Houses & Gardens to Visit

Does the thought of experiencing the lifestyle of aristocrats and celebrities both famous and infamous, appeal?  If so, then there is no grander setting then Cliveden House in Berkshire.  There have been three grand houses at Cliveden, two having the misfortune to have burnt down and the current Italianate mansion was finished in 1851.   Cliveden has been home to Princes and Dukes and from the late 19th century, the home of the fabulously rich Astor family.

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Drive leading to Cliveden from The Fountain of Love

History of the House and The Historic Grounds

The first stone was laid at Endsleigh in 1810 by Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford and her three eldest stepsons.  The land had come to the Russell family on the dissolution of the monasteries; it had previously been church land, owned by Tavistock Abbey and was given by the King ‘for services rendered’. 

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Endsleigh Hotel and croquet lawn

Goodwood House has been home to family parties for over 200 years. This New Year create magical memories with friends and family as the Earl and Countess of March open Goodwood House for this unique event.

Once you have checked into The Goodwood Hotel, you have time to prepare before the black tie evening ahead. A welcome drinks reception will be held prior to your transfer to Goodwood House.
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The Ballroom in Goodwood House on New Year's Eve

In this, the first ‘special feature’ in The Vintage Magazine, we look at the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, including all the activities which take place on the Estate, and the world famous events such as the Festival of Speed; the Goodwood Revival Meeting, and Glorious Goodwood, a celebration of the best in horseracing.

We will also look at the everyday activities which carry on all the time at the Airfield, the Motor Racing circuit, Golf at Goodwood Club with two championship courses, The Goodwood Hotel, the Kennels Private Members Club, and at Goodwood House with its superb art collection. Goodwood, it would seem, is a great place to be! Read more…

Goodwood House in Stunning Parkland Setting