Windsor Castle, Berkshire
Open: Daily 09:45-17:15
Established by William the Conqueror well over 900 years ago, Windsor has been home to English sovereigns ever since and has played a essential role in British heritage. Famous attractions range from the Chapel of St George, second only to Westminster Abbey as a royal mausoleum, the State Apartments, Queen Mary’s famous doll’s house and the Albert Memorial Chapel. The Queen uses the castle both as a private weekend home and as a royal residence where she hosts visiting heads of state. During the summer, polo matches are played in surrounding Windsor Great Park.
Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent
Open: Daily 10:30-18:30
The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I, Hever Castle is now a visitor attraction with exhibits, a Tudor manor house and impressive Italian gardens. The castle runs a series of summer weekends and open days, including jousting tournaments, complete with a royal box, and Tudor falconry displays.
Open: Daily 09:30-17:45
Arguably the most flamboyant of all the royal palaces, George IV’s former seaside retreat boasts Disney-like minarets and exquisite Chinese influenced interiors, mirroring his extravagant tastes. Highlights include the music room, the banqueting room and a tearoom overlooking gardens that have been restored to their original layout.
Open: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00-17:00
Part of the exclusive ‘Treasure Houses of England’ group, Hatfield House is a 400-year-old Jacobean mansion owned by Lord and Lady Salisbury. The State Rooms, used by the monarch of the day to entertain the Royal Court on its visits from London, are splendidly decorated with fine art, furniture and tapestries. From the King James drawing room, which hosts a life-size statue of James I built into the chimney place, to a collection of armour made in Henry Vlll’s workshops, the house is full of royal treasures. In the restored kitchen, visitors can see how the staff prepared a banquet for Queen Victoria’s visit in 1846. Cultural Royal Travels and Tour is just 2 hours days out from the City of London
Buckingham Palace, London
Open: Daily 09:15-19:45
Buckingham Palace is located in the City of Westminster London UK, the palace is usually in the middle involved with state celebrations and noble hospitality. It was crowned London household of the British royal family on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. It has been an emphasis for the British people in some cases of countrywide rejoicing.
Formerly identified as Buckingham House, the dwelling at the core involving present day palace had been a substantial townhouse intended for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on the location that was privately manage for at least 150 decades. Nowadays its just know as Buckingham Palace, which is the official London residence along with administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.
It was actually acquired by King George III in 1761 as a personal dwelling for Queen Charlotte and have become recognized as “The Queen’s House”. It had been enflamed principally by architects John Nash and Edward Blore in the course of the 19th century. Whom designed 3 wings around a main courtyard.
The Queen’s Gallery was indeed produced in the exact location and also launched to the public in 1962 of showing art works through the Monarch Collection.