THIS month, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday and Great Britain is once again in the limelight as we show off our royal traditions with the usual pomp and splendour the world has come to know and love us for.
This is the perfect time to take a short break in the UK and visit some of the glorious royal palaces right here on our doorsteps and enjoy the wonderful and fascinating history of our monarchs and our country.
We’ve put together some of the Great British landmarks you might want to explore this spring.
Our top UK royal attractions
The official London residence of The Queen and one of few working palaces in the world. In summer, the palace opens its doors to the public and visitors can explore the lavish State Rooms that contain some of the finest pieces from The Royal Collection.
The official London residence of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, this central London palace is something of an urban oasis set in lush gardens.
Set in the beautiful town of Windsor, which is steeped in royal traditions.
The Queen’s weekend residence is the oldest, occupied castle in the world. The castle is home to magnificent state apartments furnished with treasures from The Royal Collection.
The coronation church of the British Monarchy and the setting for the spectacular wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton in 2011.
Balmoral Castle & Estate
The Queen’s beloved Scottish retreat set against the magnificent backdrop of Royal Deeside. Balmoral Estate offers a great audio tour that guides visitors around the grounds and gardens.
The much loved Norfolk retreat of The Queen’s and where generations of her family have spent Christmas. Set in stunning gardens, there’s also a visitor centre and museum open to the public.
Palace of Holyrood House
The Queen’s official Scottish residence at the foot of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. This fine palace is steeped in history and was once home of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots.
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