National Trust, Historic Houses Association, English Heritage & Historic Scotland Properties

The HHA is an association of privately owned attractions. Missing are: some independent attractions which don't belong to the HHA, RHS Gardens, Historic Royal Palaces, and Northern Ireland government run properties.

Name Organisation Description
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield EH For a memorable family day out in Sussex visit Battle Abbey, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. It is an enjoyable way to discover more about the most famous date in English history.
Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
2 Willow Road NT Unique and influential Modernist home from 1939
Houses and Buildings,
575 Wandsworth Road NT An extraordinary home and an intriguing work of art
Houses and Buildings,
7 Hammersmith Terrace HHA Emery Walker, friend and advisor to William Morris, lived in this riverside house for 30 years and it preserves the only authentic Arts and Crafts urban interior in Britain, with furniture, wallpapers, textiles and ceramics by Morris & Co, Philip Webb, Wi...
A la Ronde NT Quirky 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Abbey House Gardens HHA Peaceful 5-acre plantsman's 'Millennium' garden adjoining Malmesbury Abbey, the hugely historic site includes 2,000 different roses, 2,000 herbs centred in medieval herb garden and 2,000 other plant species, double herbaceous borders, wooded and river wal...
Abbot Hall Art Gallery HHA Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the north west of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, drawn both from its important collections and the changing series of exhibitions. The gallery a...
Abbotsbury Abbey Remains EH Part of a monastic building, perhaps the abbot’s lodging, of Benedictine Abbotsbury Abbey, Henry VIII ordered it’s destruction during the Dissolution in 1538. St Catherine's Chapel is nearby.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens HHA Begun in 1765 and developed ever since, now a 20-acre woodland garden in coastal valley with own microclimate. Famous for its camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and hydrangeas and tender species.
Abbotsbury, St Catherine's Chapel EH Set high on a hilltop overlooking Abbotsbury Abbey, this sturdily buttressed and barrel-vaulted 14th-century chapel was built by the monks as a place of pilgrimage and retreat.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Abbotsford HHA One of the first examples of Scottish romantic baronial revival architecture, built by sir Walter Scott on the proceeds of his famous Waverley novels. The house is filled with armour and Scott's collections, as well as memorabilia of the writer.
Aberconwy House NT 14th-century merchant's house
Houses and Buildings,
Aberdeunant NT Traditional Carmarthenshire farmhouse in an unspoilt setting
Houses and Buildings,
Aberdour Castle And Garden HS Boasts a delightful walled garden and terraces with beehive-shaped dovecot.
Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall NT Famous waterfalls and fascinating industrial site with tin workers' exhibition
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Abereiddi to Abermawr NT A wild stretch of coastline from blue lagoon to beach
Coast,
Abergwesyn Common NT The rooftop of Wales
Countryside,
Abingdon County Hall Museum EH This splendid 17th century baroque building housed a courtroom for Assizes, raised on arches over a market space. It now houses the Abingdon Museum.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Abinger Roughs and Netley Park NT Hidden woods with ancient trees and flower-sprinkled grasslands, just off the North Downs and Pilgrims ways
Acorn Bank NT Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and old English fruit; with superb tea-room and woodland walks
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Acton Burnell Castle EH Twice the home of parliaments, this red sandstone shell of a semi-fortified tower house was built between 1284-93 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Acton Court HHA Acton Court is said to be the most 'original' Tudor house in England. The major part of what remains of the standing building is the East Wing. It was constructed in just nine months by the owner, Nicholas Poyntz, to accommodate a visit by Henry VIII and ...
Adlington Hall HHA The extensive gardens and grounds of Adlington Hall sit comfortably between the rising hills of the Peak District and the rocky escarpment that is Adlerley Edge. They have occupied this choice position for at least five hundred years and reflect that lon...
Aira Force and Ullswater NT Beautiful lake winding through a glaciated valley, and an impressive waterfall
Countryside,
Aldborough Roman Site EH Roman mosaic pavements line the remains of this once northern tribal capital, set amid a peaceful Victorian garden.
Roman,
Alderley Edge NT Dramatic red sandstone escarpment, with impressive views
Countryside,
Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury EH The Stables Gallery houses one of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain, including many artefacts from the World Heritage Sites. Find out about Avebury stone circle.
Prehistoric,
Alfriston Clergy House NT Medieval thatched cottage and picturesque garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Allan Bank and Grasmere NT Spectacular scenery, with a backdrop to the fells and surrounding woodland
Countryside,
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge NT Gorge of the River Allen with ornamental and ancient woodland
Countryside,
Allerton Castle HHA The Grade I listing marks Allerton Castle as a structure of outstanding architectural and historical importance. One of the grandest surviving Gothic revival country houses. Allerton Castle is the home of the Gerald Arthur Rolph Foundation for Historic Pr...
Alloa Tower NTS Historic attraction
Alnwick Castle HHA Mighty fortress home of the Percy family, Dukes of Northumberland, since 1309. The exterior medieval castle is one of the finest in Britain - it was restored by Anthony Salvin, mid 19th century but it retains an appropriate relationship with the town. The...
Althorp HHA Built in 1508 and set within 550 acres of walled Park, Althorp has been the home of the Spencer family for 500 years. Explore the wonderful house - Discover beautiful interiors and one of Europe's finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ce...
Ambleside Roman Fort EH The well-marked remains of a 2nd-century fort with large granaries, probably built under Hadrian's rule to guard the Roman road from Brougham to Ravenglass and act as a supply base.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Ambleside and Windermere NT Beautiful Lake District walking country around Lake Windermere
Countryside,
Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill NT Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Angus Folk Museum NTS Museum
Antony NT Superb early 18th-century house set in parkland and fine gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Apethorpe Hall EH Among England's finest country houses, big and stately Apethorpe Hall was begun in the late 15th century. It contains one of the country's most complete Jacobean interiors.
Houses and Palaces,
Appuldurcombe House EH The shell of Appuldurcombe, once the grandest house on the Isle of Wight and still an important example of English baroque Architecture stands in 'Capability' Brown-designed grounds.
Houses and Palaces,
Apsley House EH Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, stands right in the heart of London at Hyde Park Corner.
Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow EH The region's most important prehistoric site, Arbor Low is aNeolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland.Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50white limestone slabs..
Prehistoric, Free,
Arbroath Abbey HS Arbroath Abbey is famous for its association with the Declaration of Arbroath.
Arbury Hall HHA Arbury Hall, standing in the midst of rolling lawns, surrounded by many acres of beautiful parkland, seven miles from the centre of England has been the home of the Newdegate family since the 16th century.
Ardchattan Priory Garden HHA A garden has existed at Ardchattan since the thirteenth century, when the Priory was founded by the monks of the Valliscaulian order. Todays layout mainly has developed since the Victorian era, although a few names and features remind one of its monastic ...
Ardington House HHA Built in 1720, a fine early Georgian, symmetrical brick manor house. Hall with imperial staircase and panelled Dining Room. Tastefully restored by the Baring family and hung with their own family portraits.
Ardress House NT 17th-century house with elegant 18th-century decoration and a traditional farmyard
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Arduaine Garden NTS Garden
Ardwell House Gardens HHA The 18th century house (not open to the public)) has a 19th century addition on one side; the main Victorian addition was demolished in 1957. There are ornamental plants close to the house, succeeded by trees, including mature tree rhododendrons and shrub...
Arley Hall HHA Good example of early Victorian Jacobean-style mansion (1833-41) with fine plasterwork, panelling, grand staircase and chapel by Salvin. Egerton Warburton painting collection.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum NT Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Arniston House HHA Important Scottish Palladian house by William Adam, begun in 1726. Elegant central block balanced by flanking pavilions. The fine external finish is complimented by the excellence of the early baroque stucco work by the Dutch craftsman, Joseph Enzer. Fami...
Arnside and Silverdale NT A national and international important wildlife area
Coast, Countryside,
Arthur's Stone EH Legend has it that King Arthur slayed a giant at this location. An atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber, made of great stone slabs in the hills above Herefordshire's Golden Valley.
Prehistoric, Free,
Arundel Castle HHA The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is one of the Treasure Houses of England, each having its own unique place in history and is...
Ascott NT Jacobean house remodelled in the 19th century, with superb collections and gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Ashby de la Zouch Castle EH Ashby Castle forms the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel of 1819, Ivanhoe. Now a ruin, the castle began as a manor house in the 12th century.
Castles,
Ashdown House NT Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs
Houses and Buildings,
Ashleworth Tithe Barn NT 15th-century tithe barn
Houses and Buildings,
Ashridge HHA Ashridge has a rich history which dates right back to 1283, when Edmund of Cornwall founded a monastery for the Bonhomme monks. The dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII led to the transition of Ashridge from monastery to royal home. The pas...
Ashridge Estate NT Beautiful landscape of open downland and woods
Countryside,
Athelhampton House HHA One of the outstanding manor houses in England. The late medieval great hall with tall oriel window is uniquely fine amidst the harmonious Tudor additions with their Ham stone mullions and heraldic carved beasts.
Attingham Park NT Elegant 18th-century mansion with Regency interiors, set in extensive Repton landscape with deer park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill NT First and best-known example of John Nash's Italianate villa designs, built in 1805
Houses and Buildings,
Auckland Castle Deer House EH A charming Gothic Revival 'eyecatcher' built in 1760 in the park of the Bishops of Durham. It provided deer with shelter and food, and had grounds for picnics and rooms for enjoying the view.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Audley End House and Gardens EH One of England's finest country houses, Audley End is also a mansion with a difference. Enjoy a great day out.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Austwick Hall HHA A Yorkshire Dales Manor House, originally built as a fortified tower, set in 13 acres of formal gardens and woodland.
Avebury EH With its huge circular bank and ditch and inner circle of great standing stones, covering an area of over 28 acres, Avebury forms one of the most impressive prehistoric sites in Britain
Prehistoric, Free,
Avebury NT World-famous stone circle at the heart of a prehistoric landscape. Archaeological finds displayed in on-site museum. Avebury Manor has reopened.
Sites and Monuments,
Avington Park HHA Interesting Restoration house of brick with giant Doric portico by John James (who assisted Wren to build Greenwich Hospital) for George Brydges, who died in the lake rescuing his pet dog. Sumptous painted interiors and further elaborations by the 18th ce...
Aydon Castle EH One of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th-century English manor house, Aydon Castle stands in a secluded woodland setting.
Castles,
Bachelors' Club NTS Historic attraction
Baconsthorpe Castle EH Visit the extensive ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle, a moated and fortified 15th century manor house, that are a testament to the rise and fall of a prominent Norfolk family, the Heydons.
Castles, Free,
Baddesley Clinton NT Picturesque medieval moated manor house and garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Baggy Point, Croyde NT Crashing waves, dramatic cliffs and coastal framing in action
Coast, Countryside,
Ballindalloch Castle HHA Family home since 1546 to Macpherson-Grants, who founded the famous Aberdeen Angus cattle. Outstanding example of Scottish baronial architecture, with 19th century wings added to the main 16th century fabric. Collection of 17th century Spanish paintings. ...
Ballowall Barrow EH In a spectacular cliff-edge position, this unique Bronze Age tomb had a long and complex history as a sacred site. Seen as excavated in 1878 by Cornish antiquarian William Borlase.
Prehistoric, Free,
Balmacara Estate & NTS
Balmerino Abbey NTS Historic attraction
Balvenie Castle HS
Bamburgh Castle HHA Royal stronghold dating back to 547 AD, with a huge square Norman keep dominating the coastal sand dunes and views across to Lindisfarne. Restored late last century by Lord Armstrong, the castle now contains collections of armour, porcelain and paintings ...
Banks East Turret - Hadrian's Wall EH Imposing and well-preserved turret with adjoining stretches of Hadrian's Wall.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Bannockburn NTS Battlefield
Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village EH The remains of an ancient Iron Age village in a wonderfully scenic location.On the hill above stands a Bronze Age burial mound with entrance passage and inner chamber.
Coastal, Prehistoric, Free,
Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Chamber CADW
Barnard Castle EH Set on a high rock, Barnard Castle takes it name from its 12th-century founder, Bernard de Balliol. It was later developed by the Beauchamp family and then passed into the hands of Richard III.
Castles,
Barrington Court NT Beautiful Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, kitchen gardens and the now empty Tudor manor house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Barry Mill NTS Mill
Basildon Park NT Elegant country house set in extensive parkland
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Basingwerk Abbey CADW
Bateman's NT Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Bath Assembly Rooms NT Elegant public rooms at the heart of fashionable 18th-century Bath life
Houses and Buildings,
Bath Skyline NT Wide open space overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath
Countryside,
Bayard's Cove Fort EH Small Tudor artillery fort guarding Dartmouth's inner harbour, picturesquely sited on the quayside.
Castles, Coastal, Free,
Bayham Old Abbey EH Bayham Abbey makes a fascinating day out on the Kent Sussex border. The impressive ruins include much of the 13th to 15th-century church, the chapter house, and a picturesque 14th-century gatehouse.
Monuments and Ruins,
Beatrix Potter Gallery NT 17th-century solicitor's office, now home to the original watercolours and sketches of Beatrix Potter
Houses and Buildings,
Beaulieu HHA Palace House has been home to Lord Montagu's family since 1538 when it was converted from the great gatehouse of the Cistercian abbey founded in 1204, and further enlarged in the 19th century - keeping most of its monastic features, including the graceful...
Beaumaris Castle CADW
Beesands to Hallsands NT Discover the haunting remains of the lost village of Hallsands
Coast,
Beeston Castle and Woodland Park EH If you’re planning a family day out in Cheshire, then a visit to Beeston Castle in Tarporley fits the bill perfectly. This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular views.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
Belas Knap Long Barrow EH A particularly fine example of a Neolithic long barrow of c.3800 BC, featuring a false entrance and side chambers. During excavations in the 1860s, the remains of 31 people were found in the chambers.
Prehistoric, Free,
Belmont HHA A neo-classical brick country house by Samuel Wyatt, faced in pale mathematical tiles with Coade stone dressings. The light interior includes a fine staircase, hall and interesting collections of Indian and English furniture, as well as an outstanding clo...
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens EH With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in north-east England. Explore the medieval castle, the Grecian inspired Hall and acres of impressive gardens.
Castles, Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Belton House NT 17th-century country house with magnificent interiors, beautiful gardens and extensive parkland
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Belvoir Castle HHA An historic castle in the grand style, seat of the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland. Built on an earlier site, the castle today is an outstanding example of Regency work - begun in 1801 under James Wyatt. The Regent's Gallery is his work, celebrating a vi...
Bembridge Fort NT In a commanding position on top of Bembridge Down, this derelict Victorian fort is now opening for volunteer-run guided ...
Bembridge Windmill NT The only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight
Houses and Buildings,
Bembridge and Culver Downs NT Dramatic chalk cliffs with acres of open downland and coastal views
Countryside,
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve NTS Mountain
Ben Lomond NTS Mountain
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens NT 18th-century house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings. Grounds and working walled garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Benington Lordship HHA Romantic rose garden surrounds ruined Norman keep, gatehouse and Georgian manor. Lawns and steps overlook lakes and parkland. Herbaceous borders, sunken garden, rockery, walled kitchen garden complete with sculptures.
Benthall Hall NT Handsome 16th-century house and restored garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Benvarden HHA A 2-acre garden protected by 10-foot brick walls encloses espaliered fruit trees, herbaceous borders, roses, a lavender parterre and kitchen garden. Woodland walks around lake; fine Victorian iron bridge over river Bush.
Benwell Roman Temple - Hadrian's Wall EH The remains of a small temple to the native god 'Antenociticus', in the 'vicus' (civilian settlement) which stood outside Benwell fort.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Benwell Vallum Crossing EH A stone-built causeway, where the road from the south crossed the Vallum earthwork on its way to Benwell fort.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Berkeley Castle HHA Home to the Berkeley family for eight and a half centuries, it is probably England's oldest lived-in castle. A majestic structure by the Severn estuary, its Norman shell keep 'slighted' in the Civil War, it has many fine medieval rooms, including a Great ...
Berkhamsted Castle EH Visit the substantial remains of a strong and important motte and bailey castle dating from the 11th to 13th centuries, with surrounding walls, ditches and earthworks.
Castles, Free,
Berney Arms Windmill EH Visit one of Norfolk's best and largest extant marsh mills, built to grind a constituent of cement and in use until 1951, finally pumping water to drain surrounding marshland.
Monuments and Ruins,
Berrington Hall NT Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Berry Pomeroy Castle EH Tucked away in a steep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins,
Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard EH Berwick Barracks was built in the early 18th century to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, the Barracks was among the first in England to be purpose built.
Coastal, Monuments and Ruins,
Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle and Ramparts EH The remains of a medieval castle crucial to Anglo-Scottish warfare.
Castles, Coastal, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Bessie Surtees House EH These two five-storey 16th and 17th century merchants' houses which now also house English Heritage's regional office - are fine examples of Jacobean domestic architecture.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Bibury NT Seventeenth-century weavers' cottages and a wildlife-rich water meadow set in the charming Cotswold village of Bibury.
Countryside,
Biddulph Grange Garden NT Delightful high Victorian garden -- an extraordinary survival from the 19th century
Gardens and Parks,
Bideford Bay and Hartland NT Miles of unspoilt coastline that inspired Rudyard Kipling
Coast, Countryside,
Biggar Gasworks Museum HS Typical of a small town coal-gas works, Biggar’s is the only one surviving in Scotland.
Binham Market Cross EH The tall shaft of a 15th century cross, on the site of an annual fair held from the 1100s until the 1950s.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Binham Priory EH Among the most complete and impressive monastic ruins in Norfolk of a Benedictine priory with a well-documented history.
Free,
Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall EH Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to stop if on a family day out or if you're walking or cycling along Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria. Extensive remains of the Roman Fort can be explored.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Highlight,
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters NT Surf, go rock-pooling or relax in the sun
Coast,
Birmingham Back to Backs NT Carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses
Houses and Buildings,
Bishop's Waltham Palace EH The ruins of a medieval palace (together with later additions) used by the Bishops and senior clergy of Winchester as they travelled through their diocese.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Bishop's and Earl's Palaces, Kirkwall HS Described as the most accomplished piece of Renaissance architecture left in Scotland.
Black Carts Turret - Hadrian's Wall EH A 460-metre (1,509 feet) length of Hadrian's Wall including one turret. Please note: It is not possible for visitors to park here.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Black Down NT The highest point in the South Downs National Park
Countryside,
Black Middens Bastle House EH A fortified farmhouse with thick stone walls, of a type distinctive to the troubled 16th-century Anglo-Scottish borders. The living quarters were only accessible at first floor level.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Blackbury Camp EH An Iron Age hillfort with impressive ramparts, now surrounded by woodland.
Monuments and Ruins, Prehistoric, Free,
Blackcap NT A classic downland experience with secret woodland glades
Countryside,
Blackfriars EH One of the most complete surviving Dominican friaries in England, later converted into a Tudor house and cloth factory. Notable features include the church and fine scissor-braced dormitory roof.
Monuments and Ruins,
Blackness Castle HS Castle built by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons
Blaenavon Ironworks CADW
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Blair Castle HHA Located at the gateway to Cairngorms National Park, Blair Castle sits at the heart of 145,000 acre Atholl Estates. Fortress home of the Dukes of Atholl from the Castle's commencement in 1269. Visitors can immerse themselves in 700 years of family history,...
Blairquhan HHA Built for Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Baronet, 1821-1824. Designed by William Burn. Original furniture and collection of pictures including Scottish colourists.
Blaise Hamlet NT Nine rustic cottages around a green
Houses and Buildings,
Blakeney Guildhall EH The remains of the house of a prosperous Blakeney merchant, with a fine 15th century brick-vaulted undercroft. Later the guildhall of Blakeney’s guild of fish merchants.
Coastal, Houses and Palaces, Free,
Blakeney National Nature Reserve NT An extensive area of saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, dunes and grazing marsh
Coast,
Blenheim Palace HHA Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswold's, Blenheim Palace is considered to be one of the finest baroque houses in the country, a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his famous victory over the ...
Blewcoat School Gift Shop NT Early 18th-century school for the poor, now the National Trust's London shop
Houses and Buildings,
Blickling Estate NT Magnificent Jacobean house with gardens and park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Boarstall Duck Decoy NT Rare survival of a 17th-century duck decoy in working order, with a woodland nature trail and visitor centre
Countryside,
Boarstall Tower NT 14th-century moated gatehouse and gardens
Houses and Buildings,
Bodiam Castle NT Perfect example of a late medieval moated castle
Houses and Buildings,
Bodnant Garden NT World-famous garden noted for its botanical collections
Gardens and Parks,
Bodowyr Burial Chamber CADW
Bodrhyddan Hall HHA 17th century house replacing a much earlier one and the home of the Conwy family for over 500 years, it was reworked in 1875 by the famous architect William Eden Nesfield. The interior includes collections of armour, portraits and an Egyptian mummy.
Bolberry Down NT Cliff-top downs with spectacular views
Coast,
Bolingbroke Castle EH The remains of a 13th-century hexagonal castle, birthplace in 1367 of the future King Henry IV, with adjacent earthworks. Besieged and taken by Cromwell's Parliamentarians in 1643.
Castles, Free,
Bolsover Castle EH 'By an unlikely miracle, the keep at Bolsover has survived into this century as an almost untouched expression in stone of the lost world of Elizabethan chivalry and romance.'
Castles, Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Bolsover Cundy House EH This charming cottage-like 17th-century conduit house, with vaulted stone-slab roof, once supplied water to Bolsover Castle.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Bolton Castle HHA A palatial manor house and fortress completed in 1399 and with a wealth of history. Its strong walls and small windows give a clear picture of the way castles were inhabited in the middle ages. Home of the Scrope family and the place of imprisonment of Ma...
Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace HS
Bookham Commons NT Ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods and serene ponds
Borde Hill Garden HHA A garden of surprises that captures the imagination. From the exuberant Azalea Ring to the elegant Italian Garden, and the tranquil Garden of Allah to the romantic English Rose Garden.
Borrowdale NT Spectacular and varied landscape around Derwentwater
Countryside,
Borthwood Copse NT Paths wind through ancient oak woodland with sunny glades
Countryside,
Boscastle NT A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village
Coast, Houses and Buildings,
Boscobel House and The Royal Oak EH Boscobel House and its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Visitors can also see the dairy, farmyard, smithy and gardens.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces,
Bothwell Castle HS Bothwell is Scotland’s largest and finest 13th century castle. Part of the original circular keep survives.
Boughton House HHA This remarkable house is a blend of the intimate and the grand, with its village like Tudor period courtyards fronted by the palatial Versailles style additions made by Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu in the 1690’s. The spirit of a family home goes hand in ha...
Bourne Mill NT Picturesque watermill with working waterwheel
Houses and Buildings,
Bow Bridge EH This narrow 15th-century stone bridge across Mill Beck carried an old packhorse route to nearby Furness Abbey.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Bowes Castle EH The impressive ruins of Henry II's 12th-century keep, on the site of a Roman fort guarding the approach to strategic Stainmore Pass over the Pennines.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Bowhill HHA Borders home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, mostly dating from 1812. Very good art collection and superb furniture and porcelain. The Monmouth Room contains many relics of the ill-fated Duke of Monmouth. Completely restored Victorian Kitchen.
Bowood House HHA Family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Landsdowne, Robert Adam's Diocletian wing of a once larger house includes magnificent orangery, library, chapel, sculpture gallery (with famous Lansdowne Marble) and the laboratory where Joseph Priestley disco...
Box Hill NT Woodland and open down with wonderful views
Countryside,
Boxgrove Priory EH The guest house and other remains of a Benedictine priory: much of the fine 12th to 14th- century monastic church survives as the parish church.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Bradbourne House HHA Grade 1 listed Queen Anne Manor House with Tudor origins located in a 20 acre wooded park with lake. Historic stable block and kitchen garden - now a demonstration fruit orchard.
Bradenham Village NT Picturesque village in the Chiltern hills
Houses and Buildings,
Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn EH A spectacular 14th century monastic stone barn, 51 metres (168 feet) long, with an amazing timber cruck roof. Originally a part of the medieval farmstead belonging to Shaftesbury Abbey
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Bradley NT Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs
Houses and Buildings,
Braithwaite Hall NT 17th-century farmhouse in beautiful Coverdale
Houses and Buildings,
Bramall Hall HHA Distinguished black-and-white timber framed Tudor Manor House set in 66 acres of parkland. Formal beds surround the House, while a small river valley contains unspoilt lakes, beech woods and flower banks.
