Family-friendly summer holidays
in historic buildings

Whether you're looking for a week by the coast, a place to host a large gathering, or an affordable summer break, there's a Landmark for you and your family this summer.

Poultry Cottage, part of a Victorian model estate



Summer breaks from £450

With summer holiday stays starting from £450, there's a break to suit a range of budgets. Overlook the one of the most innovative bridges in the world at Iron Bridge House, settle in an abandoned Welsh mining village at Ty Capel or watch the world go by on the banks of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Lock Cottage

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The Farmhouse in Lower Porthmeor, Cornwall



Landmarks by the sea

Watch the waves surging from the battlements of Kingswear Castle, whizz from tower to beach through a hidden smugglers tunnel at Luttrell's Tower, or survey the ocean from atop the Cornish clifftops at Arra Venton.  There are plenty of Landmarks ideally placed to explore this Island's beautiful beaches and coastline.

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Frenchman's Creek - possibly the most romantic and secluded cottage in Cornwall



Escape to the country

Escape the urban intensity of the city and get off the grid. Most of our farms and cottages have stood for centuries, accommodating both nobility and commonfolk. Hire a boat along the Helford river from Frenchman's Creek, explore Hadrian's Wall from Causeway House or make the trek to Toys Hill from Obriss Farm (just a short train journey from London).

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Woodsford Castle near Dorchester, Dorset



Landmarks for large groups

Celebrating a summer birthday or special occasion? Extended family gathering? Landmark castles and country houses are the perfect buildings for group getaways. Delve into Gurney Manor's nooks and crannies, hold court at the sprawling and thatched Woodsford Castle or experience Regency living at Cavendish Hall. Many of our properties are clustered together in one location, so they enable groups to come together for a short break or celebration, yet they also allow people to enjoy their own space in separate buildings. Peruse the clusters here.

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Sant'Antonio is a former monastery just outside Rome, and the perfect summer scape.



Continental delights

If you need a firmer guarantee of sunshine this summer, then take a look at some of our overseas Landmarks. There are seven historic marvels throughout Italy, including a former monastery on the hills surrounding Rome, the former home of poets Robert and Elizabeth Browning in central Florence and a spectacular Palladian villa in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There's also the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's summertime retreat near Paris and Hougoumont in Belgium, where the British faced Napoleon's Army at the Battle of Waterloo over 200 years ago.

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