News & Events from around the Houses

CHRISTMAS at HAREWOOD: Dreams of the 1920s – BOOKINGS OPEN

Reality and fantasy merge this festive season at Harewood as we take you back in time to Christmas Eve 1929. … Continued

Preparations Underway for First Christmas at Beaulieu

Preparations are underway for the new magical illuminated Christmas trail at Beaulieu as the medieval grounds of the abbey and Palace House … Continued

What’s On in 2019 at Blenheim Palace

Exhibitions New for 2019 Blenheim Palace are hosting a temporary Turner Exhibition, ‘The Art of Perspective: JMW Turner’s early architectural … Continued

Linder’s ‘Bower of Bliss’ Revealed at Chatsworth Outdoors: 14 September – 9 November 2018

Featuring many of the leading lights of the post-war sculpture such as Antony Gormley, Elisabeth Frink, Allen Jones, Angela Conner, … Continued

New Sprite Joins Mythical Woodland Creatures At Beaulieu 

With pointy ears, a jaunty travelling cape and hand outstretched to greet visitors, this mischievous fellow looks as though he … Continued

Holkham Appoints Innovative Conservationist, Jake Fiennes, to Lead the Estates Conservation Strategies and Manage the Holkham National Nature Reserve 

Jake Fiennes will join the senior management team at Holkham later this year in a newly-created role as General Manager, … Continued

The Holkham Estate Opens ‘The Lookout’

Holkham National Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast was designated in 1967 due to the range of habitats and … Continued

Enjoy Thrills and Chills at the Treasure Houses of England!

From spectacular fireworks displays to spine-tingling tours and celebrations of all things autumnal there’s something for everyone to enjoy throughout … Continued

Autumn Glory at Harewood House

There are over 40 events and activities, from a 40-piece male voice choir, outdoor yoga, cookery demonstrations and wreath workshops, … Continued

Bidding Excitement and Bargains at Beaulieu International Autojumble

Event-goers hunted for treasures across more than 2,000 stands at the event on September 1st and 2nd, while incredible historic vehicles … Continued

Turn the Clock Back for a Grand Night Out in Stately Surroundings

Great houses like Burghley, on the edge of the Georgian stone town of Stamford, were designed for entertaining, and since being built by William … Continued

Awesome Autumn at Blenheim Palace

SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials: September 16th – 18th Returning for its 28th year, the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials … Continued

Beaulieu Goes Back to the Eighties at Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 27th October

Choreographed to ’80s hits and with a range of entertainment to please the whole family, the display will begin at 7.30pm on Saturday … Continued

Beaulieu Fantasy and Folklore at Harvest Themed Half-Term October 20th – 28th

Get into the spirit of the season with harvest festival-themed decorations in the ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House. Then head … Continued

Blenheim Backing Zero Waste Week

Running from the 3rd to the 7th of September, ‘Zero Waste Week’ is an annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill … Continued

Futuristic Beaulieu Exhibit Is One Of World’s Top Green Cars

Representing the cutting-edge of low emissions, this is a sheep in wolf’s clothing which can achieve more than 300 miles … Continued

Chatsworth Country Fair Provides Invaluable Platform in Fight to Save Rural Crafts

A longstanding feature of the three-day event in the Derbyshire parkland, Countryman’s Walk celebrates traditional country skills with demonstrations from … Continued

Pink Afternoon Tea at Blenheim Palace

This summer visitors can discover a new menu in the Orangery Restaurant, created exclusively created by Searcys’ Culinary Director, chef … Continued

Sensational Supercar Weekend for Beaulieu

With the chance to get up-close to some of the greatest and most exclusive cars ever at the A-Plan Insurance-sponsored … Continued

Celebrity Line Up for Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar

Returning for its second year this exciting family-friendly event showcases more than 1,000 of the world’s greatest classic and supercars … Continued

Artist Announced for Shell Poster to Celebrate Beaulieu Anniversary

Emerging artist Denise was selected by a judging panel from Shell Brands International, the National Motor Museum Trust and Lord … Continued

Afternoon Tea at the Treasure Houses of England

Where better to enjoy this quintessentially English custom than amid the splendid surroundings of some of the country’s finest stately … Continued

Turn the Clock Back for a Grand Night Out in Stately Surroundings

Great houses like Burghley, on the edge of the Georgian stone town of Stamford, were designed for entertaining, and since being built by William … Continued

Diverse Line-Up for Beaulieu’s Simply Japanese

The varied display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum spanned all manner of Japanese car marques, including Mazda, Subaru, Honda, … Continued

Incredible Astons Get Set for Beaulieu Supercar Weekend August 4th & 5th

One of the most exclusive Aston Martins ever built, the landmark One-77 is sure to cause a stir with show-goers … Continued

Festival of Flowers at Leeds Castle

Visit Leeds Castle between the 15th and 20th September inclusive to witness incredible floral displays inside the Castle and around … Continued

Speed and History In Beaulieu’s Autumn Lecture Series

At F1 Cars: An Engineering Challenge on Saturday September 15 join Steve Fenwick, head of Full-Size Car CFD at Renault Sport Racing, as he … Continued

Double Award-Winning International Autojumble at Beaulieu – September 1st & 2nd

Beaulieu’s oldest and biggest event recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, with the landmark show winning gold in Tourism South East’s Beautiful … Continued

Estate Signs Up to The Prince’s Foundation’s Principles of Responsible Home Building

The Oxfordshire Estate is applying the principles created by The Prince’s Foundation, which state that landowners have a moral and … Continued

Biggest Christmas Ever at Blenheim Palace

With a new indoor Cinderella experience taking over the Palace State Rooms during the day and a bigger and better … Continued

