Gardens and Parks

Stowe, Buckinghamshire

There is certainly something sublime about English gardens and country parks. As a nation we are garden lovers, with more gardens open to the public than anywhere else in the world. Find serenity in an 18th century English landscape garden with lakes, sweeping lawns, an abundance of flowerbeds, and often classical-style temples and monuments. The latter-day addition of a café is a very welcome one. Or get back to nature in one of our treasured country parks with miles of marked woodland paths.

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See stunning views of autumn colour in South Downs’ woodland

See stunning views of autumn colour in South Downs’ woodland

Be surrounded by woodland in glorious autumn colour when you walk in the footsteps of the father of ecology, Gilbert White.

Location: Selborne near Alton, Hampshire

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Dip into a well of history in beautiful Dukes Wood

Dip into a well of history in beautiful Dukes Wood

Feel the crunch of leaves beneath your feet as you enjoy autumnal walks in Clumber Park and uncover the past of the UK's first oilfield in Dukes Wood.

Location: Eakring, Nottinghamshire

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Weave in and out of the tree canopy at Westonbirt

Weave in and out of the tree canopy at Westonbirt

Venture into Westonbirt Arboretum’s trees in new Treetop Walkway and see the English countryside at its verdant best

Location: Bristol

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A stately experience at Weston Park

A stately experience at Weston Park

See what it is like to live like an Earl in this beautiful stately home.

Location: Weston under Lizard, Shropshire

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Uncover a political scandal at Cliveden House

Uncover a political scandal at Cliveden House

Pay a visit to the stately home in Buckinghamshire where John Profumo met Christine Keeler.

Location: Taplow, Buckinghamshire

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Recreate scenes from Pride & Prejudice at Stourhead gardens

Recreate scenes from Pride & Prejudice at Stourhead gardens

See the changing colours on a visit to breath-taking Stourhead, where you can see the beauty of nature through the seasons.

Location: Mere, Wiltshire

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Visit a Victorian Gothic house and estate

Visit a Victorian Gothic house and estate

The house near Wraxall in North Somerset is built of two types of Bath Stone, and is bristling with turrets and topped with a gorgeous elaborate roof.

Location: Tyntesfielsd, Wraxall, Somerset

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Explore a most regal romantic setting

Explore a most regal romantic setting

The charming Sandringham House is a surprisingly warm and welcoming country house, open to the public from April to October.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Tales of intrigue, love and war at Ripley Castle

Tales of intrigue, love and war at Ripley Castle

Discover over 700 years of English history through one of the country’s oldest families, and the fascinating castle that they call home.

Location: Ripley Village, North Yorkshire

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Slow things down in Hidcote Manor Gardens

Slow things down in Hidcote Manor Gardens

Forget about the outside world for a few hours in this perfect spot of Gloucestershire.

Location: Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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Enter a 'Gateway to Paradise' at Muncaster Castle

Enter a 'Gateway to Paradise' at Muncaster Castle

Visit Muncaster Castle and experience the 'Gateway to Paradise', as described by John Ruskin, with views over to Ravenglass

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

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Celebrate Roald Dahl’s life and adventures at Tatton Park

Celebrate Roald Dahl’s life and adventures at Tatton Park

Let imaginations run wild at Tatton Park this autumn on a magical journey exploring the lifeworks of one of Britain's most-loved children’s authors.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Spend the day playing at Lyme Park, House and Garden

Spend the day playing at Lyme Park, House and Garden

Get transported back to Edwardian times, at the mansion and extensive grounds of Lyme Park.

Location: Disley, Cheshire

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Enjoy a stroll within the tranquil gardens of Houghton Lodge

Enjoy a stroll within the tranquil gardens of Houghton Lodge

Pay three very special alpacas a friendly visit in the gardens of Houghton Lodge.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

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Enjoy family fun among the flowers

Enjoy family fun among the flowers

The RHS Flower Show is the North’s greatest garden party. Get inspiration, listen to the bands and pick up a few plants for your own garden.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire

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Explore Nene Park in the River Nene Valley

Explore Nene Park in the River Nene Valley

Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland, and the River Nene.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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See rare birds at Londesborough

See rare birds at Londesborough

Londesborough Park offers the ideal setting to spot Red Kites flying gracefully above the Yorkshire Wolds.

Location: Londesborough, East Riding of Yorkshire

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See winter flowers in bloom at Anglesey Winter Garden

See winter flowers in bloom at Anglesey Winter Garden

Pull on your scarf and enjoy strolls around this Jacobean-style country house and see its winter plants in full spring.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Picnic among the deer in Nottinghamshire’s beautiful country parks

Picnic among the deer in Nottinghamshire’s beautiful country parks

From grand estates to action packed playgrounds, there’s plenty of summer park life to enjoy in Nottinghamshire.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Stirring parkland and rural heritage at Tatton Park

Stirring parkland and rural heritage at Tatton Park

Spot deer as you wander ancient parkland, explore richly furnished rooms and see a real working farm at this stately home in the Cheshire countryside.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire

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