Bramber Castle EH The remains of a Norman castle on the banks of the River Adur, founded by William de Braose c. 1075. The earthworks are dominated by a towering wall of the keep-gatehouse.
Castles, Free,
Bramham Park HHA Important garden survives as created in the style of Le Notre with ornamental canals, cascades and tall beech hedges. Grand vistas extend to temples and an obelisk in woodland. 'Pleasure Grounds' half a mile from the house.
Brancaster Estate NT Extensive coastal area famous for wild birds
Sites and Monuments, Coast,
Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre NT Activity and learning centre for adults and children
Houses and Buildings,
Branklyn Garden NTS Garden
Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge NT Charming vernacular buildings with mill and forge restored to working order
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Brantwood HHA Brantwood was the home of eminent Victorian, John Ruskin, from 1872 until his death in 1900. All areas of the original house and those which he himself added, are open to the public. Most of the furniture and all the paintings and objects are original to...
Bratton Camp and White Horse EH Below an Iron Age hillfort stands the Westbury White Horse. Cut into the hillside in 1778, it replaced an older horse, possibly commemorating King Alfred's nearby victory over the Vikings.
Prehistoric, Free,
Breamore House HHA Gabled Elizabethan manor house of deep red brick with interiors rebuilt in 1856. Fine collection of paintings and furniture, including 14 paintings looted from Philip IV of Spain. Collection also includes museum of rural life showing self-sufficient villa...
Brean Down NT Promontory of land with dramatic cliffs and Victorian fort
Coast,
Brechin Castle HHA Dating from 1711 the Castle contains many family pictures and artefacts. Beautiful gardens.
Brecon Beacons (Central) NT Featuring the iconic skyline of Pen y Fan, Corn Du and Cribyn
Countryside,
Brecon Gaer Roman Fort CADW
Bredon Barn NT Large medieval threshing barn
Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping NT Moorland nature reserve with peculiar rock formations
Countryside,
Brimham Rocks NT Dramatic moorland rock formations
Countryside,
Brinkburn Priory EH The beautiful 12th century church of the Augustinian priory of Brinkburn survives completely roofed and restored.
Monuments and Ruins,
Broch Of Gurness (Aikerness Broch) HS One of the most outstanding surviving examples of an Iron-Age settlement in northern Scotland
Brockfield Hall HHA Late Georgian house by Peter Atkinson, influenced by John Carr of York. Begun in 1804, its outstanding feature is the oval entrance hall with cantilevered stone staircase. Fine furniture and paintings, family mementoes of the Fitzalan Howard family, as we...
Brockhampton Estate NT Traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Brodick Castle, Garden & NTS
Brodie Castle NTS Castle
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens EH Time really does stand still at Brodsworth Hall, one of the most unusual visitor attractions in South Yorkshire.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Bronllys Castle CADW
Brough Castle EH Starkly impressive Brough Castle stands on a ridge commanding strategic Stainmore Pass, on the site of a Roman fort.
Castles, Free,
Brough Of Birsay HS Site featuring Pictish and Norse power-base with Pictish well
Brougham Castle EH In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century.
Castles,
Broughton Castle HHA Moated medieval manor house of 14th century, enlarged in the 16th, and home of the Fiennes family, Lords Saye and Sele. Many medieval rooms survive, including the chapel and a whole suite of remarkably intact Elizabethan interiors. James I slept in the Ki...
Broughton House & NTS
Brownsea Island NT Peaceful island of woodland, wetland and heath with a wide variety of wildlife, famous for being the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding
Coast,
Browsholme Hall HHA Built in 1507, the house retains its Elizabethan faade whilst the west wing was recast in Regency style by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville. Portraits include Devis and Romney, and collections include arms, armour and antiques from stone age axes to fragments of a Z...
Brunton Turret - Hadrian's Wall EH Wall section and a surviving piece of turret 2 1⁄2 metres (8.2 feet) high, built by men of the Twentieth Legion.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber CADW
Brynbella Garden HHA /static_images/trans.gif
Bryntail Lead Mine Buildings CADW
Buckingham Chantry Chapel NT 15th-century chapel, restored by Gilbert Scott in 1875. Now a second-hand bookshop
Houses and Buildings,
Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate NT 700-year-old home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Bude to Morwenstow NT This most eastern tip of the north Cornwall coast offers vast beaches and hidden delights
Countryside,
Buildwas Abbey EH The impressive ruins of this Cistercian abbey have an idyllic setting near the River Severn. Unaltered 12th century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house and re-opened crypt chapel.
Monuments and Ruins,
Burg NTS Coastline
Burgh Castle EH The imposing stone walls, with added towers for catapults, of a Roman 3rd century ‘Saxon Shore’ fort. Enjoy panoramic views over Breydon Water, into which the fourth wall long since collapsed.
Castles, Roman, Free,
Burghley House HHA One of the greatest of Britain's non-royal palaces, a prodigy house built for Elizabeth I's Lord High Treasurer, Lord Burghley. His interiors include a Great Hall with hammerbeam roof and vaulted Old Kitchen. Later Earls of Exeter have endowed the buildin...
Burton Agnes Hall HHA In 1601-1610, it was one of the last major houses built by the celebrated Elizabethan architect, Sir Robert Smythson. Symmetrical in red brick with stone dressings, but with later sashes, the interiors similarly combine Elizabethan work with 18th century ...
Burton Agnes Manor House EH A medieval manor house interior, with a rare and well preserved Norman undercroft and a 15th-century roof, all encased in brick during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Burton Bradstock NT Spectacular coastline with cliffs and miles of unspoilt beaches
Coast,
Burton Constable Hall HHA Large Elizabethan brick-built house with projecting wings, 18th century Stable Block and Orangery. Outstanding interiors filled with fine furniture, paintings and sculpture include Great Hall, Long Gallery, classically inspired Dining Room, Chippendale fu...
Bury St Edmunds Abbey EH The extensive remains of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monastery in England, shrine of St Edmund.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Buscot Old Parsonage NT Early 18th-century riverside house with small garden
Houses and Buildings,
Buscot Park NT Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, containing the Faringdon Collection of art
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Bushmead Priory EH Bushmead Priory is a rare survival of the complete refectory of an Augustinian priory, with a fine timber roof and notable 14th century wall paintings.
Monuments and Ruins,
Buttermere, Ennerdale and Whitehaven Coast NT Tranquil area of dramatic fells, farms and woodland, encompassing three lakes
Countryside,
Byland Abbey EH Once one of the greatest monasteries in England, Byland Abbey inspired the design of church buildings throughout North.
Monuments and Ruins,
Cadbury Camp NT Iron Age hill fort on the ridge above the village of Tickenham in North Somerset
Countryside,
Cadhay HHA One of the most interesting Tudor manor houses in Devon, incorporating fragments from medieval priories. In the 18th century the hall was divided into two rooms, but its original chestnut roof still survives. It eventually fell into farmhouse use, but was...
Caer Gybi Roman Fortlet CADW
Caer Lêb CADW
Caer y Tŵr CADW
Caerhays Castle HHA Caerhays Castle, which is owned by the Williams family is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast equidistant from Truro and St Austell.
Caerlaverock Castle HS With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold.
Caerleon Amphitheatre CADW
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths CADW
Caernarfon Castle CADW
Caerphilly Castle CADW
Caerwent Roman Town CADW
Cae’r Gors CADW
Cairnpapple Hill HS Burial site dating to 3,000 BC
Caister Roman Fort EH The partial excavated remains of a Roman ‘Saxon Shore’ fort, including wall and ditch sections and building foundations.
Coastal, Roman, Free,
Calke Abbey NT A country house, park and garden where time has stood still
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Calshot Castle EH This picturesque castle set in Calshot, a coastal village in Southampton, Hampshire, England. This beautiful village provides a perfect relaxing family day out by the coast.
Castles, Coastal,
Calstone and Cherhill Downs NT Far-reaching views of rolling valleys and hills
Countryside,
Camber Castle EH Enjoy a family guided tour around this historic castle built by Henry VIII. Camber Castle lies between Rye and Winchelsea. The ruin of an unaltered artillery fort designed to guard the port of Rye.
Castles, Coastal, Monuments and Ruins,
Canna NTS Island
Canons Ashby NT Tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Cantlop Bridge EH Built in 1813, this innovative, single-span, cast-iron road bridge over the Cound Brook was possibly designed and certainly approved by the great engineer Thomas Telford.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Capel Garmon Burial Chamber CADW
Capel Lligwy CADW
Capesthorne Hall HHA Capesthorne Hall near Macclesfield has been the family home of the Bromley Davenports since 1726.
Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills NT Extensive area of upland heath
Countryside,
Cardoness Castle HS A well-preserved six storey tower house of the McCulloch dating back to the 15th century.
Carew Cross CADW
Carisbrooke Castle EH See where King Charles I was imprisoned, climb the ramparts and keep and relax in the new Edwardian-style garden.
Castles, Gardens, Highlight,
Carlisle Castle EH Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history.
Castles, Highlight,
Carlyle's House NT The home of a Victorian celebrity couple
Houses and Buildings,
Carn Euny Ancient Village EH Among the preserved ancient villages in the south west, occupied from the Iron Age until late Roman times. It includes the foundations of stone houses, and an intriguing 'fogou' underground passage.
Prehistoric, Free,
Carneddau and Glyderau NT Experience the wildest scenery that Snowdonia has to offer
Countryside,
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps NT Dramatic coastline with views over massive rock stacks
Coast,
Carolside HHA A late 18th century, Grade B listed mansion set in beautiful parkland, flanked by wooded hills, nestling in a bend of the River Leader
Carreg Cennen Castle CADW
Carreg Coetan Arthur Burial Chamber CADW
Carrick-a-Rede NT Rocky island connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge
Coast,
Carswell Medieval House CADW
Castell Bryn Gwyn CADW
Castell Coch CADW
Castell y Bere CADW
Casterne Hall HHA Casterne Hall is a Grade II* manor house stunningly set in its own grounds in the Peak District National Park . It is considered to be one of the most beautiful houses in the area and features in Simon Jenkins' book, ‘ England 's Thousand Best Houses'.
Castle & Gardens of Mey HHA The Castle of Mey, built in the 1560s, was bought by The Queen Mother in 1952. She restored the castle and created the beautiful gardens that can be seen today. For almost half a century The Queen Mother spent many happy summers at Mey. A tour of the cast...
Castle Acre Castle and Bailey Gate EH The delightful village of Castle Acre boasts an extraordinary wealth of history and is a very rare and complete survival of a Norman planned settlement.
Castles, Free,
Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory EH This important Norfolk visitor attraction is one of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England dating back to 1090.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins,
Castle Campbell And Garden HS
Castle Coole NT Magnificent 18th-century mansion and landscape park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Castle Drogo NT The 'last castle to be built in England' with dramatic views over Dartmoor
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Castle Fraser, Garden & NTS
Castle House HHA Visit Castle House and you will find the largest single collection of Munnings' works, fittingly displayed in the home he was so proud to own.
Castle Howard HHA This virtual palace was the first great work of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh in 1699 for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle. Arguably the finest Baroque stately home in Britain, with a spectacular Great Hall under the painted and gilded dome 80 feet ...
Castle Rising Castle EH One of the largest, best preserved and most lavishly decorated keeps in England, surrounded by 20 acres of mighty earthworks.
Castle Ward NT Interesting 18th-century mansion, famed for its mixture of architectural styles
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Castlerigg Stone Circle EH Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.
Prehistoric, Free,
Catton Hall HHA Classic Georgian house originally purchased by ancestors of the Neilson family in 1405. Catton is still occupied as a private home.
Cawdor Castle HHA Quintessential Scottish fortress home in vernacular style dating from the 1370's when William, 3rd Thane of Cawdor, began the central tower house. 'Bottle dungeon', old kitchens and 18th century rooms with good furniture and portraits.
Cawfields Roman Wall - Hadrian's Wall EH A fine stretch of Hadrian's Wall on a steep slope, with turrets and an impressive milecastle, probably built by the Second Legion.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Cerne Giant NT Ancient naked figure sculpted into the chalk hillside above Cerne Abbas
Countryside,
Chambercombe Manor HHA Eleventh century Manor house set in three acres of beautiful gardens and surrounding woodland. You can have guided tours of Chambercombe Manor or why not visit Lady Jane's garden tea room.
Chapter House and Pyx Chamber EH Built by the royal masons in 1250, the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey was originally used in the 13th century by Benedictine monks for their daily meetings.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Charlecote Park NT Superb Tudor house and landscape deer park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Chartwell NT Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Chastleton House NT One of England's finest and most complete Jacobean houses
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Chatsworth HHA Chatsworth is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been the family home of the Cavendish family since 1549. There’s always something different to see, do and discover at Chatsworth. The House is filled with historic treasures, rare art ...
Chavenage House HHA 16th century, grey Cotswold stone manor house with many Civil War associations including the tapestry-lined rooms stayed in by Cromwell and his second-in-command, General Ireton, in 1648. The house was added to at the turn of the last century and features...
Chawton House HHA Elizabethan manor house which has been in the Knight family for over 400 years and once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward, who was adopted by childless Knight cousins. It is now a specialist and unique library of over 9,000 titles focusing on wo...
Cheddar Gorge NT Discover the heights of Somerset's famous Cheddar Gorge
Countryside,
Chedworth Roman Villa NT Remains of one of Britain's largest Romano-British villas, set in the heart of the Cotswolds
Sites and Monuments,
Chenies Manor House HHA 15th and 16th century brick manor house with fortified tower and stepped gables. Originally the home of the Russell family, then Earls of Bedford, and visited by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. There is a well, medieval undercroft and later hiding place, cont...
Chepstow Bulwarks Camp CADW
Chepstow Castle CADW
Chepstow Port Wall CADW
Cherryburn NT Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick
Houses and Buildings,
Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls EH The original gateway to Chester Castle, this 12th-century tower houses a chapel with exceptionally fine wall-paintings of c. 1220, rediscovered in the 1980s.
Castles, Free,
Chester Roman Amphitheatre EH The largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, used for entertainment and military training by the 20th Legion, based at the fortress of 'Deva' (Chester).
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Chesters Bridge Abutment - Hadrian's Wall EH Close to Chesters Roman Fort are the remains of a bridge which carried Hadrian's Wall across the North Tyne. Visible on both river banks, they are most impressive on the eastern side.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall EH Built almost 2000 years ago to house a Roman army garrison guarding the nearby bridge across the River Tyne, Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most impressive visitor attractions in the North East.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Highlight,
Chettle House HHA Set in 5 acres of lovely gardens, this charming Queen Anne manor house designed by Thomas Archer in 1710, is a nationally outstanding example of English Baroque. One of the highlights of the interior is the elegant Oak Entrance Hall, with its two flights ...
Chichele College EH The gatehouse, chapel and other remains of a communal residence forpriests serving the parish church, founded by locally-born Archbishop Chichele before 1425. Regularly used to display works of art.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Chiddingstone Castle HHA The fantasy of two romantics, Henry Streatfield in the 1800's and Denys Eyre Bower in the 1950's. The stone castle, formerly a brick carolean house, is both gothic and picturesque. Designed by William Atkinson, the Henry Kendall and finally Bower who intr...
Chiddingstone Village NT One of the prettiest villages in Kent, Chiddingstone is a beautiful example of a Tudor ...
Chillerton Down NT An impressive flank of open downland.
Countryside,
Chillingham Castle HHA Border stronghold dating from the 12th century and in form a four-square, 14th century courtyard castle, retaining to the full its medieval character. Restored from near ruin by its present owner, Sir Humphrey Wakefield Bt, it houses an eclectic and fasci...
Chillington Hall HHA Home of the Giffards since 1178, the present hall is a red brick, stone porticoed Palladian mansion by Smith of Warwick containing original Baroque rooms and a magnificent central salon by Sir John Soane. Portraits include two generations by Batoni.
Chilterns Countryside NT Situated in the picturesque Chiltern Hills, this group of popular beauty spots offers fabulous walking opportunities. Pleasant day long walks with a pub stop can ...
Chipchase Castle HHA A rugged border castle of the 14th century consisting of a great Pele tower with corner turrets added to later in the 1620's and more comfortable lodgings which were themselves altered in the mid-18th century. Mid-19th century dining room furniture by Mei...
Chirk Castle NT Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Chisbury Chapel EH This pretty thatched and flintwalled 13th century chapel survived after the Reformation in 1547 by being used as a barn as part of Chisbury Farm.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Chiswick House and Gardens EH Chiswick House is a glorious example of 18th century British architecture. The third Earl of Burlington, who designed this elegant Classical villa, drew inspiration from his 'grandtours' of Italy.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces,
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens HHA Lovely ornamental gardens dominated by the neo-gothic castle with extensive lakeside and woodland walks.
Christchurch Castle and Norman House EH The castle remains include parts of the keep and the 12th century riverside chamber block or 'Constable's House'. A very early example of domestic architecture including a rare Norman chimney.
Castles, Free,
Chysauster Ancient Village EH The houses line a 'village street', and each had an open central courtyard surrounded by a number of thatched rooms.
Monuments and Ruins, Prehistoric,
Cilgerran Castle NT Striking 13th-century ruined castle
Houses and Buildings,
Cilgerran Castle CADW
Cirencester Amphitheatre EH The earthwork remains of one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in Britain, built in the early 2nd century to serve the city of Corinium (Cirencester), then second only in size & importance to London.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Cissbury Ring NT The most historic hill on the South Downs
Countryside,
Clandon Park NT Grand 18th-century Palladian mansion
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Claremont Landscape Garden NT One of the first and finest gardens of the English Landscape style
Gardens and Parks,
Claydon NT Splendid 18th-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Claydon Estate HHA A classic example of an English Country house garden. A gem in rural, north Bucks, inspirational, tranquil, containing Rose Garden, planted with Scottish Roses.
Cleddau Woodlands NT Take a break from the coast in these quiet, wooded backwaters.
Countryside,
Cleeve Abbey EH With possibly the finest cloister buildings in England, visitors can get a glimpse of monastic life 800 years ago. 15th century refectory with glorious angel roof and 13th century heraldic tiles.
Monuments and Ruins,
Clent Hills NT A stunning countryside haven in the heart of the busy Midlands
Countryside,
Clevedon Court NT Outstanding 14th-century manor house and 18th-century terraced garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Cley Hill NT This distinctive landmark, modified by man since the Bronze Age, offers the visitor a tremendous panorama and a scene of striking beauty in spring
Countryside,
Clifford's Tower, York EH It’s the stunning view you get of the historic city of York that makes Clifford’s Tower one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire.
Castles, Highlight,
Clifton Hall EH This 15th-century tower, sole surviving part of the manor house of the Wybergh family, was plundered by Jacobites in 1745 before the Battle of Clifton Moor, the last battle fought on English soil.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Cliveden NT Magnificent formal gardens overlooking the River Thames, once the exclusive haunt of the rich and famous
Gardens and Parks,
Clouds Hill NT The rural retreat of T. E. Lawrence
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Clovelly Court Gardens HHA The Clovelly Estate is completing a major renovation programme of the gardens adjacent to Clovelly Court. The garden is a classic example of the Victorian kitchen garden tradition. To date there has been renovation of magnificent lean-to greenhouses with ...
Clumber Park NT Freedom to discover
Gardens and Parks,
Clun Castle EH 11th century Welsh Border castle with dramatic riverside location and extensive earthworks built to proclaim Norman dominance. Tall 13th century keep is unusually set on the side of its mound.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Cobham Hall HHA Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red brick mansion in Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean & 18th century styles. The gardens landscaped for the 4th Earl are gradually being restored by the Cobham Hall Heritage Trust. Visitors to the house should not...
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum NT A recently restored 18th-century Mausoleum, designed by James Wyatt, and set in peaceful woodland
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Coggeshall Grange Barn NT 13th-century monastic barn
Houses and Buildings,
Coity Castle CADW
Colby Woodland Garden NT Beautiful woodland garden with year-round interest
Gardens and Parks,
Colchester, St Botolph's Priory EH The remains of one of the first Augustinian priories in England, founded in c.1100 and an impressive example of early Norman architecture.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Coldrum Long Barrow NT Stunning views from the top of the barrow
Countryside,
Coleridge Cottage NT Home of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Houses and Buildings,
Coleton Fishacre NT A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts and Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
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Combe Wood NT Escape the bustle and enjoy a secluded woodland walk
Countryside,
Compton Bay and Downs NT One of the island's favourite beaches and biggest expanses of open downland
Countryside,
Compton Castle NT Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Compton Verney HHA Compton Verney is an award winning art gallery in Warwickshire. It offers a unique opportunity to view art in the setting of a Grade 1 listed Robert Adam mansion located in 120 acres of spectacular parkland. Compton Verney houses six permanent collections...
Conduit House EH The Conduit House is part of the monastic waterworks which supplied nearby St Augustine's Abbey.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Conisbrough Castle EH It’s no wonder majestic Conisbrough Castle has become one of the most popular attractions in South Yorkshire.
Castles, Highlight,
Coniston and Tarn Hows NT Landscape of fell, meadow and woodland around Coniston Water
Countryside, Gardens and Parks,
Constable Burton Hall HHA Delightful terraced woodland garden of lilies, ferns, roses and wild flowers. Stream, bog garden and rockery. Impressive spring display of daffodils, aconites and snowdrops.
Conwy Castle CADW
Conwy Suspension Bridge NT Elegant suspension bridge and toll-keeper's house
Houses and Buildings,
Conwy Town Walls CADW
Coombe Conduit EH Coombe Conduit is made up of two small Tudor buildings connected by an underground passage.Water was once supplied to Hampton Court Palace via this tunnel.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Copt Hall Marshes NT Copt Hall Marshes on the remote and beautiful Blackwater Estuary is a noted site for overwintering birds, and can be viewed from a waymarked circular ...
Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall EH Visitors to Corbridge can walk along the main street of this Roman garrison town, flanked by the remains of granaries, a fountain house, markets, workshops and temples.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman,
Corehouse HHA Designed by Sir Edward Blore and built in the 1820s, Corehouse is a pioneering example of the Tudor architectural revival in Scotland.
Corfe Castle NT Thousand-year-old castle, an iconic survivor of the English Civil War, rising above the Isle of Purbeck
Houses and Buildings,
Corgarff Castle HS Corgarff’s medieval tower house is surrounded by a distinctive star-shaped perimeter wall of 18th century date.
Cornwall House HHA Town house, dating back to at least the 17th century. Red brick garden faade in Queen Anne style, dating from 1752. Street facade remodelled in Georgian style (date unknown). Many original features, including fine staircase. Delightful town garden with or...
Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve NTS Nature reserve
Corsham Court HHA A Elizabethan house of 1582 bought by Paul Methuen in the mid-18th century to house his major collection of 16th and 17th century Italian and Flemish master paintings and statuary. In the mid-19th century the house was enlarged to contain a second collect...
Cotehele NT Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Cotehele Mill NT Working watermill and workshops
Houses and Buildings,
Cottesbrooke Hall HHA Fine red brick and stone Queen Anne house, begun in 1702. English and Continental furniture and porcelain, and renowned picture collection - particularly of sporting and equestrian subjects. Reputed model for Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park'.
Coughton Court HHA 15th century home of the Throckmortons. Elaborate stone gatehouse (1510-20) with 2-storey oriel window, in which the wives of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Treason Plot waited for the outcome, is now set amongst buildings adapted or extended 1690-1835...
Coughton Court NT Imposing Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a fascinating collection of Catholic treasures
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Countess Pillar, Brougham EH A monument erected in 1656 by Lady Anne Clifford of nearby Brougham Castle, to commemorate her final parting here from her mother.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Cow Tower, Norwich EH One of the earliest purpose-built artillery blockhouses in England, this brick tower was built in c.1398-9 to command a strategic point in Norwich’s city defence.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Cowdray Ruins HHA Cowdray is one of Southern England's most important early Tudor courtier's houses, visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Partially destroyed by fire in 1793, its ruins are set in the stunning landscaped grounds of Cowdray Park. Accessible agai...
