April 9, 2011
So after years of telling my brother that I would visit him one day in sunny England, it has finally happened. Mainly thanks to the old folks inviting me along. As part of my agreement to travelling along the coast of Norway was the deal that I got to spend a decent time at the Tower of London cause for me, it holds a special place due to it is the resting place of many of the Tudor personalities I’m interested in. Now considering this is my first time ever in England I have no idea what I can and cannot do at the Tower. Or what I can and cannot see. So any input would be great as I don’t want to go with either hopes high on seeing something that I won’t ever see and I don’t want to do the wrong thing unknowingly.
So here is a list of things that I would like to see at the Tower and please let me know if I can take a photo while at that particular location.
1. The so called site of where the executions took place.
2. Pretty sure the folks have agreed to a Warden’s Tour so that gets me into St Peter Vincula or whatever it’s called (please excuse me I am tired). I pretty much told them this place is the big reason I want to visit. Will I see where Anne, George, Jane, Catherine, Jane and Guilford are resting. This is the place I vaguely remember I can’t take photos at
3. Will I be able to visit the cells where Jane and Guildford were held? Can I take photos if I can visit? Is it easy to find the Jane carving in Guidlford’s cell?
4. Can I go to where The Princes in the Tower were supposedly kept?
5. What other key Tudor places can I access at the Tower.
We are also going to be going to Westminster Abbey. Is it difficult to access or find all the Tudor kings and queens that are resting here? Can photos be taken?
Any advice on what to look out for at Hampton Palace? And I’m pretty sure mum wants to take me to wear Henry VIII is resting. Are photos allowed to be taken here.
Any key places in Wales we should visit that are Tudor related. I know we are staying a castle where apparently the Prince of Wales use to hang out a lot. I’m quite excited about staying in a castle for a couple of nights. We are mainly going to Wales to locate my dad’s grandparents.
I will admit I am a little nervous that I won’t get to see all the Tudor stuff I would like to see since we will be in England the week around Christmas. I feel lots of things might be off limits.
Thank you in advance for your input, advice and insight. Can’t believe I only have 3 weeks to go.
November 18, 2010
If you could post your travel dates please..And how you are getting around
Here’s Hampton Court’s website including the outdoor skating rink http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonC…..aceicerink
The Tower’s website http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/
Sadly.it’s been nearly 40 yrs since I wa at the Tower, nd 25 for both Winsdor and Hampton so I can’t be much help..
It's always bunnies.
April 9, 2011
LOL You would think I would know the exact dates, but when it is your parents doing all the organising you tend to just go with the flow. I know I leave England on the 29th December (I think, god I’m hopeless). My gut says we must get into England around the 22nd so Wales must be the 3 days before. Oh I do know we are going to Stonehenge on the Winter Solstice. I think that’s the only concrete plan in place for England. The rest is open to negoriation. Meaning I will stamp my feet and say I ain’t going anywhere until I’ve seen the Tower Of London. In terms of travel I know in Wales its by hire car. And I think England is foot and public transport. Thank you for the links Anyanka, my mum hasn’t told me about the skating rink at Hampton Palace. Guess Elizabeth of York didn’t use it. My mum is a bit besotted with her since reading Alison Weir’s book about her.
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