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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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British Airways i360

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  1. Add Firle Place to your Itinerary

    Firle Place

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    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Lewes

    CLOSED FOR 2012
    A Tudor house with Georgian additions in downland park setting. Important English and European Old Master paintings, fine furniture and notable Sevres porcelain.

  2. 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.

  3. Add Frogmore House to your Itinerary

    Frogmore House

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Windsor

    Late 17th-century royal residence, particularly associated with Queen Charlotte and Queen Victoria.

  4. Add Down House - The Home of Charles Darwin to your Itinerary

    Down House - The Home of Charles Darwin

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Orpington

    Visit Down House, the family home of Charles Darwin. Explore the atmospheric family rooms where he lived and worked and learn about his fascinating life and groundbreaking theories with our exhibition “Uncovering Origins” .

  5. Add Guildford House Gallery to your Itinerary

    Guildford House Gallery

    Type

    Gallery

    Location

    Guildford

    An exhibition gallery in a restored 17thC house of architectural interest. Temporary exhibitions and selections from the Borough's art collection. Guildford Tourist Information Centre.

  6. Add Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection to your Itinerary

    Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Alton

    Historic house and garden, home of Gilbert White, author of 'The Natural History of Selborne'. Exhibition on Frank Oates, explorer and Capt Lawrence Oates of Antarctic fame.

  7. Add The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace to your Itinerary

    The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    London

    The term ‘State Rooms’ is applied to those rooms that were designed and built as the public rooms of the Palace, in which monarchs receive, reward and entertain their subjects and visiting dignitaries.

  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 Tudor House to your Itinerary

    Tudor House

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Margate

    Thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, it was built around 1525 and is believed to be the home of a wealthy yeoman farmer

  10. Add Jane Austen's House Museum to your Itinerary

    Jane Austen's House Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Alton

    The novelist Jane Austen is known worldwide for her popular novels describing the society of pre-industrial England.