|WWI Exhibition Blenheim Palace|
Meanwhile, the second Blenheim Palace Flower Show (June 20-22) will present a spellbinding scene with over 150 floral and gardens exhibitors, a grand floral marquee with RHS judges, ten garden landscapes and lots more - including food, refreshments and a bevy of fun family activities.
|Burghley Film Festival|
|Michael Craig-Martin sculptures|
Chatsworth in Wartime (4 April - 23 December) marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and will be complemented by Conflict in Art (1 July – 7 November): a selection of Old Master Drawings from the Devonshire Collection.
Yorkshire will be the focus of the world’s media on 5th July 2014, when the greatest annual sporting event on earth, the Tour de France, starts in England’s finest county for the first time. To celebrate the occasion, Harewood is hosting the inaugural Dare 2b Yorkshire Festival of Cycling (4 – 6 July), offering visitors the rare opportunity to stay in its magnificent grounds and witness the peloton ride past the front of the house.
|Chinese Dairy Soldiers And Nurses|
One of the most compelling features of the Treasure Houses is they offer visitors a living history. Most are still home to the families that have lived there for generations.
But forget old-fashioned images of historic houses, today’s Treasure Houses offer exciting new experiences for everyone to enjoy. Uncover hidden gems and dark secrets, follow cycle trails or stroll in beautiful gardens, enjoy contemporary sculpture and relax over afternoon tea.
The Treasure Houses change with the seasons, move with the times and always have something unexpected to offer, something new to discover making it a perfect day out.
Treasure Houses are: Beaulieu, Blenheim Palace, Burghley, Castle Howard, Chatsworth, Harewood, Hatfield, Holkham, Leeds Castle and Woburn Abbey.