Uncover the secrets of Chatsworth this summer 21 July-30 August 2018

‘Chatsworth Renewed’ is the biggest restoration and conservation of the house since the 1820s. With family-inspired activities spread throughout the … Continued

Leeds Castle: Open Air Cinema Screenings

Join Luna Cinema at Leeds Castle for a night at the flicks with a difference. This summer, Leeds Castle are … Continued
BFG at Blenheim Palace

Starring Roles for Treasure Houses

From Brideshead Revisited and Harry Potter to James Bond, Wonder Woman and Sherlock Holmes the Treasure Houses of England are … Continued

Summer Family Events at Treasure Houses of England

The Treasure Houses of England, a consortium of 10 extraordinary historical properties, is inviting visitors of all ages to choose … Continued

Game, Set and Match at Beaulieu River Summer Party

Life-sized cutouts of celebrity tennis players joined guests at the party, complete with a tennis court to play on, Pimms … Continued

Devonshire Group Appoints New Chief Executive to Drive Expansion

Following the forthcoming retirement of current CEO Richard Reynolds, Stephen Vickers will assume overall responsibility for the Devonshire Group in … Continued

Big Cats Enjoy the Sun at Beaulieu’s Simply Jaguar

The number of participants also rose by 35 per cent to 860, as crowds were treated to glorious sunshine and … Continued

40th Film Anniversary For Beaulieu’s Veteran Bus

The much-loved replica of a 1912 London bus made its film debut recreating an early 20th century London street scene in … Continued

Blenheim Reveals Start Up Winners

At a special presentation event held at Blenheim Palace on Wednesday the eight finalists were invited to formally pitch their … Continued

New Supercar Evolution at Beaulieu Supercar Weekend – August 4th & 5th

In a head to head, Supercar Evolution puts the latest jaw-dropping models alongside their historic counterparts to bring automotive history to life … Continued

Googlebox Couple to Open Beaulieu Village Fete – Saturday July 21st

The couple have become household names for their witty comments in the C4 show, which they filmed from their guesthouse … Continued

Summer Events at Blenheim Palace

Throughout July and August youngsters can enjoy hours of fun in the Pleasure Gardens, with a range of special workshops … Continued

Frightfully Fantastic Halloween Fireworks at Blenheim Palace

In addition to the pyrotechnics, which will illuminate the Great Court alongside frightful light projections, the eerie evening will include … Continued

Shipwright’s Workshop Woodworking Courses at Buckler’s Hard – July 15th, August 11th, 12th, September 15-16th

Barbara will teach traditional skills with courses for novices and improvers in July, August and September. The former nature reserve … Continued

Record Numbers and Rummage for Biggest Simply Land Rover Yet

501 Land Rovers of every age and model joined the display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, up by … Continued

The Full Line-up of Star TV Chefs is Revealed for Chatsworth Country Fair 31 August-2 September 2018

Along with an exciting mix of young and established chefs from Derbyshire, Sheffield and Yorkshire showcasing their expertise across the … Continued

Beaulieu Recreated in Cake for Bake-Off Fundraiser

Staff from Beaulieu and sister attraction Buckler’s Hard tested their culinary skills, donning aprons and oven gloves to create all … Continued

Be Part of Beaulieu’s Award-Winning International Autojumble – September 1st & 2nd

Join the celebrated motoring event’s classic car community of 2,000 stallholders for a petrol-fuelled weekend of trading and socialising. If … Continued

Shakespeare at Beaulieu: Twelfth Night July 11th, 12th & 13th

A great way to get that summer festival feel, the play will be performed by the Castle Theatre Company from … Continued

Blenheim Appoints New Rural Manager

Rachel Brodie joins the dynamic Estate team following her role as Associate Surveyor at Strutt & Parker LLP in Oxford. … Continued

The Art of Kustom Launched at Beaulieu’s Biggest and Best Hot Rod & Custom Event

To launch Beaulieu’s summer exhibition The Art of Kustom, Andy drove Metropolis out of a car transporter for the big reveal, to cheers and applause … Continued

Watch the Leeds Castle Triathlon: 23rd to 24th June

Swim… Bike… Run… the most exhilarating way to experience “The Loveliest Castle in the World”. Watch this year’s triathletes swim … Continued

Shell Commissions Historic Art Poster to Celebrate 25 Years at Beaulieu

An emerging artist will be selected through a long-established commissioning process that Shell began almost 100 years ago. The work … Continued

Supersize Simply Japanese is Heading to Beaulieu

One of the biggest Simply rallies in the Beaulieu events calendar, the cars on show in the grounds of the National … Continued

Blenheim Palace Voted Best Historical House and Garden

The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site received the award at a gala ceremony held in London at the Park Plaza … Continued

New Car Art and Falconry in Beaulieu’s Summer Top Ten

  For the full summer line-up, see our exciting Top Ten: Brand new exhibition: The Art of Kustom A Citroen that … Continued

Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum Becomes an Affiliate of The National Museum of The Royal Navy at Ceremony on HMS Medusa

The official partnership was marked at a ceremony onboard D-Day veteran HMS Medusa at Buckler’s Hard. Medusa, a harbour defence … Continued

The Leeds Castle Classical Concert Celebrates its Ruby Anniversary

Officially marking 40 years since the first open air concert in 1978, this year’s Leeds Castle Classical Concert, held on … Continued

Andy Saunders’ The Art of Kustom Launch at Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day – Sunday June 17th

To celebrate the opening, Andy will unveil his latest project Metropolis. The 1939 Peugeot 202 pick-up has been transformed from a … Continued

