Right Royal Residences; TRAVEL England's Castles and Palaces Are Sought out by Visitors from All over the World. Here Are Five of the Best Open to the Public
1 BUCKINGHAM PALACE NESTLED between the tranquil expanses of Green Park and St James's Park, Buckingham Palace is an iconic royal centrepiece.
It's the headquarters of the royal family during the week, and you'll frequently see horse-drawn carriages entering and leaving the premises.
Star attractions are the ceremony of Changing the Guard and the State Rooms, together with the Queen's Gallery, where part of the Royal Collection is kept.
Make sure you plan your visit carefully - the Queen's Gallery is open all year, but the State Rooms are only open from August to September.
| www.royal.gov.uk 2 WINDSOR CASTLE FOR nearly 1,000 years, Windsor Castle's mighty edifice has wowed visitors.
An inspirational sight, the towers and walls of this - the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world - surround a royal residence of spectacular proportions.
Visitors particularly love the State Apartments, replete with treasures from the Royal Collection, and the delightful Queen Mary's Dolls House, a miniature palace which even has running water.
| www.windsor.gov.uk 3 HIGHGROVE A CLASSIC English country house, Highgrove is home to Prince Charles, and is especially famous for its elegant gardens, which were designed by the Prince himself.
It's also well-known for the Highgrove shop, which produces top-quality merchandise of all varieties. …