Towns in
Heart of England

Historic Houses

Weston Park

A great family day out.

Woburn Abbey

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

Woodchester Mansion

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

The Ancient High House

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

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

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

Arbury Hall

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

Baddesley Clinton Hall

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

Blenheim Palace

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

Broughton Castle

"About the most beautiful castle in all  England".

Burton Court

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

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth - Home of the Duke and Duchess of  Devonshire.

Eastnor Castle

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

Haddon Hall

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

Hagley Hall

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

Hall's Croft

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

Harvington Hall

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

Lamport Hall

Ideally situated in the heart of the lovely  Northamptonshire countryside.

The Manor House

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

Mary Arden's House And Countryside Museum

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

Melbourne Hall

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

Middleton Hall

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

Moccas Court

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

Nash's House and New Place

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

Owlpen Manor

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

Pickford's House Museum

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

Ragley Hall

Experience Ragley - somewhere for all the  family to enjoy.

Shakespeares Birthplace

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

Stanford Hall

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

Stanway Water Garden

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

Sudbury Hall

One of the most individual late 17th Century  houses.

Sulgrave Manor

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