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Rainbow across the Victorian revival house at Tyntesfield, Somerset - exterior
Rainbow across the Victorian revival house at Tyntesfield, Somerset | © National Trust Images/Bob Fowler

Houses and buildings

From grand houses and palaces to cotton mills and urban homes, the historic houses and buildings in our care are full of fascinating stories and objects.

Member of staff handling large chandelier for cleaning at Powis Castle, Wales

Winter house closures

Some of the historic houses in our care close over the winter months so we can carry out vital conservation work. Please check opening times before you visit.

Plan a unique visit

View of the house at Knole, Kent in winter
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Top 10 houses to visit 

Learn about some of the most unusual houses we look after and find out what makes them so special, from a tiny woodland cottage to a romantic country retreat.

Visitors in the 16th century kitchen at Buckland Abbey, Devon
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Places with famous connections 

Walk in the footsteps of famous people. From The Beatles to Sir Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie to Isaac Newton, discover more as you step into their former homes.

Speke Hall in winter
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Places to experience Tudor history 

Discover the places we look after that have links to the Tudor period, from prominent figures like Henry VII and key events such as the dissolution of the monasteries. They’ve received royal visitors, hidden Catholic priests and witnessed important events.

Rudyard Kipling's writing desk in the study at Bateman's, East Sussex
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Places with literary connections 

Visit some of the places we look after that have inspired famous writers, playwrights and poets, including the homes of Beatrix Potter, Virginia Woolf and Thomas Hardy.

Houses and buildings near you

    Family walking down the main drive with lady in a tramper at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - CTA crop only

    Where will you visit next?

    Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.