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Help us protect the English countryside and get discounted days out at some fantastic attractions.

A world of wonder awaits

The English countryside is one of our greatest assets — and it’s one worth protecting. We’ve been fighting to keep the English countryside safe for more than 90 years. But we couldn’t do it without the valued contributions of our supporters.

You can become a member of the Campaign to Protect Rural England from just £3 a month. Joining is the single most effective way to stand up for the countryside.

As a member, you and your family get discounted entry to more than 200 of England's most splendid houses and gardens. You will also get our regular Countryside Voice magazine full of news, features and more.

Join the Campaign to Protect Rural England today

Please become a member of CPRE today and help us protect the countryside we all love and enjoy so much.

Not quite ready to become a member but interested in hearing more about our work protecting the countryside? Try one of these:

Below you can find out more about some of the magnificent attractions across the country our members can visit, or alternatively, why not download our 2017 Members’ Guide (PDF)?


Capesthorne Hall 1Capesthorne Hall

The Hall dates from 1719 when it was originally designed by the Smiths of Warwick. It was altered in 1837 by Blore and partly re-built by Salvin in 1861 following a disastrous fire. Georgian Chapel, herbaceous borders, lakeside gardens, woodland walks.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1 on Sundays.

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Cheshire, SK11 9JY
Tel: 01625 861221
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www.capesthorne.com

White Scar Cave 1White Scar Cave

The longest show cave in Britain. The guided tour takes about 80 minutes and covers one mile. See underground waterfalls and streams, thousands of stalactites, and the massive Battlefield Cavern.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1

Ingleton, Carnforth, Yorkshire, LA6 3AW
Tel: 015242 41244
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www.whitescarcave.co.uk

The Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden combines the beauty of nature with an artistic refinement using shaping and styling of plants and natural elements. The garden was built as a meditative garden, where one can calm the mind and let go of unwanted stress through contemplation and reflection.

Japanese Garden 8

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1.

St. Mawgan Village, nr. Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4ET
Tel: 01637 860116
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www.japanesegarden.co.uk

Brantwood 5Brantwood

The former home of eminent Victorian, John Ruskin, is a treasure house of art and memorabilia. Explore Brantwood's estate and gardens with spectacular views and ancient woodlands.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1.

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD
Tel: 015394 41396
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www.brantwood.org.uk

Marwood Hill GardenMarwood Hill Garden

Marwood Hill is a magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes, set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only. The view across the valley from the Garden Tea Room is spectacular, the food served is delicious, and the Plant Sales & Nursery area is sure to tempt you with the variety of unusual plants.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1

Marwood, Nr. Barmstaple, North Devon, EX31 4EA
Tel: 01271 342528
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www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk

Three Choirs VineyardsThree Choirs Vineyards

England's leading and most awarded single estate vineyard producing award winning white, sparkling, rose and red wines. Wine tasting tours. Lunches and dinners served in our relaxed, informal restaurant with picturesque views. Well stocked wine shop. Bed and breakfast accommodation.

Discount: 2 tour and tasting tickets for the price of 1. 10% off meals in restaurant, 10% off B&B rate.

Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1LS
Tel: 01531 890223
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www.threechoirs.com

Jane Austens Bedroom Jane Austens House MuseumJane Austen's House

In the beautiful village of Chawton, Jane Austen lived with her mother and sister from 1809 until her death in 1817. Here, in the c17 cottage, she wrote and revised her 6 novels. An introductory film introduces you to Jane, and the cottage, garden and outbuildings display her life.

Discount: 2 Adult tickets for the price of 1.

Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD
Tel: 01420 83262
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www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk

Milestones MuseumMilestones Museum

Explore what life was like for Hampshire people in the past by wandering through Milestones’ old cobbled streets. Enthusiasts will enjoy our collection of beautifully restored vintage vehicles - and so will kids of all ages! If you prefer shopping you’ll be able to discover what shops used to be like before chain stores took over.

Discount: 20% off Hampshire Cultural Trust’s annual membership: Culture Card, which also includes entry to Aldershot Military Museum, Basing House, Bursledon Windmill and Rockbourne Roman Villa.

Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6PG
Tel: 01256 639550
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www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Verulamium 1Verulamium Museum

The Museum is a fantastic place to find out about everyday Roman life. Built on the site of one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain, the museum is packed with Roman objects & you can explore the remains of the Roman town. In Verulamium Park, see the Hypocaust and remains of the Roman wall, while across the road you can visit the Roman Theatre.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1.

St. Michaels Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
Tel: 01727 751810
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www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/verulamium/

Ventnor Botanic Garden

The Garden boasts an impressive collection of over 30,000 rare and subtropical plants and trees. Spread across 22 acres of gardens the plantings are based on a geographical regions of the world. Located in the unique microclimate of the Ventnor Undercliff, which is an average 5 degrees warmer than mainland UK, makes it Britain's hottest garden!

Ventnor Botanic Garden 1

Discount: 2 adults tickets for the price of 1.

Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL
Tel: 01983 855397
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www.botanic.co.uk

Harvington Hall 5Harvington Hall

This moated medieval and Elizabethan manor house is owned by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It has the best-surviving series of secret priests’ hiding places in the country, and rare Elizabethan wall paintings. Facilities include a gift shop, Moatside Tea Room and charming walled gardens.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1.

