome in College grounds.

Stall with guide books and postcards at entrance to the Chapel.

Guided tours & brief talks can be booked with the Verger. Groups should be booked in advance.

Please see website for special events.

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HIGH BEECHES WOODLAND & WATER GARDEN www.highbeeches.com

PARHAM HOUSE ©ELIZABETH ZESCHIN

PA R H A M H O U S E & G A R D E N S www.parhaminsussex.co.uk

One of the top twenty in Simon Jenkins’s book ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’. Idyllically set in the heart of an ancient deer park below the South Downs, the Elizabethan House contains an important collection of needlework, paintings and furniture.

PARHAM ENTRANCE BORDER TULIPS APRIL ©ERIKA PACKARD

FIRLE PLACE, SUSSEX  ©JOSHUA REYNOLDS  FLICKR

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The magnificent Long Gallery, 158ft (48m) long, is the third longest in an English private house. The spectacular gardens include a four-acre Walled Garden with stunning herbaceous borders, potager, cutting garden and extensive Pleasure Grounds.

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Parham has always been a well-loved family home; only three families have lived here since its foundation stone was laid in 1577. It is now owned by a charitable trust, and lived in by Lady Emma and Mr James Barnard and their family. Parham’s tranquillity and timeless beauty have changed little over the centuries.

CONTACT Parham Park Ltd Contact: Estate Office Tel: 01903 742021 Email: enquiries@parhaminsussex.co.uk Facebook: /ParhamHouseAndGardens Twitter: @parhaminsussex Instagram: /parham_house_gardens www.parhaminsussex.co.uk

LOCATION Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HS Satnav and GPS: RH20 4HR Entrance between Storrington & Pulborough on A283. Map Ref: 3:G5.

OPENING TIMES Easter Sunday (4 Apr) - Sun 10 Oct 2021 Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun & Bank Holidays. Opening days and times may vary, please visit the website. ADMISSION Please see our website for details. Groups: By prior arrangement. Advanced booking may be necessary.

The family’s 500 year old history at Firle Place commenced when Sir John Gage (1479-1556) completed his manor house c.1543, in the lee of the chalk folds of the Sussex South Downs. The house was remodelled in the 18th Century, providing its present Georgian façade, including the rare Serlian window on the entrance front. The celebrated works of art now housed at Firle, comprising Old Master paintings, furniture and Sèvres porcelain, reflect the taste of successive generations of collectors and familial relationships, significant additions arriving in the mid-1950s from the Cowper collection at Panshanger House, Hertfordshire and the Grenfell collection from Taplow Court, Berkshire. No photography in house. Wheelchair access will be to the ground floor and Tea Room only, and can be provided if required. In grounds on leads.

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Photography (not flash) permitted in house & gardens, for personal use only. Dogs on leads welcome in gardens only. Guide dogs welcome in house. Licensed Big Kitchen on house and garden open days only. visitheritage.co.uk

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Plants selected and grown by our own garden team. Please see the ‘Events’ page on the website for what’s on. Gifts including Parham’s own jams and preserves.

Home to a wide range of accommodation for parties of any size. Exclusive out-of-hours guided tours: 25+ people £8.50pp. -25 people £9pp (minimum £215).

CONTACT Owner: The Rt Hon Viscount Gage Tel: 01273 858567 Email: enquiries@firle.com

Tearoom, please see website for details.

LOCATION Firle, Nr Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LP Map Ref: 4:J6 4m SE of Lewes on A27 Brighton/Eastbourne Road.

Shop. Available for private hire. Please see website for special events. For details on weddings at Firle, please contact Bryony at weddings@firle.com or 07788 446621.

OPENING TIMES Jun-Sep. Please see website for 2020 opening days & times. Tea Room opens, without charge on House opening days only. ADMISSION Please see the website or contact for 2020 admission prices. Private group tours can be arranged by prior appointment. Call 01273 858307 or see website for details.

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A beautiful woodland and water garden which has been sensitively planted with many rare trees and shrubs. A superb wildflower meadow and spectacular autumn colour. CONTACT Contact: Sarah Bray Tel: 01444 400589 Email: gardens@highbeeches.com LOCATION High Beeches Lane, Handcross, West Sussex RH17 6HQ Map Ref: 4:I4 OPENING TIMES Everyday (except Weds) 1 pm to 5pm. ADMISSION Adult £9, Children (5-16) £3.


STOWE LANDSCAPE GARDENS New Inn Farm, Buckingham MK18 5EQ Tel: 01280 817156 Email: stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk

TUDOR HOUSE & GARDEN Bugle Street, Southampton SO14 2AD Tel: 023 8083 4536 Email: museums@southampton.gov.uk

THE GRANGE St Augustine’s Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9NY Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

BASILDON PARK Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR Tel: 0118 984 3040 Email: basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

WADDESDON MANOR Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH Tel: 01296 820414 Email: enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk

THE VYNE Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL Tel: 01256 883858 Email: thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk

GREAT COMP GARDEN Comp Lane, Platt, Borough Green, Kent TN15 8QS Tel: 01732 886154 Email: info@greatcompgarden.co.uk

ENGLEFIELD HOUSE GARDENS The Estate ffice, Englefield Road, Theale Berkshire RG7 5DU Tel: 0118 930 2221

WEST WYCOMBE PARK West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 3AJ Tel: 01494 513569 Email: westwycombe@nationaltrust.org.uk

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL 9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS Tel: 01962 857200 Email: visits@winchester-cathedral.org.uk

GROOMBRIDGE PLACE GARDENS Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG Tel: 01892 861444 Email: carrie@groombridge.co.uk

THE SAVILL GARDEN Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0UU Tel: 01784 485400 Email: enquiries@windsorgreatpark.co.uk

AVINGTON PARK Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2DF Tel: 01725 512858 Email: breamore@btinternet.com

WINCHESTER CITY MILL Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 9BH Tel: 01962 870057 Email: winchestercitymill@nationaltrust.org.uk

HALL PLACE & GARDENS Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1PQ Tel: 01322 526574 Email: info@hallplace.org.uk

ST AUGUSTINE’S ABBEY Longport, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1TF Tel: 01227 767345 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

HEVER CASTLE & GARDENS Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG Tel: 01732 865224 Email: info@hevercastle.co.uk

BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA PLACE Boughton Monchelsea, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME17 4BU Tel: 01622 743120 Email: mk@boughtonplace.co.uk

IGHTHAM MOTE Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT Tel: 01732 810378 Email: ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk

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SHAW HOUSE Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2DR Tel: 01635 279279 Email: shawhouse@westberks.gov.uk

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ASHDOWN HOUSE Lambourn, Newbury, Berkshire RG17 8RE Tel: 01494 755569 Email: ashdown@nationaltrust.org.uk

WASING PARK Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4NB Tel: 0118 971 4140 Email: info@wasing.co.uk

Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9ZD Broadlands is the historic home of the Mountbatten family. Map Ref: 3:C5 Email: housetours@broadlandsestates.co.uk Tel: 01794 505080 Website: www.broadlandsestates.co.uk Open: 12pm-5pm, from Mon 29th Mar 2021 - Sun 11th Apr 2021 and Mon 16th Aug 2021 - Mon 30th Aug 2021. Please see our website for all the details.

WINDSOR CASTLE Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ Tel: 020 7766 7304 Email: bookinginfo@royalcollection.org.uk

EXBURY GARDENS & STEAM RAILWAY Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AZ Tel: 023 8089 1203 Email: info@exbury.co.uk

CHILHAM CASTLE Canterbury, Kent CT4 8DB Tel: 01227 733100 Email: chilhamcastleinfo@gmail.com

ST JOHN’S JERUSALEM Sutton-at-Hone, Dartford Kent DA4 9HQ Tel: 01732 810378 Email: stjohnsjerusalem@nationaltrust.org.uk

ASCOTT Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire LU7 0PR Tel: 01296 688242 Email: info@ascottestate.co.uk

HARCOMBE HOUSE Park Lane, Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0BE Tel: 07796 195550 Email: vjeswani@k-capital.net

COBHAM HALL Cobham, Kent DA12 3BL Tel: 01474 823371 Email: enquiries@cobhamhall.com

KNOLE Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0RP Tel: 01732 462100 Email: knole@nationaltrust.org.uk

BLETCHLEY PARK The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB Tel: 01908 640404 Email: info@bletchleypark.org.uk

HIGHCLERE CASTLE, GARDENS & EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION Highclere Castle, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 9RN Tel: 01635 253210 Email: theoffice highclerecastle.co.uk

COBHAM WOOD & MAUSOLEUM Cobham DA12 3BS Tel: 01732 810378 Email: cobham@nationaltrust.org.uk

LEEDS CASTLE Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL Tel: 01622 765400 Email: enquiries@leeds-castle.co.uk

CHENIES MANOR HOUSE Chenies, Buckinghamshire WD3 6ER Tel: 01494 762888 Email: macleodmatthews@btinternet.com

HINTON AMPNER Bramdean, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0LA Tel: 01962 771305 Email: hintonampner@nationaltrust.org.uk

DEAL CASTLE Victoria Road, Deal, Kent CT14 7BA Tel: 01304 372762 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

LULLINGSTONE CASTLE & WORLD GARDEN Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JA Tel: 01322 862114 Email: info@lullingstonecastle.co.uk

CLAYDON HOUSE & GARDENS Claydon House, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire MK18 2EY Tel: 01296 730349 Email: claydon@nationaltrust.org.uk

GILBERT WHITE & THE OATES COLLECTIONS High Street, Selborne, Alton GU34 3JH Tel: 01420 511275 Email: info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

DODDINGTON PLACE GARDENS Doddington, Nr Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0BB Tel: 01795 886101

LULLINGSTONE ROMAN VILLA Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JA Tel: 01322 863467 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

CLIVEDEN Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA Tel: 01628 605069 Email: cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk

JANE AUSTEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SD Tel: 01420 83262 Email: enquiries@jahmusm.org.uk

DOVER CASTLE Castle Hill, Dover, Kent CT16 1HU Tel: 01304 211067 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

MOUNT EPHRAIM GARDENS Hernhill, Faversham, Kent ME13 9TX Tel: 01227 751496 Email: info@mountephraimgardens.co.uk

HUGHENDEN High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 4LA Tel: 01494 755573 Email: hughenden@nationaltrust.org.uk

KING JOHN’S HOUSE & HERITAGE CENTRE Church Street, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8BT Tel: 01794 512200 Email: info@kingjohnshouse.org.uk

DOWN HOUSE Luxted Road, Downe, Kent BR6 7JT Tel: 01689 859119 Email: www.english-heritage.org.uk/darwin

NURSTEAD COURT Nurstead Church Lane, Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD Tel: 01474 812368 Email: info@nursteadcourt.co.uk

Nether Winchendon House, Nr. Aylesbury HP18 0DY Map Ref: 7:C11 Tel: 01844 290101 Email: contactus@ netherwinchendonhouse.com Website: netherwinchendonhouse. com Open: 2.30-5.30pm on May3-6, 9-13, 23-27, 30-31, June 1, Aug30, Sept19-23, 26-30. Adm: £10.00 Guided tours only at quarter to each hour. Private groups at any time by appointment (min £300.00). No concessions for OAP. No concessions for Art Fund and HHA on Sundays and B/Hols. Before visiting in 2021 always check website.

MOTTISFONT Mottisfont, Nr Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LP Tel: 01794 340757 Email: mottisfont@nationaltrust.org.uk

EMMETTS GARDEN Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6BA Tel: 01689 859119 Email: visits@winchester-cathedral.org.uk

OWLETTS The Street, Cobham, Gravesend DA12 3AP Tel: 01732 810378 Email: owletts@nationaltrust.org.uk

PORTCHESTER CASTLE Portsmouth, Hampshire PO16 9QW Tel: 02392 378291 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

GODINTON HOUSE & GARDENS Godinton Lane, Ashford Kent TN23 3BP Tel: 01233 620773 Email: info@godinton-house-gardens.co.uk

PENSHURST PLACE & GARDENS Penshurst, Nr Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG Tel: 01892 870307 Email: contactus@penshurstplace.com

STOWE HOUSE Stowe House, Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH Tel: 01280 818002 Email: Houseinfo@stowe.co.uk

SIR HAROLD HILLIER GARDENS Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire S 51 0QA Tel: 01794 369318 Email: info@hilliergardens.org.uk

HOUGHTON LODGE GARDENS Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LQ Tel: 01264 810502 Email: info@houghtonlodgegardens.co.uk

PROVENDER HOUSE Provender Lane, Norton, Nr Faversham, Kent ME13 0ST Tel: 07773 790872 Email: info@provenderhouse.co.uk

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SULGRAVE MANOR Manor Road, Sulgrave, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 2SD Tel: 01295 760205 Email: enquiries@sulgravemanor.org.uk

CHARLESTON Firle, Nr Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL Tel: 01323 811626 Email: info@charleston.org.uk

PRESTON MANOR Preston Drove, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 6SD Tel: 03000 290900 Email: visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

RIVERHILL HIMALAYAN GARDENS Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0RR Tel: 01732 459777 Email: sarah@riverhillgardens.co.uk

WATERPERRY GARDENS Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ Tel: 01844 339226 Email: office waterperrygardens.co.uk

CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1PX Tel: 01243 782595 Email: visitors@chichestercathedral.org.uk

THE ROYAL PAVILION Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1EE Tel: 03000 290900 Email: visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

ROCHESTER CASTLE The Lodge, Rochester-Upon-Medway, Medway ME1 1SW Tel: 01634 402276 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

CLAREMONT LANDSCAPE GARDEN Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9JG Tel: 01372 467806 Email: claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk

FAIRLIGHT HALL GARDENS Martineau Lane, Fairlight, Nr Hastings East Sussex TN35 5DR Tel: 01424 814132 Email: admin@fairlighthall.co.uk

SACKVILLE COLLEGE High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BX Tel: 01342 323414 Email: admin@sackvillecollege.org.uk

SCOTNEY CASTLE Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 8JN Tel: 01892 893820 Email: scotneycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

GODDARDS Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6TH Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

FARLEY HOUSE & GALLERY Muddles Green, Chiddingly, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6HW Tel: 01825 872856 Email: tours@leemiller.co.uk

SAINT HILL MANOR Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JY Tel: 01342 334171 Email: info@sainthillmanor.org.uk

SISSINGHURST CASTLE Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2AB Tel: 01580 710700 Email: sissinghurst@nationaltrust.org.uk

HAMPTON COURT PALACE Surrey, KT8 9AU Tel: 0203 166 6000 Email: hamptoncourt@hrp.org.uk

GREAT DIXTER HOUSE & GARDENS Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH Tel: 01797 252878 Email: office greatdixter.co.uk

SHEFFIELD PARK & GARDEN Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex T 22 3Q Tel: 01825 790231 Email: sheffieldpark nationaltrust.org.uk

SMALLHYTHE PLACE Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG Tel: 01580 762334 Email: smallhytheplace@nationaltrust.org.uk

HATCHLANDS PARK East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT Tel: 01483 222482 Email: hatchlands@nationaltrust.org.uk

GLYNDE PLACE Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6SX Tel: 01273 858224 Email: info@glynde.co.uk

STANDEN West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4NE Tel: 01342 323029 Email: standen@nationaltrust.org.uk

TONBRIDGE CASTLE Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BG Tel: 01732 770929 Email: tonbridge.castle@tmbc.gov.uk

LEITH HILL PLACE Leith Hill Lane, Coldharbour, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6LY Tel: 01306 711685 Email: leithhillplace@nationaltrust.org.uk

HASTINGS CASTLE Castle Hill Road, West Hill, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3AR Tel: 01424 444412 Email: bookings@discoverhastings.co.uk

UPPARK HOUSE & GARDEN South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex GU31 5QR Tel: 01730 825415 Email: uppark@nationaltrust.org.uk

TUDOR HOUSE King Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1QE Tel: 01843 577577 Email: visitorinformation@thanet.gov.uk

LIMNERSLEASE AT THE WATTS GALLERY Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ Tel: 01483 810 235 Email: info@wattsgallery.org.uk

LEWES CASTLE & MUSEUM Barbican House, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YE Tel: 01273 486290 Email: castle@sussexpast.co.uk

WAKEHURST PLACE Ardingly Road, North of Ardingly, West Sussex Tel: 01444 894004 Email: wakehurst@kew.org

WALMER CASTLE & GARDENS Deal, Kent CT14 7LJ Tel: 01304 364288 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

POLESDEN LACEY Great Bookham, Nr Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BD Tel: 01372 452048 Email: polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk

LEWES PRIORY Town Hall, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2QS Tel: 01273 486185 Email: enquiries@lewespriory.org.uk

WEALD & DOWNLAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU Tel: 01243 811363 Email: office wealddown.co.uk

ARDINGTON HOUSE Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8QA Tel: 01235 821566 Email: info@ardingtonhouse.com

RHS GARDEN WISLEY Nr Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB Tel: 0845 260 9000 Email: wisley@rhs.org.uk

MICHELHAM PRIORY Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QS Tel: 01323 844224 Email: adminmich@sussexpast.co.uk

WEST DEAN COLLEGE & GARDENS West Dean, West Dean, West Sussex PO18 0RX Tel: 01243 818210 Email: enquiries@westdean.org.uk

BLENHEIM PALACE Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP Tel: 01993 810530 Email: customerservice@blenheimpalace.com

VANN Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4EF Tel: 01428 683413 Email: vann@caroe.com

BORDE HILL GARDEN Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP Tel: 01444 450326 Email: info@bordehill.co.uk

WILMINGTON PRIORY Wilmington, Nr Eastbourne, East Sussex BN26 5SW Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

GREYS COURT Rotherfield Greys, Henley- n-Thames, xfordshire RG9 4PG Tel: 01491 628529 Email: greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

1066 BATTLE OF HASTINGS Battle, Sussex TN33 0AD Tel: 01424 775705 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

COWDRAY HERITAGE TRUST Cowdray Estate, Cowdray Park, Midhurst, W Sussex, GU29 0AQ Tel: 01730 812423 Email: enquiries@cowdray.co.uk

WOOLBEDING GARDENS Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9RR Tel: 0844 249 1895 Email: woolbedinggardens@nationaltrust.org.uk

MAPLEDURHAM HOUSE & WATERMILL Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7TR Tel: 0118 9723350 Email: sissinghurst@nationaltrust.org.uk

ALFRISTON CLERGY HOUSE The Tye, Alfriston, Nr Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TL Tel: 01323 871961 Email: alfriston@nationaltrust.org.uk

GOODWOOD HOUSE Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX Tel: 01243 755055 Email: info@goodwood.com

CARISBROOKE CASTLE Newport, Isle Of Wight PO30 1XY Tel: 01983 522107 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

MILTON MANOR HOUSE Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4EN Tel: 01235 831287

ANNE OF CLEVES HOUSE 52 Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1JA Tel: 01273 474610 Email: anne@sussexpast.co.uk

PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex Tel: 01243 774557 Email: info@pallant.org.uk

NUNWELL HOUSE & GARDENS Coach Lane, Brading, Isle Of Wight PO36 0JQ Tel: 01983 407240 Email: info@nunwellhouse.co.uk

MINSTER LOVELL HALL & DOVECOTE Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, OX29 0RR Tel: 0870 333 1181 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

BATEMAN’S Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7DS Tel: 01435 882302 Email: batemans@nationaltrust.org.uk

PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE Tel: 01580 200888 Email: info@pashleymanorgardens.com

OSBORNE HOUSE East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6JX Tel: 01983 200022 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

NUFFIELD PLACE Huntercombe, Henley on Thames RG9 5RY Tel: 01491 641224 Email: nuffieldplace nationaltrust.org.uk

BODIAM CASTLE Bodiam, Nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA Tel: 01580 830196 Email: bodiamcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

PETWORTH Pevensey, Sussex BN24 5LE Tel: 01323 762604 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDENS Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1UL Tel: 01983 855397

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QUEBEC HOUSE Quebec Square, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1TD Tel: 01959 567430 Email: quebechouse@nationaltrust.org.uk


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SOUTH W E ST

St Michael’s Mount

CORNWALL • DEVON • DORSET SOMERSET • WILTSHIRE • GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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t Michael’s Mount is a tidal island accessed via a man-made granite causeway from the fishing village of Marazion. Visitors are treated to stunning panoramic views towards and Land’s End and The Lizard.

Chipping Campden

Gloucester

GLOUCESTER SHIRE

Bristol

Swindon

Chippenham

Marlborough • Wells

Bath

W I LT S H I R E

Devises

• Barnstaple

Salisbury

SOMERSET Exeter

Okehampton • Tavistock • Truro

• Padstow CORNWALL

Torquay Plymouth

COUNTRYSIDE Jurassic Coast Dartmoor, Exmoor, Bodmin Moor Atlantic surfing beaches

FOOD Seafood Cornish pasties Clotted cream

Dartmouth

• St Ives • Penzance

HERITAGE Drake & Raleigh King Arthur Tin mining heritage

DORSET

• Yeovil

DEVON

H I G H L I G H T S

• GLASTONBURY TOR IS A HILL AND NATIONAL LANDMARK, A NATURAL FEATURE IN THE LANDSCAPE, WITH A TALL BUILDING, ST MICHAEL’S TOWER ON THE TOP. THE SITE IS MANAGED BY THE NATIONAL TRUST. IT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT

It is thought to have been home to a monastery as early as the 8th century. In the 11th century Edward the Confessor gifted the mount and its monastic buildings to the Benedictine order of Mont Saint-Michel as a sister island to the similar - but larger - Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. The castle served as a fortress during the 15th century Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War in the 16th century. In 1900 a narrow-gauge tramway was built to transport items to and from the mount. The tramway is still in use occasionally although it is not visible to visitors. Among several myths and legends associated with the Mount’s harbour are the reported sightings of an apparition of St Michael himself - patron saint of fishermen – who appeared to guide fishermen away from danger. Another is the tale of Jack the Giant Killer. Legend has it that the mount was once inhabited by an angry giant named Cormoran. The local community were afraid of him as he would often steal sheep and cattle. One night a boy named Jack went across to the mount and dug a pit at the bottom of the hillside. He then blew a horn in the giant’s ear, startling him and causing him to run down the hillside and fall into the pit! The Mount was the family residence of the St Aubyn family from 1660 until it was placed in the care of The ational Trust in 1964. The south side of the island has sub-tropical gardens caused by the Gulf Stream creating a microclimate suitable for unusual species of plants to grow. It became a Site of Specific Scientific Interest in 1995 due to its unique geology. visitheritage.co.uk

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The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, Dorset

Museum of British Surfing Braunton, Devon

Dr Steve Etches MBE began collecting fossils when he was five years old. nce housed in his converted garage they now have a permanent home in the Heritage Lottery Funded museum. All the fossils come from the Kimmeridge Clay and such is the si e of the collection that only around 10% of it is on display at any one time. Discover these ama ing specimens and their place in the Earth’s history and evolution.

The only museum of its kind in Europe, it showcases new exhibitions every year as well as helping to celebrate and promote the future of surfing in the UK. The aim of the museum is to collect and preserve a surfboard from every British shaper and also to include foreign boards if they have relevance to British surfing. The museum also tells the story of the development of surfing accessories such as wetsuits, wax, toys and other memorabilia.

The Helicopter Museum Weston - super - Mare, Somerset

Geevor Tin Mine Penzance, Cornwall

See over 100 helicopters on display in a purpose-built all-weather hangar. This is the largest dedicated collection anywhere in the world. Highlights include two of the Queens Royal Flight helicopters and the current world record speed holder G-L . The Weston Aviation Exhibition tells the story of the area’s aviation history and the World War II pilots block gives visitors a taste of wartime conditions. Knowledgeable guides make for an informative and enjoyable day out.

Geevor is a key part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Venture into the Wheal Mexico Underground Mine and get a taste of what tin mining would have been like 200 years ago or try panning for gold in the mill. The Hard Rock Museum tells the story of Cornish metal mining and showcases some interesting artefacts. The mill buildings contain examples of the special equipment that was used to process the rock into tin once it had been brought above ground.

Bill Douglas Centre Exeter University Campus, Devon

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, St Ives, Cornwall

Founded in 1994 in memory of British filmmaker Bill Douglas, the centre houses an enormous collection of over 85,000 objects related to the history of film making and the moving image. 50,000 items were collected by Bill, who passed away in 1991, and his friend Peter Jewell. The collections include examples of pre-cinematic entertainment such as peep shows, optical illusions and magic lantern slides. Over 1,000 items relate to Charlie Chaplin, and the animation section houses the largest Disney related collection in the UK.

The museum is housed in Trewyn Studios – Dame Barbara Hepworth’s home from moving to Cornwall in 1939 until she died in 1975. The garden is still laid out as Barbara originally planned it with the bron es arranged in the positions she chose. In order to make sure her works were preserved for future generations, the collection was placed in the care of the Tate Gallery in 1980. Many of her sculptures are abstract, and most are made from wood, stone and bron e. She was inspired by nature and the landscapes around her.

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Completed by Sir Nicholas Prideaux in 1592 this stunningly beautiful Elizabethan manor house, home to fourteen generations of Prideaux, overlooks the Camel Estuary ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and the bustling picturesque fishing port of Padstow to Bodmin Moor beyond. The Prideaux family have been prominent in Cornwall for longer than that, being recorded as Lords of Prideaux Castle at Luxulyan at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, indeed Peter Prideaux-Brune is a direct descendant of William the Conqueror.

PRI D E AUX PL AC E

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Prideaux Place has changed little in the last two centuries. The house as seen today is almost entirely the work of three members of the family, Sir Nicholas Prideaux in the 16th Century, Edmund Prideaux in the 18th Century and the Revd. Charles Prideaux -Brune in the early 19th Century. It now combines its traditional Elizabethan architecture with the exuberance of fine Horace Walpole Style Strawberry Hill Gothic with later Georgian additions. No Victorian fashion spoils this very Cornish house. The topographical drawings by Edmund Prideaux, who travelled extensively, are some of the most treasured documents in the house and they are of huge historical value often helping with research, more recently with the detailed restoration of a window at Blickling Hall in Norfolk.

CONTACT Owner: Peter Prideaux-Brune Esq Contact: The Administrator Tel: 01841 532411 Fax: 01841 532945 Email: office@prideauxplace.co.uk LOCATION Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8RP Map Ref: 1:E8 - 5m from A39 Newquay/Wadebridge link road. Signposted by Historic House signs.

Open air theatre, open air concerts, car rallies, art exhibitions, charity events. Toilet and Baby changing facilities available. By arrangement.

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Tucked away above the busy port of Padstow, the home of the Prideaux family for over 400 years, is surrounded by gardens and wooded grounds overlooking a deer park and the Camel estuary to the moors beyond. When Peter and Elisabeth arrived in 1988 a huge challenge lay before them. With dry rot, wet rot and most of the rooms under scaffolding there was also a large garden which had become completely overgrown. Today with the on-going restoration the house and the surrounding gardens are once more beginning to flourish. The house, whilst still remaining very much a family home, opened to the public in 1987 and is now an internationally renowned film and television location. Visitors are enchanted by its cornucopia of Cornish history from tales of the Civil War, the 16th Century plasterwork ceiling of the Great Chamber, fine panelling, paintings and porcelain to its part leading up to the D-Day landings and a Japanese mother of pearl Namban chest, one of only three to survive from the time of the Armada. From the house one overlooks the park with its fine herd of fallow deer. It is thought to be the oldest deer park in the country dating back to the 5th Century and its enclosure by the Romans. Legend has it that if the deer die out so does the Prideaux family. Most recently the stunning and completely unspoilt cliff scenery on Estate land between Trevone Bay and Stepper Point at the mouth of the Camel Estuary has been used for the filming of Poldark.

OPEN House: Please see website for the most up to date opening days and times. Grounds and Terrace Café: Please see website for the most up to date opening days and times.

ADMISSION Adults £11, Children (age 12-16 years) £5 Grounds only: Adults £5, Children 12 - 16 years £2. Open throughout the year by appointment. Group Rate price on application. Group Cream Teas £6 / Coffee, Tea & Biscuits £3 No picnics.

Dogs welcome on leads.

By arrangement.

Obligatory.

Please see website for upcoming special events.

By arrangement.

Parking available.

Terrace Café situated in what was once the Old Schoolroom. Fully licensed.

Partial. Ground floor and grounds.

Gift shop.

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Wedding ceremonies and receptions. The historical context & architecture of Prideaux Place makes it one of the most sought after film locations.

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DEVON / DORSET

F U R S DO N H O U S E & GA R D E N S

TR E W ITH E N G A R D E N S & PA R K S trewithengardens.co.uk

Fursdon House is at the heart of a small estate where the family has lived for over 750 years. The beautiful grounds and gardens, set within the rolling hills and woods of glorious Mid Devon, feature both walled and open areas, all with far reaching views across the valley. Family memorabilia with fine costumes and textiles are displayed on informal guided tours. Delicious cream teas and homemade cakes are also available in the Coach Hall tea room.

Dogs welcome on leads at all times.

Toilet & disabled toilet.

Please contact for guided tour details.

Parking available also for coaches. Partially, mostly level gravel paths.

The Tea Shed, shop & plant centre. TREWITHEN GARDENS

www.cadhay.org.uk

Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation for 22 in an historic Elizabethan manor. Obligatory. The Apple Store is now a Tea Room.

Venue to celebrate a landmark birthday, anniversary, reunion or other special occasions. Please see the news section of the website for all events. A unique venue for a Devon wedding; atmospheric & individual.

ADMISSION House & Garden: Adult £9 (Garden only: £4.50) Child Free.

Toilet facilities available. Baby changing facilities available.

Coach Hall Tea Room serving cream teas & selection of cakes, when the gardens & house open.

Ample parking but limited for coaches.

Coach Hall suitable for small meetings & conferences. Max 40 seated.

Partial. Please see our access statement for all access details.

See the ‘News & Events’ section of the website for all the upcoming events.

Dogs on leads are allowed in the gardens.

Fursdon hosts a very small number of unique and special wedding receptions each year.

Obligatory.

CONTACT Owner/Contact: The Lord & Lady Digby Tel: 01300 341370 Email: enquiries@minterne.co.uk

Landscaped in the manner of ‘Capability’ Brown, Minterne’s unique garden has been described by Simon Jenkins as ‘a corner of paradise’. 20 wild, woodland acres of magnolias, rhododendrons and azaleas providing new vistas at each turn, with small lakes, streams and cascades. Private House tours, dinners, corporate seminars, weddings and events. As seen on BBC Gardeners’ World. Voted one of the ten Prettiest Gardens in England by The Times. Gardens open daily from 10am - 6pm, Feb - Nov. Toilet facilities available.

CONTACT Owner: Mr R Thistlethwayte Contact: Jayne Covell Tel: 01404 813511 LOCATION Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1QT Map Ref: 2:L6 1 mile North West of Ottery St Mary. From West take A30 & exit at Pattesons Cross, follow signs for Fairmile & then Cadhay. From East, exit at the Iron Bridge & follow signs as above. OPENING TIMES May - Sep, Fri 2pm-5pm. Also, late May & Summer Bank Holiday Sat - Sun-Mon. Last tour 4pm. ADMISSION House (Guided tour) & Gardens: Adult £8, Child £3. Garden only: Adult £5, Child £1. Groups 15+ by prior arrangement.

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1 self-catering holiday property.

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Cadhay is approached by an avenue of lime-trees, and stands in an extensive garden, with herbaceous borders and yew hedges, with excellent views over the original medieval fish ponds. The main part of the house was built in about 1550 by John Haydon who had married the de Cadhay heiress. He retained the Great Hall of an earlier house, of which the fine timber roof (about 1420-1460) can be seen. An Eli abethan Long Gallery was added by John’s successor at the end of the 16th Century, forming a unique courtyard with statues of Sovereigns on each side, described by Sir Simon Jenkins as one of the Treasures of Devon’.

Ground floor and grounds.

Caters for conferences. No photography or video. in the house’

MINTERNE GARDENS

C A D H AY

Parking available.

OPENING TIMES Gardens & Tea Room: Easter - Sep Weds, Thurs & BH Mons, 2-5pm. House: Open for guided tours Jun - Aug, Weds, Thurs & BH Mons 2.30pm & 3.30pm. Group tours at other times by arrangement. Special opening days – see website for details.

A restored Victorian cottage offering stylish holiday accommodation is available on the estate.

OPENING TIMES Feb 13 - Jun 30 daily 10am - 4.30pm At time of going to print we cannot confirm House opening for 2021. Do keep checking our website for updates. ADMISSION Adults £10 Children under 12 free. Season Tickets & Concessions available. Visits to the Gardens by pre-booking only at www.trewithengardens.co.uk

No photography inside.

LOCATION Cadbury, Nr Thorverton, Exeter, Devon EX5 5JS Map Ref: 2:K6 - Off A3072 between Bickleigh & Crediton. 9 miles North of Exeter signposted through Thorverton from A396 Exeter to Tiverton Road.

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Parking is free for visitors in the car park opposite St Andrews Church. Picnic tables in car park. Features various steep and uneven surfaces and are therefore NOT advised for wheelchairs. In grounds on leads. By arrangement, with a minimum of 20 in the party. Tours personally guided by Lord Digby.

Café on East Terrace open from 10.30am, Apr - Oct (weather permitting) Light lunches & cream teas.

LOCATION Minterne Magna, Nr Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7AU Map Ref: 2:O6 On A352 Dorchester/Sherborne Road, 2 miles North of Cerne Abbas. OPENING TIMES 1 Feb - 9 Nov: daily, 10am - 6pm. ADMISSION Adult £6, Child (accompanied by an adult) Free. RHS members: Free entry from 1 Feb - 31 Mar & 1 Jun - 9 Nov. Not free Apr - May. Season Tickets available.

Serves as a spectacular venue for guests seeking a private dining experience. Seminars/Team Building/ Away Days. Please see website for details on plant sales . Offering a small & intimate wedding venue for licensed civil ceremonies or large reception for your wedding. Minterne has been featured in films, television, radio, broadsheet newspapers and books.

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South West

www.fursdon.co.uk

Trewithen means ‘house of the trees’ and the name truly describes this early Georgian house in its wood and parkland setting. The 30 acre garden is an International Camellia Society Garden of Excellence (1 of only 5 in the UK) and is also renowned for its rhododendrons, magnolias and Champion Trees. CONTACT Owner: Mr S T J Galsworthy Contact: Liz White Contact: Gary Long Tel: 01726 883647 Email: secretary@trewithenestate.co.uk LOCATION Grampound Road, Nr Truro, Cornwall TR2 4DD Map Ref: 1:E9 - On the A390 between Truro & St Austell.

CONTACT Owner: Mr & Mrs O S Fursdon Contact: Mrs E Fursdon Tel: 01392 860860 Email: admin@fursdon.co.uk


DORSET

G LOUCES TER SH I R E

K I F T SGATE CO U RT GA R D E N S

D E A N S CO U RT www.deanscourt.org

South West

South West

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Kiftsgate is a glorious garden to visit throughout the seasons with spectacular views. Three generations of women gardeners have designed, planted and sustained this garden. The upper gardens around the house are planted to give harmonious colour schemes, whilst the sheltered lower gardens recreate the atmosphere of warmer countries. The giant Kiftsgate rose rampages here.

An historic private house and garden that has been lived in for 1,300 years. Guided Tours: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm. (approx. 80 mins) Meet at gate on Deans Court Lane. CONTACT Owner: Sir William & Lady Hanham Contact: Jonathan Cornish Tel: 01202 849314 Email: info@deanscourt.org LOCATION Deans Court Lane, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1EE , Map Ref: 3:B6 Follow signs to Wimborne Town Centre; pass through the Square, at the end of the Parking available only on NGS open days. Restricted access, contact us for further details Dogs welcome on NGS open days only. Tour times: 10am, 11:30am & 1pm. Meet at the gate on Deans Court Lane.

A modern water garden provides an oasis of tranquillity and contrast to the exuberance of the flower gardens.

High St. cross the junction (opp. Holmans TV shop) into Deans Court Ln. OPENING TIMES May 3, 11, 18, 25, 31. Jun 8, 15, 22, 27, 29. Jul 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27. Aug 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 30 Sep 5, 7, 12. ADMISSION Adults £8, Senior (60+) £6, Child (under-16) & HHA Friend Free

Plants from the garden are available for sale on open days. Toilets in courtyard, right of car park. Limited for coaches. Partial. A free map is available. No dogs in the garden. Allowed in area next to overflow car park Accomodation - 9 bedrooms, 6 en-suite.

Three holiday properties, sleeping up to 28 20 pers. max. Healthfood Café.

Tea Room serves cream teas, cakes, biscuits and sandwiches. Shop next to the plant sales area has garden related gifts. Plants grown in the garden and nursery available to buy. Wedding receptions on Saturdays between April and October.

CONTACT§Owner: Mr & Mrs J G Chambers Contact: Mr J G Chambers Tel: 01386 438777 Email: info@kiftsgate.co.uk LOCATION Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6LN Map Ref: 6:O9 4 miles North East of Chipping Campden. ¼ mile West of Hidcote Garden. OPENING TIMES May, Jun, Jul, Sun-Thur, 12 noon-6pm. Aug, Sun-Thur, 2pm-6pm. Apr & Sep, Sun, Mon & Wed, 2pm-6pm. ADMISSION Adult £ 9.50, Child £ 3. Groups (20 +) £8.50.

Homestore. Beautiful venue for licensed weddings. DEAN’S COURT

HEMERDON HOUSE hemerdonhouse.co.uk Situated in the beautiful South Hams area of Devon, and set in its own parkland, Hemerdon House was built in the late 18th century by the ancestors of the current owners. Members of the family offer guided tours of the interior on certain days of the year and visitors are also welcome to explore the grounds on those days. The house contains a wealth of local history, with naval and military mementos, paintings, furniture, china and silver collected by the family through many generations. CONTACT Tel: 07704 708416 Email: hemerdon.house@gmail.com LOCATION Plympton, Devon PL7 5BZ Map Ref: 2:I9 SatNav directions may be misleading so please see website for directions. OPENING TIMES See website for dates. ADMISSION Please see website. Parties of 6 or more please contact us in advance; parties of 10 or more by prior arrangement only. Toilet facilities available. Free parking. Partial access - please see website for details. Dogs on leads are permitted in the grounds while the house is open. Two tours, approximately 1 hour 15 minutes each, starting at 2.30pm and 4pm.

WOLFETON HOUSE A fine medieval and Elizabethan manor house lying in the water-meadows near the confluence of the rivers Cerne and Frome. It was embellished around 1580 and has splendid plaster ceilings, fireplaces and panelling. To be seen are the Great Hall, Stairs and Chamber, Parlour, Dining Room, Chapel & Cyder House. CONTACT Owner: Capt N T L L T Thimbleby Contact: The Steward Tel: 01305 263500 Email: kthimbleby.wolfeton@gmail.com LOCATION Nr Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9QN Map Ref: 2:O6 1½m from Dorchester on the A37 towards Yeovil. Indicated by Historic House signs. OPENING TIMES Jun-end Sep: Mon, Wed & Thu, 2pm-5pm. Groups by appointment throughout the year. ADMISSION £8 Catering for groups by prior arrangement. Groups by appointment throughout the year. Limited for coaches. Accessible. Guided tours by arrangement. Educational and school visits by arrangement. Corporate functions by arrangement. 126

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S E Z I N COTE

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. Home of the Digby family since 1617. View magnificent staterooms, nationally important collections of art, furniture and porcelain, Raleigh’s kitchen, a museum and a ‘Capability Brown’ exhibition. The ‘Great Stories’ bring the Castle to life. 42 acres of English landscape gardens by ‘Brown’, a 50 acre lake, herbaceous borders, specimen trees and sweeping vistas.

Exotic oriental water garden by Repton and Daniell.

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CONTACT Owner: Edward Wingfield Digby. Tel: 01935 813182 Email: castleoffice@sherbornecastle.com LOCATION New Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR Map Ref: 2:O5 - ¼m from town Visitors can use the picnic tables provided. Facilities for wheelchairs and baby changing. Unlimited free parking for coaches/cars. Access to the ground floor only. A slide show runs showing inaccessible rooms. Dogs welcome in the gardens on short leads.

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station. Follow signs from A30 or A352. OPENING Castle, Gardens, Gift Shop & Tea Rooms: Please see website for details ADMISSION See website for details. Pre-booked guided & self-guided tours of the castle available for groups. Private/self-guided tours for students. Tea Room for light lunches & teas. Gift Shop offers a variety of unusual gifts.

www.sezincote.co.uk Large semi-circular orangery.

House by S P Cockerell in Indian style was the inspiration for Brighton Pavilion. Please see our website for up-to-date events and special openings. Garden open all year apart from Dec.

Obligatory. Tea and cake served May to Sep.

For information for disabled visitors email: enquiries@sezincote.co.uk.

A theatrical and magical summer venue and hosts six weddings a year.

Properties to rent from larger, 6 bed farm houses to 3 bed cottages to quirky 2 bedroom period cottages.

Civil and religious ceremonies and wedding receptions.

CONTACT Contact: Dr E Peake Tel: 01386 700444 Email: enquiries@sezincote.co.uk LOCATION Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AW Map Ref: 6:P10 -2 miles west of Moreton-in-Marsh on the A44 opposite entrance to Batsford Arboretum. OPENING TIMES Garden: Thur, Fri & BH Mons, 2pm-6pm not Dec. House: As above May - Sep. Teas in Orangery when house open. ADMISSION House: Adult £10 (guided tour). Garden: Adult £5, Child £1.50 (Under 5s: Free). Groups: Welcomed weekdays, please contact for details.

Available as a filming location.

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‘As perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see’ (Fodor’s Great Britain 1998 guidebook). Stanway’s beautiful architecture, furniture, parkland and village are complemented by the restored 18th Century water garden and the magnificent fountain, 300 feet, making it the tallest garden and gravity fountain in the world. The Watermill in Church Stanway, now fully restored as a working flour mill, was recently re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales. Its massive 24-foot overshot waterwheel, 8th largest waterwheel in England, drives traditional machinery, to produce stoneground Cotswold flour. Toilet facilities available. Group visits all year round. Parking available.

School tours of the Water Mill by arrangement. Teas, cold drinks and ice cream available. Gift shop selling beers.

Telephone for full details of access.

Please contact for all corporate enquiries.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds of Stanway. Please keep on leads.

