Houses

We have more than 300 houses in our care, from the grand and imposing to the small and quirky

The Saloon dressed traditionally for Christmas at Saltram house, Devon
Christmas at our houses
Victorian Christmas tree trimming at Speke Hall

Historic houses decked out for Christmas 

Experience the traditions of times past this Christmas. There's lots to discover, from Tudor feasts and Victorian Christmas trees to the hustle and bustle of a 1930s kitchen on Christmas Eve.

Keep busy on a rainy day

Houses we recommend

Grantham, Lincolnshire

The perfect English country house?

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Exeter, Devon

A family home and a great estate. Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland with fine 18th-century house

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Magherafelt, County Londonderry

Pretty 17th-century 'Plantation' home with a significant costume collection

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Fun for curious minds

The dried flower Christmas garland hanging in the hall at Cotehele

Creating Cotehele's Christmas garland 

Cotehele’s giant Christmas garland is a sight to behold. Marvel at the finished 60ft floral display.

Christmas kitchen decorations at Wightwick Manor

Eight Christmas traditions from history 

Did you know that the way we decorate, eat and enjoy ourselves over the festive period has direct links with our ancestors? Discover eight Christmas traditions from history.

Interior design through the ages

Festive decoration at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Advent calendar of Christmas treasures 2019 

To get you in the Christmas spirit, we've selected 24 festive objects from our collection, one for each day of advent, to form our own, unique, advent calendar.

Armoury corridor in the Manor at Waddesdon, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

House and collection highlights at our places 

Get closer to the many objects and works of art in the houses and world-class collections we care for in our round-up of articles.

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Gifts for the home

Take inspiration from our houses and buildings with this collection of homeware.