Craflwyn and Beddgelert NT Unwind amongst the wooded foothills of Snowdon
Countryside,
Cragside NT Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and estate -- the wonder of its age
Countryside, Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
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Craigievar Castle NTS Castle
Craigmillar Castle HS
Craignethan Castle HS
Craigower NTS Beauty spot
Crarae Garden NTS Garden
Crathes Castle, Garden & NTS
Creake Abbey EH The ruined church of an Augustinian abbey, reduced in size after fire and plague.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Criccieth Castle CADW
Crichton Castle HS
Crickley Hill NT Cotswold countryside within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Countryside,
Croft Castle and Parkland NT Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views
Sites and Monuments, Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Crom NT Romantic and tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historical ruins
Countryside,
Cromwell's Castle EH The castle stands guarding the lovely anchorage between Bryher and Tresco and is one of the few surviving Cromwellian fortifications in Britain.
Castles, Coastal, Free,
Croome NT Magnificent landscape park restored to its former glory
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Crossraguel Abbey HS
Crowcombe Court HHA Crowcombe Court was built as a statement of wealth and a house in which to entertain by Thomas Carew. Completed in 1739 by Nathaniel Ireson, who also built Stourhead and Ven House, the style is described as Regional English Baroque and sits between the Qu...
Crownley Woods NT Discover secluded creeks on this walk following the River Dart
Countryside,
Croxden Abbey EH The impressive remains of an abbey of Cistercian 'white monks', including towering fragments of its 13th-century church, infirmary and 14th-century abbot's lodging.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Cuckmere Valley NT Flower-rich chalk grassland with stunning views of the Cuckmere River
Coast, Countryside,
Culloden NTS Battlefield
Culzean Castle & NTS
Cwmmau Farmhouse NT Superb early 17th-century 'black and white' farmhouse with stone-tiled roof and vernacular buildings
Houses and Buildings,
Cymer Abbey CADW
Dalemain HHA Fine combination of medieval Tudor and early Georgian architecture, ranging from Chinese Drawing Room (original wallpaper and Chippendale furniture) to medieval hall and 16th century priests' hole.
Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery HS Dallas Dhu was built in 1898 to produce malt whisky for Glasgow firm Wright and Greig’s popular ‘Roderick Dhu’ blend.
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Dalton Castle NT 14th-century tower built to assert the authority of the Abbot of Furness Abbey
Houses and Buildings,
Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood NT Large open area of heathland, gorse and coppice adjoining ancient woodland
Countryside,
Danson House HHA Danson House was built c 1766 in Bexleyheath. In 1994 it was restored by English Heritage, which had identified the house as 'the most significant building at risk in London'. The restoration won the Georgian Group National Award in that year, and the fol...
Dart Estuary to Brixham NT Coastal and woodland walks with superb views over the estuary and sea
Sites and Monuments, Coast,
Dartmouth Castle EH Picturesquely-sited fortresses. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth.
Castles, Coastal,
David Livingstone Centre NTS Historic attraction
De Grey Mausoleum, Flitton EH Among the largest sepulchral chapels attached to any English church, this cruciform mausoleum houses a remarkable sequence of 17 sculpted and effigied monuments.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Deal Castle EH For a fascinating day out on the Kent coast then look no further than Deal Castle. Built by the order of King Henry VIII it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England.
Castles, Coastal,
Deans Court HHA Originally the Deanery to Wimborne Minster, the fine redbrick house was built in 1725, around a C14th hall, with some Renaissance stained-glass still surviving. Set in 13 acres of partly wild gardens with Saxon monastery stewpond, mature trees, trout stre...
Deddington Castle EH Extensive earthworks marking the site of an 11th century motte and bailey castle.
Castles, Free,
Deene Park HHA Home of the Brudenell family since 1514 including the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade; this Tudor and Regency mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens, a large park and lake.
Denbies Hillside NT Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views
Countryside,
Denbigh Castle CADW
Denbigh Friary CADW
Denbigh Town Walls CADW
Denbigh, Leicester's Church CADW
Denbigh, St Hilary's Chapel CADW
Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum EH Denny Abbey has a unique and fascinating history still traceable in the building and interpreted for visitors by graphic panels.
Monuments and Ruins,
Denton Hall Turret - Hadrian's Wall EH The foundations of a turret and a 65-metre (213 feet) length of Wall.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Derrymore House NT Late 18th-century thatched house in gentrified vernacular style
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Derwen Churchyard Cross CADW
Derwentcote Steel Furnace EH Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools.
Free,
Devil's Dyke NT A legendary beauty spot on the South Downs
Countryside,
Din Dryfol Burial Chamber CADW
Din Lligwy Hut Group CADW
Dinefwr Castle CADW
Dinefwr Park and Castle NT 12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Dinton Park and Philipps House NT Early 19th-century neo-Grecian house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Dirleton Castle And Garden HS Dirleton Castle has boasted a garden probably since its earliest days as a medieval fortified residence.
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Ditchling Beacon NT Ditchling Beacon is located 7 miles to the north of Brighton and just south of the village of Ditchling. At 248 metres above sea-level
Countryside,
Divis and the Black Mountain NT A mosaic of upland heath and blanket bog, home to a wealth of flora, fauna and archaeological remains
Countryside,
Doddington Hall HHA A confident, symmetrical and unfussy work by the great Elizabethan architect, Robert Smythson, for Thomas Taylor, Registrar to the powerful Bishop of Lincoln. Interiors refurbished in 18th century. Good furniture includes Cromwellian bobbin chairs and the...
Doddington Place Gardens HHA Landscaped gardens provide backdrop to Victorian brick mansion. 10-acre garden including woodland garden (azaleas and rhododendrons), a large Edwardian rock garden with pools, formal sunken garden and a recently completed flint and brick folly. Lawns, c...
Dodman and Black Head NT Towering above the sea, this historic headland offers dramatic, panoramic views
Coast,
Dolaucothi Gold Mines NT Gold mines in use from Roman times to the 20th century
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Dolbadarn Castle CADW
Dolforwyn Castle CADW
Dollar Glen NTS Woodland
Dolwyddelan Castle CADW
Donnington Castle EH The striking twin-towered 14th-century gatehouse of this castle, later the focus of a Civil War siege and battle, survives amid impressive earthworks.
Castles, Free,
Dorfold Hall HHA Gabled Jacobean house in diapered brick with stone quoins built in 1616 for Ralph Wilbraham. Interiors retain original plaster ceilings and oak panelling, particularly the first floor Drawing Room with barrel vault, strapwork and pendants.
Dorney Court HHA Built 1440, atmospheric Tudor manor house - rambling, many gabled in pink brick and oak framing. Atmospheric interiors with oak panelling, hung with portraits of the family's 400-year tenure (one - Barbara Palmer, Countess of Castlemaine - was courted her...
Dorneywood Garden NT 1930s-style garden, with herbaceous borders, rose garden, cottage garden and lily pond
Gardens and Parks,
Doune Castle HS Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle.
Dover Castle EH For a great family day out visit Dover Castle! New: Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk. Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the castle to see, hear and feel - as never before!
Castles, Coastal, Roman, Highlight,
Dover's Hill NT A natural amphitheatre on a spur of the Cotswolds, with views over the Vale of Evesham
Countryside,
Downes HHA Built in 1692 the property is Grade II* Listed and sits in rolling parkland. Originally constructed of red brick by Moses Gould, the property was faced with Beer Stone by James Buller in 1794 before undergoing extensive changes during the 19th Century. ...
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House NT Landscape demesne and romantic temple in a dramatic coastal setting
Sites and Monuments, Coast, Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Downs Banks NT A little wilderness of woodlands and heath in the heart of the Midlands
Countryside,
Drovers Estate NT Drovers is a hidden estate nestling in the undulating hills and valleys of the South Downs. Here you can step back to a timeless rural life
Countryside,
Drum Castle, Garden & NTS
Drumlanrig Castle HHA Four-square, red sandstone mansion with turreted silhouette and sweeping forecourt towering above the Nith Valley, rebuilt by Sir William Bruce for the 1st Duke of Queensbury in 1645-88, with renowned art collection including work by Leonardo and Rembrand...
Drummond Castle Gardens HHA From the east gateway on the Crieff Muthill road, visitors drive up the long beech avenue to the car park and then walk to the outer castle court. On passing into the inner courtyard and attaining the top of the terracing the full extent and majesty of th...
Dryburgh Abbey HS Sitting by the Tweed River, its remarkably complete medieval ruins makes it easy to appreciate the attractions of monastic life.
Dryslwyn Castle CADW
Duart Castle HHA Standing high on rocks above the eastern entrance to the Sound of Mull, the castle is home to the chiefs of the Macleans of Duart. The keep was built in the 13th century, possibly within even older walls. Burnt by the English in 1758, it was restored in 1...
Dudmaston Estate NT Late 17th-century mansion with art collection, lakeside garden, dingle, woodland, lakes, River Severn and estate
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Duff House HS
Duffield Castle NT The remains of one of England's largest 13th-century castles
Sites and Monuments,
Dumbarton Castle HS
Dumfries House HHA Commissioned by William Crichton Dalrymple, the 5th Earl of Dumfries, Dumfries House is Robert Adam's most important early work. With over 600 items of furniture, many of which remain in situ as designed and intended for the house, the Dumfries collection...
Dumpdon Hill Fort NT An ancient hill fort with views over the Otter Valley
Countryside,
Duncombe Park HHA Early Georgian mansion dating from 1713 (with later wings) by the gentleman amateur architect and friend of Vanbrugh, William Wakefield. Restored as a family home from 1985 by Lord and Lady Feversham and now displaying their collection of British and cont...
Dundonald Castle HS Castle built by Robert II in the 1370s to mark his succession to the throne of Scotland
Dundrennan Abbey HS
Dunfermline Palace And Abbey HS
Dunham Massey NT Mansion with important collections and fascinating 'below stairs' area
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Dunkeld NTS Village
Dunninald, Castle and Gardens HHA Dunninald is a family home, completed in 1824 by the architect James Gillespie Graham in the Gothic Revival Style. Guided tours explain the collections of furniture, paintings and displays of fine needlework, photographs and memorabilia. In May extensiv...
Dunrobin Castle HHA One of Scotland's oldest inhabited houses, and the most northerly of its great castles. Although the keep dates from 1300, the exterior was romantically remodelled by Sir Charles Barry in 1845 and many of the interiors by Sir Robert Lorimer after a fire i...
Dunsland NT A grand Parkland abundant in wildlife and with over 900 years of history
Sites and Monuments, Countryside, Gardens and Parks,
Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate NT Extensive chalk and grassland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Countryside,
Dunstaffnage Castle And Chapel HS Mighty stronghold of the MacDougalls
Dunstanburgh Castle EH Dramatic Dunstanburgh Castle was built at a time when relations between King Edward II and his most powerful baron, Earl Thomas of Lancaster, had become openly hostile.
Castles, Coastal, Monuments and Ruins,
Dunstanburgh Castle NT Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting
Coast, Houses and Buildings,
Dunster Butter Cross EH Transplanted stump of a medieval stone cross that was once a meeting place for people to bring and sell their own butter. Nearby attractions include Cleeve Abbey.
Free,
Dunster Castle NT Ancient castle with fine interiors and subtropical gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Dunster Gallox Bridge EH This ancient stone bridge - originally 'gallows bridge'- once carried packhorses bringing fleeces to Dunster market and is evidence of Dunster's once important role in the wool trade.
Free,
Dunster Working Watermill NT Fully restored watermill
Houses and Buildings,
Dunster Yarn Market EH Fine 17th century timber-framed octagonal market hall that is a monument to Dunster's once-flourishing cloth trade.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens HHA Any visit to the Isle of Skye would be incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and h...
Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach NT Coastal lowland heath sandy cliffs and beach, rich in wildlife, offering tranquillity and excellent views
Coast,
Dupath Well EH This charming well-house of around 1500 stands over an ancient spring, believed to cure whooping cough.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Duxford Chapel EH A modest but complete and attractive 14th century chantry chapel, perhaps originally a hospital.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber CADW
Dyffryn Gardens NT We're currently negotiating with Vale of Glamorgan council to take stewardship of Dyffryn Gardens on a 50-year lease to begin later this year. National Trust ...
Dyfi Furnace CADW
Dymchurch Martello Tower EH Fully restored and re-equipped with its cannon, this is one of 103 ingeniously-designed artillery towers.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Dyrham Park NT Spectacular late 17th-century mansion, garden and deer park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Easby Abbey EH In a beautiful setting by the River Swale, Easby can be reached via a pleasant walk from Richmond Castle.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
East Head NT East Head
Coast,
East Pool Mine NT Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Houses and Buildings,
East Riddlesden Hall NT 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Eastbury Manor House NT Elizabethan merchant's house and gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Eastnor Castle HHA Eastnor is a dramatic fairytale castle situated in a 5000 acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is surrounded by a lake, deer park and arboretum, with magnificent views of the rolling Herefordshire coun...
Easton Walled Gardens HHA President Franklin Roosevelt described these gardens as a 'Dream of Nirvana...almost too good to be true'. 50 years later, the house was pulled down and the gardens abandoned. 100 years later see the ongoing revival of these magnificent gardens. Funded ...
Edinburgh Castle HS World famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
Edlingham Castle EH The riverside ruins, principally the solar tower, of a manor house progressively fortified against the Scots during the 14th century.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Edmondsham House & Gardens HHA Charming blend of Tudor and Georgian architecture with interesting contents. Organic walled garden, 6 acre garden with unusual trees and spring bulbs. 12th century church nearby.
Edvin Loach Old Church EH The ruins of an 11th century and later church built within the earthworks of a Norman motte and bailey castle, with a Victorian church nearby. The site of hundreds of years of worship.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Edzell Castle And Garden HS Beautiful statement of the prestige of its owners, the Lindsays
Eggardon Hill NT Iron Age hill fort and downland with views across the Marshwood Vale to the coast
Countryside,
Egglestone Abbey EH The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Eifionydd NT Snowdon's pastoral foothills reach down to the sea
Countryside,
Eilean Donan Castle HHA Widely recognised as the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan sits majestically at the point where three great lochs meet. The site has been fortified for at least 800 years and although partially destroyed during a Jacobite uprising in 1719...
Elcho Castle HS Remarkably complete 16th century fortified mansion
Eleanor Cross, Geddington EH In 1290 Eleanor of Castile, the beloved wife of Edward I and mother of his 14 children, died at Harby in Nottinghamshire.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Elgin Cathedral HS Home to Scotland’s finest octagonal chapter house
Eliseg's Pillar CADW
Elizabethan House Museum NT Delightful treasury of 16th-century domestic history
Houses and Buildings,
Ellys Manor House HHA A late 15th to early 16th century wool merchant's Manor House, built in the Flemish style with iconic stepped gable end, built of stone. The House boasts a fabulous scheme of early 16th century wall paintings, said to be the 'most complete, extensive and ...
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Eltham Palace and Gardens EH When millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built their 1930s Art Deco mansion by the Great Hall of medieval Eltham Palace, they created a masterpiece of 20th-century design.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Elton Hall HHA Owned and lived in by the Proby family since 1660. Classical 17th century house remodelled in 1860 with gothic additions 1790-1878. British paintings in the collection include pre-Raphaelites. The library collection includes Henry VIII's prayer book.
Embleton and Newton Links NT Breathtaking stretch of silver sands surrounded by wildlife-rich dunes
Coast,
Emmetts Garden NT Interesting hillside garden with year-round features
Gardens and Parks,
Englefield House HHA A 1930's woodland garden and 19th century formal gardens surround the historic house; with deer park, kitchen garden, water garden and other small special gardens.
Erddig NT Atmospheric house, featuring 485-hectare (1,200-acre) country park and formal walled garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Etal Castle EH Etal was built in the mid-14th century by Robert Manners as a defence against Scots raiders, in a strategic position by a ford over the River Till.
Castles,
Euston Hall HHA Georgian country house in brick, one substantial wing of a larger house which suffered fire in 1902. The reduced space now accentuates the richness of the interiors which include collections from Arlington House in London. The Dukes of Grafton are descend...
Ewenny Priory CADW
Ewloe Castle CADW
Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway HHA Spectacular 200-acre woodland garden, created 1919-1935 for Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias; both wild species and hybrids bred here. Rare trees and shrubs. Seasonal colour, views through New Forest to the Beaulieu River. ...
Eyam Hall HHA 17th century manor house, still the home of the Wright family, and built in the famous 'Plague village'. Interior includes unique Tapestry Room and collections include costumes, needlework, family portraits and other artefacts in an intimate lived-in atmo...
Eynsford Castle EH The substantial stone walls of a very early Norman 'enclosure castle', begun c.1085-7 and unusually little altered by later building works. This rare survival stands in an attractive village setting..
Castles, Free,
Failand NT A quiet area of rolling countryside with small fields and woodlands divided by hedges and sunken lanes
Countryside,
Fair Isle NTS Island
Fairfax House HHA Restored as one of the finest Georgian townhouses in England, with exceptional collections of Georgian furniture, late 17th century and early 18th century clocks, and Noel Terry collection of paintings and porcelain. Joseph Cortese Stucco work. Restored 1...
Fairfield HHA Elizabethan and Medieval house lived in by the same family (Acland-Hoods and their ancestors) for over 800 years. Woodland garden. Views of Quantocks and the sea. Described in Simon Jenkins' book 'England's thousand best houses'
Falkland Palace & NTS
Falls Of Glomach NTS Beauty spot
Farleigh Hungerford Castle EH Impressive 14th century castle with hidden treasures and sinister past. Chapel with rare medieval wall paintings and in the crypt, the best collection of human-shaped lead coffins in Britain.
Castles,
Farley Farm House HHA Early 18th century farmhouse set in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Weald, with views over the South Downs in a one hectare garden which contains many modern sculptures.
Farnborough Hall NT Honey-coloured stone house with exquisite plasterwork and fine landscaped garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Farne Islands NT Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird
Coast,
Farnham Castle Keep EH The impressive motte and shell keep of Farnham Castle, Surrey, founded in 1138 by Bishop Henry of Blois. An enjoyable day out within travelling distance of London.
Castles, Free,
Farringford HHA Farringford was the much loved home of Poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, for 40 years from 1833. The main house dates from 1806 with gothic embellishments and extensions added from the 1830s. Of particular importance is the second library built by Lady...
Faversham Stone Chapel (Our Lady of Elverton) EH The ruins of the small Anglo-Saxon and medieval chapel of Stone-next-Faversham.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate NT One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia
Fell Foot Park NT Country park beside Lake Windermere
Gardens and Parks,
Felley Priory Garden HHA Felley Priory was founded in 1156 and dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536. Later that century a new smaller house was built, which was added to in 1886. The garden was designed by Mrs. Chaworth-Musters, starting in 1976, when the hedges were planted and the h...
Fenton House and Garden NT Handsome 17th-century merchant's house with walled garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Fiddleford Manor EH The principal parts of a small stone manor house, probably begun about 1370 for William Latimer, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. The hall and solar chamber display outstandingly fine timber roofs.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Figsbury Ring NT Discover an unusually designed Iron age hill fort, containing a smaller central, possibly neolithic, enclosure. Enjoy the exceptional views from the ramparts over Salisbury Plain, ...
Finch Foundry NT The last working water-powered forge in England
Houses and Buildings,
Finchale Priory EH The very extensive remains of a 13th-century priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage. Part of it later served as a holiday retreat for the monks of Durham Cathedral.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Finchcocks HHA Finchcocks is a fine early Georgian manor in a beautiful unspoilt setting. It is noted for its outstanding brickwork, with a dramatic front elevation attriubted to Thomas Archer. Named after the family who lived on the site in the 13th century, the presen...
Firle Place HHA Mellow and unassuming 18th century house rebuilt around an early Tudor core belies the richness of its contents; old master paintings by Van Dyck, Rubens and de Koninck, with English portraits by Reynolds, Zoffany, Gainsborough and Lawrence. English and F...
Flatford: Bridge Cottage NT Beautiful 16th-century thatched cottage by the River Stour
Houses and Buildings,
Flint Castle CADW
Floors Castle HHA Home of the Duke of Roxburghe, built in 1721 to designs by William Adam and remodelled on baronial style by Playfair 1838-49, this immense and palatial house contains fine French furniture, porcelain and paintings. James II of Scotland was killed in the g...
Florence Court NT Beautiful 18th-century house and demesne
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Flowerdown Barrows EH Three Bronze Age burial mounds, once part of a much larger 'barrow cemetery', including two bowl barrows, and the largest and finest disc barrow in Hampshire.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Fonmon Castle HHA Occupied as a home since the 13th century, this medieval castle has exceptional Georgian interiors and is surrounded by extensive gardens.
Fontmell and Melbury Downs NT Open expanses of flowery downland and breathtaking views
Countryside,
Forde Abbey HHA Enjoy Forde Abbey's award winning 30 acre informal garden where there is always something of beauty and interest to see; from carpets of springtime bulbs, through vibrant summer borders to the wonderful colours of the arboretum in autumn. Even in winter, ...
Formby NT Large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods
Coast,
Fort Brockhurst EH One of a number of forts built in the 1850s and 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its harbour against a French invasion. Largely unaltered, the parade ground, gun ramps and moated keep can be viewed.
Free,
Fort Cumberland EH Perhaps England's most impressive piece of 18th-century defensive architecture, Fort Cumberland was reconstructed in pentagonal form by the Duke of Richmond between 1785 and 1810.
Castles, Free,
Fort George HS
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden NT Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site. Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Fowey Estuary to Pencarrow Head NT Spectacular walks, secluded beaches and exceptional views
Coast,
Framlingham Castle EH Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk.
Castles, Highlight,
Frensham Little Pond NT Bishop?s fish pond amidst stunning heathland and abundant wildlife
Fulham Palace HHA Fulham Palace is a remarkable place, the estate was owned by the Bishops of London for over 1500 years and the Palace was their country home from at least the 11th century. Vacated by the Bishops in 1975 it is now leased by Hammersmith and Fulham council...
Furness Abbey EH The remains of an abbey founded by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, ornately decorated chapter house and cloister buildings.
Coastal, Monuments and Ruins,
Fursdon HHA Home of the Fursdon family since the 13th century, enlarged in the 1730's and completed in 1815 with colonnaded front. Some early features retained. Good family costume collection, including 18th century garments. Set in parkland with attractive gardens. ...
Fyne Court NT Nature reserve and visitor centre
Countryside,
Fyvie Castle NTS Castle
Gainsborough Old Hall EH A little-known gem, Gainsborough Old Hall is among the best-preserved medieval manor houses in England. Partly brick and timber-framed, and mainly later 15th century with Elizabethan additions.
Houses and Palaces,
Gainsthorpe Medieval Village EH A deserted medieval village, one of the best-preserved examples in England, clearly visible as a complex of grassy humps and bumps.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Garrison Walls EH You can enjoy a two-hour walk alongside the ramparts of these defensive walls and earthworks, dating from the 16th to 18th centuries.
Coastal, Free,
Gawthorpe Hall NT Elizabethan house with rich interiors and an important textile collection
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Geilston Garden NTS Garden
George Inn NT Last remaining galleried inn in London
Houses and Buildings,
George Stephenson's Birthplace NT Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer
Houses and Buildings,
Georgian House NTS Furnished historic house
Giant's Causeway NT Famous geological World Heritage Site on the North Antrim Coast
Coast,
Gibside NT Stunning 18th-century landscape garden
Gardens and Parks,
Gisborough Priory EH The ruins of an Augustinian priory founded by the Bruce family, afterwards Kings of Scotland. They are dominated by the dramatic skeleton of the 14th-century church's east end.
Monuments and Ruins,
Gladstone's Land NTS Historic attraction
Glamis Castle HHA Royal residence of the Lyon family since 1372 and legendary setting of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. Rebuilt in elaborate, turreted French chateau style in late 17th century incorporating some 14th century work, it is spectacular. Fine furnishings, paintings a...
Glansevern Hall HHA Gardens surrounding the house built in Greek revival style on the River Severn and rescued since 1982 from neglect. The 1805 original plans were altered in 1880 by Edward Milner. Unusual trees, lakeside walk, water and rose gardens, huge rockery and a w...
