News & Events from around the Houses

Mother's Day afternoon tea at the Treasure Houses of England

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
Simply-Ford at Beaulieu

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
Charity at Blenheim Palace

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

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
Jousting at Blenheim Palace

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
Lionel Richie at Holkham Hall

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
New for 2018 at the Treasure Houses

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
Blenheim Palace

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
Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey

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
Blenheim Palace Private Apartments

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
Before and after at chatsworth

‘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
Boatjumble at Beaulieu

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
N_Daintry at Chatsworth

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
Beaulieu Love Locks

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
Duke at Chatsworth

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

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

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
Feb Half Term at Beaulieu

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
Deep clean at Blenheim Palace

‘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
Beaulieu Simply Smart

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

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
Beaulieu InterClassic Brussels

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

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

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

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

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
Beaulieu Green Man

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

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
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