Record Turn-Out for Beaulieu’s Simply Porsche

As many as 1,620 Porsches of all ages took part in Sunday’s event, up from 1,003 at last year’s Simply … Continued

New for 2018 – Christmas Comes Alive at Beaulieu

Explore a fantastic new Christmas light trail at Beaulieu, from 23 November – 30 December 2018. Brought to you by … Continued

Get in Gear! Tickets now on Sale for Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar

Returning for its 2nd year on Sunday 2nd September 2018 the family-friendly event will showcase more than 1,000 of the … Continued
Father's Day at the Treasure Houses

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Treasure Houses of England

The Treasure Houses of England have come up with a selection of great ways to celebrate Father’s Day with a … Continued

Blenheim Palace Among UK’s Greenest Attractions

Blenheim Palace was assessed under 10 different categories including energy saving, waste minimisation, purchasing, social responsibility and equality and achieved … Continued

Lord Montagu Appoints First Falconer in Centuries for New Exhibition

The history of falconry at Beaulieu can be traced as far back as the 11th century and Paul Manning is … Continued

Celebrate Father’s Day at Blenheim Palace

1. Private Apartments Tour Treat your Dad to a tour of the 12th Duke & Duchess of Marlborough’s private apartments. … Continued

Historic BRM Roars Into Life at Beaulieu Spring Autojumble

Chief Engineer and National Motor Museum Manager Doug Hill took to the wheel of the iconic British Formula One racing … Continued

New Boutique Guest House Opens in the Grounds of Hatfield House

Set within its own garden Lawn House comprises of 15 unique bedrooms all traditionally decorated and all with ensuite facilities. … Continued

Rural skills take centre stage for half-term in the Chatsworth Farmyard 26 May – 3 June 2018

Dry stone walling, fly fishing, wool weaving and spinning, falconry and a host of other rural skills (see below for … Continued

Castle Howard Appoints New CEO

John Hoy will join the senior team at Castle Howard in June to lead the diverse range of activity that … Continued

Castle Howard Appoints Rebecca Thompson as Head of Built Environment

Rebecca’s considerable experience running the £20 million restoration of York Minster will be invaluable when it comes to tackling some … Continued

Roaring Start for Beaulieu Supercar Weekend Celebration – August 4th & 5th

Sponsored by insurance specialists A-Plan and packed with awesome cars and special features, Beaulieu Supercar Weekend is the unmissable supercar … Continued

Dancing Diggers, Heroic Horses and Diving Dogs Line Up For Chatsworth Country Fair 2018 31 August, 1 & 2 September 2018

JCB’s ten tonne ballerinas have curtsied for the Queen; pirouetted for television and thrilled thousands all over the world. Now … Continued

Chatsworth delivers another thriller

The Dodson & Horrell Challenge, however, was the preserve of the male riders, with 21-year-old Cathal Daniels from Co Kildare, … Continued

British riders triumph at Chatsworth

The large home crowd had plenty to cheer about as British riders scooped all four international novice classes and Laura … Continued

Competition hots up at Chatsworth

One section of the prestigious Dodson & Horrell Challenge, an international three-star (advanced) competition, is well underway and a new … Continued

May Fun at the Treasure Houses of England

THE is a consortium of the country’s most iconic houses, palaces and castles including; Beaulieu, Blenheim Palace, Burghley, Castle Howard, … Continued

Launch of Unique Timepieces Created from Iconic BRM Pistons

The historic pistons and their connecting rods originate from the BRM’s supercharged V16 engine, which made it famous during its … Continued

Japanese Horticulturist Aiming to Save Blenheim’s Unique Garden Heritage

Makiko Kuga has joined the UNSECO World Heritage Site’s Formal Gardening team in a new role as Kitchen Garden Foreman. … Continued

Escort Anniversary Makes Beaulieu’s Simply Ford Biggest Yet

The impressive display covered the Beaulieu parkland on Sunday May 6th and smashed last year’s rally total of 1,500 cars. At … Continued

Jaguars Pounce on Beaulieu for Simply Jaguar – Sunday July 8th

Returning for its third year, a sparkling selection of Jaguars old and new will be at the heart of this … Continued

Successful Simply Aldi Joins Beaulieu Annual Line-up

From the diminutive A1 and A2, through the sporting RS models and right up to high-performance R8 sports car, as … Continued

Discover Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace

Running until October 7th, Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace will be the most comprehensive exhibition of the visionary French artist … Continued

Eventing superstars descend on Chatsworth for the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials 11-13 May 2018

The prestigious Dodson & Horrell Challenge is now split across three sections, with competitors representing 13 nations, many of whom … Continued

Contemporary crafts in action at Hatfield House

Organiser Robin Younger comments, ” This is a true celebration of British craftsmanship selected for its quality, design and individuality, … Continued

May Fun at the Treasure Houses of England

THE is a consortium of the country’s most iconic houses, palaces and castles including; Beaulieu, Blenheim Palace, Burghley, Castle Howard, … Continued

New Andy Saunders’ The Art of Kustom Opens at Beaulieu

Visitors to the National Motor Museum can catch a first glimpse of the new exhibition at a launch on Father’s Day’s Hot Rod & … Continued

Palace to Host Knights of Royal England’s Jousting Tournament

Visitors will be transported back in time to a medieval tournament; complete with authentic tilt yard, royal box, falconry, archery … Continued

Fun For all The Family at Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials 11-13 May 2018

Have-a-go fun dog agility and displays; a fun dog show open to all; pony club games; the popular Rescue Bears … Continued

Ocean Brothers’ Jude Massey Opens Beaulieu Boatjumble

Nineteen-year-old Jude, who became the world’s youngest person to row an ocean in a two-man team, opened Sunday’s event (April … Continued

