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National Trust sites

Ham House

The Ham House (Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 7RS) is a “unique 17th-century treasure trove”, says the National Trust. The home was envisioned by Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart and has “survived war, fashion and neglect to retain a uniquely mysterious aura. One of a series of grand houses and palaces alongside the River Thames, Ham...Read More

Clandon Park

“Clandon Park is one of the country’s most complete examples of a Palladian mansion, built by a Venetian architect for the Onslow family in the 1720s. The magnificent interiors are faithful to the period, featuring original plaster ceilings, the most impressive of which is in the breathtaking Marble Hall. Since then the estate has been...Read More

Polesden Lacey

“Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills, Polesden Lacey is the ideal space for relaxing with friends and family. Mrs Greville, an ambitious Edwardian hostess, chose Polesden as the idea place for entertaining and relaxing with friends, such as King George VI and the Queen Mother.” And this is what we did, 100 years...Read More

Chartwell House

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965), was a soldier, writer, leader, statesman, politician, prime minister, officer, artist, an orator and more. Today we traveled over to Westerham, Kent, England (30 minutes from home) and toured Chartwell House. Chartwell was his home from 1922 when he purchased the estate without consulting...Read More