7 of England’s best medieval buildings
From Gothic cathedrals to defensive fortresses, England boasts a multitude of remarkable medieval buildings. Here we round up seven of our favourites...
From humble beginnings as a small wooden church, York Minster underwent several transformations during the medieval period before evolving into the spectacular Gothic cathedral that stands today.
The White Tower
Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament
As the oldest building on the parliamentary estate, Westminster Hall has been central to the government of England since the 11th century. Built in 1097 by the Norman king William II (the son of William the Conqueror and known as Rufus), the Hall was a symbol of Norman majesty intended to impress the king’s new subjects.