Once owned by Richard III and associated with Katherine Parr, the chapel and castle date from the early 15th century. The half-ruined castle is not accessible to the public, but visitors are welcome at the chapel.
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Located just 11 miles South of Newcastle, 8 miles North of Durham, and 12 miles West of Sunderland. The Hotel boasts 74 luxurious en-suite bedchambers, with FREE WiFi throughout hotel. Standing proud for more than 600 years, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by … more >>
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Ellys Manor House- Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
A late medieval manor house built by a successful wool merchant. The highlight of Ellys Manor is the series of early Tudor wall paintings, which are reckoned to be among the finest and most complete in England. Sir Niklaus Pevsner, who might be said to know a thing or two about English historic architecture, said of Ellys Manor House, 'The building and paintings are of outstanding historical interest', and called the manor a 'must see'. ... more