Houses and gardens

We have some of the finest country houses in country, with fascinating stories to tell of love and money, political intrigue and scandal. There's a variety of gardens to see from the formal parterres of Waddesdon and Hughenden to the flowing landscape garden of Stowe.

Geese on water with the Palladian Bridge in the background at Stowe

Stowe 

The scale and beauty of Stowe have attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons

The west front of the house

Claydon

Splendid eighteenth-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting

Spring has come to the gardens at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor

A Rothschild House and Gardens

The parterre and south front of the house at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire

Hughenden

Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli, Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister.

National Trust West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire

West Wycombe Park, Village and Hill

The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family, historic village and countryside.

A sundial of box hedge topiary in the gardens at Ascott

Ascott

Half-timbered house originating from 1606, transformed by the Rothschilds in the late 19th century, containing superb collections.

Blue hyacinths in the Long Garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Cliveden 

Ever-changing floral displays on the Parterre, the newly restored Rose Garden or statuary and topiary in the Long Garden; choose a different part of the glorious grounds each time you come to Cliveden.

A bright autumn day at Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby

Explore a tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful 18th-century gardens.

House behind rock garden and planting

Upton House and Gardens

Come and see how Lord & Lady Bearsted made Upton House and Gardens the perfect country retreat for their family in the 1930s. You can also discover Lord Bearsted's famous art collection including works by Bosch, Stubbs and Canaletto.

The rotating writing shed at Shaw’s Corner

Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire 

Shaw's Corner was the beloved home of George Bernard Shaw for 44 years. He left it to the Trust on his death, and we've taken care of it ever since. Shaw was a towering figure of the 20th century, renowned for his wit and imagination and the enduring characters of his plays. The house is much as Shaw left it, with a fascinating collection of personal effects. You can also visit his famous writing hut, which is tucked away at the bottom of the garden.