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Top Ten English Country Houses to Visit

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The country houses of England are among the its finest treasures. Generations of families have maintained them as storehouses of history, heritage and culture, with magnificent grounds and parks, and fabulous art collections.

Once the exclusive domain of rich landowners and aristocrats today, whether owned and managed by the National Trust or in private hands, most are open to the public for at least part of the year.

These are some of the best.

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Blenheim PalaceBlenheim PalaceLongleat and one of its denizensLongleat and One of its DenizensThe Atlas Fountain dating from 1853 in the grounds of Castle HowardCastle Howard - Scene of BBC's "Brideshead Revisited"Bishops Palace in the Garden at Hatfield HouseHatfield House
courtesy of britainonview.comChatsworthHardwick HallHardwick HallPetworthPetworthWaddesdon ManorWaddesdon Manor
Lyme ParkLyme ParkDeer at Knole ParkKnole

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