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ANNE OF CLEVES HOUSE (Lewes) - Reputedly belonged to Anne of Cleves

ARUNDEL CASTLE (Arundel) - Almost a 1000 years old. It has long been the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk.

FIRLE PALACE (Nr Lewes) - Homeof the Gage family for over 500 years.

GLYNDE PLACE (Lewes) - Dates from the 12th century and has fine examples of Elizabethan architecture.

GREAT DIXTER HOUSE (nr Rye) - One of the largest surving timber-framed medieval houses.

LEWES CASTLE (Lewes) - Norman castle.

THE PRIEST HOUSE (West Hoathly) - Originally a 15th century timber-framed house, but was modernised in the Tudor period and subsequent centuries.

MICHELHAM PRIORY (Hailsham) - Tudor mansion that was once an Augustinian Priory.

PARHAM HOUSE (Nr Pulborough) - A beautiful Elizabethan mansion with a nearby medieval church. Visited by Elizabeth I in the 1590's.

PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS (Ticehurst) - Tudor house within a park.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW AT WAKEHURST PLACE (Ardingly, Nr Haywards) - Beautiful gardens set around a splendind Elizabethan mansion.

ST MARY'S HOUSE AND GARDENS (Bamber) - A house founded in 1470 by the Bishop of Winchester.

THE WEALD & DOWNLAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM (Nr Chichester) - Museum of the history of architecture and involved in the preservation of historic buildings.


ARBURY HALL (Nuneaton) - A late Elizabethan house that was Gothicised in the 18th century.

CHARLECOTE PARK (Warwick) - It has been the home of the Lucy family since 1247.

COUGHTON COURT (Alcester) - It has been the home of the Throckmorton family since the 15th century.

LORD LEYCESTER HOSPITAL (Warwick ) - A hospital founded by Robert Dudley in 1571.

WARWICK CASTLE (Warwick) - Is said to be the finest medieval castle in England.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - Many houses relating to the Tudor period and the life of Shakespeare.


BLAKESLEY HALL (Yardley, Birmingham) - A timber framed house. It was built in 1590 by Richard Smallbroke.


LONGLEAT(Warminster) - It was built by Sir John Thynne in 1580 and has remained in the family since.

SALISBURY CATHEDRAL - One of the most celebrated cathedrals in England.

WILTON HOUSE (Wilton) - It was once a monastery but became a private residence in the Tudor period. Visited by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.


BOLTON ABBEY (Skipton) - It was once an Augustinian Priory and dates from the 12th century.

BOLTON CASTLE (Leyburn) - Dates from the late 14th century. Mary, Queen of Scots was once a prisoner here for six months. Featured in the movie "Elizabeth" (1998).

BROUGHTON HALL (Skipton) - It was bult in 1597 and has been a home to the same family since.

BURTON AGNES HALL (Diffield) - Built in the late Elizbethan period and has been a home to the same family since.

MARKENFIELD HALL (Ripon) - A manor house that dates from the 14th century.

NEWBURGH PRIORY (Coxwold) - Dates back to the 12th century and altered in the 16th and 18th centuries. It has been a home to the same family since 1538.

OAKWELL HALL (Birstall, Nr Batley) - Elizabethan house built in 1583. Used as a setting by Charlotte Bronte in her novel "Fieldhead".

RIEVAULX ABBEY (Helmsley) - Remains of the first Cistercian monastery in Northern England.

RIPLEY CASTLE (Harrowgate) - It has been a home to the Ingilby family for 700 years.

SHIBDEN HALL (Halifax) - Dates back to the 14th century.

SCARBOROUGH CASTLE - Dates back to the 12th century.

SKIPTON CASTLE - Dates back to the 11th century.

WHITBY ABBEY (Whitby) - Remains of a Benedictine church. Was once the burial site of kings.

TEMPLE NEWSHAM HOUSE (Leeds) - The birth place of Henry, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots and father of James I.

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