Historic Houses Association

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The Historic Houses Association, a not-for-profit organisation, represents 1,500 privately owned historic country houses, castles and gardens throughout the UK. These are listed buildings or registered gardens, usually Grade I or II* and often outstanding.

300 HHA houses are open to the public for day visits, attracting between them 14 million visitors each year. Others open by appointment or for special visits, weddings or corporate events. There are more privately owned historic houses open to the public than those in the care of the National Trust, English Heritage and their equivalents in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland put together. The HHA works for the future of these houses, the heritage they conserve and the businesses, families and employees they support by lobbying at national, regional and local level. It provides technical and specialist advice and guidance, seminars, networks and information for its member houses.

The HHA offers a Friends' Membership for people wishing to support the HHA's aims and enjoy free visits to HHA houses open to the public, special group tours of houses which are not normally open and four issues a year of the Association's magazine, "Historic House".

Some well-known houses which belong to HHA members[edit]

There are three hundred houses to which members of "The Friends of the Historic Houses Association" are entitled to free entry, including:

Other examples of HHA houses[edit]

There are HHA member houses located all over the country. Here are some other examples:


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