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Explore the LGBTQ Heritage of Famous Historic Sites

Our partners at English Heritage Trust have researched the hidden LGBTQ stories at some of England's world famous historic sites.

  • Collonaded main entrance to Eltham Palace

    Eltham Palace

    Seely and Paget ran one of the most noteworthy architectural firms of the inter-war years, completing their masterpiece, Eltham Palace, in 1936.

  • Chiswick House, View of the West Elevation

    Chiswick House

    One of the most charismatic figures in Georgian society was Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, renowned for her style and her involvement in politics.

  • The Queen Mother's Garden, Walmer Castle.

    Walmer Castle

    William Lygon, 7th Earl of Beauchamp and resident of Walmer Castle during the 1920s and 30s, held lavish homosexual parties at Walmer.

  • View of Farleigh Hungerford Castle today

    Farleigh Hungerford Castle

    The owner of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, and a squire to the King, became the first man ever to be executed under the Buggery Act.

  • Hadrian’s Wall, snowfall on the wall

    Hadrian's Wall

    Roman Emperor Hadrian's relationship with his lover Antinous has been the subject of fascination and speculation for centuries.

  • Kewood House south front from the south west

    Kenwood House

    Designed by the famous architect Robert Adam and home to an important collection of paintings, Kenwood House also has a connection to LGBTQ history.