Places To Visit
HAMPTON COURT PALACE
30-40 minutes by train from Waterloo Station, London
Although officially a royal residence in the Tudor period, the Tower was used primarily as a prison. Traitors were usually kept here. Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth's mother, was executed on Tower Green in 1536, and Elizabeth herself was kept a prisoner within the Bell Tower for several weeks during the troubled reign of her sister. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, was also imprisoned here at the same time for involvement in his father's scheme to make Lady Jane Grey queen.
Website: Tower of London
The gates to the house are opposite the Railway Station.
Windsor Castle has been a royal residence for a thousand years. This was one of Elizabeth's principal residences and she made additions to the castle in the 1580's (additions pictured)
Website: Windsor Castle
This magnificent abbey was where Elizabeth I was crowned in the cold January of 1559 and where she was buried in 1603.
Mary, Queen of Scots, is also buried here, as is Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty.
Website: Westminster Abbey