In support of the Art Fund’s appeal to save the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, the Landmark Trust is offering late availability at two of its most popular Elizabethan buildings.
Freston Tower is a six-storey Tudor folly looking out over the River Orwell and the Suffolk countryside, thought to have been built for Elizabeth's visit to Ipswich in 1579. Escape from the city and enjoy views out of the sentinel’s 26 windows. The building sleeps four and costs from £27 per person per night.
Equally eye-catching is Tixall Gatehouse in Staffordshire, one of the best examples there is of Elizabethan architecture. The great house it once served - where Elizabeth's cousin, Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned - was demolished long ago but its gatehouse today welcomes groups of four or six from £19 per person per night.
Why not make a weekend of it and discover some brilliant museums, galleries and historic houses nearby?
To book or for more information please visit the Landmark Trust website.
How to redeem
Art Fund is partnering with the Landmark Trust on its eclectic mix of historic buildings across Britain. The charity rescues buildings at risk, restores them and lets them out for breaks costing as little as £16 per person per night. Now the charity has nearly 200 unusual buildings across England, Scotland and Wales – from castles and cottages to follies and mills.