Take a look: the best stately homes in Britain

With such rich history and culture, Britain is certainly not short of picture-perfect castles, manors, and halls to visit and explore.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 3:34 pm
Stately Homes make great days out for all the family

The UK’s stately homes have so much to offer in the way of tourism and exciting day trips for families across the country; but which ones are the most popular? New research from windows and doors manufacturer Quickslide has revealed the most visited estates according to Instagram data as of February 2021, so let’s check out which took the top spots,

Leading in popularity by a whopping 600k posts, the administrative headquarters of the monarch is unsurprisingly the most Instragrammed stately home in the UK. As the Royal Family’s most famous home, the palace is also one of Britain’s most iconic London focal points, drawing in more than £3m paid admissions as of 2020.
In second place, the 900-year-old Tower of London houses the crown jewels as well as being infamous for holding many royal and notorious prisoners in the past, and has, over its time, been used as a royal residence, a prison, and an armoury to name a few.
Kensington Palace, as well as being a popular tourist destination, is the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. The palace has been home to royals for more than 300 years and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria; it’s a great place to visit to explore the history of the royals through time.
With more than 1,000 years of architectural history to discover, Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in Berkshire. The Queen herself regularly spends time here as it is her official residence and the largest occupied castle in the world.
Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of a palace. It is the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874.
St Michael’s mount is a tidal island 500 metres from the mainland. The stunning island is home to a castle and gardens with beautiful Victorian terraces.
This medieval castle was originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. It was originally a wooden motte-and-bailey castle, which was rebuilt in the 12th century.
Chatsworth house is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been home to the Cavendish family for 16 generations. This Peak District tourist trap is a brilliant day out for families to explore the house, gardens, farm, and playground, with a stunning Christmas market each Christmas taking over the grounds.