Supercars at the Palace

The exclusive gatherings are designed to showcase a number of carefully selected ‘best-of-breed’ cars whetting the appetite of visitors ahead … Continued
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Blenheim Palace Claims Silver at The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site was shortlisted alongside Moors Valley Country Park and Forest and the National Memorial Arboretum, … Continued
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Spies and soldiers at Beaulieu for May half-term

Become a secret agent and follow the trail to discover hidden car parts and match them to the secret blueprint … Continued

Grand Medieval Joust at Leeds Castle: 26th – 28th May

Medieval Jousting returns to Leeds Castle with mighty clashes and thrilling entertainment for all ages at the Grand Medieval Joust. … Continued

Ocean Brothers’ Jude Massey to Open Beaulieu Boatjumble

Nineteen-year-old Jude became the youngest person in the world to row any ocean in a two-person team when he and … Continued

Rummage and Off-Road At Beaulieu for Land Rover Anniversary

For the first time the rally will feature Simply Rummage, a one-stop shop for every Land Rover enthusiast where essential and … Continued

Motors by the Moat at Leeds Castle – 12th & 13th May

Motors by the Moat returns to Leeds Castle on 12th & 13th May 2018, with a brand new programme of … Continued

Beaulieu’s Simply Season Starts with Stunning Aston Martins

As many as 311 examples of these motoring icons went on show, with a line-up ranging from an early 1934 … Continued

Lamb Buggy Tours at Blenheim Palace

The 1808 ewes were scanned by two members of the Rural Team in February meaning that Head Shepherd, Charles Gerring … Continued

Harewood House Announces a Celebration of the 300th Anniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s Birth

Taking the form of a trail through the House and grounds, the exhibition will showcase for the first time the … Continued

Expert Line-up Announced for Beaulieu’s Boatjumble – Sunday April 22nd

The popular one-stop shop for nautical knowledge will return for its fourth year at Beaulieu’s 41st Boatjumble. The show, packed with … Continued

WORLD’S FASTEST TRACTOR JOINS WORLD OF TOP GEAR AT BEAULIEU

Named the Track-Tor for its road-burning performance, the awesome 500bhp machine made its debut on Sunday’s episode of Top Gear, … Continued

GLORIOUS GARDENS SPRING TO LIFE AT THE TREASURE HOUSES OF ENGLAND

At Beaulieu the Palace House Wilderness Garden is carpeted with a colourful mass of spring flowers including crocuses and fritillaries. Masses of … Continued

EASTER TREATS ON OFFER AT THE TREASURE HOUSES OF ENGLAND

THE is a consortium of the country’s most iconic houses, palaces and castles including; Beaulieu, Blenheim Palace, Burghley, Castle Howard, … Continued

WORLD RACE WINNER OPENS NEW FACILITIES AT BUCKLER’S HARD YACHT HARBOUR ON BEAULIEU RIVER

To welcome sailors for the start of the season, the upgraded showers and facilities building was opened on March 24th and … Continued

Chatsworth Opens Following £33m Restoration

The 10-year long programme, costing more than £32m, sees Chatsworth restored to its full glory, inside and out. The Chatsworth … Continued

BOAT TOURS AND LIVING HISTORY FOR EASTER AT BUCKLER’S HARD

From Good Friday March 30th – April 15th step back in time and discover the remarkable history of this 18th century village with costumed guides telling … Continued
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BLENHEIM PALACE SHORTLISTED FOR TOP ENGLISH TOURISM AWARD

The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site has been shortlisted alongside Moors Valley Country Park and Forest and the National Memorial … Continued

ACTION-PACKED BEAULIEU FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND WITH HOT ROD & CUSTOM DRIVE-IN DAY AND SIMPLY VW: JUNE 16TH – 17TH

For an exciting start to the retro weekend, see Vee Dubs of every variety at Simply VW on Saturday June 16th. Successfully paired … Continued

ROLLS-ROYCE ARRIVALS FOR BEAULIEU’S LUXURY OF MOTORING

The 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith is a one-off tribute to the legendary Sir George Martin, known as ‘the fifth Beatle’. Commissioned by Sir … Continued

WORLD RACE WINNER OPENS NEW FACILITIES AT BUCKLER’S HARD YACHT HARBOUR ON BEAULIEU RIVER

To welcome sailors for the start of the season, the upgraded showers and facilities building has been designed to offer … Continued

CRACK THE GOLDEN EGG HUNT AT BEAULIEU THIS EASTER: GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 30TH – MONDAY APRIL 2ND

Celebrate the start of spring by heading off across the parkland of the National Motor Museum and Palace House in search of golden egg-shaped … Continued

HISTORIC BRM START-UP AT BEAULIEU SPRING AUTOJUMBLE

On Saturday May 19th, show-goers will hear the incredible roar of the BRM’s powerful but highly-strung supercharged engine, which made … Continued

SECOND TOP TOURISM AWARD FOR BEAULIEU’S 50TH INTERNATIONAL AUTOJUMBLE

A panel of tourism industry experts picked the internationally-acclaimed International Autojumble as a shining example of a heritage-themed event, offering … Continued

‘Sowing Colour’ by Natasha Daintry introduces a riot of light and colour to Chatsworth

Sowing Colour is a specially commissioned site-specific ceramic installation for the Devonshire Collection and a bold addition to the current … Continued

PORSCHE PERFECTION AT BEAULIEU’S SIMPLY PORSCHE

Held in association with The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club (TIPEC), the summer event is sure to follow in the tyre-tracks … Continued

Chatsworth sparkles following biggest restoration for 200 years

The 10-year long programme, costing more than £32m, will see Chatsworth restored to its full glory, inside and out. A … Continued

