Christmas 2021

Winter opening times

There's plenty to get you excited about history this winter.

Visit a historic home, castle or abbey near you, or plan a getaway to help you celebrate the festive season or ring in the new year.

Explore our map to find one of our historic places to discover - or rediscover - this winter.

Find a property to visit

Places to visit

The places listed below are open at various times during the festive period between Boxing Day and New Year's Day, and beyond. Opening times vary across the winter so please check specific property opening times before you visit.

 Place(s) To Stay


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More to explore

  • Winter Gardens

    Our historic places are enchanting in the colder seasons so make the most of rewarding garden walks and sparkling wintry views.

  • Winter Walks

    Enjoy walks that take in some of our most atmospheric properties and read about the best places to escape the crowds.

  • Scenic Motorway Stops

    Escape the rush of traffic, stretch your legs, avoid the queues for the loos - stop off to explore England's story instead.

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