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A Long Weekend Away in Tudor Derbyshire & South Yorkshire
In this guide, we travel to Derbyshire and just over the county border into South Yorkshire to visit Sheffield as we go on the trail of one of the most powerful families of the Tudor age: The Shrewsburys.
The Earls of Shrewsbury were at the heart of Tudor intrigue throughout the sixteenth century, and in this long weekend itinerary, we explore two Shrewsbury properties, Hardwick Hall and Sheffield Manor Lodge. We will admire three magnificent tombs; those of the 4th and 6th Earls and the latter’s indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick, before we round off our trip by a visit to Haddon Hall, a glorious medieval and Tudor time capsule in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.
So, let’s get going!