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

The Orangery illuminated for Christmas at Powis Castle and garden, Wales.
Victorian Christmas tree trimming at Speke Hall

Experience a historic 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.

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.

Visitors in the entrance hall at Attingham Park

Our greatest houses 

One size doesn't fit all when it comes to the houses we look after. From the biggest to the smallest, the most innovative to the most scandalous, discover the amazing variety of houses in our care.

Two girls dressing up in period costume at Tredegar House

Rainy day fun 

How do you keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? Head to one of the special places we look after for some great activities that won't be ruined by a downpour. They can run around in an indoor adventure play area, play dress up or take part in a house trail and search for clues.

Exhibition highlights

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