For all upcoming events please see the ‘News & Events’ section of the website. The perfect venue for wedding receptions.

Audio tours available. Group visits, coach parties & personal tours can be arranged any time of year.

Film and photographic location.

CONTACT Owner: The Earl of Wemyss and March Contact: Debbie Lewis Tel: 01386 584528 Tours: 07850 585539 Email: office@stanwayhouse.co.uk LOCATION Stanway, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5PQ Map Ref: 6:O10 - North of Winchcombe, just off B4077. OPENING TIMES House & Garden: Jun - Aug: Tue & Thu, 2pm - 5pm. Private Tours: By arrangement at other times. ADMISSION Please see website for up-to-date admission prices.

WILTON HOUSE www.wiltonhouse.com Wilton House has been the Earl of Pembroke’s ancestral home for nearly 500 years. Inigo Jones and John Webb rebuilt the house in the Palladian style after the 1647. The House contains one of the finest art collections in Europe and is set in magnificent landscaped parkland. CONTACT Contact: The Estate Office Tel: 01722 746728 General Enquiries: 01722 746700 Email: tourism@wiltonhouse.com LOCATION Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 0BJ Map Ref: 3:B4 OPENING TIMES House: 2-5 Apr (Easter w/end), 1 May-5 Sept (Sun-Thurs and B/Hol Sats 11.30am-5pm) Grounds: 1-18 Apr (incl. Easter w/end) 1 May-5 Sept (SunThurs and B/Holiday Sats only. 11am-5.30pm ADMISSION Adult £15.50, Child (5-15) £8

Conc £13.25, Family £38.50 Group Admission: Adult £13, Child (5-15) £6.50, Conc £11 200 cars and 12 coaches By arrangement (15+) Grounds guided tour £8.50. No photography in the house. Guide dogs only. Please see website. In the house, grounds, shop & restaurant.

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THE WESTBURY OR BRATTON WHITE HORSE IS A HILL FIGURE ON THE ESCARPMENT OF SALISBURY PLAIN, IN WILTSHIRE.

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TINTAGEL CASTLE Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0HE Tel: 01840 770328 Email: tintagel.castle english-heritage.org.uk

THE GARDEN HOUSE Buckland Monachorum, elverton PL20 7LQ Tel: 01822 854769 Email: office the gardenhouse.org.uk

CAERHAYS CASTLE & GARDEN Caerhays, Gorran, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6L Tel: 01872 5013101 Email: enquiries caerhays.co.uk

TREBAH GARDEN Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ Tel: 01326 252200 Email: mail trebah-garden.co.uk

GREAT FULFORD Dunsford, r. Exeter, Devon E 6 7AJ Tel: 01647 24205 Email: francis greatfulford.co.uk

ST CATHERINE’S CASTLE St Catherine’s Cove, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1JH Tel: 0370 333 1181 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

TRELISSICK GARDEN Feock, Truro, Cornwall TR3 6QL Tel: 01872 862090 Email: trelissick nationaltrust.org.uk

GREENWAY Greenway Road, Galmpton, r Brixham, Devon TQ5 0ES Tel: 01803 842382 Email: greenway nationaltrust.org.uk

CHYSAUSTER ANCIENT VILLAGE Nr Newmill, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8XA Tel: 07831 757934 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

TRERICE Kestle Mill, r ewquay, Cornwall TR8 4PG Tel: 01637 875404 Email: trerice nationaltrust.org.uk

KILLERTON Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3LE Tel: 01392 881345 Email: killerton nationaltrust.org.uk

EDMONDSHAM HOUSE & GARDENS Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 5RE Tel: 01725 517207 Email: edmondsham.estateoffice homeuser.net

COTEHELE Saint Dominick, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6TA Tel: 01579 351346 Email: cothele nationaltrust.org.uk

A LA RONDE Summer Lane, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BD Tel: 01395 265514 Email: alaronde nationaltrust.org.uk

KNIGHTSHAYES Bolham, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7RQ Tel: 01884 254665 Email: knightshayes nationaltrust.org.uk

FORDE ABBEY & GARDENS Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU Tel: 01460 221290 Email: info fordeabbey.co.uk

LANHYDROCK Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5AD Tel: 01208 265950 Email: lanhydrock nationaltrust.org.uk

ARLINGTON COURT r Barnstaple, orth Devon E 31 4LP Tel: 01271 850296 Email: arlingtoncourt nationaltrust.org.uk

LULWORTH CASTLE & PARK East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QS Tel: 01929 400352 Email: info lulworth.com

HIGHCLIFFE CASTLE Highcliffe- n-Sea, Christchurch BH23 4LE Tel: 01425 278807 Email: enquiries highcliffecastle.co.uk

LAUNCESTON CASTLE Castle Lodge, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7DR Tel: 01566 772365 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

BERRY POMEROY CASTLE Totnes, Devon TQ9 6LJ Tel: 01803 866618 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

POWDERHAM CASTLE Kenton, Nr Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ Tel: 01626 890243 Email: castle powderham.co.uk

KINGSTON LACY Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 4EA Tel: 01202 883402 Email: kingstonlacy nationaltrust.org.uk

LAWRENCE HOUSE MUSEUM 9 Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8BA Tel: 01566 773277 Email: lawrencehousemuseum yahoo.co.uk

BUCKLAND ABBEY The National Trust, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY Tel: 01822 853607 Email: bucklandabbey nationaltrust.org.uk

RHS GARDEN ROSEMOOR Great Torrington, Devon E 38 8PH Tel: 01805 624067 Email: rosemooradmin rhs.org.uk

MAPPERTON Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3NR Tel: 01308 862645 Email: office mapperton.comk

THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN Pentewan, St Austall, Cornwall PL26 6EN Tel: 01726 845100 Email: info heligan.com

CASTLE DROGO Drewsteignton, Nr Exeter EX6 6PB Tel: 01647 433306 Email: castledrogo nationaltrust.org.uk

SALTRAM Plympton, Plymouth, Devon PL7 1UH Tel: 01752 333500 Email: saltram nationaltrust.org.uk

PORTLAND CASTLE Castletown, Portland, Weymouth, Dorset DT5 1AZ Tel: 01305 820539 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

ST MAWES CASTLE St Mawes, Cornwall TR2 5DE Tel: 01326 270526 Email: stmawes.castle english-heritage.org.uk

CASTLE HILL GARDENS Filleigh, Barnstaple, Devon E 32 0RQ Tel: 01598 760421 Email: gardens castlehill-devon.com

SHILSTONE Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW Tel: 01548 830888 Email: events shilstonedevon.co.uk

STOCK GAYLARD HOUSE r Sturminster ewton, Dorset DT10 2BG Tel: 01963 23511 Email: office stockgaylard.com

MOUNT EDGCUMBE HOUSE & COUNTRY PARK Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1H Tel: 01752 822236

CHAMBERCOMBE MANOR Ilfracombe, Devon E 34 9RJ Tel: 01271 862202 Email: chambercombemanor btconnect.com

TOTNES CASTLE Castle Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5 U Tel: 01803 864406 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

ABLINGTON MANOR Bibury, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5 Tel: 01285 740363 Email: prue ablingtonmanor.com

PENCARROW HOUSE & GARDENS Washaway, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3AG Tel: 01208 841369 Email: info pencarrow.co.uk

CLOVELLY Nr Bideford, N Devon EX39 5TA Tel: 01237 431781 Email: visitorcentre clovelly.co.uk

UGBROOKE HOUSE & GARDENS Chudleigh, Devon TQ13 0AD Tel: 01626 852179 Email: info ugbrooke.co.uk

BATSFORD ARBORETUM Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9QB Tel: 01386 701441 Email: arboretum batsfordfoundation.co.uk

PENDENNIS CASTLE Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4LP Tel: 01326 316594 Email: pendennis.castle english-heritage.org.uk

COLETON FISHACRE Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EQ Tel: 01803 842382 Email: coletonfishacre nationaltrust.org.uk

ABBOTSBURY SUBTROPICAL GARDENS Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4LA Tel: 01305 871387 Email: info abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

BERKELEY CASTLE Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9BQ Tel: 01453 810303 Email: info berkeley-castle.com

PENTILLIE CASTLE & ESTATE Paynters Cross, St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6QD Tel: 01579 212002 Email: contact pentillie.co.uk

COMPTON CASTLE Marldon, Paighton TQ3 1TA Tel: 01803 843235 Email: compton nationaltrust.org.uk

ATHELHAMPTON HOUSE & GARDENS Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7LG Tel: 01305 848363 Email: enquiry athelhampton.co.uk

BOURTON HOUSE GARDEN Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire GL56 9AE Tel: 01386 700754 Email: info bourtonhouse.com

PORT ELIOT HOUSE & GARDENS St. Germans, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 5 D Tel: 01503 230211 Email: info porteliot.co.uk

DARTMOUTH CASTLE Castle Road, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0JN Tel: 01803 833588 Email: dartmouth.castle english-heritage.org.uk

CHURCH OF OUR LADY & ST IGNATIUS orth Chideock, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6LF Tel: 01308 488348 Email: info chideockmartyrschurch.org.uk

CHAVENAGE HOUSE Chavenage, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8 P Tel: 01666 502329 Email: info chavenage.com

RESTORMEL CASTLE Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0EE Tel: 01208 872687 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

DOWNES Crediton, Devon EX17 3PL Tel: 01363 775142 Email: info downes.co.uk

CLAVELL TOWER Kimmeridge, r Wareham, Dorset BH20 5PE Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings landmarktrust.org.uk

CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA anworth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 3LJ Tel: 01242 890256 Email: chedworth nationaltrust.org.uk

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CORFE CASTLE Wareham, Dorset BH20 5E Tel: 01929 477062 Email: corfecastle nationaltrust.org.uk KILWORTHY FARM Tavistock, Devon PL19 0JN Described as one of Devon’s Hidden Gems, well known for its range of Victorian farm buildings built in 1851-1853 by Francis, the 7th Duke of Bedford. Map Ref: 2:I7 Tel: 01822 618042 Email: info kilworthyfarm.co.uk Website: www.kilworthyfarm.co.uk Open: 11 & 13 Apr, 9 & 11 May, 24 & 26 May, 1 - 31 Aug (exc Sun & Thur) or by prior arrangement with S.Vallance 07715 807903 Admission: Free.

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ANTONY HOUSE & GARDEN Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2QA Tel: 01752 812191 Email: antony nationaltrust.org.uk


ORCHARD WYNDHAM Williton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4HH Tel: 01984 632309 Email: wyndhamest btconnect.com

BOWOOD HOUSE & GARDENS Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ Tel: 01249 812102 Email: houseandgardens bowood.org

PRIOR PARK LANDSCAPE GARDEN Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH Tel: 01225 833422 Email: priorpark nationaltrust.org.uk

LONGLEAT Longleat, Warminster BA12 7NW Tel: 01985 844400 Email: enquiries longleat.co.uk

WOODCHESTER MANSION Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3TS Tel: 01453 861541 Email: info woodchestermansion.org.uk

ROMAN BATHS Abbey Church ard, Bath BA1 1L Tel: 01225 477785 Email: romanbaths bookings bathnes.gov.uk

THE MERCHANT’S HOUSE 132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire S 8 1H Tel: 01672 511491 Email: admin merchantshousetrust.co.uk

ACTON COURT Latteridge Road, Iton Acton, Bristol, Gloucestershire BS37 9TL Tel: 01454 228224 Email: info actoncourt.com

TYNTESFIELD Wraxall, North Somerset BS48 1NX Tel: 0844 800 4966 Email: tyntesfield nationaltrust.org.uk

MOMPESSON HOUSE Cathedral Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EL Tel: 01722 335659 Email: mompessonhouse nationaltrust.org.uk

FRAMPTON MANOR Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire GL2 7EP Reputed birthplace of ‘Fair Rosamund’ Clifford mistress of Henry II and still home of the Cliffords family. Plantsman’s Walled Garden. Map Ref: 6:M12 - 2 miles from M5 J13 via A38 & B4071. Tel: 01452 740268 Email: themanor@framptoncourtestate.co.uk Website: www.framptoncourtestate.co.uk Open: House by appt. for groups 10+. Garden open Mon & Fri 19 Apr - 23 Jul, 2.30-4.30pm. Admission: House: £12, Garden: £5, 16th Century Wool Barn: £3.

THE AMERICAN MUSEUM & GARDENS Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD Tel: 01225 460503 Email: info americanmuseum.org

ABBEY HOUSE GARDENS Malmesbury, Wiltshire S 16 9AS Tel: 01666 827650 Email: info abbeyhousegardens.co.uk

NEWHOUSE Redlynch, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2 Tel: 01725 510055 Email: events newhouseestate.co.uk

ASSEMBLY ROOMS Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH Tel: 01225 477785 Email: costume enquiries bathnes.gov.uk

ARUNDELLS 59 Cathedral Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2E Tel: 01722 326546

OLD WARDOUR CASTLE r Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6RR Tel: 01747 870487 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

FRAMPTON COURT Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire GL2 7E Tel: 01452 740267 Email: framptoncourt framptoncourtestate.co.uk

COMBE SYDENHAM COUNTRY PARK Monksilver, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4JG Tel: 01643 702259 Email: bcsources aol.com

CORSHAM COURT

STONEHENGE Wiltshire SP4 7DE Tel: 08703 331181 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

HARDWICKE COURT Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 4RS Tel: 01452 720212

BARRINGTON COURT Barrington, Nr Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0NQ Tel: 01460 241938 Email: barringtoncourt nationaltrust.org.uk

HIGHGROVE GARDENS The Garden Tours ffice,The Barn, Close Farm, Gloucestershire GL8 8PH Tel: 03031 237310 Email: customerservices highgroveshop.com

COTHAY MANOR & GARDENS Greenham, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0JR Tel: 01823 672283 Email: cothaymanor btinternet.com

BOCONNOC Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RG Tel: 01208 872507 Email: office boconnoc.com

GLASTONBURY ABBEY Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL Tel: 01458 832267 Email: info glastonburyabbey.com

NEWARK PARK leworth, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7P Tel: 01453 842644 Email: newarkpark nationaltrust.org.uk

DODINGTON HALL Nr Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1LF Tel: 01278 741400

ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT Marazion, Nr Penzance, Cornwall, TR17 0EL Tel: 01736 710265 Email: enquiries stmichaelsmount.co.uk

LYDIARD PARK Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA Tel: 01793 466664 Email: lydiardpark swindon.gov.uk

PAINSWICK ROCOCO GARDEN Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6TH Tel: 01452 813204 Email: info rococogarden.org.uk

DUNSTER CASTLE Dunster, Nr Minehead, Somerset TA24 6SL Tel: 01643 821314 Email: dunstercastle nationaltrust.org.uk

RODMARTON MANOR Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6PF Tel: 01285 841442 Email: enquiries rodmarton-manor.co.uk

FAIRFIELD Stogursey. Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1PU Tel: 01278 732251 / 01278 732617

DR JENNER’S HOUSE & GARDEN The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9B Tel: 01453 810631 Email: info edwardjenner.co.uk

FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE Farleigh Hungerford, Bath, Somerset BA2 7RS Tel: 01225 754026 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

KELMSCOTT MANOR (CL SED F R REFURBISHME T I 2020) Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7JA Tel: 01285 821303 Email: estate.office miserdenestate.co.uk

HESTERCOMBE GARDENS Cheddon Fit paine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG Tel: 01823 413923 Email: info hestercombe.com

SUDELEY CASTLE & GARDENS The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire GL54 5JD Tel: 01242 604244 Email: enquiries sudeley.org.uk

KENTSFORD Washford, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0JD Tel: 01984 632309 Email: wyndhamest btconnect.com

SNOWSHILL MANOR Snowshill, near Broadway, Gloucestershire WR12 7JU Tel: 01386 852410 Email: snowshillmanor nationaltrust.org.uk

MONTACUTE HOUSE Montacute, Somerset TA15 6XP Tel: 01935 823289 Email: montacute nationaltrust.org.uk

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DYRHAM PARK Dyrham, r Bath, Gloucestershire S 14 8ER Tel: 0117 9372501 Email: dyrhampark nationaltrust.org.uk TIVERTON CASTLE Park Hill, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6RP Ancient fortified Saxon site became historic Castle first built in 1106 by early orman Earls of Devon. Captured and slighted in Civil War and partially rebuilt by later owners. Beautiful garden. Map Ref: 2:K5 Tel: 01884 253200 Email: info tivertoncastle. com Website: www.tivertoncastle.com Open: Please see website for up to date opening times. Admission: See website.

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Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0BZ Historic collection of paintings and furniture. Extensive gardens. Map Ref: 3:A2 Tel: 01249 712214 \ 01249 701610 Email: staterooms@ corsham-court.co.uk Website: corshamcourt.co.uk Open: T/W/Th/S/Sun 20 Mar-30 Sep, 2-5.30pm. Wkds only: 1 Oct-19 Mar, 2-4.30pm (Closed Dec) Admission: House & Gdns: Adult £10 Child £5 Gdns: Adult £5 Child £2.50

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WHITTINGTON COURT Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 4HF Elizabethan & Jacobean manor house with church. Map Ref: 6:N11 - 4m E of Cheltenham on N side of A40. Website: www.whittingtoncourt.co.uk Tel: 01242 820556 Email: lucy@whittingtoncourt.co.uk Open: 3 - 18 April & 14 - 30 August, 2 - 5pm. Admission: Adult £5, Child £1, OAP £4.

CIRENCESTER PARK GARDENS Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2BU Tel: 01285 653135

STOURHEAD Stourton, Nr Warminster BA12 6QD Tel: 01747 841152 Email: stourhead nationaltrust.org.uk

CORSHAM COURT

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ince Sir William Petre built the original house in 1541 it has passed through fifteen generations of the same family. William Petre was an assistant to Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s secretary during the Dissolution of the Monasteries when assets and income of the Roman Catholic Church were appropriated by the Crown. As a lawyer, William’s job was to visit monastic houses and draw up a list of assets to be surrendered to the Crown. He took a liking to Ingatestone and purchased the estate himself.

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Despite the way the house was acquired, the Petre family were Catholic - although Sir William did not openly declare this for political reasons. There are two priest hides concealed within the walls of the Long Gallery - used as hideouts for Catholic Priests being persecuted.

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The house was not considered adequate as a home, so it was demolished and a new one built – one of the first of its time to have a water supply and drains. Overtime subsequent generations modernised the house and older parts were demolished. It was later let out to tenants and used mainly as a holiday home with the family’s main residence being at nearby Thorndon Hall. A fire at Thorndon in 1876 meant that the family would eventually return to Ingatestone. After the 16th Baron Petre was killed during World War I, his widow Lady Rasch moved to Ingatestone and undertook a major restoration project to restore the house to its original Tudor style. During World War II part of the house was used by girls from Wanstead School and later by Essex County Council to house Record ffice exhibits. Today, the Long Gallery houses a collection of 40 portraits of the Petre family through all fifteen generations. The Hall has been used as a filming location for popular children’s show Horrible Histories and in the TV adaption of Dickens’ Bleak House. visitheritage.co.uk

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The Flying Scotsman at Mid-Norfolk Railway October 2021

The Red House, Home of Benjamin Britten Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Get up close to this iconic steam engine as it takes to the tracks of the Mid-Norfolk Railway. Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and completed in 1923 the locomotive was originally given the number 1472. The following year it was renumbered 4472 and named The Flying Scotsman after the regular London to Edinburgh service which began in 1862. In 2006 the locomotive underwent a ten-year restoration project at its home in York, before taking up its’ regular touring schedule.

The Red House is the home Benjamin Britten shared with his partner Peter Pears. Music was written and performed here as well as housing their collection of art. The library housed their large collection of music and books and today is used for regular recitals and talks as well as showcasing pieces from the Britten Pears collection. The gallery has a main exhibition as well as annual displays that introduce visitors to Britten’s music. See his composition studio complete with desk and piano where he composed works such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and War Requiem.

Royal Gunpowder Mills Waltham Abbey, Essex

The Cecil Higgins Collections The Higgins, Bedfordshire

The site was one of three Royal gunpowder mills in the UK and is the only one to have survived virtually as it was when it was built. The site produced gunpowder for over 300 years and was also involved in the development of revolutionary new ‘smokeless powder’ in the mid 19th century. Since World War II the site has been known as The Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment. Waltham Abbey has 21 buildings of national importance. A heritage visitor centre allows visitors to learn all about the history, science and nature of the site.

The Higgins Bedford unites on one site three cultural venues: Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery. Charles Higgins and his family moved to Bedford in the 1820s, founding the brewery at Castle Lane and building the family home next to it. In the late 1920s Cecil Higgins sold it to focus on his dream of founding a museum. The Cecil Higgins Museum opened its doors to the public on 25th July 1949, eight years after his death. It houses his extensive collection of ceramics, glass and decorative art pieces.

Gressenhall Farm, Workhouse & Museum of Norfolk Life, Dereham, Norfolk

Grayson Perry – The Pre-Therapy Years The Sainsbury Centre, Norfolk Until May 2021

The Voices from the Workhouse exhibition tells the stories of the real people who lived and worked at Gressenhall. The collection here is the largest collection of workhouse objects, archives and images in the UK. Discover what life would have been like for workhouse residents, what they ate and what the regime would have been like. The farmhouse shows how a typical family would have lived and worked, and the working farm is used to demonstrate traditional farming methods to visitors.

A look at Grayson Perry’s early works, reintroducing the explosive and creative works he made between 1982 and 1994. The works shown explore the themes of fetishism, gender, class, his home county of Essex, and the vagaries of the art world – all of which are integral to his practice today. The exhibition captures Perry’s move into using ceramics as his primary medium and the emergence of his own identity as ‘the Transvestite potter’. The exhibition includes adult themes.

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www.coppedhalltrust.org.uk East of England

East of England Mid-18th Century Palladian mansion under restoration. Situated on ridge overlooking landscaped park. Ancillary buildings including stables and racquets court. Former elaborate gardens being rescued from abandonment. Large 18th Century walled kitchen garden - adjacent to site of 16th Century mansion where ‘A Midsummer ight’s Dream’ was first performed. Ideal film location. CONTACT Owner: The Copped Hall Trust Contact: Alan Cox Mobile: 07799 473 108 Email: coxalan1@aol.com LOCATION Crown Hill, Epping, Essex CM16 5HS Map Ref: 7:G12 4 miles South West of Epping, North of M25.

E LTO N H A LL www.eltonhall.com

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Elton Hall is a fascinating mixture of styles and has been in the family since the mid-17th Century. The house contains wonderful furniture, porcelain and magnificent paintings. Artists represented in the collection include Gainsborough, Constable, Reynolds and Old Masters from the early Italian Renaissance. The library is one of the finest in private ownership and contains such treasures as Henry VIII’s prayer book. The formal gardens have been restored during the last 30 years and include a Gothic Orangery, a Flower Garden with spectacular fountain, Shrub Garden and Box Walk. Billowing borders surround the lily pond, while topiary, parterres and immaculately kept lawns and paths give structure to the many unusual plants.

CONTACT Owner: Sir William Proby Bt, CBE Contact: Events Office Tel: 01832 280468 Email: events@eltonhall.com LOCATION Elton Hall & Gardens, Elton, Cambridgeshire PE8 6SH Map Ref: 7:E7

No photography in house. Lavatories & disabled WC facilities at both Bosworth’s Garden Centre and the Hall. Baby changing facilities available. Bosworth’s Garden Centre adjacent to Elton Hall. Garden suitable. Ample room with provision for disabled parking. 138

Partial access.

Dogs welcome in grounds on leads. No dogs in mansion. 3hr Guided Tours every 3rd Sun of month except Dec. Access 10 - 11am only.

Satnav postcode for entry is CM16 5HR. OPENING TIMES Ticketed events and special open days. See website for dates. Private tours by appointment. ADMISSION Open Days: £10. Guided Tour Days: £10 Gardens Only: £5 Workshops and study days. Pudding evening & afternoon tea. Purchase a variety of goods in the shop appealing to all tastes. Please see website for events.

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Close to A1 in the village of Elton, off A605 Peterborough - Oundle Road.

Opening days subject to change, please check the website or call before visiting.

OPENING TIMES 2pm - 5pm, May, last May BH, Sun & Mon. Jun & Jul, Wed, Thu. Aug, Wed, Thu, Sun & BH Mon. Private groups by arrangement daily May - Sep.

ADMISSION Please see website www.eltonhall.com for current house and garden prices. Children under 16 free. Call 01832 280468.

Obligatory. Except Bank Holidays when there are room guides. Tours approx. 1 hour. Contact events@eltonhall.com The Mulberry Café at Bosworth’s Garden Centre provides delicious lunches, teas and light refreshments. Bosworth’s Garden Centre Bosworth’s Garden Centre offers plant sales.

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16th Century mansion with 11 acres of grounds (lawns, shrubs, stew pond and woodland), built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor monarchs and still occupied by his descendants. The house largely retains its Tudor form and appearance (including two priests’ hiding-places). On display are furniture and family portraits accumulated over the centuries together with memorabilia of fifteen generations of the Petre family

CONTACT Owner/Contact: The Lord Petre Tel: 01277 353010 Email: house@ingatestonehall.co.uk LOCATION Hall Lane, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9NR Map Ref: 7:H12 Off A12 between Brentwood & Chelmsford. London end of Ingatestone High Street. OPEN Easter Sunday until the end of September. Wed, Sun. & BH. Noon - 5pm. ADMISSION Adult £8.20, Child £3.50, Under 5 yrs Free, Conc £7. (£1 per head discount for parties of 20+ booked in advance)

In addition to the public opening hours shown opposite the house is also available at other times throughout the year for weddings, concerts, exhibitions, receptions, meetings and guided tours for groups. Toilet facilities available.

Teas and light meals.

Free parking.

A range of gifts and souvenirs.

For meetings and dinners, Parkland for outdoor activities.

Partial Access only.

Receptions up to 100 inside the House. No limit outside

Please see the ‘What’s On’ section of the website for all upcoming events.

Available out of hours by arrangement.

Please see website for special events.

The Orangery and the Billiard Room are licensed for wedding ceremonies.

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Weddings up to 80.

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Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for over 400 years. Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout the House. In 1611, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury built his fine Jacobean House adjoining the site of the ld Palace of Hatfield. The House was splendidly decorated for entertaining the Royal Court, with State Rooms rich in paintings, fine furniture and tapestries.

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Over 400 years of culture, history and entertainment. window in the private chapel. Displayed throughout the House are many historic mementos collected over the centuries by the Cecils’, one of England’s foremost political families. The garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th Century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. Tradescant was sent to Europe where he found and brought back trees, bulbs, plants and fruit trees, which had never previously been grown in England. In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Eli abeth first heard of her accession to the throne. Visitors can enjoy extensive walks in the park, following trails through the woods and along the Broadwater.

Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout Hatfield House such as the Grand Staircase with its fine carving and the rare stained glass

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OWNER The 7th Marquess of Salisbury

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CONTACT Visitors Department Tel: 01707 287010 Email: visitors@hatfield-house.co.uk Website: www.hatfield-house.co.uk LOCATION Hatfield House, Hatfield Hertfordshire AL9 5HX Map Ref: 7:F11 Car: 21 miles north of London, M25 Jct 23, A1(M) Jct 4. Pedestrian Entrance directly opposite Hatfield Railway Station.

Rail: Kings Cross to Hatfield 22mins. Station is opposite entrance to Park. Underground links to main line at Finsbury Park. OPENING TIMES Park, Gardens and Woodland Walks: open from Sat 3 Apr 2021. Hatfield House: open from Thur 3 Jun - Sun 29 Aug 2021.

ADMISSION Hatfield House, Gardens, Park & Woodland Walks: Adult £19 Child £9 Group rates available Gardens, Park & Woodland Walks: Adult £11 Child £7 Group rates available

Please refer to our website for the latest information on opening times.

Bus: Nearest stop at Hatfield Station, also regular buses from surrounding towns. No flash photography in house. Tours of Old Palace when building is not in use. Toilet, disabled toilet and baby changing facilities available.

Group tours by arrangement, call 07107 287052.

Free car and coach parking available.

Morning coffee, cakes, hot & cold lunches. Tel: 01707 262030.

All floors of House accessible via lift. Cycling is not permitted however there are cycle racks available, if you choose to cycle to the house. Dogs are permitted in the Park only. Assistance dogs, are allowed in the House and Gardens.

Living History Schools programme.

The Coach House Tel: 01707 262030. Newly refurbished Stable Yard home to variety of independent retailers.

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Weddings, Banquets and Conferences venue and catering. Tel 01707 262055. There are a number of events held throughout the year, please see the website for more details. Wedding venue available, please contact for further information. Hatfield House is a popular choice for productions & is close to Pinewood, Leavesden & Elstree studios.

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Holkham is described as an exceptional place, rich in history, architecture and wildlife, but probably best defined by its epic landscape. The combination of coast and countryside makes for a spectacular destination for visitors.

Holkham has a passion for gardening on the grandest scale with the vast, six acres of walled garden. Step through the ornate Venetian gates and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, stunning array of flowers, fruit and vegetables and beautiful colours and scents.

The grand 18th century masterpiece, Holkham Hall, has the perfect location, surrounded by rolling parkland. Inside this magnificent family home there are treasures to be discovered in every room with incredible architecture, tapestries, paintings, original furniture and ancient statuary. Visit our exciting, interactive Holkham Stories Experience; which brings to life the many stories of Holkham’s past, present and future. Let our talking tools’ tell you what they were used for; find out who puts the malt in Malteasers and sit back and watch our Holkham ear’ film.

Appreciate nature at its best and explore the parkland with designated walks and trails, a ropes course, cycle hire and summer boating. A children’s woodland play area is great fun for young adventurers. For shopping and refreshments, the cobbled courtyard houses a spacious gift shop and caf , both showcasing the work and produce of local artisans and suppliers. At the north entrance to the park lies Holkham Village with the estate-owned inn, The Victoria, several shops and the entrance to Holkham National Nature Reserve and Beach, with its abundant wildlife, wide hori ons and miles of golden sands.

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OWNER Trustees of the Holkham Estate Home of the Earls of Leicester

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CONTACT Ticket Office Tel: 01328 713111 Email: info@holkham.co.uk LOCATION Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB Map Ref: 8:14 Car: London 120m, Norwich 35m, King’s Lynn 30m. Sat Nav: NR23 1RH. OS Ref: TF885 428 Bus: Coastal bus routes from King’s Lynn to North Walsham, Rail: Norwich 35m. King’s Lynn 30m. Air: Norwich Airport 32m.

Photography allowed for personal use, no drones. Lavatories, including accessible facilities in the courtyard. Lavatories also in the hall & walled garden. Baby changing facilities are located in the courtyard. Open for events and functions outside main season. Accessible lavatories in main courtyard only. Stairclimbing machine in hall offers access for most manually operated wheelchairs. Full accessibility guide on Holkham website. Ample. Parking charge.

OPENING TIMES Hall: Please visit the website for opening times. NB Chapel, Libraries and Stranger’s Wing open at family’s discretion, Holkham Stories, Walled Garden, Woodland Play Area, Courtyard Gift Shop & Café: Please visit the website for opening times. Ropes Course, Cycle and Boat hire: Please visit the website for opening times..

ADMISSION Holkham Hall, Holkham Stories & Walled Garden: Please visit the website for pricing. Holkham Stories & Walled Garden Please visit the website for pricing. Car parking charges apply. Pre-booked groups usually welcomed for private guided tours. Please see the website for more details. Members of Historic Houses get free access.

Cycle hire centre on site. Check website for details. Sustrans Route No: 1.

Courtyard Café. Licensed. Local produce.

The Victoria Inn, Holkham village.

Courtyard Gift Shop. Local Norfolk produce and items.

Private guided tours by arrangement. All year round comprehensive educational programme. Holkham Estate is a premier location for film and television. The Marble Hall and The Saloon feature in many scenes of the 2008 film ‘The Duchess’ and Holkham Beach features in the final scenes of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’. visitheritage.co.uk

The Victoria Inn, Holkham village. Licensed.

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Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving example of its kind anywhere in the country and, together with the massive surrounding earthworks, ensures that Rising is a castle of national importance. In its time Rising has served as a hunting lodge, royal residence, and for a brief time in the 18th Century even housed a mental patient. The most famous period in its history was when it came to the mother of Edward III, Queen Isabella, following her part in the murder of her husband Edward II. The castle passed to the Howard family in 1544 and it remains in their hands today, the current owner being a descendant of William D’Albini II, the Norman baron who raised the castle.

Superb herbaceous borders, 19th Century walled kitchen garden, Victorian glasshouse, herb garden, rose garden, time garden, contemporary sculptures, Millennium lake, arboretum with newly created stumpery, 14th century church, all in a glorious parkland setting surrounding Raveningham Hall. Tea Room serving homemade cake and refreshments.

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CONTACT Owner: Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt OBE DL Contact: Sonya Roebuck Tel: 01508 548480 Email: sonya@raveningham.com

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Visitors welcome to browse through The Raveningham Centre offering antiques, rugs, arts, gifts and crafts.

The Raveningham Estate has various properties, both residential and commercial, available to let.

CONTACT Owner: Lord Howard Contact: The Custodian Tel: 01553 631330 Fax: 01533 631724 Email: thecastle@castlerising.com

Toilet facilities available.

Tea Room, homemade cakes, quiches & other refreshments.

Parking is available.

Plants from the Garden on sale at the Tearoom.

There is an audio guide available to guide you around the Castle.

LOCATION Castle Rising, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6AH Map Ref: 7:H5 - Located 4m NE of King’s Lynn off A149.

Disabled toilet, gardens accessible via gravel paths.

Corporate functions available.

Closed 24-26 Dec.

School visits welcome. Pre-booking is essential.

OPENING TIMES 1 Apr - 1 Nov, daily, 10am - 6pm (closes at dusk if earlier in Oct). 2 Nov - 31 Mar, Wed - Sun, 10am - 4pm.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

Please see the website for all upcoming Garden Events.

Large car park.

Gift shop.

Suitable. Disabled access to the shop and grounds only.

Please see the ‘Events’ section of the website for all upcoming activities.

ADMISSION Adult £5, Child £3.50, Concession £4, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £15.50. Groups 11+ (15% discount for groups). Opening times and prices are subject to change.

Picnic area. Toilet facilities adjoining the car park.

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Houghton Hall is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in England. Built in the 1720s for Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister. riginal designs by James Gibbs & Colen Campbell, interior decoration by William Kent. The hall is currently home to the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Walpole’s descendant, and his family.

Mannington Hall was built around 1460 and bought by the first Lord Walpole in the 18th Century; it is still a family home today. The Heritage Rose Garden includes over 1000 varieties of rose in period settings. ewer gardens include Four Elements and Less Able; Enchanted Trail, children’s garden and playground. Around the hall are colour themed borders and a scented garden. On the South Lawn is a classic temple brought to Mannington in the 19th Century and sensory beds with central rill. There is a woodland walk, wildflower meadow with boardwalk and hide, and a wild garden around ruined Saxon chapel and many varieties of plants and trees.

The award-winning 5-acre walled garden is divided into themed areas and includes a double-sided herbaceous border, formal rose parterre, mixed kitchen garden, fountains and statues. Contemporary sculptures by world renowned artists including Jeppe Hein, Stephen Cox, Henry Moore, Richard Long, Rachel Whiteread, Anya Gallaccio, Phillip King and James Turrell are displayed in the gardens and grounds.

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LOCATION Raveningham, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6NS Map Ref: 8:L7 Between Norwich & Lowestoft off A146 then B1136. OPENING TIMES Snowdrop season: February, Sun - Fri (closed Sats) 11am - 4pm. For main Season opening times, please see our website www.raveningham.com ADMISSION Adult £5, Child (under 16yrs) Free, Concessions £4.50.

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Toilet facilities available and a disabled WC in the stable block.

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Provides opportunities for local schools & educational groups to discover and explore. The fully licensed Stables Café offers a range of seasonally inspired hot & cold food, afternoon teas etc.

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CONTACT Owner: The Marquess of Cholmondeley Contact: The Estate Office Tel: 01485 528569 Fax: 01485 528167 Email: info@houghtonhall.com LOCATION Houghton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6UE Map Ref: 8:15 13m E of King’s Lynn, 10m W of Fakenham, 1½m N of A148. OPENING TIMES See website www.houghtonhall.com ADMISSION See website for prices / booking details.

The Gift Shop is located in The Stables. Please see the website for upcoming events and exhibitions. visitheritage.co.uk

£2 car park fee (walkers only). Grounds. WC’s.

Tearoom serves light refreshments and homemade treats when the garden is open.

Dogs welcome on leads.

Shop is stocked with souvenirs, crafts, drinks and snacks.

Guided tours of the garden and ground floor of the hall by arrangement.

Purchase plants at the gift shop.

Children’s activities.

Wide variety of events.

Marquee site within grounds & tearoom can be hired.

Wing Cottage sleeps up to 5 Ambers Bell Tents, luxury camping.

CONTACT Owner: Lord Walpole Contact: Lady Walpole Tel: 01263 584175 Email: admin@walpoleestate.co.uk LOCATION Mannington Hall, Norwich NR11 7BB Map Ref: 8:K5 OPEN Walks open every day of the year. Events from Apr and Gardens from late May. See website for opening times. Party visits and tours by arrangement. ADMISSION Adult £8, Concession £6, Children under 16 free, Parties by arrangement.

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WIMPOLE ESTATE Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0BW Tel: 01223 206000 Email: wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

BLICKLING ESTATE Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 6NF Tel: 01263 738030 Email: blickling@nationaltrust.org.uk

FLATFORD Bridge Cottage, East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7 6UL Tel: 01206 298260 Email: flatfordbridgecottage nationaltrust.org.uk

HOUGHTON HOUSE Ampthill, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK45 2EZ Tel: 01223 582700 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

AUDLEY END Audley End House, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF Tel: 01799 522842 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

CASTLE ACRE PRIORY Stocks Green, Castle Acre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE32 2XD Tel: 01760 755394 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9BP Tel: 01728 724189 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

THE LUTON HOO WALLED GARDEN Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 3TQ Tel: 01582 879089 Email: office lhwg.org.uk

BOURNE MILL Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8RT Tel: 01206 549799 Email: bournemill@nationaltrust.org.uk

CLIFTON HOUSE Queen Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1HT Email: anna@kingstaithe.com

FRESTON TOWER Nr Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1AD Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

MOGGERHANGER PARK Park Road, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire MK44 3RW Tel: 01767 641007 Email: enquiries@moggerhangerpark.com

HEDINGHAM CASTLE Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3DJ Tel: 01787 460261 Email: mail@hedinghamcastle.co.uk

DRAGON HALL 115-123 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1QE Tel: 01603 663922 Email: info@dragonhall.org

GLEMHAM HALL Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0BT Tel: 01728 746704 Email: events@glemhamhall.co.uk

QUEEN ANNE’S SUMMERHOUSE Shuttleworth, Old Warden, Bedfordshire SG18 9DU Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

HILL HALL Theydon Mount, Essex CM16 7QQ Tel: 01799 522842 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

EUSTON HALL Thetford, Suffolk IP24 2QP Tel: 01842 766366 Email: info@euston-estate.co.uk

SWISS GARDEN Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP Tel: 01767 627927 Email: enquiries@shuttleworth.org

HYLANDS ESTATE Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ Tel: 01245 605500 Email: hylands@chelmsford.gov.uk

FAIRHAVEN WOODLAND & WATER GARDEN School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk NR13 6DZ Tel: 01603 270449 Email: fairhavengarden@btconnect.com

HAUGHLEY PARK Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3JY Grade 1 Jacobean manor house of 1620 set in gardens, park and woodland. 17th C. Barn Wedding Venue. Map Ref: 8:J8 - Signed at J47a and J49 on A14, 10m west of Bury St Eds. Tel: 01359 240205 Email: robert@haughleypark.co.uk Website: www.haughleypark.co.uk Open: Gardens & Woods: Bluebell Sundays (last In Apr. first in May).Admission: Adults £4. See website for events. Groups by arrangement.

TURVEY HOUSE Turvey, Bedfordshire MK43 8EL A neo-classical house set in picturesque parkland bordering the River Great use; with a fine collection of 18th & 19th Century antiques. Map Ref 7 D9 - Between Bedford and orthampton on A428. Tel: 07747 046398 Email: info turveyhouse.co.uk Website: www.turveyhouse.co.uk Open: For opening dates see Turvey House website.

