Category: Stately homes and houses

Aristocracy & Peerage

Saved for the nation: Dumfries House

One of Prince Charles’ most notable achievements is rescue of Dumfries House, saving the property and its large collection of Chippendale furniture for the nation. It has a long story

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Stately homes and houses

Lord of the Manor… Highclere Castle

Perhaps one of the most recognisable stately homes in the UK is now Highclere Castle. Used as the setting for ITV’s successful period drama ‘Downton Abbey’, it has become a

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History posts

Nonsuch Palace – the Tudor masterpiece

Nonsuch Palace was perhaps Henry VIII’s greatest architectural achievement, and yet few people know about one of the most stunning Tudor Palaces since it no longer stands today. Located near

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Matthew Morgan https://www.flickr.com/photos/39844762@N02/4106014027
Stately homes and houses

Lord of the Manor – Shugborough Hall

The ‘Lord of the Manor’ series will take a look at the numerous grand estates, stately homes, houses and mansions across the UK. They are often centuries old with many-a story

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James Stringer https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesstringer/4760999365
History posts

Beside the seaside: Osborne House

Known for its role in the lives of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Osborne House lies on the Isle of Wight. Royal History. Owned by Lady Isabella Blachford, Victoria and Albert

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