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.
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Pitchford Hall: A day in the life of a historic home

James and his wife Rowena Nason returned to the beautiful Tudor Pitchford Hall in Shropshire where she grew up, 25 years after it was sold and fell into neglect. They are now restoring it to…

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The Crown filming locations you can actually visit

To commemorate the iconic royal show’s return to our screens this autumn, here we list some of the The Crown filming locations around Britain you can actually visit… Words by Kaeah Sen The Crown, Netflix’s…

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The Chelsea Pensioners

The Chelsea Pensioners, in their scarlet coats and tricorne hats, are iconic symbols of London. We visit their historic home, the Royal Hospital, to meet some of the Chelsea Pensioners and hear their stories Words…

British summer gardens: Our pick of the best

From grand landscapes to cottage gardens where rose heads hang heavy in full bloom and wildflowers here’s our pick of our favourite British summer gardens…

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West Sussex and the South Downs

West Sussex’s rolling hills, dotted with castles, gardens and stately homes, soothe the soul Words by Catherine Jones With its glorious, undulating countryside punctuated by historic market towns and impossibly idyllic villages, it’s no wonder…

Famous houses in literature in Britain

We tour the ‘real’ Brideshead, and stop off at other locations thought to have inspired the most famous houses in literature in Britain Words: Eleanor Doughty Famous houses in literature: Castle Howard The tale of…

Top 10 TV and film locations in Britain

Country homes and rugged landscapes make the perfect settings for our favourite TV series and films. From Downton Abbey to Game of Thrones, marvel at the wonder of Britain on the silver screen. Here are…

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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.

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King Charles III’s homes: Royal residences

From grand palaces to country cottages, these are King Charles III’s homes across the country Words: Sandra Lawrence King Charles III’s homes: Buckingham Palace In September 2022, the United Kingdom was rocked by the passing…

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The best castles in the UK

The country’s abundance of mighty fortresses – some ruined, some palatial, some still lived in today – are an enduring  reminder of our turbulent past. Read on for the best castles in the UK that…