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Historic Houses South East

Historic Houses

Wilton House

Wilton House, stately home of the Earls of  Pembroke. Open Easter-October daily, plus other times for corporate  events/functions.

Bayham Abbey

Delight in an engaging romantic retreat, in  the picturesque and landscaped wooded valley of the River Teise.


Beaulieu, including Palace House, Beaulieu  Abbey, the National Motor Museum and Buckler's Hard, offers the best day out in  England!

Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

See the fascinating collection of over 1000  swans, geese and ducks from all over the world, along with a superb collection  of gleaming Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage Cars and Motorcycles. Visit Bentley  House, a Palladian-style mansion restored by Raymond Erith.

Bowood House & Gardens

For seven months, from April through to  October, this magical place is an oasis for all ages. The young on our Adventure  Playground, parents enjoying the House and hundred acre gardens and grounds,  grandparents the beauty and tranquillity of Capability Brown's Great  Park.

Breamore House Museum

The magnificent Manor House is set above the  picturesque village of Breamore, overlooking the avon Valley on the edge of the  New Forest just north of Fordingbridge.


The home of Lord Mountbatten.


Chartwell was the home of Sir Winston  Churchill.

Clandon Park

A grand Palladian mansion, built c.1730 by the  Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, and notable for its magnificent two-storeyed  Marble Hall.

Edmondsham House and Gardens

Edmonsham House is a fine Tudor Manor House  with Georgian additions, which has remained within the ownership of the same  family since the sixteenth Century.


Living Museum of Music.

Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands contains superb interiors by Robert  Adam.

Hatfield House

Hatfield House was built by Robert Cecil,  first Earl Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I, in 1611. This  celebrated Jacobean house, which stands in its own Great Park.

Ingatestone Hall

Ingatestone Hall is a sixteenth century manor  house built by Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to four Tudor  Monarchs.

Loseley Park

Loseley House, built in 1562 by Sir William  More, is a fine example of Elizabethan architecture, its mellow stone brought  from the ruins of Waverley Abbey in Farnham, now over 850 years old.

Lydiard House & Park

Delightful yet little known ancestral home of  the Viscounts Bolingbroke.

Penshurst Place Gardens

Set in the rural Weald of Kent surrounded by  picturesque countryside and ancient parkland, Penshurst Place and Gardens has  changed little over the centuries.

Petworth House

A magnificent late 17th Century Mansion set in  parkland landscaped by Capability Brown.

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Official Site - Come visit our wild animal  parks online through webcams and movies, and learn all about the animals here.  See rare and endangered species thriving in John Aspinalls wild animal  parks.

Powell-Cotton Museum

The Park, gardens and woodlands provide an  attractive and tranquil backdrop to Quex House, one of Kent's finest Regency  houses, and the Powell-Cotton Museum a vast collection of treasures gathered on  twenty-eight expeditions to Africa and Asia.

Priest's House Museum

The Priest's House is an historic town house  dating from the 16th century. This Grade II listed building retains many  original architectural features.

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, United Kingdom.  This is the official site for this fascinating and unique palace.

Squerryes Court

Bodrhyddan Hall, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire - a  seventeenth century country house, with Victorian additions, open to the public.  Extensive gardens, lawns, ponds.


The house is surrounded by a wooded deer park  in a valley in the Chiltern Hills.