Queen Elizabeth Slept Here!
While on progress, Queen Elizabeth I would stay in the mansions and castles of her aristocratic lords and ladies, townhouses, or even inns! Below are some of the places the Queen is said to have stayed. Sadly, not all the houses survive.
Burghley House, Lincolnshire
Bruce Castle (Tottenham, London). The Queen stayed here in 1578.
Burghley House (Stamford, Lincolnshire). This was the home of Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley.
Charlecote Park (Wellesbourne, Warwickshire).
Chenies Manor House (Chenies, Buckinghamshire). The Queen stayed here for a month in 1570.
Chillington Hall (Wolverhampton, Staffordshire). The Queen stayed here for one night on 11 August 1575.
Compton Wynyates (Warwick, Warwickshire). The Queen stayed here in 1572.
Eldridge Place (Tunbridge Wells, Sussex). The Queen stayed here for six days in the August of 1573.
Euston Hall (Euston, Suffolk). The Queen stayed here on her way to Norwich in 1578.
Fawsley Hall (Daventry, Northamptonshire). The Queen stayed here in 1575, entertained by Richard Knightley
Gosfield Hall (Gosfield, Essex). The Queen is believed to have stayed here twice.
Hedingham Castle (Halstead, Essex). The Queen stayed here in 1561.
Hengrave Hall, Suffolk
Hengrave Hall (Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk). The Queen stayed here in the August of 1578 and a chamber is named in her honour.
Hinchingbrooke House (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire). The Queen stayed here in 1564.
Horham Hall (Thaxted, Essex). The Queen stayed here in 1571 and again in 1578.
Ingatestone Hall (Ingatestone, Essex). The Queen stayed here for several nights in 1561.
Longleat (Warminster, Wiltshire). The Queen stayed here in 1574.
Loseley Park (Guildford, Surrey). Sir William More built the house in 1562 just to entertain the Queen!