Days Out in England

West Midlands

What better way to spend your day than by getting out and about at one of our properties? Complete your day with a range of events to entertain, gorgeous gardens for walks and if it's a bit overcast, tasty tea room offerings.

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Audley End House and Gardens
Audley End House and Gardens

Essex | East of England

Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at Audley End House and Gardens.

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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Northumberland | North East

With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in north-east England. Explore the medieval castle, the Grecian inspired Hall and acres of impressive gardens.

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Dover Castle
Dover Castle

Kent | South East

For a great family day out visit Dover Castle! New: Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk. Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the castle to see, hear and feel - as never before!

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Eltham Palace and Gardens
Eltham Palace and Gardens


When millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built their 1930s Art Deco mansion by the Great Hall of medieval Eltham Palace, they created a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Warwickshire | West Midlands

Robert Dudley created this ornate palace to impress his beloved Queen in 1575. The newly re-created Elizabethan Garden, lost for 400 years, is now open to visitors. Vast grounds perfect for exploring.

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Wrest Park
Wrest Park

Bedfordshire | East of England

Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.

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We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials
Venue: Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch, London
Date: Wed 16 Jul - Sun 30 Nov

2014 sees the start of the Great War commemorations. This display will show rarely seen working drawings of the designs for the London First World War memorials.

Neolithic Long Barrows of Gloucestershire
Venue: Nympsfield Long Barrow, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire
Date: Tue 23 Sep

Join an in-depth tour of two Neolithic burial mounds in Gloucestershire, Nympsfield Long Barrow and Uley Long Barrow. You will get a chance to take a peek inside the burial chambers and enjoy beautiful vistas across the Severn Valley.

Fort Brockhurst Store Tour
Venue: Forth Brockhurst, Hampshire, Hampshire
Date: Wed 24 Sep

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the impressive collections held at Fort Brockhurst, including artefacts from across the South East not normally on view to the public.

From Tradition to Today – An Evening of Dressage at Bolsover Castle
Venue: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
Date: Thu 25 Sep

From tradition to today, the relevance of the recognised art from of Classical Riding of the past in today’s competitive dressage arena will be shown and explained.

Art Workshop
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Fri 26 Sept

Join expert water-colourist Robin Holder at our exclusive Art Workshop.

Apple Festival
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 27 & Sun 28 Sep 2014

Celebrate all things apple at Audley End. From bobbing and weaving to trapping and tasting, apples have never been so appetising!

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