Houses, Castles and Palaces

Althorp House

Fifteen iconic images taken in 1997 by Mario Testino of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will be on display this summer at Althorp the family home of the Spencers since 1508, and the final resting place of the princess.

Date: 03/08/2017
Baddesley Manor & Packwood House - National Trust

Baddesley Clinton (pictured) was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years and Packwood House is a much-restored Tudor house, park and garden with notable topiary.

Date: 14/06/2017
Blenheim Palace & Flower Show

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Date: 23/06/2017
Blenheim Palace near Oxford

Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture.

Date: 14/08/2017
Blenheim Palace on the GOLD coach

Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

2 departures on 30/07/2017 and 30/09/2017
Bletchley Park

Home of the enigma Code Breaker from WWII and Churchill Memorobilia. Check out the tales of spies and strategic deception.

3 departures between 01/06/2017 and 14/09/2017
Bletchley Park GOLD

Home of the enigma Code Breaker from WWII and Churchill Memorobilia. Check out the tales of spies and strategic deception.

2 departures on 02/07/2017 and 24/10/2017
Broadlands House - Romsey, Hampshire

The magnificent Historic Home of Lord Mountbatten. It remains one of England's most delightful country homes and a gem of mid-Georgian beauty.

Date: 08/08/2017
Brownsea Island Poole - National Trust

There is plenty to discover here on Brownsea Island and at a mile long and just under a mile wide, a walk around the island is easily manageable. Home to red squirrels and scouting.

3 departures between 16/06/2017 and 15/09/2017
Caerphilly and Llancaiacach Fawr Manor

Visit Caerphilly and step into the restored Manor House furnished as it would have been in 1645 and meet the people in period costume.

2 departures on 09/06/2017 and 28/09/2017
Cardiff Castle

One of the most amazing and richly complex sites, with a story that spans over 2,000 years.

2 departures on 24/07/2017 and 16/08/2017
Charlecote House near Stratford - National Trust

A Victorian home set in landscaped deer park, overlooking the river Avon on the edge of Shakespeare’s Stratford.

Date: 10/09/2017
Clarence House GOLD

Visit the gardens and five ground-floor rooms where The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall undertake official engagements and receive guests from around the world.

Date: 19/08/2017
Coleton Fishacre National Trust

A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea.

2 departures on 09/08/2017 and 03/10/2017
Coventry Cathedral

The building remains one of the most important international symbols of peace and reconciliation in the world, and is one of the city’s three remaining spires.

2 departures on 12/07/2017 and 05/10/2017
Exbury Gardens, Hampshire inc. steam railway

There are over 20 miles of pathways, three woods and parkland to explore, and surprises lying await behind every corner.

Date: 19/09/2017
Greenway House - National Trust

Agatha Christie loved nothing better than escaping with her family to Greenway, their Devon holiday home.

4 departures between 16/06/2017 and 13/09/2017
Hampton Court or Kew with Windsor Overnight

Get in to the festive spirit and enjoy visits to both Windsor and Oxford all dressed ready for Christmas and any last minute gift shopping.

Duration: 2 Days
Date: 22/10/2017
Hampton Court Palace & Gardens

Over 800 years of history can be explored through this magnificent palace and gardens.

3 departures between 06/06/2017 and 29/09/2017
Hampton Court Palace & Gardens GOLD Coach

Over 800 years of history can be explored through this magnificent palace and gardens.

Date: 20/08/2017
Hartland Abbey and Gardens Bideford

In 1539 Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar and today the house still remains in the family. Hartland Abbey is probably the most historically important ancestral home in North Devon.

2 departures on 14/06/2017 and 17/09/2017
Hartland Abbey and Gardens Bideford GOLD Coach

In 1539 Henry VIII gifted the Abbey to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar and today the house still remains in the family. Hartland Abbey is probably the most historically important ancestral home in North Devon.

Date: 13/08/2017
Hatfield House near St Albans

Superb examples of Jacobean craftsmanship can be seen throughout Hatfield House such as the Grand Staircase with its fine carving and the rare stained glass window in the private chapel.

Date: 30/07/2017
Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton

Discover Somerset and lose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breath away.

Date: 27/06/2017
Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland.

