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No visitor to Britain—past or present—should be without this glorious guidebook. England’s Thousand Best Houses is a panorama of an ancient heritage, a compendium of a thousand delightful country houses from all periods—all of which are open to the public. Breathtaking Blenheim Palace, the monumental jewel of Oxfordshire . . . the Duke of Devonshire’s opulent Derbyshire seat of Chatsworth . . . the extraordinary baroque vision of Castle Howard in Yorkshire . . . lesser known gems like Little Morton Hall—all of these celebrated houses come to life and mingle with the yet-to-be discovered. England’s Thousand Best Houses is a must-have for readers from veteran architects to armchair travelers and anyone embarking on an exploration of the stately treasures scattered throughout England.