LAYER MARNEY TOWER Nr Colchester, Essex CO5 9US Tel: 01206 330784 Email: info@layermarneytower.co.uk

FELBRIGG HALL Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 8PR Tel: 01263 837444 Email: felbrigg@nationaltrust.org.uk

HELMINGHAM HALL GARDENS Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6EF Tel: 01473 890799 Email: events@helmingham.com

THE MUNNINGS ART MUSEUM Castle House, Castle Hill, Dedham, Essex CO7 6AZ Tel: 01206 322127 Email: enquiries@munningsmuseum.org.uk

HINDRINGHAM HALL & GARDENS Blacksmiths Lane, Hindringham, Norfolk NR21 0QA Tel: 01328 878226 Email: info@hindringhamhall.org

KENTWELL HALL & GARDENS Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA Tel: 01787 310207 Email: info@kentwell.co.uk

WOBURN ABBEY & GARDENS Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9WA Tel: 01525 290333 Email: admissions@woburn.co.uk

PAYCOCKE’S HOUSE & GARDEN 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Essex C06 1NS Tel: 01376 561305 Email: paycockes@nationaltrust.org.uk

KIMBERLEY HALL Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0RT Tel: 01603 759447 Email: events@kimberleyhall.co.uk

LANDGUARD FORT Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 3TX Tel: 01394 675900 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

WREST PARK Silsoe, Luton, Bedfordshire MK45 4HS Tel: 01525 860000 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

RHS HYDE HALL Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET Tel: 08452 658071 Email: hydehall@rhs.org.uk

NORWICH CASTLE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Norwich, Norfolk NR1 3JU Tel: 01603 493625 Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk

LAVENHAM: THE GUILDHALL OF CORPUS CHRISTI The Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9QZ Tel: 01787 247646 Email: lavenhamguildhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

ANGLESEY ABBEY, GARDENS & LODE MILL Quy Road, Lode, Cambridgeshire CB25 9EJ Tel: 01223 810080 Email: angleseyabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

ASHRIDGE GARDENS Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1NS Tel: 01442 843491 Email: reception@ashridge.org.uk

OXBURGH HALL Oxborough, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE33 9PS Tel: 01366 328258 Email: oxburghhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

MELFORD HALL Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9AA Tel: 01787 379228 Email: melford@nationaltrust.org.uk

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOTANIC GARDEN 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE Tel: 01223 336265 Email: enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk

BENINGTON LORDSHIP GARDENS Benington Lordship, Benington, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG2 7BS Tel: 01438 869668 Email: garden@beningtonlordship.co.uk

SANDRINGHAM The Estate ffice, Sandringham, orfolk PE35 6E Tel: 01485 545408 Email: visits@sandringhamestate.co.uk

ORFORD CASTLE Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2ND Tel: 01394 450472 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

DENNY ABBEY Ely Road, Chittering, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire CB25 9PQ Tel: 01223 860988 Email: info@farmlandmuseum.org.uk

GORHAMBURY St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6AH Tel: 01727 854051 Email: office grimstontrust.co.uk

SHERINGHAM PARK Upper Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8TL Tel: 01263 820550 Email: sheringhampark@nationaltrust.org.uk

THE RED HOUSE - ALDEBURGH Golf Lane, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5PZ Tel: 01728 452615 Email: enquiries@brittenpears.org

ISLAND HALL Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 2BA Tel: 01206 573948 Email: enquire@islandhall.com

KNEBWORTH HOUSE Knebworth Park,Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX Tel: 01438 812661 Email: info@knebworthhouse.com

WALSINGHAM ABBEY GROUNDS & THE SHIREHALL MUSEUM Common Place, Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6BP Tel: 01328 820510 Email: museum@walsinghamabbey.com

SOMERLEYTON HALL & GARDENS Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 5QQ Tel: 08712 224244 Email: info@somerleyton.co.uk

LONGTHORPE TOWER Thorpe Road, Longthorpe, Cambridgeshire PE1 1HA Tel: 01733 864663 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

SHAW’S CORNER Ayot St Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6 9BX Tel: 01438 829221 Email: shawscorner@nationaltrust.org.uk

BELCHAMP HALL Belchamp Walter, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 7AT Tel: 01787 881961

SUTTON HOO Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3DJ Tel: 01394 389700 Email: suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk

PECKOVER HOUSE & GARDEN North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR Tel: 01945 583463 Email: peckover@nationaltrust.org.uk

BACONSTHORPE CASTLE Hall Lane, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk NR25 9LN Tel: 01223 582700 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

BRUISYARD HALL Bruisyard, Saxmundham, Woodbridge IP17 2EJ Tel: 01728 639000 Email: info@bruisyardhall.com

WYKEN HALL GARDENS Stanton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2DW Tel: 01359 250287

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CECIL HIGGINS ART GALLERY Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3RP Tel: 01234 718618 Email: thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk

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In fact, King John breached the original Charter which led to conflict and the castle coming under attack from the rebels who had gained the support of the French. Fortunately, the castle held strong and the French forces were pushed back. The Victorian Prison is a fabulous surviving example of the use of the ‘separate system’ which kept all inmates in a form of isolation from one another to prevent corruption. The separate system chapel is the only one of its kind in the world. Prisoners were kept at the prison between 1848 and 1878 with a number being hanged for their crimes. Their graves can be seen in the Lucy Tower where they were buried. Visitors can walk the castle walls and discover more about its history whilst taking in the stunning views of Lincoln Cathedral and the City. The Lincolnshire Assizes courthouse was built on the site in 1826 and to this day still operates as a working courtroom hearing criminal cases. The Heritage Skills Centre based at the castle offers training in some of the skills that are dying out but that are still vitally needed to preserve our historic buildings such as stone masonry and traditional roofing.


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National Justice Museum & City of Caves Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The Woolavington Collection of Sporting Art Cottesbrooke Hall, Northamptonshire

Discover the history of the justice and prison systems through displays, exhibitions and engaging activities in Nottingham’s old County Gaol building which has housed a courtroom since the 14th century. Artefacts include evidence from the Great Train Robbery, Oscar Wilde’s cell door and the dock from Bow Street Magistrate’s Court where the notorious Kray brothers were tried. Visitors can also take a tour of Nottingham’s network of underground sandstone caves which provided shelter during World War II and operated as a tannery in medieval times.

The collection was started by Sir James Buchanan Bt who later became Lord Woolavington, and went on to be recognised as one of the finest in Europe. The collection includes works by renowned sporting artists including George Stubbs; publisher of Anatomy of a Horse and widely considered to be the finest equine artist of his time. Sir Alfred Munnings was another great of the genre despite losing the sight in his right eye in his 20’s. Cottesbrooke Hall also has fine collections of furniture and porcelain on display in its magnificent rooms.

Century of Trams Exhibition Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire

Home of Lord Byron Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire

Celebrate one hundred years of tramway history from 1860 to 1960. Examples range from horse and steam to electric. Film archives show some of the earliest footage from Blackpool’s trams. The working tramway transports visitors around the site on some fine vintage models. Step back in time through the re-created street scenes, which include real building facades that have been rescued and preserved. Eat and drink in the period tea rooms, sweet shop and Red Lion pub.

Home to the legendary romantic poet from 1808 to 1814, Newstead Abbey has a selection of Byron’s belongings on display including letters, manuscripts, poems and paintings. Visitors can even see the desk where it is said he composed some of his finest works. Lord Byron’s beloved Newfoundland dog ‘Boatswain’ is buried at Newstead. The inscription on the monument is taken from the poet’s Epitaph to a dog which went on to become one of his most famous works.

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre Grimsby, North Lincolnshire

Cresswell Crags Museum and Ice Age Caves Derbyshire

The Centre houses several important collections, most notably the Doughty Collection of artwork and ship models and the Joan Sleigh Bequest, a significant collection of period clothing. When the railways connected Lincolnshire to London, Grimsby became one of the busiest fishing ports in the world. Travel back in time to 1950’s Grimsby when it was at the heart of the fishing industry. Find out what life was like for the fishermen who risked their lives in the perilous arctic waters to bring home their catch.

The museum houses a collection of national importance comprising of artefacts found at the site including early hand tools and the remains of some unusual species. Artefacts have been loaned from other national collections to help illustrate what life would have been like in the Ice Age. The many caves include nine which are large enough to be explored including Church Hole - the walls of which are adorned with the UKs oldest verified cave art. Remains have also been discovered of reindeer, bear and rhinoceroses.

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Haddon Hall, the private residence of Lord Edward Manners, son of the 10th Duke of Rutland, is set in the Peak District National Park in the valley of the River Wye. With 900 years of history, Haddon Hall is one of the oldest houses in England and moreover one of the only houses to have remained in one family’s ownership for its entire existence. Considered to be the one of the greatest architectural survivors of the medieval times, Haddon is a magnificent example of a fortified manor house and is the only house in England with intact interior schemes dating from the fourteenth to early seventeenth century.

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These untouched interiors resulted from an extraordinary twist of fate within the story of the hall. In the 1700s, the family decided to turn the key on Haddon for two hundred years, preferring to live in their warmer and more comfortable seat, Belvoir Castle, returning only in the 1900s, when the 9th Duke of Rutland, a passionate historian and archaeologist, decided to restore Haddon with great sensitivity.

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A visit to Haddon Hall is unlike any other. Stepping through its gates will transport you back in time to an age of medieval splendour. Being left alone, during the modernising period of the Georgians and Victorians, prevented Haddon being altered and it remains today just as it was in its heyday, providing a unique example of fine Medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan architecture and design. The tapestries still hang on its walls, the early Venetian glass remains in the windows, and the dais table in the Banqueting hall resides on its step. The kitchens are the oldest in England and the 110ft Long Gallery, designed by Robert Smythson, is still reputed to be one of the most beautiful rooms in the country. The terraced Elizabethan walled gardens also survived intact, and are known for their roses, beauty and structure. Cascading down to the River Wye, they provide spectacular views of the ancient deer park and the Peak District beyond. Recently re-designed by Chelsea award-winning gardener, Arne Maynard, these make for an equally important part of any visit to the hall. So visit Haddon and venture back in time. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

CONTACT Estate Office: Tel: 01629 810910 Email: info@haddonhall.co.uk Website: www.haddonhall.co.uk

OPENING TIMES April to October 10.30 – 17.00 December 10.30 – 16.00 See website for up to date information.

LOCATION Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA Located on the A6 between Bakewell and Rowsley. TRANSPORT ROUTES Car | Bus | Train | Bike

ADMISSION Adult: from £18. Children under 16 admitted free.

REGULAR EVENTS Mercatum Artisan Markets held in spring, summer and winter (pre-booking may be necessary) Music at Haddon with a varied programme of recitals held throughout the year (included in admission price) Guided Estate Walks though Haddon’s historic organic parkland Please see our website at www.haddonhall.co.uk for full details.

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No dogs allowed in the Hall, Gardens or Estate grounds.

Accessible toilets available on the ground floor of the Stable Block

Groups welcome by appointment. Call 01629 810910

Available within the Lower Courtyard Toilet Block

Primary, Secondary and University Student Groups welcome by appointment

Please check website for full details.

Haddon Restaurant in Stable Block

Parking charges apply

Gift shop.

Full accessibility details on our website. Buggy service from Gatehouse to the Hall.

Available for Private and Corporate Events

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The Peacock at Rowsley, 01629 733518 reception@thepeacockatrowsley.com Available for Civil Ceremonies. Please contact our Events Co-ordinator, Julie Mellor The Princess Bride, Jane Eyre, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Hollow Crown, Gunpowder, Gardeners’ World, The Sweet Makers, House ofCards, Death Comes to Pemberley. Mary Queen of Scots.

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M E L BO U R N E H A L L & GARDENS www.melbournehall.com

No photography in house. Toilets available in the Visitors Centre. Church Square/Castle Square. No coaches Partial. WC’s.

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everyday (except for the first 3 Mondays) from 1pm - 5pm. Last admission 4.15pm The Gardens open April - September on Weds, Sat, Sun and BH Mondays from 1pm - 5pm and every afternoon in August when the Hall is open. ADMISSION Please see website or call 01332 862502 for current ticket prices. Around Melbourne Pool on a lead. Assistance dogs in the hall & gardens. Obligatory in house Tue-Thurs. Melbourne Hall Tea Room. Hospice shop, wine & more

Renishaw Hall and Gardens have been home to the Sitwell family for over 400 years. Its present owner, Alexandra Hayward, welcomes you. Renishaw Hall is set in 8 acres of Italianate gardens which were designed in the 19th century by Sir George Sitwell Bt, and feature statues, yew hedges, beautiful borders and ornamental ponds. Mature woodlands and lakes offer wonderful walks. The Hall offers an intriguing insight into the Sitwell family’s history, with a fascinating collection of paintings including work by John Piper. The Hall and Gardens are open for group and public tours, see website for details. Toilet facilities inlcuding disabled WC’s available during garden opening. Baby changing facilities available. Partial. See the full access statement on the website for further details. Dogs welcome on leads. Pre-booking advisable. Hall, Garden & Vineyard tours throughout the year. Private & coach tours, by appointment.

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This beautiful house of history, in its picturesque poolside setting, was once the home of Victorian Prime Minister William Lamb. The fine gardens, in the French formal style, contain Robert Bakewell’s intricate wrought iron arbour and a fascinating yew tunnel. Upstairs rooms available to view by appointment. CONTACT Owner: Lord & Lady Ralph Kerr Contact: Melbourne Hall Estate Office Tel: 01332 862502 Email: info@melbournehall.com LOCATION Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 8EN Map Ref: 7:A5 - 8m South of Derby. From London, exit M1/J24. OPENING TIMES Hall open August only

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Educational visits by arrangement.

CONTACT The Hall & Visitor Manager - Rachael Gorman Tel: 01246 432310 Email: enquiries@renishaw-hall.co.uk

Licensed café open during garden opening times in the stables.

LOCATION Renishaw, Nr Sheffield, Derbyshire S21 3WB Map Ref: 7:A2 On A6135, 3 miles from M1/J30, located between Sheffield and Chesterfield.

Shops situated in the stables.

OPENING TIMES For the latest information on opening dates, times and how to book your visit please see the website.

Plant sales by Handley Rose Nursery available at the Visitor Centre. Please contact us for corporate functions. Please see the ‘What’s On’ section of the website for all upcoming events.

ADMISSION Hall & Gardens: Adult £14.50, Concession £13.50, Child (5-18) £8, Gardens Only: Adult £8, Concession £7, Child (5-18) £3.50, Under 5 freeHHA & RHS free garden entry.

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Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the heart of the Peak District. Explore the historic house for fascinating stories and one of Europe’s most significant art collections. In the garden, discover water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers set in Britain’s most stunning and surprising country estate. Or come face to face with farm animals in the working farmyard and enjoy adventurous fun in the playground. Toilet facilities available. Baby changing facilities available. Open until 6pm. Online bookings free parking. £4 per vehicle. Please see access statement on website for details on how we can assist.

Enrich your students’ curriculum - For all stages of learning. Offering light bites, hearty meals or indulgent afternoon teas. The Cavendish restaurant, The Flying Childers restaurant & The Carriage House café.

Dogs welcome.

Farm Shop, the Orangery shop & the Stables shop.

Stay at Chatsworth; Holiday Cottages, Luxury Hotels & Beautiful Inns.

Team building days; product launches, exhibitions, meetings & conferences.

Audio guides available - £3 per person.

Award ceremonies & banquets, to christenings & bar mitzvahs.

The house taster tour lasts 45 mins & costs £4 per adult & £2 per child. Buggy & walking tours in Garden.

Wedding packages to create a special day, whatever your style and budget. 35,000-acre Estate in Derbyshire offers a wide range of beautiful locations.

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CONTACT Owner: Chatsworth House Trust Contact: The Booking Office Tel: 01264 565300 Email: Info@chatsworth.org LOCATION Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP Map Ref: 6:P2 Car: From London 3 hrs M1/J29, signposted via Chesterfield. 3m E of Bakewell, off B6012,10m W of Chesterfield. Rail: Chesterfield Station 11m. Bus: Chesterfield - Baslow 9½m. OPENING TIMES Please see www.chatsworth.org for opening times. ADMISSION Visit www.chatsworth.org for all ticket options. RENISHAW HALL GARDENS ©SOMEBLOKETAKINGPHOTOS  FLICKR

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The garden and lawns surround this mellow brick manor house dating from the early 17th Century and still lived in by the Nevile family. In recent years, the Rose Garden and Prairie gardens have become fully established giving a new emphasis to the shape of the gardens which continue to delight with their sweeping lawns, ponds and woodland walk. National Gardens Scheme gardens open for charity. Limited for coaches. Partial. WC’s.

By arrangement. Homemade refreshments available. Available as a wedding reception venue. Please contact to find out more.

Guide dogs only.

CONTACT Owner: Mr & Mrs Christopher Nevile Contact: Becky Shaw, Estate Office Tel: 01522 788224 Fax: 01522 788199 Email: becky@aubournhall.co.uk LOCATION Lincoln LN5 9DZ Map Ref: 7:D3 - 6m SW of Lincoln. 2m SE of A46. OPENING TIMES Garden open for events. Groups and Garden visits from May-Sep. Contact or go to the website for details www.aubournhall.co.uk. ADMISSION Adult £5.50, Child Free.

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Home of the Isham family from 1560-1976, Lamport Hall is an architectural gem housing a fine collection of furniture and paintings accumulated by the family, including many from the Grand Tour. The gardens are famous as the home of the world’s oldest garden gnome, Lampy who can be met on one of our guided tours. Meet the family members who called Lamport home including the passionate collector Sir Thomas Isham who sunk the family into debt, the Victorian eccentric Sir Charles Isham who had ideologies very ahead of his time and the 20th century Hollywood film star who gave up the glit and glamour to save his family home for future generations. The house itself contains a miraculous collection of paintings, books and furniture with particular highlights including an original Van Dyck, a pair of beautiful Neapolitan cabinets and a fine selection of family portraiture by artists including Sir Peter Lely and Carlo Maratti.

Fulbeck Manor was built in c1580s. The house stands 3 storeys high including garrets, with a 5 bay front. The interiors feature portraits of the Fane family, who have lived in Fulbeck for over 400 years. The most impressive feature is a 17th Century staircase with spiral balusters. CONTACT Owner/Contact: Mr Julian Francis Fane Tel: 01400 272231 E-mail: jfane22@outlook.com LOCATION Fulbeck, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 3JN Map Ref: 7:D3 11 miles North of Grantham. 15 miles No photography. Open all year by written appointment. Ample for cars. Limited for coaches. 156

CONTACT Owner: Lamport Hall Preservation Trust Contact: Executive Director Tel: 01604 686272 Email: engagement@lamporthall.co.uk LOCATION Northamptonshire NN6 9HD Map Ref: 7:C8 - Entrance on A508. Midway between

South of Lincoln on A607. Brown signs to Craft Centre, Tearooms and Stables OPENING TIMES By written appointment. ADMISSION £10 group 10+ £8

No photography in house. Lavatory facilities available.

Partial. WC’s. Obligatory. Tours by owner 1¼ hrs. Tea Rooms at Craft Centre, 100m

Open all year for pre-arranged groups. Free in stable yard. Limited for coaches. ST NICHOLAS, FULBECK ©BEN KEATING  FLICKR

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1.45pm & 2.30pm. approx 75 mins.

The immaculate gardens are a delight to wander around at your leisure in every season. In spring the woodland garden is awash with snowdrops whilst the summer sees the walled garden alive in a riot of colour and scent. Other notable features include a very early example of a rockery with alpine plants, an original 17th century cockpit and one of the largest cutting gardens in England. The site also hosts a variety of cultural events including Shakespeare, ja and opera as well as lectures and wellestablished craft, gift and antiques fairs throughout the year.

Northampton and Market Harborough, 3m S of A14 J2. OPENING TIMES Apr-Oct, every Wed & Thurs (house by guided tour, gardens free-flow). Also open most BH Sun/Mon. Private tours available. Please check website for opening times and prices.

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ADMISSION House & Garden: Adult £11, Child £6, Groups £9. Garden Only: Adult £7, Child £4, Groups £6. Min charges apply.

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Dating from 1702 the Hall’s beauty is matched by the magnificence of the gardens and the excellence of the picture, furniture and porcelain collections. The Woolavington collection of sporting pictures is possibly the finest of its type in Europe and includes paintings by Stubbs, Ben Marshall and artists renowned for works of this genre. Portraits, bron es, 18th Century English and French furniture and fine porcelain are among the treasures. The formal gardens are continually being updated and developed. The Wild Gardens, a short walk across the Park, are laid out along the course of a stream and provide a romantic setting for acers, gunneras and the like. No large bags or photography in house. Filming and outside events. Toilet/disabled WC facilities available. Baby changing facilities available.

Educational visits by prior arrangement. Hall guided tours obligatory. Approx. 45 minutes and max of 18 people per tour. Educational visits by prior arrangement.

Car and coach parking is included in the admission fee. Wheelchair access is limited, please contact the administrator to discuss requirements before visiting Hall guided tours obligatory. Approx. 45 minutes and max of 18 people per tour.

CONTACT Owner: Mr & Mrs A R Macdonald-Buchanan Contact: The Administrator Tel: 01604 505808 Email: welcome@cottesbrooke.co.uk

Homemade cakes & drinks available in The Old Laundry between 2:30pm & 5pm on open days. Exclusive events. Contact the Estate Office on 01604 505717 for prices and availability.

LOCATION Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire NN6 8PF Map Ref: 7:B8 10m N of Northampton near Creaton on A5199. Signed from Junction 1 on the A14. OPENING TIMES May - end of Sep. May & Jun: Wed & Thu, 2pm - 5.30pm, Jul-Sep: Thu, 2pm5.30pm. Open BH Mons (May-Sep), 2pm-5.30pm. The first open day is Mon 3rd May 2021. ADMISSION House & gardens: Adult £10, Child £5, Conc £9. Gardens only: Adult £7, Child £4, Conc £6.50. Group & private bookings by arrangement.

Special events see website.

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PAPPLEWICK HALL www.papplewickhall.co.uk A beautiful classic Georgian house, built of Mansfield stone, set in parkland, with woodland garden laid out in the 18th Century. The house is notable for its very fine plasterwork, and elegant staircase. Grade I listed. CONTACT Owner/Contact: Mr & Mrs J R Godwin-Austen Tel: 0115 9632623 Email: mail@papplewickhall.co.uk LOCATION Papplewick, Nottinghamshire NG15 8FE Map Ref: 7:B4 Halfway between Nottingham & Mansfield, 3m E of M1/J27. The Hall is ½ mile north of Papplewick village, off Blidworth Waye (B683). OPENING TIMES 1, 3 & 5 Wed in each month 2pm-5pm, & by appointment. ADMISSION Adult £5, Groups (10+) £4 Limited for coaches. Free parking for cars. Open all year by appointment. Obligatory. No photography. Garden: NGS Open Day Sunday 30th May 2021, 2-5pm (Adults £4, Children free); Village Fete Saturday 12th June 2021, 2-5pm. 158

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The house was built over six centuries and grew from a substantial quadrangular-plan medieval manor into the Tudor and Georgian mansion we see today. Successive generations altered the house to suit their needs and helped endow the collections within, which contain Tudor manuscripts, old masters and family portraits, porcelain, and military memorabilia from the Crimean War.

comprise a David Hicks parterre with topiary teapots, long mixed borders, old fashioned roses, white garden, golden garden, stone summerhouse, lakes, and wild gardens. This horticultural renaissance has clothed the bare bones of historical structures, bringing colour and form where there had previously been only expansive lawn.

Nestled amidst 400 acres of historic parkland, forming part of the ancient Rockingham Forest, Deene Park is framed by wooded hills, serene lakes, and sits adjacent to the winding Willow Brook. The gardens as seen today have been developed since the mid-20th century and

The current owners, Robert and Charlotte Brudenell, continue to welcome visitors to the family home each year during the summer months.

Deene Park has been home to the Brudenell family since 1514 and was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan until 1868, of whom the most notable was the 7th Earl who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava in 1854.

CONTACT Owner: Mr & Mrs Robert Brudenell Contact: House Administrator Tel: 01780 450278 Email: admin@deenepark.com

OPENING TIMES Easter Sunday and Monday. Sundays and bank holiday Mondays from May 2nd until August 30th. Every Wednesday in September.

LOCATION Deene Rd, Corby NN17 3EW Map Ref: 7:D7 6m NE of Corby off A43, NN17 3EG

Gardens and Tea Room 12pm-5pm

No large bags or photography in house. Toilet facilities available. Parking available. Baby changing facilities available. PAPPLEWICK HALL ©BUDBY  FLICKR

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H O LD E N BY HOUSE Once the largest private house in England and subsequently the palace of James I and Charles I, Holdenby has appeared in the BBC’s ‘Great Expectations’ and Smithsonian’s ‘An American Aristocrats Guide to Great Estates’. Overlooking beautiful countryside, its elegant suite of state rooms open onto beautiful Grade I listed gardens. Its combination of grandeur and intimacy make it a magnificent location for weddings and corporate dinners, while the spacious grounds have accommodated many events from Civil War battles to Formula One parties. Day visitors enjoy garden openings and other special events days with Icarus Falconry located in the walled garden. The house and gardens are also open to groups for private guided tours. ur schools programme has won more awards for Heritage Education than any other house in the country. No photography in the house. Limited for coaches. Accessible. Contact for further details. Dogs welcome in the gardens on leads. Private guided tours, by arrangement. Facilities for educational visits. Refreshments available on garden openings Apr - Sep.

Conference venue for meetings, conferences, launches, dinners and parties. Please see the ‘Events’ section of the website for all upcoming events. The perfect and exclusive venue for your special day. Licensed for civil ceremonies & civil partnerships. Its historic interiors & exteriors make a very striking Location for Film, TV and Commercials.

CONTACT Owner: James Lowther Contact: Commercial Manager Tel: 01604 770074 Email: office@holdenby.com LOCATION Northampton NN6 8DJ Map Ref: 7:B8 M1/J15a. 7m NW of Northampton off A428 & A5199. OPENING TIMES Gardens: Apr-Sep. Tickets for garden openings can be booked online at www.holdenby.com. For House openings and special events, please see our website. ADMISSION Please see our website for details

Gift shop.

WINGFIELD MANOR South Wingfield, Derbyshire DE55 7 H Tel: 0870 333 1181 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

CALKE ABBEY Ticknall, Derbyshire DE73 7LE Tel: 01332 863822 Email: calkeabbey nationaltrust.org.uk

THE 1620 HOUSE & GARDEN Manor Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 2FW Tel: 01455 290429 Email: dlhmanorhouse leics.gov.uk

ELVASTON CASTLE & COUNTRY PARK Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, Derbyshire DE72 3EP Tel: 01629 533870 Email: countrysideservice derbyshire.gov.uk

ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH CASTLE South Street, Ashby De La ouch LE65 1BR Tel: 01530 413343 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

EYAM HALL Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 5QW Tel: 01433 631976 Email: nicolawright eyamhall.co.uk

BELVOIR CASTLE Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire Tel: 01476 871001

HARDWICK ESTATE Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ Tel: 01246 850430 Email: hardwickhall nationaltrust.org.uk

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BOLSOVER CASTLE Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6PR Tel: 01246 822844 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

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KIRBY MUXLOE CASTLE Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire LE9 2DH Tel: 01162 386886 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

HARDWICK OLD HALL Doe Lea, r Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ Tel: 01246 850431 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

LYDDINGTON BEDE HOUSE Blue Coat Lane, Lyddington, Leicester LE15 9L Tel: 0157 282 2438 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

HOPTON HALL Hopton, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4DF Tel: 01629 540923 Email: bookings hoptonhall.co.uk

OAKHAM CASTLE Castle Lane ( ff Market Place), Tel: 01572 758440

KEDLESTON HALL Derbyshire DE22 5JH Tel: 01332 842191 Email: kedlestonhall nationaltrust.org.uk

STAUNTON HAROLD HALL Staunton Harold, Ashby de la ouch, Leicestershire LE65 1RT Tel: 01332 862599 Email: rowan stauntonharoldhall.co.uk

OGSTON HALL & GARDENS gston ew Road, Brackenfield, Derbyshire DE55 6AP Tel: 01773 520970 07796 130677

STONEYWELL Ulverscroft, Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9QE Tel: 01530 248040 Email: emily.wolfe nationaltrust.org.uk

THE PAVILION GARDENS St John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6 Tel: 01298 23114 Email: terry.crawford highpeak.gov.uk

WHATTON HOUSE & GARDENS Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5BG Tel: 01509 842268 Email: enquiries whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk

PEVERIL CASTLE Market Place, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WQ Tel: 01433 620613 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

ARABELLA AUFRERE TEMPLE Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, Lincolnshire D 41 8P Tel: 01469 560214 Email: office brocklesby.co.uk

SUDBURY HALL & MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 5HT Tel: 01283 585337 Email: sudburyhall nationaltrust.org.uk

AYSCOUGHFEE HALL MUSEUM & GARDENS Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2RA Tel: 01775 764555 Email: museum sholland.gov.uk

SUTTON SCARSDALE HALL Hall Drive, Sutton Scarsdale, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5UR Tel: 01246 822844 Email: bolsover.castle english-heritage.org.uk

BELTON HOUSE Grantham, Lincolnshire G32 2LS Tel: 01476 566116 Email: belton nationaltrust.org.uk

TISSINGTON HALL Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1RA Tel: 01335 352200 Email: events tissingtonhall.co.uk

BOLINGBROKE CASTLE Moat Lane, ld Bolingbroke, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4HH Tel: 01529 461499 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

WELBECK ABBEY Welbeck, Worksop, ottinghamshire S80 3LL Tel: 01909 501700 Email: info harleygallery.co.uk

BROCKLESBY MAUSOLEUM Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, Lincolnshire D 41 8P Tel: 01469 560214 Email: office brocklesby.co.uk

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78 DERNGATE: THE CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH HOUSE & GALLERIES 82 Derngate, orthampton, UK, 1 1UH Tel: 01604 603407 Email: info 78derngate.org.uk

EASTON WALLED GARDENS Easton, Grantham, Lincolnshire G33 5AP Tel: 01476 530063 Email: info eastonwalledgardens.co.uk

APETHORPE PALACE Hunting Way, Apethorpe, Peterborough, orthamptonshire PE8 5AQ Tel: 0370 333 1181 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

WAKEFIELD LODGE Potterspury, Northamptonshire NN12 7QX Georgian hunting lodge with deer park. Location: 4m S of Towcester on A5. Take signs to Wakefield Estate for directions. Map Ref: 7:C10 Tel: 01327 811395 Open: House 12 Apr - 25 May 2021, Mon-Fri (closed BHs), 12 noon-4pm. Appointments by telephone. Access walk open May & June. Admission: £10

MR STRAW’S HOUSE 5-7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG Tel: 01909 482380 Email: mrstrawshouse nationaltrust.org.uk

ELLYS MANOR HOUSE Great Ponton, r Grantham, Lincolnshire G33 5DP Tel: 01476 530023 Email: ellysmanor btinternet.com

BOUGHTON HOUSE Kettering, orthamptonshire 14 1BJ Tel: 01536 515731 Email: blht boughtonhouse.co.uk

CARLTON HALL Carlton- n-Trent, ottingham, ottinghamshire G23 6LP Tel: 07775 785344 Email: carltonhallnotts gmail.com

NEWSTEAD ABBEY Ravenshead, ottingham, ottinghamshire G15 8GE Tel: 01623 455900 Email: sallyl newsteadabbey.org.uk

ELSHAM HALL GARDENS & COUNTRY PARK Elsham Hall, Brigg, Lincolnshire D 20 0Q Tel: 01652 688698 Email: enquiries elshamhall.co.uk

CANONS ASHBY Daventry, Bolsover, orthamptonshire 11 3SD Tel: 01327 861900 Email: canonsashby nationaltrust.org.uk

CLUMBER PARK Worksop, ottinghamshire S80 3A Tel: 01909 544917 Email: clumberpark nationaltrust.org.uk

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE & ART GALLERY Lenton Road, ottingham G1 6E Tel: 0115 876 1400 Email: nottingham.castle nottinghamcity.gov.uk

GAINSBOROUGH OLD HALL Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire D 21 2 B Tel: 01427 677348 Email: gainsborougholdhall lincolnshire.gov.uk

COTON MANOR GARDEN r Guilsborough, orthamptonshire 6 8RQ Tel: 01604 740219 Email: pasleytyler cotonmanor.co.uk

DH LAWRENCE BIRTHPLACE 8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, ottinghamshire G16 3AW Tel: 01159 173824 Email: dhlawrence liberty-leisure.org.uk

RUFFORD ABBEY Rufford Abbey Country Park, llerton, ottinghamshire G22 9DF Tel: 01623 821338 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE, PARK & GARDENS Estate ffice, Grimsthorpe, Bourne PE10 0L Tel: 01778 591205 Email: ray grimsthorpe.co.uk

DELAPRE ABBEY Abbey Cottage, Delapr Abbey, London Road, orthampton Tel: 01604 760817 Email: info delapreabbey.org

HODSOCK PRIORY GARDENS Blyth, r Worksop S81 0T Tel: 01909 591204

THRUMPTON HALL ottingham, ottinghamshire G11 0A Tel: 07796 956556 Email: enquiries thrumptonhall.com

GUNBY HALL Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5SL Tel: 01754 890102 Email: gunbyhall nationaltrust.org.uk

KELMARSH HALL & GARDENS Kelmarsh, orthampton 6 9L Tel: 01604 686543 Email: enquiries kelmarsh.com

HOLME PIERREPONT HALL Holme Pierrepont, r ottingham G12 2LD Tel: 0115 933 2371 Email: rplb holmepierreponthall.com

WOLLATON HALL & PARK Wollaton Park, ottingham G8 2AE Tel: 0115 915 3900 Email: maria.narducci nottinghamcity.gov.uk

LEADENHAM HOUSE Lincolnshire L 5 0PU Tel: 07810 825697 Email: williamreeve leadenhamestate.com

KIRBY HALL Deene, Corby, orthamptonshire 17 5E Tel: 01536 203230 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

STANFORD HALL Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 6DH Tel: 01788 860250 Email: enquiries stanfordhall.co.uk

LINCOLN CASTLE Castle Hill, Lincoln, L 1 3AA Tel: 01522 554559 Email: lincoln castle lincolnshire.gov.uk

LINCOLN MEDIEVAL BISHOPS’ PALACE Minster ard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire L 2 1PU Tel: 01522 527468 Email: customers english-heritage.org.uk

HADDONSTONE SHOW GARDENS The Forge House, Church Ln, East Haddon, orthampton Tel: 01604 770711 Email: info haddonstone.co.uk

BURGHLEY HOUSE Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3J Tel: 01780 752451 Email: burghley burghley.co.uk

ALTHORP orthampton, 7 4HQ Tel: 01604 770107 Email: mail althorp.com

MARSTON HALL Marston, Grantham G32 2HQ Tel: 07812 356237 Email: johnthorold aol.com

LYVEDEN r undle, orthamptonshire PE8 5AT Tel: 01832 205158 Email: lyveden nationaltrust.org.uk

NORMANBY HALL COUNTRY PARK ormanby, Scunthorpe D 15 9HU Tel: 01724 720588 Email: normanby.hall northlincs.gov.uk

ROCKINGHAM CASTLE Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8TH Tel: 01536 770240 Email: estateoffice rockinghamcastle.com

SCAWBY HALL Vicarage Lane, Scawby, Brigg, Lincolnshire D 20 9L Tel: 01652 654272 Email: info scawbyhall.com

RUSHTON TRIANGULAR LODGE Rushton, Kettering, orthamptonshire Tel: 01536 710761

SCRIVELSBY WALLED GARDEN The ew Midge Barns, Hatton, Lincs L 8 5QL Tel: 07435 009876 Email: info keymarque.co.uk

SOUTHWICK HALL Southwick, r undle, Peterborough, orthamptonshire PE8 5BL Tel: 01832 274064 Email: southwickhall hotmail.co.uk

TATTERSHALL CASTLE Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincolnshire L 4 4LR Tel: 01526 342543 Email: tattershallcastle nationaltrust.org.uk

STOKE PARK PAVILIONS Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, orthamptonshire Tel: 07768 230325

WOOLSTHORPE MANOR Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth G33 5PD Tel: 01476 862823 Email: woolsthorpemanor nationaltrust.org.uk

WESTON HALL Towcester, orthamptonshire 12 8PU Tel: 07710 523879 Email: george crossovercapital.co.uk

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KELHAM HALL ewark, ottinghamshire G23 5Q Tel: 01636 650000 Email: info kelham-hall.com

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hillington Hall has been home to the Giffard family since 1178 and has survived through some turbulent times in history. In the 16th century Gilbert Giffard played a major part in bringing about the trial and execution of Mary Queen of Scots. When he arrived in England from France where he had been studying, he had planned to open up secret lines of communication between Mary and her supporters in France. He was arrested on arrival in England and at some stage he agreed to act as a spy for Queen Elizabeth I’s private secretary Sir Francis Walsingham. He passed on important letters from Queen Mary warning of a plot to assassinate Elizabeth I and of the imminent attack on England by the Spanish.

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A century later, Chillington Hall was briefly sei ed by the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War, however, it was restored to the family after the death of Oliver Cromwell. The family supported the crown during the conflict and helped Charles II to evade capture and hide out at nearby Boscobel.

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The Giffard family crest features a panther, a somewhat unusual choice of animal one might think, however the design was chosen due to an incident that took place on the estate during the reign of Henry VIII. Sir John Giffard was resident at Chillington in those days. He was the keeper of several exotic animals, one of them being a panther. The panther escaped from its cage and was loose in the woods. It was seconds from attacking a woman and child when Sir John shot and killed the animal with a bow and arrow. The wording underneath the crest ‘Prenez haleine, tirez fort’ translates as ‘Take breath, pull strong’ which were the words uttered by Sir John’s son as he raised his bow and arrow. The parkland and lake were designed by Capability Brown in the mid 18th century. The current Chillington Hall, also built in the 18th century, is the third to be built on the same site.

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The Jewellery Quarter Birmingham

National Motorcycle Museum Solihull, West Midlands

This fascinating area of the city has a rich history and is home to numerous attractions and exhibitions showcasing Birmingham’s status as the top jewellery making area in the world. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter features a fully preserved workshop complete with the working machinery the craftsmen and women would have used. The J.W Evans silver factory houses records, stock and machinery relating to the trade. The Coffin Works and The Pen Museum are also not to be missed in this fascinating part of the city.

The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world. It opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display. The Museum collection now boasts some 1000 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturer’s original specifications. The earliest machine dates from 1898 through to the latest British superbikes of this century. The collection highlights the development of the motorcycle as well as showcasing the UKs proud motorcycle manufacturing heritage.

Staffordshire Ceramics Collections Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition Hereford Cathedral, Herefordshire

The largest collection of Staffordshire ceramics in the world, the museum can only showcase a fraction of its huge collection at any given time. Displays and exhibitions tell the story of the city’s rise to become the centre of the pottery trade. Highlights of the ceramics collections include the Keiller collection of 667 cow creamer jugs and the Marjorie Davies collection of nearly 300 frog mugs. Objects from the Staffordshire Hoard – the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered – are also on display.

The world-famous Mappa Mundi is the largest surviving medieval map of the world and a unique international treasure. It records how the scholars interpreted the world over 700 years ago and contains more than a thousand drawings and inscriptions, showing cities and towns, Biblical events, plants, animals, birds, strange creatures and classical mythology.The Chained Library contains 225 illuminated manuscripts with the earliest dating from the eighth century, and over 1,200 early printed books. The books are chained to the 17th century cases where they were housed and read.

British Ironwork Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park Oswestry, Shropshire

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The impressive metal safari park has over 100 animal sculpture for you to enjoy. The centre aims to raise awareness of important issues by creating impactful art pieces. The current display in the sculpture park features the Knife Angel, constructed from over 100,000 knives and weapons which were taken from UK streets, and the Spoon Gorilla, made from over 40,000 spoons. The Ironwork centre has two showrooms with large collections of items crafted from metal, including cookware, homeware and jewellery.

The UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise with the world’s most beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools. The Butterfly Farm was set up in 1985, the passion and dream of internationally renowned lepidopterist, Clive Farrell. The team works tirelessly not only to bring pupae to the farm but also to export and supply butterfly houses around the world. They import from a variety of international butterfly farms, providing a sustainable income for the local community and conservation projects.

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CHILLINGTON HALL chillingtonhall.co.uk

CONTACT Owner: Trustees of Sufton Heritage Trust Contact: James Hereford Tel: 01432 870268 / 01432 850328 Email: james@sufton.co.uk

LOCATION Mordiford, Hereford HR1 4EJ Map Ref: 6:L10 Mordiford, off B4224 Mordiford - Dormington Road. OPENING TIMES By appointment to: james@sufton.co.uk

Open all year by appointment.

Obligatory.

Parking is available.

Small groups. No special facilities.

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CONTACT Owner: J N Hereford Contact: James Hereford Tel: 01432 870268 / 01432 850328 Email: james@sufton.co.uk LOCATION Mordiford, Hereford HR1 4LUMap Ref: 6:L10 Mordiford, off

B4224 Mordiford - Dormington Road. OPENING TIMES 18 - 31 May & 17 - 30 Aug. 2pm-5pm. Guided tours: 2pm, 3pm & 4pm ADMISSION Adult £5, Child 50p.

Only small coaches.

Accessible.

In grounds, on leads.

Small groups. No special facilities.

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Heart of England A 16th Century manor house which was altered and remodelled in the 18th and 19th Centuries and again in this Century. The original home of the Hereford family (see Sufton Court) who have held the manor since the 12th Century.

Sufton Court is a small Palladian mansion house. Built in 1788 by James Wyatt for James Hereford. The park was laid out by Humphry Repton whose ‘red book’ still survives. The house stands above the rivers Wye and Lugg giving impressive views towards the mountains of Wales.

Home of the Giffards since 1178, the present house dates from the 18th Century, firstly by the architect Francis Smith of Warwick in 1724 and completed by John Soane in 1786. Parkland laid out by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1760s with additional work by James Paine. Chillington was the winner of the HHA/Sotheby’s Restoration Award 2009 for work done on Soane’s magnificent Saloon. CONTACT Owner: Mr & Mrs J W Giffard Contact: Estate Office Tel: 01902 850236 Email: office@chillingtonhall.co.uk LOCATION Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire WV8 1RE Map Ref: 6:N6 - 2 miles South of Brewood off A449. 4 miles North West of M54/J2. OPENING TIMES Please check website for opening dates and times. Private groups and school parties by prior arrangement. ADMISSION Adult £8, Child £4. Grounds only: Half price. Available for Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Filming, Hire of the Park and Private Parties. Parking available. WC’s and car parking. In grounds. Guided tours will give you an in-depth history of this family house and its ancestors, and its contents. Sessions for Key Stages 1&2, and facilities for Home Educators. Special Events. Corp/Private functions

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ver 60 acres of brilliant coloured flowers, magnificent forest trees, sweeping lawns and a chain of ornamental pools which run tranquilly along the cultivated garden valley to provide a natural habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. o matter what the season, visitors will always find something fresh and interesting to ensure an enjoyable outing. CONTACT Owner: Sir Algernon and the Hon Lady Heber-Percy Contact: Secretary Tel: 01630 685786 Fax: 01630 685853 Email: secretary@hodnethall.com LOCATION Hodnet, Market Drayton Shropshire TF9 3NN Map Ref: 6:L5 - 12 miles North East of Shrewsbury on A53;

M6/J15, M54/J3. OPENING TIMES Every Sun, Wed and B Hol Mons from Sun 14 Mar - Sun 26 Sept Plant Fair-Sat 12 & Sun 13 Jun National Garden Scheme (NGS) Sun 27 Jun 11am-5pm ADMISSION Adult £8.50, Child £1

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Designed by John Nash in 1803, Longner Hall is a Tudor Gothic style house set in a park landscaped by Humphry Repton. The home of one family for over 700 years. Longner’s principal rooms are adorned with plaster fan vaulting and stained glass. CONTACT Sarah Easthope Tel: 01743709249 Email: info@longner.co.uk LOCATION Uffington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4TG Map Ref: 6:L6 4 miles SE of Shrewsbury on Uffington

road, ¼ mile off B4380, Atcham. OPENING TIMES Tours at 2pm & 3.30pm on weekdays from Mon 24 May Fri 25 Jun. Bank Holiday Mon 5 Apr, Mon 3 May, Mon 30 Aug. ADMISSION Adult £5, Child £3.

