10 best budget-friendly National Trust and English Heritage sites

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Discover the best of Britain with these memorable trips and cheap days out right on your doorstep.

1. Waddesdon Manor

This spectacular manor house was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to showcase treasures and entertain guests. It’s filled with breathtaking French furniture and has one of the best Victorian gardens in Britain. For more information visit Waddesdon Manor

2. Wakehurst

Well-known for its brilliant conservation, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It has conserved seeds from 10% of the world's plant species and features a gorgeous Elizabethan house. For more information visit Wakehurst

3. Sudbury Hall

Two awesome experiences in one day: first visit the grand 17th-century country home of the Lord Vernon, then check out the Museum of Childhood, which you definitely don't need to be a kid to enjoy. There are eight galleries celebrating childhood, including a Victorian school room. For more information visit Sudbury Hall

4. Culzean Castle

A magnificent 18th-century Scottish castle filled with historic treasures, set on a dramatic clifftop within grounds so lush they became Scotland's first country park in 1969. You could explore this place for hours – look out for the charming Victorian walled garden. For more information visit Culzean Castle

5. Powis Castle

This impressive place started as the fortress of Welsh princes before being transformed into a richly decorated Baroque castle. Families will have loads of fun wandering the gardens, which have remained intact since the 1680s.For more information visit Powis Castle

6. Cragside

The first house in the world to be lit with hydro-electricity, thanks to genius Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong. Find working gadgets inside the house, before exploring the massive rock garden and delightful forest labyrinth outside. For more information visit Cragside

7. Mount Stewart

Experience the Italian Mediterranean in Northern Ireland at Mount Stewart. As well as appreciating neo-classical design in the house with its large art collection, have fun with the kids spotting the red squirrels that scurry around the gardens and lake. For more information visit Mount Stewart

8. Dover Castle

Find this awesome castle above the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, with exhibitions to enjoy, winding tunnels to explore and lots of space for children to run around outside. For more information visit Dover Castle

9. Scarborough Castle

Panoramic views of the Yorkshire coast, a 3000 year history featuring Romans and Vikings, plus delicious tea in the Master Gunner's House... just a few of the reasons to visit the spellbinding Scarborough Castle in Yorkshire. For more information visit Scarborough Castle

10. Osborne House

This royal seaside palace was home to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children. Enter their lives while touring the rooms and walking around the extensive grounds, and be sure to visit Victoria's private beach too. For more information visit Osborne House

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