THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED The Treasure Houses of England comprise ten of the most magnificent houses, palaces and castles in the country today. Each has its own unique charm and all combine together to provide a fascinating insight into life in England over the centuries. Fine examples of architecture, gardens and parkland, these exquisite properties are rich with the history of the families who have lived there for generations some as far back as the 9th century to the present day. The list includes Beaulieu, Blenheim Palace, Burghley House, Castle Howard, Chatsworth, Harewood House, Hatfield House, Holkham Hall, Leeds Castle and Woburn Abbey. Between them they house some of the most important art collections in the world, with famous works from the likes of Van Dyck and Gainsborough. Visitors will uncover hidden gems and dark secrets, explore historic gardens and lose themselves in spiralling mazes.
This month Period Ideas has teamed up with Treasure Houses of England to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a Gold Pass, allowing the winner plus one guest to visit all ten Treasure Houses. This is an exclusive prize which cannot be bought. Passes must be presented on arrival at each Treasure House and are valid for standard house and garden visits only (i.e. they cannot be used for special events or on bank holidays). For more information visit treasurehouses.co.uk.