The tree-tops will glisten and the gardens will shimmer and sparkle. It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year to wander beneath historic tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.
One-of-a-kind, this special place is now recognised as a World Heritage Site. Veiled in a secluded valley, this National Trust property promises to surprise and captivate with its vast Cistercian abbey ruins, Georgian water garden, a medieval deer park, Elizabethan Hall and Gothic church. Includes a 1 hour Guided Tour with a local informative Guide.
Experience the very different worlds of the owners and workers, who lived and worked here side by side. Visit the Greg Family Home - The living conditions of the workers in Styal Village - The Mill (which inspired the TV Series 'The Mill') - The Apprentice House, step into the lives of the pauper children - Plus the Gardens and Woodland of the Esate
Two charming picturesque medival market towns. Saffron Walden has a wonderful collection of fine heritage buildings and Lavenham's Guildhall is one of the finest timber framed buildings in Britian (National Trust)
This rare and atmospheric 17th-century house sits on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond. It is the creation of the tenacious Duchess of Lauderdale and her husband, the Duke, who together transformed Ham into one of the grandest Stuart houses in England.