Glastonbury Tor NT Prominent hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Glastonbury Tribunal EH Fine, late 15th century stone townhouse, early Tudor façade and panelled interiors. Home to Glastonbury Lake Village Museum: discover life 2000 years ago when much of Somerset consisted of marshy sea.
Houses and Palaces,
Glemham Hall HHA This impressive red brick Elizabethan mansion is steeped in history and is the perfect setting for a traditional English county-style wedding. Glemham Hall was built circa 1560 by the de Glemham family, who took their name from nearby Great (Magna) and L...
Glenarm Castle HHA Home to the Earls of Antrim for over 400 years, Glenarm Castle is today a beautiful Jacobethan style mansion set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Although the Castle is only occasionally open to the public, the Castle’s magnificent Walled Garden...
Glencoe & NTS
Glendurgan Garden NT Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Coast, Gardens and Parks,
Glenfinnan Monument NTS Historic attraction
Glenluce Abbey HS
Glenoe NT A beautiful waterfall nestling in the glens of Antrim
Glynde Place HHA Built in 1569 of local Sussex flint with Caen stone dressings around a courtyard, the house is a good example of an Elizabethan manor for an estate that has been in the same family since the 12th century. 17th and 18th century portraits, and an Italian ol...
Goatfell NTS Mountain
Goddards NT Formal and informal gardens with a variety of features
Gardens and Parks,
Godinton House HHA Jacobean house incorporating a medieval hall, Tudor staircase and later additional carvings, furniture, porcelain and contrasting decoration, reflect its fascinating history. Set in 12 acres of wonderful gardens and surrounded by tranquil parkland, the h...
Godolphin NT Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Godrevy NT High cliffs and sheltered coves with sandy beaches
Coast,
Golden Cap NT Stunning coastline and England's only natural World Heritage Site
Coast,
Goodnestone Park Gardens HHA Formal terraced gardens, with recently planted 'Millennium' parterre, surround the house which Jane Austen frequently visited, and overlook 18th century parkland. Three walled gardens with mixed borders redesigned since 1960 give long vistas. Arboretum ...
Goodrich Castle EH Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
Goodshaw Chapel EH English Heritage's only Nonconformist place of worship, this atmospheric Baptist chapel displays a complete set of box-pews, galleries and pulpit dating from c. 1742 to 1809.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Goodwood House HHA Goodwood House, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, is open to the public for 60 days a year. The Regency State Apartments house some astonishing treasures including celebrated paintings by horse artist George Stubbs and Canaletto's stunnin...
Gorhambury House HHA Impressive Palladian house with monumental portico by Sir Robert Taylor, refaced with white Portland stone in the 1950's. The ruins of the Tudor house built by the Bacon family lie in the park. The imposing entrance hall begins the sequence of important p...
Gosford House HHA Mansion in striking maritime situation designed in Roman Thermae style by Robert Adam. His equally monumental wings were subsequently demolished, but replaced in 1890 by William Young. Interior includes famous Marble Hall ( of Staffordshire alabaster). Ou...
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre NT Large National Trust shop and Visitor Centre set amongst spectacular countryside and beaches
Coast,
Grantham House NT Handsome town house, with architectural features from various eras and riverside walled garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Gray's Printing Press NT 18th-century printing press
Houses and Buildings,
Grays Court HHA Grays Court one of the oldest continuously occupied houses in the country and is listed at grade 1 as a building of special architectural and historic interest. The building is located in the minster precinct, a conservation area within the candidate wor...
Great Chalfield Manor and Garden NT Charming 15th-century manor house with Arts and Crafts garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Great Coxwell Barn NT 13th-century stone barn
Houses and Buildings,
Great Dixter HHA Built c.1450 and one of the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country. Restored and extended in 1910 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. A hall house dating from around 1500 was also added. Having been originally located at nearby Benendon, it was dismantled...
Great Langdale NT Spectacular walking, scrambling and climbing country
Countryside,
Great Witcombe Roman Villa EH The remains of a large and luxurious villa built around AD 250, with a bathhouse complex and possibly the shrine of a water spirit.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Great Yarmouth Row Houses and Greyfriars' Cloisters EH Enjoy a rare trip back in time at this Norfolk visitor attraction. The delightful Row Houses at Row 111 and the Old Merchant’s House are rare remnants of Great Yarmouth’s original distinctive ‘Rows’.
Houses and Palaces,
Greenbank Garden NTS Garden
Greenway NT Greenway house and garden on the River Dart: 'the loveliest place in the world'
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Gresgarth Hall Gardens HHA A garden of 12 acres. The setting is in a valley cut of the surrounding fields over millennia by a tributary of the river Lune called Artle Beck. The sound of water is ever-present. The terraces descend from the house to the lake, and are planted with ...
Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve NTS Nature reserve
Greyfriars EH Substantial remains of an early Tudor friary church of Franciscan 'grey friars' founded in 1231.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Greyfriars' House and Garden NT 15th-century merchant's house in Worcester city centre
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Greys Court NT A family home, delightful gardens and an idyllic setting
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine EH Grime’s Graves is a unique visitor attraction in Norfolk as the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain.
Prehistoric,
Grimspound EH The best known of many Dartmoor prehistoric settlements, Grimspound dates from the late Bronze Age. The remains of 24 stone houses survive within a massive boundary wall.
Monuments and Ruins, Prehistoric, Free,
Grimsthorpe Castle HHA Stately stone edifice which is a confident and mature work of Sir John Vanbrugh, in fact his last major work - extending and refronting a house dating from the 13th century and which survives behind and around a Tudor quadrangle. The hall is considered to...
Grosmont Castle CADW
Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel NT Remote late 17th-century Baptist chapel
Houses and Buildings,
Gunby Hall and Gardens NT Fine red-brick house, dating from 1700, with Victorian walled gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Gwydir Uchaf Chapel CADW
Hackness Martello Tower And Battery HS Extensive military remains on the island of Hoy
Haddo House NTS Historic attraction
Haddon Hall HHA This castellated medieval manor house around two courtyards has remained unchanged since the reign of Henry VIII. It reeks of antiquity and has some of the finest untouched interiors, including the Long Gallery, Great Hall and Chapel. Sensitively restored...
Hadleigh Castle EH The romantic ruins of a royal castle overlooking the Essex marshes. Hadleigh was begun in about 1215 by Hubert de Burgh, but extensively refortified by Edward III during the Hundred Years War.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort NT Roman wall running through an often wild landscape
Sites and Monuments, Countryside,
Hafoty Medieval House CADW
Hagley Hall HHA Noble Palladian house with corner pavilions completed in 1760 to the designs of Sanderson Miller. Italian plasterwork by Vassalli and Rococo decoration with furnishings by Chippendale. Collection includes Grand Tour items, including marble classical busts...
Hailes Abbey EH Founded by the Earl of Cornwall in thanks for surviving a shipwreck. It housed a renowned relic, ‘the Holy Blood of Hailes’: allegedly a phial of Christ’s blood. Great picnic spot. Audio tours.
Monuments and Ruins,
Hailes Abbey NT 13th-century Cistercian abbey
Sites and Monuments,
Halesowen Abbey EH Remains of abbey founded by King John in the 13th century.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Hall Place & Gardens HHA Hall Place is a Grade I listed house in award winning Grade II* listed gardens.
Halliggye Fogou EH Roofed and walled in stone, this complex of passages is the largest and best-preserved of several mysterious underground tunnels associated with Cornish Iron Age settlements.
Prehistoric, Free,
Halwell Woods NT Explore new woodland only recently opened to the public
Countryside,
Ham House and Garden NT Unique 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors, original collections and restored formal gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Hampton Court Castle & Gardens HHA Hampton Court Castle is a fortified manor house recently opened to the public who can view the elaborate gardens and home and make use of the award-winning The Orangery Cafe and on-site gift shop. The building was established in 1434, but was renovated i...
Hamptworth Lodge HHA An Edwardian recreation of a house originally built c. 1620, and rebuilt by Sir Guy Dawber between 1910-1914 in brick and timber in the Elizabethan/Jacobean style. Interiors include much Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture, including clocks, as well as the...
Hanbury Hall and Gardens NT William and Mary-style country house, garden and park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Hardcastle Crags NT Beautiful wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Hardknott Roman Fort EH This remote and dramatically-sited fort was founded under Hadrian's rule in the 2nd century.Well-marked remains include the headquarters building, commandant's house and bath house.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill NT Impressive fully functioning water-powered flour mill
Houses and Buildings,
Hardwick Hall NT One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Hardwick Old Hall EH The remodelled family home of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England, stands beside the New Hall she raised later in the 1590s.
Houses and Palaces,
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Hardy Country NT Visit the two homes of Thomas Hardy, Max Gate and Hardy's Birthplace, and lose yourself in this literary landscape
Countryside,
Hardy Monument NT Monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy
Sites and Monuments,
Hare Hill NT Charming wooded and walled garden
Gardens and Parks,
Hare Hill - Hadrian's Wall EH A short length of Wall, still standing 2.7 metres (8.8 feet) high.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Haresfield Beacon and Standish Wood NT A superb Cotswold landscape of mixed woodland and open grassland with extensive views
Countryside,
Harewood House HHA Harewood House, built in the 1860's by Edwin Lascelles is renowned for its magnificent Robert Adam interiors, superb Thomas Chippendale furniture and world class collection of paintings by, amongst others, JMW Turner, Reynolds, Titian, El Greco and Picass...
Harewoods NT Hidden woodlands, lush green meadows, tranquil ponds and an ancient common
Harlech Castle CADW
Harmondsworth Barn EH This Grade I listed oak-framed medieval barn ranks alongside the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace for its exceptional architectural and historic interest.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Harmony Garden NTS Garden
Harrows Scar Milecastle and Wall - Hadrian's Wall EH A mile-long section of the Wall, rebuilt in stone later in Hadrian's reign. It is linked to Birdoswald Roman Fort.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Harry's Walls EH An unfinished artillery fort, built above St Mary's Pool harbour in 1552-53.
Coastal, Free,
Harting Down NT Dramatic hill-top views and secluded valleys, with abundant wild flowers
Countryside,
Hartland Abbey HHA Hartland Abbey is a fascinating house. Built across a narrow,wooded valley leading to an Atlantic cove a mile away, Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to The Keeper of his Wine Cellar, whose descendants live here today. Not only can visitors experience the stunn...
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Harvington Hall HHA This moated medieval and Elizabethan manor is owned by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It has secret hiding places and rare wall paintings.
Hatchlands Park NT 18th-century mansion, with Adam interiors and collection of keyboard instruments, set in parkland
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Hatfield Earthworks (Marden Henge) EH The earthworks of a Neolithic henge and monumental mound, by a loop in the River Avon. Recent archaeological find of building equivalent to a priest’s quarters.
Prehistoric, Free,
Hatfield Forest NT Ancient royal hunting forest
Countryside,
Haughley Park HHA Imposing mellow red brick Jacobean manor house (Grade 1) with 6 acres of mature gardens set in undulating parkland. 17th century Barn (Grade 2) approached from gardens, with main hall in red brick and fine timber roof.
Haughmond Abbey EH Extensive remains of Augustinian abbey, including abbots' quarters, refectory & cloister. Chapter house frontage with 12th & 14th century carving & statuary, timber roof c.1500. Displays, picnic area.
Monuments and Ruins,
Haverfordwest Priory CADW
Hawford Dovecote NT 16th-century half-timbered dovecote
Houses and Buildings,
Hawkshead and Claife Viewing Station NT Classic south Lakeland countryside with views of the fells and lakes and picturesque buildings
Countryside,
Hawksmoor NT Discover Staffordshire's secret woodlands
Countryside,
Headley Heath NT A wonderful mix of open heathland, woodland and chalk downland
Heale House Gardens HHA A treasure garden beside the Avon, designed by Harold Peto in Edwardian and Tudor styles - terraced garden with clipped yew and Chilmark stonework; but Peto's Edwardian style gives way to luxuriant planting; walled garden with tunnels of apple trees and p...
Heddon Valley NT Towering cliffs, secluded coves and a beautiful wooded valley within Exmoor National Park
Coast, Countryside,
Heddon-on-the-Wall - Hadrian's Wall EH A consolidated stretch of Wall, up to 2 metres (61⁄2 feet) thick in places.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Hedingham Castle HHA Splendid Norman Keep built c. 1140 by the famous de Veres, Earls of Oxford. Besieged by King John and visited by King Henry VII, King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Magnificent Banqueting Hall with Minstrels' Gallery, and fine decorative stonework.
Heelis NT Central office for the National Trust
Houses and Buildings,
Heigham Holmes NT A remote island in the Norfolk Broads
Countryside,
Hellens HHA Built as a monastery and recorded in the Domesday Book survey of 1086, with Tudor, Jacobean and Stuart additions. Occupied by Mortimer, Earl of March and visited by the Black Prince and Bloody Mary. A wealth of period furnishings, paintings and decoration...
Helmingham Hall Gardens HHA An exceptional garden: 19th century box parterre, edged with a spring border, an Elizabethan kitchen garden and double cruciform herbaceous border all surrounded by Saxon moat, in same ownership for 500 years. New herb and rose gardens contain plants cont...
Helmsley Castle EH Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle, an essential site for any visitor to the market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins,
Hembury and Holne Woods NT Lichen-clad, ancient oak woodland valleys following the River Dart
Countryside,
Hemerdon House HHA Late 18th century house, the neatly rendered austere exterior of which belies a warm, comfortable interior with Georgian elegance overlaid by Victorian solidity. Naval and military mementoes of the Woollcombes, including a model of HMS Victor(1820's)
Hen Gwrt Moated Site CADW
Hergest Croft Gardens HHA 100-year old gardens on the Welsh Marches looking to the Black Mountains. Created by three generations of the Banks family, 50 acres contain 4,000 rare shrubs and trees, including azaleas, birch and maples: woodland garden with outstanding collection of H...
Heritage Cottage CADW
Hermitage NTS Woodland
Hermitage Castle HS Hermitage Castle has a history filled with intrigue, murders, trysts, torture, and treason.
Hestercombe Gardens HHA The formal gardens, feature terraces, rills and an orangery, are the supreme example of the Lutyens/Jekyll partnership. The newly restored landscape garden, designed by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde in 1750, conatains 40 acres of Georgian pleasure grounds in...
Hever Castle HHA Beautifully evocative 13th century double-moated castle containing a comfortable Tudor manor house built by the Boleyn family - the whole lavishly restored and extended by William Waldorf Astor, the American millionaire, from 1903. The home of Anne Boleyn...
Heysham Head NT Beautiful sandstone headland renowned for its eighth-century chapel and rock hewn graves; a wonderful urban green space
Hidcote NT Celebrated 20th-century garden in the beautiful north Cotswolds
Gardens and Parks,
High Beeches Gardens HHA 20th century gardens designed by the Loder family following the principles of William Robinson. With naturalistic woodland planting begun in 1906, the 25-acre gardens are full of acid-loving rare plants, with woodland vistas created by ponds and open clea...
High Cross House NT Built as a ?machine for living in? for William Curry, headmaster of Dartington Hall School, this Modernist gem was commissioned by Leonard Elmhirst and designed ...
Highclere Castle HHA Highclere Castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon. In the 1830s the 3rd Earl commissioned Sir Charles Barry to transform the original Georgian house into this soaring pinnacled mansion. Today the 8th Earl and Countess take a keen interest i...
Highcliffe Castle HHA Highcliffe Castle is a Grade I listed building which was built between 1831 and 1835 by Lord Stuart de Rothesay. It has been described as "the most important remaining example of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture."
Hill Hall EH This fine Elizabethan mansion features some of the earliest external Renaissance architectural detail in the country.
Houses and Palaces,
Hill Top NT Delightful small 17th-century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & NTS
Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl NT The gateway to the Surrey Hills
Hindringham Hall HHA Tudor flint house nestling at the bottom of a river valley, surrounded by a moat known to date from 1250.
Hinton Ampner NT Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
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Hob Hurst's House EH A square prehistoric burial mound with an earthwork ditch and outer bank. Named after a local goblin.
Prehistoric, Free,
Hod Hill NT Dorset's largest hill fort renowned for its downland wildlife
Countryside,
Hodnet Hall Gardens HHA In the 1920's Brigadier Heber-Percy decided to flood the valley below the house, digging out ornamental pools, and for 40 years planting the pool margins and slopes with azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias helped by the distinguished botanist, E A Bowles...
Hodsock Priory HHA Renowned Gardens, famous for snowdrop displays. Open every February only. Tearoom, Plant Sales & Gift Shop.
Hoghton Tower HHA Situated in Lancashire between Preston and Blackburn, this Elizabethan fortified hilltop Manor House, one of the finest renaissance buildings in England, is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family. Built in 1565, the Tower has played host to many fam...
Holdenby House HHA Restored from the ruins of Sir Christopher Hatton's great Elizabethan palace, in its day the largest house in England, the surviving garden is a rare piece of history; parts have been replanted by Rosemary Verey (using plants available in 1580) and Rupert...
Hole Park HHA 14-acre gardens in the fine parkland. Topiary and walled gardens are the backdrop for varied planting, pools and statuary. Excellent bluebell woods and, later, autumn colour.
Holker Hall & Gardens HHA Grand large-scale rebuilding in Victorian Tudor style by Paley & Austin. Epitome of country house life before the Great War, with appropriate collections. Mementoes of Henry Cavendish, who discovered the properties of hydrogen.
Holkham Hall HHA A spectacular example of English Palladian style in local yellow brick built by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester, between 1734-1764 from plans by William Kent. The immense entrance hall, with deeply coved and coffered ceiling supported by towering colum...
Holme Hall HHA Holme Hall is a Grade I listed manor house situated just outside Bakewell in the Peak District. Incorporating an earlier Tudor House, the main part of the present hall was built in 1626-1628 by Bernard Wells, a lead merchant originally from Gloucestershir...
Holme Pierrepont Hall HHA The present house is the gatehouse range of a larger medieval house dating from the 13th century. Its facade includes brickwork of c. 1510 and a later battlemented parapet. The interior includes features rescued from the demolished Hall Range, including a...
Holmwood NTS Historic attraction
Holmwood Common NT Ancient Common once owned by King Harold and William the Conqueror
Holnicote Estate NT Varied landscape of moorland, woods, farms and coast, rich in wildlife
Coast, Countryside,
Holy Jesus Hospital NT An extraordinary mix of architecture from over seven centuries of Newcastle upon Tyne's history
Houses and Buildings,
Holyhead Mountain Hut Circles CADW
Holywell and Crantock NT Unspoilt golden, sandy beaches sit alongside the seemingly remote expanses of Cubert Common and the Kelseys
Countryside,
Home of Charles Darwin (Down House) EH Down House is a site of outstanding international significance. Here the famous scientist Charles Darwin lived with his family for forty years and worked on his revolutionary theories.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Hopetoun House HHA Hopetoun House is a unique gem of Europe's architectural heritage and undoubtedly 'Scotland's Finest Stately Home'. Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth, it is one of the most splendid examples of the work of Scottish architects Sir William Bruce ...
Hopton Hall Gardens HHA Hopton Hall, dating back to 1414, lies on the edge of the White Peak National Park. In the 1400's Hopton Hall boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir.
Horne's Place Chapel EH A rare survival of a fine domestic chapel, built for William Horne in 1366 and attached to his timber-framed manor house, which was attacked during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Horsey Windpump NT Imposing five-storey drainage windpump
Houses and Buildings,
Horton Court NT Remains of a 12th-century rectory with Norman hall and early Renaissance decoration
Houses and Buildings,
Houghton Hall HHA With its domed corner towers, this is one of the finest Palladian-style houses in England, built and furnished between 1722 and 1735 for Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister, to designs by Colen Campbell and Thomas Ripley, with interior decoration by Will...
Houghton House EH Houghton House today is the shell of a 17th century mansion commanding magnificent views, reputedly the inspiration for the ‘House Beautiful’ in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Houghton Lodge Gardens HHA Houghton Lodge is a Grade II* Historic House, stunningly situated on a hilltop, overlooking an open and gently curving stretch of the River Test with its swans and water meadows.
Houghton Mill NT Impressive working 18th-century watermill
Houses and Buildings,
Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village EH The remains of four 13th century stone farmsteads, on land originally farmed in the Bronze Age. This isolated Dartmoor hamlet was probably abandoned in the early 15th century.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
House Of Dun & NTS
House of the Binns NTS Furnished historic house
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall EH A fascinating tourist attraction in North East England, Houseteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian's Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment.
Highlight,
Hoveton Hall Gardens HHA Set in the Norfolk Broads, the 10-acre gardens feature narcissi and bulbs in spring, azaleas and rhododendrons in early summer, peonies and herbaceous plants in the walled 'Spider Garden' in June/July, and hydrangeas and buddhleias in August.
Hovingham Hall HHA This Palladian family home in its beautiful parkland setting was designed and built by Thomas Worsley. It is still lived in by his descendants and was the childhood home of Katharine Worsley, the Duchess of Kent. Hovingham Hall is entered by a huge Riding...
Howden Minster EH The elaborately decorated ruins of a 14th-century chancel and chapter house (viewable only from the outside), attached to the still operational cathedral-like minster church.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & NTS
Hughenden NT Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Huntingtower Castle HS The House of Ruthven containing a fine painted ceiling
Huntly Castle HS Baronial residence
Hurlers Stone Circles EH Three fine late Neolithic or early Bronze Age stone circles arranged in a line, a grouping unique in England.
Prehistoric, Free,
Hurst Castle EH Hurst Castle provides a remote escape by the sea with plenty of things to do and see! Built by Henry VIII; one of the most advanced artillery fortresses in the England.
Castles, Coastal,
Hutton-in-the-Forest HHA Medieval Pele towers, extended in 17th century with a gallery and baroque central facade, in the 18th century with a suite of 3 rooms, and in the 19th century with a tower by Salvin. The interiors span the centuries and contain a fine collection of portra...
Hydon's Ball and Heath NT Memorial to Octavia Hill overlooking the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Hylton Castle EH The distinctive and highly decorative gatehouse-tower of a castle built by the wealthy Sir William Hylton, shortly before 1400. Originally containing four floors of self-contained family.
Castles, Houses and Palaces, Free,
Ickworth NT A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Ide Hill NT A great place for a picnic. Enjoy impressive views of The Weald
Countryside,
Ightham Mote NT Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Inchcolm Abbey HS The best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland
Inchmahome Priory HS Set on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Inchmahome is an idyllically-situated Augustinian monastery dating from 1238
Ingatestone Hall HHA A 16th century manor house built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor monarchs. Elizabeth I spent several nights at the Hall on her Royal Progress of 1561. Sir William's descendants still live in the house which largely retains its Tudor...
Innisidgen Lower and Upper Burial Chambers EH Two Bronze Age communal burial cairns of Scillonian type, with fine views. The upper cairn is the best preserved on the islands.
Coastal, Prehistoric, Free,
Inveraray Castle and Garden HHA The present castle was built between 1745 and 1790 on the instructions of the 3rd Duke of Argyll to designs by Roger Morris to replace a 15th century fortified keep. The interiors were planned by Robert Mylne for the 5th Duke. A third floor and the conica...
Inveresk Lodge Garden NTS Garden
Inverewe Garden & NTS
Iona NTS Island
Iona Abbey HS
Iron Bridge EH The world’s first iron bridge was erected over the River Severn here in 1779 by Abraham Darby III. Costing over £6000, the bridge was cast in his Coalbrookdale foundry, using 378 tons of iron.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Isel Hall HHA Standing on a steep slope above the winding River Derwent and two miles from Bassenthwaite Lake, Isel Hall is a spectacular building. Its south facing terraces command glorious views to the river, which is banked with rhododendrons in the Spring. In the d...
Islandmagee NT A peninsula on the east coast of County Antrim
Countryside,
Isleham Priory Church EH Isleham Priory Church is the best example in England of a small Norman Benedictine priory church, surviving in a surprisingly unaltered state despite later conversion into a barn.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
J M Barrie's Birthplace NTS Birthplace of famous scot
J. W. Evans Silver Factory EH Established in 1881, J. W. Evans is one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.
Jarlshof Prehistoric And Norse Settlement HS
Jedburgh Abbey HS Jedburgh Abbey, founded in 1138, was a frequent target for invading border armies.
