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What's on at the palaces

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition
Things to see

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

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Tower of London

Allow one hour

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A diamond and emerald tiara mounted on a frame on a plain background
Things to see

See Queen Victoria's beautiful tiara and jewellery on display at Kensington Palace.

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Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A guide shows a group of visitors the Throne Room in the State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Two red and gold thrones sit at one end of the room and the walls are lined with green silk damask and the walls are lined with historical artwork.
Things to see

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family inside Hillsborough Castle.

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Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Things to see

Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Her Majesty The Queen received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.

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Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A middle-aged couple walk through the State Entrance Hall whilst other visitors explore behind them. The room features a stone-tiled floor with painted-effect stone walls. Large oil paintings and portraits in gold frames hang on the surrounding walls.
Things to see

Start your tour in the magnificent state entrance, where royals, politicians and peacemakers all enter the castle.

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Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

State Dining Room at Hillsborough Castle
Things to see

Explore this stylish setting for Georgian entertainment, where Her Majesty The Queen still hosts dinners.

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Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

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Cumberland Art Gallery highlights

Find out more about the gallery and the display of works from the Royal Collection at Hampton Court Palace.