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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor

Aylesbury

Historic Houses

Some of the most exquisite and intriguing historic houses in England are scattered across the South East. From the Indian-style confection of Brighton Pavilion in East Sussex to the grace of 17th-century Cliveden in Berkshire, the region’s many stately homes are steeped in rich social and architectural history.

Stately Homes

Aside from these esteemed historic houses mentioned above, there are many other amazing examples in England that the South East can lay claim to. Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire was built in the late 1800's by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild; today it is home one of the most exceptional collections of French 18th Century decorative arts and English portraits in the world. Also in Buckinghamshire, Bletchley Park was famous as a World War Two code-breaking centre and now houses a superb museum.

Palatial Goodwood House in West Sussex has a world-class horse-racing track, motor-racing circuit and a large private art collection, while the gigantic baroque pile of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is one of the most architecturally elaborate historic houses in England.

There are far too many to mention here, but other notable historic houses located across the South East include Polesden Lacey in Surrey, Bateman’s in East Sussex, Basildon Park in Berkshire and Chartwell in Kent.

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Jane Austen circular walk

Chawton

A 4.5-mile circular walk in the heart of Jane Austen country.  Start at Jane Austen's House in Chawton and follow in her footsteps across fields...

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  1. Add Palace House to your Itinerary

    Palace House

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    Historic House / Palace

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    Brockenhurst

    This charming house, kept in the style of its later Victorian additions, has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538.

  2. Add Michelham Priory to your Itinerary

    Michelham Priory

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Hailsham

    Enter through the 14th-century gatehouse and wander the beautiful gardens or tour the historic house. You can also explore the medieval watermill, working forge, rope museum and Elizabethan Great Barn.

  3. Add Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate to your Itinerary

    Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate

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    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    nr Romsey

    With a tributary of the River Test flowing through, the garden forms a superb setting for the 12thC priory.

  4. Add The Needlemakers to your Itinerary

    The Needlemakers

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    Craft Centre

    Location

    Lewes

    A converted 19thC candle factory housing variety of different craft workshops. Visitors can see candle making, hand-engraving and visit other specialist shops.

  5. Add Eastbury Manor House to your Itinerary

    Eastbury Manor House

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Barking

    Striking Elizabethan merchant's house and gardens

    Important brick-built Tudor gentry house, completed about 1573, little altered since. Early 17th-century wall-paintings showing fishing scenes and a cityscape grace the former Great Chamber.

    Evocative exposed timbers in attic, fine...

  6. Add Quebec House to your Itinerary

    Quebec House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Westerham

    A gabled house with 16th Century origins and features of architectural and historical interest. The childhood home of General James Wolfe displaying family and military memorabilia and an exhibition about the battle of Quebec in the stable

  7. Add Penshurst Place and Gardens to your Itinerary

    Penshurst Place and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Penshurst

    A truly English House and Garden.

  8. Add The Vyne to your Itinerary

    The Vyne

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Basingstoke

    A 16th-century house and estate and a treasure trove of history.

  9. Add Parham House & Gardens to your Itinerary

    Parham House & Gardens

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Pulborough

    Set in the heart of an ancient deer park, Parham House and Gardens is situated below the South Downs. The house and gardens have been lovingly restored by the Pearson family who bought Parham in 1922.

  10. Rousham House

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Rousham, Bicester


    Rousham and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of William Kent (1685–1748). Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as Kent left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many...