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Royal Residences: A brief history of Osborne House

Royal Central has taken a look at the history behind one of Queen Victoria’s favourite homes, Osborne House. Where is it located? The former royal residence where Queen Victoria died is located in East Cowes, Isle of Wight and was built in an Italian Renaissance style by Thomas Cubitt. Prince Albert heavily contributed to the home’s design and enjoyed looking out across the…
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Royal Residences: A brief history of The Castle of Mey

The story of its purchase featured in The Crown, so learn more about The Queen Mother’s special home here. Where is it located? The Castle of Mey is situated in Caithness on the northern coast of Scotland. It is a four-and-a-half-hour journey from another of the Royal Family’s Scottish residences, Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire.  When was it built and when was it used as a…
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Royal Residences: A brief history of Gatcombe Park

Where is it located? Gatcombe Park is located in between the villages of Minchinhampton and Avening in Gloucestershire, South West England. Highgrove House, another royal residence, is located six miles away near Tetbury. When was it built and when was it used as a royal residence? The Grade II listed building was built in the late 18thcentury following the designs by George Basevi.
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Royal Residences: A brief history of York Cottage

Where is it located? York Cottage is a house situated within the grounds of the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk in the East of England. It is sometimes referred to as the Bachelor’s Cottage and was built as an overflow residence for the main Sandringham House. When was it built and when was it used as a royal residence? The year the cottage was built is not recorded, however in 1893, it…
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