Stately Homes and Gardens To Visit
Whether you are visiting the UK on holiday or you just want a quick summer escape, there are many stately homes and gardens to visit throughout the area. While these luxurious homes were once privately reserved for royalty, the public can now stroll through the beautiful gardens and experience the architecture and history with day tours. Here are 3 stately homes and gardens to visit that you simply can’t miss:
Home of the current Duke of Marlborough, the Blenheim Palace is one of the most popular stately homes and gardens to visit in the UK. Built early in the 18th century, there are more than 600,000 visitors that tour the grounds every single year. Part of the reason for its popularity other than the stunning architecture is that year-round events happen here such as horse trials, car shows, and marathons. It is also home to an exhibit that showcases Winston Churchill featuring letters and photographs of the Prime Minister at Blenheim Palace.
If you have ever seen the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice you may be familiar with Chatsworth House located in Derbyshire. Chatsworth was the property used to film the fictional Pemberley Estate, home to Mr. Darby, in the series. The Duke that lives in Chatswroth House is an avid collector of art and Chatsworth House features many classic and contemporary collections both inside the stately home and the gardens as well.
Hatfield House is not only one of the most famous stately homes and gardens to visit in the UK, it is also right next to Hatfield Palace which is where Elizabeth I spend her childhood days. Located in Hertfordshire, Hatfield House is perfect for those who want a quick getaway from the city, featuring beautiful scenery, one of the most luxurious displays of furniture, and a perfect tour for book lovers since Hatfield House has over ten thousand books to see.