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Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

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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Manydown Family Fun

Manydown Family Fun

Manydown Family Fun is an amazing day out for all the family! The attraction is open seasonally, not all year round. It runs 2 large outdoor events...

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  1. Add Eastbury Manor House to your Itinerary

    Eastbury Manor House

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    Historic House / Palace

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    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...

  2. Add Parham House & Gardens to your Itinerary

    Parham House & Gardens

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    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.

  3. Add Knole to your Itinerary

    Knole

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Sevenoaks

    Set at the heart of the only remaining medieval deer park in Kent, Knole's fascinating links with royalty and literary connections with Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, make this one of the most intriguing houses in England.

  4. Add Old Town Hall Museum to your Itinerary

    Old Town Hall Museum

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    Museum

    Location

    Hastings

    Housed in a Regency town hall, the displays include seaside holidays, wartime, fishing, Victorian life, smuggling, Titus Oates, the Cinque Ports and the Hastings mint.

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

    Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate

    Type

    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.

  6. Add The Buscot and Coleshill Estates  to your Itinerary

    The Buscot and Coleshill Estates

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Location

    Swindon

    Make a day trip to see these traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland.

  7. Add Waddesdon Manor to your Itinerary

    Waddesdon Manor

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    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Nr Aylesbury

    This National Trust property houses the Rothschild Collection of art treasures and wine cellars. It also features spectacular grounds with an aviary, parterre and woodland playground, licensed restaurants, gift and wine shops.

  8. Add Royal Pavilion to your Itinerary

    Royal Pavilion

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Brighton

    The Royal Pavilion, the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV), transformed by John Nash between 1815 & 1823 into one of the most dazzling & exotic buildings in the British Isles.

  9. Add Buscot Old Parsonage to your Itinerary

    Buscot Old Parsonage

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Faringdon

    An early 18thC house of Cotswold stone, set on the banks of the Thames and with a small garden.

  10. Add Owletts - National Trust to your Itinerary

    Owletts - National Trust

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Cobham

    Owletts is a small red-brick Charles II house with an interesting garden.