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Historic Houses and Gardens

Dalemain, Pretty Georgian House with a small but interesting garden.  

Hutton in the Forest A house of many different historical periods, Jacobean through to Victorian. Lovely walled Garden  

Holker Hall A long way to travel but a lovely garden

Levens Hall Wonderful Elizabethan House, Amazing topiary.  Combine a visit to this with Holker

Acorn Bank National Trust Garden  

Muncaster Castle.  Ravenglass, south of Whitehaven. Quite a long way to go. Lots to see and do. The Rhododendrons are a must in May and June.    Combine this with a trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway –‘The Ratty’ a miniature scale steam railway of considerable fame and a chance to see the beautiful Western Fells.  

Cragside (National Trust, Rothbury, Northumberland) The home of the electric lightbulb and hydro electricity. A Victorian mansion in wooded gardens.

Wallington (National Trust, Northumberland)Fine Georgian House with a fabulous walled garden


Drumlanrig Castle. Owned by The Duke of Buccleuch, a wonderful Baronial Castle with magnificent pictures and furniture  

Bowhill House – Another impressive Buccleuch residence.

Abbotsford House – Sir Walter Scott’s Home on the banks of The River Tweed

Dumfries House – Another long haul but well worth seeing this Ayrshire gem , possibly combine with a visit to Culzean Castle


Dalemain Hutton Holker Hall Levens Hall Cragside Drumlanrig Dumfries House Wallington Muncaster Bowhill Abbotsford Culzean Castle

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