Circus Fun at Leeds Castle – 30th March to 2nd April

Prepare to be amazed this Easter holiday as ‘Tarzanna’ presents a playful outdoor aerial theatre show, where the performers literally … Continued
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Mum’s The Word at Treasure Houses of England

Choose from an indulgent ‘Marlborough Champagne Afternoon Tea’ at Oxfordshire’s Blenheim Palace followed by a tour of the new ‘Victorian … Continued
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Beaulieu’s Simply Ford Celebrates Escort Half Century – Sunday May 6th

Beaulieu’s Simply Ford will mark the 50th anniversary of Ford Escort with all ages of the favourite model taking pride of place at … Continued
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Blenheim Palace Announces Charity of the Year

Bridewell is a mental health recovery service which provides social and therapeutic horticulture in a working walled garden for adults … Continued

Beaulieu Launches Search for What Makes Your Car Luxury?

From fluffy dice to a must-have Mercedes, Beaulieu is asking motorists What makes their car luxury? to celebrate the launch of The Luxury … Continued
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The League of Gentleman’s Shocking Pink Taxi Arrives at Beaulieu

The bright pink taxi familiar to millions of fans of the cult BBC comedy The League of Gentlemen has gone on show … Continued
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Palace to Host Knights of Royal England’s Jousting Tournament

Visitors will be transported back in time to a medieval tournament; complete with authentic tilt yard, royal box, falconry, archery … Continued
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Lionel Richie’s Love Affair with the UK Continues as he Announces Holkham Hall Show

Performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present … Continued
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Glittering Lalique at Beaulieu’s New Luxury Motoring Display

A stunning collection of 28 Lalique glass car mascots will be on show together for the first time as the … Continued
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Discover Victorian Passions and Pursuits at Blenheim Palace

Victorian Passions and Pursuits depicts the development of art throughout the 19th century with over 40 works on display by … Continued
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Mother’s Day Treat at Woburn Abbey

The Sculpture Gallery was originally built by Henry Holland during 1789 and 1790 for the 5th Duke of Bedford as … Continued
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Explore the Hidden Side of Blenheim Palace

The behind the scenes guided tours of some of the Palace’s most opulent and luxurious rooms provide an exclusive ‘behind … Continued

McLaren Supercar Roars in as New Beaulieu Exhibit

Every supercar fan’s dream, the 2016 McLaren MSO HS is a new arrival which has roared into the National Motor Museum to … Continued

Brand New Simply Audi Celebrates Beaulieu’s Simply Success

Building on the success of a record-breaking Simply season, Beaulieu is launching a brand new event with Simply Audi on Sunday April … Continued

Awesome Astons Set to Stun at Beaulieu’s Simply Season

Beaulieu’s new events season gets off to a racing start as Simply Aston Martin celebrates one of Britain’s most revered motoring marques with … Continued
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Churchill and Blenheim Palace – A Lifelong Fascination

Enter into the private world of our ‘Greatest Briton’ at Blenheim Palace in 2018. Take the ‘Walk in Churchill’s Footsteps’ … Continued

High Fliers and Lost TV Recordings in Beaulieu’s Spring Lectures

One of the country’s most knowledgeable aviation speakers, the former Chairman of Aston Martin and previously undiscovered recordings of long … Continued
Nature Detectives at Beaulieu

Meet Beaulieu’s Nature Detective on Bird-Themed Easter Trail

Meet the Nature Detective at Beaulieu this Easter and spot his feathery friends on a bird-themed treasure trail with family activities around … Continued
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‘Chatsworth Renewed’ marks completion of monumental, 10-year restoration project

  The £32.7 million programme of restoration and conservation began in 2005 and is one of the largest projects undertaken … Continued

Beaulieu is Running as Britain’s Best Classic Collection

Beaulieu, the home of the National Motor Museum and host to a calendar of award-winning motoring events, has been shortlisted as one … Continued
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Beaulieu’s 41st Boatjumble Starts The Season

The 41st Beaulieu Boatjumble on Sunday April 22nd will keep its title as the biggest and best in the south as it offers … Continued
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Chatsworth House Trust commissions Natasha Daintry to create a new installation, Sowing Colour, featuring 235 porcelain pots

The inspiration for Sowing Colour came from the garden and landscape of Chatsworth, and the house’s relationship to the word … Continued
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Valentine’s Day Inspiration from the Treasure Houses of England

Beaulieu The Love Lock Tree in the grounds of Palace House at Beaulieu is open for couples to add their … Continued

February Half Term at the Treasure Houses of England

Beaulieu Get hands-on at Beaulieu this February half-term (10th – 18th ) and light up the ultimate symbol of luxury, a … Continued

Easter Quest – 30th March to 15th April

Explore Leeds Castle and seek out clues that are hidden around the Castle grounds this Easter on a fun quest … Continued

New for 2018 at the Treasure Houses

Beaulieu A stunning collection of 28 Lalique glass car mascots will be on show together for the first time as … Continued

Treasure Houses add Fairytale Sparkle to Wedding Celebrations

Last year Blenheim Palace, one of the 10 iconic palaces, castles and stately homes that make up the Treasure House … Continued

Half Term Explorers – 10th to 18th February

Become a junior explorer in the grounds of Leeds Castle! Visit the Castle from 10th – 18th February and follow … Continued

‘Chatsworth Renewed’ marks completion of monumental, 10-year restoration project

 The £32.7 million programme of restoration and conservation began in 2005 and is one of the largest projects undertaken at … Continued
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Duke and Duchess share tales of the unexpected at Chatsworth

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, their son Lord Burlington, and many others will be sharing some of their favourite … Continued
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Humphry Repton at Holkham Hall

