Visit Sheffield’s very own Wolf Hall

Sheffield Manor Lodge ruins with Turret House in the background
Sheffield Manor Lodge ruins with Turret House in the background
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Bosses at Sheffield’s Manor Lodge are hoping to take advantage of the recent success of hit Tudor drama Wolf Hall.

The visitor site is highlighting its links to Cardinal Wolsey, one of the key characters in the BBC series, who stayed at Sheffield Manor Lodge for over two weeks after being accused of treason.

He died three days after leaving and local legend suggests he became ill from being lodged too near a toilet - which visitors can still look around today.

In later Tudor times, the Lodge, off Manor Lane, Manor, became the prison for the infamous Mary Queen of Scots.

Visitors are able to take a guided tour of the Turret House and climb the very staircase she would have climbed.

They can also see a ceiling which historians believe she probably designed with Bess of Hardwick.

Living history officer Andy Messer said visitors to Manor Lodge can see history come to life.

He said: “Not everyone realises that Sheffield has an important Tudor history and there are still a few fantastic remnants visible today.

“At Sheffield Manor Lodge you can see it come to life by meeting costumed characters and exploring the ruins as well as discovering the story of what happened to the manor house after its aristocratic owners left.”

The Tudor ruins and grounds at Manor Lodge are open to the public every Saturday between 10am and 5pm.

Entrance to The Discovery Centre and grounds are free. Guided tours are £3 for adults.

nSee www.sheffieldmanorlodge.org or call 0114 276 2828.