you can visit at Christmas

5 wonderfully festive

Festive stately homes

In the weeks before Christmas, castles and grand houses all over England open their doors. Click through for 5 of the most beautiful stately homes you can visit at Christmas.

There's been a castle here for 1,400 years. This year's Christmas displays take Northumbrian myths and legends as their theme.

Bamburgh Castle

Harewood House

This imposing Georgian stately home in the Yorkshire countryside hosts beautiful Christmas decorations from the middle of November.


18th century Stourhead in Wiltshire is transformed for the festive season, with Christmas trees in its grand spaces and a light trail in the beautiful grounds.

Burton Agnes Hall

An hour from York, Burton Agnes has been in the same family for centuries. Much of the greenery for the Christmas decorations is gathered from the Hall's grounds.

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is one of the most popular stately homes to visit at Christmas. The grand rooms are beautifully decorated and there's a Christmas market in the grounds.