Rating: 8,9/10 (4509 votes)Wallaton Hall is one of the few remaining Renaissance palaces in Britain. It was built near Nottingham in the 1580s. for the family of industrialist Francis Willoughby by architect Robert Smithson, who had previously designed Longleat Manor House. The architecture of the palace contains Italian motifs, which indicates that architects from the south of Europe participated in the construction. The original decoration was lost in a major fire at the end of the 18th century. However, a magnificent 17th century organ has survived to this day. In 1925, a direct descendant of the palace's customer, Baron Willoughby, sold Wallaton Hall to the city government. Today, large-scale restoration work is being carried out in the palace, it is closed, but there is a polytechnic museum on its territory.
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Topic: Wallaton Hall in the UK, Nottingham Resort.