Central Great British Buildings

The outstanding 17th-century castle in Bolsover, Derbyshire, was once used by William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, a sophisticated, flamboyant, master horseman and courtier to...

Vicky SartainHome of the Giffards since 1178, the present hall is a red brick, stone porticoed Palladian mansion by Smith of Warwick containing original...

Vicky SartainOne of the greatest of Britain’s non-royal palaces, a prodigy house built for Elizabeth I’s Lord High Treasurer, Lord Burghley. His interiors include...

Vicky SartainAn historic castle in the grand style, seat of the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland. Built on an earlier site, the castle today...

Vicky SartainEastnor is a dramatic fairytale castle situated in a 5,000 acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty....

Make your way through Calke Abbey’s maze-like interior and you will, little by little, be transported into a lost era. Some rooms look so...

Angharad MoranHardwick’s stunning houses and beautiful landscape have been created by a cast of thousands.It was the formidable Bess of Hardwick who first created...

Angharad MoranA story of love and neglect lies at the heart of this 18th-century mansion and estate. Attingham Park was built for the 1st...

Vicky SartainFrom the outside, Weston Park is one of those sigh-inducing stately piles – a 17th-century drama of red brick, balustrades and chimney stacks,...

Vicky SartainHome to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years, Renishaw Hall’s famous literary trio, Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were all patrons of...