Ardverikie House in Scotland, built in the Scottish baronial style in 1870, is one of the finest private houses in the Scottish highlands. Sitting on a promontory overlooking King Fergus's Island with its ancient ruins, a three mile private drive winds past the largest inland beach in the country and round the loch.
Temple of the Four Winds, Castle Howard Castle Howard, the home of the Howard family for over 300 years, may be best known as the filming location for the series Brideshead Revisited. This is a small “temple” at the far end of the extensive grounds.
Le Chateau de Chambord (also seen in main image) was built in 1547, and has remained the the finest samples of the Renaissance architecture in France. As the former retreat of some of the most powerful French Kings – including Louis XIV – it’s filled with legends of royalty at every turn.