Hudson's Historic Houses & Gardens, Castles and Heritage Sites

Hudson's Media has been publishing tourism and heritage guides for more than 65 years. Their main publication is the Hudson's Historic Houses & Gardens* which is now in its 27th year. The 2014 guide was launched about a month back and covers around 1,300 historic homes and gardens throughout the UK.

You will find useful visitor information about places like Hever Castle & Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Tintagel Castle, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace, St Michael's Mount, Hatfield House, Audley End, The Shakespeare Houses, Castle Howard and much more.

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The 432-page paperback heritage guide has more than 1,500 stunning images and essential information UK’s heritage sites. The guide covers historic houses & gardens including privately owned properties, the National Trusts, Historic Scotland, English Heritage and even local authority attractions. Whether you are an overseas tourist visiting UK or a resident of this country, you will find a lot of useful information on heritage sites: location, admission fees, special events, guided tours and even details of award-winning gift shops at the heritage attractions.

This years edition has quite a few interesting articles and one of them is - The Downtown Effect. Francine Stock who presents Radio 4's The Film Programme talks to Lady Carnarvon about her home, the Highclere Castle which is popularly known as Downtown Abbey. The article provides a beautiful insight on the effect the filming of the popular TV series has had on the property.

In addition, the guide also features articles on country walks along with routes and maps, Scottish clans, Hudson Heritage Awards Winners list, recipes, maps and much more. If you are a travel lover and are especially interested in heritage, then this guide is for you. It will help you find great places, places that you may never have heard of, hidden gems close-by where you live. The guide is an excellent tool to plan your days out.

The regional directory is well laid out. Each property is listed with some key facts and essential information like address, map location, contact, opening times, admission and special events. I found the well-illustrated guide easy to navigate and very informative. It is no wonder that this guide from Hudson's is loved and trusted as a definitive source of information about UK's heritage sites.

Check out the latest Hudson's Historic Houses & Gardens here.

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  1. This sounds like a good guide to have in summer hols if you want to do a sightseeing few days.

  2. looks like a great guide for planning family days out for the summer!

  3. Looks like a great guide for planning some family days out and about!

  4. I never bother with guides but i should next time i get away if that ever happens lol x


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