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Kentwell HallKentwell Hall
Long Melford, Suffolk, England

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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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

In the heart of England set in 35 acres of landscaped grounds and yet only 2 miles away from Junction 1314 of the M40 Ashorne Hill is based around a Grade II listed building. With 17 main training rooms and 23 syndicate rooms Ashorne Hill offers a choice of well … more >>

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"a little town that the arm of the Sea comes up to, its one of the biggest town in the Island; in a mile off it is Casbrooke Castle into which King Charles the first retired when he was worsted by the Parliaments forces; there are some good roomes that still remaine but the most part are destroyed and only ruined walls to be seen ..."


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Rockingham Castle - Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, England
This historic castle and stately home stands in a glorious position overlooking the Welland Valley, giving views over 5 counties. Rockingham was built by William the Conqueror, who must have realized the strategic importance of the location, for he raised a motte here, set between two baileys. ... more

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