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George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked: Enjoy days out at these fascinating UK locations

Many of the plants are authentic to the period and style of the garden.

There’s a dedicated picnic area over the bridge at the gardens so guests can enjoy a picnic at the beautiful spot.

The garden at Westbury Court Garden is open with a one-way route.

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle in Somerset is home to 1,000 years of history.

The Luttrell family moved into the property in 1376, changing a medieval stronghold into a comfortable family home.

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They moved out in 1976 when the castle was taken over by the National Trust.

The Medieval stables are one of the earliest-surviving stable blocks cared for by the National Trust.

Dunster Castle also boasts a working watermill dating back to 1779.

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The castle, gardens, pop-up café, shop, parkland, car park and toilets are open.

Washington Old Hall

Washington Old Hall in Tyne and Wear is a manor house associated with the family of George Washington, the first president of the USA.

The ground floor of the house presents a home in the 17th century when Washington was in the hands of the James family.

On the first floor, you will find No. 5 The Old Hall, a recreation of the home of the Bone family.

However, do note the hall is currently closed.

Croome Park

Croome Court in south Worcestershire is a mid-18th-century Neo-Palladian mansion surrounded by extensive landscaped parkland.

The house is the former home of the 6th Earl of Coventry.

The park is one of landscape architect Capability Brown’s first creations.

Expect plenty of lovely views and extensive walks.

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The parkland, tearoom and shop are currently open at Croome.

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