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

Spring blossom in front of Belton House
Man relaxing on a bench overlooking Lanhydrock gardens

Calm places to pause 

Had enough of motorway madness? If you’re out and about and in need of a break, why not drop in on one of our special places and watch the world go by.

Little boy dressing up in armour at Bodiam Castle

Top 10 castles 

We look after some of the most interesting and enchanting castles in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Here's our pick of the best must-see castles.

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.

Buildings in need of help

The Winter Parlour at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire


The Tudor period was an age of prosperity, often resulting in lavishly built and decorated houses. We look after some beautiful examples, including Montacute House, Somerset, and Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire.

Bringing history alive

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