Houses & buildings

With more than 300 historic buildings in our care, from the grand and imposing to the small and quirky, you're spoilt for choice when planning a visit.

Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd
Afternoon tea at Lyme Park, House and Garden, Cheshire

Gift memberships for Mother's Day 

Treat your mum to a special gift so she can enjoy some of the most beautiful houses, gardens and landscapes in the country, all year round.

The front of the mainly 17th-century Hill Top, Sawrey, Cumbria, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of the Peter Rabbit stories

Explore Beatrix Potter's Lake District 

Celebrate the special milestone of 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. Why not retrace the steps of Beatrix in the places that inspired her in the Lake District. Celebration events begin in the spring.

A conservator at work brushing items at Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Putting the house to bed 

Find out why some of our houses shut for the winter, and what happens behind those closed doors.

Buildings in need of help

The Zodiac roundels on the Boudoir’s ceiling at Knightshayes Court, Devon

Victorian 

Visit our places like Penrhyn Castle, Wales and Tyntesfield, Somerset, to see examples of Victorian interior design. Here's a short guide to the eclectic styles of the era.

Bringing history alive

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