Historic Houses Association

The Historic Houses Association (HHA) represents 1,640 of the UK`s independently-owned historic houses, castles and gardens. These are listed buildings or designated gardens, usually Grade I or II*, and are often outstanding. Many are considered to be iconic symbols of Britain’s unique heritage.

Around 500 of these properties open their doors to visitors for days out, special tours, school visits, film locations, weddings and events, or as memorable places to stay. 24 million people a year visit HHA Member properties and there are c. 50,000 Friends of the HHA who enjoy free entry to over 300 historic properties around the UK.

Members range from iconic stately homes such as Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle, Castle Howard, Longleat and Burghley House, to more intimate houses such as Traquair in Scotland, Treowen in Wales and Belle Isle in Northern Ireland. Most are still private family homes.

The Association was established in 1973 to help owners conserve these wonderful places in the interests of the nation and carries out important lobbying, advisory and marketing work on behalf of Member properties.

To find out more about the benefits of becoming a Member or Friend of the HHA please visit www.hha.org.uk

The HHA has been helping to preserve and promote Britain`s private heritage since 1973.

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