Quarrendon Leas

Quarrendon Leas

Buckinghamshire
Quarrenden Leas might not look like much now, but in 400 or so years ago, it was a village, with a moated manor house, a church, and an impressive owner, Sir Henry Lee, a member of Queen Elizabeth I's court. (more…)
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Temple Church

Bristol
Temple Church in Bristol is now a ruin, but its origins date back to medieval England, the Crusades, and the Knights Templar. (more…)
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Grey’s Court

Grey’s Court

Oxfordshire
Grey's Court near Henley-on-Thames is a Tudor house built by Francis Knollys. He knocked down most of the medieval home that was there before, but you can still see a 14th century tower and wall, as well as explore the house and gardens. (more…)
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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey

Bedfordshire
Originally a medieval monastery, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford since the 1620s. There have been a few interesting characters that have lived here, including the 'Flying Duchess' and the executed Lord William Russell. (more…)
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Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle

Norfolk
Castle Rising Castle near Kings Lynn was built in the 12th century by William d'Albini II. Perhaps it's most famous resident was Queen Isabella of France, who lived here after her alleged involvement in the murder of her husband, King Edward II in the 14th century. (more…)
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Runnymede Magna Carta Memorial

Runnymede Magna Carta Memorial

Surrey
The Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede, near Windsor, celebrates the place that this famous document was sealed by King John in 1215. A great place for contemplation and gratitude for our freedoms. There are also other memorials and art installations here, to deepen your experience at Runnymede. (more…)
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Stokesay Castle

Shropshire
Stokesay Castle in Shropshire is a fortified medieval manor house, built in the late 1200s by Laurence of Ludlow, a wealthy wool merchant. It has changed very little since that time, with the exception of a few 17th century adaptations made by William Craven, who built the gatehouse. (more…)
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Burton Agnes Hall & Manor House

East Riding of Yorkshire
Burton Agnes Hall near Driffield is an Elizabethan home built by Sir Henry Griffith. It has been in the same family for over 400 years! The earlier Norman Manor House, also on site (but looked after by English Heritage), was built in the 12th century by Roger de Stuteville. (more…)
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Piel Castle

Cumbria
Piel Castle is the ruins of a medieval fortress on Piel Island, which is situated in the mouth of the harbour at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. (more…)
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Mountfitchet Castle

Mountfitchet Castle

Essex
This modern reconstruction of a Norman motte-and-bailey wooden castle is built on the original site of such a structure that was built in 1066 by Robert Gernon. The reconstruction has been completed using authentic techniques, and consists of community buildings, weaponary, and workshops. (more…)
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