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
Costumed interpreter talking to a group of visitors in the North Gallery, Petworth House and Park, West Sussex.

Heritage Open Days 2016 

Celebrate Heritage Open Days 2016, a four-day festival of heritage from 8-11 September, at historic places we look after. Participating places are free to enter and may be running special events and tours. Heritage Open Days is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Discover our places

The Winter Parlour at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

Interior design: Tudor 

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.

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.

Buildings in need of help

Bringing history alive

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