Experience a historic Christmas

Step back in time at one of the places we care for this Christmas. Experience the traditions of the Tudors and Victorians, or see how families celebrated the festive season throughout the 20th century. Here’s a taste of what’s on.

Actors in costume this Christmas

Berrington Hall, Herefordshire 

Arrive by horse and carriage in style to Berrington's Georgian Christmas. Period style decorations will be accompanied by festive eighteenth century music. Take the chance to go below stairs to see the servants preparing for Christmas day.

Tudor Christmas at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset 

Join the Lord of Misrule on a journey through the romantic ruins and experience Christmas as it would have been celebrated in Tudor times. The castle will be transformed with bright lights, lanterns, beacons and braziers to create a magical festive feel. For an even more special experience, join us on the 15th or 16th December for a Tudor Christmas feast beside a roaring log fire in the tea room.

The dining table at Greenway in Devon decorated for Christmas

Greenway, Devon 

This December Greenway will be going back in time to the 1950s - when Agatha Christie used the house as her Christmas holiday home. The rooms will be festooned with 1950s decorations, while a pop-up cinema will be screening classic film adaptations of her in a cosy vintage-style marquee in the Walled Garden.

A twinkling Christmas tree in the corner of the gold saloon.

Polesden Lacey, Surrey 

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of a sparkling 1930s Edwardian Christmas party. From the 18ft Christmas tree in the hall to Italian Renaissance nativity paintings in the picture corridors and a piano playing in the gold Saloon, you'll be a guest at Surrey’s most glittering Christmas venue.

The Orangery illuminated for Christmas at Powis Castle and garden, Wales.

Powis Castle, Powys 

See the castle decked out in all the splendour of a traditional Edwardian family Christmas and discover more about the Herbert family’s seasonal traditions, including the estate workers' Boxing Day celebrations and the pulling of a gigantic cracker.