Wrest Park

Wrest Park

Bedfordshire
The main attraction at Wrest Park is the extensive and historic gardens, that began their formal layout in Stuart times. The house itself was built in the 1830s, and visitors can see a few of the rooms inside. Wrest Park was home to the de Grey family for over 600 years. (more…)
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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey

Bedfordshire
Originally a medieval monastery, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford since the 1620s. There have been a few interesting characters that have lived here, including the 'Flying Duchess' and the executed Lord William Russell. (more…)
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Houghton House

Houghton House

Bedfordshire
Houghton House in Bedfordshire is a Stuart hunting lodge built by Mary Herbert, Dowager Countess of Pembroke in the mid 1600s. It was also home to three generations of the Bruce family. It was dismantled in 1794 by the 5th Duke of Bedford. (more…)
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