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Moated medieval manor hall, with blue skies in background, Oxburgh Estate, Norfolk
Exterior of Oxburgh Estate, moated medieval manor hall, Norfolk | © ©National Trust Images/Mike Selby

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.

Plan a unique visit

A long path lined with clipped yew balls leads the eye to a huge, round stone mansion

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

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.

A courtyard surrounded by a brick and stone building with tall chimneys on one side, and a moat on the other

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

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

    Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

    Where will you visit next?

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