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Stately Homes

The magnificent stately homes that decorate our country’s landscape represent a world of decadence, luxury and nobility that many of us will never know. Predominantly built between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, they were the ultimate status symbol for the great families of Britain and provided ideal settings to entertain aristocratic, noble and esteemed guests.
Packwood House, Warwickshire

Hidden Tudor castles and palaces

Discover the little-known castles and manors in the Heart of England that were visited and specially granted by the notorious Tudor king, Henry VIII

Helmingham Hall, Suffolk. Credit: www.smdphotography.co.uk

Helmingham Hall wins Garden of the Year Award

Suffolk’s beautiful moated manor Helmingham Hall has won the 2017 Historic Houses Association (HHA) Garden of the Year Award, sponsored by Christie’s.

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Castle Howard, York

Designed by an architectural novice and famed for starring roles in Brideshead Revisited and TV’s Victoria, Castle Howard is a fascinating stately home

10 best stately homes

Britain has a wealth of beautiful stately homes, many of which are used as sets for filming period dramas for film and television. Here is our pick of the best.

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25 of Britain’s best stately homes

We’ve toured the British Isles to bring you 25 of our most magnificent manor houses and stately homes – each with their own story to tell.

See Cecil Beaton’s photos of dowager duchess

Chatsworth House will host the Never a Bore exhibition documenting Deborah Cavendish’s life and glittering social circle in beautiful photography.

Hire your own private historic stately home

Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a castle or a stately home? Some 22,000 people in Britain list their homes on Airbnb but did you know that it’s possible to stay in a range of historic…

Top 25 Halloween happenings in Britain 2015

Halloween has more of a British heritage than you might think. Here, we round up some of Britain’s best Halloween events for 2015…

Don’t miss the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine

For this issue we’ve toured the British Isles to bring you 25 of our most spectacular stately homes, as well as historic Cotswold inns to snuggle up in this winter, the story of the Lost…

Photos of our most spectacular stately homes

As these photos show, we have some gorgeous grand houses in Britain, from giants such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth and Highclere Castle to lesser-known gems.

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