Jewel Tower EH The Jewel Tower, or 'King's Privy Wardrobe', was built c.1365 to house Edward III's treasures.
Castles,
Jewry Wall EH A length of Roman bath-house wall over 9 metres (30 feet) high, near a museum displaying the archaeology of Leicester and its region.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Jordan Hill Roman Temple EH The foundations of a 4th century Romano-Celtic temple with fine coastal views.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Jurassic Coast NT The spectacular coastline between Exmouth and Branscombe
Coast,
Kedleston Hall NT Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors, pleasure ground and parkland
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Kelburn Castle HHA Home of the Boyle family since 1140, the early Norman keep was greatly enlarged in 1581, and a fine William and Mary mansion was added by the 1st Earl of Glasgow in 1700. It was further extended in 1879 by the 6th Earl. Memorabilia from New Zealand and th...
Kellie Castle & NTS
Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens HHA Built in 1732 to a James Gibbs design, Kelmarsh Hall is surrounded by its working estate, grazed parklands and beautiful gardens. Over the years successive owners and influences have left their imprint on the Palladian style house and the gardens; none mo...
Kelmscott Manor HHA Archetypal gabled Cotswold manor house of 1570 with taller block added in the 17th century. Famous as the country house of the artist, designer and writer William Morris from 1871 to his death in 1896. Here is an interesting and important collection of th...
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden EH Robert Dudley created this ornate palace to impress his beloved Queen in 1575. The newly re-created Elizabethan Garden, lost for 400 years, is now open to visitors. Vast grounds perfect for exploring.
Castles, Gardens, Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
Kentwell Hall HHA Moated brick Tudor manor house built on wool trade wealth in 16th century and interior remodelled by Hopper in 1825. Recently and imaginatively restored, the house now reflects the life and work of a Tudor house from Great Kitchen to Herb and Potager Gard...
Kenwood House EH This outstanding house beside Hampstead Heath was remodelled by Robert Adam between 1764 and 1779. He transformed the original brick building into a majestic villa for the great judge, Lord Mansfield.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight, Free,
Kidwelly Castle CADW
Kiftsgate Court Gardens HHA Magnificently situated garden on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment with views towards the Malvern Hills. Many unusual shrubs and plants including tree peonies, abutilons, specie and old-fashioned roses.
Kildrummy Castle HS Fine example of a 13th century castle
Killerton NT Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century house with renowned historical fashion collection
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Killerton: Budlake Old Post Office NT Charming example of a 1950s Post Office Room with cottage garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Killerton: Clyston Mill NT Historic working watermill in idyllic riverside setting
Houses and Buildings,
Killerton: Marker's Cottage NT Thatched medieval cob house with smoke-blackened timbers and painted wooden screen
Houses and Buildings,
Killiecrankie NTS Woodland
King Arthur's Round Table EH A Neolithic earthwork henge, dating from c. 2000 BC, but much later believed to be King Arthur's jousting arena. Mayburgh Henge is adjacent.
Prehistoric, Free,
King Charles's Castle EH The ruins of a mid 16t -century coastal artillery fort, later garrisoned - hence the name - by Civil War Royalists.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
King Doniert's Stone EH Two richly carved pieces of a 9th century 'Celtic' cross, with an inscription commemorating Dumgarth, British King of Dumnonia, who drowned in c. AD 875.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
King James's and Landport Gates, Portsmouth EH Two ornamental gateways, once part of Portsmouth's defences. King James's Gate (of 1687) has been moved, but Landport Gate (1760), remains in it's original position.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
King John's Hunting Lodge NT Wool-merchant's house of <f_italic>c</f_italic>.1500
Houses and Buildings,
King's Head NT Historic ancient coaching inn in the heart of Aylesbury
Houses and Buildings,
Kingston Bagpuize House HHA Beautiful 1660's manor house remodelled in early 1700's in red brick with stone facings. Cantilevered staircase and finely proportioned panelled rooms.
Kingston Lacy NT Elegant country mansion set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland
Sites and Monuments, Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Kingston Russell Stone Circle EH A late Neolithic or early Bronze Age circle of 18 fallen stones, on a hilltop overlooking Abbotsbury and the sea.
Coastal, Prehistoric, Free,
Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse EH This 16th century gatehouse, one of the latest monastic buildings in England, displays a richly sculpted mullioned window. It is the sole survivor of this Cistercian abbey.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse And Museum of Scottish Lighthouses HS Fine 16th century castle altered in 1787 to take the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses
Kintail & NTS
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses NT High sandstone ridge and hill fort overlooking dramatic red sandstone rock houses
Sites and Monuments, Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Kinwarton Dovecote NT Circular 14th-century dovecote
Houses and Buildings,
Kiplin Hall HHA A unique gem of Jacobean architecture, with steep gables and towers in the centre of each side of its rectangle topped with octagonal ogival domes. Built of brick and reminiscent of Hatfield, although on a smaller scale. George Calvert, the builder, was S...
Kirby Hall EH Kirby Hall is one of England's greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses. Begun by Sir Humphrey Stafford, it was purchased by Sir Christopher Hatton, one of Queen Elizabeth's 'comely young men'.
Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Kirby Muxloe Castle EH The picturesque moated remains - including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower - of this brick-built fortified mansion have recently been extensively conserved by English Heritage.
Castles,
Kirkham House, Paignton EH This late medieval stone house, afterwards split into three cottages was restored in the 1960s.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Kirkham Priory EH Beautifully placed between the city of York and the town of Malton, the riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in the beautiful Derwent valley near the Yorkshire Wolds.
Monuments and Ruins,
Kirriemuir Camera Obscura NTS Historic attraction
Kirstead Hall HHA A fine Grade 1 listed Elizabethan Manor house Circa 1570 of 'E' shaped plan with stepped Flemish gable ends. The brickwork with attractive blue diaper decoration and pin tiled roof standing in 4 acres.
Kisimul Castle HS The only significant surviving medieval castle in the Western Isles
Kit's Coty House and Little Kit's Coty House EH The remains of two megalithic 'dolmen' burial chambers. Impressive Kit's Coty has three uprights and a massive capstone: Little Kit's Coty, alias the Countless Stones, is now a jumble of sarsens.
Prehistoric, Free,
Knebworth House HHA Set in 250 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth House is one of England's most colourful stately homes. It is remarkable for having been in the same family - the Lyttons - for more than 500 years and for its romantic exterior complete wit...
Knights Templar Church, Dover EH The foundations of a small medieval church, traditionally the site of King John's submission to the Papal Legate in 1213.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Knightshayes Court NT Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and garden with outstanding plant collection
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Knole NT History and grandeur in the heart of Kent
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Knowles Mill NT The mill dates from the 18th century and retains much of its machinery, including the frames of an overshot ...
Knowlton Church and Earthworks EH The siting of this ruined medieval church at the centre of a Neolithic ritual henge earthwork symbolises the transition from pagan to Christian worship and creates an atmospheric scene.
Monuments and Ruins, Prehistoric, Free,
Knowsley Hall HHA Home to the Earls of Derby and set in 4 square miles of secure landscaped parkland. Knowsley Hall is open to the public for only five days a year (see website for details) although pre-booked groups are welcome throughout the year.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village NT Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Lamb House NT Fine brick-fronted house with literary associations
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Lambert's and Coney's Castle NT Walk in the footsteps of previous generations along these ancient hill forts
Countryside,
Lamphey Bishop's Palace CADW
Lamport Hall HHA An unusual, early-Italianate palazzo designed by John Webb (a pupil of Inigo Jones) in 1654, extended by Francis Smith of Warwick circa 1732 for the Ishams, one of the county's oldest landed families. Later work by Burn, 1860's. Outstanding collection of ...
Landguard Fort EH Landguard Fort is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667 and the first land battle of the Royal Marines.
Coastal, Monuments and Ruins,
Lanercost Priory EH The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history.
Monuments and Ruins,
Langley Chapel EH A small chapel tranquilly set all alone in charming countryside. Its atmospheric interior contains a perfect set of 17th-century timber furnishings, including a musicians' pew.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Lanhydrock NT Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Lanlay NT A landscape abandoned by a generation of progress
Countryside,
Lantic Bay and Lansallos NT Stretch your legs in a living Cornish landscape
Countryside,
Laugharne Castle CADW
Launceston Castle EH Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, unusual in that during rebuilding one tower was constructed with the remains of the older.
Castles,
Lavenham Guildhall NT Tudor building in the heart of the remarkably preserved medieval village of Lavenham
Houses and Buildings,
Lavington Common NT Lavington Common is a rare survivor of an open landscape that once stretched across the Weald. Its sandy soil leads up to the chalk escarpment on the South Downs
Countryside,
Lawrence House NT Beautiful Georgian town house
Sites and Monuments, Houses and Buildings,
Layer Marney Tower HHA Layer Marney Tower is a beautiful Tudor building surrounded by formal gardens and parkland with magnificent views to the Blackwater Estuary. Built of soft red brick, with a delightful warm tone, Layer Marney Tower achieves an extraordinary synthesis of gr...
Leahill Turret and Piper Sike Turret - Hadrian's Wall EH Turrets west of Birdoswald: Piper Sike has a cooking-hearth.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Leeds Castle HHA Listed in the Domesday Book and originally the site of a manor for the Saxon royal family, Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold, royal residence for 6 of the medieval Queens of England, palace of Henry VIII and a 1920s country retreat. The Castle's l...
Leigh Court Barn EH An outstanding display of English medieval carpentry, this mighty timber-framed barn is the largest cruck structure in Britain.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Leigh Woods NT A wilderness of tranquility set against Brunel's famous suspension bridge
Countryside,
Leighton Hall HHA Mid-18th century house 'gothicised' in 1822 for Richard Gillow, of the famous furniture firm. Much early Gillow furniture is shown in the house, which was extended in 1870's by Paley & Austin to include a high tower.
Leiston Abbey EH The mainly 14th century remains of an abbey of Premonstratensian canons. Among Suffolk’s most impressive monastic ruins, with some spectacular architectural features.
Coastal, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Leith Hall Garden & NTS
Leith Hill NT Woodland, parkland, farmland and open heath with Leith Hill Tower commanding extensive views
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Lennoxlove House HHA A strong and well preserved keep or Pele tower - with suitably rugged interiors - is at the heart of this delightful castle which was extended in the 17th century into a more comfortable house, now containing the Dukes of Hamilton collection of pictures, ...
Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum NT Excavated Roman bathhouse, other remains and museum
Sites and Monuments,
Levant Mine and Beam Engine NT Unique steam-powered Cornish beam engine in action
Coast, Houses and Buildings,
Levens Hall HHA Elizabethan house with fine paneling, plasterwork and furniture. World famous 17th Century topiary garden laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in 1694, spring and summer bedding, herbaceous borders and fountain garden. Homemade food using local produce, and ex...
Lewesdon Hill NT Come to the highest point in Dorset with views between the trees over Devon, Somerset and out to sea
Countryside,
Lexden Earthworks and Bluebottle Grove EH The banks and ditches of a series of late Iron Age defences protecting the western side of Camulodunum – pre-Roman Colchester.
Prehistoric, Free,
Lilleshall Abbey EH Extensive ruins of an Augustinian abbey, later a Civil War stronghold, in a deeply rural setting.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Limpsfield Common NT Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep
Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace EH Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond.
Gardens,
Lindisfarne Castle NT Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views
Coast, Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Lindisfarne Priory EH Lindisfarne Priory sits on Holy Island and is a great family day out in Northumberland. Reached by causeway at low tide, the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful views make a visit well worth the effort.
Coastal, Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
Lindsey St James's Chapel EH A pretty thatched 13th century chapel with lancet windows.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Linlithgow Palace HS
Linn Of Tummel NTS Woodland
Lisnabreeny NT A picturesque walk from wooded glen to hilltop rath
Little Clarendon NT Late 15th-century stone house
Houses and Buildings,
Little Dartmouth and Gallants Bower NT Enjoy a walk along the tranquil Dart Estuary
Coast, Countryside,
Little Langdale NT A dramatic and intimate Lakeland valley with spectacular mountain scenery
Countryside,
Little Malvern Court HHA This is the Prior's Hall with its associated rooms and monks' cells of the former Benedictine monastery of c. 1480, whose church survives alongside. Outstanding medieval hall roof and collections of vestments, embroideries and paintings.
Little Moreton Hall NT Cheshire's most iconic black-and-white house -- Tudor skill and craftsmanship at its finest
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Llanerchaeron NT 18th-century Welsh gentry estate -- with house, walled gardens and home farm
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Llangar Old Parish Church CADW
Llanmelin Wood Hillfort CADW
Llansteffan Castle CADW
Llanthony Priory CADW
Llawhaden Castle CADW
Lligwy Burial Chamber CADW
Lochleven Castle HS The setting for the most traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen of Scots
Lockeridge Dene and Piggledene NT Streams of lichen rich sarsen stones
Countryside,
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate NT Rare 17th-century grandstand and Cotswold country estate
Countryside, Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
London Wall EH This is the best-preserved remnant of the Roman wall which once formed part of the eastern defences of Roman Londinium.
Roman, Free,
Long Crendon Courthouse NT Early 15th-century building set in idyllic village
Houses and Buildings,
Longleat House HHA A Stunning Stately Home:
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Longthorpe Tower EH Longthorpe Tower displays one of the most complete and important sets of 14th century domestic wall paintings in northern Europe.
Monuments and Ruins,
Longtown Castle EH A powerful thick-walled round keep of c.1200 on a large earthen mound within a stonewalled bailey. Set in the beautiful Olchon valley, magnificent views of the Black Mountains.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Loseley Park HHA Loseley Park, built in 1562 by Sir William More to entertain Queen Elizabeth I, is a fine example of Elizabethan architecture, featuring many fine works of art. The House is set amid magnificent parkland. The two and a half acre Walled Garden, based on ...
Loughor Castle CADW
Loughwood Meeting House NT 17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house
Houses and Buildings,
Lowther Castle HHA The Gardens and Castle at Lowther have lain abandoned for 70 years, and in 2011 opened to the public.
Ludgershall Castle and Cross EH The ruins and earthworks of a royal castle dating mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries, frequently used as a hunting lodge. The remains of the medieval cross stand in the centre of the village.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Lullingstone Roman Villa EH Among the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain, Lullingstone provides a unique all weather family day out. See fascinating Roman artifacts and enjoy a specially commissioned light show.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman,
Lulworth Castle & Park HHA Set in the very heart of Dorset, Lulworth Castle stands a few miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It was built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge and became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Thomas Howard, 3rd Lord Bindon...
Lundy NT Unspoilt island, home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery
Coast,
Lyddington Bede House EH Set beside the church of a picturesque ironstone village, Lyddington Bede House originated as the late medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln.
Houses and Palaces,
Lydford Castle and Saxon Town EH Beautifully sited on the fringe of Dartmoor, Lydford boasts three defensive features. Near the centre is a 13th-century tower on a mound, built as a prison.
Castles, Free,
Lydford Gorge NT The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30 metre waterfall
Countryside,
Lydiard House and Park HHA Lydiard House & Park is the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke. The Palladian house contains original family furnishings and portraits, exceptional plasterwork and rare 17th century painted window. The Georgian walled garden has beautiful seasona...
Lyme Park, House and Garden NT Glorious mansion house, surrounded by stunning gardens, moorland and ancient deer park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Lytes Cary Manor NT Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Lyveden New Bield NT Intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Maclellan's Castle HS Late 16th century noble residence
Maen Achwyfan Cross CADW
Maeshowe Chambered Cairn HS The finest chambered tomb in north-west Europe
Maiden Castle EH Among the largest and most complex of Iron Age hillforts in Europe, Maiden Castle’s huge multiple ramparts enclose an area the size of 50 football pitches and once protected hundreds of residents.
Prehistoric, Free,
Maison Dieu EH Originating as a 13th-century wayside hospital, this flint and timber-framed building now displays Roman artefacts from nearby sites.
Houses and Palaces,
Maister House NT 18th-century merchant's house
Houses and Buildings,
Malham Tarn Estate NT A popular Dales beauty spot set amid rolling hills and rugged moorland
Malleny Garden NTS Garden
Manderston HHA Fine Edwardian country house rebuilt 1903-05 for Sir James Miller who instructed the architect, John Kinross, 'to spare no expense'. Interiors in Adam style, including the silver staircase modelled on Versailles' Petit Trianon. The apogee of life before ...
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Mapperton HHA Set in a deep Dorset valley and dominated by the Jacobean manor, the gardens run down on four levels; at the top a wide lawn leads to an Italianate 1920's topiary garden with a classical orangery; on the next level, tanks flanked by cut yew give views to ...
Mar Lodge Estate NTS Estate
Marble Hill House EH Marble Hill is the last complete survivor of the elegant villas and gardens which bordered the Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court in the 18th century.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces,
Margam Stones Museum CADW
Mariners Hill NT Far from the sea, but still a great view
Countryside,
Markenfield Hall HHA Three miles south of Ripon, tucked privately away down a mile-long winding drive, stands one of the most astonishing and romantic of Yorkshire's medieval houses. Built defensively in 1310 by Edward 11's Chancellor of the Exchequer John de Markenfield, it ...
Marley Common NT Marley Common in West Sussex
Countryside,
Marloes Peninsula NT Pembrokeshire's very edge ' from here on it's sea and islands.
Countryside,
Marmion Tower EH The fine 15th-century gatehouse of a vanished riverside manor house, with a beautiful oriel window. The monuments of the manor's Marmion family owners grace the adjacent church.
Castles, Free,
Marsden Moor Estate NT Take a walk on the wild side and explore an ecological paradise
Countryside,
Mattersey Priory EH The remains, mainly the 13th century refectory and kitchen, of a small monastery for just six Gilbertine canons - the only wholly English monastic order.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
May Hill NT Wild and open landmark crowned with a distinctive row of pine trees
Countryside,
Mayburgh Henge EH A large and impressive Neolithic henge, much better preserved than neighbouring King Arthur's Round Table.
Prehistoric, Free,
Meare Fish House EH The only surviving monastic fishery building in England, this housed the Abbot of Glastonbury's water bailiff and provided facilities for fish-salting and drying.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Medieval Merchant's House EH John Fortin, a merchant who traded with Bordeaux, started building this house c. 1290. A residence and place of business, it stood on one of the busiest streets in medieval Southampton.
Coastal, Houses and Palaces,
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum HS Museum housing a magnificent collection of carved stones dating from the late eighth to the late tenth centuries
Melbourne Hall HHA The elegant stone hall, part 17th century but with fine provincial 18th century faade, is famous as the home of Queen Victoria's prime minister, Lord Melbourne and for its outstanding garden built in the early 18th century in the style of Andre Le Notre. ...
Melford Hall NT Follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps at this beautiful Tudor family home
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Mellerstain House HHA Robert Adam's first important commission in Scotland and, although adorned with castellations and linking two earlier pavilions ( by Adam's father, William), Mellerstain is essentially a Georgian house. Its interior Adam decoration is one of Scotland's to...
Melrose Abbey HS Magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry
Mendip Hills NT Dramatic gorges and ancient woodland rising above the Somerset Levels
Countryside,
Menstrie Castle NTS Castle
Meols Hall HHA An early example of architectural reclamation, Meols was rebuilt in the 1950's as an early 18th century country house, although integrating its 17th century entrance block and wing. The new works were able to profit from other demolitions: bricks from Tul...
Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement EH The remains of a Bronze Age settlement, side by side with several sacred sites, including three stone rows, a stone circle, standing stones and burial cairns.
Prehistoric, Free,
Mertoun HHA 26-acre gardens overlook River Tweed with borders, shrub roses and azaleas. Specimen trees probably date to house's construction under Sir William Bruce. Paths wind all through gardens (including 1567 dovecote) to arboretum and walled kitchen garden.
Michelham Priory HHA Founded as an Augustinian priory in 1229. At the dissolution of the monasteries the church was demolished. Transformed into a Tudor gentleman's residence and later a farmhouse, the building was restored in the early part of the 20th century. Set on a moat...
Middle Littleton Tithe Barn NT 13th-century tithe barn, one of the largest and finest in the country
Houses and Buildings,
Middleham Castle EH Middleham Castle is a fascinating place to visit in the Yorkshire Dales. Once the childhood home of Richard III, relive the Castle's illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners.
Castles,
Millgate House & Garden HHA Georgian town house with walled plantsman's garden which won first prize in the RHS competition. An RHS recommended garden.
Milntown HHA The Christian Family lived at Milntown since at least the early 16th century and parts of the house date from that period. During the seventeenth century extensive alterations and additions were made. After this period the Christians moved to Cumberland a...
Milton Chantry EH Mainly encased in brick but still retaining its 14th century timber roof, this was in turn part of a hospital, a chantry chapel, a public house and a Georgian barracks, before its basement ...
Monuments and Ruins,
Milton Lodge Gardens HHA Grade II terraced gardens dating from 1900 and overlooking the city of Wells and Vale of Avalon. A separate early 19th century arboretum and orchard, known as the Coombe, contrast pleasantly with the formal gardens.
Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons NT Rolling hills and open spaces above the Stroud Valleys and Severn estuary
Countryside,
Mingulay, Berneray and Pabbay NTS Island
Minnowburn NT Close to the city, in the heart of the country
Countryside,
Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote EH The extensive and picturesque ruins of a 15th century riverside manor house, including a fine hall, south-west tower, and complete dovecote nearby. The home of Richard III's henchman Lord Lovell.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Minterne Gardens HHA The gardens lie in valley landscaped in the 18th century and owned by the same family for 350 years. A mile of walks reveal an exceptional collection of rhododendrons and shrubs (magnolias, davidas and acers), and an 18th century water garden with cascade...
Mirehouse HHA An unpretentious, solid two-storey 17th century house with 18th and 19th century additions, Mirehouse has been sold only once, in 1688. The house is in the central Lake District and reflects the history of the area. It was connected with William Wordswort...
Misarden Park Gardens HHA The gardens set off the elegant 17th century manor house and owe part of their distinction to topiary designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Shrubs, herbaceous borders, specimen trees and a walled garden all overlooking Golden Valley; new summerhouse and rill.
Mistley Towers EH Two porticoed Classical towers, which stood at each end of a grandiose but highly unconventional Georgian church, designed by Robert Adam in 1776.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle EH A Bronze Age stone circle, the focus of many legends, set in dramatic moorland on Stapeley Hill. It once consisted of some 30 stones, 15 of which are still visible.
Prehistoric, Free,
Moggerhanger Park HHA Moggerhanger Park is a 33 acre estate in the middle of beautiful Bedfordshire countryside containing Moggerhanger House, a Grade 1 listed Country House designed by the eminent architect, Sir John Soane. The fascinating grounds contain historic woodlands,...
Moirlanich Longhouse NTS Historic attraction
Mompesson House NT Elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Monk Bretton Priory EH The substantial ruins of a Cluniac monastery, with an unusually well-marked ground plan, an almost complete west range and a 15th-century gatehouse.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Monk's House NT Country retreat of the novelist Virginia Woolf
Houses and Buildings,
Monmouth Castle CADW
Montacute House NT Magnificent Elizabethan Ham-stone house, incorporating National Portrait Gallery exhibition, garden and park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Montgomery Castle CADW
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Morden Hall Park NT Green oasis in the heart of suburbia
Gardens and Parks,
Moreton Corbet Castle EH The ruins of the medieval castle and Tudor manor house of the Corbets are dominated by the theatrical shell of an ambitious Elizabethan mansion wing in Italianate style.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Morland House HHA The house is a Victorian Jacobean extension to a Tudor house with C18 additions - a real mixture. It is not open to the public but is a Wolsey Lodge.
Mortimer's Cross Water Mill EH A one-man-operated 18th century water mill in part working order. Nearby there are attractive gardens and woodland walks, a stone weir and the significant Aymestrey Limestone Quarry.
Monuments and Ruins,
Morville Hall NT Stone-built house of Elizabethan origin
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Moseley Old Hall NT Elizabethan house, famous for its association with Charles II
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Mottisfont NT Historic house set in atmospheric gardens and grounds in the River Test Valley
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Mottistone Estate NT A farmed landscape with wonderful walks and great coastal views.
