Historic Royal Palaces
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Britain's smallest royal palace and George III's private retreat
An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family
Four hundred years of history and the site of a royal execution
A fabulously extravagant early 17th century court entertainment
Tried and sentenced to death for high treason
In the Tudor period, a monarch’s home was centre of the nation
Find out what remains of Whitehall – known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.
Hampton Court Palace
Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.
Included in castle tours (members go free)
Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.
Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.
Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House, which was used by James I for decadent royal parties.
Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces.