Falkland was the country retreat of the Stewart kings and queens of Scotland, located within easy reach of Edinburgh, yet far enough distant to provide a welcome escape. Here the royal court could indulge in hawking and hunting, plus more genteel recreations like archery. Falkland boasts the oldest real (or 'royal') tennis court in the world, built in 1539 for James V.
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Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All guests have full use of the grounds and the Great Hall, with its grand piano, snooker table, fireplace and spectacular … more >>
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Stonor Park- Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, England
Stonor Park has been the home of the staunchly Catholic Stonor family for over 8 centuries. The elegant house sits beside a 14th century chapel, with walled Italianate gardens to the rear. The oldest part of the house dates to the 12th century, with a 14th century hall. A Georgian front was added in the 18th century, but little has changed since that time, meaning that visitors today see a house essentially unchanged for over … ... more