George Clarke explores some of the UK's most impressive historic homes, as he delves into their hidden recesses and takes in their stunning surroundings
George is in Dorset at the UK's most exquisite example of Italianate architecture - Kingston Lacy. He also uncovers a tale of shame and scandal at the Cotswold landmark, Hidcote Manor Garden.
Kingston Lacy: George visits the UK's most exquisite example of Italianate architecture - Kingston Lacy
Dunster Castle: George visits the majestic 1000-year-old Dunster Castle in Somerset
Cragside: George visits one of the most modern Victorian houses in existence - Cragside
Standen: George visits a magnificent, meticulously-crafted country retreat - Standen, West Sussex
Killerton: George visits a quirky bear hut on the 6400-acre Killerton estate in Devon
Ham House: George explores one of the grandest 17th-century powerhouses - the decadent Ham House