Royal Britain: 7 unmissable royal sites around the UK

On the year that the UK celebrates both a Royal Wedding and the birth of the royal baby, we have created our list of 7 unmissable royal sites to help guide visitors around palaces, castles and other top Royal locations.

You can also take a look at our England’s Royal Residences Itinerary for an example of the perfect royal trip for your clients.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, WindsorOn the 19th of May 2018 Prince Harry, second son of the Prince of Wales and Princess Diana, is set to wed American Actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle.

The wedding is set to take place in stunning St George’s Chapel, which is located within the grounds of Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and one of Queen Elizabeth’s royal residences.

Visitors can take in the wonderful sites of this historic castle with ease, as it is located only one hour by train from London.

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Kensington Palace

The green lawns and main building of royal Kensington Palace on an overcast dayKensington palace is currently home to a number of royal family members, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the new royal baby, Prince Louis Arthur Charles!

It is also home to the soon-to-be married couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and was the historic birthplace of Queen Victoria, making it the perfect starting point to hear about the British Monarchy both past and present.

Buy the Three Palace Royal Pass and save over 10% when you visit Kensington Palace and other royal properties in London.

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Buckingham Palace

Perhaps the most famous palace in the world and home to the current Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace is a must-see for any visitor to London, especially when the State Apartments are open for just 8 weeks during the summer months.

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The Tower of London

The Tower of London - a lesser known as royal palace - at winterThe Tower of London is one of only four UNESCO World Heritage sites in London and is home to a prison, a zoo and the world-famous Crown Jewels.

Visitors can soak up the history of London while enjoying one of the fantastic Beefeater Tours, or take to the water on the City Cruises London Sightseeing Boat.

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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle -With more castles per head than anywhere else in the world, Wales is the perfect place to discover Britain’s rich history.

Cardiff Castle is a striking example of medieval architecture, and has the new accolade of being a stop on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first official visit to Wales.

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Brighton Royal Pavilion

Brighton Pavilion, BrightonVisitors can take in the British seaside while being amazed by the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, an Indian-inspired royal palace in the heart of Brighton that was built as a seaside retreat for King George IV.

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Edinburgh Castle

edinburgh-castlePanoramic views, tales of terror and a wealth of royal secrets await visitors at Edinburgh Castle. For centuries the Lia Fai, or Stone of Destiny, was used to crown Kings of Scotland, and this traditional coronation item can still be viewed at Edinburgh Castle today.

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