Houses & buildings
With over 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.
Historic site: Runnymede
Seen by many as the birthplace of modern democracy, this monument, set in its picturesque landscape by the Thames, marks King John's historic sealing of the Magna Carta 800 years ago on 15 June 1215.
Great houses: Chartwell
Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home. The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes on display evoking the career of a great statesman, writer and family man.
Great houses: Lyme Park
Lyme Park, House and Garden, Cheshire
Lyme Park was once home to the Legh family. Step back in time to the Edwardian era - enjoy lavish interiors, try out the piano, read a book in the library, or take the children to dress up on the stage.
Great houses: Tyntesfield
Tyntesfield, North Somerset
This fine Victorian country house was created by one of England's richest commoners. Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof and ornate stone carvings complete the Gothic look, giving the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion.
Great houses: Tredegar House
Tredegar House, Newport
Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th-century houses in the whole of the British Isles. Set in 90 acres of garden and parkland, Tredegar was home to one of the greatest Welsh families.
Great houses: Stoneywell
There's more to some of our places than meets the eye.
Bring history to life for your children and support their learning.
We don't just care for houses. We've got lighthouses, pubs and mines in our care too.
Some of our favourite, must-see castles.
Many of our houses and estates have starred in films and television series over the years. From our early appearances alongside Cary Grant in the '60s to modern day blockbusters like Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall. Explore our movie map of more recent films featuring our places.
Many of our historic houses are known for the grand, opulent and luxurious rooms where the families who originally owned them lived in comfort. The flip side to these spaces were the kitchens, sculleries, dairies, butlers' pantries and servant quarters.