One of the most compelling features of the Treasure Houses of England is that they all offer the visitor a living history. Most are still homes to the great families who have owned them for generations. Others keep their heritage alive by re-creating scenes and events that have dominated and shaped England from the 9th century to the present day.
Between them they house some of the most important art collections in the world with famous works from artists such as Van Dyck and Gainsborough. The connoisseur of fine furniture, porcelain and china will find priceless examples of Chippendale, Wedgewood and Meissen.
Each House is an architectural masterpiece surrounded by beautiful parklands and gardens.
Visit each of the Treasure Houses of England to fully appreciate their own individualities.
Delightfully situated on the banks of the Beaulieu River, Palace House is a treasure house of works of art and memorabilia. Beaulieu is also home to the National Motor Museum featuring over 250 vehicles
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is Britain's Greatest Palace. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of over 2,000 acres of parkland, the great lake and stunning formal gardens.
Possibly the country's finest example of Elizabethan architecture, surrounded by stunning 'Capability' Brown landscaped Parkland. Burghley houses an extensive collection, whilst remaining a family home.
Home to the Howard Family, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century house containing extensive collections, set within 1,000 acres of sweeping parkland dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains.
Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, set in Derbyshire's magnificent Peak District. One of Britain's best loved historic houses offers: famous works of art; 105 acre garden; farmyard and a full calendar of events.
A stunning house with outstanding art collections, magnificent Adam interiors and Chippendale furniture. The house also hosts Open Air Events set within the glorious gardens, in a beautiful lake side setting.
Haffield House in Hertfordshire is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. Just 20 miles from central London, Hatfield House is perfect for a day visit.
Home to the Earl of Leicester, this magnificent Palladian hall is a living treasure house of artistic and architectural history. Surrounded by rolling parkland and close to the famous Holkham Beach and National Nature Reserve.
Set in the heart of Kent, Leeds Castle is know as 'the loveliest castle in the world'. A royal residence for six medieval Queens of England and a favourite palace of King Henry V111.
Home to the Duke of Bedford and birthplace of Afternoon Tea. Enjoy priceless art and treasures, beautiful gardens all set in 3,000 acres of deer park.