Blenheim Palace is the UK’s most ‘Instagrammable’ stately home to visit this summer, according to research.
The Oxfordshire-based Georgian home has over 163k hashtagged posts on the social media platform, securing its place in top spot.
Chatsworth House in Derbyshire follows in second place and Castle Howard in North Yorkshire trails in third.
Interiors specialists at Stelrad analysed the Instagram popularity of Britain’s top 25 stately homes to find their results.
Stately homes carry centuries worth of history and have hosted for kings, queens, prime ministers, actors and poets.
Now that lockdown restrictions are a thing of the past, many Brits will be eager to explore new places this summer.
Let’s take a look at the top three in more detail:
Blenheim Palace, built in 1722, has over 300 years of history secreted safely away within its walls.
Open to the public for daytime visits, the palace offers a range of activities perfect for a family day out, including a bushcraft experience, garden photographer exhibition, Olympian front crawl workshop and an outdoor cinema.
Tickets are required in advance.
Chatsworth is located in Derbyshire and is the second most popular Stately home with over 112k posts.
This house offers a cinema under the stars experience, a 105-acre garden where picnics, camping and afternoon tea is welcomed!
The Tudor house also offers a real-life stories exhibition for a chance to learn more about the historic past of the house.
Another stately home popular on the list is Highclere Castle; built in 1679 and used during the first world war was as a hospital for wounded soldiers.
The Jacobethan house is also where the hit TV series ‘Downton Abbey’ is currently filmed.
Chris Harvey, Head of Marketing, at Stelrad said: ‘‘It is great to see that Brits can finally continue exploring British history at these stunning stately homes. Stately homes are a fantastic example of how we can celebrate architectural greatness and British heritage whilst enjoying a family day out.’’
A list of the UK’s top 10 stately homes can be found here:
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