Humphry Repton, a landscape gardener from Suffolk, produced his first ‘Red Book’ for the park at Holkham in 1789. Repton … Continued
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Treasures and Trophies – The Making of a Gentleman and a Great House

  Thomas Coke, creator of Holkham Hall, was, in 1712, an impressionable teenager tempted by gambling and cock fighting. Under … Continued

Beaulieu River Invests in New Navigational Lights for Night Sailors

New navigational lights have been installed to help night sailors on the Beaulieu River as part of ongoing investment in … Continued

‘Behind the Scenes’ at Blenheim Palace

The ‘Restoration & Conservation’ tour will be exclusively available from 5th January – 28th February, running twice per day excluding … Continued
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Luxury motoring at Beaulieu’s Hands-on Half-term

Be creative and design your own car mascot, then make a top hat and dress up in a luxury motoring … Continued

What’s New at Beaulieu for 2018

Beaulieu’s stunning new display The Luxury of Motoring with glittering Lalique mascots, brand new group visit tours which take you behind the scenes and … Continued
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‘Behind the Scenes’ at Blenheim Palace

The ‘Restoration & Conservation’ tour will be exclusively available from 5th January – 28th February, running twice per day excluding … Continued

Blenheim Palace Named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

The Oxfordshire stately home, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site this year, was awarded … Continued

Gold Win For Beaulieu’s 50th International Autojumble

Beaulieu is celebrating winning the top gold accolade for its 50th International Autojumble in Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Awards, marking this … Continued

Lord Montagu Waves Off Biggest VW Santa Run to Hospital

Lord Montagu waved the tinsel-adorned starting flag as 116 VWs set off from Beaulieu to deliver Christmas presents to youngsters … Continued

Beaulieu 2018 Events Season Tickets Go On Sale

Beaulieu is delighted to announce that tickets for its full 2018 events line-up, with key dates for the motoring calendar and … Continued
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Giant Christmas Trees Take Pride of Place in Palace

The trees are so large it took a team of four to fell, transport and carry them into the UNESCO … Continued

Award Winning Artist Linder Sterling Takes up Residency at Chatsworth

Linder – who has just received the largest art prize in the UK –  has exhibited internationally, and is one … Continued
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Beaulieu’s Simply Smart Completes A Record-Breaking Season

A record turnout of as many as 166 colourful Smart cars made Beaulieu’s Simply Smart the biggest and best yet, rounding off … Continued
Christmas at Holkham

Christmas Comes to the Treasure Houses of England

Magical yuletide markets, grottos, light shows and craft workshops will be on offer at the Treasure Houses of England – … Continued
Traditions of Christmas

Discover ‘The Traditions of Christmas’ at Leeds Castle from 25th November to 1st January

This December, visit “the loveliest Castle in the world” for a festive family day out. The magnificent Castle rooms will … Continued
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Historic WWI Brass Plaques Gifted Back to Woburn

Sunday 12th November The Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey Mr Andrew Lowery III, from Alabama, Texas has gifted two historic WWI … Continued
Blenheim Water

Blenheim Palace’s Mineral Water Wins Top Prize

Blenheim Palace’s still mineral water has won gold at a prestigious national competition. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site took … Continued
Audis at Beaulieu

New Rally For Beaulieu’s 2018 Simply Line-Up

By popular demand, the first Simply Audi event will take place at Beaulieu on Sunday April 29th, when owners of … Continued

Halloween at the Treasure Houses of England

Behind-the-scenes tours of spooky castles, murder mysteries, chilling plays, and terrifying trails will be among the activities on offer as … Continued
Christmas at Holkham

Christmas at Holkham

Holkham Hall will open its doors this Christmas for a variety of spectacular seasonal celebrations including Candlelight Tours of the … Continued
Beaulieu Events 2018

2018 Beaulieu Event Calendar Announcement

Beaulieu is delighted to announce its full events line-up for 2018 with key dates for the motoring calendar and spectacular family … Continued
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The Big Five Display at InterClassics Brussels

Maastricht, 12 October 2017 – ‘The Big Five, Presenting The European National Motor Museums’ is to be the lead theme … Continued
Christmas at Blenheim Palace

Transforming Blenheim’s Landscape for Christmas

Discover the finest view in England aglow once more from 24 November 2017 – 1 January 2018. For the second … Continued

Beaulieu Announced as Finalist in Beautiful South Awards

Beaulieu’s biggest event has been chosen as a finalist in Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards which celebrate excellence in … Continued
Victorian Christmas at Harewood

A Victorian Christmas at Harewood

This winter, join Harewood for a truly spectacular Victorian Christmas in the house. For the first time in 5 years, … Continued

Pantomime Rehearsals for Victorian Family Christmas at Beaulieu

Step back in time to a magical Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu with Montagu family pantomime rehearsals, craft activities, traditional decorations in every … Continued

Blenheim Palace Charity Ball Raises £12,000 for Maggie’s Oxford

The ball, which was held in the Palace’s Orangery on September 7th, featured live music and an auction; with lots … Continued
Autumn at Blenheim

Top 8 Autumn Activities at Blenheim Palace

Enjoy a day out at Blenheim Palace this autumn. The events calendar is packed with fun activities and new exhibitions … Continued
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Keep Calm and Steam Ahead Project Wins Major Award

The National Motor Museum Trust (NMMT) at Beaulieu has won the Collections Trust Award 2017 for its Keep Calm and STEAM … Continued

Marston’s Brewery Goes Back to its ‘Grain’ Roots with Winter Barley from the Holkham Estate

