Places To Visit
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.