No photography in house.

Guide dogs only.

Garden restaurant.

Limited for coaches.

Obligatory.

See Facebook page for upcoming special days and events.

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Whitmore Hall is a Grade I listed building, designated as a house of outstanding architectural and historical interest. Parts of the hall date back to a much earlier period and for 900 years has been the seat of the CavenaghMainwarings, who are direct descendants of the original Norman owners. The hall has beautifully proportioned light rooms and is in excellent order. There are good family portraits to be seen with a continuous line dating from 1624 to the present day. The park encompasses a lime avenue leading from the hall to the parish church, an early Victorian summer house which was refurbished in 2017 and an outstanding, rare Elizabethan stable block. Garden, lake, lily pool, and bluebell wood in season. Ample parking available. Ground floor and grounds.

Please contact us for information on Weddings at Whitmore.

CONTACT Contact: Mrs Adrienne Chafe Tel: 01782 680 478 Email: whitmore.hall@yahoo.com LOCATION Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5HW Map Ref: 6:M4 On A53 Newcastle-Market Drayton Road, 3m from M6/J15. OPENING TIMES 1 May - 31 Aug: Tues and Weds, open 2pm - 4.30pm with guided tours at 2.15pm, 3pm and 3.45pm. ADMISSION Adult £5, Child 50p.

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LITTLE MALVERN COURT

Exhibits of Upton past and present.

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Arbury Hall, original Elizabethan mansion house, Gothicised in the 18th Century surrounded by stunning gardens and parkland. Arbury Hall has been the seat of the Newdegate family for over 450 years and is the ancestral home of Viscount Daventry. This Tudor/Elizabethan House was Gothicised by Sir Roger Newdegate in the 18th Century and is regarded as the ‘Gothic Gem’ of the Midlands. The principal rooms, with their soaring fan vaulted ceilings and plunging pendants and filigree tracery, stand as a most breathtaking and complete example of early Gothic Revival architecture and provide a unique and fascinating venue for corporate entertaining, product launches, fashion shoots and activity days. Exclusive use of this historic Hall, its gardens and parkland is offered CONTACT Owner: The Viscount Daventry Contact: Events Secretary Tel: 01676 540529 Email: info@arburyestate.co.uk LOCATION Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 7PT (for SATNAV use CV10 7NF) Map Ref: 6:P7 - London, M1, M6/J3 (A444 to Nuneaton), 2m SW of Nuneaton. 1m W of A444.

to clients. The Hall stands in the middle of beautiful parkland with landscaped gardens of rolling lawns, lakes and winding wooded walks. Spring flowers are profuse and in June rhododendrons, azaleas and giant wisteria provide a beautiful environment for the visitor. George Eliot, the novelist, was born on the estate and Arbury Hall and Sir Roger Newdegate were immortalised in her book ‘Scenes of Clerical Life’.

Nuneaton 5 mins. Birmingham City Centre 20 mins. London 2 hrs, Coventry 20 mins. OPENING TIMES Hall & Gardens: Bank Holiday weekends (Suns & Mons) from Easter - Aug Bank Holiday from 1pm - 6pm. Last guided tour of the hall 4.30pm. Groups: 25+ weekdays by prior arrangement from Apr - end Sep.

No cameras or video recorders indoors.

Dogs on leads in garden. Guide dogs only in house.

Baby changing facilities available.

Obligatory. Tour time: 50mins.

200 cars & 3 coaches 250 yds from house. Follow signs. Approach map available for coach drivers.

Stables Tea Rooms (on first floor) open from 1pm.

Partial, WCs.

Small selection of souvenir gifts.

ADMISSION Hall & Gardens: Adult £10, Child (under 16) £5.50, Family (2+2) £25. Garden Only: Adult £6.50, Child (under 16) £5.

Exclusive lunches and dinners for corporate parties in dining room, max. 50, buffets 80. Available to host a wide variety of outside events throughout the spring & summer season. A marquee in the historic parkland with the Hall as a backdrop is available for Wedding receptions. As a film location, Arbury presents a variety of atmospheric settings for period and contemporary dramas.

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15 acres of beautiful historic landscaped gardens with 7000 shrubs, plants and trees. Four glasshouses, Roses and Alpines, Woodland and Rhododendron Walks, Rock Pool, Herbaceous Borders, Japanese Garden. Children’s playground, aviaries, gallery, and bandstand. CONTACT Owner: Birmingham Botanical & Horticultural Society Contact: Kim Hill Tel: 0121 454 1860 Email: admin@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk LOCATION Westbourne Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR Map Ref: 6:O7 - 2m West of city centre. Follow signs to Edgbaston then brown tourist signs. OPENING TIMES Daily: 10am-dusk. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Refer to website for details. Online booking is essential for all visits. ADMISSION Adult £7.50, Family £22, Groups/Conc £5.25, Child U5 Free. Free. Register on arrival for free parking. Excellent wheelchair access throughout Gardens & Glasshouses. On application. Pre-book for schools. Pavilion Tea Room. Gift shop. Plants from the gift shop. An ideal venue for all kinds of events. Please visit the ‘What’s on’ section for all family activities and events.

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Prior’s Hall, associated rooms and cells, c1489. Former Benedictine Monastery. Oak-framed roof, five bays. Library, collection of religious vestments and relics. Embroideries and paintings. Gardens: 10 acres of former monastic grounds with spring bulbs, blossom, old fashioned roses and shrubs. Access to Hall only by flight of steps. CONTACT Owner: Trustees of the late T M Berington Contact: Mrs T M Berington Tel: 01684 892988 Email: littlemalverncourt@hotmail.com LOCATION Nr Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4JN Map Ref: 6:M9 3m S of Great Malvern on Upton-on-Severn Rd (A4104). OPENING TIMES 21 Apr until 22 Jul, Wed and Thurs afternoons 2.00pm - 5.00pm. ADMISSION House & Garden: Adult £10, Child £3. Garden only: Adult £8, Child £2 (contactless payments only). Toilet facility on site upstairs. Parking across the road - signposted. Partial. Garden on a slope and access to the Prior’s Hall is also up steps. Timed guided tours of house only. Tea, coffee, cake in Courtyard Tea Room 2.30pm-5pm. See our website for up to date information.

CONTACT Owner: Tudor House Museum Trust Contact: The Trustees Tel: 01684 438820 Email: lavendertudor@talktalk.net LOCATION 16 Church Street, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire

WR8 0HT Map Ref: 6:N10 Centre of Upton-upon-Severn, 7m SE of Malvern by B4211. OPENING TIMES & ADMISSIONS For current days,times and charges consult website or contact the museum.

Toilet facilities available. Garden and ground floor only. Dogs welcome.

Guided tours available if pre-booked. Educational and school visits are available if pre-booked.

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MADRESFIELD COURT www.madresfieldestate.co.uk Moated family home with mainly Victorian architecture and fine collection of furniture and art. Extensive gardens and arboretum. CONTACT Natalie Cull Tel: 01684 573614 E-mail: tours@madresfieldestate.co.uk LOCATION Madresfield, Malvern WR13 5AJ Map 6:M9. 6m SW of Worcester. 1½ m SE of A449. 2m NE of Malvern. OPENING TIMES Guided tours of about 1.5 hours on specified dates and times between Apr and Sep. Numbers are restricted and prior booking is essential to avoid disappointment. We have no refreshment facilities. ADMISSION £15 if booked online or £17 if paying on the day. Advance booking essential. No concessions and no Under 16s. Guide books. WC’s In grounds. Obligatory.

birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk 15 acres of beautiful historic landscaped gardens with 7000 shrubs, plants and trees. Four glasshouses, Roses and Alpines, Woodland and Rhododendron Walks, Rock Pool, Herbaceous Borders, Japanese Garden. Children’s playground, aviaries, gallery, and bandstand. CONTACT Owner: Birmingham Botanical & Horticultural Society Contact: Kim Hill Tel: 0121 454 1860 Email: admin@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk LOCATION Westbourne Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR Map Ref: 6:O7 - 2m West of city centre. Follow signs to Edgbaston then brown tourist signs. OPENING TIMES Daily: 10am-dusk. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Refer to website for details. Online booking is essential for all visits. ADMISSION Adult £7.50, Family £22, Groups/Conc £5.25, Child U5 Free. Free. Register on arrival for free parking. Excellent wheelchair access throughout Gardens & Glasshouses. On application. Pre-book for schools. Pavilion Tea Room. Gift shop. Plants from the gift shop. An ideal venue for all kinds of events. Please visit the ‘What’s on’ section for all family activities and events.

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R enjoy T I M E T R A V E L L E magazine who brought the first rhododendrons from the Himalayas and brought colour to the understory of woodland gardens. Intrepid David Douglas (1779-1834), who popularised the Douglas Fir, brought home California poppies, lupins and flowering currants, travelling through the Americas in the 1820s. He was followed by William Lobb (18091864), who brought the iconic Giant Sequoia to British gardens, called Wellingtonia by Hooker, soon became an essential for any gentleman’s arboretum. Most famous of all, perhaps, was Robert Fortune (1812-1880) who (in Chinese disguise) smuggled tea seedlings from China to British India, thereby starting a new industry while bringing gardeners euonymus, hostas and mahonias.

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As China opened up, planthunters followed. George Forrest (1873-1932) is credited with 31,000 introductions, bringing rhododendrons, camellias, pieris and primulas from China, Tibet and Taiwan. Equally prolific was Ernest ‘Chinese’ Wilson (1876 – 1930), from whose introductions the Williamsii magnolias at Caerhays Castle were bred. He introduced Japanese azaleas, Chinese lilies and the Handkerchief Tree (Davidia Involucrata). Robert Farrer (1880-1920) popularised Japanese rock gardens in the UK and varieties of viburnum, rhododendron, geranium and allium carry his name. Frank Kingdon Ward (1885-1958) searched Tibet for varieties of the elusive Himalayan blue poppy (Meconopsis), which grows today at Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex and Dalemain in Cumbria and introduced many new species of rhododendron.

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Time Traveller brings you interesting and informative articles about Britain’s heritage and shows you some of the best places to visit and to stay with a list of up coming attractions. It has fun stuff too, with a heritage quiz, recipe and pages for children to enjoy.

The Latin names of garden varieties are often the clue to the plucky pioneer who first introduced them, braving storm, war, earthquakes, wild animals and hostile locals, often dying far from home. Thanks to them, we can enjoy some of the most exciting and varied gardens on the globe.

This was not a safe occupation, Francis Masson survived a French prison only to lose everything in a hurricane in St Lucia. David Douglas fell into a pit and was gored to death by a Hawaiian bull that had got there first. George Forrest was the only survivor of his

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Can you spot 5 differences between these two photographs of the Rill Pond in the Collector Earl’s Garden at Arundel Castle in Sussex? The garden commemorates Thomas Howard, 14st Earl of Arundel (1585-1646), Britain’s first great art collector.

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Can you give this portrait of Henry VIII at Petworth House in Sussex a bit of colour? It was painted in the studio of King Henry’s favourite painter, Hans Holbein. Henry had one just like it painted on the wall of his own Privy Chamber at Whitehall Palace. Walpole says he prefers the dead birds carved in the portrait’s frame by Grinling Gibbons, Britain’s most famous wood carver.

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Six Days with the Knights Joust training: a balance of brawn and bravery

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Some of the world’s finest jousters will vie for glory on 24-29 July at rundel Castle’s International Jousting and Medieval Tournament Champion of Champions edition, one of the world’s largest tournaments of its kind. The unique six-day spectacular promises more tilt-rail drama than ever before as the tournament celebrates its tenth outing. The competitors are made up of the highest scoring individual jousters from previous tournaments - meaning there will be no team competition this year. A true test of skill, valour and strength, this sporting tournament will push each champion to their limit and beyond.

Free Living Heritage Here are our favourite free Living History attractions around the UK. Callendar House in Scotland is set in the Callendar National Park which contains part of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site. Observe costumed interpreters in the 1825 kitchen as they recreate dishes of the day. Displays inside the house demonstrate how the local area evolved during the early part of the industrial era.

With solo glory on the line, how will the jousters prepare for the fiercest competition to date The reigning individual champion of Arundel Castle’s International Jousting and Medieval Tournament, Stacy Van Dolah-Evans of England, has been jousting for more than 18 years. He follows a strict workout regimen focused on CrossFit circuit training and Fartlek cardio - which means ‘speed play’ in Swedish and combines continuous distance training with interval training.

The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield celebrates the rich history of coal mining. Meet an ex-miner and take an underground tour of a preserved coal mine. (Entry is free; however, you will be asked for a £4 returnable deposit if you take the underground tour.)

Once per month, Stacy’s personal efforts are complemented by a training weekend with his jousting troupe, Destrier. Sessions include a range of lance control, timing and accuracy exercises, honing riders’ riding and weapon skills, and extensive drill lessons where riders practice moving as a mounted combat unit. © STACY EVANS

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The Museum of Wool in Carmarthenshire celebrates the history of wool-making in Wales. Follow the process from the fleece to the finished article, and view the wide range of historic machinery housed at the museum. A raised walkway allows viewing of fabric in production and on the ‘Woolly Tale’ trail you can try your hand at sewing, spinning and carding. Pickford’s House in Friar Gate Derby was formerly the home of the Georgian architect George Pickford. The house highlights the difference between masters’ and servants’ quarters and changes in domestic life throughout its 250-year history.

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London is home to some of the most visited museums in the world. The Museum of London contains recreations of shops, transport, and artefacts from Prehistoric times right up to the modern day. The RAF Museum showcases a spitfire and a Lancaster bomber

used in WWII. The Museum of London Docklands uncovers the history of London as a working port and includes Sailortown, a reconstruction of 19th century London.

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MAWLEY HALL Cleobury Mortimer DY14 8PN Tel: 0208 298 0429 Email: rsharp@mawley.com

BROCKHAMPTON ESTATE Bringsty, Nr Bromyard WR6 5TB Tel: 01885 488099 Email: brockhampton@nationaltrust.org.uk

MUCH WENLOCK PRIORY Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6HS Tel: 01952 727466 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

CROFT CASTLE Aymestrey, Nr Leominster, Herefordshire HR9 9PW Tel: 01568 780246 Email: croftcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

SOULTON HALL Soulton, Nr. Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5RS Tel: 01939 232786 Email: enquiries@soultonhall.co.uk

EASTNOR CASTLE Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL Tel: 01531 633160 Email: enquiries@eastnorcastle.com

STOKESAY CASTLE Nr Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9AH Tel: 01588 672544 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

GOODRICH CASTLE Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6HY Tel: 01600 890538 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

STOKESAY COURT Onibury, Near Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9BD Tel: 01584 856238 Email: info@stokesaycourt.com

HERGEST CROFT GARDENS Kington, Herefordshire HR5 3EG Tel: 01544 230160 Email: gardens@hergest.co.uk

UPTON CRESSETT HALL & GATEHOUSE Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 6UH Tel: 01746 714616 Email: laura@uptoncressett.co.uk

KINNERSLEY CASTLE Kinnersley, Herefordshire HR3 6QF Tel: 01544 327407 Email: katherina@kinnersley.com

PITCHFORD HALL & TREE HOUSE Condover, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 7DN In the grounds of Britain’s finest half-timbered house; Pitchford Hall. Perched in a lime tree is the world’s oldest treehouse; standing since the late 1600s. Map Ref: 6:K6 - Sat av Postcode S 5 7D Website: www.pitchfordestate.com Open: Please book 90 minute guided tours in advance through www.historichouses.org houses house-listing pitchford-hall Admission: 20

LANGSTONE COURT Llangarron, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6NR Tel: 01989 770254 Email: Richard.jones@langstone-court.org.uk

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BERRINGTON HALL Nr Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW Tel: 01568 615721 Email: berrington@nationaltrust.org.uk

THE LASKETT GARDEN Laskett Lane, Much Birch, Herefordshire HR2 8HZ Tel: 07989 338217 Email: info@thelaskettgardens.co.uk

WALCOT HALL Lydbury North, Shropshire SY7 8AZ Tel: 01588 680570 Email: enquiries@walcothall.com

ACTON BURNELL CASTLE Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 7PF Tel: 0121 625 6832 Email: andrea.fox@english-heritage.org.uk

WENLOCK PRIORY 5 Sheinton Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6HS Tel: 01952 727466 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

ATTINGHAM PARK Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4TP Tel: 01743 708170/162 Email: attingham@nationaltrust.org.uk

BIDDULPH GRANGE GARDEN Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire ST8 7SD Tel: 01782 517999 Email: biddulphgrange@nationaltrust.org.uk

BENTHALL HALL Broseley, Shropshire TF12 5RX Tel: 01746 780838 Email: wendy.barton@nationaltrust.org.uk

BOSCOBEL HOUSE & THE ROYAL OAK Bishop’s Wood, Brewood, Staffordshire ST19 9AR Tel: 01902 850244 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

COUND HALL Cound, Shropshire SY5 6AH Tel: 01743 761721

CASTERNE HALL Ilam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2BA Tel: 01335 310489 Email: mail@casterne.co.uk

DUDMASTON ESTATE Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6QN Tel: 01746 780866 Email: dudmaston@nationaltrust.org.uk

ERASMUS DARWIN HOUSE Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD Tel: 01543 306260 Email: enquiries@erasmusdarwin.org

HAWKSTONE HALL & GARDENS Marchamley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5LG Tel: 01630 685242 Email: hawkhall@aol.com

THE HEATH HOUSE Tean, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire ST10 4HA Set in rolling parkland with fine formal gardens, Heath House is an early Victorian mansion built 1836-1840 in the Tudor style. Map Ref: 6 4 Tel: 01538 722212 Email: info theheathhouse.co.uk Website: www.theheathhouse.co.uk Open: 2-6pm. Last entries 4.30pm. Please see website for dates. Admission: 6.50pp. o concessions.

LUDLOW CASTLE Castle Square, Ludlow Tel: 01584 874465 Email: info@ludlowcastle.com

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COUGHTON COURT Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5JA Tel: 01789 400777 Email: office throckmortons.co.uk

SHAKESPEARE’S FAMILY HOMES Henley Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon CV37 6QW Tel: 01789 204016 Email: info@shakespeare.org.uk

WIGHTWICK MANOR & GARDENS Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 8EE Tel: 01902 761400 Email: wightwickmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

SANDON HALL Sandon, Staffordshire ST18 OBZ Tel: 01889 508004 Email: info@sandonhall.co.uk

FARNBOROUGH HALL Banbury OX17 1DU Tel: 01295 690002 Email: farnboroughhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

UPTON HOUSE & GARDENS Upton, Near Banbury, Warwickshire OX15 6HT Tel: 01295 670266 Email: uptonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

SHUGBOROUGH ESTATE Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire ST17 0XB Tel: 08454 598900 Email: shugborough@nationaltrust.org.uk

HILL CLOSE GARDENS TRUST Bread and Meat Close, Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 6HF Tel: 01926 493339 Email: centremanager@hcgt.org.uk

WARWICK CASTLE Warwick CV34 4QU Tel: 01926 495421 Email: customer.information@warwick-castle.com

WINTERBOURNE HOUSE AND GARDEN 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RT Winterbourne is set in 7 acres of botanic garden. Map Ref: 6:O7 Tel: 0121 414 3003 Email: enquiries@winterbourne.org.uk Website: www.winterbourne.org.uk Open: Mar-Oct 10.30-5.30pm, NovFeb 10.30-4pm Last adm 45 mins before close. Closed around Christmas/New Year. Please check opening times. Admission: Adult £7.20, Child (5-16) £6.20 Conc £6.20, Family £22.00.

SINAI PARK HOUSE Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0QJ Tel: 01889 598600 Email: kate@brookesandco.net

HONINGTON HALL Shipston-On-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 5AA Tel: 01608 661434 Email: bhew@honingtonhall.plus.com

BACK TO BACKS 55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4TE Email: backtobacks@nationaltrust.org.uk

BEWDLEY MUSEUM 12 Load Street, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2AE Tel: 0845 603 5699 Email: Alison.bakr@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

THE TRENTHAM ESTATE Stone Road, Trentham, Staffordshire ST4 8AX Tel: 01782 646646 Email: enquiry@trentham.co.uk

KENILWORTH CASTLE & GARDEN Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1NE Tel: 01926 852078 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

BIRMINGHAM MUSEUMS Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH Tel: 0121 348 8000 Email: bmag.enquiries@birminghammuseums.org.uk

BROADWAY TOWER Middle Hill, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7LB Tel: 01386 852390

ASTLEY CASTLE Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 7QS Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

LORD LEYCESTER HOSPITAL High Street, Warwick CV34 4BH Tel: 01926 491422

BADDESLEY CLINTON Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire B93 0DQ Tel: 01564 783294 Email: baddesleyclinton@nationaltrust.org.uk

HANBURY HALL Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 7EA Tel: 01527 821214 Email: hanburyhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

BAGOTS CASTLE Church Road, Baginton CV8 3AR Tel: 07786 438711 Email: delia@bagotscastle.org.uk

PACKWOOD HOUSE Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Warwickshire B94 6AT Tel: 01564 783294 Email: packwood@nationaltrust.org.uk

CASTLE BROMWICH HALL GARDENS TRUST Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham B36 9BT Tel: 0121 749 4100 Email: admin@cbhgt.org.uk

WESTON PARK Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal, TF11 8LE Tel: 01952 852100 Email: enquiries@weston-park.com

CHARLECOTE PARK Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire CV35 9ER Tel: 01789 470277 Email: charlecotepark@nationaltrust.org.uk

COMPTON VERNEY ART GALLERY & PARK Warwickshire CV35 9HZ Tel: 01926 645500 Email: info@comptonverney.org.uk

HAGLEY HALL Hall Lane, Hagley, Nr. Stourbridge, Worcestershire DY9 9LG Tel: 01562 882408 Email: info@hagleyhall.com

SPETCHLEY PARK GARDENS Spetchley Park, Worcester WR5 1RS Tel: 01453 810303 Email: hb@spetchleygardens.co.uk

CROOME Near High Green, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW Tel: 01905 371006 Email: croome@nationaltrust.org.uk

HARVINGTON HALL Harvington, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4LR Tel: 01562 777846 Email: harvingtonhall@btconnect.com

KINVER EDGE & THE ROCK HOUSES Compton Road, Kinver, Nr Stourbridge, Staffordshire DY7 6DL Tel: 01384 872553 Email: kinveredge@nationaltrust.org.uk

WITLEY COURT & GARDENS Great Witley, Worcestershire WR6 6JT Tel: 01299 896636 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

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The Grade I listed house and estate is now owned by Leeds City Council who purchased it from the Hon. Edward Wood in 1923. The Council has undertaken extensive renovation over the years and built up one of the finest publicly-owned collections of silver, ceramics, fine art and wallpaper in the UK.

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The collections in the house today are built on the impressive items already amassed by the Ingram family over more than three hundred years of ownership beginning with the purchase of the estate for £12,000 by Sir Arthur Ingram in 1622. ver 40 rooms tell the story of the people that have lived at Temple Newsam over the centuries including Lord Darnley (Henry Stuart) husband of Mary Queen of Scots, who was born on the estate.

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Yorkshire & the Humber Ripon Prison and Police Museum Ripon, North Yorkshire Current exhibition until March 2021 Learn about the history of policing in the region from Anglo Saxon methods to the formation of an organised force. Imagine life as a prisoner in the brutal Victorian regime. One of the cells in the prison houses a temporary exhibition Prisoners on Prisoners by Faye Claridge which explores the lives of female prisoners at HMP Askham Grange. The exhibition features portraits the artist has created alongside accounts and experiences of prisoner’s lives and the criminal justice system.

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The National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield The museum houses records and plans of national and international importance as well as a large collection of mining tools and machinery. The social history collection includes accounts and documents detailing the working and home lives of the miners and their families. Paintings and photographs illustrate what life was like as a miner, some of the works being produced by artists who were also miners themselves. Explore the Caphouse - a modern colliery – or visit the stables to find out more about the pit ponies.

Damien Hurst Sculptures Yorkshire Sculpture Park Until 2022

The Noel Terry Collection Fairfax House, York

A collection of four important sculptures by Damien Hurst are on display at different locations around the park. Charity (2002-2003) is based on the old Scope collection boxes of the 1960s, and Myth (2010) depicts a unicorn with half its skin flayed revealing muscle and tissue beneath. The Hat Makes the Man (2004-2007) is based on a Max Ernst collage and the impressive The Virgin Mother (2005-2006) stands 10 metres tall in front of the Lower Lake. Don’t miss the chance to see these unique pieces.

Noel Terry was the great-grandson of the founder of confectionary company Terry’s of York. Over the course of his lifetime, he collected a large number of pieces of 18th century furniture, clocks and other notable items. Highlights include items by Thomas Chippendale and clocks by some of the greatest English clockmakers. After Terry died in 1979 the collection was gifted to the York Civic Trust on the condition that it would be on permanent display to the people of York, the city he loved.

Largest Railway Collection in the World The National Railway Museum, York

The Dollshouse Exhibition Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire

See the world’s fastest steam engine ‘The Mallard’ and a replica of George Stephenson’s Rocket; just a couple of the objects from the museum’s collection of over 260 vehicles. Find out how railways changed the world illustrated by artwork, original drawings, pieces of track, station memorabilia and personal stories. There is also a working model railway with thousands of collectable models on display. The museum is often home to The Flying Scotsman when it is not out on the tracks around the UK.

See a miniature world come to life with a new permanent exhibition showcasing a fine collection of dollhouses and miniatures created by Caroline Hamilton and Jane Fiddick. The 70 houses on display range from small rooms to large ornate houses with detailed layouts and décor. There are Victorian shops and family homes, many featuring interesting characters and stunning attention to detail. Entry to the exhibition is free with all general admission tickets to Newby Hall.

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A Mediaeval, moated and much-loved family home. Medieval Markenfield has remained largely untouched, and is one of a handful of moated, medieval manor houses that could still be recognised by their original owners; indeed the Hall is instantly recognisable thanks to its crenelated silhouette reflected in its encircling moat, which was patrolled by two Black Swans until 2019 when we discovered we had acquired an tter... Despite its bloody history, the Hall exudes a tranquil and welcoming atmosphere. The oldest parts of the current house date back to 1230, and were incorporated into Canon John de Markenfield’s medieval manor house seen today. The house was bought, and essentially saved, in 1761 by Fletcher orton - 1st Baron Grantley of Markenfield (the title still held by the family) and builder of nearby Grantley Hall. More information please visit website. Parking during open days is in the one acre paddock. Wheelchair access to ground floor only. Dogs welcome in grounds only. Tea & cake for groups at a cost of £12 pp (including the tour). Small gift shop.

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CONTACT The Administrator Sarah Robson Tel: 01765 692303 Email: info@markenfield.com LOCATION Nr Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3AD Map Ref: 10:P8 Car: Access from West side of A61. 2½ miles South of the Ripon bypass. Entrance off the A61. Bus: Stop 100m from end of drive & drive a mile long.

Tours last approx 1½ hrs, followed by time to wander around. 2 hours in all. Plant sales available. Corporate functions are available, please contact for further details.

OPENING TIMES Please see website for details. Group bookings accepted all year round by appointment.

For all upcoming events please see the ‘Events’ section of the website.

ADMISSION Adult £10, Senior £6, Child £3, Concessions £3 Booked Groups: From £12 per person for a guided tour (min charge £120).

Provides a wonderfully intimate venue for a wedding.

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For over 900 years Skipton Castle has stood firm through wars and sieges at the gateway to the orkshire Dales. nce home to the famous Clifford Lords, it is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England. Fully roofed, it is a fascinating and delightful place to explore in any season - from the atmospheric Dungeon to the great Watch Tower, from the Chapel to the beautiful Conduit Court. CONTACT Janet Simmonds Tel: 01756 792442 Email: info@skiptoncastle.co.uk LOCATION Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1AW Map Ref: 10:O9 - In the centre of Skipton, at the North end of the High St.

The Yorkshire home of Sir Reginald and Lady Sheffield. Early Georgian architecture. Magnificent plasterwork by Cortese. Rich collection of 18th century furniture. Award-winning gardens attract enthusiasts from home and abroad. Tranquil Caravan and Camping Club Site also available for Rallies. Woodland Walk. Tearooms. CONTACT Administrator Tel: 01347 810249 E-mail: suttonpark@statelyhome.co.uk LOCATION Sutton-On-The-Forest, N. Yorkshire YO61 1DP Map 11:B9. 8 miles N of York on B1363 York-Helmsley Road follow brown signs. OPENING TIMES Private parties all year by appointment (min. 12). For House and gardens opening dates, tour times & admission prices please see website. No photography. Limited for coaches. Partial. WC’s. Woodland Walk only. Obligatory. Tearooms. Events, please visit our website.

OPENING TIMES All year Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 11am-5pm (Oct-Mar 4pm).Closed 23-25 Dec. ADMISSION Adult £8.90, Child £5.70, Conc £7.90, Family £29.50.

By arrangement.

Books, cards, gifts. Online shop.

Tour guides, educational rooms and teachers packs available.

Historical Re-enactments. Plays. Art Exhibitions. Please visit the website.

Licensed. Open all year.

Civil wedding licence. Max 80 guests.

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CONTACT Visitor Services 0113 378 2959 Email: lotherton@leeds.gov.uk LOCATION Aberford, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS25 3EB Map Ref: 11:B10 Situated off Collier Lane which is just

Helmsley Road (B1257) OPENING TIMES & ADMISSION Please see the information on our website www.hovingham.co.uk

No photography in the Hall.

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A scenic country estate, Lotherton combines a grand Edwardian mansion with stunning grounds and a wealth of wildlife, including a deer park and Wildlife World attraction. Explore intriguing stories of the former owners and servants who cared for this majestic home, as well as stunning collections of decorative arts from across the world.

Attractive Palladian family home, designed and built by Thomas Worsley. The childhood home of Katharine Worsley, Duchess of Kent. It is entered through a huge riding school and has beautiful rooms with collections of pictures and furniture. The house has attractive gardens with magnificent ew hedges and cricket ground. CONTACT Owner: Sir William Worsley Tel: 01653 628771 Email: office@hovingham.co.uk LOCATION Hovingham, York, North Yorkshire YO62 4LU Map Ref: 11:C8 18 miles North of York on Malton/

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off M1 J47. If you are using a route planner, please use postcode: LS25 3EB. OPENING TIMES & ADMISSION Please check the website or call for details.

Groups welcome in accordance with government guidelines. Please email or call to arrange your day out.

Groups can take advantage of special packages including hall or garden tours and catering.

Admission to the estate includes car parking. Passenger lift in the hall. Please see access statement on website for full details.

Cross-curricular workshops for all Key Stages in the hall and Wildlife World. Virtual workshops available.

Temple Newsam is home to a beautiful Tudor-Jacobean mansion, working rare breed farm and 1500 acres of picturesque parkland. The house showcases over 40 interiors and holds one of the most important collections of fine and decorative arts in Britain. Home Farm has some of the oldest breeds of farm animals in the country, whilst the grounds were landscaped by Capability’ Brown and the 18th century Walled Garden boasts impressive national plant collections. Enjoy a changing programme of events and exhibitions, as well as the café and gift shop. CONTACT Visitor Services 0113 336 7460 Email: temple.newsam@leeds.gov.uk LOCATION Temple Newsam Road, Leeds LS15 OAE Map Ref: 10:P10 - 4m E of city centre B6159 or 2m from M1 J46. 4 miles Groups welcome in accordance with government guidelines. Please email or call to arrange your day out. Walking distance to the Stable Courtyard & Home Farm. Patrolled. Charge except blue badge holders.

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BURTON AGNES HALL & GARDENS Driffield, East orkshire 25 4 B Tel:01262 490324 Email: office burtonagnes.com

THE GEORGIAN THEATRE ROYAL Victoria Road, Richmond, orth orkshire DL10 4DW Tel: 01748 823710 Email: admin@georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk

RIEVAULX TERRACE & TEMPLES The ational Trust, Rievaulx, orth orkshire 62 5LJ Tel: 01723 870423 Email: nunningtonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

SEWERBY HALL & GARDENS Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington 15 1EA Tel: 01262 673769 Email: sewerby.hall@eastriding.gov.uk

HELMSLEY CASTLE Castlegate, Helmsley, York YO62 5AB Tel: 01904 601946 Email: www.english-heritage.org.uk

RIPLEY CASTLE Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY Tel: 01423 770152 Email: enquiries@ripleycastle.co.uk

HAREWOOD HOUSE & GARDENS Harewood, Leeds, West orkshire, LS17 9LG Tel: 0 113 218 1010 Email: info@harewood.org

SLEDMERE HOUSE Sledmere, Driffield, East orkshire 25 3 G Tel: 01377 236637 Email: info@sledmerehouse.com

HELMSLEY WALLED GARDEN Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5AH Tel: 01439 771427 Email: info@helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

RIPON CATHEDRAL Ripon, orth orkshire HG4 1QR Tel: 01765 602072

LOTHERTON HALL ff Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB Tel: 0113 378 2959 Email: lotherton.hall@leeds.gov.uk

ALLERTON PARK Knaresborough, orth orkshire HG5 0SE Tel: 01423 330927

JERVAULX ABBEY Ripon, orth orkshire HG4 4PH Tel: 01677 460226

SCAMPSTON WALLED GARDEN Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG Tel: 01944 759111 Email: info@scampston.co.uk

TEMPLE NEWSAN Temple ewsam Road, Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE Tel: 0113 336 7461 Email: temple.newsam@leeds.gov.uk

BURTON CONSTABLE HALL & GROUNDS Skirlaugh, Hull, East orkshire HU11 4L Tel: 01964 562400 Email: enquiries@burtonconstable.com

KIPLIN HALL & GARDENS r Scorton, Richmond, orkshire DL10 6AT Tel: 01748 818178 Email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk

SCARBOROUGH CASTLE Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1HY Tel: 01723 383636 Email: scarborough.castle@english-heritage.org.uk

WENTWORTH CASTLE GARDENS Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3ET Tel: 01226 776040 Email: heritagetrust@wentworthcastle.org

ASKE HALL Richmond, orth orkshire DL10 5HJ Tel: 01748 822000 Email: office aske.co.uk

LEDSTON HALL Hall Lane, Ledston, Castleford, West orkshire WF10 2BB Tel: 01423 707838 Email: victoria.walton@carterjonas.co.uk

SHANDY HALL Coxwold, Thirsk, orth orkshire 61 4AD Tel: 01347 868465 Email: shandyhall dial.pipex.com

WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE The Mansion, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ Tel: 01226 351161 Email: tours@wentworthwoodhouse.co.uk

BARLEY HALL 2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York YO1 8AR Tel: 01904 610275 Email: dscott@yorkat.co.uk

MERCHANT ADVENTURERS’ HALL Fossgate, ork 1 9 D Tel: 01904 654818 Email: enquiries@theyorkcompany.co.uk

SION HILL HALL Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, orth orkshire 7 4EU Tel: 01845 587206 Email: sionhill@btconnect.com

BRAMHAM PARK The Estate ffice, Bramham Park, Bramham LS23 6 D Tel: 01937 846000 Email: enquiries@bramhampark.co.uk

BENINGBROUGH HALL & GARDENS Beningbrough, orth orkshire 30 1DD Tel: 01904 472027 Email: beningbrough@nationaltrust.org.uk

MIDDLEHAM CASTLE Castle Hill, Middleham, Leyburn, orth orkshire DL8 4QR Tel: 01969 623899

STOCKELD PARK ff the A661, Wetherby, orth orkshire LS22 4A Tel: 01937 586101 Email: office stockeldpark.co.uk

BRONTE PARSONAGE MUSEUM Church Street, Haworth BD22 8DR Tel: 01535 642323 Email: lauren.livesey@bronte.org.uk

BOLTON ABBEY Skipton, orth orkshire BD23 6E Tel: 01756 718009 Email: tourism@boltonabbey.com

NEWBURGH PRIORY Coxwold, ork, orth orkshire 61 4AS Tel: 01347 868372 Email: estateoffice newburghpriory.co.uk

THORP PERROW ARBORETUM Bedale, orth orkshire DL8 2PR Tel: 01677 425323 Email: enquiries@thorpperrow.com

CLIFFE CASTLE MUSEUM Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley BD20 6LH Tel: 01535 618241 Email: daru.rooke@bradford.gov.uk

BOLTON CASTLE r Leyburn, orth orkshire DL8 4ET Tel: 01969 623981 Email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk

NORTON CONYERS Wath, r Ripon, orth orkshire HG4 5EQ Tel: 01765 640333 Email: info@nortonconyers.org.uk

TREASURER’S HOUSE Minster ard, ork, orth orkshire Tel: 01904 624247

EAST RIDDLESDEN HALL Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, West orkshire BD20 5EL Tel: 01535 607075 Email: eastriddlesden@nationaltrust.org.uk

BROCKFIELD HALL Warthill, ork 19 5 J Tel: 01904 489362 Email: simon brockfieldhall.co.uk

NUNNINGTON HALL unnington, orth orkshire 62 5U Tel: 01439 748283 Email: nunningtonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

WHITBY ABBEY Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4JT Tel: 01947 603568 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

NOSTELL PRIORY & PARKLAND Doncaster Road, Wakefield, West orkshire WF4 1QE Tel: 01924 863892 Email: nostellpriory@nationaltrust.org.uk

CLIFFORD’S TOWER Tower Street, York YO1 9SA Tel: 01904 646940 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

ORMESBY HALL Ladgate Lane, rmesby, Middlesbrough TS7 9AS Tel: 01642 324188 Email: ormesbyhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

YORK GATE GARDEN Tel: 01132 678240 Email: yorkgate@perennial.org.uk

OAKWELL HALL & RED HOUSE utter Lane, Birstall WF17 9LG xford Road, Gomersal BD19 4JP Email: oakwell.hall kirklees.gov.uk red.house kirklees.gov.uk

CONSTABLE BURTON HALL GARDENS Leyburn, orth orkshire 62 5EB Tel: 01677 450428 Email: gardens@constableburton.com

PARCEVALL HALL GARDENS Skyreholme, r Appletreewick, orth orkshire BD23 6DE Tel: 01756 720311 Email: parcevallhall@btconnect.com

BRODSWORTH HALL & GARDENS Brodsworth, r Doncaster, orkshire D 5 7 J Tel: 01302 722598 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

PONTEFRACT CASTLE Castle Chain, Pontefract, West orkshire WF8 1QH Tel: 01977 723 440 Email: castles wakefield.gov.uk

DUNCOMBE PARK Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO25 4NB Tel: 01439 770213 Email: info@duncombepark.com

PLUMPTON ROCKS Wetherby Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NA Tel: 01289 382 322 Email: info@plumptonrocks.com

CANNON HALL MUSEUM, PARK & GARDENS Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 4AT Tel: 01226 790270 Email: cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk

SHIBDEN HALL Lister’s Road, Halifax, West orkshire H 3 6 G Tel: 01422 352246 Email: shibden.hall@calderdale.gov.uk

THE FORBIDDEN CORNER LTD Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, r Middleham, orth orkshire DL8 4TJ Tel: 01969 640638 Email: forbiddencorner@gmail.com

RHS GARDEN HARLOW CARR Crag Lane, Harrogate, orth orkshire HG3 1QB Tel: 01423 565418 Email: harlowcarr@rhs.org.uk

CONISBROUGH CASTLE Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster D 12 3BU Tel: 01709 863329 Email: enquiries@english-heritage.org.uk

BROUGHTON HALL ESTATE Skipton, orkshire, BD23 3AE Tel: 01756 799608 Email: info@broughtonhall.co.uk

FOUNTAINS ABBEY & STUDLEY ROYAL Ripon, orth orkshire HG4 3D Tel: 01765 608888 Email: fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

RICHMOND CASTLE Richmond, orth orkshire DL10 4QW Tel: 01748 822493 Email: caroline.topps@english-heritage.org.uk

CASTLE HOWARD Castle Howard, ork, orth orkshire, 60 7DA Tel: 01653 648333 Email: house@castlehoward.co.uk

NEWBY HALL & GARDENS Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE Tel: 01423 322583 opt 3 Email: info@newbyhall.com

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CUSWORTH HALL, MUSEUM & PARK Cusworth Lane, Doncaster D 5 7TU Tel: 01302 782342 Email: museum@doncaster.gov.uk

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Peover Hall

CHESHIRE • CUMBRIA • L ANCASHIRE MANCHESTER • MERSE YSIDE

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eover Hall was originally built in 1585 for Sir Ralph Mainwaring and passed through many generations of his family before being sold a couple of times in the 20th century, finally to the Brooks family (who are the current owners) in 1940.

CHESTER CITY CLOCKTOWER, CHESTER,

During the World War II, the house was requisitioned by US General George Patton who trained his men there ahead of the D Day landings in 1944. It had other uses during the conflict, being used as a prisoner of war camp and also to house repatriated people who had returned to England after the partition of India in 1947.

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When the house was returned to the family in 1950 the 18th century part of the house was not in the best condition, partially down to a fire that had been started by one of the US soldiers. In 1964 the 1760s wing was demolished, reducing the number of bedrooms from 21 to 11. Since then the Brooks family have undertaken many renovations to both the house and grounds.

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• Kendal Barrow -inFurness

COUNTRYSIDE Lake District Forest of Bowland Morecambe Bay

The original part of the Carolean stable block has its own Grade I listing. An inscription above the door dates it as being built in 1654 by Ellen Mainwaring and given as a gift to her son Thomas. It is widely recognised as the finest surviving example of its kind.

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FOOD Black pudding Cumberland sausage Damson gin

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Monuments at the nearby church of St Lawrence commemorate Ellen and her husband Philip Mainwaring. The South Chapel also features a stained-glass window depicting Thomas Becket, one of only two in England that survived after Henry VIII ordered all symbols of Roman Catholicism to be destroyed. Peover Hall has been used as a film location for some of the most popular shows on television today including BBC drama Peaky Blinders.

