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Good places to visit in the UK to learn about Tudors?

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lovecheese Tue 23-Aug-11 09:05:51

Hampton Court Palace is the obvious one, but does anyone know of any good museums or other stately homes that would be worthwhile? We are Cheshire/Derbyshire area but could travel.


ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Tue 23-Aug-11 09:07:54

LIZS Tue 23-Aug-11 09:08:56

Hardwick Hall ?

IndigoBell Tue 23-Aug-11 09:09:59

Hampton Court Palace is really excellent.

If you're coming all the way down to London for it, you should also see the Tower of London.

Then of course Stratford Upon Avon has loads of stuff.......

Majorca Tue 23-Aug-11 09:12:59

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lovecheese Tue 23-Aug-11 09:13:16

Thanks for the prompt replies! smile Had forgotten about hardwick Hall, and NT members, so worth a look. Have done the Tower of London, fab.

Indigo, don't suppose you know of any cheapish hotels near Hampton Court Palace do you? Would have to stay over.

letsblowthistacostand Tue 23-Aug-11 09:15:08

There's a travelodge in Kingston and you can get a boat down the river to Hampton Court.

kazkiss Tue 23-Aug-11 09:18:02

Eltham palace is good

Majorca Tue 23-Aug-11 09:18:07

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lovecheese Tue 23-Aug-11 09:18:13

Fancying the idea of a boat down the river to the Palace!

mrz Tue 23-Aug-11 09:19:58

Little Moreton Hall
Hardwick Old Hall

LIZS Tue 23-Aug-11 09:23:34

Some Tudor themed days out. Ideally you'd want to see a dissolved Abbey too !

Majorca Tue 23-Aug-11 09:41:02

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LIZS Tue 23-Aug-11 09:42:49

Little Morton hall, Rufford Old Hall and Tatton Park too

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Tue 23-Aug-11 09:44:16

The Cutty Sark isn't Tudor, and it burned to the keel a few years ago.
So I'd leave Greenwich out.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 23-Aug-11 09:46:11

They do Tudor themed days here

This is also in the same village

LIZS Tue 23-Aug-11 09:47:16

Recreation of the Globe on the Southbank and you can visit excavations of another Elizabethan theatre nearby.

mrz Tue 23-Aug-11 09:47:35

Gawsworth Hall

Majorca Tue 23-Aug-11 09:48:24

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BoattoBolivia Tue 23-Aug-11 09:49:49

Can recommend both little Moreton Hall and Rufford old hall in your area. both popular school visits. The Shambles area in York gives kids a good idea of what a tudor town might look like.

mrz Tue 23-Aug-11 09:52:39

Combermere Abbey

mrz Tue 23-Aug-11 09:54:51

Gawsworth and Combermere are also in Cheshire

I would suggest Ludlow for an example of a Tudor town and it's connection to Mary Tudor

smugmumofboys Tue 23-Aug-11 10:00:41

We are in Cheshire too. DS1 went to Bramall Hall in Bramhall for a Tudor day in Year 4.

concretefeet Tue 23-Aug-11 12:25:35

Burghley house in Stamford ( Lincs) was built by William Cecil. The garden of surprises here are great too (take swimming costume/waterproofs and wellies depending on the weather).
If you want to learn about the start of the tudor period
Bosworth battlefield ( Leicestershire) is a good visit also with several interactive exhibits.We had a great day out here, as it is also attached to a country park.

Geoffp Tue 23-Aug-11 12:45:20

Very recently restored throughout, it's fantastic; Tudor House and Garden in Southampton...

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