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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.

Claydon House in Buckinghamshire is one of the National Trust's finest historic houses, but for a full list, our dedicated National Trust page features more than 100 locations.

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, Parham House in West Sussex Basildon Park in Berkshire and Chartwell in Kent.

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Guildford Museum

Guildford Museum

Set in a series of historic buildings just a couple of minutes walk from Guildford High Street, the Museum is full of charm and interest. Browse...

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  1. Add Preston Manor to your Itinerary

    Preston Manor

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    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Brighton

    A delightful manor house with the interior of an Edwardian home containing ceramics, furniture, glass, clocks and silver. Servants' quarters and restored kitchen. Garden.

  2. Add Priory Cottages to your Itinerary

    Priory Cottages

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    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Steventon

    Former monastic buildings converted to 2 houses. The south cottage contains the Great Hall of the original priory.

  3. Add Basildon Park to your Itinerary

    Basildon Park

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Reading

    Classical 18thC house by John Carr of York, with an unusual Octagon Room, fine plasterwork and the decorative Shell Room. Situated in 400 acres of parkland and woodland.

  4. Add Hughenden Manor to your Itinerary

    Hughenden Manor

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    High Wycombe

    Victorian home of Prime Minister and statesman Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 until his death in 1881.

  5. Add Chawton House Library to your Itinerary

    Chawton House Library

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Alton

    Chawton House Library is an internationally respected research library with a unique collection of early English women's writing from 1600 to 1830. Access to the Library's collection is for the benefit of academics, scholars, students and the general

  6. Add Dorney Court to your Itinerary

    Dorney Court

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Windsor

    Dorney Court is one of the country’s finest stately homes and any visit is a fascinating and unique experience.

  7. Add Standen to your Itinerary

    Standen

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    East Grinstead

    Come to Standen and discover the best example of an Arts and Crafts house open to the public in this country. Built in 1894 as a country home for solicitor James Beale, Standen is a superb example of the work of architect Philip Webb.

  8. Add Chastleton House to your Itinerary

    Chastleton House

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Moreton In Marsh

  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. Add Nuffield Place to your Itinerary

    Nuffield Place

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Henley-on-Thames

    Closed for 2009.

    Home and gardens of Lord Nuffield founder of Morris Motors and benefactor to medicine, education and social welfare. Set high in the Chilterns. A day out for all the family.