Changing the Guard / Royal Palaces & Castles

The Royal residences, of England are sought out by visitors from all over the world.

Here are some of the Palaces and Castles, open to visitors, many of which have had a place in English history for generations.


Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, is one of the few working royal palaces, remaining in the world today.

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are opened to the public for eight weeks each year.

Guards marching from Buckingham Palace

Windsor Castle

One of the Queen's three official residences, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world.

Windsor Castle, which has for nearly a 1,000 years loomed over Windsor and the surrounding countryside, is open to the public.

Windsor Castle from Great Park

The Tower of London

Dark secrets, priceless jewels glinting in fortified vaults and ravens strutting the grounds are all waiting when you take a journey back in time at the Tower of London.

The Tower of London has dozens of amazing sights and activities at waiting to enthrall you.

The Tower of London viewed from the River Thames

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, the official residence of several Dukes, Duchesses and Princes, has been a royal residence since the 17th century.

Today, Kensington Palace is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kensington Palace the London residence of Prince William and Kate

Hampton Court Palace

Visitors to Hampton Court Palace can enter a living Tudor world where King Henry continues to hold court daily.

Tapestries, paintings and splendid furnishing are waiting, along with period dressed guides who bring history to life at Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace beside the River Thames