2 departures on 05/04/2018 and 07/08/2018
Highgrove Royal Gardens Tour

Join one of The Prince’s expert guides on a two-hour walking tour through the extraordinary series of gardens including The Stumpery, the stunning Wildflower Meadow and the impressive Kitchen Garden.

3 departures between 08/06/2017 and 26/09/2017
Holme Lacy near Hereford with 3 course lunch

Enjoy a 3 course lunch at this beautiful manor house which is a Warners Leisure Resort Hotel, set in 20 acres of parkland

2 departures on 08/06/2017 and 19/09/2017
Jane Austen House & Museum

On your visit to Jane Austen's House Museum, you will be able to explore the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote.

Date: 10/08/2017
Kensington Palace with tea GOLD

Visit this charming and much loved royal Palace and gardens, birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Date: 28/10/2017
Killerton House - National Trust

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2 departures on 03/08/2017 and 24/09/2017
Kingston Lacy nr Wimborne Dorset - National Trust

A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside. An art lover’s dream,the rooms teeming with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel. In the Egyptian Room you can discover the largest private collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK.

2 departures on 18/06/2017 and 01/08/2017
Lost Gardens Heligan

Over 200 acres for exploration. Discover our Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds, lush sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project & beyond.

2 departures on 13/07/2017 and 20/10/2017
Lost Gardens Heligan GOLD coach

Over 200 acres for exploration. Discover our Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds, lush sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project & beyond.

Date: 26/08/2017
Mottisfont Abbey - National Trust

Originally founded as an Augustinian priory in 1201, the house has seen a number of transformations over the last 800 years, shaped by its many and varied owners.

Date: 08/08/2017
Osborne House

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Date: 06/08/2017
Oxford Walking Tour

The City of Dreaming Spires is famous the world over for its University and place in history. Take a 2 hour walking tour to see the main highlights.

2 departures on 07/06/2017 and 05/09/2017
Oxford Walking Tour GOLD coach

The City of Dreaming Spires is famous the world over for its University and place in history. Take a 2 hour walking tour to see the main highlights.

Date: 30/09/2017
Petworth House and Park Sussex - National Trust

The palatial mansion that you see today was built in 1682 . The state rooms are saturated with internationally important paintings by artists such as Van Dyck, Reynolds, Titian and Blake together with classical and neo-classical sculptures.

2 departures on 13/06/2017 and 08/09/2017
Picton Castle & Gardens near Tenby

Pembrokeshire's Finest Stately Home set in 40 acres of gardens has been the historic home of the Philipps' family who are direct descendents of Sir John Wogan who built the Castle over 850 years ago.

Date: 17/08/2017
Salisbury Cathedral

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3 departures between 15/06/2017 and 14/09/2017
Stourhead House and Gardens - National Trust

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Date: 19/10/2017
Stowe Gardens (NT) & Stowe House

The National Trust Stowe works closely with their partners at Stowe House to arrange the perfect day so that you can visit both Stowe House and the gardens of National Trust Stowe.

Date: 13/09/2017
Waddesdon Manor - National Trust

This renaissance-style chateau was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. The 45 rooms on view combine the highest quality French furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century.

2 departures on 22/06/2017 and 21/09/2017
Warwick Castle

Get ready for another fantastic year at Warwick Castle! A fun, action packed and unforgettable day out for everyone! NEW FOR 2017! Wars of the Roses Live on selected dates.

7 departures between 02/06/2017 and 28/10/2017
Warwick Castle GOLD

Dazzling new shows and attractions, heaps of gruesome history and awesome birds of prey make Warwick Castle a fun, action packed and unforgettable day out for everyone!

2 departures on 27/08/2017 and 01/10/2017
Windsor & Oxford Weekend Break

Get in to the festive spirit and enjoy visits to both Windsor and Oxford all dressed ready for Christmas and any last minute gift shopping.

Duration: 2 Days
Date: 19/11/2017
Windsor Castle

The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen.

5 departures between 28/05/2017 and 09/09/2017
Woburn Abbey

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Date: 24/06/2017
Worcester & Webbs of Wychbold

A popular visitor destination with numerous historic buildings and attractions. Most notable amongst these is the magnificent 11th-century cathedral.

Date: 12/10/2017

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