Harvington, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4LR
Tel: 01562 777846
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www.harvingtonhall.com

Wildwood5 DormouseWildwood

Welcome to Wildwood, where you can come nose-to-nose with British Wildlife past and present. We have over 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland. See wolves, bears, bison, deer, wild boar, lynx, badgers, otters and more! Their sister site in Devon, Wildwood Escot, is also part of the 2017 Guide.

Discount: Save £2.50 per day ticket for up to four people per membership card.

Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
Tel: 01227 712111
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www.wildwoodtrust.org

Elsham Hall Gardens 1Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park

Privately owned gardens and country park with beautiful lakeside garden, secret garden, contemporary walled garden with animals and birds, and adventure playground. The perfect place for a family day out. Lambing days in the Spring and special events on Bank Holiday weekends. Traditional afternoon teas available from the Secret Garden tea rooms.

Discount: 2 Adult tickets for the price of 1.

Elsham, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 0QZ
Tel: 01652 688698
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www.elshamhall.co.uk

Capel Manor Gardens 1Capel Manor Gardens

Capel Manor Gardens has more than sixty beautiful gardens and landscapes to explore across 34 acres. It’s a colourful and scented oasis surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian Stables. Our growing animal collection and special events throughout the season make Capel Manor an enchanting day out for all ages.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1.

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, London, EN1 4RQ
Tel: 08456 122 122
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www.capelmanorgardens.co.uk

Freud Museum 2 CouchFreud Museum London

Visit London’s most intriguing historic house museum. The Freud Museum was the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, who came here after fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna. See Freud’s study, his iconic psychoanalytic couch and his remarkable collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Oriental antiquities.

Discount: Half price admission on full adult fee.

20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, NW3 5SX
Tel: 020 74352002
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www.freud.org.uk

Wells and Walsingham 1The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

4 mile steam train journey through glorious North Norfolk countryside from Wells to Walsingham. Running for over 30 years, this charming 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway is a fun time for all the family.

Discount: Half price admission. Only applies to normal services.

Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, NR23 1QB
Tel: 01328 711630
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www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk

Bamburgh Castle

An iconic coastal castle with spectacular views. Fourteen rooms house a magnificent collection of china, porcelain, artwork and armour. The Armstrong and Aviation Artefacts Museum gives you a glimpse into the genius and legacy that Lord Armstrong left.

Bamburgh Castle 2

Discount: 20% discount on admissions.

Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF
Tel: 01668 214208
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www.bamburghcastle.com

Glastonbury abbey 4Glastonbury Abbey

A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, the Abbey is known as England's cradle of Christianity and is the resting place for the legendary King Arthur. Set in 36 acres of beautiful parkland with an outdoor summer cafe, shop, living history guides & regular events.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1.

Abbey Gatehouse, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL
Tel: 01458 832267
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www.glastonburyabbey.com

Chillington Hall 1Chillington Hall

Chillington Hall has been the family home of the Giffards for over 800 years. The present house is a product of two differing Georgian styles by architects Francis Smith and Sir John Soane. The Grounds surrounding the Hall, including The Pool, were landscaped by Capability Brown.

Discount: Half price admission.

Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV8 1RE
Tel: 01902 850236
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www.chillingtonhall.co.uk

Somerleyton Hall Gardens 1Somerleyton Hall Gardens

World famous yew maze, children's trail and willow play area. Restored formal gardens, fountain and Victorian aviary. Kitchen Garden cafe serving lunch, tea and homemade cakes. Local produce and plants for sale.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1.

Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ
Tel: 0871 2224244
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www.somerleyton.co.uk

Fishbourne Roman Palace Sussex PastFishbourne Roman Palace

Explore part of the extensive remains of a Roman site built around AD75. The museum displays include artefacts discovered during the excavations and fine in-situ mosaics. An audio-visual production explains the site's history. Stroll around the recreated Roman-style gardens and tour behind the scenes in the Collections Discovery Centre. 1 of 6 properties managed by The Sussex Archaeological Society featured in the 2017 guide.

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1 on standard admission prices.

Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 3QR
Tel: 01243 785859
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www.sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover

Weald and Downland 10Weald & Downland Living Museum

Located in Singleton near Chichester, the Museum’s 40-acre site houses a collection of 50 historic buildings rescued from locations across Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. Set in the South Downs National Park, learn about the people who lived and worked in these rural buildings over a 950-year period.

Discount: 2 adults tickets for the price of 1.

Singleton, Chichester, Sussex, PO18 0EU
Tel: 01243 811363
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www.wealddown.co.uk

Anne Hathaways Cottage 1 Amy MurrellAnne Hathaway's Cottage

Relive Shakespeare’s Tudor love story where he courted his bride-to-be. Explore this 500-year old cottage and some of its original family furniture, including the Hathaway four-poster bed and the courting settle. Nine acres of beautiful cottage gardens and heritage orchards, woodland walks and sculpture trail.

Discount: 30% discount on a Town, Cottage and Farm Pass only which also includes entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Hall's Croft, Shakespeare's New Place & Mary Arden's Farm.

Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9HH
Tel: 01789 338532
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www.shakespeare.org.uk

Larmer Tree

Set in the outstanding landscape of the Cranborne Chase, on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, these beautifully laid out gardens were created by General Pitt Rivers in 1880. Recognised by English Heritage as a Garden of National Importance, they were the 1st privately owned gardens to be opened for public enjoyment. Now home to peacocks & free-flying Macaws.

Larmer Tree 1 Temple

Discount: 2 adult tickets for the price of 1.

Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PT
Tel: 01725 516971
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www.larmertree.co.uk

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