Tudor connections at our places

The Wars of the Roses and the rise of a dynasty, Henry VIII’s six wives, the birth of the Church of England, problematic successions, the first queen to rule England in her own right, the Spanish Armada and the golden age of Elizabeth I – the Tudor era never fails to capture the imagination.

A group of cyclists outside the Tower on the Blickling Estate

Tudor links in the East of England 

Can you spot signs of the Tudor times at Blickling Estate and Oxburgh Hall? Keep your eyes peeled for the ghost of Anne Boleyn.

The house at Ightham Mote is reflected in the moat from the south west, showing the stone tower and mock Tudor facade on the south face.

Tudor links in London and the South East 

Step back in time at Ightham Mote, Knole, Sissinghurst, The Vyne and Sutton House, and discover their Tudor tales.

View of Baddesley from the moat on a sunny day

Tudor links in the Midlands 

From a celebrity at Hardwick Hall, to Canons Ashby's destruction during the dissolution of the monasteries, our places in the Midlands have some stories to tell about the Tudor times.

Children playing outside at Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Merseyside

Tudor links in the North West 

It's thought that a famous playwright once performed at Rufford Old Hall in Lancashire. Can you guess who?

View of King Charles Room at Cotehele, Cornwall, showing bed and tapestries

Tudor links in the South West 

Buckland Abbey in Devon was once home to the most famous mariner of the Tudor period. Explore this and other Tudor links in the South West.

Boy turning a spit in the kitchen at Tudor Merchant's House, Pembrokeshire

Tudor links in Wales 

Two of the places we look after in Wales - Tudor Merchant's House and Ty Mawr Wybrnant - were an important part of Tudor life.

Lindisfarne Castle off the Northumberland Coast

Tudor links in Yorkshire and the North East 

Lindisfarne Castle, Nunnington Hall and Fountains Abbey played important roles in the Tudor era.