When Marston’s Brewery first announced that they were focussing on ‘From Burton with Love’, their plan was to stick to … Continued
Leeds Castle Christmas Market

Leeds Castle Christmas Market – 25th & 26th November, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th December

The annual Christmas Market will take place from 10am to 5pm on selected dates in November and December with a … Continued
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First Female Workshop Apprentice Appointed At Beaulieu

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has appointed a new workshop apprentice as an investment in the future of its historic vehicle … Continued
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Time Warp Bessie Brings Doctor Who to Beaulieu

Doctor Who’s much-loved car Bessie, which was a favourite with millions of viewers for its futuristic features in the Seventies, … Continued
Chatsworth

Beyond Limits Goes Big for Monumental American Art – 15 September – 12 November 2017

The searing, abstract vision of the New World will come to Chatsworth this autumn as the Beyond Limits monumental sculpture … Continued
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Lord Montagu Chooses Name For The Green Man

Lord Montagu has had fun choosing the name for the green man tree carving from more than 70 suggestions by Beaulieu visitors. … Continued
Beaulieu Fireworks

Beaulieu Does Broadway at Fireworks Spectacular – Saturday 28th October

This year’s explosive Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular, which is one of the biggest displays in the south, will celebrate Beaulieu does Broadway. Choreographed … Continued

The Woburn Estate’s Wedding Fair to be held on Sunday 22 October

Much to the delight of newly engaged couples in the area, The Woburn Estate will be hosting its next Wedding … Continued
Christmas at Chatsworth

Great Expectations as Chatsworth Gives Christmas a Dickens Twist – 11 November 2017 – 7 January 2018

The Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future will all visit Chatsworth this year (Christmas at Chatsworth) as the festive … Continued

Blenheim Palace is awarded VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Blenheim Palace has been awarded the highly regarded VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction. The accreditation offers prospective visitors from all … Continued
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Beaulieu’s New Flash BSA Motorcycle is a Golden Oldie

An eye-catching classic motorcycle has joined the National Motor Museum’s The Motorcycle Story and it’s a true golden oldie. The 1953 BSA A10 … Continued
Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular

Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular – 4th & 5th November

Be amazed at the biggest and best fireworks in the South East of England. This year the incredible display will … Continued

Christmas Countdown at Blenheim Palace

Celebrate the festive season at Blenheim Palace. Enjoy our Top 11 things to do and discover in the countdown to … Continued

Free Evening Illuminated Art Experience at Blenheim Palace

Visitors are being invited to experience an immersive illuminated art experience this autumn at Blenheim Palace as renowned US contemporary … Continued

Blazing Sunshine and Record Bookings for Next Beaulieu International Autojumble

Blazing sunshine saw more than 34,000 motoring enthusiasts from across the world turn out for Beaulieu’s International Autojumble to mark the 50th anniversary … Continued

Racing Legends and Spitfires Launch Beaulieu Lecture Season

From evenings with racing star Stuart Graham and motor sport patron Dick Skipworth to the secret building of Spitfires during … Continued
Wacky Witches and Wizards at Leeds Castle

Wacky Witches and Wizards at Half Term – 23rd to 29th October

Find wacky witches and wizards around the Leeds Castle grounds and listen to their spooky tales although beware, they often … Continued

Christmas at Blenheim, 2017

Festive Illumination for England’s Finest View Following a successful first year Christmas at Blenheim returns; transforming the Formal Gardens and … Continued

Halloween Entertainment at Blenheim Palace

Head to Blenheim Palace for Halloween entertainment this October Half Term. From 21 – 29 October find lots of new … Continued
Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers – 23rd to 28th September

See the State Rooms and grounds of Leeds Castle adorned with beautiful floral creations on the theme of ‘An Enchanted … Continued
Leeds Castle Food Festival

Leeds Castle Food Festival – 8th to 10th September

Tempt your taste buds with a delicious event for ‘foodies’ at the Leeds Castle Food Festival. See, smell and taste … Continued

Fantasy And Folklore For October Half-Term at Beaulieu

Discover the fantasy and folklore of Halloween at Beaulieu this October half-term, 21st – 29th, with amazing seasonal activities and traditional fun … Continued

A Star of Dunkirk Movie Opens to Visitors at Buckler’s Hard

Buckler’s Hard visitors will be able to take tours on board HMS Medusa – which took a starring role in the … Continued

Make the Most of the Summer Holidays…Whatever the Weather!

There’s still time to enjoy some amazing events at Blenheim Palace before the summer holidays come to an end. Whether … Continued

Gipsy Moth IV Returns to Buckler’s Hard for 50th Anniversary Celebration

Gipsy Moth IV is to return to Buckler’s Hard for the 50th anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester returning home to the Beaulieu River … Continued

Festival of Transport at Blenheim Palace

The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport is gearing up for the 12th annual weekend celebration on 27 – 28 August, … Continued

Beaulieu is the Smart Choice for Simply Smart

Beaulieu’s Simply Smart will celebrate this miniature motoring marvel with a cheerful display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum on November 12th at … Continued

Boyband star with a passion for farming is announced as president for Chatsworth Country Fair

Former boyband star turned award-winning farmer, with a passion for educating children about the origins of their food has been … Continued

Legendary Lotus 49 Star-Up At Beaulieu International Autojumble 2nd – 3rd Sept

Beaulieu will start up the National Motor Museum’s legendary Lotus 49 at the International Autojumble to mark 50 years of the popular event which … Continued

Summer Jousting Tournament at Blenheim Palace

Enjoy an exciting historical jousting tournament at Blenheim Palace from 18 – 20 August. Recreating the glorious jousting matches of … Continued

2017 North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

The 2017 North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, one of the region’s premier local produce events, will take place in … Continued

The Great White Egret breeds in Holkham National Nature Reserve for the first time

In the 50th year of Holkham being designated a National Nature Reserve, and following the recent announcement of the estate’s … Continued

Gift Aid Helps Fund Vital Restoration Projects at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace has announced it has raised in excess of £200,000 in Gift Aid so far this year. The UNESCO … Continued

Castle Howard Announce Spitfire Fly Over for Proms 2017

The evocative sound of the last remaining Spitfire with its original wartime service engine will open Castle Howard’s Proms 2017 … Continued

There’s nothing like Beaulieu’s Top 10 for Summer!

