Newby Hall


Welcome to HeritageXplore: Your gateway and guide to the finest historic houses, where serene gardens, historic tales, breathtaking architecture, family events, and more await.

Seize the opportunity to explore these national treasures during their best Spring and Summer months through HeritageXplore. Our aim is to make it easier for more people to experience Britain's greatest historic houses and we'll grow over time, so stay in the loop for new houses, events and experiences coming soon…

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Why Explore With Us?

Experience the unique charm of Independent Historic houses, distinct from any others. They transition with the seasons, coming alive in spring and summer months and taking a break during the darkest months for necessary maintenance and restoration. Our mission is to lead you to the doorsteps and gateways of the most remarkable family homes. We understand your busy lifestyle, and our goal is to facilitate your exploration by providing a single, seamless place to discover, plan, and book visits to houses you may have yet to discover but eagerly await your visit.


Discover life on an independent heritage estate, where generations of families have lived for hundreds of years. The charm of independent historic homes is undeniable. HeritageX is a digital gateway to this fascinating world of stories and experiences just waiting to be discovered.


For the Spirited Explorer

Are you captivated by the locations seen in iconic films? Do you wish to wander through the same landscapes and uncover the tales they hold? HeritageX is your practical (and friendly) guide on your journey to places that encompass all the things we love about this country: gorgeous landscapes, breathtaking architecture, historical tales, sweet-smelling gardens, and endless, quintessential events. While you might be familiar with some of the historic houses in our collection, rest assured, we have plenty of hidden treasures waiting to astonish you off the beaten path.


Q&A with Violet Manners, CEO and Founder of HeritageXplore

In a Q&A, Violet discusses the inspiration behind HeritageXplore (HX), a platform for booking visits to the UK's independent historic houses. Influenced by her experiences at Belvoir Castle and her mother's podcast, Duchess, she saw the need for a central booking platform.

Top 5 Historic Houses in Greater London

Often I will hear people exclaim "I love visiting historic houses but it's so hard to visit them if you live in London." Whilst its true that many of our most famous sites are spread far and wide across the UK, there are a wealth of lesser-known sites within easy reach of the capital.