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George Stephenson’s Birthplace

When you come to the National Trust venue of George Stephenson’s Birthplace in Northumberland you will be embarking with your family a mental trip back to the days of long ago past. You will begin by witnessing the humble abode that George Stephenson resided within, in which his entire family was limited to sharing a single room. Talk about cramped quarters; you can point this out to your own children and let them imaging living […]

Lord Armstrong’s Cragside House & Gardens

When you take the children to Cragside in Northumberland upheld by National Trust you will be in for quiet a treat. Not only is this place a beauty for the eyes and to be surrounded by natural splendour but you will in fact learn a few interesting details regarding this home’s history. In fact it was the residence of one such inventor, Lord Armstrong, who during the Victorian era paved the way in a number […]

A Hard Day’s Night

A little terrace house in Liverpool is where the Beatles met, rehearsed and wrote many of their songs. Join our characterful custodian on a trip around the McCartney family home, and hear stories from one of the most exciting times in music history. Enjoy contemporary photos by Michael McCartney and original early Beatles memorabilia. Hear Michael’s and Paul’s reminiscences on the audio tour but please note there is no direct access by car or on […]

Escape To Tatton Park

This is one of the most complete historic estates open to visitors. The early 19th-century Wyatt house sits amid a landscaped deer park and is opulently decorated, providing a fine setting for the Egerton family’s collections of pictures, books, china, glass, silver and specially commissioned Gillows furniture. The theme of Victorian grandeur extends into the garden, with its Fernery, Orangery, Rose Garden, Tower Garden, Pinetum, Walled Garden with its glasshouses, Italian and Japanese gardens. Other […]

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate

Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, powered by Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel, will certainly stimulate your senses. The clatter of machinery and hiss of steam engines is astonishing. Take a guided tour of the Apprentice House, which housed the pauper children who worked in the mill. Visit the stunning garden – the Greg family’s picturesque valley retreat adjoining the mill. Stroll to Styal village, […]

Love Lyme Park

On the edge of the Peak District, nestling within sweeping moorland, Lyme Park is a magnificent estate. Its wild remoteness and powerful beauty contrast with one of the most famous country-house images in England – the backdrop to where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Discover a colourful family history – from rescuing the Black Prince, sailing into exile with the Duke of Windsor, to the writing of the hit series Upstairs Downstairs. Enjoy […]

Little Moreton Hall, A Step Back In Time

Gaze at the drunkenly reeling South Range, cross the moat and marvel at the cobbled courtyard before you enter a Hall full of surprises. The skill of the craftsmen fascinates as you climb the stairs to the Long Gallery – imagine life here in Tudor times. The various delights of this unique property include some remarkable wall-paintings and a pretty Knot Garden. Colourful tales of both the Moreton family and this iconic building are revealed […]

Experience Castle Drogo

Witness the majesty of the past ages by heading to National Trust’s Castle Drogo in Exeter, Devon which makes its claim to fame as the “last castle to be built in England.” Surely both children and the older ages groupers will delight in the ancient lore of not only the castle itself but the surrounding area that included the Dartmoor National Park. You will want to start off by exploring the treasure that is bestowed […]

Barrington Court Cycle Loop

Beautiful Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, kitchen gardens and Tudor manor house Elegant formal gardens influenced by Gertrude Jekyll Colourful layout in a series of ‘rooms’ Arboretum with vivid golden hues in autumn Kitchen garden produce used in the restaurant For an ideal destination for a bike ride, head on out to National Trust location Barrrington Court in South Somerset. Here you will be met with a cycle path that is 20 miles around as it loops […]

Tour The Giant’s Causeway

Geological phenomenon on the North Antrim coast renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, the only World Heritage Site in Ireland. Famous geological World Heritage Site on the North Antrim Coast Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site Legendary emblem of North Antrim’s spectacular coastline Geology, flora and fauna of international importance Coast path with info panels extends 12 miles to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge The Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway, runs to the world’s […]

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