Places To Visit
BICKLEIGH CASTLE (Bickleigh, Nr Tiverton) - Over 900 years old and still occupied. Contains Tudor furniture and an Elizabethan bedroom.
CADHAY (Ottery St Mary) - c1550.
FURSDON (Cadbury, Thorverton, Exeter) - Fursdon family have lived here for over 700 years.
POWDERHAM CASTLE (Exeter) - Medieval castle built by Sir Philip Courtenay (1390). Still lived in by his descendants).
SAND (Sand, Sidbury, Sidmouth) - Owned by the Huysche family since 1560.
TIVERTON CASTLE (Tiverton) - Originally built 1106. rebuilt 1293 and modified over successive generations.
TORRE ABBEY(The King's Drive, Torquay) - Founded as a monastery in 1196 but later became a family home.
UGBROOKE PARK (Chudleigh) - Built c1200.
YARDE (Yarde Farm, Malborough) - Elizabethan farmstead and Bakehouse.
ATHELHAMPTON HOUSE & GARDENS (Athelhampton) - One of the finest 16th century manor houses.
CHRISTCHURCH PRIORY (Quay Road, Christchurch) - Medieval Monastic house bult c1094. Now a museum.
FORDE ABBEY (Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset) - Once a Cistercian monastery, now a family home.
EDMONDSHAM HOUSE & GARDENS (Edmondsham, Wimborne) - A family home since the Tudor period.
PARNHAM HOUSE (Parnham, Beaminster) - Tudor mansion built c1540 and enlarged by John Nash in 1810.
PURSE CAUNDLE MANOR (Purse Candle, Nr SHerborne) - Tudor Manor House.
SANDFORD ORCAS MANOR HOUSE (Sandford Orcas, Sherborne) - Tudor Manor House. Has a collection of 14-17th century stained glass and Elizabethan needlework.
SHERBORNE CASTLE (Sherborne) - Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594.
WOLFETON HOUSE (Dorchester) - Elizabethan Manor House.
DURHAM CASTLE (Durham) - Founded 1070s. Since 1832 it has been the foundation college of the Universty of Durham.
AUCKLAND CASTLE (Bishop Auckland) - Principal residence of the Bishops of Durham since Norman times.
RABY CASTLE (Staindrop, Darlinton) - Built ing the 14th century with later modifications.