Countryside,
Mottistone Manor Garden NT Enchanting garden set in a sheltered valley
Gardens and Parks,
Moulton Hall NT 17th-century manor house
Houses and Buildings,
Moulton Packhorse Bridge EH A pretty four-arched late medieval bridge, spanning the River Kennett on the old route from Cambridge to Bury St Edmunds.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Mount Ephraim Gardens HHA Edwardian layout of the 1912 gardens restored in the 1950's. Woodland, orchards and Thames estuary views; large rock garden is the outstanding feature with pools, Japanese stone lanterns and bridge. Rose terraces, topiary, trees, vineyard and a young arbo...
Mount Grace Priory EH Set amid woodland in North Yorkshire, this unusual monastery is the best preserved Carthusian priory in Britain.
Gardens, Monuments and Ruins,
Mount Grace Priory NT Ruin of a 14th-century Carthusian priory
Sites and Monuments,
Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds NT Neo-classical house and celebrated gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Mount Stuart HHA One of the marvels of high Victorian gothic architecture. The 3rd Marquess of Bute, a convert to the Roman church and scholarly aesthete, called in the architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in 1880 to build a new mansion which in red sandstone combined Ven...
Mount's Bay NT A delightful ?pick and mix? selection of properties along the coast
Coast, Countryside,
Mr Straw's House NT A 1920s house captured in time
Houses and Buildings,
Muchelney Abbey EH Once a wealthy Benedictine house, the main buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538. See the richly decorated cloister walk and thatched monks’ lavatory- the only one in Britain.
Monuments and Ruins,
Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre HHA Owned by the same family since 1208, the castle today is mainly 14th century with 19th century remodelling. Extensive collection of 16th and 17th century furniture, paintings and family portraits and memorabilia including the 'Luck of Muncaster' cup. Pion...
Murlough National Nature Reserve NT An extraordinarily beautiful dune landscape
Coast,
Musbury Hill Fort NT A mysterious hill fort overlooking the beautiful village of Musbury
Countryside,
National Museum of Rural Life NTS Museum
Neath Abbey and Gatehouse CADW
Nether Alderley Mill NT 15th-century mill beside a tranquil mill pool
Houses and Buildings,
Nether Winchendon House HHA Nether Winchendon House is a unique Strawberry Hill Gothick medievel Manor House situated in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Chilterns.
Netheravon Dovecote EH Charming and elegant 18th century brick dovecote, still with most of its 700 or more nesting boxes intact. Set in peaceful surroundings. External viewing only.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Netley Abbey EH The most complete surviving Cistercian monastery in southern England, with almost all the walls of its 13th-century church still standing, along with many monastic buildings.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
New Abbey Corn Mill HS Fully restored water-powered corn mill
New Forest Northern Commons NT A beautiful sprawling wilderness to explore for retreat and adventure
Newark Castle HS Firth of Clyde castle mainly associated with Patrick Maxwell
Newark Park NT Former Tudor hunting lodge later converted to fashionable home
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Newby Hall & Gardens HHA The home of Richard and Lucinda Compton, Newby Hall is one of England's renowned Adam houses. In the 1760s William Weddell, an ancestor of the Comptons, acquired a magnificent collection of ancient Roman sculpture and Gobelins tapestries. He commissioned ...
Newcastle, Bridgend CADW
Newhailes NTS Furnished historic house
Newhouse HHA A curious triangular building using 2-inch thick bricks, erected by the same family which built Longford Castle, also triangular. Begun in 1609 as a hunting lodge, it points outwards like a figure 'Y' and has 18th century extensions added to the 'Y' wings...
Newliston HHA Late Robert Adam house. 18th century designed landscape, rhododendrons, azaleas and water features. Also on Sundays there is a ride-on steam model railway from 2 - 5pm. An inventory of chattels not on public display can be inspected and such chattels can ...
Newport Castle CADW
Newtown National Nature Reserve NT A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife
Countryside,
Newtown Old Town Hall NT 17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history
Houses and Buildings,
Nine Ladies Stone Circle EH A small early Bronze Age stone circle of (actually) ten stones. Believed to be nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday.
Prehistoric, Free,
Norham Castle EH Commanding a vital ford over the River Tweed, Norham was one of the strongest of the border castles, and the most often attacked by the Scots.
Castles, Free,
North Elmham Chapel EH A place with an unusual story, told by graphic panels. The small Norman chapel here stood on the site of an earlier timber church, probably the Saxon cathedral of East Anglia.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
North Hinksey Conduit House EH Roofed conduit for Oxford's first water mains, constructed during the early 17th century.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
North Leigh Roman Villa EH The remains of a large, wellbuilt Roman courtyard villa. The most important feature is a nearly complete mosaic tile floor, patterned in reds and browns.
Roman, Free,
Northey Island NT A peaceful island retreat in the Blackwater Estuary
Coast,
Norton Conyers HHA A late medieval manor house with Stuart and Georgian additions. Owned by the Graham family since 1624 (except between 1862 and 1882). 367 years of occupation by the same family have given it a notably friendly atmosphere, which many visitors have remark...
Noss Mayo NT Discover dramatic cliffs and the tranquil Yealm Estuary
Coast,
Nostell Priory and Parkland NT 18th-century architectural masterpiece with Adam interiors, Chippendale furniture, fine collections and landscape park and gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Nuffield Place NT Home of the philanthropist William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motor Cars and one of the richest men in the world. The house ...
Number One Royal Crescent HHA The Royal Crescent was built to the designs of John Wood the Younger between 1767 and 1774. It is justly considered one of the finest achievements of urban 18th century architecture and represents the highest point of palladian architecture in Bath.
Nunney Castle EH Picturesque moated castle built in the 1370s. Held for the King during the Civil War, falling to Parliamentarian cannon in 1645: the gun-damaged wall finally collapsing on Christmas Day 1910.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Nunnington Hall NT Picturesque Yorkshire manor house with organic garden and exciting programme of exhibitions
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Nunwell House HHA The picturesque house has been a family home since 1522 and is of great historic and architectural interest. It was here that Sir John Oglander, was host to Charles I on his last night of freedom and modern day visitors can still see the Parlour Chamber i...
Nymans NT Outstanding 20th-century garden, set around a romantic house and ruins, in beautiful woodland
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Nympsfield Long Barrow EH Large Neolithic burial mound with spectacular views over the Severn Valley. Built by earliest farming communities in the Cotswolds almost 5,000 years ago. Internal chambers are uncovered for viewing.
Prehistoric, Free,
Oakhurst Cottage NT Small 16th-century timber-framed cottage
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Odda's Chapel EH One of the most complete surviving Saxon churches in England, this chapel was built in 1056 by Earl Odda, and rediscovered in 1865 subsumed into a farmhouse. Nearby is the famous Saxon parish church.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Offa's Dyke EH An earthwork roughly following the Welsh/English boundary consisting of a ditch and rampart. Origins shrouded in mystery but possibly built in response to events involving the Princes of Powys.
Prehistoric, Free,
Ogmore Castle CADW
Okehampton Castle EH Once the largest castle in Devon, nestling in the foothills of Dartmoor. Reputedly haunted and mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins,
Old Beaupre Castle CADW
Old Blockhouse EH Substantial remains of a small 16th century gun tower protecting Old Grimsby harbour, vigorously defended during the Civil War.
Coastal, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Old Gorhambury House EH The remains of a once immense mansion built in 1563-8 by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Queen Elizabeth’s Lord Keeper and visited by the queen on at least four occasions.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Old Oswestry Hill Fort EH The most hugely impressive Iron Age hillfort on the Welsh Borders, covering 40 acres, with formidable multiple ramparts. Information panels tell you about the hillfort and its inhabitants.
Prehistoric, Free,
Old Sarum EH Site of the original Salisbury, this mighty Iron Age hill fort was where the first cathedral once stood and the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark during 5000 years of history.
Monuments and Ruins, Prehistoric,
Old Soar Manor NT Remains of a late 13th-century knight's dwelling
Houses and Buildings,
Old Soar Manor EH A small but complete portion of a stone manor house built c. 1290. The first floor 'solar' private chamber, with attendant chapel and garderobe, stands over a vaulted undercroft.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Old Wardour Castle EH Set in landscaped grounds beside a lake in peaceful Wiltshire countryside, these 14th century ruins provide a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins,
Oldbury Hill NT Discover the remains of an Anglo Saxon hill fort
Countryside,
One Tree Hill NT Protected for over 100 years, a beautiful slice of Kent countryside
Countryside,
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Orcombe Point NT Discover the gateway to the famous Jurassic Coast
Coast,
Orford Castle EH Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk.
Castles, Coastal,
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve NT Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history
Coast,
Ormesby Hall NT The Pennyman family's intimate 18th-century mansion
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Osborne House EH Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's family home. Take a glimpse into the private life of the royal family at Osborne House and enjoy the vast estate and gardens.
Coastal, Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Osterley Park and House NT Magnificent neo-classical house and interiors, landscape park and gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Outridge Farm NT A traditional English landscape
Countryside,
Over Bridge EH A single-arch stone bridge spanning the River Severn, built in 1825-30 by the great engineer Thomas Telford.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Overbeck's NT Luxuriant coastal garden surrounding elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Owletts NT Red-brick Charles II house with interesting garden
Houses and Buildings,
Owlpen Manor HHA Owlpen has long been recognised as one of England's most romantic early manor houses. The Tudor manor (1450-1616) stands with its early formal garden of magnificent yews at the centre of a clutch of medieval landmark buildings.
Oxburgh Hall NT 15th-century moated manor house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Oxwich Castle CADW
Packwood House NT Much-restored Tudor house, park and garden with notable topiary
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Painshill Park HHA Painshill Park is one of the 18th century’s great landscape parks. Here history, art, and landscape design come together spectacularly to offer visitors of all ages an enlightening, breath-taking and tranquil day out.
Painswick Rococo Garden HHA Unique 18th century garden restoration situated in a hidden 6 acre Cotswold combe. Charming contemporary buildings are juxtaposed with winding woodland walks and formal vistas. Famous for its early spring show of snowdrops. Newly planted maze.
Parc le Breos Burial Chamber CADW
Parham Park HHA A traditional stone E-shaped Elizabethan mansion, built in 1557 with an impressive aspect and towering mullioned and transomed windows in the Great Hall. An excellent collection of portraits of English Tudor and Stuart monarchs and their courts, plus some...
Parke NT A peaceful retreat set within the beautiful Devon countryside
Countryside, Gardens and Parks,
Pashley Manor Gardens HHA The gardens offer a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds. This is a quintessentially English garden of very individual character and exceptional views to the surrounding vall...
Patterson's Spade Mill NT The last working water-driven spade mill in daily use in the British Isles
Houses and Buildings,
Paxton House HHA Built for Patrick Home, a young Scottish laird, Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, featuring Adam interiors and fine collections of Chippendale and Trotter furniture. Includes the largest picture gallery in...
Paycocke's NT Fine late Gothic merchant's house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Peak District: Dark Peak NT Vast area of outstanding walking country
Countryside,
Peak District: Longshaw and Eastern Moors NT Excellent walking country with ancient woods and tumbling streams
Countryside,
Peak District: White Peak NT South Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold valleys
Countryside,
Peckover House and Garden NT Elegant Georgian town house with wonderful walled garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Penarth Fawr Medieval House CADW
Pencarrow HHA A square, ochre stuccoed Palladian house of the 1750's built around an earlier one by Robert Allanson and tucked into the warm Cornish countryside. 19th century additions to the library and music room serve to enhance the house's important collection of f...
Pendennis Castle EH Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.
Castles, Coastal, Highlight,
Penhallam Manor EH The low and grass-covered but complete ground-plan of a moated 13th-century manor house, in a delightful woodland setting.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Penmaen and Nicholaston Burrows NT Archaeology, lichen rich dunes and the award winning Three Cliffs Bay
Countryside,
Penmon Cross CADW
Penmon Dovecote CADW
Penmon Priory CADW
Penmon, St Seiriol's Well CADW
Pennard, Pwll Du and Bishopston Valley NT Rich in industrial heritage, caves, ancient woodland and rare species
Countryside,
Penrhos Feliw Standing Stones CADW
Penrhyn Castle NT 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Penrith Castle EH Penrith Castle was begun at the end of the 14th century by Ralph Neville, who played a key role in defending this area against the Scots.
Castles, Free,
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool NT Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Coast,
Penshaw Monument NT Stunning views from this 70 foot high folly
Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber CADW
Peover Hall HHA A Grade 2* listed Elizabethan family house dating from 1585. Situated within some 500 acres of landscaped 18th Century parkland with formal gardens designed c. 1890 that include a series of “garden rooms” filled with clipped box, lily ponds, Romanesque l...
Pepperbox Hill NT An important chalk ridge landmark with far reaching views and a rich historical and natural heritage
Countryside,
Petts Wood and Hawkwood NT While being only 13 miles south-east from the centre of London, Petts Wood provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity
Countryside,
Petworth House and Park NT Magnificent country house and park with an internationally important art collection
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Pevensey Castle EH With a history stretching back over 16 centuries, Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other fortress the story of Britain's south coast defences.
Castles, Coastal,
Peveril Castle EH Founded soon after 1066 by William Peverel, one of William the Conqueror's most trusted knights, Peveril Castle offers breathtaking views of the Peak District from its position high above Castleton.
Castles, Highlight,
Pickering Castle EH This splendid 13th century castle was used as a royal hunting lodge, holiday home and stud farm by a succession of medieval kings.
Castles,
Picton Castle and Woodland Gardens HHA The seat of the Phillips family since around 1300, the bleak castle's remodelling in the mid-18th century created a country house with fine plasterwork and panelling, while a Regency wing was added in the 1800's.
Piel Castle EH The impressive ruins of a 14th-century castle with a massive keep, inner and outer baileys, and towered curtain walls still standing.
Castles, Coastal, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Piercebridge Roman Bridge EH Stonework foundations, now marooned in a field, of a bridge which once led to Piercebridge Roman Fort.
Roman, Free,
Pike Hill Signal Tower - Hadrian's Wall EH The remains of one of a network of signal towers predating Hadrian's Wall, Pike Hill was later joined to the Wall at an angle of 45 degrees.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Pilsdon Pen NT One of Dorset's prominent landmarks, dominated by an Iron Age hill fort
Countryside,
Pitmedden Garden NTS Garden
Pitmuies Gardens HHA Walled gardens adjoin 18th century house and 1643 dovecote. Borders of delphiniums (older varieties grown for 70 years), perennials and old roses protected by yew hedges. River and loch walks with rowans and maples, many from Japanese or American seed.
Pitstone Windmill NT Example of the earliest form of windmill
Houses and Buildings,
Planetrees Roman Wall - Hadrian's Wall EH A 15-metre (49 feet) length of narrow Wall on broad foundations, reflecting a change of policy during construction concerning the thickness of the Wall.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Plas Brondanw Gardens HHA The gardens at Plas Brondanw are a fine example of Sir Clough's talent for creative landscape design. The main features date from the early part of the 20th century before he began Portmeirion, but work continued on and off until the 1960's.
Plas Mawr CADW
Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens NT Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Plas yn Rhiw NT Delightful manor house with ornamental garden and wonderful views
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Plumpton Rocks HHA Grade II* listed landscape garden extending to over 30 acres including an idyllic lake, dramatic Milltone Grit rock formations, romantic woodland walks winding through bluebells and rhododendrons. Declared by English Heritage to be of outstanding interest...
Plym Valley NT The Plym Valley consists of varied habitats from riverside meadows, ancient woodland and the wilderness of Dartmoor. Car parks at Plymbridge, Cadover Bridge and Shaugh ...
Polesden Lacey NT An Edwardian country estate designed to be the perfect setting for a millionairess hostess to entice royalty, politicians and the best of Edwardian society for entertaining weekends in the country
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Pollok House NTS Furnished historic house
Polperro, Looe and Whitsand Bay NT Explore the history and culture of South East Cornwall
Countryside,
Poltross Burn Milecastle - Hadrian's Wall EH One of the best-preserved milecastles on Hadrian's Wall, Poltross includes an oven, a stair to the rampart walk, and the remains of its north gateway.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Polzeath to Port Quin NT Along this dramatic and rugged coastline enjoy fine walking, far-reaching views and an abundant variety of wildlife
Countryside,
Pont Minllyn CADW
Port Eliot HHA Port Eliot is situated on the banks of the Tamar estuary system in Cornwall, 10 miles to the west of Plymouth, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The house is almost unimaginably old having been continually inhabited since the 5/6th century. It bec...
Portchester Castle EH Looking for a fun family day out? Visit Portchester Castle in Hampshire, South East England. It provides the perfect setting for a relaxed, fun, historic day out!
Castles,
Porth Hellick Down Burial Chamber EH A large and imposing Scillonian Bronze Age entrance grave, with kerb, inner passage and burial chamber all clearly visible.
Coastal, Prehistoric, Free,
Portland Castle EH Built by Henry VIII to defend England, the Castle also played a part in World War I and II. Attractions include Tudor kitchen, Great Hall, gardens, sea views, tearooms and audio tour.
Castles, Coastal, Gardens,
Portstewart Strand NT Miles of golden sand
Coast,
Powderham Castle HHA Set in a large deer park, this fortified mansion was built by the Courtenays between 1390-1490. Severely damaged in the Civil War, the house was restored by a rebuilding programme which ran through to the 19th century. It now houses Georgian interior, hou...
Powis Castle and Garden NT Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Presaddfed Burial Chamber CADW
Preston Mill & NTS
Preston Tower HHA A Pele Tower with 7ft thick walls built by Robert Harbottle in 1392. Two of the four turrets are missing, but the remains are furnished to illustrate life at that time. It is one of 78 that existed by the 15th century.
Prickly Pear NT A tranquil walk through the National Trust's first woodland property
Countryside,
Prideaux Place HHA Originally a Tudor house of the typical E-shape completed in 1592, altered in the 18th century, given Strawberry Hill gothic additions in the early 19th. The ornate Elizabethan plaster ceiling depicting the story of Susannah and the Elders in the Great Ch...
Priest's House, Easton NT Small pre-Reformation stone building
Houses and Buildings,
Priest's House, Muchelney NT Late medieval hall-house in a picturesque village
Houses and Buildings,
Prior Park Landscape Garden NT Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden
Gardens and Parks,
Prior's Hall Barn EH One of the finest surviving medieval barns in eastern England, tree-ring dated to the mid-15th century, with a breathtaking aisled interior and crown post roof, the product of some 400 oaks.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Priorwood Garden & NTS
Priory Cottages NT Former monastic buildings, now converted into two houses
Houses and Buildings,
Provender HHA Provender was built in 1342 as a medieval hall house for Lucas de Vienne, the Chief Archer to the Black Prince. Only a few of the 14th century rooms remain including the solar or Crown Post Room, with its fine crown posts. A second hall house was connecte...
Prudhoe Castle EH Begun between 1100 and 1120 to defend a strategic crossing of the River Tyne against Scottish invaders, Prudhoe Castle has been continuously occupied for over nine centuries.
Castles,
Purbeck Countryside NT A place apart where beauty and adventure come to life
Coast, Countryside,
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate NT One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Quebec House NT Childhood home of General James Wolfe, victor of the Battle of Quebec (1759)
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Raby Castle HHA This impressive and complete 14th century fortress of the powerful Nevills, with nine towers set in 200 acres of landscaped deer park, has been home to Lord Barnard's family since 1626. Victorian restoration by Burn includes the Octogan Drawing Room and e...
Raglan Castle CADW
Ragley Hall HHA Designed by Robert Hooke in 1680, one of the earliest of England's great Palladian houses, with a massive portico added by Wyatt in 1780. The elaborately plastered Great Hall by James Gibb in 1750 is one of the finest Baroque interiors. Good French and En...
Rainham Hall NT A charming and peaceful Georgian house and simple garden
Houses and Buildings,
Rammerscales HHA A neat, square ashlar Georgian house with a cornice and balustrade and a loggia with Tuscan pillar; unaltered since it was built in 1760 and with wide views over Annandale. The long gallery completed in the 1770's was converted in the 19th century to hous...
Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse NT Remains of a former Benedictine abbey
Houses and Buildings,
Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection EH Ranger's House is an elegant Georgian villa built in 1723, the official residence of the 'Ranger of Greenwich Park'. From 1815 this post was held by Princess Sophia Matilda, niece of George III.
Houses and Palaces,
Ravenglass Roman Bath House EH The remains of the bath house of Ravenglass Roman fort, established in AD 130, are among the tallest Roman structures surviving innorthern Britain: the walls stand almost 4 metres (13 feet) high.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Raveningham Hall HHA Gardens specialising in rare shrubs and herbaceous plants laid out approximately 100 years ago around a red brick Georgian house. Victorian conservatory, walled kitchen garden and new arboretum.
Rayleigh Mount NT Norman motte and bailey remains
Sites and Monuments,
Reculver Towers and Roman Fort EH An imposing landmark, the twin 12th-century towers of the ruined church stand amid the remains of an important Roman 'Saxon Shore' fort and a Saxon monastery.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Red House NT Iconic Arts and Crafts home of William Morris -- writer, artist, craftsman and socialist
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Reigate Hill and Gatton Park NT Nineteenth century defensive fort with sweeping views across the Weald
Houses and Buildings,
Renishaw Hall & Gardens HHA Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. The famous literary trio, Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were all patrons of the arts and played a significant part in the artistic and literary world at the beginning of the 20th century. Renishaw ...
Restoration House HHA Unique town house, stayed in by Charles II on eve of the Restoration. The Satis House of Dickens' Great Expectations. Fine collection of English furniture and pictures (Mytens, Lely, Kneller, Dahl, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Constable, etc) Unique productive...
Restormel Castle EH Great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition,standing on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins,
Rhossili and South Gower Coast NT Beautiful and breathtaking views on the Gower peninsula
Countryside,
Rhuddlan Castle CADW
Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre EH Evocatively sited amid the East Kent marshes, Richborough is perhaps the most symbolically important of all Roman sites in Britain, witnessing both the beginning and almost the end of Roman rule here.
Coastal, Roman,
Richmond Castle EH With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire dales, Richmond Castle is one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire.
Castles, Gardens,
Rievaulx Abbey EH Rievaulx Abbey is the perfect choice for a peaceful and tranquil day out.
Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
Rievaulx Terrace NT One of Yorkshire's finest 18th-century landscape gardens, containing two temples
Sites and Monuments, Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Ringmore and Kingston NT Spend the day on the secluded, unspolit beach at Ayrmer
Coast, Countryside,
Ringstead Bay NT Unspoilt beach, farmland and cliffs on the Jurassic Coast
Countryside,
Ripley Castle HHA Family home of the Ingilbys for 28 generations. Medieval gatehouse, Treasurer Ingilby's tower of 1555 and the main apartments rebuilt in the 1780's. In the tower is the highly evocative Knight's Room with boarded wainscot and priests' hole. Estate village...
River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf NT Tranquil waterway running for nearly 20 miles through the heart of Surrey
Countryside,
Riverhill House HHA The gardens' importance dates from 1840 when John Rogers, F.R.S and friend of Charles Darwin, bought the property. Some plants collected by Robert Fortune in China were sent here and are still growing, as are many other Victorian introductions. Records ke...
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum NTS Birthplace of famous scot
Robert Smail's Printing Works NTS Industrial heritage
Roche Abbey EH Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations.
Monuments and Ruins,
Rochester Castle EH Strategically placed astride the London Road, guarding an important crossing of the River Medway, this imposing fortress has a complex history of destruction and rebuilding.
Castles,
Rockcliffe NTS Coastline
Rockingham Castle HHA Built by William the Conqueror on an even earlier site, often used by the monarch of the day until 1544 when Henry VIII leased it to the Watson family. Sir Lewis Watson bought the castle from James I in 1619. The castle sits high on its bluff, protected b...
Rode Hall HHA Built in 1705 and significantly expanded in 1752, Rode Hall is a comfortable, red brick country house bounded by a Humphrey Repton park and lake. In the early 19th century John Hope altered the interior to give a Regency feel to the entrance hall and othe...
Rodmarton Manor HHA Rodmarton Manor, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, was one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen. Ernest Barnsley and the C...
Rokeby Park HHA Completed in 1735 by its owner, Sir Thomas Robinson, a leading amateur architect of his day, it represents the heyday of the Palladian-style country house. It also has a unique collection of 18th century needlework pictures and strong connections with Sir...
