The carefully-chosen, antique furniture is good but unpretentious – as befits the style of the buildings and their use as holiday homes – and many of the curtain fabrics are specially designed and printed by Lady Smith. Often, Landmarks are unsuitable for year-round homes. At Culloden Tower in Yorkshire the main bedroom, with its spectacular Georgian plasterwork, is sixty steps up from the sitting room, and at Swarkestone, in Derbyshire, access to the bathroom is gained across the roof. In its jubilee year, The Landmark Trust will open a number of new buildings – The East Banqueting House at Chipping Campden, built in about 1613 by Sir Baptist Hicks near his magnificent church; Porthmeor, a farming ham-I let near St. Ives; and Kingswear Castle, com- pleted in 1502 with the most up-to-date defences, outstandingly sited opposite Dartmouth Castle. A Jacobean conceit, a farmstead and a Tudor fortification … The Landmark Trust gives us all a chance to live, however briefly, in the buildings I of our predecessors, and to understand a little about the outlook on life which created them.