22 Fairy Tale Castles You Can Actually Visit This romantic century estate is the ancestral home to the Earl of Sutherland. Perched on a hill near the village of Golspie, the castle boasts a fascinating history and evolution and exquisite gardens.
Cliveden, Taplow, Bucks. Grade I listed Italianate mansion & estate, built in 1851 by the architect Charles Barry for George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland. Home to an Earl, 3 Countesses, 2 Dukes, a Prince of Wales & the Viscounts Astor. As home of Nancy Astor in the 1920's & 30's, it was the meeting place of the Cliveden set, a group of political intellectuals. During the 1960's, the setting for key events of the notorious Profumo Affair. Today owned by the National Trust.
The last Trentham Hall, Staffs., was built in the 1830's to be the principal residence of the Most Noble George Granville Leveson Gower, Duke of Sutherland, Marquess of Stafford, Earl Gower, Viscount Trentham, & Hereditary Sheriff of Sutherland. Considerably altered + improved by the 1st Marquess, from designs by Henry Holland, with work from Sir Charles Barry. One of many to be demolished in the 20th century, when in 1913 its owner, the 4th Duke of Sutherland, razed it to the ground.