Historic houses, castles and gardens

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Adlington Hall & Gardens


One of the most beautiful homes in England, Adlington Hall, home of the Leghs from 1315 was built on the site of a Hunting Lodge in the Forest of Macclesfield in 1040.

Arundel Castle

West Sussex
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Gardens and grounds free to members. Closed Mondays. Free entry not valid on event days

Athelhampton House & Gardens

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The Great Hall is the heart of Athelhampton House. Built in 1485, it would have served as the entire accommodation.

Ayton Castle


Ayton Castle is an important Scottish baronial mansion to the east of Ayton in the Scottish Borders. The present castle dates largely from the 19th century. The castle is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant parks and gardens.


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The foundation stone for Balmoral Castle was laid by Queen Victoria on 28th September 1853 and can be found at the foot of the wall adjacent to the West face of the entrance porch.

Bamburgh Castle

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With its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period, Bamburgh has dominated its volcanic outcrop and the surrounding countryside for centuries.