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Country house visiting is one of Britain's favorite leisure activities. For more than five centuries, historic buildings have opened their doors, inviting the tourist to step inside. Elizabethans strolled around palaces, royal and private, like Hampton Court and Hardwick Hall, while Georgians appreciated the classical refinement of properties like Kedleston Hall and Osterley Park, admiring the treasures brought back from the Grand Tour. With the help of sumptuous illustrations, Adrian Tinniswood takes the reader on a grand ...

The Polite Tourist 1998, National Trust, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780707802244