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North West Big Picture Show Imperial War Museum, Manchester

The National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Using surround sound and the latest HD technology, the Big Picture Show is a fully immersive sensory experience that puts you at the heart of the action. The shows are projected onto the walls of the Main Exhibition area. Each film explores a different aspect of War, bringing to life real people’s experiences both during wartime and in the aftermath. Shows include ordinary people discussing what life was like on the Home Front and children’s perspectives on being evacuated. Clips from Peter Jackson’s film They Shall ot Grow ld also feature.

With over 50 boats and thousands of boat related objects this is the largest collection of its kind. Visitors can get a feel for what it would have been like to live and work on the waterways 200 years ago. See boats floating, on land or in display settings. One of the largest exhibits is Basuto a Clyde Puffer from 1902. Other exhibits include tools, horse equipment, ceramics and personal items. The museum can be found where the River Mersey meets the Manchester Ship Canal and the Shropshire Union Canal.

The National Football Museum Urbis Building, Manchester

The Magical Beatles Museum Mathew Street, Liverpool

A football fan’s perfect day out, the museum holds the country’s largest collection of football memorabilia. The museum was built around the FIFA-Langton collection, the largest single collection in the world started by Harry Langton, a journalist and avid collector. Artefacts include books, programmes, tickets, transfer records, and fan donated items such as scarves and badges. The museum tells the story of the beautiful game from its beginnings up to the modern-day using artefacts, video and photography.

Where else would you find the largest collection of Beatles memorabilia other than in their beloved home City? Learn more about the four working-class lads that took over the world through four floors of exhibits including their instruments, letters, posters and discs. Located on the famous Mathew Street and run by the brother of former Beatle Pete Best, the museum offers a real insight into life in Liverpool during the Beatle’s era and the impact they had on a generation.

Land Transport Collection Museum of Liverpool A collection of over 200 vehicles from an 1838 Lion locomotive to a modern-day Range Rover Evoque. Liverpool’s transport systems contributed to its success as one of Europe’s great port cities as they expanded to serve the busy docks. Discover the legacy of the Liverpool overhead railway and see the splendour of the carriages used by the Earls of Sefton on their estate. On the quayside outside the museum visitors can see Waiting the monument to the Liverpool working horse.

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Textiles Gallery Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester Find out all about the trade that made Manchester one of the first industrial cities in the world – once known as ‘Cottonopolis’. Lancashire towns such as Bolton and Preston became centres of manufacturing and companies were formed that built and supplied machinery across the world. The textiles gallery tells the story of how the cotton trade shaped Manchester’s future. Original objects include a Richard Arkwright Water Frame, an invention that heralded the start of the Industrial Revolution. visitheritage.co.uk

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PEOVER HALL & GARDENS

TABLEY HOUSE www.tableyhouse.co.uk

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C A PE STH O R N E H A L L www.capesthorne.com

A charming Grade 2 Elizabethan family house dating from 1585 and used by General Patton during World War II. Situated within some 500 acres of landscaped 18th Century parkland with delightful gardens designed between 18901900. Within the formal walled gardens are a series of ‘garden rooms’ filled with outstanding topiary work, clipped box, a water garden, Romanesque loggia, warm brick walls, unusual doors and secret passageways. The grounds house working stables, estate cottages and the parish church of St Lawrence which contains 2 Mainwaring Chapels. The architectural jewel is the Grade I Carolean stables of 1654, with richly carved stalls, original Tuscan columns and strap work. CONTACT Owner: Mr R Brooks Contact: The House Manager Tel: 07836 219128 Email: bookings@peoverhall.com LOCATION Over Peover, Knutsford WA16 9HW Map Ref: 6:M2 - 4 miles S of

See our QUICKGUIDES at the back of this book for a helpful list of properties

Capesthorne Hall, built between 1719 and 1732 and set in 100 acres of picturesque Cheshire parkland, has been touched by nearly 1,000 years of history. The Hall has a fascinating collection of fine art, marble sculptures, furniture and tapestries. In the grounds enjoy the family Chapel, the 18th Century Italian Milanese gates, the beautiful lakeside gardens and woodland walks.

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The finest Palladian House in the North West, Tabley a Grade I listing contains one of the first collections of English paintings, including works of art by Turner and Reynolds. Furniture by Chippendale, Bullock and Gillow and fascinating family memorabilia adorn the rooms. Interesting Tea Room and 17th Century Chapel adjoin. CONTACT Contact: The Collection Manager Tel: 01565 750151 Email: tableyhouse@ btconnect.com LOCATION Tabley Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HB Map Ref: 6:M2 M6/ J19, A556 S on to A5033. 2 miles West of Knutsford OPENING TIMES House: Apr-end Oct, Thu-Sun & Bank Holidays, 1pm-5pm. Last admission at 4.30pm. Tea Room: From 12pm5pm. ADMISSION Adult £7, Child/Student £3. Groups by arrangement. No photography or stiletto heels. Heel guards can be provided. Parking is free follow burgundy signs. Call office prior to arrival. By arrangement, guides provided free. Suitable for post 16 students. Serving light lunches, afternoon teas.

GUIDED TOURS

Hall tours at 14.30 and 15.30, other days and times by arrangement.

Knutsford off A50 at Whipping Stocks Inn. OPENING TIMES May-Aug, Tue & Thu afternoons. Stables & Gardens: 2-5pm. Church: 2pm-4pm. ADMISSION Please see website for updated admission prices. Teas and cakes.

RO D E H A L L

www.rodehall.co.uk

The Hall and grounds can also be hired for Civil Wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate events and family celebrations. Luxury accommodation now available, sleeping up to twenty-four guests, across two cottages and six lodges.

CONTACT Owner: Sir William and Lady Bromley-Davenport Contact: Christine Mountney Tel: 01625 861221 Email: info@capesthorne.com LOCATION Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9JY Map Ref: 6:N2 OS Ref: SJ840 727 West of Macclesfield. 30 minutes South of Manchester on A34. Near M6, M60 and M62.

ADMISSION Suns & BHs - Hall, Gardens & Chapel: Adult £12, Child (5-16yrs) £6, Senior £10, Family £27.50. Suns - Garden & Chapel only: Adult £8, Child (5-16yrs) £4, Senior £7. Mons Only - Park, Gardens & Chapel: £15 per car, Hall Entrance: £4 per person, Group discounts available.

Toilet & Baby changing facilities available.

Caravan Park 4* AA Rated, open Mar-Oct inclusive.

100 cars/20 coaches on hard-standing & unlimited in park.

Available for corporate functions. Catering can be provided for groups (full menus on request).

Guided tours available for pre-booked parties (not Suns).

Available for festivals, activity days and garden parties.

Pre-booked educational visits available.

Licensed for civil weddings.

The Butler’s Pantry offers light refreshments including afternoon teas. Open 12 noon until 4:30pm.

Provides a variety of film locations and creates the perfect backdrop for any shoot.

Partial. WC’s and designated parking bays available. Dogs allowed in certain areas of the grounds. Luxury accommodation now available, sleeping up to 24 guests, across two cottages and six lodges. 188

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Rode Hall is a fine early 18th Century country house with a beautiful collection of English porcelain, set in a Repton landscape. Home to the Wilbraham family since 1669, the extensive gardens include a woodland garden, formal rose garden designed by esfield in 1860 and a stunning two acre walled kitchen garden which provides produce for the monthly farmers’ market and delightful Tea Rooms. CONTACT Owner/Contact: Randle Baker Wilbraham Tel: 01270 873237 Email: enquiries@rodehall.co.uk LOCATION Church Lane, Scholar Green, Cheshire ST7 3QP Map Ref: 6:M3 - 5m SW of Congleton between the A34 & A50. Kidsgrove railway station 2 miles North West of Kidsgrove. Special packages: entrance with lunch or afternoon tea can be booked. HHA card not valid during Snowdrop or Bluebell walks. Well behaved dogs on leads are most welcome.

OPENING TIMES 1 April - 30 Sep, Weds & BH Mons. Gardens: 11am-5pm, House: 12pm-4pm. Snowdrop Walks: 30 Jan - 28 Feb. Bluebell Walks: 24 Apr - 5 May. ADMISSION House & Garden: Adult £8, Concessions £7, Child £2. Gardens: Adult £5, Child £2. Lunches, cream teas, homemade cakes & refreshments. Farmers’ Market on first Sat of every month (excl. Jan). Group bookings by appointment. SCULPTURE IN RODE HALL ROSE GARDEN ©EDDIE CRUTCHLEY  FLICKR

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CONTACT Owner: Charles Lowther Contact: Marie-Louisa Raeburn Tel: 01931 712350 Email: enquiries@askhamhall.co.uk

www.askhamhall.co.uk

Askham Hall is Grade I listed, dating back to the late 1200s. It has recently been transformed from a stately family home into a stylish retreat also with a Michelin starred restaurant, 19 bedrooms and a wedding barn.

LOCATION Askham, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2PF Map Ref: 10:L5 Askham Hall in Cumbria is situated in a quiet and picturesque village within easy access (about 10 mins’ drive) from Penrith and junction 40 of the M6. Follow the brown tourist signs. OPENING TIMES Gardens & café: Every day except Sat. 10am - 5pm in high season, reduced hours and times in low season. Restaurant & accommodation: Tue - Sat for dinner and overnight stays. ADMISSION Gardens & Animals: Adult £4 Child Free.

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Leighton Hall’s setting can only be described as spectacular; the Hall is nestled in a lush parkland with the Lake District as its backdrop. This romantic Gothic house is the lived-in home of the famous Gillow furniture making family, with some unique pieces on display. Visits include: entertaining house tours with no roped off areas, charming tea rooms, children’s play area, beautiful gardens with a woodland walk and maze to explore.

Outdoor pool available for residents during summer months.

Permitted in café and events barn but not gardens.

A large ground floor toilet with separate area for a wheelchair is provided for public & disabled use.

Groups by arrangement.

Free parking in courtyard and drop off points directly outside hotel.

Enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café. Free to enter.

Accessible. See the access statement on our website for further details.

The Michelin starred restaurant ‘Allium at Askham Hall’ is open to both residents and non residents.

19 Beautiful rooms to choose from. Individual bookings can be made five months in advance or less.

Exclusive & personalised gift vouchers now available to buy securely online.

The recently acquired 17th century Queen’s Head pub Askham has six spacious bedrooms and is a short walk away.

Please contact for corporate events and functions.

Enthusiastic guides, bring Leighton’s history to life.Informal and relaxed tours.

Please visit the ‘News’ section of our website for upcoming events.

Playground, Woodland Walk, Garden & Maze

Visitors also have access to the nearby newly established ‘Health Barn’ offering a range of relaxation and therapeutic treatments

COMMENDED Great Place to Eat 2020

By arrangement.

No photography in the hall.

3 themed packages available for Key Stage 1 & 2. Child friendly guides.

Toilet facilities available. Baby changing facilities available.

Enjoy a relaxing cuppa, sandwich, home made cakes or scones, located in the Old Kitchens.

Free and ample parking - with disabled parking located closer to the Hall.

Gift shop with a range of charming reasonably priced items.

Partial. WC’s. Regrettably the halls first floor inaccessible for wheelchair users.

Plants for sale, located by the gift shop.

Only Assistance dogs allowed in the Hall & grounds.

Functions for corporate events i.e. brand awareness / product launches.

CONTACT Owner: Mrs Suzie Reynolds and Mrs Lucy Arthurs Contact: Mrs Suzie Reynolds and Mrs Lucy Arthurs Tel: 01524 734474 Email: info@leightonhall.co.uk Facebook: LeightonHallLancashire Twitter: @Leighton_Hall Instagram: leightonhalllancashire LOCATION Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9ST Map Ref: 10:L8 Located 10 minutes drive from the M6, junction 35. Follow brown tourism signs North along the A6, travel through the village of Yealand Conyers, turn right up Peter Lane until you arrive at the main entrance. Do not follow Satnav. OPENING TIMES General public May - September, please see website for information on dates and times. Pre-booked groups and coach parties (20+) all year by arrangement. Group rates. ADMISSION All tickets must be booked in advance online. Please see website for the most up to date information.

Please see the ‘Special Events’ section of the website for all upcoming events. The House & Gardens are exclusive for weddings.

2 stunning churches within ½ mile & approved venue for civil ceremonies. Perfect for weddings.

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DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS

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Home to the Hasell family since 1679, visitors to Dalemain will discover a fascinating combination of history, architecture and family. It is inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and sits with glorious views to the high fells amid open parkland, encapsulating the best of the Lake District. The Gardens are award-winning for both their exceptional collection of plants and their beauty. It is even home to the international Marmalade Awards & Festival. See website for further detail. No photography in house.

Medieval Hall Tea Room - licensed.

Baby changing facilities available.

Gift shop with antiques and a selection of the world’s best marmalades.

50 yards. Free parking.

Plant sales.

Partial. WC’s.

Please contact for more information on corporate events.

1hr tours. Japanese and French translations. Garden tours available. Guided tour details on website. Please contact for more information on educational visits.

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Phone for event enquiries. Dalemain offers the film-maker a wide variety of versatile locations. (Jane Eyre, Songs of Praise etc.)

CONTACT Owner: Robert Hasell-McCosh Esq Contact: Florence Lindeman - Marketing Tel: 017684 86450 Fax: 017684 86223 Email: marketing@dalemain.com LOCATION Dalemain Estates, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0HB Map Ref: 10:L5 - On A592 1m S of A66. 4m SW of Penrith. London, M1, M6/ J40. Edinburgh, A73, M74, M6/J40. OPENING TIMES For the latest opening dates and times please see our website. ADMISSION House & Gardens or Gardens Only. Please see website for details. Group Prices on application. Groups:12+ please book.

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Enlarged in the Palladian style in the 1960’s to showcase a family collection of pictures and furniture, Meols Hall combines comfort and informality with a sense of grand parade. The Tithe Barn and picturesque grounds are available all year round for weddings and receptions: both formal or informal. CONTACT Owner: The Hesketh Family Contact: Pamela Whelan 01704 228326 Email: events@meolshall.com LOCATION Churchtown, Southport, Merseyside PR9 7LZ Map Ref: 10:K11 - 3m NE of Southport town centre in

Churchtown. SE of A565. OPENING TIMES May BH: 3 & 31 May, 23 Aug-17 Sep, 1.30-5.30pm ADMISSION Adult £5, Child £1. Groups welcome. Afternoon Tea is only available for bookings of 25+.

Parking available.

See the website for all upcoming events.

Accessible. Assistance dogs only.

Wedding ceremonies/receptions in the Tithe Barn.

One month of the year visitors to Meols Hall have the unique opportunity to visit the house.

Hosting challenging outdoor activities, product launches, staff motivation & incentive schemes.

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Meander through the beautiful gardens, visit the animals and enjoy lunch in the Kitchen Garden Café.

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LANCASHIRE / MERSEYSIDE ABBOT HALL ART GALLERY Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL Tel: 01539 722464 Email: info@abbothall.org.uk

HILL TOP ear Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF Tel: 01539 436269 Email: hilltop@nationaltrust.org.uk

ASTLEY HALL MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Astley Park, Off Hallgate, Chorley PR7 1XA Tel: 01257 515151 Email: astley.hall@chorley.gov.uk

BEESTON CASTLE Chapel Lane, Beeston, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9TX Tel: 01829 260464

ALLAN BANK Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9QZ Tel: 015394 35143 Email: allanbank@nationaltrust.org.uk

HOLEHIRD GARDENS Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NP Tel: 01539 446008 Email: maggie.mees@btinternet.com

THE BEATLES CHILDHOOD HOMES Woolton and Allerton, Liverpool L18 9TN Tel: 0151 427 7231 Email: thebeatleshomes@nationaltrust.org.uk

CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE GARDEN Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH Tel: 01829 720383 Email: dilys@cholmondeleycastle.co.uk

BLACKWELL, THE ARTS & CRAFTS HOUSE Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JT Tel: 015394 46139 Email: info@blackwell.org.uk

HUTTON-IN-THE-FOREST Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9TH Tel: 01768 484449 Email: info@hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk

GAWTHORPE HALL Padiham, Nr Burnley, Lancashire BB12 8UA Tel: 01282 771004 Email: gawthorpehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

COMBERMERE ABBEY Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4AJ Tel: 01948 662880 Email: estate@combermereabbey.co.uk

BRANTWOOD Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AD Tel: 01539 441396 Email: enquiries@brantwood.org.uk

LANERCOST PRIORY Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HQ Tel: 01697 73030 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

HOGHTON TOWER Hoghton, Nr Preston Lancashire PR5 0SH Tel: 01254 852986 Email: mail@hoghtontower.co.uk

DORFOLD HALL Acton, Nr Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 8LD Tel: 01270 625245 Email: info@dorfold.com

BROUGHAM CASTLE Penrith, Penrith CA10 2AA Tel: 01768 862488 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

LOWTHER CASTLE & GARDENS TRUST Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2HG Tel: 01931 712192

LANCASTER CASTLE Shire Hall, Castle Parade, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1YJ Tel: 01524 64998 Email: lancastercastle@lancashire.gov.uk

DUNHAM MASSEY Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ Tel: 0161 941 1025 Email: dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk

CARLISLE CASTLE Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8UR Tel: 01228 591922 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

MIREHOUSE Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4QE Tel: 0117687 72287 Email: info@mirehouse.com

LYTHAM HALL Ballam Road, Lytham F 8 4J Tel: 01253 736652 Email: lytham.hall@htnw.co.uk

GAWSWORTH HALL Church Lane, Gawsworth, Cheshire, SK11 9RN Tel: 01260 223456 Email: gawsworthhall@btinternet.com

CARLISLE CATHEDRAL Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TZ Tel: 01228 548151

MUNCASTER CASTLE GARDENS Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RQ Tel: 01229 717614 Email: info@muncaster.co.uk

MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX Tel: 01618 332220 Email: office manchestercathedral.org

LITTLE MORETON HALL Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4SD Tel: 01260 272018 Email: littlemoretonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

DOVE COTTAGE & WORDSWORTH MUSEUM Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9SH Tel: 01539 435544 Email: enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

NAWORTH CASTLE Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HF Tel: 016977 3229 Email: office naworth.co.uk

ORDSALL HALL 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall, Salford M5 3AN Tel: 0161 872 0251 Email: ordsall.hall@scll.co.uk

LYME Disley, Stockport, Cheshire SK12 2NX Tel: 01663 762023 Email: lyme@nationaltrust.org.uk

HALECAT GARDEN NURSERY & GARDENS Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6RT Tel: 015395 520963 Email: matthewbardgett@hotmail.com

RYDAL MOUNT & GARDENS Rydal, Cumbria LA22 9LU Tel: 01539 433002 Email: info@rydalmount.co.uk

RUFFORD OLD HALL Rufford, Nr Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 1SG Tel: 01704 821254 Email: ruffordoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

NESS BOTANIC GARDENS Neston Road, Ness, Cheshire CH64 4AY Tel: 0845 030 4063 Email: nessgdns@liv.ac.uk

HOLKER HALL & GARDENS Cark-In-Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PL Tel: 015395 58378 Email: info@holker.co.uk

SIZERGH CASTLE & GARDEN Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 8AE Tel: 0115395 60951 Email: sizergh@nationaltrust.org.uk

SAMLESBURY HALL Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UP Tel: 01254 812010 Email: info@samlesburyhall.co.uk

TATTON PARK Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN Tel: 01625 374400/01625 374435 Email: tatton@cheshireeast.gov.uk

LEVENS HALL Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0PD Tel: 01539 560321 Email: houseopening@levenshall.co.uk

SWARTHMOOR HALL Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ Tel: 01229 583204 Email: info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk

SMITHILLS HALL Smithills Dean Road, Bolton BL7 7NP Tel: 01204 332377 Email: historichalls@bolton.gov.uk

TOWNEND Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LB Tel: 015394 32628 Email: townend@nationaltrust.org.uk

TOWNELEY HALL ART GALLERY & MUSEUMS Burnley BB11 3RQ Tel: 01282 447130

TULLIE HOUSE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TP Tel: 01228 618718 Email: enquiries@tulliehouse.org

ELIZABETH GASKELL’S HOUSE 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW Tel: 0161 273 2215

WINDERWATH GARDENS Winderwath, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2AG Tel: 01768 88250

HEATON HALL Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester M25 9WL Tel: 0161 235 8815

WORDSWORTH HOUSE & GARDEN Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9RX Tel: 01900 820884 Email: wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

SPEKE HALL GARDEN & ESTATE The Walk, Speke, Liverpool L24 1XD Tel: 0151 427 7231

WRAY CASTLE Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0JA Tel: 015394 33250 Email: wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

ADLINGTON HALL & GARDENS Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF Tel: 01625 829206 Email: enquiries@adlingtonhall.com

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ARLEY HALL & GARDENS Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6NA Tel: 01565 777353 Email: helen.begent@arleyhallandgardens.com


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t is thought that the original parts of the castle were built in the late 11th century by Yves De Vescy Baron of Alnwick. The earliest mention in the history books is when King David I of Scotland captured the castle in 1136.

VIEW FROM NEWCASTLE QUAYSIDE AT DUSK THROUGH THE MILLENNIUM BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER TYNE TOWARDS THE SAGE GATESHEAD.

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COUNTRYSIDE Heather moorlands Sandy beaches Dark skies HERITAGE Hadrian’s Wall Border castles Mining & railway heritage FOOD Pease pudding Craster kippers Singing Hinnies

NORTHUMBERLAND

Morpeth

In the 15th century Wars of The Roses the Percy Family fought on the side of the Lancastrians.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Sunderland

Hexham • TYNE & WEAR Durham

COUNTY DURHAM

Bishop Auckland

When John De Vesci inherited his father’s estate in the 13th century he was underage, so King Henry III put the estate under the guardianship of Antony Bek. Controversially, Bek sold it on to the Percy family in around 1309 and it has been in their family ever since. The Percy family were a powerful force in the North of England. The first Earl of orthumberland helped to remove Richard II from the throne and also rebelled against Henry IV. He fought alongside his son Henry who was given the nickname ‘Harry Hotspur’ due to his speed at skill in battle. Harry sadly never became Earl of Northumberland as he was killed in battle while his father was still alive. His father’s titles were stripped but later restored to Harry’s son (the third earl) by Henry V.

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Rothbury

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Hartlepool • Darlington

In the early 17th century the 9th Earl was imprisoned in the Tower of London and his cousin Thomas who had been placed in charge of the estate was killed when fleeing the Gunpowder plot. The castle was uninhabited for much of the rest of the century. In 1750 the Percy family returned to the Castle and began extensive renovations using architects Robert Adam and James Paine alongside famed landscape gardener Lancelot Capability’ Brown. In 1766 the family were made Dukes by King George III. Today’s residents the 12th Duke and Duchess have developed Alnwick into the successful tourist attraction we see today, including the 21st century addition of The Alnwick Garden, the creation of the Duchess, Jane Percy. visitheritage.co.uk

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North East Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum Morpeth, Northumberland Over 120 sets of pipes are on display here from all over Europe, including both decorative and working examples with regular live performances. Among the highlights is a set of bagpipes that reportedly once belonged to King Louis IV of France. At the heart of the collection are the many sets of pipes amassed by William Alfred Cocks, pipe enthusiast and master clockmaker. The building is also home to the oldest window in Morpeth as well as housing the Northern Poetry Library and Craft Centre.

The site of Vindolanda was a Roman Fort under occupation from around 85AD to 370AD. In 1970 the Vindolanda charitable trust was set up to excavate and preserve the site in order to learn more about how the Romans lived and worked. It is now one of Europe’s most important sites with live excavations being conducted annually as more is learned about this fascinating place. Fantastic displays of Roman artefacts found at the site include the stunning Vindolanda writing tablets.

Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Beamish Open Air Museum Beamish, County Durham

Seven Stories is the national home of an evergrowing archive of children’s’ books, both vintage and contemporary. As well as books the collection includes rough drafts, editors notes, letters and artwork. Discover the stories behind favourites such as Enid Blyton’s Famous Five or We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The centre is named Seven Stories for two reasons; because the displays are spread over seven storeys of the building, and because it is said there are only seven types of story in the world.

See snapshots of North East life as it would have been in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Visit Rowley Station as it would have been in Edwardian times and learn about the development of the railways. Spend time in a 1900s pit village and colliery or experience the 1940s farm where land girls would have worked during World War II. There is also a collection of working trolleybuses and trams, including a replica 1913 Daimler D Type bus - which carry visitors around the site.

The Bowes Collection The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham

North East Land, Sea and Air Museums Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

This vast collection founded by John and Josephine Bowes is housed in a stunning French-style building. The couple amassed an astonishing collection of paintings and decorative art throughout their marriage. Included is possibly the largest collection of Spanish Art in Britain including an El Greco and two Goyas. Their most expensive purchase at 5000 francs, was an 18th century life-si ed silver swan automaton which had been displayed at the Paris Exhibition in 1867. The museum displays this daily at 2pm.. 196

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ALNWICK CASTLE www.alnwickcastle.com

Experience heritage at a different level from magnificent Bamburgh Castle. Towering 150 feet above the North Sea on the natural wonder that is the Great Whin Sill, this truly is one of England’s finest coastal fortresses.

Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations. In recent years it has also taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, featuring as a location for ITV’s Downton Abbey and as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wi ardry in the Harry Potter films.

Photography not permitted in the state rooms.

Free tours of the rooms and grounds.

Toilet facilities available.

Workshops, activities and discounted admission available. Call 01665 511184.

Baby changing facilities available.

Courtyard Café. Licensed.

Coach parking also available.

Courtyard Café and Stables Fryery

The real inspiration for The Last Kingdom series, once an Anglo-Saxon Royal citadel, a Norman stronghold, Royal seat of the Crown and the landmark that captured the heart and imagination of brilliant Victorian innovator William Armstrong, Bamburgh Castle has enthralled generations for thousands of years. CONTACT Tel: 01665 511100 Group bookings: 01665 511184 Media & Filming: 01665 511794 & 01665 511082 Email: info@alnwickcastle.com LOCATION Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ Map Ref: 14:M11 Signposted off A1; 35 miles N of Newcastle and 80 miles S of Edinburgh. OPENING TIMES Grounds: Mar- Oct, 10am-5.30pm (last adm 3.45pm). State Rooms: 10.30am-4.30pm (last adm 4pm, Chapel closes at 2.30pm). Check website for up-to-date opening dates & times. ADMISSION Please refer to our website for the most up to date information.

Accessible WC’s. Wheelchair/mobility scooter hire. Limited access in areas.

LOCATION Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7DF Map 14:M10. 42m N of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 20m S of Berwick-upon-Tweed. 6m E of Belford by B1342 from A1 at Belford.

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www.bamburghcastle.com

Alnwick Castle’s remarkable history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people; from a gunpowder plotter and visionary collectors, to decadent hosts and medieval England’s most celebrated knight: Harry Hotspur.

With a history beginning in the Norman Age, Alnwick Castle was originally built as a border defence, before eventually being transformed from a fortification into a family home for the first Duke and Duchess of orthumberland in the 1760s.

CONTACT Owner: F Watson-Armstrong Contact: Katie Davidson Tel: 01668 214208 E-mail: administrator@bamburghcastle.com

OPENING TIMES 1 Mar - 1 Nov, 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm) 2 Nov - 28 Feb, 10am-4pm (last admission 3pm). January: Closed ADMISSION Adult £11.75, Child (5-16 yrs) £5.75, Family (2+3) £29.95 Pre book advance tickets online for fast track entry and 5% discount. For groups please contact administrator@bamburghcastle.com

Admission includes free entry into the fascinating Armstrong & Aviation Museum. This nine-acre, history-rich site is open all year with 14 staterooms, panoramic sea views and seasonal events. Toilets.

Educational / School Visits.

Open all year.

Cafe / Tearoom .

Parking.

Shop.

Dogs Welcome.

Weddings.

Audio tours.

In the Movies. Haunted.

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CONTACT Owner: Sir Humphry Wakefield Bt Contact: The Administrator Tel: 01668 215359 Email: enquiries@chillingham-castle.com

www.chillingham-castle.com This remarkable and very private castle has been continuously owned by just one family line since the 1200’s. A visit from Edward I in 1298 was followed by many other Royal visits right down through this century. See Chillingham’s alarming dungeons as well as active restoration in the Great Halls and State Rooms which are gradually brought back to life with tapestries, arms and armour. We even have a very real torture chamber.

LOCATION Northumberland NE66 5NJ Map Ref: 14:L11 45 miles North of Newcastle between A697 & A1. 2 miles South of B6348 at Chatton. 6 miles South East of Wooler. Rail: Alnmouth or Berwick. OPEN Normally open every afternoon from Easter until the end of October. Please refer to our website for up to date information. ADMISSION Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Children £6.50 Family £26.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children under 15).

Gardens: With romantic grounds, the castle commands breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. As you walk to the lake you will see, according to season, drifts of snowdrops, daffodils or bluebells and an astonishing display of rhododendrons. This emphasises the restrained formality of the Elizabethan topiary garden, with its intricately clipped hedges of box and yew. Lawns, the formal gardens and woodland walks are all fully open to the public. Room Guide available for £2.50. Toilet facilities available. Coaches by prior arrangement. Limited for coaches. Self-catering apartments to hire all year round. 198

Groups & Coach Tours at any time by appointment. Please call for details on educational visits. Medieval castle Tea Room - delicious home-made lunches & treats. Gift shop.

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THE ALNWICK GARDEN Denwick Lane, Alnwick, orthumberland E66 1 U Tel: 01665 511350 Email: info@alnwickgarden.com

DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Northumberland NE66 3TT Tel: 01665 576231

WARKWORTH CASTLE Warkworth, Alnwick, orthumberland E65 0UJ Tel: 01665 711423 Email: warkworth.castle@english-heritage.org.uk

BARNARD CASTLE r Galgate, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8PR Tel: 01833 638212 Email: barnard.castle@english-heritage.org.uk

AYDON CASTLE Corbridge, orthumberland E45 5PJ Tel: 01434 632450 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

EDLINGHAM CASTLE Edlingham, Alnwick E66 2BW Tel: 0191 269 1200

BEAMISH, THE LIVING MUSEUM Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG Tel: 0191 370 4000 Email: museum@beamish.org.uk

BELSAY HALL, CASTLE & GARDENS Belsay, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland NE20 0DX Tel: 01661 881636

ETAL CASTLE Cornhill- n-Tweed, orthumberland TD12 4T Tel: 01890 820332 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

WHALTON MANOR GARDENS Whalton, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3UT The historic Whalton Manor, altered by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1908, is surrounded by 3 acres of magnificent walled gardens, designed by Lutyens with the help of Gertrude Jekyll. Tel: 07800 874056 Email: gardens@whaltonmanor.co.uk Map Ref: 10:O2 Website: www.whaltonmanor.co.uk Open: By appointment only. Available for Group Visits

BOWES CASTLE Bowes, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9HP Tel: 01912 691215 Email: grace.dunne@english-heritage.org.uk

BRINKBURN PRIORY Long Framlington, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 8AR Tel: 01665 570628 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

GEORGE STEPHENSON’S BIRTHPLACE Wylam, orthumberland E41 8BP Tel: 01661 853457 Email: georgestephensons@nationaltrust.org.uk

BESSIE SURTEES HOUSE 41-44 Sandhill, ewcastle, Tyne & Wear E1 3JF Tel: 0191 269 1200 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

THE BOWES MUSEUM Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8 P Tel: 01833 690606 Email: info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

CHERRYBURN Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield, orthumberland E43 7DD Tel: 01661 843276 Email: cherryburn@nationaltrust.org.uk

HERTERTON HOUSE GARDENS Hartington, Cambo, Morpeth, orthumberland Tel: 01670 774278

GIBSIDE r Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, ewcastle upon Tyne E16 6BG Tel: 01207 541820 Email: gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk

CROOK HALL & GARDENS Sidegate, Durham DH1 5S Tel: 0191 3848028

CHESTERS ROMAN FORT Chollerford, Hexham, orthumberland E46 4EU Tel: 01434 681379 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

HOUSESTEADS ROMAN FORT Haydon Bridge, Hexham, orthumberland E47 6 Tel: 01434 344363 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

HYLTON CASTLE Castle Garth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR5 3PB Tel: 01912 611585

DURHAM CASTLE Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW Tel: 0191 3343800

CHIPCHASE CASTLE Wark, Hexham, orthumberland E48 3 T Tel: 01434 230203 Email: info@chipchasecastle.com

HOWICK HALL GARDENS & ARBORETUM Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3LB Tel: 01665 577285 Email: estateoffice howickuk.com

NEWCASTLE CASTLE r Galgate, ewcastle, Tyne & Wear E1 1RQ Tel: 0191 230 6300 Email: info@newcastlecastle.co.uk

DURHAM CATHEDRAL The College, Durham, DH1 3EH Tel: 0191 338 7178 Email: enquiries@durhamcathedral.co.uk

CORBRIDGE ROMAN TOWN Corchester Lane, Corbridge, orthumberland E45 5 T Tel: 01434 632349 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

LADY WATERFORD HALL & GALLERY Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2QG Tel: 07971 326177 Email: ladywaterfordhall@gmail.com

SOUTER LIGHTHOUSE Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR6 7 H Tel: 0191 529 3161 Email: souter@nationaltrust.org.uk

ROKEBY PARK Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9R Tel: 01609 748612 Email: admin@rokebypark.com

CRAGSIDE Rothbury, Morpeth, orthumberland E65 7P Tel: 01669 620333 Email: cragside@nationaltrust.org.uk

LINDISFARNE CASTLE Holy Island, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, orthumberland TD15 2SH Tel: 01289 389244 Email: lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk

TYNEMOUTH CASTLE & PRIORY Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear E30 4B Tel: 01912 691215 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

LINDISFARNE PRIORY Holy Island, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, orthumberland TD15 2R Tel: 01289 389200 Email: lindisfarne.priory@english-heritage.org.uk

WASHINGTON OLD HALL The Avenue, Washington Village, Tyne & Wear E38 7LE Tel: 0191 416 6879 Email: washington.oldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

MELDON PARK KITCHEN GARDEN Morpeth, orthumberland E61 3SW Tel: 01670 772341 Email: michelle flyingfox.co.uk james flying-fox.co.uk

RABY CASTLE Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3AH Tel: 01833 660202 Email: admin@rabycastle.com

NORHAM CASTLE orham, orthumberland TD15 2J Tel: 01289 304493 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

LADY WATERFORD HALL & GALLERY Ford, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2QA Tel: 01890 820338 Email: ladywaterfordhall@gmail.com

WHALTON MANOR

E61 4B

PRESTON TOWER Chathill, Northumberland NE67 5DH Tel: 01665 589227 Email: gilfrid.bakercresswell@btinternet.com PRUDHOE CASTLE Prudhoe, orthumberland E42 6 A Tel: 01661 833459 Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk SEATON DELAVAL HALL The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, orthumberland E26 4QR Tel: 0191 237 9100 Email: seatondelavalhall@nationaltrust.org.uk WALLINGTON Cambo, Morpeth, orthumberland E61 4AR Tel: 01670 773600 Email: wallington@nationaltrust.org.uk 200

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THE AUCKLAND PROJECT Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7 R Tel: 01388 743 750 Email: enquiries@aucklandproject.org


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H I G H L I G H T S

Dalmeny House

BORDERS • SOUTH WEST SCOTL AND • EDINBURGH GRE ATER GL ASGOW • TAYSIDE • WEST HIGHL ANDS & ISL ANDS GR AMPIAN HIGHL ANDS • HIGHL ANDS & SKYE

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Dalmeny House is part of the Rosebery Estates which cover a diverse area of working landscapes lending themselves to agriculture, forestry and outdoor pursuits as part of a sustainable community. The house has been home to the Earls of Rosebery for centuries. It was designed by architect William Watkins - who also designed King’s College at Cambridge University – and completed in 1817.

LOCH LOMOND

Perhaps the most notable resident was the 5th Earl, Archibald Philip, who succeeded to the title in 1868. He had a keen interest in horse racing when he was a student at Oxford, however, students were prohibited from owning racehorses, so he left university early in order to enter his horse in the 1869 Derby. He didn’t win that day but did go on to win a total of three Derbys as well as hundreds of other races during his 50 years of racehorse ownership. WEST HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

• Ullapool

Inverness

Inverurie

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Braemar

COUNTRYSIDE Bens & glens Links golf courses Lochs & beaches HERITAGE Clan history Highland castles Lowland palaces FOOD Whisky Salmon Shortbread

ABERDEEN SHIRE ANGUS

( TAY S I D E ) Dundee

Oban

ARGYLL & BUTE

PERTHSHIRE ( TAY S I D E )

Stirling

Forfar

Edinburgh

Culross

• Falkirk

LANARKSHIRE

LOTHIAN

•Lanark

SCOTTISH BORDERS

• Ayr AY R S H I R E

DUMFRIES & G A L L O W AY

Dumfries

• Stonehaven

Montrose • •• Arbroath •St Andrews

FIFE

GlasgowS T I R L I N G

Aberdeen

The 5th Earl had a long political career as a Liberal, serving firstly in the Home ffice and then as Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Gladstone. In fact, he was instrumental in getting Gladstone elected in 1880 when he promoted a new style of electoral campaigning during the Midlothian Campaign involving parades and gatherings that he had seen in American politics. He served as Prime Minister himself from 1894-95 although his time in office was difficult due to splits within his party. When he left political office, he spent his time speaking and writing on the subject, including penning biographies on William Pitt and Napoleon Bonaparte. He believed that Scotland should have its own administrative powers, and that the hereditary peerages in the House of Lords should be abolished – two things which eventually happened almost a century later. Archibald’s eldest son Harry (the 6th Earl) was also hugely successful in the horseracing world and instrumental in bringing about changes in the sport including the introduction of the photo-finish to decide races. He was also responsible for the founding of the Edinburgh festival in 1946 during his time as chairman of the Scottish Tourist Board.

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The British Golf Museum St Andrews, Fife

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

Experience the largest collection of golfing memorabilia in Europe. The British Golf Museum is home to over 17,000 objects telling the story of golf’s development from the Middle Ages to the present day. With the earliest objects dating back to the 16th century, the whole history of the great game is explored under one roof. Discover the equipment and personalities of the sport. Highlights in the collection include early examples of clubs, shoes belonging to golfing legend Seve Ballesteros and 18th century handwritten golfing rules.

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be built on mainland Scotland, in 1787. At the site, visitors will find Kinnaird Head Castle, which contains the lighthouse and museum alongside. The museum tells the story of the Northern Lighthouse Board, the engineers who built the lights and the keepers who tended them. Discover how they lived and enjoy the beautifully preserved keeper’s quarters inside. The lighthouse is still in perfect working order and sometimes lights the coast on very special occasions.

Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s City Art Centre, Edinburgh Until June 2021

The Raymond Russell Collection St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh

Timed to commemorate a century since the 1920s, Bright Shadows explores the styles, ideas and events that shaped artistic practice in Scotland. The exhibition brings together work by a range of artists, from mature figures like George Henry and S.J. Peploe who were already well-recognised and celebrated, to younger talents like William Johnstone and James McIntosh Patrick who were just beginning to forge their own creative paths. One of the highlights of the show is the painting Cecile Walton at Crianlarich (1920) by Eric Robertson.

St Cecilia’s Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, built by The Edinburgh Musical Society in 1762. Its rooms are filled with a medley of musical instruments, including displays of brass instruments, woodwind instruments, and some bagpipes. The highlight is the Raymond Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments. You’ll see keyboard instruments—harpsichords, clavichords, spinets, virginals, and a pianoforte—that date from the 16th to the 18th century. Their colourful exteriors and paintings of scenic places mean they were clearly designed to be seen as well as heard.

The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum Duns, Borders

The Eduard Bersudsky Collection Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Glasgow

Jim Clark was Scotland’s first Formula ne World Champion – winning it twice, an Indy 500 winner and one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. The museum is a must for motor racing fans. Celebrate Clark’s life and inspiring racing career with an interactive experience. Explore his incredible career within the motor racing world and his later life farming in the Scottish Borders. Discover Jim’s cars and trophies and watch him race in films from the time.

This unusual theatre showcases the life works of Eduard Bersudsky, a Russian-born mechanic and sculptor who has called Glasgow home since 1993. Theatre shows bring his highly elaborate mechanical exhibits to life set to eerie music telling tales of Communist Russia’s often murky past. As each intricate piece comes to life, countless tiny monsters and people turn cranks or ride gears as larger pieces begin to move. Every cobbled together tower and fantastic airship is a small living world in itself.

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BORDERS

BORDERS / EDINBURGH

TH I R L E S TA N E C A S TL E

DALMENY HOUSE

www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk

www.roseberyestates.co.uk

WINNER Corporate Experience 2020

A magnificent 16th-century castle set in a quiet meadow landscape in the Scottish Borders, just 35 minutes from Edinburgh. Built in 1590, Thirlestane Castle was originally a great stone keep but over the years became a grand ducal palace and then a country mansion. It is the ancient seat of the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale, and the Maitland family still live there today. CONTACT Thirlestane Castle Trust, Jacqueline Miller Tel: 01578 722430 Email: enquiries@thirlestanecastle.co.uk

OPENING TIMES & ADMISSION Please visit our website: www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk

LOCATION Lauder, TD2 6RU Map Ref: 14:I9 - Signposted A68 at Lauder. Ample free parking for cars and coaches. Restricted access, no lift for first floor. Self-catering apartments available within the castle.

Guided tours available Events and activities available. Thirlestane Castle is a fairytale setting for weddings.

GO S FO R D H O U S E www.gosfordhouse.co.uk

In 1791, the 7th Earl of Wemyss embarked on the construction of Gosford House, commissioning Robert Adam to build one of the grandest houses in Scotland. No visit would be complete without a mention of the architectural evolutions of the house, culminating in the creation of the Marble Hall, 1891. Discover the family’s incredible private art collection and take a stroll along the lovely water features in the pleasure grounds. NO photographs are allowed to be taken inside the house. NO bags are allowed into the house.

Each tour of the house lasts approximately 1 hour. Private tours available out with open days.

Toilet facilities available.

Providing the back drop you need for your event; such as black tie grandeur or party informality.

Limited for coaches. The house has very limited disabled access and part of the tour requires climbing stairs. Dogs allowed in grounds on leads.