Rollright Stones EH Traditionally a monarch and his courtiers petrified by a witch, the Rollright Stones consist of three groups: the King's Men stone circle; the Whispering Knights burial chamber; and the single King ..
Prehistoric,
Roman Wall of St Albans EH A section of the two-mile long wall built between AD 265 and 270 to defend the Roman city of Verulamium: including the foundations of towers and the London Gate.
Roman, Free,
Roseberry Topping NT Distinctive hill with fine views across North Yorkshire and the Tees valley
Countryside,
Rosedene NT Mid 19th-century Chartist cottage
Houses and Buildings,
Roseland NT Discover secluded bays, magical creeks - a quieter pace of life
Coast,
Rotherwas Chapel EH Family chapel of the Bodenham family. The originally simple medieval building has a fine Elizabethan timber roof, 18th century tower and striking Victorian interior decoration and furnishings.
Free,
Rothesay Castle HS Castle with a long and close association with the Stewart Kings of Scotland
Rowallan Castle HS
Rowallane Garden NT A true plantsman's garden in an informal style -- with trees, shrubs and plants from around the world
Gardens and Parks,
Royal Burgh of Culross NTS Historic attraction
Royal Citadel, Plymouth EH A dramatic 17th-century fortress built to defend the coastline from the Dutch, and keep watch on a recently rebellious town. Still in use by the military today.
Coastal, Monuments and Ruins,
Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth EH Royal Garrison Church was constructed c. 1212 as part of a hospital complex. Although the nave was badly damaged in a 1941 fire-bomb raid on Portsmouth, the chancel remains roofed and furnished.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Rufford Abbey EH The best-preserved remains of a Cistercian abbey west cloister range in England, dating mainly from about 1170. Incorporated into part of a 17th century and later mansion, set in Rufford Country Park.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Rufford Old Hall NT One of Lancashire's finest 16th-century Tudor buildings
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Rug Chapel CADW
Runnymede NT Riverside site of the sealing of Magna Carta
Countryside,
Runston Chapel CADW
Rushton Triangular Lodge EH This delightful triangular building was designed by Sir Thomas Tresham (father of one of the Gunpowder Plotters) and constructed between 1593 and 1597.
Houses and Palaces,
Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill NT A hidden hamlet nestled in the downs, which tells the story of downland farming from Domesday to the present day
Countryside,
Salcombe to Hope Cove NT A coastline of dramatic cliffs, open farmland and sandy coves
Coast,
Saling Hall HHA The 16th century Hall is in the middle of a 12 acre garden and arboretum stretching mainly North and South giving surprisingly long parkland views. That to the South leads into the hidden village over its old horse pond. That to the North leads through a ...
Saltram NT Magnificent Georgian house with opulent Robert Adam interiors
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Samlesbury Hall HHA A 14th century Manor House. Beautiful House and Grounds.
Sand HHA An elegant Elizabethan manor rebuilt in the 1590's by the Huyshe family and then carefully restored and extended in the early 20th century by Roland Huyshe with help from the architect, E H Harbottle. The new work is pure Tudor and virtually indistinguish...
Sandbach Crosses EH The two massive Saxon stone crosses, elaborately carved with animals and Biblical scenes including the Nativity of Christ and the Crucifixion, dominate the cobbled market square of Sandbach.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Sandham Memorial Chapel NT Chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings
Houses and Buildings,
Sandscale Haws NT Outstanding dune habitat supporting a wealth of wildlife with magnificent views
Coast,
Sausmarez Manor
Sawley Abbey EH The remains of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1148, set on the banks of the Ribble against a backdrop of dramatic hills.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Saxtead Green Post Mill EH Saxtead Green Post Mill is a corn mill, whose whole body revolves on its base and was one of many built in Suffolk from the late 13th century.
Monuments and Ruins,
Scampston Hall HHA Owned by the same family since 17th century, it was given fine Regency interiors in the early 19th century by the architect, Thomas Leverton. Important pictures by Gainsborough, Marlow, Scott and Wilson.
Scarborough Castle EH With its 2,500 year history, stunning location and panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline, Scarborough Castle deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in the North.
Castles, Coastal, Highlight,
Scawby Hall HHA This Grade I-listed Jacobean manor house, with its distinctive silhouette of diamond-plan chimney stacks rising above a steep pitched and gabled roofline, has been occupied continuously by members of the Nelthorpe family ever since it was built in around ...
Scone Palace HHA Built on the site of Scone abbey and incorporating the medieval bishops' palace and Moot Hill, place of coronation for Scottish Kings, and extended in gothic style from 1803. Superb collection of objets d'art, including items of Marie Antoinette bought by...
Scotney Castle NT Victorian country house and romantic garden with 14th century moated medieval castle set in a beautiful wooded estate
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Seaforde Gardens HHA The 18th century walled garden with adjoining pleasure grounds contains the oldest maze in Ireland and is viewed from the Mogul Tower. Rare trees, many of which are tender but benefit from the mild climate, and huge specimen conifers. Tropical Butterfly H...
Seaton Delaval Hall NT Home of the Hastings family for over 900 years
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Segontium NT Remains of a Roman fort
Sites and Monuments,
Segontium Roman Fort CADW
Sennen to Penberth NT A coast of stunning contrasts, towering cliffs, lush valley slopes and sun-kissed beaches
Coast,
Seton Collegiate Church HS Attractive ecclesiastical kirk set in wooded surroundings
Sewingshields Wall - Hadrian's Wall EH A length of Wall with milecastle remains, impressively sited along the Whin Sill, commanding fine views of many prehistoric and later earthworks to the north.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Sezincote HHA The house, garden and orangery form an exotic Indian fantasy with Hindu and Muslim architecture. Charles Cockerell of the East India Company commissioned his brother to build the house with advice from Humphrey Repton and the painter Thomas Daniell in the...
Shalford Mill NT 18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery
Houses and Buildings,
Shap Abbey EH The impressive full-height 15th-century tower and other remains of a remote abbey of Premonstratensian 'white canons'.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Sharpenhoe NT Ancient woodland and chalk escarpment with fantastic views
Shaw House HHA Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building was home to successive Dolman families, the flamboyant Duke of Chandos and the Andrews, Eyre and Farquhar families. Over this time the House played host to seve...
Shaw's Corner NT Home of famous Irish playwright G. B. Shaw
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Sheffield Park and Garden NT Internationally renowned landscape garden and parkland
Gardens and Parks,
Sherborne Castle HHA Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been home of the Digby family since 1617. Set in 40 acres of glorious 'Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and grounds around his 50 acre lake, the Castle contains a splendid collection of art, fu...
Sherborne Old Castle EH Built on a grand scale in the 12th century by the Bishop of Salisbury, Sherborne was coveted by churchmen and noblemen alike giving it a long, chequered history. Picnic, shop, light refreshments.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins,
Sheringham Park NT Spectacular landscape park and woodland garden with miles of footpaths and stunning coastal views
Gardens and Parks,
Shipton Hall HHA Grouped with Saxon church, Georgian stables and old walled garden, this is an exquisite Elizabethan manor house with rococo interiors added by Thomas Pritchard, the builder of the famous Iron Bridge.
Shugborough Estate NT Rare survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servants' quarters, model farm and walled garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Shute Barton NT Medieval manor house with later architectural features
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Sibsey Trader Windmill EH Built in 1877, this restored six storey mill with complete gear, sails and fantail still works today. The award-winning tearoom sells produce made from the mill's organic, stone-ground flour.
Monuments and Ruins,
Silbury Hill, Avebury EH The largest man-made mound in Europe and comparable in size to the Egyptian pyramids. Probably completed around 2400 BC, it apparently contains no burial and its purpose & significance remain unknown.
Prehistoric, Free,
Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre EH Originally a tribal centre of the Iron Age Atrebates, Silchester became the large and important Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum.
Roman, Free,
Sion Hill Hall HHA Edwardian country house by York architect, Brierley ('The Lutyens of the North), designated by R.I.B.A of 'outstanding architectural merit', and housing the Mawer collection of furniture, porcelain, paintings and clocks.
Sir Bevil Grenville's Monument EH Erected to commemorate the heroism of a Royalist commander and his Cornish pikemen at the Battle of Lansdown, 1643, this monument marks the spot where he fell.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Sissinghurst Castle NT Garden in a ruin in a farm, created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Sizergh NT Beautiful medieval house, extended in Elizabethan times, surrounded by rich gardens and estate in Cumbria's special limestone country
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Skara Brae Prehistoric Village HS One of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.
Skenfrith Castle NT Remains of an early 13th-century fortress
Sites and Monuments,
Skenfrith Castle CADW
Skipsea Castle EH An impressive Norman motte and bailey castle, dating from before 1086 and among the first raised in Yorkshire, with the earthworks of an attendant fortified 'borough'.
Castles, Free,
Sledmere House HHA Tall, noble, pale stone mansion designed and built by Sir Christopher Sykes, commenced in 1751. In dramatic neo-classical style, with interiors sumptuously plastered by Joseph Rose and containing fine furniture and pictures. An imperial staircase rises to...
Slindon Estate NT A great and ancient Downland estate
Countryside,
Smailholm Tower HS Well-preserved 15th century rectangular tower
Smallhythe Place NT Ellen Terry's early 16th-century house and cottage gardens
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Snapes Point NT Drink in the views of the Salcombe Estuary
Coast,
Snowshill Manor and Garden NT Cotswold manor set in hillside gardens housing Charles Wade's collection of 'colour, craftsmanship and design'
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Solva Coast NT A rugged stretch of coastline interrupted by gentle valleys
Coast,
Somerleyton Hall & Gardens HHA Splendid early Victorian mansion built in Anglo-Italian style by John Thomas , with lavish architectural features, magnificent caved stonework and fine state rooms. Paintings by Landseer, Wright of Derby and Stanfield, woodcarvings by Willcox of Warwick, ...
Sorn Castle HHA The pink sandstone castle, dating from the 14th century and with 18th and 19th century additons, towers over the River Ayr and contains fine Scottish paintings.
Souter Johnnie's Cottage NTS Historic attraction
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas NT Striking Victorian lighthouse above 2<f12 /> miles of beach, cliff and grasslands with spectacular views
Coast, Houses and Buildings,
South Foreland Lighthouse NT Fascinating and distinctive Victorian lighthouse
Coast, Houses and Buildings,
South Milton Sands NT Long sandy beach, rockpools and dunes with beautiful sunsets
Coast,
South Snowdonia NT Remote unspoilt mountains steeped in history, deep wooded valleys and spectacular estuaries
Countryside,
Southside House HHA Described by connoisseurs as an unforgettable experience, Southside House provides an enchantingly eccentric backdrop to the lives and loves of generations of the Pennington Mellor Munthe families. Maintained in traditional style without major refurbishme...
Southwick Hall HHA A Medieval manor house dating from 1300, owned by three interrelated families, originally built by Knyvett family with Tudor, Georgian and Victorian alterations and additions from subsequent owners - the Lynnes and the Caprons.
Southwick Priory EH Remains of a wealthy Augustinian priory, originally founded at Portchester: once a famous place of pilgrimage. Only part of the refectory wall survives.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Speke Hall, Garden and Estate NT Superb Tudor house with rich interiors, along with fine gardens and estate. Close to Liverpool City Centre -- but with room to breathe
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Spencer House HHA Spencer House was built 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St. James's, Spencer House is a short distance from St. James's Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminst...
Spetchley Park Gardens HHA A plantsmans' paradise with over 30 acres of gardens featuring many rare trees, shrubs and plants. In the Berkeley family since 1605, the garden was extended in the early 1900's by Rose Berkeley and her sister, the great Edwardian gardener, Miss Ellen Wil...
Spofforth Castle EH The ruined hall and chamber of a fortified manor house of the powerful Percy family, dating mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries. Its undercroft is cut into a rocky outcrop.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Springhill NT Pretty 17th-century 'Plantation' home with a significant costume collection
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Sprivers Garden NT Small 18th-century style formal garden with nearby woodland walk
Gardens and Parks,
Spynie Palace HS Residence of the bishops of Moray
Squerryes Court HHA A satisfyingly symmetrical and typical William and Mary house, built in 1681 and set in 18th century landscaped gardens. The house is still owned by the Warde Family, descendants of John Warde who purchased Squerryes in 1731. There is a fine collection...
St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve NTS Nature reserve
St Agnes and Chapel Porth NT A breathtaking coastal landscape, rich in heritage and wildlife
Countryside,
St Andrews Castle HS The main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews
St Andrews Cathedral HS Remains of medieval Scotland&#8217;s largest and most magnificent church
St Augustine's Abbey EH This great abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine.
Monuments and Ruins,
St Augustine's Cross EH This 19th-century cross of Saxon design marks what is traditionally thought to have been the site of St Augustine's landing on the shores of England in AD 597.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
St Breock Downs Monolith EH Originally 5 metres (16 feet) high and weighing some 16.75 tonnes, this is Cornwall's largest and heaviest prehistoric monolith. It stands on the summit of St Breock Downs, offering wonderful views.
Prehistoric, Free,
St Briavels Castle EH The fine twin-towered gatehouse, built by Edward I in 1292, once defended a crossbow bolt factory which used local iron. Once a prison, now a youth hostel in wonderful walking country.
Castles, Free,
St Catherine's Castle EH Discover perhaps what is Cornwall's smallest castle.
Castles, Coastal, Free,
St Catherine's Down and Knowles Farm NT From wild rocky coast and jutting cliffs to wind swept down and sheltered wooded valley.
Countryside,
St Catherine's Oratory EH A tall medieval octagonal tower, allegedly a lighthouse, built here in 1328 as penance for stealing church property from a wrecked ship.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
St Cybi's Well CADW
St David's Peninsula NT Rugged coastline and heather moorland steeped in Celtic history
Coast,
St David's Visitor Centre and Shop NT Visitor Centre on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast
Coast,
St Davids Bishop's Palace CADW
St Dogmaels Abbey and Coach House CADW
St George's Guildhall NT England's largest surviving medieval Guildhall
Houses and Buildings,
St Helens Duver NT Sand dunes with a royal history and great coastal views.
Countryside,
St Ives to Pendeen NT Startlingly beautiful coastline where rugged cliffs rise above a glittering Atlantic
Coast,
St John's Abbey Gate EH This pinnacled gatehouse, elaborately decorated in East Anglian 'flushwork', is the sole survivor of the wealthy Benedictine abbey of St John.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
St John's Commandery EH The flint-walled 13th-century chapel and hall of a 'Commandery' of Knights Hospitallers, later converted into a farmhouse.
Free,
St John's Jerusalem NT Tranquil garden and 13th-century chapel
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
St Just and Cape Cornwall NT A spectacular landscape of curious contrasts
Coast,
St Kilda World Heritage Site NTS Nature reserve
St Leonard's Tower EH An early and well-preserved example of a small free-standing Norman tower keep, surviving almost to its original height.
Castles, Free,
St Lythans Burial Chamber CADW
St Mary's Church, Kempley EH Delightful Norman church, displaying one of the most outstandingly complete and well preserved sets of medieval wallpaintings in England, dating from the 12th and 14th centuries.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
St Mary's Church, Studley Royal EH This magnificent High Victorian Anglican church was designed in the1870s by the flamboyant architect William Burges, and has beencalled his 'ecclesiastical masterpiece'
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
St Mary's House & Gardens HHA Magnificent timber-framed monastic inn, founded by Bishop Waynflete of Winchester in 1470 for pilgrims journeying to Canterbury. Fine panelled rooms including the unique 16th century trompe l'oeil 'Painted Room'. The Library contains an important collecti...
St Mawes Castle EH St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all.
Castles, Coastal,
St Michael's Mount NT Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community
Coast, Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
St Non's Chapel CADW
St Olave's Priory EH The wonderfully complete 14th century brick-vaulted refectory undercroft - later a cottage occupied until 1902 - of a small Augustinian priory.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow EH The home of the Venerable Bede, chronicler of the beginnings of English Christianity, Jarrow has become one of the best-understood Anglo-Saxon monastic sites.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
St Peter's Church, Barton-upon-Humber EH Located in North Lincolnshire, St Peter's Church is an archaeological and architectural treasure trove waiting for you to discover. It is home to over 2800 burials from Anglo-Saxon to Victorian times.
Monuments and Ruins,
St Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian CADW
St Winifride's Chapel and Holy Well CADW
Stackpole NT Beautiful stretch of coastline with sandy beaches, wooded valleys and lily ponds
Coast, Countryside,
Staffa National Nature Reserve NTS Nature reserve
Standen NT Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Stanford Hall HHA An immaculate example of a William and Mary mansion with perfect proportions, built in brick with the south front faced in grey stone ashlar, with a hipped roof and dormers and tall sash windows. Around 1690 Sir Roger Cave commissioned a new house from t...
Stanley Mills HS Stanley Mills is a unique complex of water-powered cotton mills situated on a majestic bend in the River Tay.
Stansted Park HHA One of the most elegant country houses in the south, set in extraordinary landscaped parkland setting and fronting onto the largest beech avenue in England, cut in the 17th century. Fine collection of furniture and pictures, including portraits by Reynol...
Stanton Drew Circles and Cove EH Though the 3rd largest collection of prehistoric standing stones in England, the three circles and three-stone cove are surprisingly little-known. Originally part of a much more elaborate ritual site.
Prehistoric, Free,
Stanway House & Baroque Water Gardens HHA 'As perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see' (Fodor's Great Britian 1998 guidebook). Stanway's beautiful architecture, furniture, parkland and village are now complimented by the restored 18th century water garden and the magn...
Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications EH An excavated section, part cut into rock, of the ramparts of the huge Iron Age trading and power-centre of the Brigantes, the most important tribe in pre- Roman northern Britain.
Prehistoric, Free,
Staunton Harold Church NT Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior
Houses and Buildings,
Steam Yacht Gondola NT Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water
Countryside,
Steeton Hall Gateway EH A fine example of a small, well preserved manorial gatehouse dating from the 14th century.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Stembridge Tower Mill NT The last remaining thatched windmill in England
Houses and Buildings,
Stirling Castle HS
Stock Gaylard House HHA A Georgian house overlooking an ancient deer park with the parish church of St Barnabas in the garden. The grounds and principal rooms of the house are open to the public for 28 days a year.
Stockeld Park HHA A fine stone Palladian villa designed for the Catholic Middleton family by James Paine and completed in 1763 with a deep central pediment and two flanking pediments, the piano nobile of ashlar and, below, stone rusticated banding. Inside the central oval ...
Stody Lodge Gardens HHA Extensive formal rhododendron and azalea gardens set around the house, laid out in the 1930's, including many varieties of trees. Woodland walk to Japanese Water Garden with one of the largest expanses of azalea mollis in England.
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory NT 14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priests' residence
Houses and Buildings,
Stokesay Castle EH Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England.
Castles, Gardens, Houses and Palaces,
Stoneacre NT 15th-century half-timbered yeoman's house and harmonious garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Stonehenge EH Visit Stonehenge! Sun worship temple? Healing centre? Huge calendar? How did they carry the great stones so far and build this amazing structure using only basic tools?
Prehistoric, Highlight,
Stonehenge Landscape NT Ancient ceremonial landscape of great archaeological and wildlife interest
Sites and Monuments, Countryside,
Stoney Littleton Long Barrow EH One of the finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb, with its multiple burial chambers open to view. Bring a torch and experience the burial chambers at first hand.
Prehistoric, Free,
Stonor Park HHA Set deep in the Chilterns in a hilly deer park with mature beeches, the house of the Stonor family since 1150, with the continually used 14th century Catholic chapel of flint. This is adjacent to a reconstructed stone circle. The uniform facade of Tudor b...
Stonyhurst College HHA 16th century manor house, now home to a Catholic independent co-education boarding and day school. Contains dormitories, library, chapels, school-rooms and historical apartments.
Stott Park Bobbin Mill EH Near to the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill was begun in 1835 to produce the wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries.
Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
Stourhead NT World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, woods and chalk downs
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Stowe NT Breathtakingly beautiful landscape gardens
Gardens and Parks,
Stowe House HHA Famous during it's 18th Century heyday as an important artistic masterpiece, Stowe was home to the Temple-Grenville family who, as they increased their wealth through advantageous marriages, created one of the most famous estates in Europe. The House, by ...
Strangford Lough NT Linked to the Irish Sea by a narrow channel this great sea lough is not only the most beautiful landscape but it is also of international importance
Coast,
Strata Florida Abbey CADW
Stratfield Saye HHA Given to the Duke of Wellington by a grateful nation after the Battle of Waterloo in 1817. A classic English country house, the core of which dates from 1630 with Dutch-style gables. Filled with memorabilia of the Great Duke and his adversary, Napoleon, a...
Strawberry Hill House HHA Strawberry Hill is Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and interior decoration. It began life in 1698 as a modest house, later transformed into 'a little Gothic castle' by Horace Walpole, the son of England's first Prime Minis...
Strumble Head to Cardigan NT Abandon the car - this is Pembrokeshire's walking country.
Countryside,
Studland Beach NT Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland
Coast,
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood NT Late 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors and the Museum of Childhood, where you can take a fresh look at childhood
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Sudeley Castle HHA Site dating from Saxon times, rebuilt in the 15th century and then occupied in the 16th by Sir Thomas Seymour, who married Henry VIII's widow, Queen Catharine Parr - who is buried in the castle church. Interiors restored in the 19th century display painti...
Sufton Court HHA Small Palladian mansion built in 1788 by James Wyatt for James Hereford, of the family that has lived in Mordiford since 1140. Interiors also by Wyatt, the finest being the Music Room (now Drawing Room).
Sugarloaf and Usk Valley NT A misunderstood mountain
Countryside,
Sunnycroft NT Edwardian gentleman's suburban villa
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Sutton Hoo NT Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site
Sites and Monuments,
Sutton House NT Tudor house surviving in the heart of a thriving East London community
Houses and Buildings,
Sutton Lane Meadows NT Traditional hay meadows rich in wild flowers
Countryside,
Sutton Park HHA The house is a fine example of Georgian architecture overlooking magnificent parkland; built in 1730 by Thomas Atkinson, and filled with beautiful 18th century furniture and paintings from Buckingham House (now Buckingham Palace). Magnificent plasterwork ...
Sutton Scarsdale Hall EH The imposing shell of a grandiose Georgian mansion built in 1724-29, with an immensely columned exterior. Roofless since 1919, when its interiors were dismantled and some exported to America.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Sutton Valence Castle EH The ruins of a small 12th-century Norman keep, with panoramic views over the Weald.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Swan Barn Farm NT Tucked away in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Countryside,
Swansea Castle CADW
Sweetheart Abbey HS Romantic abbey founded by Lady Dervorgilla of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol
Syon House HHA The London home of Duke of Northumberland, whose family were granted the former monastic site at the end of the 16th century. The Tudor mansion was remodelled by Robert Adam for the 1st Duke in 1760's and the interiors are an architectural tour de force -...
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant NT Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
Talley Abbey CADW
Tantallon Castle HS Seat of the Douglas Earls of Angus, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland
Taplow Court HHA The earlier, neo-Norman hall built in the 18th century was remodelled in the mid-19th century by William Burn. The house holds temporary exhibitions. The gardens and grounds also have an Anglo-Saxon burial ground.
Tattershall Castle NT Medieval brick castle rising dramatically above the Lincolnshire countryside
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Tattershall College EH Remains of a grammar school for church choristers, founded in the mid-15th century by Ralph, Lord Cromwell, the builder of nearby Tattershall Castle (National Trust).
Castles, Free,
Tatton Park NT Estate with neo-classical mansion, extensive gardens, farm and medieval Old Hall, within large deer park
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Tatton Park HHA Tatton Park is one of the North of England's most impressive historic estates and welcomes you to a variety of attractions. During your visit you can enjoy the 50 acres of Gardens, an historic Mansion, a Tudor Old Hall and a 1930s working Farm. The stunni...
Temple Church EH The 'leaning tower' and walls of this large late medieval church survived bombing during the Second World War. The graveyard is now a peaceful public garden.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Temple Manor EH Part of a manor house of the Knights Templar, built in about 1240, with a fine first floor hall displaying traces of wall paintings.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Temple Newsam House HHA Temple Newsam House & Estate is one of the great country houses of England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the birthpl...
Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh - Hadrian's Wall EH Near Carrawburgh fort stands a fascinating temple to the eastern god Mithras, with facsimiles of altars found during excavation.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Templetown Mausoleum NT One of the finest examples of Robert Adam's neoclassical architecture in Ireland
Tenement House NTS Furnished historic house
The Argory NT Atmospheric Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
The Beatles' Childhood Homes NT Combined tour to Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road, the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Houses and Buildings,
The Blackhouse, Arnol HS A traditional thatched house that provides a unique insight into the island life of the Western Isles....
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates NT Traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland
Countryside,
The Church House NT Fine two-storey granite building dating from c.1537
Houses and Buildings,
The Coombes, Hinton Parva NT Rare wildflowers and a myriad of butterflies
Countryside,
The Courts Garden NT Delightful English country garden
Gardens and Parks,
The Crown Bar NT The most famous pub in Belfast
Houses and Buildings,
The English Heritage Archive EH Discover more about the public archive of English Heritage with over 12 million photos, plans, reports and publications at the English Heritage Archive
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
The Fleece Inn NT A traditional English pub
Houses and Buildings,
The Grange at Northington EH Set like a lakeside temple in a landscaped park, The Grange at Northington is the foremost example of the Greek Revival style in England.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
The Hardmans' House NT Beautiful Georgian terraced house -- the former studio and home of the renowned local photographer E. Chambr? Hardman
Houses and Buildings,
The Heath House HHA The house is early Tudor-Gothic (1840) situated in 125 acres of parkland, and 60 acres of woodland. We have four main reception rooms and overnight accommodation for up to 10 at present.
The Hill House NTS Furnished historic house
The Homewood NT 20th-century Modernist house and garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
The Kymin NT Landmark hill topped by two interesting Georgian buildings
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
The Lizard and Kynance Cove NT Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
Coast,
The Mournes NT The most famous of the mountains in the country
Countryside,
The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down NT On Tennyson Down the air is so fresh it is worth sixpence a pint' - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Coast,
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery NT Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks
Coast, Houses and Buildings,
The Nine Stones EH Now in a wooded glade, this small prehistoric circle of nine standing stones was constructed around 4,000 years ago and is surrounded by a mysterious air. Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows are nearby.
Prehistoric, Free,
The Old Manor NT Low, stone-built medieval hall
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
The Peto Garden at Iford Manor HHA Outstanding Edwardian garden: Italianate with colonnades, terraces, cloisters, an open-fronted casita, statues and ponds above river. Harold Peto lived here from 1899 until his death in 1933; skilful planting in William Robinson style combines with countr...
The Pineapple NTS Historic site
The Sanctuary, Avebury EH Begun in about 3000 BC as a complex circle of timber posts, later replaced by stones. Its function is still mystifies: human bone finds with food remains point to elaborate death rites and ceremonies.
Prehistoric, Free,
The Vyne NT A 16th-century house and estate and a treasure trove of history
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
The Weir NT Informal 1920s riverside garden with fine views
Gardens and Parks,
The White Cliffs of Dover NT Magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel
Coast,
The Workhouse, Southwell NT Atmospheric 19th-century workhouse
Houses and Buildings,
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds NT The only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain
Houses and Buildings,
Thetford Priory EH The extensive remains of one of the most important East Anglian monasteries, the Cluniac Priory of Our Lady of Thetford and the burial place of the earls and dukes of Norfolk for 400 years.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Thetford Warren Lodge EH Thetford Warren Lodge was probably built c.1400 by the Prior of Thetford; this defensible lodge protected gamekeepers and hunting parties against armed poachers.
Houses and Palaces, Free,
Thetford, Church of the Holy Sepulchre EH The only surviving remains in England of a priory of Canons of the Holy Sepulchre, who aided pilgrims to Christ's tomb: the ruined nave of their 14th century church, later used as a barn.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Thirlestane Castle HHA Nestling in the gentle Border Hills, with its rose pink sandstone and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish History. It is one of the oldest and finest castles in the land, and home to one of the country's mos...
Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace NTS Historic attraction
Thorington Hall NT Rambling Suffolk farmhouse built around 1600
Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse EH Thornton Abbey’s enormous and ornate fortified gatehouse is the largest and amongst the finest of all English Monastic gatehouses.
Monuments and Ruins,
Thorp Perrow Arboretum HHA This large, rare collection results from assiduous planting by Sir Leonard Ropner from 1927 until his death in 1977. 85 acres are arranged for autumn colour in one area, daffodils in another, and wild flowers. There is also a 16th century spring wood and ...
Threave Castle HS On an island in the River Dee stands Threave Castle, a massive 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway.
Threave Estate NTS Estate
Tilbury Fort EH Spend a great family day out at Tilbury Fort in Essex. Explore the magazine houses or the bastion magazine passages of this fort on the Thames estuary that has protected London’s seaward approach.
Coastal,
Tinkinswood Burial Chamber CADW
Tintagel Castle EH Tintagel Castle is a magical day with its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast. It offers dramatic views, fascinating ruins and a stunning beach café.
Castles, Coastal, Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
Tintagel Old Post Office NT One of the Trust's most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Tintern Abbey CADW
Tintinhull Garden NT Delightful formal garden
Gardens and Parks,
Tissington Hall HHA Home to the FitzHerbert family for more than 500 years, the hall is situated in the middle of an estate village. The house contains wonderful panelling and a collection of fine old master paintings.
Titchfield Abbey EH The ruins of a 13th century Premonstratensian abbey, later converted into a Tudor mansion. The church was rebuilt as a grand turreted gatehouse.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Titsey Place HHA Titsey is one of the largest surviving historic estates in Surrey. It dates back to the mid-sixteenth century, though the first impression now is of a comfortable early-nineteenth century house in a picturesque park, under the North Downs which hereabout ...
Tiverton Castle HHA Few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history as Tiverton Castle. Originally built in 1106, and rebuilt and modernised down the ages, all periods of architecture from medieval to modern can be seen. The medieval gatehouse now houses a fine Civi...
Tolquhon Castle HS The most picturesque of the castles in the Grampian countryside
Torphichen Preceptory HS Tower and transepts of a church built by the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
Torridon NTS Mountain
Totnes Castle EH A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after theConquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving views across the town to the River Dart.
Castles,
Tower HHA As its name suggests, Tower is based around a fortified tower house said to have been built by Rheinalt ap Gruffydd Bleddyn in the mid-15th century and scene of an incident recorded by the poet, Lewys Glyn Cothi. Extended and modified in the 18th and 19th...
Town Walls Tower NT Shrewsbury's last remaining watchtower
Houses and Buildings,
Townend NT 17th-century Lake District stone and slate house, former home of a wealthy farming family
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Toys Hill NT Discover the place that inspired Octavia Hill to found the National Trust
Countryside,
Traquair House HHA Oldest inhabited house in Scotland, originally a royal hunting lodge and now a 17th century mansion on medieval foundations. Historic treasures with strong associations with Mary Queen of Scots (including her rosary and crucifix) and Jacobite risings. Res...
Treasurer's House, Martock NT Small medieval house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Treasurer's House, York NT Elegant town house dating from medieval times
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Trebah Garden HHA Trebah is a spectacular 26 acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world.
Tredegar House HHA Probably the most impressive mansion in Wales, the house was greatly enlarged in brick in the 17th century for the Morgan family, Lords Tredegar. Almost 30 rooms are on show, including state rooms, as well as the whole panoply of servants' offices and kit...
Tredegar House NT One of the finest Grade I 17th-century restoration houses in Britain is now yours to visit. For over four centuries it was the country estate ...
Trefignath Burial Chamber CADW
Tregiffian Burial Chamber EH A Neolithic or early Bronze Age chambered tomb with an entrance passage, walled and roofed with stone slabs, leading into the central chamber.
Prehistoric, Free,
Tregrehan House HHA The garden was listed as nationally outstanding on the English Heritage gardens register. Although not a Botanic Garden in the strictest sense, the Carlyon family has been involved in growing exotic material and exchanging plants with other Botanic Garde...
Tregwehelydd Standing Stone CADW
Trelissick Garden NT Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Gardens and Parks,
Trengwainton Garden NT Sheltered garden with an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs
Gardens and Parks,
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Trerice NT Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Trethevy Quoit EH This well-preserved and impressive Neolithic 'dolmen' burial chamber stands 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) high. There are five standing stones, surmounted by a huge capstone.
Prehistoric, Free,
Tretower Court and Castle CADW
Trewithen HHA Meaning 'house of the trees', this is a neat Palladian house by Thomas Edwards of Greenwich, lived in by the same family for over 250 years. Interiors include the Dining Room by Sir Robert Taylor with rococo plasterwork, and family collections. Much of th...
Tudor Merchant's House NT Late 15th-century town house
Houses and Buildings,
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Twthill, Rhuddlan CADW
Ty Mawr Standing Stone CADW
Tynemouth Priory and Castle EH With its 2000 year history and beautiful views, Tynemouth Castle and Priory is perfect for a family fun day out. Once one of the largest fortified areas in England, it is on the North East coast.
Castles, Coastal, Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
Tyntesfield NT Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival country house with gardens, arboretum and rolling parkland
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
TÅ· Newydd Burial Chamber CADW
Uffington Castle - White Horse and Dragon Hill EH These atmospheric sites lie along the Ridgeway. Uffington 'Castle' is a large Iron Age hillfort, Dragon Hill a natural mound associated in legend with St George.
Prehistoric, Free,
Ugbrooke Park HHA A four-square, 18th century house by Robert Adam, on an ancient site, with facades recast in castellated neo-Norman style a century later. The seat of Lord Clifford of the CABAL, Charles II's great minister - whose pioneering collection of Dutch paintings...
Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler's Tump) EH A partly reconstructed Neolithic chambered mound, 37 metres (120 ft) long, atmospherically sited overlooking the Severn Valley. 'Hetty Pegler' was its 17th century landowner.
Prehistoric, Free,
Ulverscroft Nature Reserve NT Reserve in the care of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Countryside,
Unst & NTS
Upnor Castle EH Set in tranquil grounds adjoining a riverside village, this rare example of an Elizabethan artillery fort was begun in 1559 and redeveloped in 1599-1601, to protect warships at Chatham dockyards.
Castles,
Uppark House and Garden NT Uppark: a tranquil and intimate 18th-century house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Upper Plym Valley EH Some 300 Bronze Age and medieval sites, covering 15 1&#8260;2 square kilometres (6 square miles) of Dartmoor landscape.
Prehistoric, Free,
Upper Wharfedale NT Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside
Countryside,
Upton Cressett Hall HHA Sixteenth century moated Elizabethan manor with turreted gatehouse set in remote and beautiful Shropshire countryside near market towns of Bridgnorth. Located next to a fine Norman church, Upton Cressett’s gatehouse, featuring original oak spiral staircas...
Upton House and Gardens NT Experience a 1930s house party, mansion and terraced gardens with outstanding art and porcelain collection
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Urquhart Castle HS Once one of Scotland&#8217;s largest castles, Urquhart&#8217;s remains include a tower house that commands splendid views.
Valle Crucis Abbey CADW
Ventnor Downs NT Dramatic views from the highest point on the Island
Countryside,
Waddesdon Manor NT Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 19th-century French chateau
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Waddesdon Manor Gardens HHA Created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild by the French landscape designer, Elie Laine, this is one of the finest Victorian gardens, famous for its landscape of specimen trees, parterre, displays of seasonal bulbs and bedding plants. The scale, elegance a...
Wakehurst Place NT Outstanding botanical garden with world's largest seed conservation project
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Walcot Hall HHA Walcot Hall overlooks the village of Lydbury North in South Shropshire. The house is home to the Parish family, who have lived here for almost half a century, but offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience what it might be like to live on a country ...
Wall Roman Site EH Wall was an important staging post on Watling Street, the Roman military road to North Wales. It provided overnight accommodation for travelling Roman officials and imperial messengers.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman, Free,
Wallington NT Magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections, set in an extensive garden and parkland
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall EH One of the best places of all to see the Wall, dramatically snaking and diving along the crags of the Whin Sill.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Walmer Castle and Gardens EH Built during the reign of King Henry VIII and perched on the picturesque Kent coastline, Walmer Castle is one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in the South East.
Castles, Coastal, Gardens,
Walsingham Abbey Grounds HHA The gardens contain the remains of an Augustinian priory founded in 1153 on a site next to the Holy House. Woodland and riverside walks with seasonal bulbs and autumn colour beside the ruins of one of England's most famous medieval pilgrimage shrines.
Waltham Abbey Gatehouse and Bridge EH A fine 14th century gatehouse, bridge and other remains of the abbey refounded by Harold, last Saxon King of England.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage EH If you are planning a fun family day out in Northumberland then look no further than Warkworth Castle with its magnificent cross-shaped keep crowning a hilltop above the River Coquet.
Castles, Coastal,
Warton Old Rectory EH A rare survival of a large 14th-century stone house with great hall and chambers. It served as a residence and courthouse for the wealthy and powerful rectors of Warton.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon NT Vast area of open country, valleys, mountains, rivers and lakes
Countryside,
Washington Old Hall NT Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Watersmeet NT Dramatic river gorge and ancient woodlands
Countryside,
Waverley Abbey EH Fragments of the church and monastic buildings of the first Cistercian abbey in England, founded in 1128.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Wayland's Smithy EH A fine and atmospheric Neolithic chambered long barrow 2km (11/4 miles) along the Ridgeway from the Uffington White Horse: it was once believed to be the habitation of the Saxon smith-god Wayland.
Prehistoric, Free,
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum HHA The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum is home to over 50 historic buildings which have been rescued from destruction and rebuilt in a beautiful 45-acre setting in the South Downs National Park, bringing to life the homes, farms and workplaces of the south ...
Weaver's Cottage NTS Industrial heritage
Weeting Castle EH The ruins of a substantial early medieval moated manor house, built in local flint.
Castles, Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Wellbrook Beetling Mill NT Working water-powered mill used in the manufacture of linen
Houses and Buildings,
Wellington Arch EH Set in the heart of Royal London at Hyde Park Corner, Wellington Arch is a landmark for both Londoners and visitors.
Monuments and Ruins,
Wembury NT A spectacular stretch of coastline boasting dramatic cliffs
Coast,
Wenlock Priory EH Tranquil ruins in lovely setting. Re-founded by the Normans as a priory. Unusual washing fountain with 12th century carvings, extravagantly decorated chapter house, topiary-filled cloister garden.
Gardens, Monuments and Ruins,
Weobley Castle CADW
West Affric NTS Nature reserve
West Dean Gardens HHA Award-winning gardens featuring a Victoria Walled Kitchen Garden, 300 foot-long Edwardian Pergola, naturalistic Spring Garden and circular arboretum walk set in beautiful parkland with views over the surrounding South Downs. Homemade food and refreshments...
West Green House Garden NT Celebrated garden with an intriguing collection of follies
Gardens and Parks,
West Kennet Avenue, Avebury EH This ‘avenue’ originally of around 100 pairs of prehistoric standing stones, was raised to form a winding 1 1⁄2 mile ritual link between the pre-existing monuments of Avebury and The Sanctuary.
Prehistoric, Free,
West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury EH One of the largest and most impressive Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. Built in around 3650 BC and used for a short time only, nearly 50 people were buried here before the chambers were blocked.
Prehistoric, Free,
West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath NT Natural woodland and heathland, wonderful for short walks and views over the north Norfolk coast
West Wycombe Park NT The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
West Wycombe Village and Hill NT Step into living history
Houses and Buildings,
Westbury College Gatehouse NT 15th-century gatehouse
Houses and Buildings,
Westbury Court Garden NT Dutch water garden --a rare and beautiful survival
Gardens and Parks,
Westenhanger Castle HHA Westenhanger is the site of a 14th century fortification with ruins, a reconstructed house, mediaeval barns and a large stone dovecote. There are 14 acres of meadows surrounding the lawned keep and a dry moat. The house is Grade I listed and the rest is a...
Western Heights, Dover EH A huge fortification begun during the Napoleonic Wars and completed in the 1860s, designed to protect Dover from French invasion. Only the moat can be visited.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Weston Park HHA Tall, brick mansion of 1671 designed by Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham on the site of a medieval manor for the Earls of Bradford. The facades have unusual semi-circular pediments.
Westwood Manor NT 15th-century stone manor house
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Wetheral Priory Gatehouse EH Well-preserved 15th-century gatehouse, the sole survivor of a small Benedictine priory. A miniature 'pele-tower' containing two storeys of comfortable rooms, it later became a fortified vicarage.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Whalley Abbey Gatehouse EH The 14th-century gatehouse of the nearby Cistercian abbey, the second wealthiest monastery in Lancashire, beside the River Calder.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village EH The most famous and intensively studied of Britain's 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages, Wharram Percy occupies a remote but attractive site in a beautiful Wolds valley.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Whatton House and Gardens HHA The wife of the first Lord Crawshaw carried out much of the landscaping of the garden in the late 19th Century. Extending to 15 acres, it offers the visitor a haven of peace and tranquility through all the seasons of the year. A myriad of paths lead thr...
Wheeldale Roman Road EH A mile-long stretch of enigmatic ancient road - probably Roman but possibly later or earlier - amid wild and beautiful moorland, still with its hard core and drainage ditches.
Roman, Free,
Whipsnade Tree Cathedral NT Trees, hedges and shrubs planted in the form of a medieval cathedral
Countryside,
Whitby Abbey EH Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire.
Coastal, Monuments and Ruins, Highlight,
White Castle CADW
White Horse Hill NT A fragment of ancient rolling downland, home to England's most engimatic chalk hill figure
Sites and Monuments, Countryside,
White Ladies Priory EH Ruins of the late 12th century church of a small nunnery of 'white ladies' or Augustinian canonesses. Charles II hid nearby in 1651, before moving to Boscobel House.
Monuments and Ruins, Free,
White Mill NT Corn mill with original wooden machinery in a peaceful riverside setting
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
White Park Bay NT Beautiful stretch of golden sand on the North Antrim coast
Coast,
Whiteford and North Gower NT The quiet north Gower coast with its extensive saltmarsh and dunes
Countryside,
Whithorn Priory And Museum HS Cradle of Christianity in Scotland
Whitmore Hall HHA In the same family for over 900 years, descendants of the Normans, the house is a fine example of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It is built of warm brick, with pediment and a later, 19th century porch. One of the outstanding features of Whitmore...
Whittington Court HHA Unfortified, stone-built Elizabethan manor house on an older moated site, probably begun by Richard Cotton, who died in 1556. The good Elizabethan interiors contain two carved overmantels from Sevenhampton Manor - one showing the arms of Lawrence and Wash...
Wichenford Dovecote NT 17th-century half-timbered dovecote
Houses and Buildings,
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve NT The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen
Countryside,
Wightwick Manor and Gardens NT Victorian manor house with William Morris interiors and colourful garden
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Wigmore Castle EH One of the most important castles in the history of the Welsh Marches and major centre of power for over 500 years, hosting royalty on several occasions. Deliberately demolished during the Civil War.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Wilderhope Manor NT Elizabethan gabled manor house, unfurnished but with fine interior architectural features
Countryside, Houses and Buildings,
Willington Dovecote and Stables NT Outstanding 16th-century stone dovecote and stable building
Houses and Buildings,
Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge - Hadrian's Wall EH A fine 914 metre (2,999 feet) stretch of Wall, including two turrets and impressive bridge remains beside the River Irthing. Linked by a bridge to Birdoswald Roman Fort.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Wilton Castle HHA First mentioned in 1188, Wilton Castle was one of the Marches Castles that guarded the Welsh border. Nestling on the banks of the beautiful River Wye, this ancient monument has just been restored and is now open to the public. Pink stoned courtyard walls,...
Wilton House HHA The chief architectural features are the magnificent 17th century state apartments (including the famous Single and Double Cube rooms) and the 19th century cloisters.
Wimpole Estate NT Magnificent country house, part of the grandest working estate in Cambridgeshire -- also includes Home Farm
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Winchester City Mill NT Working watermill in the heart of Winchester
Houses and Buildings,
Winchester Palace EH Part of the great hall of Winchester Palace, built in the early 13th century as the London house of the Bishops of Winchester. Most of the palace was destroyed by fire in 1814.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Windmill Hill, Avebury EH Classic Neolithic causewayed enclosure, with three concentric but intermittent ditches. Large quantities of animal bones found here indicate feasting, animal trading or rituals, or perhaps all three.
Prehistoric, Free,
Windmill Tump Long Barrow, Rodmarton EH A Neolithic chambered tomb with an enigmatic 'false entrance'. Opinions vary as to why this false entrance was built.
Prehistoric, Free,
Wingfield College HHA The grand Georgian facade of Wingfield College conceals a rare medieval survival: the remnants of a chantry college of priests, complete with a cloister walk and great hall from 1362. It is one of the largest surviving timber-framed buildings of its type ...
Wingfield Manor EH The vast and immensely impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house, with a huge undercrofted Great Hall and a defensible High Tower 22 metres (72 feet) tall.
Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins,
Winkworth Arboretum NT An unfinished masterpiece
Gardens and Parks,
Winshields Wall - Hadrian's Wall EH The highest point on the Wall, in rugged country with spectacular views.
Hadrian's Wall, Roman, Free,
Winterbourne House & Garden HHA Winterbourne is an Edwardian Arts & Crafts property, restored to its former splendour. One of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian arts and crafts villa garden, there are seven acres to explore and enjoy. Inside the house, exhibition rooms bring to...
Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows EH A 'cemetery' of 44 Bronze Age burial mounds of varying types and sizes, straddling the A35 main road.
Prehistoric, Free,
Wiston Castle CADW
Witley Court and Gardens EH A hundred years ago, Witley Court was one of England's great country houses, hosting many extravagant parties. Today it is a spectacular ruin, the result of a disastrous fire in 1937.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Monuments and Ruins,
Witley and Milford Commons NT A rich and varied landscape buzzing with wildlife
Woburn Abbey HHA Set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park, with 10 species of deer roaming free, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years. Today it is occupied by the 15th Duke and his family.
Wolfeton House HHA Fine medieval and Elizabethan manor house lying in water-meadows - much embellished in 1580 with splendid plasterwork and panelling. The medieval gatehouse has two unmatched and older towers. There is also a Chapel and Cyder House.
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Wolvesey Castle (Old Bishop's Palace) EH Wolvesey has been an important residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon times.
Castles, Monuments and Ruins, Free,
Womersley Park HHA www.thecourtyardwomersley.co.uk
Woodchester Park NT Beautiful secluded wooded valley
Countryside, Gardens and Parks,
Woodhenge EH Dating from about 2300 BC, markers now replace rings of timber posts, which once possibly supported a ring-shaped building. Discovered in 1925 when rings of dark spots were noticed in a crop of wheat.
Prehistoric, Free,
Woolacombe, Mortehoe and Ilfracombe NT Spectacular coastline of cliff, coves, beaches, dunes and headlands
Coast,
Woolbeding Countryside NT Woolbeding Estate in West Sussex is quietly tucked away in the tranquil Rother Valley. With its wide horizons and intimate secluded places
Countryside,
Woolbeding Gardens NT A beautiful twentieth-century garden, featuring summer borders, a gothic summer house and small waterfall
Woolsthorpe Manor NT Birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton
Houses and Buildings,
Wordsworth House and Garden NT Birthplace and childhood home of William Wordsworth - a 'living' 1770s townhouse
Gardens and Parks, Houses and Buildings,
Wray Castle NT Mock-Gothic castle made up of turrets, towers and informal grounds on Lake Windermere
Sites and Monuments,
Wrest Park EH Visit this Bedfordshire visitor attraction, one of the most magnificent gardens in England yet one of the least well known.
Gardens, Houses and Palaces, Highlight,
Wroxeter Roman City EH Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium' ) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city.
Monuments and Ruins, Roman,
Yarmouth Castle EH Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a picnic spot with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day. Step inside and discover how the rooms were used in the 16th century.
Castles, Coastal,
York Cold War Bunker EH The most modern and spine chilling of English Heritage’s properties the York Cold War Bunker uncovers the secret history of Britain’s Cold War.
Monuments and Ruins,
Yorkshire Coast NT Varied coastal area with natural history and industrial archaeology interest
Coast,
Ysbyty Ifan NT An agricultural estate, rich in wildlife and history
Countryside,