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The Tudor Travel Guide

Your Visitor's Companion to the Aristocratic Houses of the Sixteenth Century

Bolton Castle

Cover image: Bolton Castle in Wensleydale, by kind permission of Anita Watson.   In the last post, we followed in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, witnessing her daring flight from Borthwick Castle, Scotland, to England in 1567. Today, we time-travel to visit Mary at Bolton Castle, now the captive kinswoman of her ‘cousin’ …

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As a lover of Tudor history, there is nothing more thrilling than finding an intact period building with strong ties to the Tudor era, particularly if the story contained within its walls is one of treachery and an almost theatrical level of drama. And yet, Borthwick Castle, situated in the Scottish Borders, just 12-13 miles …

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Essential Guide to Saving Time and Money on your Tudor Vacation

This time of year is a great time to be planning ahead for next year’s Tudor road trips. Particularly, if you are coming from overseas, you will really be wanting to get clear on all the little details that can make or break your big holiday; how are we actually going to get from A …

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Do you simply love William Shakespeare? Are you crazy for The Bard? If so, England represents the pinnacle of Shakespeare country. It is the place you want to see when you hope to walk in the footsteps of the world’s greatest playwright. Once you finally make that trip over to the holy land of bard lovers, …

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Baddesley Clinton

    There is something singularly beautiful about a medieval, moated manor house; I have some favourites dotted around the country, which perhaps, one day, we might compare notes on? Igtham Mote in Kent, Markenfield Hall in North Yorkshire and Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk are in my top five. Another one to add to the …

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