Palaces & Buildings

Windsor Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse to undergo £37m revamp

The tourist areas at both Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse are to undergo a £37m revamp, the Royal Collection has announced. The revamp will include a new cafe to be built in the medieval undercroft at Windsor Castle and the outside space at the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be redeveloped. It will also include two purpose-built learning centres and is aimed at improving the visitor…
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Britain's Top Palaces Part 2

Read part 1 of Britain’s Top Palaces here. Let’s continue! Buckingham Palace, Westminster Buckingham Palace may have a bit of a shorter history than other palaces but it doesn’t make it any less impressive. It began life in 1703 as Buckingham House, built…
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Britain’s Top 10 Palaces: Part 1

Britain’s palaces have been the scenes of royal births, marriages but also scheming and murder. Here is the first part of the top 10 palaces in Britain. Eltham Palace Eltham Palace was given to Edward II in 1305 by Anthony Bek, the Bishop of Durham and it was used as a royal residence until the 16th century. Supposedly the event which inspired Edward III’s foundation of the Order of…
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Shakespeare exhibition to mark the 400th anniversary of his death held at Windsor Castle

With the 400th anniversary of playwrighter William Shakespeare’s death, Queen Elizabeth is marking the occasion with a display at Windsor Castle. The event that starts Saturday will display treasures demonstrating the link between her family and Shakespeare, such as a copy of his second folio, annotated by both Charles I and George III. Other family heirlooms include Queen Mary’s copy…
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Take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace

Members of the public can now take a tour of Buckingham Palace from the comfort of their own living room after a new online virtual reality experience was launched this week. The new initiative allows people to take a look at some of the most famous rooms in the palace…
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Windsor Castle moves to the modern age with new bedding against wishes of staff

Windsor Castle’s beds are getting a modern update with the transformation of traditional eiderdown bedding to duvets. However, the staff at the castle feel that tradition should be kept in place. One member of staff has even gone as far as relating the new duvets to a hotel saying: “They’ll be putting chocolates on the pillows next.” Eiderdowns are flat traditional quilts that…
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