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Countryside walks including access through woodlands to Airlie Monument on Tulloch Hill with spectacular views of the Angus Glens and Vale of Strathmore. Footpaths are waymarked and colour coded. CONTACT Owner: Trustees of Airlie Estates Contact: Estate Office Tel: 01575 530387 Email: office@airlieestates.com LOCATION Cortachy, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 4LX Map Ref:13:H3 Off the B955 Glens Road from Kirriemuir. OPENING TIMES Walks all year. Gardens: 4-28 May 2021. Last admission 3.30pm. Please see estate website for admission prices and opening alterations. The estate network of walks are open all year round. Limited. Unsuitable. Dogs on leads only. Please see the ‘Events’ section of the website. Please contact for corporate events. Weddings and Celebrations can be held either in a marquee or inside Downiepark House.

The beautiful sculpted balcony, unique in Scottish architecture, depicts a piper, two grinning knights and David and Goliath. Carved oak panels of Scottish kings’ biblical heroes, originally from the family seat at Cromarty Castle were mounted in doors and shutters in the early17th Century. CONTACT Owner: William Pratesi Urquhart Contact: Elisabetta Calvi Tel: 01888551707 Email: info@craigston.co.uk LOCATION Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 5PX Map Ref: 17:D8 On B9105, 4.5 miles North East of Turriff. OPENING TIMES Please see our website for up to date information. ADMISSION Please see our website for up to date information. Please contact for details. Parking available. Very limited wheelchair access. Dogs welcome in the castle grounds. Your choice of room, with period furniture. Craigston is available for exclusive self catering lets. Guided tours are obligatory. Courses held at specific times of year. Bespoke events can be organised. Please see our website.

HOPETOUN HOUSE hopetoun.co.uk As you approach Hopetoun House the impressive panoramic view of the main façade is breathtakingly revealed. Designed by William Bruce and then altered and extended by William Adam, Hopetoun House is one of the finest examples of 18th Century architecture in Britain. CONTACT Owner: Hopetoun House Preservation Trust Contact: Reception Tel: 0131 331 2451 Email: enquiries@hopetoun.co.uk LOCATION South Queensferry, EH30 9SL Map Ref: 13:F7 Exit A90 at A904, Follow Brown Signs. OPENING TIMES Daily from Apr-Sep; 10.30am - 5pm. Last adm. 4pm. ADMISSION House & Grounds: Adult £11.50, Child (5-16yrs) £6, Conc/Student £9.50, Family (2+2) £30. Grounds only: Adult £5.50, Child (5-16yrs) £3.50, Conc/Student £5, Family (2+2) £15. Cars & coaches welcome. Lift to 1st floor, Virtual access to upper floors. WC’s. Dogs welcome on leads in grounds. Groups (20+) welcome out of season by appointment. Stables Kitchen for traditional afternoon teas in stunning surroundings. Private functions, banquets & gala evenings, meetings, conferences, exhibitions & outdoor activities. See www.hopetoun.co.uk for events. Wedding ceremonies.

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See our QUICKGUIDES at the back of this book for a helpful list of properties IN THE MOVIES

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CONTACT Owner/Contact: The Earl of Wemyss Tel: 01875 870201 Email: info@gosfordhouse.co.uk LOCATION Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0PX Map Ref: 14:17 - Off A198 2 miles North East of Longniddry. OPENING TIMES Please check our website for most up-to-date opening times/days. ADMISSION Adult £8 O.A.P/Students £5 Child (under 16) Free

Hosting a variety of large scale group activity days for groups. Gosford House is available for a limited number of wedding receptions each year. Played host to several major feature films, series and fashion shoots.

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Dalmeny House, the family home of the Earls of Rosebery for over 300 years. Boasting superb collections of porcelain and tapestries, fine paintings by Gainsborough, Raeburn, Reynolds and Lawrence, together with exquisite 18th Century French furniture and a superb Napoleonic collection. CONTACT Owner: The Earl of Rosebery Contact: Head of Events Tel: 0131 331 1888 Email: events@roseberyestates.co.uk LOCATION South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TQ Map Ref:13:G8 From Edinburgh A90, B924, 7 miles North, A90 ½m. On South shore of Firth of Forth. OPENING TIMES Please see website for details. 60 cars, 3 coaches. WCs. Dogs on leads in grounds only. Obligatory.

CRAIGSTON CASTLE

CORTACHY ESTATE www.airlieestates.com


HIGHLANDS & SKYE

HIGHLANDS & SKYE

Experience living history at Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.

D U N V EG A N C A STL E & G A R D E N S www.dunvegancastle.com

Originally designed as a fortress to keep people out, the castle was first opened to visitors in 1933 and has become one of Skye’s most famous award-winning 5* visitor attractions. On display are many fine oil paintings and clan treasures, the most famous of which is the Fairy Flag. Legend has it that this sacred Banner has magical powers and when unfurled in battle, the clan MacLeod would snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Another of the castle’s great treasures is the Dunvegan Cup,

a unique ‘mazer’ dating back to the Middle Ages. It was gifted by the O’Neils of Ulster as a token of thanks to one of the clan’s most celebrated Chiefs, Sir Rory Mor, for his support of their cause against the marauding forces of Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1596. Today visitors can enjoy tours of an extraordinary castle and Highland estate steeped in history and clan legend, delight in the beauty of its formal gardens, take a clinker boat trip onto Loch Dunvegan to see the seal colony, enjoy an appetising meal at the MacLeods Table Cafe or browse in one of its four shops offering a wide choice to suit everyone. Over time, we have given a warm Highland welcome to visitors including Sir Walter Scott, Dr Johnson and Queen Elizabeth II and we look forward to welcoming you.

DUNVEGAN CASTLE ©MACLEOD ESTATE DUNVEGAN CASTLE GARDENS MACLEOD ESTATE

BOAT TRIPS TO SEAL COLONY ©MACLEOD ESTATE

OWNER Hugh Macleod of Macleod

Rail: Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. Ferry: Mallaig to Armadale.

CONTACT Contact: Lynne Leslie Tel: 01470 521206 Email: info@dunvegancastle.com

OPENING TIMES 1 Apr-15 Oct Daily 10am-5.30pm. Last admission 5pm. Closed 6 Oct-31 Mar. Castle and Gardens closed Christmas & New Year.

LOCATION Dunvegan Castle, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV55 8WF Map Ref: 15:F9 1 mile North of village. North West corner of Skye. Kyle of Lochalsh to Dunvegan via Skye Bridge.

ADMISSION Castle & Gardens Adult: £14, Child (5-15yrs): £9, Senior/Student/Group (min 10 adults): £11, Family Ticket (2 Adults, 4 Children): £34.

Boat trips to seal colony, fishing trips & loch cruises. Weather dependent. No photography in castle. Toilet facilities available. Baby changing facilities available. 120 cars & 10 coaches. Coaches please book if possible. Partial. WC’s. Laptop tour of Castle available.

Dogs on leads in gardens only. 5 self-catering holiday cottages sleeping up to 6 By appointment. Self-guided. Welcome by arrangement. Guide available on request. MacLeod Table Café (seats 76). Gift shops sell a wide range of quality items, Harris Tweed products, knitwear, jewellery and small gifts. visitheritage.co.uk

Gardens only: Adult £12, Child (5-15yrs) £7, Senior/Student/ Group £9. Sealboat trips: (prices valid with a castle or garden ticket) Adult £8, Child £6. Senior/Students/Groups £7 Infants under 3yrs free. Loch Cruises & Fishing Trips: Adult £45, Child (5-15yrs) £35.

Offering an award-winning highland hospitality for every occasion. For events and exhibitions please see the ‘What’s on’ section of the website. Perfect wedding venue in glorious surroundings, a warm highland welcome and rich in history. A unique location for film, TV or advertising. Check website for details.

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Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history on offer at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.


BRODICK CASTLE Isle Of Arran KA27 8HY Tel: 0131 243 9300

BEMERSYDE GARDENS Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9DP Tel: 01968 678465

CAERLAVEROCK CASTLE Glencaple, Dumfries DG1 4RU Tel: 01387 770244

BOWHILL HOUSE & COUNTRY ESTATE Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET Tel: 01750 22204

CRAIGDARROCH HOUSE Moniaive, Dumfriesshire DG3 4JB Tel: 01848 200202

BLACKNESS CASTLE Blackness, Linlithgow EH49 7NH Tel: 01506 834807

BUGHTRIG GARDEN Bughtrig, Coldstream TD12 4JP Tel: 01890 840777 Email: ramsay@bughtrig.co.uk

CULZEAN CASTLE & COUNTRY PARK Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 8LE Tel: 0844 493 2149 Email: culzean@nts.org.uk

DIRLETON CASTLE North Berwick EH39 5ER Tel: 01620 850 330

GLASGOW CATHEDRAL Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0QZ Tel: 0141 552 6891

DUNS CASTLE Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3NW Tel: 01361 883211

DRUMLANRIG CASTLE Thornhill, Dumfriesshire DG3 4AQ Tel: 01848 331555 Email: info@drumlanrigcastle.co.uk

EDINBURGH CASTLE Castle Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Tel: 0131 225 9846 Email: hs.explorer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

THE HILL HOUSE Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ Tel: 0844 493 2208 Email: thehillhouse@nts.org.uk

FERNIEHIRST CASTLE Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders TD8 6NX Tel: 01450 870051 Email: curator@clankerr.co.uk

DUMFRIES HOUSE Cumnock, East Ayrshire KA18 2NJ Tel: 01290 421742/01290 427975 Email: DHtours@dumfries-house.org.uk

GLADSTONE’S LAND 477B Lawnmarket, Royal Mile EH1 2NT Tel: 0131 226 5856

POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT Tel: 0844 493 2202 Email: information@nts.org.uk

HERMITAGE CASTLE Scottish Borders TD9 0LU Tel: 01387 376222

GLENMALLOCH LODGE Newton Stewart, Dumfries And Galloway DG8 6AG Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

ABERDOUR CASTLE Aberdour KY3 0SL Tel: 01383 860519

HIRSEL ESTATE Coldstream TD12 4LP Tel: 01555 851536 Email: joy.hitchcock@daestates.co.uk

KELBURN CASTLE & COUNTRY CENTRE Fairlie, By Largs, Ayrshire KA29 0BE Tel: 01475 568685/568595 Email: admin@kelburncountrycentre.com

BEANSTON Nr Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3SB Georgian farmhouse with Georgian orangery. Map Ref: 14:I8 - Between Haddington and East Linton on A199 Tel: 01875 870201 Open: Exterior only: By appointment, Wemyss and March Estates ffice, Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0P . Admission: Please contact for details.

ARBROATH ABBEY Arbroath, Abbotsford, Tayside DD11 1EG Tel: 01241 878756

MANDERSTON Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3PP Tel: 01361 883450 Email: palmer@manderston.co.uk

RAMMERSCALES Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire DG11 1LD Tel: 01387 810229 Email: malcolm@rammerscales.co.uk

HOUSE OF THE BINNS Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 7NA Tel: 0844 493 2127 Email: information@nts.org.uk

ARBUTHNOTT HOUSE & GARDEN Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk AB30 1PA Tel: 01561 361226

MERTOUN GARDENS St. Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 0EA 26 acres of beautiful grounds. Walled garden and well preserved circular dovecot. Map Ref: 14:J10 Tel: 01835 823236 Email: estateoffice mertoun.com Website: www.mertoungardens.co.uk Open: Apr-Sep, Fri-Mon 2-6pm. Last Admission 5.30pm. Admission: Adult £5, Child Free.

RED ROW Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0DE Terraced Cottages. Location: Main Street, Aberlady, East Lothian. Map Ref: 14:I7 Tel: 01875 870201 Fax: 01875 870620 Open: Exterior only. By appointment, Wemyss and March Estates ffice, Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0P . Admission: Please contact for details.

INVERESK LODGE GARDEN 24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh EH21 7TE Tel: 0131 6651855 Email: inveresk@nts.org.uk

BLAIR CASTLE & GARDENS Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH18 5TL Tel: 01796 481207 Email: bookings@blair-castle.co.uk

LENNOXLOVE HOUSE Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4NZ Tel: 01620 828614 Email: ken-buchanan@lennoxlove.com

BRANKLYN GARDEN 116 Dundee Road, Perth PH2 7BB Tel: 0844 493 2193 Email: information@nts.org.uk

PAXTON HOUSE, GALLERY & COUNTRY PARK Berwick-Upon-Tweed TD15 1SZ Tel: 01289 386291 Email: info@paxtonhouse.com

SORN CASTLE Sorn, Mauchline, Ayrshire KA5 6HR Tel: 01290 551476 Email: info@sorncastle.com

LINLITHGOW PALACE Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 7AL Tel: 01506 842896 Email: hs.explorer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

BRECHIN CASTLE Brechin, Angus DD9 6SG Tel: 01356 624566 Email: enquiries@dalhousieestates.co.uk

SMAILHOLM TOWER Smailholm, Kelso TD5 7PG Tel: 01573 460365

TRAQUAIR HOUSE Innerleithen, Peeblesshire EH44 6PW Tel: 01896 830323 Email: enquiries@traquair.co.uk

NEWLISTON Kirkliston, West Lothian EH29 9EB Tel: 0131 333 3231

CAMBO GARDENS Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 8QD Tel: 01333 450054 Email: cambo@camboestate.com

ARDWELL GARDENS Ardwell House, Ardwell, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 9LY Tel: 01776 860227 Email: info@ardwellestate.co.uk

CASTLE KENNEDY GARDENS Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway DG9 8SJ Tel: 01776 702024 Email: info@castlekennedygardens.com

PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE Edinburgh EH8 8DX Tel: +44 (0)131 556 5100 Email: bookinginfo@royalcollection.org.uk

CHARLETON HOUSE Colinsburgh, Leven, Fife KY9 1HG Tel: 01333 340249

AUCHINLECK Ochiltree, Ayrshire KA18 2LR Tel: 01896 752043 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk

ARNISTON HOUSE Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4RY Tel: 01875 830515 Email: info@arniston-house.co.uk

MELLERSTAIN HOUSE & GARDENS Mellerstain, Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG Tel: 01573 410225 Email: enquiries@mellerstain.com

BLAIRQUHAN CASTLE Maybole, Ayrshire KA19 7LZ Tel: 01655 770239

TULLIBOLE CASTLE Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0QN Tel: 01577 840236 Email: info@tullibole.co.uk

HARELAW FARMHOUSE Nr Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0PH Early 19th Century 2-storey farmhouse built as an integral part of the steading. Dovecote over entrance arch. Location: Between Longniddry and Drem on B1377. Map Ref: 14:I8 Tel: 01875 870201 Open: Exteriors only: By appointment, Wemyss and March Estates ffice, Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0P . Admission: Please contact for details.

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AMISFIELD MAINS Nr Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3SA Georgian farmhouse with gothic barn and cottage. Location: Between Haddington and East Linton on A199. Map Ref: 14:I8 Tel: 01875 870201 Fax: 01875 870620 Open: Exterior only: By appointment, Wemyss and March Estates ffice, Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0P . Admission: Please contact for details.

ROSSLYN CHAPEL Chapel Loan, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU Tel: 0131 440 2159 Email: mail@rosslynchapel.com COREHOUSE Lanark ML11 9TQ Grade A Tudor style house designed by Sir Edward Blore and built in 1820s Map Ref: 13:E9, located on South bank of Clyde above Kirkfieldbank. At West Lodge, drive to bottom of hill. Tel: 01555 663126 Email: dcranstouncorehouse gmail.com Open: 3-31 May, 31 Jul - 4 Aug, Sat to Wed. Tours wkdays 1&2pm, wknds 2&3pm Admission: Adults 7, Conc. 4. Groups by arrangement.

FLOORS CASTLE Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, TD5 7SF Tel: 01573 223333 Email: enquiries floorscastle.com

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ABBOTSFORD, HOME OF SIR WALTER SCOTT The Abbotsford Trust, Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9BQ Tel: 01896 752043 Email: enquiries@scottsabbotsford.co.uk


PITMEDDEN GARDEN Pitmedden Garden, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7PD Tel: 01651 842352 Email: information@nts.org.uk

BALFLUIG CASTLE Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8EJ Tel: 020 7624 3200

SPYNIE PALACE Spynie Palace, Elgin IV30 5QG Tel: 01343 546358

DRUMMOND GARDENS Muthill, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4HZ Tel: 01764 681433 Email: info@drummondcastlegardens.co.uk

ARDCHATTAN PRIORY GARDENS Connel, Argyll PA37 1RQ Tel: 01796 481355

CASTLE FRASER & GARDEN Sauchen, Inverurie AB51 7LD Tel: 0131 243 9300

DAVID WELCH WINTER GARDENS Duthie Park, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7TH Tel: 01224 585310 Email: wintergardens@aberdeencity.gov.uk

EDZELL CASTLE Perthshire DD9 7UE Tel: 01356 648 631

ARDENCRAIG GARDENS Ardencraig, Rothesay, Isle Of Bute, West Highlands PA20 9ZE Tel: 01700 504644 Email: enquires@argyll-bute.gov.uk

CRAIG CASTLE Rhynie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4LP Tel: 01464 861705

ARMADALE CASTLE & GARDENS Aramadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS Tel: 01471 844305 Email: jan@armadalecastle.com

FALKLAND PALACE & GARDEN Falkland, Fife KY15 7BU Tel: 0844 493 2186 Email: information@nts.org.uk

ARDKINGLAS HOUSE & WOODLAND GARDEN Estate ffice, The Square, Cairndow, Argyll PA26 8BH Tel: 01499 600261 Email: info@ardkinglas.com

CRATHES CASTLE, GARDEN & ESTATE Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 3QJ Tel: 0844 493 2166 Email: crathes@nts.org.uk

BALLINDALLOCH CASTLE Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9AX Tel: 01807 500205 Email: enquiries@ballindallochcastle.co.uk

GLAMIS CASTLE & GARDENS Glamis, Forfar, Angus DD8 1RJ Tel: 01307 840393 Email: enquiries@glamis-castle.co.uk

ARDTORNISH ESTATE & GARDENS Morvern, Nr. Oban, Argyll & Bute PA80 5UZ Tel: 01967 421288 Email: stay@ardtornish.co.uk

DRUM CASTLE & GARDEN Drumoak, Melrose, By Keith, Banffshire AB55 5JE Tel: 01542 810332

CASTLE & GARDENS OF MEY Mey, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8XH Tel: 01847 851473 Email: enquiries@castleofmey.org.uk

GLENEAGLES Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1PJ Tel: 01764 682388 Email: jmhaldane@gleneagles.org

ARDUAINE GARDEN Arduaine, Oban PA34 4XQ Tel: 0844 493 2216 Email: information@nts.org.uk

DRUMMUIR CASTLE Drummuir, Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9BQ Tel: 01542 810332

CAWDOR CASTLE & GARDENS Cawdor Castle, Nairn IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401 Email: info@cawdorcastle.com

HILL OF TARVIT MANSION HOUSE Cupar, Fife KY15 5PB Tel: 0844 493 2185 Email: hilloftarvit@nts.org.uk

ATTADALE GARDENS Attadale Gardens, Strathcarron, Wester Ross IV54 8YX Tel: 01520 722217 Email: houseofkeil@hotmail.com

DUFF HOUSE Banff AB45 3SX Tel: 01261 818181 Email: hs.explorer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

THE DOUNE OF ROTHIEMURCHUS By Aviemore PH22 1QP Tel: 01479 812345 Email: info@rothie.net

HOUSE OF DUN Montrose, Angus DD10 9LQ Tel: 0844 493 2144 Email: houseofdun@nts.org.uk

CASTLE STALKER Portnacroish, Appin, Argyll PA38 4BL Tel: 01631 730354 Email: enquiries@scottsabbotsford.co.uk

DUNOTTAR CASTLE Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2TL Tel: 01569 762173 Email: dunnottarcastle@btconnect.com

DUNROBIN CASTLE & GARDENS Golspie, Sutherland KW10 6SF Tel: 01408 634081 Email: info@dunrobincastle.co.uk

HOUSE OF PITMUIES GARDENS Guthrie, By Forfar, Angus DD8 2SN Tel: 01241 828245

CRARAE GARDEN Inveraray, Argyll, Bute & Loch Lomond PA32 8YA Tel: 0844 493 2210 Email: CraraeGarden@nts.org.uk

FORT GEORGE Grampian Highlands IV2 7TD Tel: 01667 460232

EILEAN DONAN CASTLE Dornie, Kyle Of Lochalsh, Wester Ross IV40 8DX Tel: 01599 555202 Email: eileandonan@btconnect.com

HUNTINGTOWER CASTLE Perth PH1 3JL Tel: 01738 627 231

DOUNE CASTLE Doune FK16 6EA Tel: 01786 841742

FYVIE CASTLE & GARDEN Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 8JS Tel: 0844 493 2182 Email: information@nts.org.uk

INVEREWE GARDEN Poolewe IV22 2LG Tel: 01445 712952

KELLIE CASTLE & GARDEN Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2RF Tel: 0844 493 2184 Email: information@nts.org.uk

DUART CASTLE Isle Of Mull, Argyll PA64 6AP Tel: 01680 812309 Email: guide@duartcastle.com

GORDON CASTLE Estate ffice, Fochabers, Morayshire IV32 7PQ Tel: 01343 820244

SKAILL HOUSE Breckness Estate, Sandwick, Orkney KW16 3LR Tel: 01856 841501 Email: info@skaillhouse.co.uk

MONZIE CASTLE

INVERARAY CASTLE & GARDENS Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll PA32 8XE Tel: 01499 302203 Email: enquiries@inveraray-castle.com

HADDO HOUSE Tarves, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 0ER Tel: 0844 493 2179 Email: information@nts.org.uk

URQUHART CASTLE Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire IV63 6XJ Tel: 01456 450551

KISIMUL CASTLE Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5UZ Tel: 01871 810313

HUNTLY CASTLE Huntly, North and Grampian AB54 4SH Tel: 01466 793191

NEW LANARK MILLS WORLD HERITAGE SITE New Lanark Mills, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB Tel: 01555 661345 Email: trust@newlanark.org

SCONE PALACE & GROUNDS Perth PH2 6BD Tel: 01738 552300 Email: visits@scone-palace.co.uk

MOUNT STUART Isle Of Bute PA20 9LR Tel: 01700 503877 Email: contactus@mountstuart.com

KILDRUMMY CASTLE Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8RA Tel: 01975 571331

DELGATIE CASTLE Turriff, Aberdenshire, AB53 5TD Tel: 01888 563479 Email: joan@delgatiecastle.com

ST ANDREW’S CASTLE St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AR Tel: 01334 477196

BALCARRES Colinsburgh, Fife, KY9 1HN Tel: 01333 340206

LICKLEYHEAD CASTLE Auchleven, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6PN Tel: 07495756122

CHARLETON HOUSE Colinsburgh, Leven, Fife, KY9 1HG Tel: 01333 340249

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Crieff, Perthshire PH7 4HD Built in 1791. Destroyed by fire in 1908 and rebuilt and furnished by Sir Robert Lorimer. Map Ref 13 E5 - 2 miles orth East of Crieff. Tel: 01764 653110 Open: May 15 - June 13, daily, 2-4.30pm. By appointment at other times. Admission: Adult 7, Child 1. Group rates available, contact property for details.

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STIRLING CASTLE Stirling FK8 1EJ Tel: 01786 450000 Email: hs.explorer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

DUNNINALD, CASTLE & GARDENS Montrose, Angus TD6 9BQ Tel: 01674 672031 Email: visitorinformation@dunninald.com

STRATHTYRUM HOUSE & GARDENS St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SF Built in 1753 and a Georgian front added in 1820. The gardens include formal lawns, the restored Victorian walled garden, Doocot and Mausoleum. Map Ref: 14:I5 Tel: 01334 473600 Email: info@strathtyrum.co.uk Open: 19 - 23 Apr, 26 - 30 Apr, 3 & 4 May, 24 July - 8 Aug. Tours at 9am,10am, 11am and 12 noon. Admission: House: £6 House & Gardens: £8.

CLUNY HOUSE Aberfeldy PH15 2JT Email: wmattingley@btinternet.com


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lanvihangel Court is a Grade I listed building originally constructed in around 1471 during the reign of Tudor monarch Henry VI. The house we see today is the result of a reconstruction by Rhys Morgan around 1600 and additional extensions by later owner Nicholas Arnold and his family.

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Nicholas Arnold was one of the house’s most notable residents. As well as being the MP for Monmouthshire, he was a respected breeder of horses, importing many from Flanders, Belgium. The stables that survive behind the house today date back to his time and are largely unchanged from their 17th century construction. The stables have a Grade I listing in their own right. Arnold’s son John, who inherited the property and also served as an MP, was something of a controversial figure. He was a staunch protestant and firmly anti-Catholic. Monmouthshire had a large recusant population at the time (those who refused to attend Church of England Services) so his views were quite unpopular locally. John Arnold led a campaign of persecution against Catholic Priests in Monmouthshire and was responsible for the capture and execution of several.

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The house saw many adaptations over the centuries until the Bennett family restored it to its Tudor appearance in the early 20th century. Included in their refurbishment was the installation of stained-glass windows at the top of the staircase showing Elizabeth I and Charles I. Both were once believed to have visited the property, and in the case of Charles I, it is also rumoured that he used the house as a hideout during the Civil War. Numerous interesting outbuildings within the grounds hold their own Grade II listed status including the Garden House and Coach House. Today, its location on the edge of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons makes the house a popular wedding venue.

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Wales National Slate Museum Llanberis, Gwynedd

West Wales Museum of Childhood Llandysul, Carmarthenshire

The National Slate Museum can be found in the Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain, site of the vast Dinorwig quarry. Visitors can travel into the past of an industry and a way of life that has chiselled itself into the very being of Wales.

Take a trip down Memory Lane at this charming museum. Over 10,000 exhibits tell the story of the 20th century and help you re-live your childhood! One display showcases an extensive collection of dolls and teddies with a timeline showing how toys have changed throughout 100 years. (1914 to 2014). Another room shows traditional Welsh dress and toys made in Wales. There is also a huge collection of Doctor Who figures and toys from TV shows across the years.

The workshops and buildings are designed as though quarrymen and engineers have just put down their tools and left the courtyard for home, while an array of talks and demonstrations including slate-splitting give a real insight into quarry life.

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The Dylan Thomas Centre Swansea

Wireless in Wales Museum Denbighshire

Visitors are encouraged to make camp in The Settlement for a week and enjoy exploring the surrounding mountains, lakes, waterfalls and rivers. The festival hosts alternative live music, arts, comedy and more with over ten differently themed areas offering a unique experience. The festival has won several awards for its conservation efforts, ethical approach and success in positively promoting the Welsh countryside to visitors. Spin-off event Green Man Rising searches for talent of the future.

With its emphasis on the history of broadcasting in Wales, the influence of broadcasting on national identity and the contribution of the Welsh to the development of wireless technology, this museum is unique. There is an interesting collection of old radio equipment and books, as well as educational and informative displays. The Museum is based around the collection of the late David Evan Jones and was opened just a few weeks after his death in 2008.

The Real Underground Experience The Big Pit - National Coal Museum, Blaenavon,

National Wool Museum Llandysul, Carmarthenshire

Big Pit is a real coal mine, with facilities to educate and entertain all ages making for an exciting and informative day out. Enjoy a multi-media tour of a modern coal mine with a virtual miner in the Mining Galleries, exhibitions in the Pithead Baths and Historic colliery buildings and the world-famous Underground Tour. Go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands who worked at the coal face. An award-winning museum that still retains many features of its former life as a coal mine.

Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales’s industries. Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks were all made on this site to be sold in the surrounding countryside and to the rest of the world. Follow the process from Fleece to Fabric and visit the sympathetically restored listed mill buildings and historic machinery. A raised walkway gives a unique view of textiles in production at the site’s commercial woollen mill, while the Textile Gallery displays aspects of the National Flat Textile Collection.

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ABERCAML AIS HOUSE

LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL

www.abercamlais.com

www.llandaffcathedral.org.uk

Abercamlais is a splendid Grade 1 listed mansion set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Come and explore the beautiful walled garden and the unique suspension bridge in the historic grounds. CONTACT Owner: Mr & Mrs Ballance Contact: Mrs Ballance Tel: 07789930064 Email: andreajballance@gmail.com LOCATION Abercamlais, Brecon, Powys LD3 8EY Map Ref: 6:I10 5m W of Brecon on A40.

OPENING TIMES Apr-End Sep See website for further details. ADMISSION Adult: £7.50, Child: Free.

No photography in house.

Dogs welcome on leads only.

Parking available.

Obligatory. The tour lasts for about 2 hours.

Accessible.

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ISCOYD PARK www.iscoydpark.com

www.llanvihangelcourt.com

Llanvihangel Court is a beautiful grade1 Elizabethan manor with origins in the C14th. There is a magnificent C17th staircase of yew, moulded plaster ceilings & early stables. The C17th owners, the Arnold family, were notorious for their extreme anti-catholic beliefs, the persecution of catholic priests & the arrest of David Lewis the last priest to be hanged in Wales. CONTACT Julia Johnson Tel: 01873 890217 Email: jclarejohnson@googlemail.com LOCATION Nr Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8DH Map 6:K11 4m N of Abergavenny on A465.

A red brick Georgian House in an idyllic 18th Century parkland setting situated on the Welsh/ Shropshire border. Still a family home, Iscoyd has undergone a complete restoration over the last nine years whilst building a reputation as an award-winning wedding venue. CONTACT Contact/Owner: Philip L Godsal Tel: 01948 780785 E-mail: info@iscoydpark.com LOCATION Nr Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 3AT Map Ref: 6:L4 - 2 miles West of Whitchurch off A525. OPENING TIMES House visits by written appointment. Open all year. Limited for coaches. Obligatory. Please see website. WC’s. By arrangement. Licensed. Private dinners and weddings a speciality.

OPENING TIMES 1 - 13 May and 21 Aug - 1 Sep ADMISSION Entry and guide, Adult £8.00, Child/Conc. £5.00.

No inside photography.

Obligatory.

Limited, no coaches.

Partial.

Private hire.

Dogs on leads only.

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L L A N C A I AC H FAW R M A N O R www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk

This superbly restored gentry manor house is no ordinary heritage attraction. History here is tangible. The costumed servants of the house are living and working in 1645 and allow you to share and engage in their world. Fires crackle, candles flicker and the sounds and smells of domestic life make your visit a memorable experience of the past. Meet ordinary people living in extraordinary times. No photography indoors.

Tours, activities, trails & workshops.

Lavatory facilities available.

Licensed. 10am - 4pm. Hot & cold drinks, sandwiches cakes & snacks. Hot food served 12pm - 2pm. Licensed. Sun lunches and private functions.

Baby changing facilities available. Closed 24 Dec - 1 Jan inclusive. 90 free spaces. Disabled spaces close to visitor centre entrance. Accessible WC’s. Lift for access to upper floors. Dogs in grounds only. Not in walled gardens. Costumed 17th Century servants lead tours. Approx 1.5 hours.

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Boutique gift shop. Plant sales available. Provides a distinctive environment for any conference, business meeting, banquet or dinner party. Please see the ‘Events’ section of the website for all upcoming events. Ideal location for your wedding; overlooking the peaceful surroundings of the Rhymney Valley.

CONTACT Owner: Caerphilly County Borough Council Contact: Reception Tel: 01443 412248 Email: llancaiachfawr@caerphilly.gov.uk LOCATION Gelligaer Road, Nelson, Treharris, Caerphilly County Borough CF46 6ER Map Ref: 2:M1 South side of B4254, 1 mile North of A472 at Nelson. TYPICALLY OPEN 10am - 5pm Tue - Sun and BH Mons all year round. Last entry to the Manor 4pm. Closed 24 Dec - 1 Jan inclusive.

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ADMISSION Adult £8.50, Conc £6.95, Child £6.95, Family (2+3) £25

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A holy place of peace and tranquillity, art, architecture and music with a very warm welcome. Over 1500 yrs of history, standing on one of the oldest Christian sites in Britain. Works include Epstein, Piper, Pace, Rossetti, William Morris, Goscombe John, Frank Roper and Burne Jones. Services daily, some sung by the Cathedral Choir. CONTACT Owner: Representative body of the Church In Wales Cathedral Office Tel: 02920 564554 E-mail: admin@llandaffcathedral.org.uk LOCATION The Cathedral Green, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2LA. From the A4119 Cardiff Road turn into the High Street in Llandaff, then left onto Cathedral Green. Map 2:L2. OPENING TIMES Every week day 9am-6pm; Sun 7.30am-4.30pm. Please check the website for current service and opening times. ADMISSION Free. Donations gratefully received. Nearby. Access. Shop. By arrangement. Guide dogs only. Events. Open all year round.

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A fine example of medieval architecture with the present house dating from 1450. It is thought to have been built by William Gryffydd who fought for Henry VII at Bosworth. nce owned in the 17th Century by John Williams who became Archbishop of ork. The house was restored from a barn in 1971. CONTACT Owner: RCH Douglas Pennant Contact: Mark & Christopher Chenery Tel: 01248 355139 Email: risboro@hotmail.co.uk LOCATION Halfway Bridge, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 3AZ

Map Ref: 5:G2 - 3 ½ miles South East of Bangor. 1 mile South East of Talybont off A55. OPENING TIMES By appointment. Subject to Covid-19 restrictions. ADMISSION Please email or telephone for details.

Situated in a woodland garden with extensive views over the Menai Straits and Conwy Bay.

CONTACT Owner/Contact: Mrs P J Phillips Tel: 01248 680437 OPENING TIMES Due to Covid-19, dates and times are subject to change. Please refer to the Wern Isaf page of the Visit Heritage website.

LOCATION Penmaen Park, Llanfairfechan, Conwy LL33 0RN Map Ref: 5:G2 Off A55 midway between Bangor and Conwy. ADMISSION Free.

For all further enquiries please contact. Parking available on site.

For all enquiries please contact.

Accompanied tours available.

Parking available on site.

For all enquiries please contact.

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A rock-faced stone Neo-Classical house substantially remodelled in the early 19th Century around an earlier 18th Century building. Situated in a fine 19th Century landscaped park. CONTACT Owner: Dr M.C. Jones-Mortimer Will Trust Contact: Dr Miranda Dechazal Tel: 01352 770204 LOCATION Pontblyddyn, Mold, Flintshire CH7 4HP Map Ref: 6:J3 Access from A5104, 3.5 miles South East of Mold between Pontblyddyn and Penyffordd. For further enquiries please contact.

OPENING TIMES 2pm-5pm May: 1, 2, 5*, 7, 8, 15, 16, 25*, 29, 30,31 Jun: 2, 9, 10* Aug: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31* Sep: 13, 14, 15, 16*, 24, 25 (* Invitation to View days) ADMISSION £6

ST FAGANS: NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM Cardiff CF5 6XB Tel: 029 2057 3500

CAERPHILLY CASTLE Caerphilly CF83 1JD Tel: 029 2088 3143 CARDIFF CASTLE Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB Tel: 029 2087 8100

GROSMONT CASTLE Nr Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8EQ Tel: 01443 336000 Email: cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk

CARDIGAN CASTLE Green Street, Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 1JA Tel: 01239 615131 Email: cadwganbpt@btconnect.com

KIDWELLY CASTLE Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire SA17 5BQ Tel: 01554 890104

CARREG CENNEN CASTLE Tir y Castell Farm, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6UA Tel: 01558 822291

THE KYMIN The Round House, The Kymin, Monmouth NP25 3SF Tel: 01600 719241 Email: kymin@nationaltrust.org.uk

CASTELL COCH Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JS Tel: 029 2081 0101

LAUGHARNE CASTLE King Street, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire SA33 4SA Tel: 01994 427906

CHEPSTOW CASTLE Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5EY Tel: 01291 624065

LLANVIHANGEL COURT Nr Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8DH Tel: 01873 890217 Email: jclarejohnson@googlemail.com

CILGERRAN CASTLE Cardigan, Pembrokeshire SA43 2SF Tel: 01239 621339 Email: cilgerrancastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

MARGAM COUNTRY PARK & CASTLE Margam, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan SA13 2TJ Tel: 01639 881635 Email: margampark@npt.gov.uk

CORNWALL HOUSE 58 Monnow Street, Monmouth NP25 3EN Town house, Georgian street façade, walled garden. Location: Half way down main shopping street, set back from street behind brown railings. Please use centre door. Map Ref: 6:L11 Tel: 01600 712031 Email: jane2harvey@tiscali.co.uk Open: 2-5pm on Fridays in July and August and on 1-5 April, 1-3 and 29-31 May, 31 July/1August, 28-30 August. Admission: Adult £5, Conc. £2.50

MONMOUTH CASTLE Castle Hill, Monmouth NP25 3BS Tel: 01443 336000 Email: cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk

CRESSELLY Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire SA68 0SP Home of the Allen family for 250 years. The house is of 1770 with matching wings of 1869 and contains good plasterwork and fittings of both periods. Email: hha@cresselly.com Map Ref: 5:C12 Website: www.cresselly.com Open: 4 May - 17 May, 10am - 1pm, 30 Aug - 311pm - 4pm Admission: Adult £4.00, no children under 12.

OGMORE CASTLE & STEPPING STONES Ogmore, St Brides Major, Vale Of Glamorgan CF32 0QP Tel: 01443 336000 Email: cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk OXWICH CASTLE Oxwich, Swansea SA3 1NG Tel: 01792 390359

ST DAVIDS BISHOP’S PALACE St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6PE Tel: 01437 720517

PEMBROKE CASTLE Pembroke SA71 4LA Tel: 01646 681510 Email: info@pembrokecastle.co.uk

DINEFWR Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT Tel: 01443 336000 Email: cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk

PICTON CASTLE & WOODLAND GARDENS Taliaris, Nr Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 4AS Tel: 01437 751326 Email: info@pictoncastle.co.uk

DYFFRYN GARDENS St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan CF5 6SU Tel: 02920 593328 Email: dyffryn@nationaltrust.org.uk

RAGLAN CASTLE Raglan, Monmouthshire NP15 2BT Tel: 01291 690228

DYLAN THOMAS BIRTHPLACE 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Uplands, Swansea, SA3 5AR Tel: 01792 472 555 Email: info@dylanthomasbirthplace.com

SKENFRITH CASTLE Skenfrith, Nr Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8UH Tel: 01443 336000 Email: cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN OF WALES Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HG Tel: 01558 667149 Email: info@gardenofwales.org.uk

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FONMON CASTLE Fonmon, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, CF62 3ZN. Tel: 01446 710206 Email: fonmon_castle@msn.com

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This Arts and Crafts house was built in 1900 by the architect H L North as his family home and contains much of the original furniture and William Morris fabrics.

ABERDEUNANT Taliaris, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6DL Tel: 01588 650177 Email: aberdeunant@nationaltrust.org.uk

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THE HALL AT ABBEY-CWM-HIR Nr Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6PH Tel: 01597 851727 Email: info@abbeycwmhir.com

FLINT CASTLE Castle St, Flint, Flintshire CH6 5HF Tel: 01443 336000

PLAS NEWYDD Hill Street, Llangollen, Denbighshire LL20 8AW Tel: 01978 862834 Email: heritage@denbighshire.gov.uk

TINTERN ABBEY Tintern NP16 6SE Tel: 01291 689251 Email: TinternAbbey@wales.gsi.gov.uk

THE JUDGE’S LODGING Broad Street, Presteigne,Powys, Mid Wales, LD8 2AD Tel: 01544 260650 Email: info@judgeslodging.org.uk

GWYDIR CASTLE Llanrwst, Conwy LL26 0PN Tel: 01492 641687 Email: info@gwydircastle.co.uk

PLAS NEWYDD HOUSE & GARDENS Llanfairpwll, Anglesey LL61 6DQ Tel: 01248 714795 Email: plasnewydd@nationaltrust.org.uk

TREBINSHWN Llangasty, Nr Brecon, Powys LD3 7PX Tel: 01874 730653 Fax: 01874 730843

LLANERCHAERON Ciliau Aeron, Nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA48 8DG Tel: 01545 570200 Email: llanerchaeron@nationaltrust.org.uk

HARLECH CASTLE Castle Square, Harlech LL46 2YH Tel: 01766 780552

PLAS YN RHIW Rhiw, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 8AB Tel: 01758 780219 Email: plasynrhiw@nationaltrust.org.uk

TREDEGAR HOUSE & PARK Newport, South Wales NP10 8YW Tel: 01633 815880 Email: tredegar@nationaltrust.org.uk

POWIS CASTLE & GARDEN Welshpool, Powys SY21 8RF Tel: 01938 551929 Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

PENRHYN CASTLE Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HN Tel: 01248 353084 Email: penrhyncastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

PORTMEIRION Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6ER Tel: 01766 772311 Email: enquiries@portmeirion-village.com

TRETOWER COURT & CASTLE Taliaris, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6DL Tel: 01588 650177 Email: aberdeunant@nationaltrust.org.uk

PLAS BRONDANW GARDENS, CAFFI & SHOP Plas Brondanw, Llanfrothen, Gwynedd LL48 6SW Tel: 01766 772772 / 01743 239236 Email: enquiries@plasbrondanw.com

RHUDDLAN CASTLE Castle Street, Rhuddlan, Rhyl LL18 5AD Tel: 01745 590777

TUDOR MERCHANT’S HOUSE Quay Hill, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 7BX Tel: 01834 842279 Email: tudormerchantshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

TREOWEN Wonastow, Monmouth, NP25 4DL The most important early 17th Century gentry house in the county. Particularly fine open well staircase. Location: Map 6:K11. OS Ref SO 461 111. 3 m WSW of Monmouth. Tel 07530 357390 Website: www.treowen.co.uk Open: May- Aug Fri 10am-4pm. Also Sat & Sun 17-18 & 24-25 Apr, 8-9 May and 11-12 & 18-19 Sep 2-5pm Admission: £7.50. Free to HHA Friends on Fridays only.

