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Castles, Palaces & Stately Homes

Buckingham Palace is the Queens London residence and is used to receive and entertain guests on state, ceremonial and official occasions.
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Hampton Court was King Henry VIII’s favourite palace and has probably the most famous maze in the world.
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Chatsworth is one of Britain’s most famous historic houses and its 1000 acre garden was designed by Capability Brown.
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The Tower of London is one of the most famous prisons in British history and houses the British Monarchy’s Crown Jewels.
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Windsor castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and is one of the official residences of the Queen.
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Mediaevel England is bought back to life at Warwick Castle with displays and shows both inside and out.
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Edinburgh Castle is a formidable fort that was built by David I on an extinct volcano is Scotland's capital
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Leeds Castle is listed in the Domesday Book and has been a royal residence for six of England's medieval queens and a palace of Henry VIII.
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Blenheim Palace is a large country house in Oxfordshire, home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Winston Churchill.
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Kensington Palace has been home to the royal family for over 300 years and was where Diana Princess of Wales resided.
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Dover Castle is the oldest fort in England and has been strategic in the countrys defence, including both world wars.
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Harewood House is home to the Earl of Harewood and is a fine example of an English stately home
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Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century palace housing numerous treasures both in the house and in the grounds.
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Osborne House is situated on the Isle of Wight and was Queen Victoria’s palace by the sea.
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Althorp is home to the Spencer family and the Princess of Wales' family offer visitors an extensive exhibition dedicated to her life and work.
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