Kentwell is a moated Tudor manor, built by the Clopton family in the early 16th century. The exterior is largely built of red-brick. The beautifully preserved interiors feature a working Tudor kitchen and a Great Hall with a minstrels gallery at one end. In the landscaped grounds that surround the house are a Tudor Rose pavement maze, clipped topiary, and a Camera Obscura. Kentwell is a very short distance from another stately home, Melford Hall.
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Osborne House- East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Italianate house designed 1845-1850 by Prince Albert as a retreat for himself and Queen Victoria. A grieving Victoria had the house preserved exactly as it was when Albert died in 1861. Watch for crowds; this is one of the most heavily visited houses in Britain. ... more