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Hawkshead, Cumbria

The region surrounding Hawkshead is the site of two places associated with Beatrix Potter: Hill Top and The Beatrix Potter Gallery. Hill Top is a 17th-century farmhouse purchased by Potter in 1905 with proceeds from her early books. The Beatrix Potter Gallery, formerly the office of Potter's husband, William Heelis, is one of Hawkshead's oldest buildings and is the venue for exhibitions of her artwork.

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Hill Top, Near Sawrey - LA22 0LF
Gallery, Hawkshead - LA22 0NS

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hill-top

Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

Nostell Priory is an architectural masterpiece of the 18th-century built on the remains of a medieval monastery. Designed by the Palladian architect James Paine it has exceptional neoclassical interiors by Robert Adam.

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Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE

01924 863892

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/

Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

Sizergh’s impressive 14th-century solar tower was once a highly visible testament to the power of the Strickland family during the Middle Ages. The tower and hall were later extended into a fashionable Tudor residence, replete with spectacular Elizabethan interiors.

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Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE Sat Nav : LA8 8DZ

015395 60951

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh/

Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

Dyrham was transformed from a Tudor house into the present baroque mansion by William Blathwayt, Secretary at War to William of Orange. Dyrham retains much of its original, 17th-century interiors and houses Blathwayt’s superb collection of Dutch art.

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Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8ER

0117 937 2501

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park/

Osterley Park, London

Originally a manor house, Osterley was recreated in the 18th century by Robert Adam for the Child family. It has exceptionally fine interiors and furnishings.

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Jersey Road,
Isleworth,
Middlesex,
TW7 4RB (sat nav TW7 4RD)

020 8232 5050

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park/

Powis Castle, Powys

Standing in a commanding position, this medieval stronghold was extensively remodelled from the 17th century onwards. It has fine interiors and collections, spectacular terraces and gardens, and is also home to the Clive Museum – a superb collection of artefacts from India and the Far East.

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Welshpool,
Powys,
SY21 8RF

01938 551944

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/

Ickworth, Suffolk

Ickworth's extraordinary architecture was commissioned by the Earl-Bishop Frederick Hervey in 1795. The Rotunda was inspired by the ancient monuments of Rome and originally designed to display treasures collected from Italy.

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The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

01284 735270

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Home to society hostess Margaret Greville from 1906 until 1942, Polesden Lacey is a Regency house with opulent Edwardian interiors. It was here that Mrs Greville entertained members of the royal family, politicians and other society elites on a lavish scale.

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Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD

01372 452048

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey/

Wightwick Manor, West Midlands

Directly inspired by Oscar Wilde’s notion of ‘The House Beautiful’, this skilfully crafted manor house has elaborate Arts and Crafts interiors and furnishings and an important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art.

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Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE

01902 761400

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wightwick-manor/

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Hardwick Hall is a magnificent Eilzabethan mansion built for Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury, known as Bess of Hardwick. Constructed when glass was a luxury commodity, the façade of Hardwick Hall is noted for its high proportion of windows to stone.

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Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

01246 850430

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick/

Cotehele House, Cornwall

The house, with medieval origins, was owned by the Edgcumbe family for nearly six centuries. The Tudor layout of the hall, kitchen and chapel survives, beyond which a labyrinth of tapestry-clad rooms continues to enhance Cotehele’s romantic appeal.

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St Dominick, near Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TA

01579 351346

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele/

Mount Stewart, County Down

This neoclassical house was the Irish seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry. Re-opened in 2015 after extensive restoration, it is one of the grandest stately homes in Northern Ireland. The spectacular gardens were created in the early 20th century by Lady Londonderry, the 7th Marchioness.

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Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD

028 4278 8387

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart/

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