BERRINGTON HALL (NT)
Nr. Leominster, Hereforshire HR6 0DW
Tel: 01568 615721
Elegant, late eighteenth-century Georgian house, designed by Henry Holland, is set in parkland landscaped by Lancelot Brown.
EASTNOR CASTLE (NT)
Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL
Tel: 01531 633160
Early nineteenth-century castle designed by Robert Smirke in the manner of a medieval Welsh-border fortress.
Moccas, Herefordshire HR2 9LH
Tel: 01981 500019
Eighteenth-century house designed by Anthony Keck, with interiors by Robert Adam.
Astley Park, Chorley, Lancashire. PR7 1NP
Tel: 01257 515555
Timber-framed Tudor house with seventeenth-century additions.
Clitheroe Road, Cowark, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3DE
Tel: 01254 827160/01254 826719
An early sixteenth-century house, with interiors altered by James Wyatt during the eighteenth century.
Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire PR5 0SH
Tel: 01254 852986
Sixteenth-century house with additions of c. 1700 restored in the nineteenth century.
Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8TH
Tel: 01536 770240
Medieval castle with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century alterations, restored in the nineteenth century by Anthony Salvin.
Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 6DH
Tel: 01788 860250
Late seventeenth-century William and Mary house on the banks of the River Avon, designed by William Smith of Warwick, with fine 1690s interiors.
BELTON HOUSE (NT)
Belton, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 2LS
Tel: 01476 566116
A fine country house of 1685-88, with well-preserved interiors.
Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3JY
Tel: 01780 752451
An Elizabethan great house with the main interiors remodelled by William Talman in the late seventeenth century.
GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE (NT)
Grimsthorpe, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 0LY
Tel: 01778 591205
The castle’s North Front is Sir John Vanbrugh’s last major work.
Harlaxton, Grantham, Linclonshire NG32 1AG
Tel: 01476 403000
Early nineteenth-century neo-Elizabethan house with unusual mixture of interior architectural styles.
SPEKE HALL (NT)
The Walk, Speke, Merseyside, Liverpool L2$ 1XD
Tel: 01514 277231
Half-timbered house dating from 1490, with some fine early seventeenth-century plasterwork.
Althorp Park, Northampton NN7 4HQ
Tel: 01604 770107
Seat of the Earls Spencer, a late sixteenth-century house remodelled by Henry Holland in the late eighteenth century.
Boughton, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9UP
Tel: 01536 515731
Built in the late seventeenth century in the French style, for the 1st Duke of Montagu (now a seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry).
CANONS ASHBY HOUSE (NT)
Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 3SD
Tel: 01327 861900
Elizabethan manor house, with some early eighteenth-century alterations.
Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire NN6 8PF
Tel: 01604 505808
Early eighteenth-century country house, the central block with flanking pavilions, attributed to Francis Smith of Warwick.
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 3EW
Tel: 01780 450278
Sixteenth-century country house, extended in the later eighteenth century.
Kelmarsh, Northampton NN6 9LT
Tel: 01604 686543
Early eighteenth-century house designed by James Gibbs.
KIRBY HALL (NT)
Gretton, nr Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 5EN
Tel: 01536 203230
Richly decorated Elizabethan mansion built for the courtier Sir Christopher Hatton.
Lamport, Northampton NN6 9HD
Tel: 01604 686272
Mid-seventeenth-century house, designed by John Webb, with wings added in the eighteenth century.
Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire NG15 8NA
Tel: 01623 455900
Founded as an Augustinian monastery in the late twelfth century, Newstead Abbey was converted into a house by Sir John Byron in the 1540s, and remodelled in the mid-nineteenth century. The abbey was home to the poet Lord Byron, who sold it in 1818.
Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE
Tel: 01159 153900
An important sixteenth-century house designed by Robert Smythson (now a museum). A classic example of the Elizabethan so-called “prodigy” house.
Nr Grantham, Rutland NG32 1PD
Tel: 01476 871000/871002
Seat of the Dukes of Rutland, dating from the eleventh century, Belvoir was rebuilt in the early nineteenth century, with a fine series of Regency interiors.
ATTINGHAM PARK (NT)
Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4TP
Tel: 01743 708162
Late eighteenth-century country house, designed by George Stewart for 1st Lord Berwick, with a picture gallery by John Nash.
Whitmore, nr Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5HW
Tel: 01782 680478
Sixteenth-century house extended in the seventeenth century.
Nuneaton. Warwickshire CV10 7PT
Tel: 02476 382804
An Elizabethan house remodelled in the mid-eighteenth century Gothic Revival style by Henry Keene.
BADDESLEY CLINTON (NT)
Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton Village, Knowle, Solihull, Warwickshire B93 0DQ
Tel: 01564 783294
A medieval, moated manor house, mostly dating from the fifteenth century.
CHARLECOTE PARK (NT)
Warwick, Warwickshire CV35 9ER
Tel: 01789 470277
Sixteenth-century manor house, restored in the nineteenth century.
FARNBOROUGH HALL (NT)
Farnborough, Banbury, Warwickshire OX17 1DU
Tel: 01295 690002
Mid-eighteenth-century, stone built house with fine plasterwork decoration and landscaped garden.
Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 5AA
Tel: 01608 661434
Red-brick house, dating from the 1680s, with the interiors altered in the mid-eighteenth century.
PACKWOOD HOUSE (NT)
Lapworth, Solihull, Warwickshire B94 6AT
Tel: 01564 783294
Sixteenth-century manor house restored in the early twentieth century.
Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5NH
Tel: 01789 762090
Late seventeenth-century house, completed in the mid-eighteenth century, partly by James Gibbs.
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4QU
Tel: 0870 442 2000
Built as a medieval fortress in 1068, as part of a defensive chain created by William I, the Norman castle was later reconstructed, extended and embellished in the fourteenth, seventeenth and nineteenth centuries; it is now a museum run by Madame Tussaud’s.
WIGHTWICK MANOR (NT)
Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 8EE
Tel: 01902 761400
Nineteenth-century house with Morris and Co decoration.
Hagley, Worcestershire DY9 9LG
The last great Palladian house, designed by Sanderson Miller in 1753.
HANBURY HALL (NT)
School Road, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 7EA
Tel: 01527 821214
Handsome country house built in 1701, representing the finest Restoration taste in the 1670s, with a fine painted staircase.
Madresfield, Lavern WR13 5AU
Tel: 01684 573614
A sixteenth-century moated manor house rebuilt in the nineteenth century by Philip Hardwick.
WITLEY COURT (EH)
Great Witley, Worcester WR6 6JT
Tel: 01299 896636
Ruin of a large mansion of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Witley originated as an early Jacobean manor house, which was transformed by John Nash in c. 1805 with the addition of huge Ionic porticoes to the north and south fronts. It was remodelled again in the 1850s in the Italianate style by Samuel Daukes.