Most Stately Homes and Castles have maintained their gardens and developed them to a very high standard. Sissinghurst, for instance, is a gem, as is Knole, both benefiting from the attention of Nicholson and Sackville-West last century. Leonardslee has blossomed under its new management and is now more wonderful than ever. Then there is Standen and Borde Hill; the list is extensive.

Through the National Trust, we are able to enjoy some incredible architecture that maps the development of Britain though the ages. What is more is that so many of these Stately Homes and Castles are within easy reach by coach. Whether ruined castles and monasteries, huge piles for the landed gentry, follies that emptied the pockets of the well-to-do, or simple homes of the great and the good, there is little to compare with a day out with friends and colleagues to see how others lived. And after a day of investigating, learning, eating, listening and talking about our past in these Stately Homes and Castles, you can relax on the way home in a luxury Holt coach.

Polesden Lacey You can click here for more on Polesden Lacey

Blenheim Palace Click here for more on Blenheim Palace

Beaulieu Palace House and Garden For more on Beaulieu click here

Petworth House

Chartwell – Winston Churchill’s home


Knole Park

Herstmonceux Castle

Battle Abbey

Bodium Castle

Hever Castle

Leeds Castle

St Hill Manor

Bletchley Park

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