Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens

Hudson_Cover_2014_350X450Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens is Britain’s best selling definitive guide to heritage places open to visitors in the UK.

Members of Royal Oak can buy copies at a special price of $36.50 inc P&P.

Buy Hudson’s Historic Houses and Gardens 2014 at the special Royal Oak Members price

The annual, 500 page, heritage guide, contains over 1,500 stunning images, essential information and informative articles about the UK’s heritage sites. The guide, now in its 27th year, brings together around 1000 historic houses & gardens all in one place with maps and special interest indexes.

The 2014 edition features a number of fascinating articles including one from TV and radio’s Francine Stock who talks to Lady Carnarvon about her home, Highclere Castle, better known to millions of fans as Downton Abbey. Jules Hudson, Escape to the Country presenter, travels to Yorkshire to find out what happened in World War I at a group of country houses. Ex-DJ The Earl of Shaftesbury talks about restoring St Giles House in Dorset after his father knocked most of it down and Baroness Young of Hornsey reassesses what country houses can tell audiences about the history of the slave trade.

In addition there are features on gardens, Scottish clans, favourite heritage objects, trips around the country by car and on foot, winners of this year’s Hudson’s Heritage Awards, apprentices, festivals, recipes and much more.