National Trust Historic Houses

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Visit the finest historic houses in England and discover their beauty. We selected some of them for you, to make sure you get the most out of your National Trust Touring Pass.

Cotehele, Cornwall

National Trust Cothele House

Cotehele House is located near Saltash, Cornwall. It is famous for having been the home of the Tudor family and visiting it gives you an insight into what their life was like. Strolling around the rooms, you can admire superb collections of textiles, armours and furniture. This is also the ideal place for ghost stories lovers, the house is said to be haunted... The garden of the house is also well worth a visit, it shows a great seasonal variety and one of the most suggestive attractions is a boat trip on the River Tamar from Cotehele Quay.

Knightshayes Court, Devon

National Trust Knightshayes Court

Knightshayes Court is situated in Tiverton, Devon. It is a Victorian country house designed by William Burges. Rooms are decorated in Romantic and Gothic style. The landscape of the garden is fairy-tail and offers a great plant collection. Walking around the garden you can find floreal borders, trees and lily pools. It is a magic place, ideal for nature lovers, gardeners, artists, photographers and families.

Trerice, Cornwall

National Trust Trerice

Trerice is located in Keste Mill near Newsquay, in the Cornish countryside. It is a wonderful Elizabethan manor house that is famous for its “barrel-roofed” Great Chamber. The award-winning garden surrounding the manor is full of coloured flowers and the combination of these two wonderful places makes Trerice a popular destination for gardeners, artists, photographers and families alike.

Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire

National Trust Wimpole Hall

Wimpole Hall is an elegant country house, situated in a part of the grandest working estate in Cambridgeshire. The interior is decorated in Georgian style, realized by Gibbs, Thornhill and Soane. The landscape around the house is enchanting as well. It includes a Gothic tower, a Chinese bridge, woodland and lakes and you can choose among several paths that will lead you to hidden parts of the beautiful garden. This place is perfect to spend all day long exploring Georgian treasures and natural beauty.

The Beatles Childhood Homes, Liverpool

National Trust The Beatle’s Childhood Homes

If you are a fan of The Beatles you must visit the houses where Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon spent their childhood, both are located in Merseyside, Liverpool. You have the opportunity to see and touch the places where these two great musicians grew up and wrote their first songs.

Belton House, Lincolnshire

National Trust Belton House

Belton House is a magnificent country house located in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The House was built during the 17th-century for Sir John Brownlow and visiting it gives you the chance to breath the real atmosphere of that period. Dress up in victorian clothing and stroll through the rooms full of stunning silver and furniture collections. The gardens and the extensive parkland are astonishing as well, you really should not miss the Italian Garden with its fountain and the Dutch garden. This house was also chosen as location for the BBC's Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Tom Jones.

Nostell Priory and Parkland, West Yorkshire

National Trust Nostel Priory

Nostel Priory was built during the 18h century. Inside you can see Adam interiors, Chippendale furniture that has especially been designed for the house and fine collections of impressive paintings realized by Breughel, Lockey and Angelica Kauffman. The picturesque landscape of the garden is the perfect place for nature lovers and artists, photographers and families.

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

National Trust Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall, a beautiful mansion located in Lancashire, was built during the 16h century and is one of the finest Tudor buildings of that area. You can visit the Great Hall where a young Shakespeare performed and admire the arms and armour collection. The garden has a great variety of topiary displays and several trails. This house is ideal for history lovers and families.

Shugborough Estate, Lancashire

National Trust Shugborough

Shugborough is one of the best preserved English estates. You can see the well kept major buildings including the mansion house, servants' quarters and a model farm. The garden is idyllic with its terraces, lake and eight monuments of national importance. A costumed guide will show you the house and garden and you can breath the historical atmosphere of the time the house was built in.

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

National Trust Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall is an Elizabethan house, built for 'Bess of Hardwick'. The interiors date back to the 16th and 17th century and you can see elegant tapestries and embroideries of that period. In the garden you can stroll through orchards and see rare breeds of cattle and sheep. It is ideal for anybody who is keen to learn more about the Elizabethan period and for families that want to spend a day in contact with nature.

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