His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

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A young girl looks in amazement from the stone Battlements at the Tower of London
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Walk the defensive inner battlements and huge towers that have guarded the Tower of London for centuries.

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Tower of London

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Two medieval knights, in civilian clothes, talk in the Medieval Palace
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Step inside the luxurious lodgings of two kings, meticulously re-created in the Medieval Palace at the Tower of London.

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Tower of London

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Sculpture of a polar bear
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Discover why exotic animals were kept at the Tower of London and see how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.

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Tower of London

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View of the White Tower exterior
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Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.

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Tower of London

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The Imprisonment at the Tower exhibition in the Beauchamp Tower at the Tower of London, showing three arches in the wall, a fireplace on the left hand side and a display case in the centre of the room
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Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.

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Tower of London

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Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis, on the Bloody Tower
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Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.

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Tower of London

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