A palace so well-hidden, that not even all the locals are aware of it. Situated in Greenwich, the remains of this Tudor palace now house an impressive collection of art and antiques (photo via Barbara Lowe on Pinterest)
The Shambles, arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of the Exchequer of William the Conqueror in 1086. Many of the buildings on the street today date back to the late fourteenth and fifteenth century (around 1350-1475).In some sections of the Shambles it is possible to touch both sides of the street with your arms outstretched.
Stokesay Castle ~ is a fortified manor house, built in the late 13th century. Lawrence of Ludlow, a wealthy local wool-merchant, bought the property in 1281 & raised one of the first fortified manor houses in England, 'builded like a castle' for effect but lit by large domestic-style windows. Stokesay's magnificent open hearthed great hall displays a fine timber roof, shuttered gable windows and a precipitous staircase, its treads cut from whole tree-trunks.
Penshurst Place... During Tudor times the house was visited by Henry VIII in 1519, then held by Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. The duke was executed two years later for treason and the house came into the possesion of the crown. In 1552 Edward VI gave the property to Sir William Sidney, which then passed to his son Sir Henry Sidney in 1554. Sir Henry was married to Mary Dudley, sister of Robert Dudley, favorite of Elizabeth I, who visited the house during her reign.