PLAS MAWR High Street, Conwy LL32 8DE Tel: 01492 580167

TOWER Nercwys Road, Mold, Flintshire CH7 4EW Tel: 01352 700220 Email: enquiries@towerwales.co.uk

USK CASTLE Monmouth Road, Usk, Monmouthshire NP5 1SD Tel: 01291 672563 Email: info@uskcastle.com

ABERCONWY HOUSE Castle Street, Conwy LL32 8AY Tel: 01492 592246 Email: aberconwyhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

ABERCAMLAIS HOUSE Brecon, Powys, Wales, LD3 8EY Tel: 07789930064

BEAUMARIS CASTLE Beaumaris, Anglesey LL58 8AP Tel: 01248 810361

ABERYSTWYTH CASTLE Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2AG Tel: 01970 612125

BODNANT GARDEN Tal-Y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay LL28 5RE Tel: 01492 650460 Email: bodnantgarden@nationaltrust.org.uk

ABERGLASNEY GARDENS Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH Tel: 01558 668998 Email: info@aberglasney.org

BODRHYDDAN HALL Bodrhyddan, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Denbighshire LL18 5SB Tel: 01745 590414

CANOLFAN OWAIN GLYNDWR Heol Maengwyn, Machylleth, Powys SY20 8EE Tel: 01654 703336 Email: glyndwr.enquiries@canolfanglyndwr.org

CAERNARFON CASTLE Castle Ditch, Caernarfon LL55 2AY Tel: 01286 677617

GLANSEVERN HALL GARDENS Glansevern, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys SY21 8AH Tel: 01686 640644 Email: glansevern@yahoo.co.uk

CHIRK CASTLE Chirk LL14 5AF Tel: 01691 777701 Email: chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

GREGYNOG Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys SY16 3PW Tel: 01686 650224 Email: enquiries@gregynog.org

CONWY CASTLE Conwy LL32 8AY Tel: 01492 592358

HAFOD ESTATE Pontrhyd-y-groes, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion SY25 6DX Ten miles of restored walks, the epitome of the Picturesque and Sublime. Set in 500 acres of wood and parkland featuring cascades, bridges and wonderful views. Tel: 01974 282568 Email: trust@hafod.org Map Ref: 5:G8 Website: www.hafod.org Open: All year - daylight hours. Admission: Free. Y FFERM Pontblyddyn Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 4HN Tel: 01352 770204 222

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STRADEY CASTLE Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 4PL Tel: 01554 774626 Email: info@stradeycastle.com

CRICCIETH CASTLE Castle Street, Criccieth, Gwynedd LL52 0DP Tel: 01766 522227 Email: cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk DOLBELYDR Trefnant, Denbighshire LL16 5AG Tel: 01628 825925 Email: bookings@landmarktrust.org.uk ERDDIG Wrexham LL13 0YT Tel: 01978 355314 Email: erddig@nationaltrust.org.uk

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he village of Ballywalter itself is a popular seaside destination with its pretty harbour and awardwinning sandy beach. There are plenty of rock pools to explore and stunning views of the Irish Sea coastline to be enjoyed.

TITANIC BELFAST AND SS NOMADIC

In the 17th century the village consisted of small thatched cottages built around working windmills, the remains of which are still visible today. The village played a part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Part of James Hamilton’s lands during the Ulster Scots Settlements, the region of Newtownards was invaded by a group of United Irishmen and several men from Ballywalter were killed and injured on the day known as ‘Pike Sunday’. In the mid 19th century the harbour was built to serve the Lime Kiln, with lime being brought in on small sailing ships. It also served as a convenient location from which to transport produce to Scotland and England.

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COUNTRYSIDE Causeway Coast Mourne Mountains Lough Neagh

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HERITAGE Norman castles Plantation houses Game of Thrones locations FOOD Stout & whiskey Potato breads Irish stew

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On the outskirts of the village sits Ballywalter Park, one of Ireland’s most important historic houses. The original house was built in 1828 but extensively improved – including the addition of a second floor - in the 1840s when Andrew Mulholland commissioned architect Charles Lanyon. It is a fine example of the Italianate Palazzo style and has been home to the Mulholland family and ancestral seat of Lord and Lady Dunleath for over 170 years. One of the highlights of the design is the stunning conservatory added in 1863 and renovated in 2008 by the current Lord and Lady Dunleath, who have also renovated the almost derelict second floor. It is still predominantly a family home, so visitors are by appointment only. The park also has a 270-acre walled demesne that is home to one of the largest dairy herds in Northern Ireland. It also hosts the annual Northern Ireland Game Fair which can see up to 40,000 visitors over a weekend. 225


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Northern Ireland CultureLab Exhibition Ulster Museum, Belfast Until September 2021 CultureLab is a place to take a good look at the cultural stereotypes in Northern Ireland. The CultureLab exhibition poses questions around issues of culture and identity past and present. Objects from National Museums NI collections offer a glimpse into how identities have been, and continue to be, shaped in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Visitors will also have an opportunity to interact with the stories, hopes and aspirations of real people from across Northern Ireland and border counties collected through participants of Making the Future engagement programmes.

Discover over 150 years of history and follow in the footsteps of over 25,000 prisoners as you make the journey through Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian Era prison. Explore the building’s colourful past and gain a unique and memorable insight into the daily lives and routines of both prisoners and prison officers over the Gaol’s existence. Learn about the Gaol’s history, including when women and children were imprisoned, the executions that were carried out, and its more recent history including why the decision was taken to close the prison.

The Abingdon Collection Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Ulster Folk Museum & Transport Museum Holywood

This is a private collection but can be viewed by appointment. The collection is the result of over 50 years of passionate collecting and takes visitors back in time through the 50s, 60s and 70s. Displays include classic cars, motorcycle and diecast models, World War II memorabilia, juke boxes and radios. Classic cars include models from BMW, a Porsche 911 and Ford Capri. Motorcycles from Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Triumph are also included. Admission is free but donations to Cancer Research are gratefully accepted.

Ulster Folk Museum is a living history museum with rolling hills of countryside and a bustling town filled with authentic period buildings, rich in traditions from over 100 years ago and animals living in the fields and farm. Buildings have been rescued, relocated and preserved to create the period town scenes. Favourite stories, objects and costumed guides help visitors experience what life would have been like in days gone by. The transport museum is across the road and houses a collection of vintage vehicles.

The Titanic Experience Titanic Belfast Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began. Complete your day with a visit to the world’s last remaining White Star vessel and RMS Titanic’s original tender ship - SS Nomadic. Explore the ship and journey through over 100 years of authentic maritime and social history. 226

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Gray’s Printing Press Strabane, Ulster Gray’s looks like any other shop front. However, behind its elegant façade is the fascinating story of ink, galleys, presses and emigration. An icon of Strabane’s 18th century reputation as Ireland’s capital of publishing. A fascinating local museum with a fine collection of print presses. Interesting and informative guided tours and demonstrations. Looked after by the National Trust, Gray’s Printing Press is staffed with local volunteers who have gained expert knowledge about the Press.

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BA L LY WA LTE R PA R K www.ballywalterpark.com

Ballywalter Park was built in the Italianate Palazzo style, by Sir Charles Lanyon for Andrew Mulholland. A Gentleman’s wing was added in 1870 for Andrew’s son, John Mulholland, later 1st Baron Dunleath. The house has a fine collection of original furniture and paintings, complemented by contemporary pieces. No photography indoors.

Educational visits by prior arrangement.

Toilet facilities available.

Refreshments by prior arrangement.

Accepts Euros.

Lunches and dinners can be booked by prior arrangement. The house is available for corporate and incentive events, lunches and dinners. Special events on occasion throughout the year.

By appointment only. Parking available. Twelve en suite bedrooms available for group tours and corporate events. Obligatory.

Film and television location.

CONTACT Owner: The Lord and Lady Dunleath Contact: Mrs Sharon Graham, The Estate Office Tel: 028 4275 8264 Fax: 028 4275 8818 Email: enq@dunleath-estates.co.uk LOCATION Ballywalter, Newtownards, County Down BT22 2PP Map Ref: 18:P4 Off A2 on unclassified road, 1 km South of Ballywalter village. OPENING TIMES By prior appointment only; please contact The Estate Office. ADMISSION House or Gardens: £12 per person House & Gardens: £18 per person Groups: Max 50 people (No group discount) Refreshments by arrangement.

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The home of the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn, Barons Court was built between 1779 and 1782, and subsequently extensively remodelled by John Soane (1791), William and Richard Morrison (1819-1841), Sir Albert Richardson (1947-49) and David Hicks (1975-76). CONTACT Contact: The Estate Office Tel: 028 8166 1683 Email: info@barons-court.com LOCATION Newtownstewart, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 4EZ Map Ref:18:M3 - 5km South West of Newtownstewart. OPENING TIMES By appointment only ADMISSION Tour of House/or Gardens £15 per person. Tour inc. tea/coffee/scones £20 per person. Groups max. 50. No photography. Open all year by appointment. Parking available. Partially accessible. Holiday cottages, 4 star rated by Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Guided tours by arrangement. The Carriage Room in the Stable Yard.

From grand family home to Northern Ireland’s only royal residence, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal chapters in British and Irish politics for over three centuries. Enjoy a tour of the elegant State Rooms including the majestic Throne Room and graceful Drawing Room. Outside, explore 100 acres of glorious gardens including peaceful woodland, meandering waterways and picturesque glens. Since Spring 2019 visitors have enjoyed a new and improved visitor experience, including the newly restored Walled Garden, free carpark, café and shop. Toilet changing facilities. Baby changing facilities.

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Free parking on site from spring 2019. Check website for details Complimentary tickets for adult carers are available to collect on the day of your visit.

The local area has a number of dining options available within a walking distance from the site.

Assistance dogs only.

Celebrate your wedding at Hillsborough Castle, see details on our website.

Offer reduced admission for group bookings.

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Exciting new visitor offer including the new Walled Garden, free parking, café and shop.

See the ‘Explore’ page on the website for all upcoming events.

CONTACT Owner: Historic Royal Palaces Tel: 028 9268 1300 Email: hillsboroughcastle@hrp.org.uk LOCATION Hillsborough BT26 6AG Map Ref: 18:N5 OPENING TIMES Gardens open daily. Entry to the castle is by guided tour only, please see website for available dates. Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan. ADMISSION See website. House by guided tour only, advance booking recommended.

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GREENCASTLE ROYAL CASTLE Cranfield Point, Kilkeel, County Down BT34 4LR Tel: 028 9054 3037

CROM ESTATE Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh BT92 8AP Tel: 028 6773 8118

DOWN CATHEDRAL Cathedral ffice, English Street, Downpatrick, County Down BT30 6AB Tel: 028 4461 4922 Email: info@downcathedral.org

BELFAST CASTLE Cave Hill, Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 5GR Tel: 028 9077 6925

GREY ABBEY 9-11 Church Street, Greyabbey, County Down BT22 2NQ Tel: 028 9054 6552

ENNISKILLEN CASTLE Castle Barracks, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT74 7HL Tel: 028 6632 5000 Email: castle@fermanagh.gov.uk

DUNLUCE CASTLE 87 Dunluce Road, Portrush, County Antrim BT57 8UY Tel: 028 2073 1938 Email: scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk

BOTANIC GARDENS Stransmillis Road, Belfast BT7 1LP Tel: 028 9031 4762

GREY POINT FORT Crawfordsburn Country Park, Helens Bay, Co. Down BT19 1LE Tel: 028 9185 3621

FLORENCE COURT Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh BT92 1DB Tel: 028 6634 8249 Email: florencecourt nationaltrust.org.uk

KILLYLEAGH CASTLE Killyleagh, Downpatrick, Co Down BT30 9QA Tel: 028 4482 8261 Email: gawnrh@gmail.com

GLENARM CASTLE WALLED GARDEN 2 Castle Lane, Glenarm, Larne, County Antrim BT44 0BQ Tel: 028 2884 1305

HELENS TOWER Clandeboye Estate, Bangor BT19 1RN Tel: 028 9185 2817

BELLAGHY BAWN Castle Street, Bellaghy, County Londonderry BT45 8LA Tel: 028 7938 6812

LISSAN HOUSE Drumgrass Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone BT80 9SW Tel: 028 8676 3312 Email: lissan.house@btconnect.com

MONTALTO HOUSE 5 Craigaboney Road, Bushmills, County Antrim BT57 8XD Tel: 028 2073 1257 Email: montaltohouse@btconnect.com

INCH ABBEY Downpatrick, County Down BT30 9AX Tel: 028 9181 1491

DUNGIVEN CASTLE Main Street, Dungiven, Co Londonderry BT47 4LF Tel: 028 7774 2428 Email: enquiries@dungivencastle.com

MONTALTO ESTATE & CARRIAGE ROOMS Ballynahinch, Co. Down BT24 8AY Tel: 028 9756 6100 Email: info@montaltoestate.com

NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY Parliament Buildings , Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX Tel: 028 90 521137 Email: info@niassembly.gov.uk

KILCLIEF CASTLE Strangford, County Down Tel: 028 9054 3034

DUNGIVEN PRIORY & O CAHANS TOMB Dungiven, County Londonderry BT47 4PF Tel: 028 7772 2074

MOUNT STEWART Newtonards, Co Down BT22 2AD Tel: 028 4278 8387 Email: mountstewart@nationaltrust.org.uk

SENTRY HILL Ballycraigy Road, Newtownabbey BT36 5SY Tel: 028 9034 0000

MAHEE CASTLE Mahee Island, Comber, Newtownards BT23 6EP Tel: 028 9182 6846

THE GUILDHALL Guildhall Square, Londonderry BT48 6DQ Tel: 028 7137 7335

SEAFORDE GARDENS Seaforde, County Down BT30 8PG Tel: 028 4481 1225 Email: springhill@nationaltrust.org.uk

ARDRESS HOUSE 64 Ardress Road, Portadown, Co Armagh BT62 1SQ Tel: 028 8778 4753 Email: ardress@nationaltrust.org.uk

MOVILLA ABBEY 63 Movilla Road, Newtownards BT23 8EZ Tel: 028 9181 0787

MOUNTSANDAL FORT Mountsandal Road, Coleraine, Co Londonderry BT52 1PE Tel: 027 7034 4723 Email: coleraine@nitic.net

SPRINGHILL HOUSE 20 Springhill Road, Moneymore, Co Londonderry BT45 7NQ Tel: 028 8674 8210 Email: devel.leisure@ballymena.gov.uk

BENBURB CASTLE Servite Priory, Main Street, Benburb, Co Tyrone BT71 7JZ Tel: 028 3754 8241 Email: servitepriory@btinternet.com

NEWRY CATHEDRAL 38 Hill Street, Newry, County Down BT34 1AT Tel: 028 3026 2586

PREHEN HOUSE Prehen Road, Londonderry BT47 2PB Tel: 028 7131 2829 Email: colinpeck@yahoo.com

THE ARGORY Moy, Dungannon, Co Tyrone BT71 6NA Tel: 028 8778 4753 Email: argory@nationaltrust.org.uk

DERRYMORE Bessbrook, Newry, Co Armagh BT35 7EF Tel: 028 8778 4753 Email: derrymore@nationaltrust.org.uk

PORTAFERRY CASTLE Castle Street, Portaferry, County Down BT22 1NZ Tel: 028 9054 3033

SAINT COLUMB’S CATHEDRAL London Street, Derry, County Londonderry BT48 6RQ Tel: 028 7126 7313 Email: stcolumbs@ic24.net

CASTLEDERG CASTLE Castle Park, Castlederg, County Tyrone BT81 7AS Tel: 028 7138 2204

GILFORD CASTLE ESTATE Banbridge Road, Gilford BT63 6DT Tel: 028 4062 3322 Email: gilford irishfieldsports.com

THE PRIORY Newtownards, County Down Tel: 028 9054 3037

SAMPSON’S TOWER Limavady TIC, 7 Connell Street, Limavady BT49 0HA Tel: 028 7776 0307

HARRY AVERYS CASTLE Old Castle Road, Newtownstewart BT82 8DY Tel: 028 7138 2204

AUDLEYS CASTLE Strangford, County Down BT30 7LP Tel: 028 9054 3034

QUOILE CASTLE Downpatrick, County Down BT30 7JB Tel: 028 9054 3034

ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS & CLOTWORTHY HOUSE Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH Tel: 028 9448 1338 Email: culture@antrimandnewtwonabbey.gov.uk

KILLYMOON CASTLE Killymoon Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone Tel: 028 8676 3514

BANGOR ABBEY Bangor, County Down BT20 4JF Tel: 028 9127 1200

RINGHADDY CASTLE Killyleagh, County Down Tel: 028 9054 3037

BENVARDEN GARDEN Benvarden, Dervock, County Antrim BT53 6NN Tel: 028 2074 1331

NEWTOWNSTEWART CASTLE Townhall Street, Newtownstewart BT78 4AX Tel: 028 6862 1588 Email: nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk

BANGOR CASTLE Bangor, County Down BT20 4BN Tel: 028 9127 0371

ROWALLANE GARDEN Ballynahinch, Co Down BT24 7LH Tel: 028 9751 0721 Email: rowallane@nationaltrust.org.uk

CARRICKFERGUS CASTLE Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, County Antrim BT38 7BG Tel: 028 9335 1273 Email: scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk

SAINT MACARTAN’S CATHEDRAL Clogher, County Tyrone BT76 0AD Tel: 028 0478 1220

CLOUGH CASTLE Clough Village, Downpatrick, County Down 028 9054 3034 Tel: 028 9054 3034

SKETRICK CASTLE Whiterock, County Down BT23 6QA Tel: 028 4278 8387

CASTLE COOLE Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh BT74 6JY Tel: 028 6632 2690 Email: castlecoole@nationaltrust.org.uk

SIR JOHN DAVIES CASTLE Castlederg, County Tyrone BT81 7AS Tel: 028 7138 2204

DUNDRUM CASTLE Dundrum Village, Newcastle, County Down BT33 0QX Tel: 028 9054 3034

STRANGFORD CASTLE Strangford, County Down Tel: 028 9054 3034

CASTLE WARD HOUSE & DEMESNE Strangford, Downpatrick, Co Down BT30 7LS Tel: 028 4488 1204 Email: castleward@nationaltrust.org.uk

TULLYHOGUE FORT B162, Cookstown, County Tyrone BT80 8UB Tel: 028 8676 6727

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ARTHUR ANCESTRAL HOME Cullybackey, County Antrim BT42 1AB Tel: 028 2563 8494 Email: devel.leisure@ballymena.gov.uk


PLANT SALES LONDON Syon Park....................................................................86

QUICK GUIDES

SOUTH EAST Belmont House & Gardens ........................... 103 Buscot Park ..............................................................107 Dorney Court ...........................................................98 Goodnestone Park Gardens ........................102 Kingston Bagpuize House ...............................108 Parham House & Gardens ..............................112 Stansted Park ..........................................................102

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P L A NT S A L E S 233

Places you can hire for private parties, wedding receptions, corporate functions and events.

Places where you can buy plants, which may be rare or unusual.

G U I D E D TO U R S 240

P L AC E S TO S TAY 234

Places that offer informative guided tours.

Places where you can stay overnight, from grand apartments to cottages or glamping.

DOG S W E LCO M E 242 Places where dogs are welcome.

O P E N A L L Y E A R 235 Places or their grounds which are open during the winter season as well.

SOUTH WEST Kiftsgate Court Gardens ................................. 127 Minterne Gardens ...............................................125 Tiverton Castle ..................................................... 132 EAST OF ENGLAND Elton Hall ................................................................. 138 Holkham Hall ........................................................ 142 Mannington Gardens & Countryside ...... 145 Raveningham Gardens ..................................... 145

EAST MIDLANDS Chatsworth .......................................................... 154 Deene Park ............................................................ 159 Haddon Hall .......................................................... 152 Melbourne Hall & Gardens........................... 154 Renishaw Hall & Gardens .............................. 155 H E A RT O F E N G L A N D Birmingham Botanical Garden..................... 171 Hodnet Hall Gardens ....................................... 168 Winterbourne House & Gardens ............. 175 YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER Lotherton Hall...................................................... 181 Markenfield Hall .................................................. 180 N O RT H W E S T Dalemain Historic House & Gardens ..... 190 Leighton Hall ......................................................... 191 Rode Hall ................................................................ 189 WA L E S Llancaiach Fawr Manor .................................... 218

I N TH E M OV I E S 244 Places you may recognise from TV or the movies.

C I V I L W E D D I N G S 236 Places you can book for your wedding ceremony.

M A I N I N D E X 270 Places listed by name in alphabetical order.

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P L A C E S T O S TAY LONDON Syon Park....................................................................86 SOUTH EAST Belmont House & Gardens .......................... 103 Canterbury Cathedral...................................... 104 Firle Place ................................................................ 113 Parham House & Gardens ............................ 112 Stratfield Saye House ....................................... 103 SOUTH WEST Cadhay ...................................................................... 124 Deans Court ........................................................ 126 Fursdon House & Gardens ........................... 125 Sezincote ................................................................. 127 Tiverton Castle .................................................... 132 EAST OF ENGLAND Holkham Hall ........................................................ 142 Mannngton Gardens & Countryside ....... 145 EAST MIDLANDS Chatsworth ............................................................ 154 Haddon Hall .......................................................... 152

YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER

OPEN ALL YEAR LONDON

Askham Hall........................................................... 190

Tower of London ...................................................88

Capesthorne Hall ............................................... 188

Kensington Palace ..................................................90

N O RT H W E S T Askham Hall........................................................... 190 Capesthorne Hall ............................................... 188 N O RT H E A S T Chillingham Castle.............................................. 198 SCOTL AND Cortechy Estate................................................... 207 Craigston Castle .................................................. 207 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens........................ 208 Monzie Castle ....................................................... 212 Thirlestane Castle............................................... 206 WA L E S Iscoyd Park.............................................................. 217 N O RT H E R N I R E L A N D Ballywalter Park.................................................... 228 Barons Court ........................................................ 228

H E A RT O F E N G L A N D Pitchford Hall & Treehouse ........................... 173 The Heath House .............................................. 173

SOUTH EAST Beaulieu .................................................................... 100 Belmont House & Gardens .......................... 103 Broughton Castle ................................................ 108 Canterbury Cathedral .................................... 104 High Beeches Woodland & Water Garden ................................................. 113 Kingston Bagpuize House............................... 108 Lancing College Chapel .................................. 111 Stansted Park ........................................................ 102 SOUTH WEST

H E A RT O F E N G L A N D Birmingham Botanical Gardens................... 171 Old Sufton .............................................................. 168 YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER Lotherton Hall...................................................... 181 Skipton Castle....................................................... 181 Sutton Park............................................................. 181 Temple Newsam ................................................. 181 N O RT H W E S T Askham Hall........................................................... 190 Leighton Hall ......................................................... 191 N O RT H E A S T

Prideaux Place ...................................................... 122 Sezincote ................................................................. 127 Stanway House & Water Garden ............. 128

Bamburgh Castle................................................. 199

Wolfeton House ................................................. 126

Iscoyd Park.............................................................. 219 Llancaiach Fawr Manor .................................... 218

EAST OF ENGLAND Castle Rising Castle ........................................... 144 Holkham Hall ........................................................ 142 Mannington Gardens & Countryside ...... 145 EAST MIDLANDS

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Llandaff Cathedral .............................................. 218 N O RT H E R N I R E L A N D Barons Court ........................................................ 228 Hillsborough Castle ........................................... 229

Chatsworth ............................................................ 154 Fulbeck Manor ...................................................... 156 Papplewick Hall .................................................... 158

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CIVIL WEDDINGS LONDON Banqueting House .................................................91 Kensington Palace ..................................................90 Kew Palace.................................................................91 Syon Park....................................................................86 SOUTH EAST Beaulieu .................................................................... 100 Dorney Court .........................................................98 Firle Place ................................................................ 113 Goodnestone Park Gardens ........................ 102 Kingston Bagpuize House............................... 108 Nether Winchendon House ........................ 114 Stansted Park ........................................................ 102 SOUTH WEST Cadhay ...................................................................... 124 Deans Court ........................................................ 126 Fursdon House & Gardens ........................... 125 Minterne Gardens .............................................. 125 Prideaux Place ...................................................... 122 Sezincote ................................................................. 127 Sherborne Castle & Gardens ...................... 126 EAST OF ENGLAND Elton Hall ................................................................. 138 Hatfield House ..................................................... 140 Haughley Park....................................................... 147 Holkham Hall ........................................................ 142 Ingatestone Hall ................................................... 139 Turvey House ....................................................... 146 EAST MIDLANDS Chatsworth ............................................................ 154 Deene Park ............................................................ 159 Haddon Hall .......................................................... 152 Holdenby House................................................. 160 Lamport Hall & Gardens............................. 1573

H E A RT O F E N G L A N D The Heath House ............................................. 173 Whitmore Hall ..................................................... 169 YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER Markenfield Hall .................................................. 180 Skipton Castle....................................................... 181 Temple Newsam ................................................. 181 N O RT H W E S T Askham Hall........................................................... 190 Capesthorne Hall ............................................... 188 Leighton Hall ......................................................... 191 Meols Hall ............................................................... 191 Peover Hall ............................................................. 189 Tabley House......................................................... 189 N O RT H E A S T

P R I VAT E H I R E LONDON Banqueting House .................................................91 Kensington Palace ..................................................90 Kew Palace.................................................................91 Syon Park....................................................................86 Tower of London ...................................................88 SOUTH EAST Beaulieu .................................................................... 100 Belmont House & Gardens .......................... 103 Broughton Castle ................................................ 108 Canterbury Cathedral...................................... 104 Dorney Court .........................................................98 Firle Place ................................................................ 113 Kingston Bagpuize House............................... 108 Parham House & Gardens ............................ 112 Stansted Park ........................................................ 102 Stratfield Saye House ....................................... 103

SOUTH WEST Cadhay ...................................................................... 124 Fursdon House & Gardens ........................... 125 Kiftsgate Court Gardens................................. 127 Minterne Gardens .............................................. 125 Prideaux Place ...................................................... 122 Sherborne Castle & Gardens ...................... 126 Stanway House & Water Garden ............. 128 Wolfeton House ................................................. 126 EAST OF ENGLAND Elton Hall ................................................................. 138 Hatfield House ..................................................... 140 Haughley Park....................................................... 147 Holkham Hall ........................................................ 142 Ingatestone Hall ................................................... 139 Raveningham Gardens ..................................... 145 Turvey House ....................................................... 146

Alnwick Castle ...................................................... 198 Bamburgh Castle................................................. 199 Chillingham Castle.............................................. 198 Whalton Manor Gardens .............................. 201 SCOTL AND Cortachy Estate ................................................... 207 Craigston Castle .................................................. 207 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens........................ 208 Gosford House .................................................... 206 Hopetoun House ............................................... 206 Thirlestane Castle............................................... 206 WA L E S Iscoyd Park.............................................................. 219 Llancaiach Fawr Manor .................................... 218 Llandaff Cathedral .............................................. 218 N O RT H E R N I R E L A N D Hillsborough Castle ........................................... 229

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EAST MIDLANDS Chatsworth ............................................................ 154 Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens .................... 158 Deene Park ............................................................ 159 Haddon Hall .......................................................... 152 Holdenby House................................................. 160 Lamport Hall & Gardens................................ 157 Renishaw Hall & Gardens .............................. 155 H E A RT O F E N G L A N D Arbury Hall ............................................................ 170 Birmingham Botanical Garden..................... 171 Chillington Hall ..................................................... 169 The Heath House .............................................. 173 YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER

N O RT H E A S T Alnwick Castle ...................................................... 198 Chillingham Castle.............................................. 198 Whalton Manor Gardens .............................. 201 SCOTL AND Cortachy Estate ................................................... 207 Craigston Castle .................................................. 207 Dalmeny House................................................... 206 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens........................ 208 Gosford House .................................................... 206 Hopetoun House ............................................... 206 Thirlestane Castle............................................... 206 WA L E S

Hovingham Hall ................................................... 180 Markenfield Hall .................................................. 180

Iscoyd Park.............................................................. 219 Llancaiach Fawr Manor .................................... 218 Llandaff Cathedral .............................................. 218

Temple Newsam ................................................. 181

Llanvihangel Court ............................................. 219

N O RT H W E S T Askham Hall........................................................... 190 Capesthorne Hall ............................................... 188 Dalemain Historic House & Gardens ..... 190 Leighton Hall ......................................................... 191 Meols Hall ............................................................... 191 Tabley House......................................................... 189

N O RT H E R N I R E L A N D Ballywalter Park.................................................... 228 Barons Court ........................................................ 228 Hillsborough Castle ........................................... 229

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Alnwick Castle ......................................................198 Bamburgh Castle ................................................199 Chillingham Castle..............................................198 Whalton Manor Gardens ..............................201

LONDON Syon Park ...................................................................86 Tower of London ..................................................88 SOU T H E A ST Arundel Castle ..................................................... 110 Beaulieu.................................................................... 100 Belmont House & Gardens ..........................103 Broadlands .............................................................. 114 Broughton Castle............................................... 108 Canterbury Cathedral .................................... 104 Dorney Court.........................................................98 Firle Place ................................................................. 113 Goodnestone Park Gardens....................... 102 High Beeches Woodland & Water Garden ................................................. 113 Kingston Bagpuize House ............................. 108 Lancing College Chapel ...................................111 Nether Wichendon House .......................... 114 Parham House & Gardens ............................ 112 Restoration House............................................ 106 Stansted Park........................................................ 102 Stratfield Saye House .......................................103 Wotton House .......................................................98 SOU T H W E ST Cadhay.......................................................................124 Corsham Court ...................................................133 Deans Court ........................................................126 Frampton Manor .................................................132 Fursdon House & Gardens ...........................125 Hemerdon House ..............................................126 Minterne Gardens ..............................................125 Prideaux Place.......................................................122 Sezincote ..................................................................127 Sherborne Castle & Gardens......................126 Stanway House & Water Garden ............128 Tiverton Castle ....................................................132 Trewithen Gardens & Parks .........................124 Wilton House .......................................................128 Wolfeton House .................................................126 E A ST OF ENGL A ND Copped Hall...........................................................139 Elton Hall..................................................................138 Hatfield House .................................................... 140 Holkham Hall ........................................................142

Houghton Hall & Gardens ........................... 144 Ingatestone Hall ...................................................139 Mannington Gardens & Countryside .....145 E A ST MIDL A NDS Aubourn Hall .........................................................156 Chatsworth ............................................................154 Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens ...................158 Deene Park.............................................................159 Fulbeck Manor ......................................................156 Haddon Hall ...........................................................152 Holdenby House .................................................160 Lamport Hall & Gardens ...............................157 Melbourne Hall & Gardens ..........................154 Papplewick Hall ....................................................158

SCOTL A ND Craigston Castle................................................. 207 Dalmeny House .................................................. 206 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ......................208 Gosford House ................................................... 206 Hopetoun House............................................... 206 Thirlestane Castle ............................................. 206

WA L E S Abercamlais House ...........................................218 Cochwillan Old Hall .........................................220 Hartsheath .............................................................220 Iscoyd Park ..............................................................219 Llancaiach Fawr Manor ....................................218 Llandaff Cathedral ..............................................218 Llanvihangel Court .............................................219 Wern Isaf.................................................................220 NORT HER N IR EL A ND Ballywalter Park ..................................................228 Barons Court........................................................228 Hillsborough Castle ..........................................229

Renishaw Hall & Gardens ..............................155 HE A RT OF ENGL A ND Arbury Hall .............................................................170 Birmingham Botanical Garden ....................171 Chillington Hall .....................................................169 Little Malvern Court .........................................171 Longner Hall...........................................................168 Madresfield Court..............................................171 Old Sufton ..............................................................168 Pitchford Hall & Treehouse ..........................173 Sufton Court .........................................................168 The Tudor House Museum ..........................171 YOR K SH I R E & T H E H U M BE R Hovingham Hall .................................................. 180 Lotherton Hall ......................................................181 Markenfield Hall ................................................. 180 Skipton Castle.......................................................181 Sutton Park .............................................................181 Temple Newsam .................................................181 NORT H W E ST Askham Hall ...........................................................190 Capesthorne Hall .............................................. 188 Dalemain Historic House & Gardens ....190 Leighton Hall..........................................................191 Meols Hall................................................................191 Peover Hall & Gardens....................................189 Rode Hall................................................................189 Tabley House.........................................................189 ASKHAM HALL ©HOWARD 49 - FLICKR

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DOGS WELCOME SOUTH EAST Beaulieu.................................................................... 100 Belmont House & Gardens ..........................103 Broughton Castle............................................... 108 Firle Place ................................................................. 113 Goodnestone Park Gardens....................... 102 Lancing College Chapel ...................................111 Parham House & Gardens ............................ 112 Wotton House .......................................................98 SOUTH WEST Corsham Court ...................................................133 Fursdon House & Gardens ...........................125 Hemerdon House ..............................................126 Minterne Gardens ..............................................125 Sherborne Castle & Gardens......................126 Stanway House & Water Garden ............128 Trewithen Gardens & Parks .........................124 EAST OF ENGLAND

Copped Hall ..................................................182 Hatfield House .............................................184 Holkham Hall ................................................186 Ickworth House, Parkland, Woodland and Gardens.....190 Mannington Gardens & Countryside189 Raveningham Gardens .............................189 EAST MIDLANDS

YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER Lotherton Hall ......................................................181 Markenfield Hall ................................................. 180 Skipton Castle .....................................................181 Sutton Park .............................................................181 Temple Newsam .................................................181 N O RT H W E S T Askham Hall ...........................................................190 Capesthorne Hall .............................................. 188 Leighton Hall..........................................................191 Rode Hall .................................................................189 N O RT H E A S T BAMBURGH CASTLE ....................................199 SCOTL AND Cortachy Estate .................................................. 207 Craigston Castle................................................. 207 Dalmeny House .................................................. 206 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ......................208 Gosford House ................................................... 206 Hopetoun House............................................... 206 Thirlestane Castle ............................................. 206 WA L E S Abercamlais House ...........................................218 Llancaiach Fawr Manor ....................................218 Llanvihangel Court .............................................219

Chatsworth ............................................................154 Deene Park.............................................................159 Holdenby House .................................................160 Lamport Hall & Gardens ...............................157 Melbourne Hall & Gardens ..........................154 Renishaw Hall & Gardens ..............................155 H E A RT O F E N G L A N D Arbury Hall .............................................................170 Chillington Hall .....................................................169 Hodnet Hall Gardens .......................................168 Longner Hall...........................................................168 Madresfield Court..............................................171 Sufton Court .........................................................168 The Tudor House Museum ..........................171 CHATSWORTH HOUSE ©OLWYN MCEWEN  FLICKR

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H E A RT O F E N G L A N D

Broughton Castle............................................... 108 Dorney Court.........................................................98 Kingston Bagpuize House ............................. 108

Arbury Hall .............................................................170

Parham House & Gardens ............................ 112

Capesthorne Hall ...............................................251 Dalemain Historic House & Gardens ... 253

SOUTH WEST

N O RT H W E S T

Rode Hall............................................................... 252

Minterne Gardens ..............................................125 Prideaux Place.......................................................122 Sherborne Castle & Gardens......................126 Stanway House & Water Garden ............128

Alnwick Castle ......................................................198 Bamburgh Castle ................................................199

Wilton House ......................................................128

Chillingham Castle..............................................198

EAST OF ENGLAND Elton Hall..................................................................138 Hatfield House .................................................... 140 Holkham Hall ........................................................142 EAST MIDLANDS

N O RT H E A S T

SCOTL AND Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ......................208 Gosford House ................................................... 206 N O RT H E R N I R E L A N D Ballywalter Park ..................................................228

Chatsworth ............................................................154 Deene Park.............................................................159 Haddon Hall ...........................................................152 Holdenby House .................................................160

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Renishaw Hall & Gardens ..............................155

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SOUTH AFRICAN PLANTS IN THE PARADISE WALK AT BORDE HILL GARDENS, SUSSEX

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As China opened up, planthunters followed. George Forrest (1873-1932) is credited with 31,000 introductions, bringing rhododendrons, camellias, pieris and primulas from China, Tibet and Taiwan. Equally prolific was Ernest ‘Chinese’ Wilson (1876 – 1930), from whose introductions the Williamsii magnolias at Caerhays Castle were bred. He introduced Japanese azaleas, Chinese lilies and the Handkerchief Tree (Davidia Involucrata). Robert Farrer (1880-1920) popularised Japanese rock gardens in the UK and varieties of viburnum, rhododendron, geranium and allium carry his name. Frank Kingdon Ward (1885-1958) searched Tibet for varieties of the elusive Himalayan blue poppy (Meconopsis), which grows today at Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex and Dalemain in Cumbria and introduced many new species of rhododendron.

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expedition of 18 during the 1905 Tibetan Rebellion. Ernest Wilson’s leg was crushed when a rockfall destroyed his sedan chair in China. Frank Kingdon Ward survived a tree falling on his tent and avoided being swept over a precipice by clinging to a tree. More recently, Tom Hart-Dyke (1976-) dreamed up The World Garden for his home at Lullingstone Castle in Kent while a hostage of FARC rebels encountered on an orchid hunting expedition in Columbia in 2000.

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The Latin names of garden varieties are often the clue to the plucky pioneer who first introduced them, braving storm, war, earthquakes, wild animals and hostile locals, often dying far from home. Thanks to them, we can enjoy some of the most exciting and varied gardens on the globe.

