Powis Castle and Garden
Baroque terraces beneath a medieval castle, billowing borders and yew topiary that alone makes a visit worthwhile. How come Capability Brown never got his hands on this one? Well, luckily the steep terrain means it didn't have what he would called 'capability'.
Where Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF (01938 551944; www.nationaltrust.org.uk)