Days Out in England

View of Bolsover Castle from the North.

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 chilly, 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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Camellia Show
Venue: Chiswick House and Gardens, London
Date: Sat 28 Feb - Sun 29 Mar

Rare blooms in a glorious setting

The Art of Stained Glass - Beginners Workshop
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Wed 4 Mar

Join Stained Glass artist Maggie Meadows and try your hand at making your own piece of stained glass.

Traditional Stone Carving Workshop
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Date: Wed 4 Mar

Join expert Andy Oldfield for a day to discover the art of stone carving.

Sky at Night - Star Gazing
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Fri 06 Mar 2015

Join us in Darwin's garden as the nights grow darker and the stars grow brighter!

Stonehenge: Up Close
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: Mon 9 Mar

Gain a rare and fascinating insight into the famous World Heritage Site with an exclusive tour around the site led by one of English Heritage's experts.

Twilight Tours
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Fri 13 & Sat 14 Mar 2015

Discover Belsay in a different light by taking a tour of the stunning Grecian mansion, once home to the Middleton family and their staff. Enjoy a hot drink on arrival and learn about the fascinating family that lived here.

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