This was not a safe occupation, Francis Masson survived a French prison only to lose everything in a hurricane in St Lucia. David Douglas fell into a pit and was gored to death by a Hawaiian bull that had got there first. George Forrest was the only survivor of his

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INDEX Places listed by name in alphabetical order CRICKET AT BAMBURGH CASTLE

Armadale Castle & Gardens, Highlands & Skye..............................................................213

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Arniston House, Edinburgh ..................................... 210

Back To Backs, West Midlands .............................. 175

Amisfield Mains, Edinburgh .......................................211

Arthur Ancestral Home, Antrim .........................230

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire................................................................146

Arundel Castle & Gardens, Sussex .....................110 Arundells, Wiltshire ...................................................... 133

1066 Battle of Hastings, Sussex .............................116

Althorp,

2 Willow Road, London ................................................92

American Museum & Gardens, The, Somerset .............................................................................. 132

1620 House & Garden, Leciestershire ..............161 18 Folgate Street, London ...........................................92 18 Stafford Terrace, London ......................................92 78 Derngate The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries, orthmptonshire .............. 162

orthamptonshire....................................163

Anne of Cleves House, Sussex ...............................116 Antony House & Garden, Cornwall .................. 130

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Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House, orthern Ireland.........231

Abbey House Gardens, Wiltshire ....................... 133 Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria ........................192 Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset .....131 Abbotsford, Home of Sir Walter Scott, Borders ................... 210 Abercamlais House, South Wales........................218 Aberconwy House,

orth Wales .......................222

Aberdeunant, South Wales .....................................221 Aberdour Castle, Tayside ..........................................211 Aberglasney Gardens, South Wales ..................222 Aberystwyth Castle, Mid Wales ..........................222 Ablington Manor, Gloucestershire.......................131 Acton Burnell Castle, Shropshire ........................173 Acton Court, Gloucesteshire ................................. 132 Adlington Hall & Gardens, Cheshire ................. 193 A La Ronde, Devon ......................................................130 Alfriston Clergy House, Sussex..............................116 Allan Bank, Cumbria .....................................................192 Allerton Park,

orth orkshire ............................182

Alnwick Castle,

orthumberland .......................198

Alnwick Garden, The, 270

orthumberland ........200

Apethorpe Palace,

orthamptonshire ............ 162

Bellaghy Bawn, Londonderry ..................................231

Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire ...........................114

Belmont House & Gardens, Kent ........................103

Blicking Estate, Norfolk............................................... 147 Boconnoc, Cornwall ..................................................... 133

Baconsthorpe Castle, Norfolk ...............................146

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, orthumberland.............................................................200

Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire ........................ 175

Belton House, Lincolnshire .......................................161

Bagots Castle, Warwickshire .................................. 174

Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire ..................................161

Ascott, Buckinghamshire ............................................114

Balcarres, Tayside.............................................................212

Bemersyde Gardens, Borders................................ 210

Ashby De La ouch Castle, Leicestershire....161

Balfluig Castle, Grampian Highlands ...................213

Benburb Castle, Armagh...........................................230

Ashdown House, Berkshire......................................114

Ballindalloch Castle, Highlands & Skye ..............213

Ashridge Gardens, Hertfordshire........................146

Ballywalter Park, Northern Ireland ....................228

Beningbrough Hall & Gardens, orth orkshire ..............................................................................182

orthumberland..................199

Benington Lordship Gardens, Hertfordshire ....................................................................146

Askham Hall, Cumbria ................................................190

Bangor Abbey, Down ..................................................230

Benjamin Franklin House, London .........................92

Astley Castle, Warwickshire................................... 174

Bangor Castle, Down...................................................230

Benthall Hall, Shropshire............................................173

Astley Hall, Museum & Art Gallery, Lancashire ............................................................................ 193

Banqueting House, London ........................................91

Benvarden Garden,

Barley Hall,

orth orkshire ..................................182

Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire..........................131

Barnard Castle, County Durham.........................200

Berrington Hall, Herefordshire .............................173

Barons Court,

orthern Ireland..........................228

Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon ..............................130

Barrington Court, Somerset ................................... 132

Bessie Surtees House, Tyne & Wear ................201

Attingham Park, Shropshire.....................................173

Basildon Park, Berkshire..............................................114

Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire .................... 175

Aubourn Hall, Lincolnshire.......................................156

Bateman s, Sussex............................................................116

Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire .......... 173

xfordshire..............................116

Auckland Project, The, County Durham........200

Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire ..............131

Ardress House..................................................................230

Auchinleck, South West Scotland ....................... 210

Ardtornish Estate & Gardens, West Highlands & Islands ...........................................212

Audley End, Essex ..........................................................146

Beamish, The Living Museum, County Durham ..............................................................200

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, West Midlands ...................................................................171

Apsley House, London...................................................92 Arabella Aufrere Temple, Lincolnshire .............161 Arbroath Abbey, Tayside............................................211 Arbury Hall, Warwickshire ...................................... 170 Arbuthnott House & Garden, Tayside ..............211 Ardchattan Priory Gardens, West Highlands & Islands ...........................................212 Ardencraig Gardens, West Highlands & Islands ...........................................212 Ardkinglas House & Woodland Garden, West highlands & Islands ............................................212 Ardington House,

Arduaine Garden, West Highlands & Islands ...........................................212 Ardwell Gardens, South West Scotland ......... 210 Argory, The, Northern Ireland..............................231

Aske Hall,

orth orkshire .....................................182

Assembly Rooms, Somerset ................................... 132 Athelhampton House & Gardens, Dorset .....131 Attadale Gardens, West Highlands & Islands ...........................................212

Audleys Castle, Down.................................................230 Avington Park, Hampshire ........................................114 Aydon Castle,

orthumberland ..........................200

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens, Lincolnshire ..........................................................................161

Bamburgh Castle,

orthern Ireland .............231

Beanston, Edinburgh......................................................211

Birmingham Museums Trust, West Midlands ..................................................................175

Beatles Childhood Homes, Merseyside .......... 193

Blackness Castle, Edinburgh .....................................211

Beaulieu, Hampshire .....................................................100

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Cumbria ................................................................................192

Beaumaris Castle,

orth Wales...........................222

Beeston Castle, Cheshire..........................................192

Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire ...........................192

Belchamp Hall, Suffolk ................................................. 147

Arlington Court, Devon ............................................130 visitheritage.co.uk

Belfast Castle, Antrim..................................................230

Blair Castle & Gardens, Tayside .............................211 Blairquhan Castle, South West Scotland ........ 210 Blenheim Palace,

xfordshire.................................116

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Bodiam Castle, Sussex .................................................116 Bodnant Garden,

orth Wales ............................222

Bodrhyddan Hall,

orth Wales ............................222

Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire ...........................161 Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire ....................................161 Bolton Abbey,

orth orkshire ...........................182

Bolton Castle,

orth orkshire ...........................182

Borde Hill Garden, Sussex ........................................117 Boscobel House & The Royal ak, Staffordshire .......................................................................173 Boston Manor House, London.................................92 Botanic Gardens, Antrim...........................................230 Boughton House,

orthamptonshire .............. 162

Boughton Monchelsea Place, Kent .......................115 Bourne Mill, Essex ..........................................................146 Bourton House Garden, Gloucestershire ......131 Bowes Castle, County Durham............................200 Bowes Museum, The, County Durham...........200 Bowhill House & Country Estate, Borders ... 210 Bowood House & Garden, Wiltshire ............... 133 Bramham Park, West orkshire ...........................183 Branklyn Garden, Tayside ..........................................211 Brantwood, Cumbria ...................................................192 Brechin Castle, Tayside ................................................211 Brinkburn Priory,

orthumberland ...................200

Broadlands, Hampshire................................................114 Broadway Tower, Worcestershire ...................... 175 271


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orth orkshire .........................182

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orthamptonshire ... 162

Dorfold Hall, Cheshire ................................................192

Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire .............................. 132

orthamptonshire........... 158

Dorney Court, Berkshire .............................................98

Chiswick House and Garden, London ................92

Coughton Court, Warwickshire .......................... 174

Doune Castle, West Highlands & Islands........212

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Carreg Cennen Castle, South Wales................221

Cholmondleley Castle Garden, Cheshire ...... 192

Cound Hall, Shropshire ..............................................173

Carrickfergus Castle,

Church

Cowdray Heritage Trust, Sussex ..........................117

Doune of Rothiemurchus, Highlands & Skye..............................................................213

Carlisle Cathedral, Cumbria ....................................192

Chipchase Castle,

Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire............... 173

Carlton Hall,

ottinghamshire ..............................163

Chirk Castle, North Wales ......................................222

Cottesbrooke Hall,

Brocklesby Mausoleum, Lincolnshire..................161

Carlyle s House, London ..............................................92

Brodick Castle, South West Castle.................... 210 Brodsworth Hall & Gardens, South orkshire ..............................................................................183

orthern Ireland ..........231

f

orthumberland..................200

ur Lady & St Ignatius, Dorset ...131

Castell Coch, South Wales ......................................221

Chysauster Ancient Village, Cornwall ............... 130

Cragside,

Casterne Hall, Derbyshire ........................................173

Cilgerran Castle, South Wales ..............................221

Craig Castle, Grampian Highlands .....................213

Castle & Gardens f Mey, Highlands & Skye..............................................................213

Cirencester Park Gardens, Gloucestershire................................................................ 132

Craigdarroch House, South West Scotland ................................................... 210

orth orkshire ........ 183

Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk..................................... 147

Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey .............116

Craigston Castle, Grampian Highlands............207

Bruisyard Hall, Suffolk .................................................. 147

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust, West Midlands ..................................................................175

Clavell Tower, Dorset ...................................................131

Crarae Garden, West Highlands & Islands .....212

Castle Coole, Northern Ireland ...........................231

Claydon House & Gardens, Buckinghamshire...............................................................114

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Grampian Highlands ......................................................213

Castle Drogo, Devon...................................................130

Cliffe Castle Museum, West orkshire............ 183

Cresselly, South Wales................................................221

Castle Fraser & Garden, Grampian Highlands ...............................................................................213

Clifford s Tower,

orth orkshire ......................182

Criccieth Castle, North Wales..............................222

orfolk ............................................... 147

Croft Castle, Herefordshire ....................................173

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire........................................114

Crom Estate, Fermanagh...........................................231

Clough Castle, Down ..................................................230

Crook Hall & Gardens, County Durham .......200

Clovelly, Devon ................................................................130

Croome, Worcestershire.......................................... 174

Clumber Park,

Cul ean Castle & Country Park, South West Scotland ................................................... 210

Bronte Parsonage Museum, West orkshire183 Brougham Castle, Cumbria .....................................192 Broughton Castle,

xfordshire ............................108

Broughton Hall Estate,

Buckingham Palace, London .......................................92 Buckland Abbey, Devon .............................................130 Bughtrig Garden, Borders......................................... 210 Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, London......................................................................................92 Burghley House , Lincolnshire ................................163 Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, East orkshire ..............................................................................182 Burton Constable Hall & Grounds, orth orkshire ..............................................................................182 Buscot Park,

xfordshire..........................................107

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Castle Hill Gardens, Devon .....................................130 Castle Howard,

orth orkshire ........................183

Castle Kennedy Gardens ........................................... 210 Castle Rising Castle,

orfolk..................................144

Castle Stalker, West Highlands & Islands .........212 Castle Ward House & Demesne, Northern Ireland ............................................................231 Castlederg Castle, Northern Ireland ................231

Cadhay, Devon ................................................................. 124 Caerhays Castle & Garden, Cornwall .............. 130 Caerlaverock Castle, South West Scotland ................................................... 210 Caernarfon Castle, North Wales ........................222

Cawdor Castle & Gardens, Highlands & Skye..............................................................213 Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedfordshire...........146 Chambercombe Manor, Devon............................130 Charlecote Park, Warwickshire ............................ 174

Caerphilly Castle, South Wales ............................221

Charleston, Sussex..........................................................117

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire ...........................................161

Charleton House, Tayside..........................................211

Cambo Gardens, Tayside ...........................................211

Charterhouse, The, London ......................................92

Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridgeshire................................................................146 Cannon Hall Museum, Park & Gardens, South orkshire ...............................................................183 Canolfan

wain Glyndwr, Mid Wales ..............222

Canons Ashby,

orthamptonshire .................... 162

Canterbury Cathedral .................................................104 Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire ....................................188 Cardiff Castle, South Wales ....................................221 Cardigan Castle, South Wales ...............................221 Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight ........................117 Carlisle Castle, Cumbria ............................................192 272

Clifton House,

ottinghamshire ..........................163

Cluny House, Tayside ....................................................212 Cobham Hall, Kent .........................................................115 Cochwillan

ld Hall,

orth Wales ....................220

Coleton Fishacre, Devon ...........................................130 Combermere Abbey, Cheshire ............................192 Combe Sydenham Country Park, Somerset .............................................................................. 132 Compton Castle, Devon ...........................................130 Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire .................................................................... 174

orthumberland .....................................200

Cusworth Hall, Museum & Park, South orkshire ..............................................................................183

Conwy Castle, North Wales..................................222

Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire .....131

Copped Hall, Essex ....................................................... 139

Chelsea Physic Garden, London..............................92

Corbridge Roman Town, orthumberland.............................................................200

Chesters Roman Fort,

orthumberland .......200

Chichester Cathedral, Sussex .................................117 Chilham Castle, Kent.....................................................115 Chillingham Castle,

orthumberland...............198

Chillington Hall, West Midlands............................ 169 visitheritage.co.uk

Cornwall House, South Wales ..............................221 Corsham Court, Wiltshire ....................................... 133 Cortachy Estate, Tayside ...........................................207 Cotehele, Cornwall .......................................................130 Cothay Manor & Gardens, Somerset ............... 132

Delapre Abbey,

orthamptonshire................... 162

Delgatie Castle, Grampian Highlands ................213 Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire .............................146 Derrymore, Armagh...................................................230 DH Lawrence Birthplace,

ottinghamshire . 163

Dinefwr, South Wales .................................................221

Edlingham Castle,

orthumberland ..................201

Edmondsham House & Gardens, Dorset .......131 Ed ell Castle, Tayside ....................................................212 Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands & Skye............213 Eli abeth Gaskell s House, Lancashire .............. 193

Elsham Hall Gardens & Country Park, Lincolnshire ......................................................................... 162

orfolk ................................................... 147

Drum Castle & Garden, Grampian Highlands ...............................................................................213

Eltham Palace and Gardens, London....................92

Drumlanrig Castle, South West Scotland ...... 210

Elton Hall, Cambridgeshire ...................................... 138

Drummond Gardens, Tayside .................................212

Elvaston Castle & Country Park, Derbyshire............................................................................161

Drummuir Castle, Grampian Highlands...........213 Duart Castle, West Highlands & Islands ..........212 Dudmaston Estate, Shropshire .............................173 Duff House, Grampian Highlands ........................213

Dungiven Priory and Cahans Tomb, Londonderry ......................................................................231

orthamptonshire .......................... 159

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh....................................211

Dragon Hall,

Dartmouth Castle, Devon .......................................130

Deal Castle, Kent .............................................................115

Easton Walled Gardens, Lincolnshire ............... 162

Ellys Manor House, Lincolnshire ........................... 162

Dungiven Castle, Londonderry.............................231

David Welch Winter Gardens, Aberdeen .....213

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire ...............................173

Dr Johnsons House, London......................................92

Dalmeny House, Edinburgh .....................................206

Chavenage House, Gloucestershire....................131

Corfe Castle, Dorset ....................................................131

Dr Jenner s House & Garden, Gloucestershire................................................................ 132

Dundrum Castle, Down ............................................ 210

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire ...........................154

orthumberland ..............................200

Downes, Devon...............................................................130

Dalemain Mansion, Cumbria...................................190

Deene Park,

Cherryburn,

orthern Ireland ..................231

Down House, Kent .........................................................115

Duncombe Park,

Constable Burton Hall Gardens, orth orkshire ..............................................................................182

Corehouse, The, Greater Glasgow .....................211

Down Cathedral,

D

Deans Court, Dorset................................................... 126

Chepstow Castle, South Wales............................221

Dover Castle, Kent .........................................................115

Dumfries House, South West Scotland .......... 210

Conisbrough Castle, South orkshire .............. 183

Chenies Manor House, Buckinghamshire .......114

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Cumbria ................................................................................192

East Riddlesden Hall, West orkshire .............. 183

orth orkshire .....................182

Dunham Massey, Cheshire .......................................192 Dunluce Castle,

orthern Ireland ......................231

Dunninald, Castle and Gardens, Tayside .........212 Dunottar Castle, Grampian Highlands .............213 Dunrobin Castle & Gardens, Highlands & Skye..............................................................213 Duns Castle, Borders................................................... 210 Dunstanburgh Castle,

orthumberland ........201

Dunster Castle, Somerset ........................................ 132

Emery Walker s House, London .............................92 Emmett s Garden, Kent ...............................................115 Englefield House Gardens, Berkshire ................114 Enniskillen Castle, Fermanagh ................................231 Erasmus Darwin House, Staffordshire ............. 173 Erddig, North Wales ....................................................222 Etal Castle,

orthumberland .................................201

Euston Hall,

orfolk ..................................................... 147

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, Hampshire ............................................................................114 Eyam Hall, Derbyshire ..................................................161

F Fairfield, Somerset ......................................................... 132 Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, Norfolk ..................................................................................147 Fairleigh Hungerford Castle, Somerset ........... 132 Fairlight Hall Gardens, Sussex .................................117 Falkland Palace & Garden, Tayside .......................212

Dirleton Castle, Edinburgh........................................211

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Highlands & Skye.............................................................208

Farley House & Gallery, Sussex..............................117

Doddington Place Gardens, Kent .........................115

Durham Cathedral, County Durham ...............200

Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire ......................... 174

Doddington Hall & Gardens, Lincolnshire ..... 162

Durham Castle, County Durham........................200

Felbrigg Hall,

Dodington Hall, Somerset........................................ 132

Dyffryn Gardens, South Wales .............................221

Fenton House, London ..................................................92

Dolbelydr,

Dylan Thomas Birthplace, South Wales .........221

Ferniehirst Castle, Borders ...................................... 210

orth Wales ............................................222

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Firle Place, Sussex ............................................................113

Goddards, Surrey ............................................................116

Hardwick Estate, Derbyshire ...................................161

Flatford, Suffolk ................................................................ 147

Godinton House & Gardens, Kent ......................115

Hardwick

Flint Castle,

orth Wales .........................................223

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Kent......................102

Hardwicke Court, Glouestershire ...................... 132

Floors Castle, Borders .................................................211

Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire ..........................173

Harelaw Farmhouse, Ediinburgh ...........................211

Florence Court, Fermanagh ....................................231

Goodwood House, Sussex .......................................117

Fonmon Castle, South Wales ................................221

Gordon Castle, Grampian Highlands.................213

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Somerset ...................131

Gorhambury, Hertfordshire....................................146

Fort George, Grampian Highlands ......................213

Gosford House, Edinburgh ......................................206

Forty Hall, London............................................................92

Grange, The, Kent ...........................................................115

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, orth orkshire ..............................................................182

Great Comp Garden, Kent .......................................115

Framlingham Castle, Suffolk .................................... 147 Frampton Court, Gloucestershire ...................... 132 Frampton Manor, Gloucestershire...................... 132 Freston Tower, Suffolk................................................. 147 Freud Museum, London ................................................92 Fulbeck Manor, Lincolnshire ....................................156 Fulham Palace and Museum, London ...................92 Fursdon House & Gardens, Devon ....................125 Fyvie Castle & Garden, Grampian Highlands ......................................................213

G Gainsborough

ld Hall, Lincolnshire ................ 162

Garden House, The, Devon.....................................131 Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire .......................................192 Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire.................................... 193 George Stephenson s Birthplace, orthumberland.............................................................201 Gibside, Tyne & Wear .................................................201 Gilbert White s House & The ates Collection, Hampshire ..................114 Gilford Castle Estate, Armagh ...............................230 Gladstone s Land, Edinburgh ...................................211 Glamis Castle & Gardens, Tayside .......................212 Glansevern Hall Gardens, Mid Wales ...............222 Glasgow Cathedral, Greater Glasgow ..............211 Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset .............................. 133 Glemham Hall, Suffolk ................................................. 147 Glenarm Castle Walled Garden, Antrim .......230 Gleneagles, Tayside.........................................................212 Glenmalloch Lodge, South West Scotland.... 210

Great Dixter House & Gardens, Sussex .........117 Great Fulford, Devon....................................................131 Greencastle Royal Castle, Down ........................230 Greenway, Devon ...........................................................131 Gregynog, Mid Wales ..................................................222 Grey Abbey, Down .......................................................230 Grey Point Fort, Down...............................................230 Grey s Court,

xfordshire .......................................116

Grimsthorpe Castle, Park & Gardens, Lincolnshire ......................................................................... 162

Harewood House & Gardens, West orkshire ................................................................183 Harlech Castle,

orth Wales ................................223

Harry Averys Castle,

orthern Ireland ..........231

Hall At Abbey-Cwm-Hir, Mid Wales ................222 Hall Place & Gardens, Kent .......................................115 Ham House & Garden, London ..............................92 Hampton Court Palace, Surrey..............................116 Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire .............................. 175 Handel & Hendrix, London ........................................92 Harcombe House, Hampshire................................114

Lancing College Chapel, Sussex.............................111

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre, South West Scotland ................................................... 210

Landguard Fort, Suffolk .............................................. 147

Hopton Hall, Derbyshire ............................................161

Lanhydrock, Cornwall..................................................130

Hatchlands Park, Surrey ..............................................116

Houghton Hall & Gardens,

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, orthamptonshire......................................................... 162

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire ..............................140

Houghton House, Bedfordshire ...........................146

Kelmscott Manor, Gloucestershire ..................... 132

Laugharne Castle, South Wales............................221

Haughley Park, Suffolk ................................................. 147

Houghton Lodge Gardens, Hampshire ............115

Kenilworth Castle & Garden, Warwickshire 174

Launceston Castle, Cornwall..................................130

Hawkstone Hall & Gardens, Shropshire ......... 173

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Kensington Palace, London .........................................90 Kentsford, Somerset ..................................................... 132

Lavenham The Guildhall of Corpus Christi, Suffolk ......... 147

Kentwell Hall & Gardens, Suffolk ......................... 147

Lawrence House Museum, Cornwall................ 130

Kew Palace, London .........................................................91

Layer Marney Tower, Essex .....................................146

Kidwelly Castle, South Wales.................................221

Leadenham House, Lincolnshire .......................... 162

Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Gloucestershire .... 127

Ledston Hall , West orkshire...............................182

orth orkshire ......................180

Kilclief Castle, Down ....................................................230

Leeds Castle, Kent ..........................................................115

Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum, orthumberland.............................................................201

Kildrummy Castle, Grampian Highlands ..........213

Leighton Hall, Lancashire............................................191

Killerton, Devon ...............................................................131

Leighton House Museum, London ........................92

Killyleagh Castle,

orthern Ireland ....................231

Leith Hill Place, Surrey..................................................116

Killymoon Castle,

orthern Ireland ..................231

Lennoxlove House, Edinburgh................................211

Kilworthy Farm Buildings ............................................131

Levens Hall, Cumbria ...................................................192

Kimberley Hall,

orfolk.............................................. 147

Lewes Castle & Museum, Sussex..........................117

King John s House & Heritage Centre, Hampshire ............................................................................114

Lewes Priory, Sussex .....................................................117

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Kingston Bagpui e House,

xfordshire ..........108

Limnerlease At The Watts Gallery, Surrey ....116

Kingston Lacy, Dorset...................................................131

Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire .....................................163

Igtham Mote, Kent ..........................................................115

Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire .........................173

Inch Abbey, Down .........................................................230

Kinver Edge & The Rock Houses, Staffordshire .......................................................................175

Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace, Lincolnshire ......................................................................... 162 Lindisfarne Castle,

orthumberland ................201

Kiplin Hall & Gardens,

Lindisfarne Priory,

orthumberland .................201

orfolk...................144

f Dun, Tayside ...............................................212

Heaton Hall, Lancashire ............................................. 193

House of Pitmuies Gardens, Tayside ..................212

Hedingham Castle, Essex ..........................................146

House

Helens Tower, Down ...................................................230

Houses of Parliament, London .................................92

Helmingham Hall Gardens, Suffolk ..................... 147

Housesteads Roman Fort, orthumberland.............................................................201

Helmsley Castle,

orth orkshire......................182

High Beeches Woodland & Water Garden, Sussex ............................................113 Highclere Castle, Gardens & Egyptian Exhibition, Hampshire ..................................................114 Highcliffe Castle, Dorset.............................................131 Highgrove Gardens, Gloucestershire................ 132 Hill Close Gardens Trust, Warwickshire ........ 174 Hill Hall, Essex ...................................................................146

f The Binns, Edinburgh............................211

Hovingham Hall,

Hughenden, Buckinghamshire.................................114 Huntingtower Castle, Tayside .................................212 Huntly Castle, Grampian Highlands....................213 Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumbria ............................ 193 Hylands Estate, Essex...................................................146 Hylton Castle, Tyne & Wear...................................201

Ingatestone Hall, Essex................................................ 139

orth orkshire..........182

Laskett Garden, The, Herefordshire ................. 173

Lickleyhead Castle, Grampian Highlands ........213

Hill House, The, Greater Glasgow.......................211

Inveraray Castle & Gardens, West Highlands & Islands ...........................................212

Hill

f Tarvit Mansion House, Tayside..............212

Inveresk Lodge Garden, Edinburgh .....................211

Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire ...................161

Lissan House,

Hill Top, Cumbria ........................................................... 193

Inverewe Garden, Highlands & Skye ..................213

Kisimul Castle, West Highlands & Islands........212

Little Malvern Court, Worcestershire ..............171

Hillsborough Castle,

Iscoyd Park, North Wales ..........................................219

Knebworth, Hertfordshire .......................................146

Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire ................................192

Island Hall, Cambridgeshire .....................................146

Knightshayes, Devon......................................................131

Llancaiach Fawr Manor, South Wales ................218

J

Knole, Kent ...........................................................................115

Llandaff Cathedral, South Wales ..........................218

Kymin, The, South Wales ..........................................221

Llanerchaeron, Mid Wales ........................................222

orthern Ireland............229

Hindringham Hall & Gardens,

orfolk ............ 147

Hinton Ampner, Hampshire.....................................114 Hirsel Estate, Borders.................................................. 210 Hodnet Hall Gardens, Shropshire.......................168

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Lancaster Castle, Lancashire................................... 193

Hastings Castle Sussex ................................................117

Hever Castle & Gardens, Kent ...............................115

Halecat Garden ursery & Gardens, Cumbria ................................................................................192

ottinghamshire ..... 163

orthamptonshire ....................... 157

Langstone Court, Herefordshire .........................173

Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset ...................... 132

Hagley Hall, Worcestershire ................................... 175

Holme Pierrepont Hall,

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire .......................................161

Lamport Hall,

Kellie Castle & Garden, Tayside .............................212

Herterton House Gardens, orthumberland.............................................................201

Hafod Estate, Mid Wales ...........................................222

orfolk................................................ 142

Keats House, London......................................................92

Hopetoun House, Edinburgh .................................206

Gunby Hall, Lincolnshire ............................................ 162

Haddonstone Show Gardens, orthamptonshire......................................................... 162

Holkham Hall,

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Harvington Hall, Worcestershire ........................ 174

Hermitage Castle, Borders ...................................... 210

Haddon Hall, Derbyshire .......................................... 152

Holker Hall & Gdns, Cumbria ................................192

Lady Waterford Hall & Gallery, orthumberland.............................................................201

Lanercost Priory, Cumbria ....................................... 193

Guildhall, The, Londonderry ...................................231

Haddo House, Grampian Highlands...................213

Holehird Gardens, Cumbria.................................... 193

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ottinghamshire ...............................163

Hergest Croft Gardens, Herefordshire...........173

H

orthamptonshire.............160

Judge s Lodging, The, Mid Wales ..........................222

Kelham Hall,

Grosmont Castle, South Wales............................221

orth Wales .................................223

Holdenby House ,

orth orkshire ........................182

Honington Hall, Warwickshire .............................. 174

Hemerdon House, Devon ....................................... 126

Gwydir Castle,

Hoghton Tower, Lancashire .................................... 193

Jervaulx Abbey,

orth Wales.........................................220

Hartsheath,

Groombridge Place Gardens, Kent .....................115

Glynde Place, Sussex .....................................................117 274

ld Hall, Derbyshire..............................161

Hodsock Priory Gardens, ottinghamshire .............................................................163

Kirby Hall,

orthamptonshire ............................... 162

Linlithgow Palace, Edinburgh....................................211 orthern Ireland ...........................231

Jane Austen s House Museum, Hampshire ....114 visitheritage.co.uk

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Llanvihangel Court, South Wales .........................219

orth orkshire ..............................................................182

Longleat, Wiltshire......................................................... 133

Merchant s House, The, Wiltshire ...................... 133

ewcastle Castle, Tyne & Wear ..........................201

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Longner Hall, Shropshire ...........................................168

Mertoun Gardens, Borders ..................................... 210

ewhouse, Wiltshire ................................................... 133

ewby Hall & Gardens,

orth orkshire ..... 183

orth Wales.......................................223

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Kent .......................116

Powderham Castle, Devon.......................................131

Rochester Castle, Kent ................................................116

Packwood House,Warwickshire .......................... 174

Powis Castle & Garden, Mid Wales ...................222

Rockingham Castle,

Prehen House, Londonderry..................................231

Rode Hall,Cheshire........................................................189

Portmeirion,

orthamptonshire ......... 162

Longthorpe Tower, Cambridgeshire .................146

Michelham Priory, Sussex...........................................117

ewliston, Edinburgh ...................................................211

Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire 132

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwickshire .......... 174

Middleham Castle,

ewry Cathedral, Down ..........................................230

Palace

Preston Manor, Sussex .................................................117

Rodmarton Manor, Gloucestershire.................. 132

ewstead Abbey,

Pallant House Gallery, Sussex .................................117

Preston Tower,

orthumberland........................201

Rokeby Park, County Durham ..............................200

Papplewick Hall,

Prideaux Place, Cornwall...........................................122

Roman Baths, Somerset............................................. 133

orth orkshire .......182

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Somerset ....... 133

Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh ........................................211

orthumberland......................201

Parham House & Gardens.........................................112

Priory, The, Down..........................................................230

Rowallane Garden, Down ........................................230

ormanby Hall Country Park, Lincolnshire ......................................................................... 162

Pashley Manor Gardens, Sussex ............................117

Provender House, Kent ...............................................115

Royal Pavillion, The, Sussex.......................................117

orthern Ireland Assembly, Antrim..................230

Paxton House, Gallery & Country Park, Borders .................................................................................. 210

Prudhoe Castle,

Rufford Abbey,

orton Conyers,

orth orkshire ....................182

Paycocke s House & Garden, Essex ...................146

orth orkshire .................182

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall .................... 130

Milton Manor House,

Lotherton Hall, West orkshire ........................... 181

Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, xfordshire .........................................................................116

Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust, Cumbria ................................................................................ 193

xfordshire......................116

Minterne Gardens, Dorset.......................................125

ottinghamshire .................. 163

Newtownstewart Castle, Northern Ireland ............................................................231 orham Castle,

f Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh ...............211

ottinghamshire ......................158

Parcevall Hall Gardens,

Ludlow Castle, Shropshire .......................................173

Mirehouse, Cumbria ..................................................... 193

Lullingstone Castle & World Garden, Kent ...115

Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire ......................146

Lullingstone Roman Villa, Kent................................115

Mompesson House, Wiltshire ............................... 133

Lulworth Castle & Park, Dorset............................131

Monmouth Castle, South Wales..........................221

Luton Hoo Walled Garden, The, Bedfordshire.......................................................................146

Montacute House, Somerset ................................. 132

orwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norfolk ..................................................................................147

Lyddington Bede House, Leicestershire...........161

Montalto Estate & Carriage Rooms, Northern Ireland ............................................................231

Peckover House & Garden, Cambridgeshire................................................................146

ostell Priory & Parkland, West orkshire .. 183

Pembroke Castle, South Wales ............................221

Lydiard Park, Wiltshire................................................ 133

Montalto House, Antrim ...........................................230

ottingham Castle and Art Gallery, ottinghamshire .............................................................163

Pencarrow House & Gardens, Cornwall ........ 130

Lyme, Cheshire ................................................................192

Mon ie Castle, Tayside ................................................212

Lytham Hall, Lancashire ............................................. 193

Moseley

Lyveden,

Mottisfont, Hampshire .................................................114

orthamptonshire .................................. 162

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ld Hall, West Midlands ....................... 174

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Cornwall ...............................................................................130

Madresfield Court, Worcestershire ...................171 Mahee Castle, Down ...................................................230 Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire ..................... 193 Manderston, Borders ................................................... 210 Mannington Estate, Norfolk ....................................145

Mount Ephraim Gardens, Kent...............................115 Mount Stewart,

orthern Ireland ......................231

Mount Stuart, West Highlands & Islands .........212 Mountsandal Fort, Londonderry..........................231 Movilla Abbey, Down...................................................230

uffield Place,

xfordshire......................................116

unnington Hall,

orth orkshire.....................182

unwell House & Gardens, Isle of Wight ......117 urstead Court, Kent ..................................................115

O akham Castle, Rutland.............................................161 akwell Hall & Red House, West orkshire ................................................................183

rford Castle, Suffolk ................................................. 147

Melbourne Hall & Gardens, Derbyshire .........154

ess Botanic Gardens, Cheshire .........................192

rmesby Hall,

Meldon Park Kitchen Garden, orthumberland.............................................................201

ether Winchendon House, Buckinghamshire...............................................................114

Melford Hall, Suffolk ..................................................... 147

ew Lanark World Heritage Site, Greater Glasgow..............................................................213

276

ewburgh Priory,

orth orkshire...................182

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Ranger s House, London ..............................................92 Raveningham Gardens,

orfolk ...........................145

Red House - Aldeburgh, The, Suffolk ............... 147

Plas ewydd House & Gardens, North Wales......................................................................223

aworth Castle, Cumbria ........................................ 193

Merchant Adventurers Hall,

Rammerscales, South West Scotland ............... 210

ld Wardour Castle, Wiltshire ............................ 133

Mawley Hall, Shropshire.............................................173

ewark Park, Gloucestershire .............................. 132

Saint Macartan s Cathedral, Northern Ireland ............................................................231

ld Sufton, Herefordshire .......................................168

ational Botanic Garden f Wales, South Wales .......................................................................221

Meols Hall, Lancashire ..................................................191

Raglan Castle, South Wales.....................................221

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, orth orkshire ..............................................................182

Marston Hall, Lincolnshire ........................................ 162

rdsall Hall, Lancashire.............................................. 193

orth orkshire...........................182

sborne House, Isle of Wight ...............................117 sterley Park & House, London .............................92 wletts, Kent .....................................................................115 xburgh Hall,

orfolk................................................ 147

xwich Castle, South Wales .................................221

Plas yn Rhiw,

orth Wales ......................................223

Plumpton Rocks,

orth orkshire .....................182

S Saint Hill Manor, Sussex...............................................117

Plas Newydd, North Wales ....................................223

rchard Wyndham, Somerset.............................. 133

Rydal Mount & Gardens, Cumbria...................... 193

Raby Castle, County Durham................................201

Restormel Castle, Cornwall ....................................130

Munnings Art Museum, The, Essex ....................146

Rushton Triangular Lodge, orthamptonshire......................................................... 162

Saint Columbs Cathedral, Londonderry.........231

Plas Mawr, North Wales............................................223

Marble Hill House, London.........................................92

ld Hall, Lancashire................................... 193

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Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Derbyshire ............. 155

ld Royal aval College & Queen s House, London......................................................................................92

Mellerstain House & Gardens.................................211

Picton Castle & Woodland Gardens, South Wales .......................................................................221

ottinghamshire.........................163

Sackeville College, Sussex ..........................................117

Plas Brondanw Gardens, Caffi & Shop, North Wales......................................................................223

Muncaster Castle Gardens, Cumbria ............... 193

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Peveril Castle, Derbyshire .........................................161

Quoile Castle, Down ...................................................230

Red Row, Edinburgh ..................................................... 210

Mapperton, Dorset ........................................................131

orth orkshire .....................180

Peover Hall & Gardens, Cheshire........................189

Queen Anne s Summerhouse, Bedfordshire.......................................................................146

Pitmedden Garden, Grampian Highlands .......213

gston Hall & Gardens, Derbyshire ..................161

Markenfield Hall,

Pentillie Castle & Estate, Cornwall...................... 130

Quebec House, Kent ....................................................116

Red House, London .........................................................92

Much Wenlock Priory, Shropshire ......................173

Margam Country Park & Castle, South Wales .......................................................................221

Penshurst Place & Gardens, Kent .........................115

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Pitchford Hall & Tree House, Shropshire ....... 173

gmore Castle and Stepping Stones, South Wales .......................................................................221

Mapledurham House & Watermill, xfordshire .........................................................................116

Penrhyn Castle, North Wales................................223

Petworth, Sussex .............................................................117

ottinghamshire ................. 163

Mr Straw s House,

Pendennis Castle, Cornwall.....................................130

orthumberland .....................201

Restoration House, Kent ...........................................106

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon ............................131 RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey .....................................116 RHS Hyde Hall, Essex ..................................................146

Saltram, Devon .................................................................131 Samlesbury Hall, Lancashire .................................... 193 Sampsons Tower, Londonderry ............................231 Sandon Hall, Staffordshire ........................................ 174 Sandringham,

orfolk.................................................. 147

Savill Garden, The, Berkshire ..................................114 Scampston Walled Garden, orth orkshire ..............................................................183 Scarborough Castle,

orth orkshire ............. 183

Scawby Hall, Lincolnshire .......................................... 162 Scone Palace & Grounds, Tayside.........................212 Scotney Castle, Kent......................................................116 Scrivelsby Walled Garden, Lincolnshire .......... 162 Seaforde Gardens,

orthern Ireland................231

Seaton Delaval Hall,

orthumberland.............201

Polesden Lacey, Surrey ................................................116

Rhuddlan Castle,

orth Wales.............................223

Pollok House, Greater Glasgow ............................211

Richmond Castle,

orth orkshire ...................182

Pontefract Castle, West orkshire ..................... 183 Portaferry Castle, Down ...........................................230

Rievaulx Terrace & Temples, orth orkshire ..............................................................183

Portchester Castle, Hampshire..............................114

Ringhaddy Castle, Down ...........................................230

Se incote, Gloucestershire....................................... 127

Port Eliot House & Gardens, Cornwall ........... 130

Ripley Castle,

Portland Castle, Dorset ..............................................131

Ripon Cathedral,

Shakespeare Family Homes, Warwickshire ....................................................................175

orth orkshire .............................183 orth orkshire ..................... 183

Sentry Hill, Antrim .........................................................230 Sewerby Hall & Gardens, East orkshire .......182

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INDEX

Shaw House, Berkshire................................................114

St Mawes Castle, Cornwall ......................................130

Shaw s Corner, Hertfordshire................................146

St Michael s Mount, Cornwall................................. 133

Sheffield Park & Garden .............................................117

Standen, Sussex ................................................................117

Sherborne Castle & Gardens, Dorset.............. 126

Stanford Hall, Leciestershire ...................................163

Sheringham Park,

orfolk ........................................ 147

Stansted Park, Hampshire.........................................102

Shibden Hall, West orkshire ................................183

Stanway House & Garden, Gloucestershire................................................................ 128

Shilstone, Devon ..............................................................131 Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire ..................... 174 Sinai Park House, Staffordshire ............................. 174 Sion Hill Hall,

orth orkshire .............................183

Sir Harrold Hiller Gardens, Hampshire ............114 Sir John Davies Castle,

orthern Ireland.......231

Sissinghurst Castle, Kent .............................................116 Si ergh Castle & Garden, Cumbria .................... 193 Skaill House, Highlands & Skye...............................213 Skenfrith Castle, South Wales ...............................221 Sketrick Castle, Down.................................................230 Skipton Castle,

orth orkshire ......................... 181

Sledmere House, East orkshire..........................182 Smailholm Tower, Borders ....................................... 210 Smallhythe Place, Kent .................................................116 Smithills Hall, Lancashire ............................................ 193 Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire ....................... 132 Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, Suffolk ............... 147 Somerset House, London............................................92 Sorn Castle, South West Scotland ..................... 210 Soulton Hall, Shropshire ............................................173 Souter Lighthouse, Tyne & Wear ........................201 Southside House, London ...........................................92 Southwick Hall,

orthamptonshire ................... 162

Speke Hall Garden & Estate, Merseyside ....... 193 Spencer House, London ...............................................92 Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcestershire ...... 175 Springhill House,

orthern Ireland ....................231

Spynie Palace, Grampian Highlands ....................213 St Andrew’s Castle, Tayside .....................................212 St Augustine s Abbey, Kent .......................................115 St Catherine s Castle, Cornwall ............................130 St Davids Bishop s Palace, South Wales ..........221 St Fagans ational History Museum, South Wales .......................................................................221 St John s Jerusalem, Kent.............................................115 278

Staunton Harold Hall, Leicestershire .................161 Stirling Castle, West Highlands & Islands ........213 Stockeld Park,

orth orkshire ............................183

Stock Gaylard House, Dorset .................................131 Stoke Park Pavilions,

orthamptonshire ........ 162

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire ....................................173 Stokesay Court, Shropshire .....................................173 Stonehenge, Wiltshire ................................................. 133 Stoneywell, Leicestershire .........................................161 Stourhead, Wiltshire .................................................... 133 Stowe House, Buckinghamshire.............................114

The Forbidden Corner Ltd, orth orkshire ..............................................................182

Tynemouth Castle and Priory, Tyne & Wear......................................................................201

The Georgian Theatre Royal, orth orkshire ..............................................................182

Tyntesfield, Somerset .................................................. 133

The Heath House, Staffordshire ..........................173 The Pavilion Gardens, Derbyshire .......................161 The Trentham Estate, Staffordshire ................... 174 The Vyne, Hampshire ...................................................115 Thirlestane Castle, Borders.....................................206 Thorp Perrow Arboretum, orth orkshire ..............................................................183 Thrumpton Hall ,

ottinghamshire.................... 163

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall ..........................................130 Tintern Abbey, South Wales ..................................222 Tissington Hall, Derbyshire .......................................161 Tiverton Castle, Castle............................................... 132 Tonbridge Castle, Kent ................................................116 Totnes Castle, Devon ...................................................131 Tower, North Wales ....................................................223

Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire...............................................................114

Tower of London, London ..........................................88

Stradey Castle, South Wales ..................................222

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museums, Lancashire ............................................................................ 193

Strangford Castle, Down ..........................................230 Stratfield Saye House, Hampshire ......................103 Strathtyrum House & Gardens, Tayside ..........212 Strawberry Hill, London................................................92 Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire............................................................................161 Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Gloucestershire................................................................ 132

Townend, Cumbria........................................................ 193 Traquair House, Borders ........................................... 210 Treasurer s House,

orth orkshire................. 183

Trebah Garden, Cornwall .........................................130 Trebinshwn, South Wales .........................................222 Tredegar House & Park, South Wales .............222 Trelissick Garden, Cornwall .....................................130

U Ugbrooke House & Gardens, Devon ................131 Uppark House & Garden, Sussex.........................117 Upton Cressett Hall & Gatehouse, Shropshire............................................................................173 Upton House & Gardens, Warwickshire ....... 175 Urquhart Castle, Highlands & Skye.....................213 Usk Castle, South Wales ...........................................222

Vann, Surrey ........................................................................116 Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Isle of Wight ..........117

W Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire ...............114 Wakefield Lodge,

orthamptonshire .............. 163

Wakehurst Place, Sussex ............................................117 Walcot Hall, Shropshire .............................................173 orthumberland ................................201

Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kent ..........................116

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire ............................ 175 Washington

ld Hall, Tyne & Wear..................201

Sutton Park,

orth orkshire................................ 181

Trewern Hall, Mid Wales....................................................

Sutton Scarsdale Hall, Derbyshire .......................161

Trewithen Gardens and Parks, Cornwall ....... 124

Weald & Downland pen Air Museum, Sussex ......................................................................................117

Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria ..................................... 193

Tudor Merchant s House, South Wales ..........222

Welbeck Abbey,

Swiss Garden, Bedfordshire ....................................146

Tullibole Castle, Tayside ............................................. 210

Wenlock Priory, Shropshire ....................................173

Syon Park, London ............................................................86

Tudor House, Kent .........................................................116

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Tudor House & Garden, Hampshire ..................115

Wentworth Castle Gardens, South orkshire ...............................................................183

Tabley House, Cheshire .............................................189

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Cumbria ................................................................................ 193

West Dean College & Gardens, Sussex...........117

Tullyhogue Fort,

Westminster Cathedral, London ............................92

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Wightwick Manor & Gardens, West Midlands ..................................................................175 Wilmington Priory, Sussex ........................................117

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire .....................115 Winderwath Gardens, Cumbria .......................... 193

Witley Court & Gardens, Worcestershire ... 175 Woburn Abbey & Gardens, Bedfordshire.....146 Wolfeton House, Dorset .......................................... 126 Wollaton Hall and Park,

ottinghamshire .... 163

Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire........ 132 Woolbeding Gardens, Sussex .................................117

Wordsworth House and Garden, Cumbria ................................................................................ 193

orthumberland..............201

Tretower Court & Castle, South Wales .........222

Turvey House, Bedfordshire ...................................146

Whittington Court, Gloucestershire ................ 132

Warkworth Castle,

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk....................................................... 147

ewsam, West orkshire ...................... 181

Whitmore Hall, Staffordshire ................................. 169

Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire ...................... 162

Trerice, Cornwall ............................................................130

Temple

orth orkshire .........................183

Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall Museum, orfolk ............................ 147

xfordshire ..................................116

orthern Ireland .....................231

Whitby Abbey,

Winterbourne House & Garden, West Midlands ..................................................................175

Sulgrave Manor,

Tatton Park, Cheshire ................................................192

Whatton House & Gardens, Leicestershire .....................................................................161

Wingfield Manor, Derbyshire ..................................161

Treowen................................................................................222

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire .............................. 162

Whalton Manor Gardens, orthumberland.............................................................201

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire .......................146

Sufton Court, Herefordshire ..................................168

Tudor House Museum, Worcestershire ..........171

West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire .........114

Wilton House, Wiltshire ........................................... 128

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Weston Park, Shropshire ..........................................175

Wasing Park, Berkshire................................................114 Wassand Hall, East orkshire .......................................... Waterperry Gardens,

xfordshire.....................116

ottinghamshire ......................161

Wotton House, Buckinghamshire ..........................98 Wray Castle, Cumbria ................................................ 193 Wrest Park, Bedfordshire .........................................146 Wyken Hall Gardens, Suffolk ................................. 147

Y Fferm,

orth Wales ................................................222

ork Gate Garden,

orth orkshire ................ 183

Wentworth Woodhouse, South orkshire.. 183 Wern Isaf, North Wales ............................................220

Weston Hall,

orthamptonshire......................... 162 visitheritage.co.uk

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