For a special time in Britain, visit some the country’s most important heritage sites. At the heart of London in Hyde Park sits Apsley House. Once known as Number 1 London, this grand Georgian house was home to the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants. A short train journey from London is the picturesque county of Sussex with its areas of outsatnding natural beauty and heaps of fun for the family. One of the best places to see is Battle Abbey, which was the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings and is a enjoyable way to discover more about that famous date. East of London is the county of Essex where you can find one of England's finest country houses, Audley End House and Gardens. Tour the decadent mansion and explore its serene gardens that were designed by Capability Brown and burst with colourful flora.