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