The present or former official residences of monarchs or bishops within the present borders of the United Kingdom.
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Historic Royal Palaces
Official guide to the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House and Kew Palace. Images, histories and information for visitors.
Channel4: Big Royal Dig
Time Team excavated in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Holyroodhouse in 2006. Includes history and tours of the three buildings.
Eltham Palace and Gardens
English Heritage describes this combination of medieval royal palace and Art Deco home. Includes virtual tours, history, games, downloadable activity sheets, news and visitor information.
Britannia presents an illustrated history drawn from John Timbs 'Abbeys, Castles and Ancient Halls of England and Wales' of the palace destroyed c.1660, and the Queen's House designed by Inigo Jones.
Leeds Castle, Kent
A Norman castle on two islands in a lake was converted to a palace by Henry VIII. Now restored, it houses a magnificent collection of furnishings, tapestries and paintings.
Linlithgow Palace, Scotland
About Scotland provides a plan and illustrated history of this ruined but still impressive former residence of Scottish kings and queens, now in the care of Historic Scotland.
Palace of Westminster
The official site explains the history of the, including its only medieval survival, Westminster Hall, built by William Rufus 1097-99.
The Royal Pavilion
This opulent seaside home was remodelled in Indian style by John Nash 1815-1823 for George, Prince Regent and later George IV. Includes history, photographs, and historic images.
The Royal Residences
Queen Elizabeth provides illustrated histories of Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral, Holyroodhouse, St James Palace, Kensington Palace, Sandringham and Frogmore, with visitor information.
The impressive brick gatehouse which is all that remains of the palace of the Bishop of Winchester in Esher, Surrey. Its owner, Penny Rainbow, has written a history of the building.
Wikipedia: Holyrood Palace
An illustrated history and description of the principal residence of the kings and queens of Scotland since the 15th century from the online collaborative encyclopedia.
Wikipedia: Palace of Whitehall
An illustrated history of the main London residence of English monarchs from 1530 until 1698, from the online collaborative encyclopedia.
The story of this great castle from fortification to palace, taken from P.H. Ditchfield's "Bygone Berkshire" (1896). Part of David Nash Ford's Berkshire History.
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