Lucinda Lambton embarks on a tour of some of her favourite buildings by visiting Claydon House, the 18th-century home to a singing staircase, a fantasy Chinese tea room, the severed hand of Charles I's standard bearer, and Florence Nightingale
Lucinda continues her tour of favourite buildings by visiting the extraordinary Tower House, designed, built and lived in by the Victorian medievalist William Burges. A 13th-century castle reborn, William Morris described it as more of a poem than a house.
Lucinda continues her tour of favourite buildings by visiting Chillingham, one of Britain's oldest inhabited castles.
Lucinda continues her tour of favourite buildings. This week she visits Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute, a castle built by the richest man in Victorian Britain.
Lucinda continues her tour of favourite buildings. This week she visits Hatchlands in Surrey, home to over 30 pianos, and Robert Adam's first interior.
Lucinda concludes her tour of favourite buildings with her favourite of all - the 19th-century rectory in Buckinghamshire in which she lives.