Wollaton Hall has been named in the top three historic houses to visit in Britain.

A recent survey by LandLove magazine has voted Wollaton Hall, Gardens and Deer Park as one of its top three tourist destinations in Britain. The hall is run by the city council and is free to enter.

The hall, which attracts up to 290,000 people through its gate, came in front of Holkham Hall and Estate in North Norfolk and just behind the winner – Powys Castle and Garden in Mid Wales.

The hall, which is a Grade I listed building, is set in 500 acres of parkland, and was used as the setting for Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.

Originally built between 1580 and 1588 by Sir Francis Willoughby for his family, the hall now houses the city’s Natural History Museum collection.

LandLove readers have been voting since October to secure their countryside champions.

Manager of Wollaton House, Graham Roberts has welcomed the accolade.

Graham Roberts, manager

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A table showing the number of visitors to all free attractions in the East Midlands

Wollaton Hall and Gardens is ranked 4th in the East Midlands for the 20 most visited free attractions in the East Midlands. Although it is free to enter there is a small charge for parking.

To find out of events that are going on at Wollaton Hall see the what’s on guide here.

A short video of the house and grounds of Wollaton Hall.