North

CHESHIRE

ARLEY HALL AND GARDENS

Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6NA

Tel: 01565 777353

Old manor house substantially rebuilt in the Elizabethan style in the mid-nineteenth century.

DUNHAM MASSEY (NT)

Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ

Tel: 0161 941 1025

Early Georgian house with important Edwardian interiors.

LITTLE MORETON HALL (NT)

Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4SD

Tel: 01260 272018

A fine timber-framed moated manor of two sixteenth-century building dates.

LYME PARK (NT)

Diley, Stockport, Cheshire SK12 2NX

Tel: 01663 762023

Elizabethan house with early eighteenth-century Classical additions by Giacomo Leoni.

TATTON PARK (NT)

Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN

Tel: 01625 534400

Early nineteenth-century Classical house designed by Samuel Wyatt, retaining a Tudor hall.

COUNTY DURHAM

AUCKLAND CASTLE

Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NR

Tel: 013888 601627

Historic palace of the Bishop of Durham, dating from the twelfth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

RABY CASTLE

Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham DL2 3AH

Tel: 01833 660202/660888

Seat of Lord Barnard, dating from the middle Ages, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

CUMBRIA

BLACKWELL

Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria LA22 3JR

Tel: 01539 446139

Early twentieth-century house over-looking Windermere, designed by the Arts and Crafts architect M. H. Baillie Scott.

DALEMIAN

Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0HB

Tel: 01768 486450

Late seventeenth-century country house, refronted in the eighteenth century.

HUTTON-IN-THE-FOREST

Skelton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9 TH

Tel: 01768 484449

Originally a medieval stronghold with a surviving pele tower, Hutton has been much altered and extended from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

LEVENS HALL

Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0PD

Tel: 01539 560321

An Elizabethan house incorporating an earlier pele tower.

MIREHOUSE

Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4QE

Tel: 01786 772287

Seventeenth-century house extended during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with links to the Romantic poets Lord Alfred Tennyson and William Wordsworth.

MUNCASTER CASTLE

Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RQ

Tel: 01229 717614

Fourteenth-century origins, restored and rebuilt by Anthony Salvin in the later nineteenth century.

DERBYSHIRE

BOLSOVER CASTLE, THE “LITTLE CASTLE BOLSOVER” (EH)

Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6PR

Tel: 01246 822844

Originally a twelfth-century castle, Bolsover was re-built in c. 1621 by John Smythson for Sir Charles Cavendish, with the addition of a new hall and state rooms during the late seventeenth century.

CALKE ABBEY (NT)

Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire DE73 1LE

Tel: 01332 863822

Originally an Elizabethan house, built on the site of a twelfth-century priory, Calke Abbey was remodelled in 1702-04 for Sir John Harpur. The interior is now preserved “as found” to illustrate twentieth-century decline.

CHATSWORTH

Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

Tel: 01246 565300

The seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, a sixteenth-century house re-modelled in the late seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

HADDON HALL

Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LA

Tel: 01629 812855

A medieval and Tudor manor house that has survived almost unadultered since the late sixteenth century, and was restored in the 1920s.

HARDWICK HALL (NT)

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ

Tel: 01246 850430

A late sixteenth-century grand prodigy’ house, built for Bess of Hardwick.

KEDLESTON HALL (NT)

Derby, Derbyshire DE22 5JH

Tel: 01332 842191

Palladian mansion built in 1759-65 for the Curzon family, with interiors and parkland designed by Robert Adam.

RENISHAW HALL

Renishaw, Sheffield, Derbyshire S21 3WB

Tel: 01246 432310

Seventeenth-century house extended around 1800, with important Italianate gardens dating from the early twentieth century.

TISSINGTON HALL

Tissignton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1RA

Tel: 01335 352200

Sixteenth-century manor house, with gates by Robert Bakewell. The west front was refaced in a Classical style in the eighteenth century.

NORTHUMBERLAND

ALNWICK CASTLE

Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ

Tel: 01665 510777

Seat of the Dukes of Northumberland. Of various dates from the twelfth century, castle restored by Anthony Salvin in the nineteenth century.