July 22nd – September 3rd There’s nothing like Beaulieu for a fun-packed summer with crazy creations in the National Motor Museum’s Wacky Record Breakers … Continued

Creative Fun at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum

This August visitors to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu can take part in a range of Creative Fun summer … Continued

Celebrate the Great British Summer at Blenheim Palace

The great British summer is famously unpredictable so Blenheim Palace has put together a list of 20 amazing things to … Continued

Beaulieu’s Supercar Weekend

You’ll be amazed by Beaulieu’s Supercar Weekend on August 5th and 6th, an unmissable two-day showdown gathering together more than 450 of the most impressive … Continued

Whirlwinds on horseback set to thrill at Chatsworth Country Fair

Death-defying and jaw-dropping feats of skill and courage performed on horses at full gallop by legendary Cossack Warriors will be … Continued

The Story of Lady Montagu of Beaulieu is told in Pearl’s Diary

The memories of Lord Montagu’s grandmother Pearl Pleydell-Bouverie have been published in a book which tells the story of her … Continued

Woburn Abbey launches two new Children’s Trails

To offer younger visitors a great, new experience at Woburn Abbey, two brand new trails have been created. Visit the … Continued

Starring Roles for Treasure Houses

As well as being among the finest palaces, historic houses and castles in the country, the Treasure Houses of England … Continued

Win for Woburn Abbey

Lisa Weaver, Groups Coordinator for Woburn Abbey and Gardens, won Coach Tourism Professional of the year at the British Coach … Continued

Give the Leeds Castle Triathlon a ‘tri’: 24th & 25th June 2017

There is still time to sign up for the Leeds Castle Triathlon, now in its fourth consecutive year. The popular … Continued

Leeds Castle Chairman Niall Dickson awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Leeds Castle is delighted to congratulate its Chairman Mr Niall Dickson on his recognition in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours … Continued

Charity Dinner Raises £50,000 for Children’s Hospice

A charity dinner at Blenheim Palace has raised over £50,000 for an Oxford-based children’s and young adults’ hospice. Hosted by … Continued

Harewood welcomes New Baby Donkey into the Fold

Lady, Harewood’s female donkey, gave birth unaided last night to a new foal. The latest arrival is Lady’s first baby … Continued

Beaulieu’s BRM V16 Makes Star Appearance

Beaulieu National Motor Museum’s 1950 BRM V16 Type 15, a landmark historic British racing car, will return to Goodwood for … Continued

Shakespeare In The Cloisters

Shakespeare In The Cloisters A Midsummer Night’s Dream – July 5th, 6th & 7th The atmospheric ruins of the Beaulieu … Continued

Hundreds of Land Rovers Gather at Beaulieu

As many as 400 Land Rovers and 900 visitors gathered in the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu for an impressive line-up … Continued

Top Trends for Weddings in 2017

Wedding fever has hit the nation in anticipation of THE wedding of the year as Pippa Middleton, sister to the … Continued

What’s on for Children at Holkham Country Fair

North Norfolk’s biennial Country Fair is offering fun for all the family with an action packed line-up of child friendly … Continued

Summer of Fun at Blenheim Palace

There’s a whole host of fun activities taking place at Blenheim Palace over the summer holidays which are guaranteed to … Continued

Celebrate the Great British Summer at Blenheim Palace

The great British summer is famously unpredictable so Blenheim Palace has put together a list of 20 amazing things to do whatever the weather.

What’s New at Holkham Hall this Summer

Holkham Estate has recently entered into a unique venture...

Victorian Kitchen Opening at Beaulieu Palace House

Beaulieu has opened the newly restored Victorian Kitchen at Palace House

Water Spectacular springs into action at Chatsworth

Visitors are invited to explore outdoors this half term at Chatsworth with a week-long Water Spectacular featuring magnificent displays from … Continued

Celebrate Summer at The Orangery, Blenheim Palace

A delicious summer tasting menu launching at their beautiful and iconic Orangery at Blenheim Palace

This Half Term at the Treasure Houses of England

The Treasure Houses of England, ten of the most magnificent stately homes, castles and palaces, have a wealth of activities … Continued

Bumper Year for Dodson & Horrell

Chatsworth is celebrating a bumper year at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials with spectators enjoying the thrilling … Continued

Celebrating the past and forging the future of England’s finest gardens

The Treasure Houses of England feature some of the most beautiful and historic Formal Gardens and Parkland in England. However … Continued

New Sculpture Spectacular at Living Crafts, Hatfield House

Hundreds of designer-makers will be showcasing British crafts in action at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from the 4th to 7th … Continued

UB40 to perform at Holkham Hall

LHG Live and Live Promotions are delighted to announce that Holkham Hall in north Norfolk will host UB40 on Sunday … Continued

Large Scale Landscape Painting of Chatsworth

Visitors can now discover how Chatsworth appeared in the early 18th century thanks to the acquisition of an important major … Continued

Coming up at Castle Howard

Easter Farm Fun at Castle Howard Friday 14 to Monday 17 April Get up close to all your favourite farmyard … Continued