A mere hop, skip and jump away from the city centre, Manor Lodge is one of Sheffield’s most incongruous buildings: a Tudor ruin, sitting next to a 20th-century residential estate. Built around 1516, the hunting lodge was once at the heart of a huge deer park and is best known as the place that imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots in picturesque captivity in the 1570s and 80s.
A lot has changed since Tudor times and these days, the 14-hectare site is home to a fun-packed and developing landscape that tells various stories of Sheffield. But don't miss the opportunity to take a step back to its early days with the Tudor Fete this summer.
There'll be chance to meet historical characters like Mary Queen of Scots, have a go at archery, blacksmithing and morris dancing, and more.
Visit Manor Lodge throughout the summer for family crafts activities – see what's on.
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