BAMBURGH CASTLE

Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7DF

Tel: 01668 214515

The castle, dating back to the twelfth century, was restored, with the interiors remodelled in the 1890s for the 1st Lord Armstrong.

BELSAY HALL AND GARDENS (EH)

Belsay Village, Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland NE20 0DX

Tel: 01661 881636

An early nineteenth-century Greek Revival mansion, built in 1807-15 for Sir Charles Monck.

CHILLINGHAM CASTLE

Chllingham, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 5NJ

Tel: 01668 215359

Fourteenth-century castle, with sixteenth-century additions and some later remodelling.

CRAGSIDE HOUSE (NT)

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 7PX

Tel: 01669 620333/620150

Late nineteenth-century country house in Old English styles designed by Richard Norman Shaw for the 1st Lord Armstrong.

LINDISFARNE CASTLE (NT)

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2SH

Tel: 01289 389244

Built in 1550, and converted in 1903 into a private house for Edward Hudson by Edwin Lutyens.

SEATON DELAVAL HALL (EH)

Seaton Sluice, nr Whitley Bay, Northumberland NE26 4QR

Tel: 0191 2371493/0786

Powerful design by John Vanbrugh for Admiral George Delaval, completed in the 1720s, partially destroyed by fire in 1822, but restored later in the nineteenth century.

WALLINGTON (NT)

Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4AR

Tel: 01670 773600

Later seventeenth-century house, with fine Rococo interiors and nineteenth-century wall-paintings.

YORKSHIRE

BRODSWORTH HALL (EH)

Brodsworth, nr Doncaster, Yorkshire DN5 7XJ

Tel: 01302 722598

Victorian country house designed in the Italianate style, and preserved “as found” in its later twentieth-century decline.

BURTON AGNES HALL

Burton Agnes, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 0ND

Tel: 01262 490324

Early seventeenth-century country house designed by Robert Smythson, with a magnificent carved hall screen.

YORKSHIRE, EAST

Sledmere Park, Sledmere, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 0XG

Tel: 01377 236637

Mid-eighteenth-century house restored after a major fire in 1911.

YORKSHIRE, NORTH

BENINGBROUGH HALL (NT)

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire YO30 1DD

Tel: 01904 470666

An early Georgian mansion on the edge of York.

CASTLE HOWARD

York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA

Tel: 01653 648444

Stupendous 1690s country house designed by John Vanbrugh for the Earl of Carlisle.

DUNCOMBE PARK

Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5EB

Tel: 01439 770213

Early eighteenth-century country house designed by William Wakefield, with landscaped gardens.

FOUNTAINS HALL (NT)

Fountains, Studley Royal, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY

Tel: 01765 608888

A sixteenth-century mansion built partly with stone from the ruins of the nearby Fountains Abbey, the hall house reflects the style of the Elizabethan architect Robert Smythson.

MARKENFIELD HALL

Nr Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3AD

Tel: 01765 603411

An important moated manor house built in 1310.

NORTON CONYERS

Nr Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5EQ

Tel: 01765 640333

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century country house, with distinctive Dutch gables.

NEWBY HALL

Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE

Tel: 0845 4504068

Built in the 1690s, designed with Robert Adam interiors and furnished with original Chippendale furniture.

SCAMPSTON HALL

Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG

Tel: 01944 759111

Handsome house of around 1800 designed by Thomas Leverton.

YORKSHIRE, WEST

BRAMHAM PARK

Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 6ND

Tel: 01937 846000

Early eighteenth-century country house with the best preserved French-inspired formal gardens in England.

HAREWOOD HOUSE

Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 1AG

Tel: 0113 2181010

Eighteenth-century house designed by Robert Adam, extended and remodelled by Sir Charles Barry in the nineteenth century.

NOSTELL PRIORY

Doncaster Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 1QE

Tel: 01924 863892

Eighteenth-century house designed by James Paine, with additional interiors by Robert Adam and furniture by Thomas Chippendale.

TEMPLE NEWSAM

Leeds, West Yorkshire LS15 0AD

Tel: 01132 647321

Important sixteenth- and seventeenth-century house with eighteenth-century interiors, now museum with an important furniture collection.