Buckland Hall sits adjacent to the small, sleepy village of Buckland, near the Worcestershire/ Gloucestershire border. On the edge of the Cotswolds, Buckland Manor is your chance to stay in a late Tudor building in luxury.
In this episode, I head to the county of Suffolk to visit Otley Hall. A house of enormous historical significance, the part-timber, part-brick building is a traditional Tudor design and retains many original features.
I’m joined by Louisa Flavell, who moved to Otley Hall in 2020 and is committed to bringing this stunning Tudor building back to its former glory.
The header image is a watercolour painting which shows detail of one of the Cowdray murals, recording the sinking of…
Northleach was the second documented stop on the 1502 progress of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York after leaving the Old Manor at Woodstock ….There were six, or perhaps, seven stages that broke up the journey from Woodstock in Oxfordshire to their destination, Raglan Castle in South-East Wales. This suggests a rhythm of one day of travelling followed by one day of rest. This makes sense when Elizabeth’s pregnancy and recent illness.
But why did the King choose to rest in Northleach – the answer to that question is explored in this post
Suffolk is one of my favourote counties for exploring Tudor buildings and their stories and yet, curiously, I often find it overlooked by overseas travellers. I consider it one of my missions to put Tudor Suffolk well and truly on any tudor time traveller’s map . From one of the most stunning collections of Tudor tombs outside Westminster Abbey to the world’s largest and most authentic Tudor reenactment festival, Suffolk is a glorious place to explore. So, let me show you an action-packed itinerary for a three-day stay in the area. Let’s go!