St Mawes Castle, Cornwall - St Mawes Castle and its twin across the other side of the River Fal, Pendennis Castle, were two of a series of coastal forts and castles built by King Henry VIII as protection against potential invaders such as the Spanish. The castle dates from the early 16th century.
The Ankerwycke yew There may be yew trees in Britain that are older but the 31-ft wide yew (Taxus baccata) found in the ruined priory of Ankerwycke in Berkshire has witnessed at least 2,000 years of history and myth-making. It is said to have been the spot where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 and is rumoured to be where Henry VIII conducted his first liaisons with Anne Boleyn. Many yews are found close to abbeys or in church yards.