Welcome to Invitation to View

Invitation to View offers visits to privately owned houses and other places of interest, many of which rarely open to the public. The scheme is unique in that individuals can buy tickets to visit a place of their choice on the dates in our calendar without being part of a group. Many properties do not open for anyone else and, normally, the owner takes charge of the tour. Those properties that do open to the general public make sure that Invitation to View visitors get something extra. Our visitors really do get to see behind closed doors. See a full gallery of the properties at the bottom of the page.


  • A chance to go inside historic halls and magnificent manors… Invitation to View offers a rare glimpse inside houses and gardens seldom seen by the public.

    Eastern Daily Press
  • Each house, each group, each visit is as individual as its owner and as unpredictable as the weather…

    Kate Worsley, Country Living
  • So often, grandiose castles and cathedrals fade from the memory… By contrast, though, our Invitation to View houses have been unforgettable.

    Christopher Middleton, Daily Telegraph
  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank the property owners for such wonderful visits. The owners have been very helpful and informative and the food supplied was above anything we were expecting.

    Lodge Coaches