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The Stately Homes that do Christmas Best

The Stately Homes that do Christmas Best

Christmas is a very special time of year in the UK and our wealth of wonderful Stately Homes are popular at this time of year because not only are they usually all beautifully decorated with Christmas trees, sumptuous decorations and lights, both inside and…

The Stately Homes that do Christmas Best

01 Apr 2019

Christmas is a very special time of year in the UK and our wealth of wonderful Stately Homes are popular at this time of year because not only are they usually all beautifully decorated with Christmas trees, sumptuous decorations and lights, both inside and out, but they often put on special events at this time of year. Here we help you decide which Stately Homes are the best for getting in the Christmas…

The Stately Homes around the UK with the best gardens

The Stately Homes around the UK with the best gardens

Here in the UK we have a wealth of beautiful, historic and unique stately homes and most of these are set in stunning and expansive parklands and formal gardens. Children can find visiting stately homes boring and therefore combining a stately home visit with…

The Stately Homes around the UK with the best gardens

04 Mar 2019

Here in the UK, we have a wealth of beautiful, historic and unique stately homes and most of these are set in stunning and expansive parklands and formal gardens. Children can find visiting stately homes boring and therefore combining a stately home visit with lunch or tea and a walk for them to blow off their extra steam is a day out that can suit the whole family. Many but not all British stately homes welcome dogs so if you want to…

What makes a stately home?

What makes a stately home?

A stately home is defined as a large and impressive house that is occupied or was formerly occupied by an aristocratic family. In this article, we’ll list the top 10 characteristics that give these amazing historic buildings their title. Owners of Victorian and…

What makes a stately home?

18 Jan 2019

A stately home is defined as a large and impressive house that is occupied or was formerly occupied by an aristocratic family. In this article, we’ll list the top 10 characteristics that give these amazing historic buildings their title. Owners of Victorian and period properties wishing to create a memorable and unique house can learn a lot from stately homes – there are a number of features that define these houses making them…

Queen Victoria’s Visit to Cliveden

Queen Victoria's Visit to Cliveden

Cliveden, Taplow, has long-standing links with the Royal Family. It was the place where Meghan Markle stayed the night before her marriage to Prince Harry and has been visited by nearly every monarch since George I over the years. It was also the backdrop to…

Queen Victoria’s Visit to Cliveden

17 Jan 2019

Cliveden, Taplow, has long-standing links with the Royal Family. It was the place where Meghan Markle stayed the night before her marriage to Prince Harry and has been visited by nearly every monarch since George I over the years. It was also the backdrop to some defining events in English history such as the Profumo affair.There have been three houses on this site, the first two destroyed by fire in 1795 and 1849. The present Grade I…

Stately Homes used in films

10 movies that feature stately homes

The UK is extremely rich in historic buildings that perfectly lend themselves to location work. From those in an impeccable state of repair, fit for a Queen, to those that are literally crumbling before us (think Great Expectations), plus everything in between.

Stately Homes used in films

11 Jan 2019

The UK is extremely rich in historic buildings that perfectly lend themselves to location work. From those in an impeccable state of repair, fit for a Queen, to those that are literally crumbling before us (think Great Expectations), plus everything in between. These properties usually boast fantastically well-established gardens and woodland providing ideal filming locations both inside and out, many of them within easy reach of London.…

Buying a listed building

Buying a listed building

In England there are approximately 376,099 listed buildings. There are many positive reasons to buy a listed building, but there are also some elements that you need to be aware of before you sign on the dotted line.

Buying a listed building

29 Oct 2015

In England there are approximately 376,099 listed buildings. There are many positive reasons to buy a listed building, but there are also some elements that you need to be aware of before you sign on the dotted line.

The Spirit of the Victorian Age is Captured in Victorian Hotels

Victorian age captured in Victorian hotels

Britain’s own historic buildings were in the front line for these romantic, revivalist architects and you can find many of them across the UK today serving as historic hotels.

The Spirit of the Victorian Age is Captured in Victorian Hotels

20 Jan 2014

The great Victorian economist and moral philosopher, Walter Bagehot is often credited with saying “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what other people say you cannot do”; in a sense, this simple quote embodies the Victorian era and the Victorian propensity of building magnificent houses and Victorian hotels. It was the era of Pax Brittanica; a period of economic and social growth unparalleled in history; a time of colonial expansion…

Period Living in St. Pancras Chambers with 21st century warmth

Period Living in St. Pancras Chambers

A unique apartment, with its spectacular views, so stunningly presented that it is now available to hire for drinks receptions, private dining, small musical events and art exhibitions.

Period Living in St. Pancras Chambers with 21st century warmth

18 May 2013

What an ideal location for period living, especially if you are a rail enthusiast with a fascination for some of the Victorian era’s more quirky architecture! St Pancras Chambers is one of London’s latest apartment conversions. Originally part of St. Pancras Railway Station and the adjoining Midland Grand Hotel (now the magnificent five-star Renaissance Hotel), St. Pancras Chambers is a complex of 67 individually designed apartments…

Stay in an amazing Victorian era renovation from the Landmark Trust

Stay in an amazing Victorian era renovation from the Landmark Trust

Our properties are restored using age-old techniques, modern building methods and meticulous interior design, sticking as closely as possible to the original vision when recreating their interiors and exteriors. The property feels like a journey back into…

Stay in an amazing Victorian era renovation from the Landmark Trust

18 May 2013

As a charity, we at the Landmark Trust have an aim to rescue historic buildings and carefully and sensitively restore them to become extraordinary places for self-catering holidays. Once restored, their income pays for their upkeep, securing their future, whilst also funding the restorations of further properties. Today we look after nearly 200 buildings in Britain and several in Italy and France including many dating from the Victorian era.

Victorian visits to inspire

Victorian visits to inspire

We give you ideas about what genuine Victorian interior design looks like, and help you decide what is right and what will enhance your project.

Victorian visits to inspire

18 May 2013

The team at the Victorian Emporium love a good day or night out. Here is a list of our favourite historic properties from the Victorian era, or those that were refurbished during the Victorian era; these are well worth a visit for inspiration. You may not be able to transfer the information you find here accurately into a domestic property. But, hopefully, they will give you ideas about what genuine Victorian interior design looks like,…