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Great houses and gardens
There are many ‘great houses’ and gardens in the local area. A list of them is provided in each guest room along with distances to them, the best route and postcode co-ordinates. Enter the post code into Google Maps and it will take you right to each property. Most are managed by the National Trust or English Heritage. They usually charge admission. It is a good idea to buy a pass at a fixed price. Then you can visit any site for free. Check to see if your country’s equivalent heritage preservation organisation has a reciprocal arrangement with the UK. You would then be able to buy your pass before coming to the UK. In New Zealand, for example, a full year pass for a couple, purchased through NZ Heritage Trust costs $70. In the UK the equivalent pass is 90 pounds or $180.00 NZ.